Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Netflix Binge Watching

So, it only took me 5 days to binge watch Season 1 of Bloodline on Netflix!!!  The main reason I was interested in the show is because Kyle Chandler is one of the main stars of it.  You may know him as Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights.  But, you know something, I really enjoyed it and can't wait for Season 2.  I don't wan't to mention anything that happened like for instance in Episode 3, Kyle's character which is a cop, son, brother, husband, and father, the dream sequence he has when he was sleeping in a beach chair on the pier, I could've sworn I say football lights!!!   I am just kidding folks but had that really occurred, that would've been awesome!!!   But in the show he is a cop, son, brother, husband, and father and his family is just like every family in America...you got 4 siblings each with different personalities and lifestyles and a loving mom and dad!!!  Basically shit happens and they have deal with it.  

The only other show I binge watched on Netflix was Weeds and that folks was easy for me because each episode was about 30 minutes...compared to about an hour for Bloodline.  

Since I am a stat man, let me do some math:

House of Cards is 3 seasons with 39 episodes...it would take me 15 days to binge watch on Netflix.  

Breaking Bad is 5 seasons with 62 episodes...it would take me 23 days to watch Breaking Bad and I think I should do it mainly because I am watching the spin-off show called Better Call Saul.  

Wow, 38 days to watch TV...gosh, I know a million things I would rather do!!! 

1. I want to write.
2. I want to take lots of naps.
3. I want to hang with my wife.
4. I want to torment Franklin the cat.
5. I want to shoot my neighbors dogs with a water gun (I did that earlier today and it gave me such great pleasure)!!
6. I want to stop writing this particular BLOG because I have to watch the most recent of Better Call Saul.
7. But, if I stop writing this particular BLOG and go upstairs to watch TV, I have to fold clothes because I threw them on the bed.
8. Well, I guess I will stop writing this particular BLOG no as my wife is eager to go upstairs and I don't want to be left alone writing in the dark.  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March BLOG Update

It's been twenty-two days and I have only written two BLOGS this month.  But, folks, I have a perfect legitimate reason and that is my wife and I were sick.  Good news, we are doing much better now and that means, I can get back to writing!!!

So, I have done some fun things this month and I can finally tell you about them.

OMG, I saw The Temptations and The Four Tops at the Majestic Theater and dude, it was fucking awesome. I am a HUGE fan of oldies music (The Beatles are my favorite band).  I was singing along, clapping my hands, and stomping my feet.  I had the time of my life.  Unfortunately, my wife was still not feeling great so I took my parent's (it was an early Anniversary gift) and my Aunt Bobi.  

If I wasn't a fan of the Beatles, my obsession would have to have been another band from the 1960's because oldies music was always playing in my parents cars.  Yeah, that particular music really influenced me.  It very likely could've been The Temptations or The Four Tops...just look at some of the songs from each band:

The Temptations
My Girl
Just My Imagination
Papa was a Rolling Stone
Ain't to Proud to Beg
Get Ready
The Way you do the Things you do

The Four Tops
Baby I Need Your Loving
It's The Same Old Song
Reach Out I'll Be There
Standing in the Shadows of Love
I Can't Help Myself
Bernadette
Walk Away Renee
Shake me, Wake me

But, their is also a chance it could've been Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Bryds, The Mamas and the Papas, or any of the Motown bands.  I am very glad that I didn't got into rap, country, heavy metal, or hair bands.   

After my Bar Mitvah in 1990, I took some of the money I was given and purchased the Beatles box set and a Yamaha boom-box from Bjorns.  I was also allowed to pick 2 CD's which Bjorns threw in at no cost and the ones I chose were: Toga Rock II and The Frat Rock Collection (both a collection of great oldies songs)!!  Yeah, those were the first CD's I purchased and I still have them all today.

On Friday night and also at the Majestic Theater, my wife and I saw Penn and Teller.  And, I must admit they were amazing, funny, and had a lot of audience participation.  We really enjoyed it.

Yesterday and not quite as exciting as seeing The Temptation, The Four Tops, and Penn and Teller, I got new work shoes.  Nina thought this process was going to take time since I am very picky but it was extremely easy as we went to one store and I browsed the men's dress shoes for looks...once I found a few, I tried em on and I know immediately if they are good or bad.  Well, I got a very nice pair of Rockports and a pair of Skechers!!!  Next up for me is khaki pants, but I really want to lose a few pounds so that may later this summer.

Oh, something I very proud of is, I haven't had FAST FOOD since last March (yep, it's been a year). Maybe I should rephrase that...I have had fast food but probably less than 15 times since last March. Still, that is pretty damn good for me cause I used to eat it at least twice a week.  I am not tempted by the McDonald's or Dairy Queen which are located a mile from my house.  Yeah, I have had shakes and blizzards, but I don't consider that fast food!!!  On Friday on the way home, we stopped at Whataburger for a pee and I got a drink and a cheeseburger.  Now, this is the truth folks...I haven't had a cheeseburger since last March and it was good but it wasn't like, holy shit, I have to eat 10 of them.  I guess my bad habit of eating fast food has been thrown away and the good thing is when I do eat it now, it won't put me into a relapse!!

Next Saturday, I will be participating in another 5K with my colleagues from Chase Bank.  It is the March for Babies at Sea World.  I did the same walk last year with Chase and my Dad joined me. This year, however, I am probably doing it alone.  Hey, it is easy for me, it's for a good cause, and I get money in my Medical Reimbursement Account.

Well, that is all I got for now...