Saturday, June 11, 2016

Planet Stamps

After a NerdStrong workout a group of us went out to breakfast as we usually do after a weekend workout. Today we decided to go to Harvest Moon which just so happens to be next store to a post office and when I was leaving breakfast I remembered that I saw some new stamps that I really wanted to get. They were the "Planet" stamps, they just came out and I'm a sucker for anything about space. I don't plan to ever use them, I got them more as a collector. So I picked up the set of the Planets (Mercury, Venus,  Earth, Mars,  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Of course Pluto has been downgraded but since we got some amazing picture of her recently she's hot stuff again so they did a special set just for her so I picked that one up as well. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jay Leno's Garage Premiere Party

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the "media" premiere party for Jay Leno's Garage season two. It was being held in the New York backlots of Universal Studios. It's always fun going to premeire parties and CNBC really went all out for this one.

It was alot of fun, some celebrities were there including Catlyn Jenner (who I got a picture with and man is she tall). Jay was there of course being his hilarious self, he did a Q&A with the press. He also brought along a very small portion of his car collection. There was tasty food and drinks all night. I didn't plan to stay long but wound up staying for about four hours. Everyone also got a Jay Leno's Garage denim long sleeve shirt. It was a pretty fun night.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

National Best Friend Day

Today is National Best Friend Day so I want to give a shout out to my best friends. Yes I have multiple best friends (it's allowed). I have a handful great friends who are as close to being best friends as you can but there are a few that go beyond that to be called my best friend. It's funny as I always though best friends are friends that you have known for your entire life and if you have a friend like that.. that's awesome. But my best friends are fairly recent, within the last ten years of my life. They became my best friends because after meeting them their was this instant connection. We didn't have to try and become friends, it was as though we were already friends just waiting to meet. That connection happens so rarely that when it happens it's something special.

I have five circles for friendship, first circle is "Acquaintances", people I know (mostly online) I may have never actually met them before face to face but we enjoying chatting online from time to time. Second circle are "Friends" this is probably my largest groups, because if I meet you and you are nice, sweet, funny, kind, witty, and/or caring then you go right into that circle. Third circle are "Good Friends" these are people who I look forward to hanging out with and when we do it's pretty fantastic, this circle is fairly small. My fourth circle which is even smaller then my good friends is "Great Friends", those are the people that I go out of my way to hangout with. Being with them brings me such joy and I couldn't imagine my life without them in it. And then there is my fifth circle, my best friends, those are the few that I would do anything for, we can sit in a room and not say a word for hours and be perfectly content just being in each others company.

Acquaintances can become Friends and Friends can become Good friends, just like Good Friends can become Great Friends and Great Friends can become Best Friends, but Best Friends will always be Best Friends, even if we don't talk for years that person will always hold a special place in my heart.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Voted & Goonies Anniversary

Today I did my civic duty and voted. I voted for Hilary as I felt she had a better chance and defeating Trump. I agree with alot of what Bernie is saying but honestly the biggest issue I have at stake for this election is civil liberties. As a gay man I can't allow a Republican to get into office because if one does lots of civil liberties that Obama has secured for the gay community will be taken away. Besides that Trump is a bigoted, misogynistic asshole who can't win. I agree with 95% of what Hillary stands for and the fact that she would be our first female president would be a plus. I really can't believe how many people are supporting Trump. Just goes to show you how much "hate" these really is in this world... it makes me sad.

On a happier note.. today marks the 31st Anniversary of one of my all time favorite movies from my teenhood, Goonies. I was 14 when this movie came out and I instantly identified with the main character of Mikey. I must have seen this movie about six or seven times in the theater (and that's quite a bit since I wasn't able to drive yet). This is one of those movies that is still enjoyable to watch today even though I've seen it over 100 times by now. It's one that all young people should watch when growing up.

At age 45 I still consider myself a Goonie.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Recording My MASH Podcast

Today I spent a few hours recording six more of my MASH 4077 podcast. This podcast has been my most consistent podcast. I've released episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month since it started in February of 2011. We are just a little over halfway through the series (season six), which means we have another five or so years left of recordings and then whatever else we decide to do afterwards, ie movie, books, etc... Started off with two co-hosts but one left us about a year a go so it's just Meds and I now but we have a great time recording and we have been doing it so long that we have everything down to a science.

You can Download the podcast from itunes , listen on Stitcher Radio or listen and get direct download from our main website