Saturday, June 4, 2016

SDCC Pro Badges & Minecraft Birthday Party

I got my professional San Diego Comic Con badges today. I was fortunate enough to get one for me, my brother and friend Caryn. I'm really looking forward to SDCC this year as I'll be introducing a new cosplay this year.. though I still have to start working on it.

Today I headed out to visit family and attended my nephew Kenobi's seventh birthday party. Lora, his mom went all out (as she usually does) to give him the best Minecraft themed birthday. They decorated the house and even made a Nether portal that you had to go through to get to the party. She made pix axes, swords, and Steve & Creeper heads from scratch for the kids. And the food and snacks were all themed as well. She even made an Enderman birthday cake. One of my favorites were the dirt/grass blocks made out of rice crispy treats... they were really tasty. 

Whenever my brother and sister-in-law have a party they go all out. They had an extremely large water slide that I did go down a few times.. there is video proof on Facebook :) Overall it was a fun day.. Kenobi had a blast and that's all that really matters in the end. Happy 7th Birthday Kenobi.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Good Man

I like when they take people stories and animated them, I've seen a few in the past but I really like this one. This is from StoryCorps.. here's a quick synopsis: When he was a teenager, Bryan Wilmoth’s father kicked him out of his family home after discovering Bryan was gay. Homeless and separated from his seven younger brothers and sisters, Bryan learned to survive on his own and went on to become the loving force that reunited his adult siblings as a family. This short if called “A Good Man.”

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Before and After

So the picture on the left popped up on Facebook memories, on my buddy Will's timeline and I almost fell over. It's a picture of me from June 1st 2012, this wasn't a great time for me personally as I had broken up about a year earlier from a long term relationship and I had been jobless for about a year so things weren't going so well for me. And believe it or not I still wasn't at my heaviest here. Though I hate this picture it's a good reminder I where I was compared to where I am today. I took the picture on the right this morning. Besides the thinning of the face what really interested me where my eyes, they are so much bigger and brighter now. Again at the time in 2012 I didn't realize how bad my weight had gotten.. it's not until you compare pictures side to side where you can really see the difference. I know that I'll never go back to that again, I may go up and down a few pounds but I will never let me weight or my health get that bad again. I want to thank all of you who have continue to support me in my endeavor to better myself and my health.

New MASH Podcast & My Nephew's Birthday

Geekyfanboy Productions released a new episode of the MASH 4077 Podcast. This is episode 130, covering Season 6 Episode 8, "In Love and War"

The Lins were like Korean aristocracy before the war; now, the remains of their estate is filled with their homeless friends and villagers. Daughter, Kyung Soon takes care of her mother, Madame Lin and the others; she hauls Hawkeye to tend to her mother, at Col. Potter's order, in a nicely kept automobile. Hawkeye gets the wrong impression until he sees the estate... and Kyung Soon in action. The 4077 gets a new nurse, Lt. Bobbie Gleason, fresh from Tokyo. She has the misfortune to mention a Lt. Colonel Donald something who flirted with her at her going-away party; Margaret is frantic it is her Donald and continues to plague the new nurse. As Col. Potter, BJ and Hawkeye drink, Potter tells Hawkeye love and war do not mix. But, Hawkeye has found a woman both novel and interesting. He refuses to take the wise 3 war, multi-tour veteran's advice. It is not within Hawkeye's nature to rebuff novelty.

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Born a month and a half early, my nephew Kenobi turns seven today, gonna be seeing him this weekend for his birthday party. Can't believe how big he is getting.. soon he'll be old enough to come hang out with his uncle Kenny for a weekend. I'm really looking forward to those visits. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Harry Potter Dinner

After a particularly rough day at work it's great to be able to call up my friend Lauren and grab some dinner at The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade (Universal Studio's Hollywood, Wizarding World of Harry Potter). Walking into that world just releases all the stress from the days activities. Sitting down in the middle of The Three Broomsticks with some good food and awesome Harry Potter music just immerse you into this amazing world and is extremely soothing. It also helps that I'm with my good friend Lauren who is also a big fan of Harry Potter and enjoy escaping into this world as much as I do.

After dinner we walk around Hogsmeade for a bit and then ride The Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff before calling it an night and heading home. I'm so happy that I leave close enough to Universal Hollywood to enjoy this world whenever I like.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Animated Adventures of Buffy & More Sportsball

I came across this very cool video of The Animated Adventures of Buffy opening sequence. It's done by artist Stephen Byrne, who also did The Animated Adventures of Doctor Who and looks to be doing a Firefly one as well. All I know is this is pretty fantastic and something I would watch in a heart beat.

Today some Nerdstrong folks got together for another Sportsball day. We had one last weekend and had so much fun so we decided to have another one. It's great to get outside and run around in the sunshine. It was a much smaller group but still loads of fun and a good workout.