Mar 31, 2010

Logan and the Magical Poo

Day 151

Sure sounds like some sort of children's book about potty training right? It isn't, it was just one of those gross things your kids do. It is hard to explain it but I think anyone that is a parent or have taken care of children can understand. Just when you think you have seen it all, just when you think you have handled it all, your kid throws you a curve ball.

Let me set up the scene. Logan was about a year old and it was lunchtime. He was in a diaper, wearing long pants with socks and was sitting in his high chair eating lunch.

Suddenly, Kristy got a whiff of poo and thought maybe Logan had pooped his pants. She leaned in and checked his diaper and could not see or smell anything. But for some reason he still stunk.

Then she looked down on the floor and found what couldn't be poo but it looked and smelled like it. On closer inspection, sure enough, it was poo. And a magical one in that.

Somehow, Logan had pooped out of his diaper, through his long pants and on to the floor while sitting (I said sitting people!) in his high chair! And when we changed his diaper there was no sign of it. It was like it magically appeared from thin air!

It is a pretty neat trick and one that I am glad Logan has not repeated since.

Mar 30, 2010

Egging it Up

Day 150!

Last night was Family Home Evening. For those that do not know what this is, we are taught in our church to spend Monday nights with our family doing an activity, a lesson and to find out what the family is doing. Logan wanted Grandma Platis to attend so we called her up and she joined us.

We had a fantastic dinner (which I will have to blog about later) and had a nice lesson taught by Logan. Then for our activity we colored and dyed Easter eggs. We tried these new color tablets that promised vivid colors and I have to admit I was really surprised. They really were pretty colorful.

We have colored eggs with Logan before (and Grandma Platis as well) and we have always enjoyed this activity. One of my favorite pictures of Logan and I was when we were coloring eggs.

This picture is a couple years old but I love it for some reason.

Grandma and Logan hard at work. Grandma Platis initially said she would just watch but she ended up coloring eggs anyway.

Happy Logan with a nice blue egg.

Logan apparently didn't want me to eat his egg.

Logan thought the coloring looked like Kool-Aid. I had to stop him from drinking it.

Logan did this cool one too.

This was my last egg. It had a very nice forest green color to it. Yeah, I am pretty proud of it.

Mar 29, 2010

Desert Island: Movies

Day 149

Both Kristy and Jaimee have listed their Desert Movie collections and I decided to take the challenge. So if I was stuck on a desert island which 5 movies would I take with me? Remember, for those that want to take the challenge, these movies are the only ones you have and will have to watch them over and over and over again.

I don't want any short movies and I don't want any scary films since I am on a desert island. So no Lord of the Flies or anything like that. No zombie films either.

Obviously I would want the whole saga but that would be six movies and I would want some other stuff so I would choose the best Star Wars movie EVER. And personally, I think Princess Leia was at her hottest in this film. Especially the way her hair was done up in Cloud City.

I had no idea that this was related to the Evil Dead movies but after seeing the trailers I wanted to see it bad. I missed it in the theaters since no one I knew wanted to see this. So I rented it years later and wondered "What the crap am I watching?" to myself. Was this comedy? Horror? Action? It was Bruce Campbell. Oh how I wish I was Bruce Campbell. I even reenacted his Boomstick tirade for an acting class I took.

Like I have mentioned before, the first X-Men blew me away and I couldn't wait until this came out. This was probably the only sequel that topped my expectations. I don't think my eyes could get any bigger watching one of my favorite characters, Nightcrawler, teleporting all through the White House but that was just the start. This movie scratched everything this fanboy had an itch for. Sadly, the rest of the X-franchise since then has not been near this good. But this is my favorite comic book film EVER.

I love the costumes and the sets, so vibrant and colorful. Max von Sydow as Emperor Ming and Brian Blessed as Prince Vultan stole the show, everyone looked like they were having the time of their life making this movie. And who can forget the soundtrack by Queen? And if I am on a desert island at least I would have some Queen! FLASH! AHHHHHHH AHHHHHHH! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!

I already watch this movie over and over again so being on a desert island would not make a difference. More than likely, I see myself doing my own performance with the movie running in the background. I am on a desert island so I would have to keep myself busy.

So what would you take?

Mar 28, 2010

March Day(s) of Reckoning Part II

Day 148

I am going into my fourth month of my New Year's Resolutions and it feels like I have been doing them for YEARS. Time does fly but when it comes to these goals, time is dragging.

