Month: March 2012

You’d think by now I would know every bombastic, larger than life film score, but the John Williams Pandora channel routinely surprises. This evening it has given me the overture to Band of Brothers (so powerful!) and a little ditty from Madagascar (surprisingly fun!). Small victories. I arrived in Seattle knowing that a rental car was somewhere waiting for me,…

I really just adore everything about the west coast. From the sun and deserts of the south to the green hills and grapes of the middle and on to the enormous pines and snow-capped peaks of the north. And to be clear, I enjoy more than just mother nature’s bounty. The people and places are pretty decent too. Not to…

I was told today, for the second time in my career at Epic, that I just might not be cut out for my job. Great. People may not realize this based on how much time I spend reading and playing video games and, to all outside appearances, relaxing, but I work damn hard, almost obsessively at what I do. Let…

Michigan State lost their basketball game. Sweet Sixteen, which is nice, but everyone was saying we had the toughness and skills to go all the way, baby. But apparently not. I am remiss! I made that one lengthy update about what this sport and this team mean to me, so I won’t go into it further. Just rest assured I…

I felt like any descriptions of St. Patrick’s Day fervor required a new post, disassociated from the last. It was, overall, a pretty damn fine weekend. Ian Sherwood was around, the other legacy member in town for one last green-dyed hurrah. He’s simmered quite a bit since the days when he was my arch-enemy, a much less aggressive person to…

Here is how I’m feeling right now. Remember that it’s in the context of the moment, and therefore probably the result of resonating emotions and the instability of existence and the dim futility of our microcosmic fucking lives. Or whatever. I feel like I really shouldn’t travel anywhere because whenever I get back to Madison I have to spend about…

Second season of Downton Abbey, knocked out. So far only two people seem to have ended up happy on that show and they’re breaking societal norms and therefore not worthy of joy. And to be clear, they merely ended the season on a high note – there’s no telling what’s to come for them in season three. Probably penury, that…

I finished the first season of Downtown Abbey last night, delightfully surprised at just how addictive and enjoyable that show is. It seems that back-stabbing is a hot commodity in the television world right now. If I were an English major kinda guy (which I am!) I would be very interested in exploring the links between the Downton Abbey and…

Here’s some other shit I’ve been thinking about that isn’t my black hole of a social life: Somewhat after the fact I’ve decided to watch the Best Picture nominees. I did this the past few years, but sort of forgot this year, probably because Brandon and Cam weren’t around. Anyway, I saw The Descendants in theaters a while back and…

At some point in time I’ve just got to accept that I’m not going to have a group of close friends here like I’ve had all of my life previously. Obviously, now would be a good time to come to terms with that and save myself the trouble of continuing to suffer under the impression that someone is going to…