Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deadpool? Yes please!

I love Wade Wilson! I'm not a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds. This being said, if there is one guy to voice "the merc with a mouth" it is Ryan Reynolds. This " leaked" Deadpool test footage solidifies that for me.

Now make it happen movie town U.S.A. !


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 2 of 2 mini vacation

Day 2
Saturday we hit  Forest Hills  and their 11 mile backpacking trail. Now this was devoid of cool rock formations. Instead it was more of a forest primeval. There were plenty of hills to climb up, over and around. After 7 miles of creek beds, hills, fallen trees and more stairs (why stairs why!?) we called it an afternoon. It also helped that a storm front was moving in and we had exhausted our water supply. We have vowed to return to conquer the trail with fresh legs and more supplies.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 1 of 2 mini vacation

Day 1 

Took a little 4 day vacation and went out into nature. Our original plans were shot due to the torrential rains we received earlier in the month. We were planning on hiking all of Starved Rock, but when all but two of the dozen plus trails are closed, we had to scramble. We decided on a pair of state parks and nature preserve that were close by and unexplored by us.

Friday had us at Shades State Park and the Pine Hills Nature Preserve. These were both full of hiking trails and really cool rock formations. The type of stuff I enjoy and draw a lot of fantasy inspiration. We crushed around 6 miles of rocks, trails and stairs (why are there always stairs?).

Shades State Park pics………………

Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm not mad at Hercules....

...I'm just so disappointed!

I went in knowing this wasn't going to be Oscar winning. I knew that it was going to be a high priced B movie. I even went knowing Brett Ratner touched this film. What I didn't know is that the trailers cover all the stuff I wanted to see, and that happens in the first 5-10 minutes. Good job marketing department! You got me!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

League of Legends is a thing right?

I know very little about this game, but I love me a good animated cinematic.
This my friends is one of those!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Real life interlude. No gaming here.

There comes a time when a person settles down with another person and they both go in on a house.

There are times when said people split and one of them is left with aforementioned house.

There are times when said person with aforementioned house moves out and into another house.

Then this person has two houses upkeep.

I was one of these people.

The last few months it has been a mishmash of work on my previous home to get it on the resale market. A mix of relaxing weekends and days off swapped for home repair and beautification. The good news is that there were not huge glaring fixes that need to be made, but work needed to be done. You know painting, cleaning, flooring, and a last minute water heater replacement. It has been “fun!”

Almost three weeks ago the house was ready and was listed.

Almost three weeks later the place has sold! I did not expect the place to sell for months, or even years!

I am free of that (well barring anything unfortunate that could arise before the official closing) house!
I will soon have only one home to concern myself with and more importantly only one house payment to make. Hell I might actually have some free time on the weekends for shenanigans again instead of working at a home where I no longer reside.

A good feeling. Let’s see how long it lasts.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dawn of the Plane of the Apes

10 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes is where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starts.

Caesar and his jolly band of intelligent apes have established a city/ commune and even a type of monarchy. They are all happy.

Meanwhile the humans are all dead from the simian flu that was released at the end of the last movie. That is until a group shows up in the forest and of course shoots a wandering chimp out of fear. Now the apes know the humans are still around and the humans know the apes have numbers and can talk. What happens next is the standard mixed messages that lead to action and explosions.