These last two weeks have been a ton better. I think having to blog about what I have done has helped me be more accountable and more aware. Part of me feels bad for those that follow my blog since I am sure this bores the snot out of you.

So let's get to it!


As many of you know already, I am starting a new writing challenge called Script Frenzy. I am looking forward to this new challenge and hope it helps hone my writing skills. It starts April 1st but I have been spending some time plotting and figuring out where I want to take this story.

I still have not yet completed my last insert into the Vessel. But that WILL be done this week. I guarantee it!


Last week, I felt horrible by not doing one single iota of reading. I certainly have changed that these last two weeks. I have read two books and I am on my way to completing my fourth ahead of schedule.

This book was an easy sell. Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite characters and I was feeling nostalgic so this book was right up my alley. DeFalco (the author) interviews about ten writers and artists about working on Spider-Man. This book is not a Marvel book so these creators really could let their feelings be known. Reading these types of books really inspire me to write. The part I enjoyed the most was reading about the Clone Saga. For those that don't know, this will go down in history as the WORST Spider-Man story ever (it lasted for years) but hearing the behind-the-scenes stuff was cool. The creators really thought that had something in that story but it quickly derailed when Sales and Marketing got involved.

I also started and completed this book by Warren Ellis. Ellis is one of my favorite comic book writers and this was his first novel. What I like about him is his cast of characters and how they are very unique. The plot was about a guy searching for the real US Constitution and who's hands it passed through. It was pretty violent and filled with stuff that I hope I never come across in real life. Definitely not for the weak of heart. I definitely like his comic books better and probably only because it is filtered down. Still, a fun and imaginative book.

The next book I am currently reading is the autobiography of Bret "The Hitman" Hart. He was a famous professional wrestler and this chronicles his life. He was a smart man, he kept audio diaries when he was wrestling just so he could write a book later in life. So far the book is excellent. Again, I like behind-the-scenes stuff and this is filled with it. A lot of funny stories; especially about the time his dad Stu would take perspective wrestlers down to the Dungeon and beat the tar out of them. In one case Stu was 65 years old and he made this one kid (who thought he was awesome) bawl like a baby because of the pain.

Exercise and Eating Right
I exercised most of the days, only missing one sessions. Unfortunately my weight was off a bit. We splurged last weekend and now I am suffering for it. No treats until Easter except for a few rare exceptions. But even then, I can only have treats in moderation. And since the weather has been nice, I have been running up to the Logan Temple and walking a few times around it. That gets the heart going since it is on a pretty big hill.

Every Tuesday during Lost I have been doing some drawing. More than likely next time I will be doing some storyboards for my script.

So not a bad two weeks.

By the way, I keep forgetting to thank Milton for the tip on cheap Creme Eggs. I got a bunch of those "gross" little things. Too bad I cannot eat them until Easter!

Mar 27, 2010

Movie Marathon

Day 147

This is probably the closest thing for me taking a day off from blogging.

Kristy and Logan are down south in Salt Lake. Kristy has a Young Woman's Conference and her mom invited all the grandkids to do something Saturday afternoon. So they left last night and are not supposed to be back until late tonight.

I don't sleep good at other places especially since my body is used to being awake in the middle of the night so I decided to stay home. I was going to do some plotting for my Script Frenzy entry but instead I have decided to do a mini movie marathon. I watched three last night and I just finished watching one today.

So far the best one has been Zombieland and the worst one has been GI Joe.

Now I am off to watch District 9 and we'll see you tomorrow.

Mar 26, 2010

List-Mania: Lost Treats

Day 146

Kristy and I pigged out on treats last weekend and now we are banning ourselves for treats until Easter.

Now that I can't have them I want them like nothing else. So I daydream about treats and I remembered fondly some of my favorite treats as a youth. So here are 5 treats that I miss from childhood.

5) Soap Candies
Sometimes these are known as Floral Candies but I will always call them Soap Candies. They were heavily perfumed and horribly addicting. My friend Tammy and I would always buy some at the Bay Store in Canada and eat them in class. My teacher hated us eating them since it would stink up the class. I remember that the yellow ones were the worst and my favorites were the green and purple ones.

4) Wild Cherry Gatorade
I know, I know, the picture is of the Tiger Woods Lime Gatorade. But that is going bye-bye too and I couldn't find one of the Wild Cherry variety. This was the best tasting flavor but my mom and I could only find it in the squirt bottles. I love Gatorade and can drink it anytime and was sad when they discontinued this.

