Archive for February, 2020

I Don’t Watch Hockey, but I Love This Story

I Don't Watch Hockey, but I Love This Story

A few days ago, something amazing happened in the National Hockey League. This is coming from someone who doesn’t follow hockey at all, even when the St. Louis Blues took home the championship trophy last year. The Carolina Hurricanes were winning against the Toronto Maple Leafs last week when one of their two goalies was […]


Two Mini Movie Reviews: A Knight’s Tale and Mr. Right

Two Mini Movie Reviews: A Knight's Tale and Mr. Right

We watched a few movies this weekend, one new rom com on Netflix (Mr. Right) and one old medieval movie (A Knights Tale). Here are my thoughts: Mr. Right This is a dark romantic comedy about a dancing hitman and a charming woman (job unknown). It got a little too violent at times for my […]


Which of These Shows Should We Watch Next?

Megan and I have settled into a bit of a television pattern: At lunch (we both work from home), we watch a short comedy (the best of which seem to be in increasingly short supply–why are you ending, Fresh Off the Boat?!). At dinner, we watch a longer, usually more serious show. The Witcher, Dark, […]


Biddy Is Now a Teenager!

Biddy Is Now a Teenager!

Today is Biddy’s 13th birthday! Almost thirteen years, I adopted a little kitten from the Humane Society. Even though he’s all grown up now, in many ways he’s still a kitten–he’s cuddly, playful, always hungry, and extremely excited and pleased with himself after using the litter box. I tried to give Biddy special birthday treatment […]


What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

It may seem from these blog posts that all Megan and I do is watch Netflix shows, but I promise we do other things too! That said, when we finished Dark last week, we were curious about the Locke & Key, so we jumped right in. The premise is that a family movies into a […]


Have You Watched the Show “Dark”?

Have You Watched the Show "Dark"?

Our “heavy” show for the last month has been a German show called Dark that made it’s debut on Netlix a year or so ago (there are now 2 seasons available). I saved it when I originally heard about it, but it seemed too, well, dark for my tastes, so I had forgotten about it. I’m glad […]


Birds of Prey vs. Shanghai Noon: A Tale of Two Decades

Birds of Prey vs. Shanghai Noon: A Tale of Two Decades

In an odd juxtaposition of two completely unrelated movies released 20 years apart, the other day I watched Shanghai Noon at home almost immediately after seeing Birds of Prey in the theater. Solely due to watching them back to back, I couldn’t help but wonder how good Birds of Prey could have been if it […]


What’s Your Favorite Anesthesia Video?

Even as I write this, it occurs to me that it’s a little odd for family members to record each other when they’re coming out of surgery. It’s such a vulnerable time! But I’m going to assume that consent to post the videos on social media is provided. That being said, I was delighted by […]


Which Fictional Magic System Would You Most Like to Be Real (If Any)?

Which Fictional Magic System Would You Most Like to Be Real (If Any)?

After recently completing the amazing conclusion to the 5-book Lightbringer series, I posed a question to Megan: If any fictional magic system suddenly became real, which would you choose? There are a variety of ways to look at this. Do you make your pick based on the type of magic you’d most like to try? […]


How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

One of my favorite television competitions, Survivor, is entering its 40th season this Wednesday. For the first time, every contestant will be a returning player, and not just any returning player: They’re all past winners. I’m beyond myself with excitement. The best of the best are competing to be crowned the #1 survivor of all […]


What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

As Megan and I sat down to watch the finale of The Good Place, I positioned a box of tissues where we could both reach it. Given the tone of this season, our attachment to the characters, and the wholesome nature of the show, I just had a feeling we might be needing them. I […]


3 Internet Pet Peeves I Learned Today

Yesterday I wrote an article in which I questioned the kid-friendliness of a specific portion of the halftime show. I wasn’t trying to be controversial–rather, it was a matter of me experiencing something I rarely think about (I don’t have kids), expressing an opinion, and asking for other perspectives. The article generated quite a bit […]


Do You Think the Super Bowl Halftime Show Was Kid Friendly?

Do You Think the Super Bowl Halftime Show Was Kid Friendly?

I don’t have kids of my own. I have nieces and nephews that I deeply care about, but when I’m not around them, it’s rare that I consider the kid-friendliness of pretty much anything. The Super Bowl halftime show was different. I was at a party last night with 7 adults and 6 kids. Other […]


Congratulations to the 49ers for Winning the Super Bowl! (unless they didn’t)

I’m writing this 30 minutes before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, because by the time the game is over, I’ll be tired and won’t want to write a blog entry. So I’m going to take a gamble and hope that my team, the 49ers, pull out a Super Bowl victory. And if they don’t win, […]