Archive for March, 2014
Believe it or not, I’ve never actually been to any type of expo before yesterday (well, actually, that’s not entirely true… I did attend Comic Con for about a half a day some years back, but I only went because someone who had a spare ticket wanted to go). I’ve always thought it would be an interesting experience to have a booth at an expo, and even looked into acquiring one at Comic-Con to promote my novels, but I could never afford something like that (and that was several years back). So when I was informed about the idea of participating as a vendor at a wedding expo to help promote my new business, I was intrigued. I did some research, looked into a variety of different expos around my area, and thanks to the Kiss the Brides Bridal Show at Pechanga Resort and Casino, I was able to participate in an affordable expo that will hopefully open some doors with clients and vendors alike. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Over the past couple of days I’ve been humming away on my new novel, Memoirs of Keladrayia: Jaxxa Rakala, the follow-up to Jaxxa Rakala: The Search, and the second book in my planned four-part Jaxxa Rakala series. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Learning is one addiction that is always worthwhile, the one addiction that should always be encouraged, no matter what, simply because learning is what fuels a person’s growth and gives them the skills to move forward and rise up against failure, which in and of itself is another necessary teaching tool. As Ben Gates says in National Treasure — “You know, Thomas Edison tried and failed nearly two-thousand times to develop the carbonized cotton-thread filament for the incandescent light bulb… and when asked about it, he said, ‘I didn’t fail; I found out two-thousand ways how not to make a light bulb.’ But he only needed to find one way to make it work.”
I’ve always been a fan of the Muppets. From their first big screen adventure, the mixed-results of their adaptations, and their lackluster attempts at television movies, I always find the positive under all of that felt. They tried to resurrect the brand in prime-time with Muppets Tonight in the nineties (which introduced a couple of new characters that still appear in the new films), but it didn’t quite stick, and they floated off again into a void of irrelevance. So when Jason Segel announced that he was bringing the Muppets back to the big screen, I was excited… and not disappointed. Now we get Muppets Most Wanted, a sequel that isn’t quite as inspired or creative, but still fun and entertaining.
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is shut your brain completely down, especially after spending almost every waking hour working (well, okay, that’s probably an exaggeration, but it’s felt like every waking hour). Your brain is just an organic computer system, after all, and after running it non-stop for days on high-speed, constantly using all of its available RAM, it’s bound to eventually crash or completely burn out; or in the least slow down to a laboring crawl. By stepping away and allowing the system to cool down and essentially reboot, things become a little more clear and manageable… and in some cases, less stressful. Which is always a good thing. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Back in the ’80s and early ’90s, Michael Keaton and Kurt Russell were major draws. They were in the prime of their careers and could do no wrong. But as with any aging actor, a new crop of young bucks began to steal their thunder in the late ’90s, and though they never really disappeared, they didn’t draw the same attention as they once did. So it’s good to see both of their now weathered mugs still finding work, even if it may not be in the same high-profile type of films they used to make (though Keaton is starting to cross back over with his role in February’s Robocop reboot). And what these boys prove in their newest respective films, Need For Speed and The Art of the Steal, is why they were such sought after actors in the first place — and why they deserve to regain their high-profile status. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
I’m too young to remember Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, the children’s show from which Mr. Peabody and Sherman were conceived, and though I did see a few reruns of the show when I was a kid, it’s still been quite a long time, thus I have very little to no recollection of the original characters or how they were portrayed way back — (get it!) — in the ’60s. Because of this, I pretty much went into the updated film version of Mr. Peabody & Sherman as a relative newbie and came out a little surprised and a little affectionate toward the title characters, if not completely blown away by the film itself. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
It has come to my attention that the videos for the Lasting Memories video of Bridgette and Jared’s wedding that are posted on my website aren’t being very kind to a lot of people. So, I’ve made a correction and you can now view the video on YouTube!
If you were one of the unlucky viewers to have some issues with the previous video, here’s your chance to check it out. I hope you all enjoy and thanks for letting me know about the issues! Watch the Video
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been extremely busy building my first client’s new website (and learning quite a bit in the process), but that hasn’t stopped me from working on — and finishing up — my sister’s wedding video. And wouldn’t you know it, I finished it just in time for her 30th birthday! Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
At the close of American Idol‘s performance show this week, Jennifer Lopez told the contestants that whoever made it through tonight’s elimination would have to up their game and give power to their performances in the way of that special “wow” moment that’s been lacking so far this season. Fireworks, as Ryan Seacrest summarized quickly before signing off for good. Well, AI contestants, take note, because the fire was crackling tonight. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More