3) Choco-Bliss
This totally takes me back to Middle School. I used to buy this all the time at the bookstore. It was like one of Hostess's Cupcakes and a Zinger in one. The icing on the top was the best. I used to separate the two cakes and eat the bottom one first and save the top one for last. Nothing out there quite compares to this fantastic cake.

2) Chews
I used to buy these for 10 cents a pack at the local Mac's stores. They would come in a variety of flavors like banana, orange, grape and cherry. Sometimes they would have special flavors like blueberry as well. They were hard pieces of gum and no two pieces were alike. They ranged in flavor from extremely sour (my jowls hurt just thinking about it) to light mint. They were so tasty and you never knew how it was going to taste until you ate one. You could tell the ones that were really sour if the piece looked like it was falling apart. I totally miss these gums.

1) Lime Crush
This was my favorite soda all growing up. It was not like Sprite or other Lemon-Lime sodas, this was totally lime. It had a rich Lime flavor that tasted sour crossed with a green Lifesaver. Sadly, this is only available in Canada and even sadder then that it has been discontinued. If I could find the stuff, I would order me a case. Sadly, the closest thing that I have found that tastes like it is Tiger Wood's Lime Gatorade. GRRRRRRR!

Mar 25, 2010

Why I Dislike Camping

Day 145

I am not much of a camper. Like I have mentioned before, I don't mind going for small chunks at a time. But I am not a fan of camping for longer than a week. I do like nature but I don't like to smell and be dirty for long period of times.

I used to camp out with my family when I was younger many times and I didn't mind it then since I was young and getting dirty was something then you enjoyed. I do have fond memories of camping in the rain in our tent trailer and playing poker and betting with beans.

But there was one time that camping in the tent trailer was not as fun. And of course it has to be the most memorable and the most embarrassing.

We were at a Father and Son's camp out and I was with my dad. We paired with another guy named Dave McMillian and we took a kid named Randy with us. It was a fun outing and the weather was awesome.

This picture makes me laugh because it looks like my Dad is wondering what the heck he is eating. Dave was taking the pictures, sadly I don't have one of him.

I don't mind sleeping in the tent trailer and I remember it was all cozy. Dad had awakened me for breakfast and all I wanted to do was sleep in. So I rolled over away from the beckoning Dad.

And I rolled right out the tent trailer. I fell through the tiny hole where the canvas meets the trailer. I didn't fall and hit the ground right away, I slowly slid down the hole and while I was slowly sliding down, my pyjama bottoms were slowly coming off along with my underwear slowly sliding off.

It wouldn't have been to bad if it wasn't for Dave. Dave jumps out of the tent trailer like I am in mortal danger.


I wasn't worried. I was humiliated. He yells this as he comes to "save" me. Unfortunately that also alerted everyone else at the campground. Dave didn't initially scoop me up, instead he had to yell out and ask me if I was alright. Only my pride was hurt. Then I heard this kid shout Hey! I can see that kid's underwear and bum!

Thanks Dave McMillian for pointing me out to the WORLD!

It should be noted that I was wearing some stupid Gilligan-style hat. So I guess my near nudity was not embarrassing enough.

Mar 24, 2010

School Daze: Stolen Hall Pass

Day 144

I was thumbing through my file cabinet to find things I can blog about and I came across this.

I forgot how this came in my possession but I know I used it all my Senior year at Sky View. Seeing that also reminds me that I had a whole pad of those blue papers that the office would use to get students out of class. Those certainly came in handy. I never got along with that lady that ran the Writing Center and I am sure that is one of the reasons why I have this.

Finding that also reminds me of that show Hoarders. I think I must be a Hoarder of some sort. I rarely throw anything like this away. I guess that is a good thing since I still have 221 days left to blog.

Mar 23, 2010

From the Soap Box: Schmidtheads

Day 143

I am happy to say that I do not have many enemies. Or at least I don't know of many enemies. Perhaps I do have some that I just don't know about.

Have you ever met a person that you have totally disliked the moment you met them? Or the moment you heard their voice? That person is your arch-nemesis and I discovered mine a few years ago

I won't tell you his full name since he does have an online presence and I am sure he is one of those guys that googles himself to see if anyone is talking about him. It only took one phone call from this guy for me to affectionately call him "Schmidthead".

He is one of those people that feel that he is entitled to everything. Every time we came out with a special he would call in and berate us and then want something in return. And he wouldn't even ask us nicely either. He would just come right out and demand stuff. Most of the times he would even have the nerve to say You owe me this. I don't even use everything you give me but I deserve what new people are getting. Which was not entirely true either. I would calmly explain that his account had certain features that the new accounts do not have. And then he would then have the nerve to say I don't use them so I don't need them. I want the new one!

