What TV should I get?

Ok, my first discussion of potential home theater equipment is up and ready and you can read it through the link at the end of this post. Funny, I used to be all about the sound.  Back in the day when 5.1 surround sound was new, that was all I was concerned with.  HD changed... Continue Reading →

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Snow Way

The first snow fall of the year has arrived.  I haven't really tracked this storm like I've done in the past.  I am still excited about the prospect of snow, though.  This has been true ever since the day I realized that you can get out of school with a proper and well timed snowfall.... Continue Reading →

We Aren’t Who You Thought We Were

I am a New England Patriots fan.  That probably means you hate me.  You might even think that makes me an ass.  That's okay, I don't mind.  Most of us don't, despite our persistent efforts to correct your misconceptions.  We are used to being treated this way.  It's been roughly ten years of abuse in... Continue Reading →

Actually Love, Love Actually

I really do love this movie.  But, it's not one of the Holiday movies that I watch over and over again.  I honestly don't think I can without getting emotionally drained.  It's the ending that does it to me.  First the characters we've gotten to know in the film come together to hug, kiss and... Continue Reading →

Baddest Santas

I think we can all agree that the "baddest" Santa in movie history was Billy Bob in the aptly named Bad Santa.  I mean duh.  But this got me thinking about other bad Santas that have popped up here and there.  I'll get to them in a bit.  Let me take a minute, though to... Continue Reading →

Home is Where the Movie is

One of my favorite memories from youth was watching movies with the family in our basement.  We had one of the very first big screen TVs down there.  That thing had a separate five foot high screen and a huge glassed topped box for projecting the image.  Nowadays you can get a far superior projector... Continue Reading →

Denon AVRX4300H

At last, the Death Star *my living room* is fully operational.  All nine of my speakers (plus the .1) now emit sound.  For the last year or so I had a 9.1, or as it's better known a 7.1.2 set up in the living room.  However, the Yamaha receiver was only capable of sending signals to... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Not Drinking Merlot

When "Sideways" came out I was just starting to discover the joy of wine.  There was going to be not one, but two coolers for storing my collection of fine vintages.  Had to have one for white and one for red because, temperature.  Naturally, I'd have one really awesome bottle that would be saved for... Continue Reading →

Thanks and Giving to Follow

Alzheimer's is a form of dementia that causes problems with your memory, thinking and behavior.  I'm sure we all know someone that has been affected by this horrible disease.  Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.  It is not part of normal aging, it gets worse over time and there is no... Continue Reading →

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