Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/15/14

Simple Gifts
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Blood Moon.  Eerie.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/14/14

Simple Gifts
Monday, April 14, 2014

CASA shared the retrospective video that they played at BOSS for Rockapella's Lifetime Achievement Award.  I love my guys: all the renditions, all the crazy hairstyles, all the all.

We Survived, Let's Eat!

You know me, I need to support my band and all of its members, former and current!

I'm not Jewish.  The most I do to celebrate Passover is to watch "The Ten Commandments", which, for the past few years, has aired on Easter Vigil, which is when I'm usually in church for hours and I don't get home until Moses is already coming back  and Nefertiri is trying to make the Pharoah jealous.  But I love the movie in all of its Cesar B. DeMIlle-ness.

This year, Sean Altman has released a new video for Passover, and it's hilarious.  Yes, it includes Moses.  Yes, it includes the Pharoah.  Yes, it includes plagues.  One of my favorite visuals, though, is Sean's awesome Star of David/Superman t-shirt.  Also, it's written, directed and produced by Jeff Living Legend/Demigod Thacher.  


Simple Gifts 04/13/14

Simple Gifts
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meeting and getting art signed by Noah at Wonderground Gallery

The Price You Pay

DLR LotD 04/13/14

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"And now there's a Woody in the window." -- Wendy, after Sherry pointed out where she met Bananaman, at Jamba Juice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Don't Trust Anyone

Last week, Cindy, Glenn, Linda and I ate a yummy brunch at Nano Cafe, then went to the movie theater to see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".  It was the first viewing for Linda and me, and we watched it in 3D.

  • "On your left."
  • Wow, Peggy co-founded S.H.I.E.L.D.?!
  • I would like to have the same features on my car that Nick Fury had on his.
  • "Air conditioning is fully operational."
  • Chris Evans is REALLY handsome. Have you noticed?  Just in case she hadn't, I told Linda during the film.
  • "Shall we play a game?  It's from a movie."  "I saw it."
  • I loved Cap's to-do list.
  • No mention of Coulson at all?  Ah, figured that out when I watched "Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Tuesday.  I liked all of that stuff linking each other.
  • Redford!
  • "They don't have the numbers on the *outside* of the buildings."
  • "Oh, man! I am so fired."
  • "Well, all the guys in my barbershop group are dead."
  • "Two sides of a coin that's no longer currency."
  • Oh, Sebastian Stan, aka The Mad Hatter from "Once Upon A Time"!  Cool.
Well done.  I need to watch that again.  Joss Whedon is supposed to be in it, riding the escalator and wearing a Captain America shirt.  


Congratulations to my beloved Rockapella, the first-ever winners of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Contemporary A Cappella Society!!!

Rockapella received their award last night at Boston Sings, an a cappella festival, where they were the featured artists at the professional showcase.  In attendance to receive the award were current line-up members Scott Leonard, Jeff Thacher, George Baldi, Steve Dorian and Calvin Jones, as well as Charlie Evett and original member Elliott Kermann.  

I wish I had been there to see them accept their award, but I'm proud that the first-ever honor went to the group that influenced many, many current contemporary a cappella groups.

You are the best, Rockapella, and in my heart and in the hearts of many, many fans, you always will be. 

Tower Records 04/16/99
Barry, Kevin, Elliott, Scott and Jeff

Simple Gifts 04/12/14

Simple Gifts
Saturday, April 12, 2014

An evening at Disneyland with friends, with the added bonus of Bro and V

Mickey Vaders

DLR LotD 04/12/14

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Sully: Sulli.  Mike: Robert.  WHAT?!?" -- Sherry, at Starcade

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/11/14

Simple Gifts
Friday, April 11, 2014

All of those fun internet personality quizzes

From what I can glean off of my FB activity, I am:

Musical Instrument:  Tympani
Flower:  Carnation
"Frozen" character: Sven
'80s Boyfriend: Jake Ryan of "Sixteen Candles"
March Magic Team:  Fantasmic Dragons
Historical Era: Biblical Times
Haircut I Should Actually Have: Long Bob
Strong Female Character: Mulan
Mythical Creature: Centaur
"Grease" Pink Lady: Sandy
"Sesame Street" Character: Cookie Monster
Classic Rock Band: Pink Floyd
American Presidnet: Barack Obama
"Big Bang Theory" Character: Leonard
"Harry Potter" Character: Hermione Grainger
"Star Wars" Character: Princess Leia
Muppets Character: Janice
City I Should Actually Live In: Cape Town
Mental Age: 19
Classical Music Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Color: Red
Spirit Animal: Raven
Travoltified Name: Sorley Smotckins

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/10/13

Simple Gifts
Thursday, April 10, 2013

Stephen Colbert taking over Late Night when David Letterman retires

Congratulations, Stephen!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/09/14

Simple Gifts
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fried tilapa for the whole office, courtesy of our office manager.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/08/14

Simple Gifts
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tying in "Captain America: Winter Soldier" occurrences with "Marvel: Agents of Shield", so I can yell "WHAT?!?" at my TV for an hour.