He was my most aggravating client. I had his phone number memorized and would curse when his number came up on caller ID. He would also send numerous e-mails in an attempt to bypass me.

One time I told him that if he wants the new account he can cancel his old one and move his stuff and then get a new one. He obviously didn't like my offer and wanted to speak to my boss. My boss told him the same thing and then Schmidthead called me back and demanded an apology from me. He wanted me to apologize because I was treating him horribly. I gave him the most fake and sarcastic apology ever just to get him off the phone. And then he went on and on about how I should do my job.

Now to put this in perspective, he was only angling to save 3 dollars a month. 3 WHOLE DOLLARS A MONTH!

The guy was a complete imbecile. Unfortunately he would call in every month looking for the next deal. You know if he was just nice to begin with, I would have made him happy. But condescending is not going to get you much from me. If you show me respect, I will return it. If you show me disrespect, the Karma Police will get you.

And it did. He tried to get a dedicated server for his pathetic website and pathetic uploading software (which he tried to sell to us) and we gave him an excellent price. More than what I would offer him. He rebuffed it and told us that this offer was insufficient. So I had the pleasure of calling him back and telling him that the price we gave him was off the table. He was furious. It was awesome. Thanks to the Karma Police, I had the last laugh. He finally relented and still got a deal but it was nowhere near as nice as the first one.

Every time I run into someone that behaves like this and has this egotistical entitlement attitude, I call them Schmidtheads.

I am so glad that I don't have to deal with the actual Schmidthead anymore. Unfortunately there are more people like him that are killing society.

Mar 22, 2010

The Write Stuff: Script Frenzy

Day 142

Who is up for another writing challenge?

Last year I participated in NaNoWrMo, a novel-writing challenge where you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Well, those crazy folks are at it again and I have been invited to do another month-long writing session. But this time I am really going to be challenged.

For the month of April, I will participating in Script Frenzy. This challenge is where you write a 100-page script in 30 days. I have never written a script before and it looks intimidating. I tried one years ago using Word and I eventually gave up because the formatting confused me. But if I want to become a writer, I need to become familiar with scripting.

But on the bright side, Script Frenzy has tons of valuable resources. They even offer some scripting software that you can try out and use. I decided to go with because it is FREE and it is web-based. So I don't have to download or install any programs and I can connect to my script from any internet connection.

The one thing that really excites me about this challenge is you get to chose what type of script you want to pursue. You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script your heart desires.

So you guessed it. I am going to write a comic book! I already have one plotted out and I cannot wait to get into the swing of it. And yes, it does involve Banshee. How could I write a comic that doesn't have him in it?

Script Frenzy has all the info. They really know how to put it all in words so I am just going to rip off their site. So here is all the info you need:

WHO: You and everyone you know. No experience required.

WHAT: 100 pages of original scripted material in 30 days. (Screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.)

WHEN: April 1 - 30. Every year. Mark your calendars.

WHERE: Online and in person (if you want!). Hang out in the forums, join your fellow participants at write-ins, and make friends by adding writing buddies online.

WHY: Because you have a story to tell. Because you want a creative challenge. Because you’ll be disappointed if you missed out on the adventure. Because you need to make time for you.

HOW: Sign up. Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Clear your calendar. (US participants: Get your taxes done now!) Start some wrist exercises. Have fun!

So I highly encourage anyone to challenge yourself and do some creative writing!

On an unrelated note, I would like wish a Happy Belated Birthday to fellow blogger Andrea who celebrated her birthday yesterday. And I would like wish the best and congratulations to fellow blogger Sarah who had a healthy baby boy (Riley Connor White) a week ago today.

Mar 21, 2010

Sunday Confessional: The Squared Circle

Day 141

I am a recovering wrestling fan.

It all started way back in 1990. I was watching WTBS and was waiting for a James Bond film to start. WTBS always started programming 5 minutes into each half an hour and I was stuck watching the remaining five minutes of the program that came on before the film.

It was World Champion Wrestling. I didn't want to flip the channels to find something else so I decided to stick it out and watch it. And that was a big mistake. The last five minutes involved 2 of my all-time favorite wrestlers, Sting and Ric Flair. Sting was part of Flair's group the 4 Horsemen and Sting had a World Title shot wit Flair. Flair and the other Horsemen didn't like it so they kicked him out and attacked him, right in the ring. I had always thought that wrestling was just a bunch of wrestling matches in the squared circle (what they call the ring) with no story lines.

