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Top 10 Games in My Collection (If I Had to Give Away the Others)

Top 10 Games in My Collection (If I Had to Give Away the Others)

Earlier this year, board game developer, designer, blogger, and enthusiast JR Honeycutt wrote a blog post about the 10 board games in his collection that he would keep if he had to give away the rest and could only play those games from now on. I love the idea of this list, as it presents a […]


It’s Time to Fly the Millennium Falcon

It's Time to Fly the Millennium Falcon

If you had the chance, would you fly the Millennium Falcon? That’s obviously the most rhetorical question ever. Of course you would. I’m trying to wrap my head around how I can explain what I’m about to explain. Hopefully this makes sense. This weekend, Disney announced that they’re opening two Star Wars themed parks, one […]


There Are Two Types of People in the World

There Are Two Types of People in the World

There are two types of people in the world: Those who think the world is out to get them every step of the way, and those who never have that thought cross their mind. Those who like surprises, and those who don’t. Those who laugh at every joke, and those who are selective with their […]


How Do You Keep Track of Ideas?

How Do You Keep Track of Ideas?

I am a constant list maker. I have a grocery list, a list short story ideas, novel ideas, screenplay ideas, board game ideas, and website ideas. I have do to lists, Halloween costume lists, if-I-ever-open-a-movie theater lists, movie lists, gift idea lists, and, perhaps most applicable here, blog entry idea lists. For a while now, […]


My Favorite Books of 2010

My Favorite Books of 2010

Just like movies in 2010, there are five books that received the coveted 5-Star Stegmaier rating. It’s actually been a really good year for books. There were two huge disappointments (Frederick Reiken’s Day for Night and Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay), but aside from those two, I loved pretty much all of the 14 books I read. […]


My Favorite Movies of 2010

My Favorite Movies of 2010

Last year was a pretty weak year for movies, so instead of writing a 2009 list, I had a Best of the Decade list. This year we’re back in business. Five movies received the coveted 5-Star Stegmaier rating, and several others (Inception and How to Train Your Dragon) came very close. Here’s are my five […]


My Favorite Songs of 2010

My Favorite Songs of 2010

Wow. This was either a good year for music, or I was just loose with the ole’ wallet. I bought 286 songs in 2010. I think a big part of it is due to the iTunes Genius widget–it’s eerily good at recommending new songs, and then once I find a new song I like, I […]


Top 10 Things to Do in St. Louis

Every once in a while, people visit St. Louis (it’s true!) People who have never been here before. Depending on who they are or how the weather is, we do different things. I can’t say that I’m a great tour guide…I kind of just go along with what the person wants to do while retaining […]


My Four Favorite Books of 2009

Last year I posted a list of all of the books I read that year, highlighting my favorite book of 2008, In the Middle of the Night. I finished 13 books in 2008, a count that I doubled in 2009 thanks to numerous road trips and an invigorated book club. Four books received the coveted […]


My Favorite Songs of 2009

Every year since the beginning of time (or, 2007 and 2008), I’ve compiled a list of my favorite songs that I bought on iTunes that year. I purchased 126 songs in 2009. These are my favorites. My top 4 are the first four, and the rest are in no particular order. The Heartless Bastards is […]


What's Coming Up

I’m not going to write a “real” post tonight due to time constraints, but I’m going to be posting over the next few days, so I wanted to let you know what’s coming up. It’s my tradition to do some lists for the end of the year, and this year is no different: 2009 Playlist […]