Monday, November 30, 2015

Best LEGO set ever?

As of right now. Yes! Yes it is!

 Grabbed this before Halloween while just passing through Toys R' Us on an errand.
How could I not?

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Anyone is welcome at this table!
Get stuffed today while enjoying the company of family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Major Netflix and minor AMC binge

Well the weekend plans went South quickly with the Netflix release of Jessica Jones. What  started as a quick three episode viewing late Friday nite turned into a 10 hour binge Saturday.

What is Jessica Jones? Well it is an adaptation of a Marvel comic from back in the early 2000’s. The comic was Alias and it was penned by Brian Michael Bendis (A fantastic writer you should really pick up his stuff from back then if you haven’t read it!). It follows a defunct super heroine one Jessica Jones. She walked away from superhero work and became a private investigator. A lot of good stuff in this series run. Plus it was part of the Marvel MAX line, which was all about more adult and basically R-rated stories.  Now this character has jumped to Netflix to get a new treatment.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Weekly schlock and terrible time!

The TIVO is at it again. Thinking it knows what I enjoy it decided to record a film from last year called The Pyramid. I have no memory of this films occurrence, but since I was told by the mini SKYNET in my tele, I decided to give it a view.

The Pyramid Movie Poster

We open on Egypt in 2013. The country is rocked by violence. What does that matter? Well it doesn’t. However, in the desert waaaaayyyy outside of civilization (I think near Giza was where this was supposed to be located) a new pyramid has been discovered. Not only is it really old and buried deep within the sand, but it also has only three sides. No other pyramid has ever had only three sides.  Well the archaeological team decides it is time to go exploring!

They first send in a little robot to scurry about. That seems all well and good, but it gets destroyed by something. HOLY CRAP! What is in there! Honestly I don’t care as this has all the makings of a handy cam, jump scare found footage drek pile. Anyway, a team member has a hissy and wants his robot back. The rest of the team is being told they have to leave the excavation site soon due to the violence in the town they are nowhere near. This leads to the team of; scientist guy, his daughter, robot guy, on the scene reporter and her camera guy going into the pyramid when they are supposed to be leaving.
"Looks pretty stupid in there. I think we should leave."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gods of Egypt? What?

I have never heard word one about this movie!
It looks ridiculous!
Outrageously silly!

I cannot wait to see it!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Halloween week hike #3

After two days of "fantastic" weather we hit Matthiessen State Park on a chilly morning but turning into a  sunny 70 degree day.
Great weather and a great looking park to visit.

Way to carve a face into the sandstone. People are the worst.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Halloween week off hike #2

The next day the weather had changed. It was no longer rainy it was just cold. It was now a  high of upper 30 degrees with wind kind of cold. We decided to explore the Illinois River around Starved Rock.

A pretty leisurely hike with a lot of fantastic canyons to view. Outside of one horrible set of stairs, this is an easy hike. A few mile round trip will get you to see the majority of the park.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Halloween week hike Day 1

Halloween week we took some time off. You know to enjoy stuff and things. We were hoping to get a series of day trips in, but we were hindered by weather a bit the first few days. Eventually we decided to go out exploring anyway. Weather be damned!

Our first trip out it was raining and windy, but it was tolerable. By the time we got to the trails it was just breezy and the rain became a fine and annoying mist. Still not terrible but not ideal. We hit two trails one at the Big Walnut Preserve and the other at Fortune Woods.

The two trails we hit were both only mile and change loops. 

The only other wildlife out on this cold and rainy day.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

It is still a video game movie.

This is what I am repeating in my head over and over again.
Yes I'll probably see it anyway due to the fantasy nature and history with this franchise.
That being said, name me a good movie based off of a video game franchise.
Yeah. Expectations have to be low going into this.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wow am I out of the loop.

I missed this because I don't pay enough attention to stuff. I guess.

So this is a new D&D expansion where Drizzt kills his way through Demogorgon, Orcus and an army of mind flayers?

What the crap did I just watch? 

Seriously? What else can that Mary Sue Drizzt do? I guess he has nothing left to do but kill his way through the demon pantheon? 

I have no idea what is going on, but the animation is at least a good time.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Next wave of bacon inbound!

Three of six counts as Razor Boars are complete. Grabbed these at Gencon from the Malifaux/Wyrd people.

Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 Halloween night review

Another Halloween night has come and gone. Here was the first of four bowls of candy we handed out that night. A great neighborhood turn out especially since it was raining for most of the day and about 30 minutes into trick-o-treating. The final count was around around 200 little monsters ( with a deviation of plus or minus 5 monsters). We still have some Snickers left, but those will find a good home!

Really love our neighbor hood on Halloween. We have people commuting here in mini-vans to grab snacks. We have a easy to travel street layout and almost all of the houses participate too. There is also a guy that makes fresh cotton candy. We have a family that runs a haunted house in their garage. How fun is that? 

This year my lady decided to be a fancy lady in a fantasy/medieval/Renaissance-ish dress. I went as a plague doctor...or a doctor that spreads the plague. No one will ever know!