Yes, I was fooled. Fooled and hooked.

I just had to see what was going to happen next. So from that moment on, I watched wrestling and WCW in particular until they shut down in 2001. Unfortunately the wrestling business is not what it used to be and now I rarely watch wrestling nowadays. Sure if I am flipping through the channels, I may stop and watch but it doesn't hold my interest as it once used too.

It didn't help that my mom watched wrestling too. Her favorite was Ric Flair.

Are you ready for another huge confession?

I have been to an actual live wrestling event. And I took my wife and my mom with me. My sister's family came too but they sat elsewhere. I went to see WCW back on May of 2000. And it was a lot of fun.

Here is a picture of the event. In the ring is Ric Flair.

Are you ready for another larger confession?

I actually made a sign to take. That is a staple of a wrestling fan, to make a sign and take it to an event. I wanted the full experience so I made a clever sign to take. Not your average misspelled poster. This was a classic. Both my mom and I were fans of Ric Flair and he was known for being quite a womanizer. One of his favorite things to say was "All the ladies want to ride Space Mountain." So I thought it would be funny if I took a sign that said, "My Mom Wants to Ride Space Mountain." And then my mom held up a sign that said "I'm His Mom!" Everyone around us thought that was the best sign. We didn't make it on TV though.

You know at the time we all thought it was funny. Now I am not so sure, now it sounds kinda creepy. Maybe I finally have grown up.

Wrestling was a fun thing to watch. People may think it is stupid and there are aspects that I think are stupid too but it was still harmless fun. I don't regret watching it at all, it was fun. And it was something to do on Monday nights when football was not on. Think about it, wrestling has no reruns. They are brand new every Monday night.

I hardly watch wrestling anymore, unless it is some of the old stuff. It just isn't like it used to be. Now I am much more interested in what was going on behind the scenes, the backstage decisions and the drama. That backstage stuff is much more interesting. I will admit that one of my favorite books is The Death of WCW. It chronicles how a company had lost 95% of its paying audience in about 4-5 years. It also is not afraid to poke fun of professional wrestling. Another book WrestleCrap takes a look at all the terrible stuff wrestling has done. And my next book for next month is an autobiography of a famous Canadian wrestler Bret Hart.

The biggest comment I get is well, you know it isn't real. Yes, I know that. I know things are scripted out and planned. But I also know that while wrestling moves are staged, they still have some impact and that these guys are definitely athletes. Just ask John Stosell if he thinks it is fake.

I feel much better getting that off my chest. Go ahead and make fun of me if you wish to. Just be careful, I know how to take a chairshot to the back (ask my bro-in-law Eric) properly. Do you?

Now I am off to go put Logan in the Torture Rack.

Mar 20, 2010

From the Soap Box: Vacuuming

Day 140

I just got back from the church and my hands are sore. Every so often members of the church are called on to assist in cleaning it up. It was my turn this week and we woke up early this morning. I don't mind cleaning but I hate doing the bathrooms and I absolutely hate vacuuming. But it was the only chore at the church that isn't so bad. All you have to do is push this machine around. So I grabbed Logan and we each got a vacuum and we went around the rooms and vacuumed.

It sucked.

The palms of my hands are sore and my back is killing me. I know, I know, I brought this on myself and I shouldn't complain. I hate fighting that stupid cord. It is always in my way and it always gets tangled up. I have to lift that stupid 8-ton vacuum over that stupid cord that never stays where it is supposed to be. Vacuuming isn't that bad right?

Yes. I absolutely HATE that cord.

And it gets only worse when you are finished. Now you have to unplug it and round up that cord and wrap it around those useless pegs which are not big enough to wrap the whole thing. So the last few laps ALWAYS fall off and then you have to start again.

Can you tell that I hate vacuums and vacuuming?

Mar 19, 2010

List-Mania: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Day 139

As you can tell from the title, this week's List-Mania involves what I wanted to be when I grew up. Unfortunately I am still growing (more horizontally than vertically) and I have not yet accomplished what I thought I was setting out to do. Maybe one day, I still think I am young. That's got to count for something right?

5) Tornado Chaser
I would love to a professional Tornado Chaser. Tornadoes really freak me out but at the same time I am captivated by their sheer power and beauty. I dream about tornadoes all the time, at least once a month. I love to watch documentaries about twisters but I cannot watch them alone. I think I have a real fear here, I cannot even look at pictures of them without getting a deep-seated fear. I just might have to add this to my Bucket List and go on a tornado chasing tour. There is only one way to conquer my fear.

