A year ago this month I was closing down my Chicago life and beginning the process of moving home.  It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  This song was my anthem during my worst days in Chitown.  This version, so intense and heartfelt, seems like a fitting coda to that time, and the first half of my twenties really.

Onward and upward.

It’s Daryl Hall and KT Tunstall with ‘Out of Touch’.

It’s just about a bunch of guys who like Gladiator movies wanting to run around in costume and pretend to be warriors.

Digby, summing up American gun culture perfectly.  Or to put it another way…

Into the Sunset

It’s time to address the elephant in the room: this blog is going to be a hell of a lot less active from here on out.

I doubt that there’s anybody out there attached enough to my cynical musings to care about this one way or another, but in the off-chance there is, here’s the deal.  I’m very happy in my life right now.  I have a beautiful girlfriend who loves me, wonderful friends, two jobs and a hopeful future.  I’m busy as hell in real life, and that feels great.  With all that I have going on, the energy and enthusiasm I used to have for my little chunk of the internet just isn’t there.  And I’m okay with that.

I’ll still stop by from time to time to rant about this or that, or post cool pictures, or whatever.  But the days of constant content are over.  It was a time, but now that time is done.

Time to go live my life.


So I finally saw Frozen

There’s not a single thing about it that hasn’t been done better elsewhere.  It’s a bland, half-baked piece of crap, and the fact that people are crowing about its quality is beyond depressing.  A public this dumb deserves movies this useless.

Job offer three hours after the interview? Yeah, that’s right.

That moment when you realize you can run this shit.

Let’s give it one last shot.

I still believe in Xavier’s dream.

And I’m hype.

Hey Prestimion, wanna hear something dumb? Pariah Shield, plus Darksteel Plate plus High Priest of Penance.

Shift Spitemare into Oros colors, add some black control and card draw?  Yes!

YES.