4) Sports Journalist
When I was attending Utah State University I was set in majoring in Broadcast Journalism. I would love to add color commentary and analyze football, the NFL in particular. I have not finished school but would like to eventually but I think the chances of landing this dream job has passed me by. So now I will just be intent in making comments before my favorite sportscaster does. Ask Kristy and my mom, I do it all the time.

3) Singer
I love to sing. But I am not a great singer. I can carry a tune in a bucket but my range is not that super. One day I will take some voice lessons and try to improve my voice. I had a minor role in a local musical which was a lot of fun and I would try out for if that theatre was still around. I think it would be so satisfying to perform in front of a large audience. It's too bad I just don't have the voice. I think it would be so much fun to tour the world sharing such a cool talent. But that is the key, I don't have the talent.

2) Radio DJ
When I was growing up I wanted to be Dr. Johnny Fever. I watched WKRP in Cincinnati religiously (and not just for the hot Loni Anderson) because I wanted to be that guy. Privately I would set up my tape recorders and make my own Top 10 list and countdown the music. I still would love to do this and I would want to broadcast my own show. The closest I came to this was I recorded three different radio commercials with my acting teacher for a local car repair shop. They aired for a couple of years here in Cache Valley.

1) Writer
Now this I can still do. I love to write, I have always liked to write. I still have my collection of stories I wrote in grade school and on through high school. I think it would be fun to write a comic book and my friend Joel and I. And I can proudly say that I have written a novel that I just need to publish. So I guess I could call me a writer but it would be nice if I got paid for it.

Mar 18, 2010

I Just Doodled

Day 138
I totally forgot to post this yesterday. Who is this guy you ask? He is my favorite comic book character. He is the Irish X-Man named Banshee. He doesn't really wear that hat, I Photoshopped that on him. I don't really know why I like him. I think he has interesting powers and I like the glider things under his arms. Perhaps the reason why I like him is because I don't see him enough. He is definitely not the most popular X-Men member and doesn't appear very often. He is one of the few members of the X-Men that has not had his own series or one-shot. But I like him and have liked him since an early age.

This is a drawing I did back in 1985-86. I was just getting into reading comics and getting into drawing them. I still like to draw even though I do not spend enough time doing so. One of my New Year's Resolutions was to draw more and I plan on spending an hour a week (while watching Lost) drawing.

Here is what I did last Tuesday night. In the top corner in the left side is a rough attempt at the cover for my novel. And the rest are just doodles. I tried to draw a newer version of Banshee (lower left; the guy with no head) but got bored of it and didn't finish it.

I'll post some more stuff next week.

Mar 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Day 137


One of my favorite days and only because I like to find people not wearing green and pinch them. St. Patrick's Day is pretty interesting and I would recommend reading up on the history of it. Did you know that the color associated with Saint Patrick's Day was blue? I sure like green a lot better. You can read more here. I love that they dye the Chicago River green and that they put dye in the White House's fountains.

St. Patrick's Day reminds me of another favorite of mine. From the first time I have ever tasted them they have been my favorite cereal. And I wish I was eating a bowl of them right now.

Lucky Charms!

Back in my day, there only used to be "pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers and blue diamonds." They introduced purple horseshoes when I was a kid. Back then that was a lot of marshmallows but now they have a ton of them. What is up with blue moons? I want the originals back!

I have tried the Marshmallow Mateys the cheap brand and they do not compare to the original. And for good reason, they're magically delicious.

Mar 16, 2010

Star Wars Kid

Day 136

I was one of the lucky ones that saw Star Wars when it first came out in the theaters back in 1977. I was only 3 years old but I LOVED it. Of course, what kid that did see it didn't love it?

I have been a Star Wars fan all my life. While the original trilogy is still by far the best, I can appreciate the newer prequel trilogy. But I am not here to debate that.

I was so excited when I became a parent because then I can share Star Wars with my kids. Logan has certainly taken a shining to it; just like I did as a kid. He has his own lightsaber, Lego toys, action figures and video games. In fact when Kristy became pregnant with Logan we bought him Star Wars toys not even knowing (or caring) if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl.

Logan is just like his dad; we both LOVE Star Wars.

And sometimes Logan plays around with his lightsaber and Snuggie cloak like the Star Wars Kid.