Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dr. Seuss and Hamlet

"The Argyle Sweater" Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Set in the world of Geronimo Stilton, THEA STILTON #3: THE TREASURE OF THE VIKING SHIP follows the adventures of the Thea sisters, a group of female mice at Mouseford Academy who are mentored by Thea Stilton. Chronologically, this book seems to take place in the late fall and winter and after the events of THEA STILTON #2: REVENGE OF THE LIZARD CLUB. In this book, Professor Van Kraken discovers a long-lost Viking ship in a secret cove that has been preserved from decay. They want to extrapolate the ship and bring it to Whale Island to be put on display in the museum, but it will cost a fortune to do so. In order to raise funds, the citizens agree to donate a portion of the funds from their annual mid-winter fair to the cause.  Along the way, the Thea Sisters discover a recipe for a new perfume. Word about the new perfume leaks out and Vissia de Vissen is determined to get her hands on the formula for it, no matter the cost. Although the series is definitely marketed towards girls, THEA STILTON #3: THE TREASURE OF THE VIKING SHIP is a story that boys will probably enjoy, too. Reading level for the book is for those in 2nd-5th grades. Personally, I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading another book in the Thea Stilton series.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pastis for the Pun

"The Argyle Sweater" Dec. 30, 2014
 "Pearls Before Swine" is my favorite comic strip that's currently being published. "The Argyle Sweater" is my favorite one-panel strip that's currently being published. The author & creator of "Pearls Before Swine" is Stephan Pastis and he has become notorious for all the elaborate puns he makes in his strip. I love this homage/mash-up of that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

These DRINKING HABITS Aren't a Sin

So, in three days this wonderful and hilarious little show I've been directing finally opens. The show's called Drinking Habits and it revolves around the nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing, a small convent in Shady Glenn, Anywhere, USA. The Mother Superior of the convent is a very strict teetotaler who won't even allow anyone to mention a name associated with alcohol. However, unbeknownst to her, the two other sisters in the convent have been keeping the doors of their convent open by bootlegging wine on the side and selling it to the locals.  A possible early frost threatens their harvest.  Meanwhile, someone submitted one of the bottles of wine into a major competition where is won a huge sum on money. The only problem is no one knows for sure who made it. A couple of reporters suspect it's the nuns and they show up to investigate, but get mistaken for a nun and visiting priest. Through in a priest who used to do magic tricks, a simple groundskeeper, and another nun who holds a secret and you've got a show full of hilarity and hijinks. If you happen to be in the Highland, IL area this weekend or next, you should stop by and check it out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Graphic Novels Challenge 2015

I haven't read any yet, but I am going to attempt to complete the Silver Age Level of the 2015 Graphic Novels Challenge. I was able to complete it for 2014, so I might as well give it a try again this year. Here's to the challenge.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Farewell My Muppets Show

Today the MY MUPPETS SHOW game/app is no longer available for downloading or play. I really enjoyed this game, but they stopped any updates with it about 8 months ago, so it really shouldn't be surprising. It was a fun game, though. Below are some screen shots I took of my game. I had gotten pretty high up and there wasn't much left for me to do, but I was trying to round all my diamond, cash, and food up to a nice even number.

Monday, December 08, 2014

DreamJobbing - The Final Day

So, I'm in this dreamjobbing competition for a chance to be a tv producer for CBS for a week. The competition is fierce, but we're really close to pulling this off. If you haven't voted for me, yet today, please do. It only takes a minute, they won't spam you, and EVERY VOTE COUNTS. Also, today is supposed to be the last day of voting. So, will you help bring this possibility one step closer by getting me to the final round by voting?


Saturday, December 06, 2014

DreamJobbing - The Long Haul (Please Vote)

So, about a month ago, via Twitter I learned from John Cochran (the SURVIVOR winner who gave hope to all those nerdy guys out there like me) about a contest to win a week dream job as a producer for the tv show THE MILLERS. I made a short video late one night and uploaded it. Since then, THE MILLERS has been cancelled, but I'm in the running to make it to the final round for a chance to work for a week on a CBS tv show!

I'm in this for the long haul, but I have to be in the Top 20 before the voting closes in just 3 days. So, if you would, please take a moment and vote for me. This is a close race and the person in the 19th and 20th position have changed several times the past few days. As I write this, I'm only 85 votes away from being at 20!  Every vote counts. If I ultimately end up winning the contest, this would be an incredibly opportunity and experience for me. However, I really cannot do it without you. So, if you would, please click on the link below, log in (or register) and vote. It only takes a moment. Thank you!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Round 2-Dreamjobbing Television Producer

Well, I've made it to Round 2! Thanks to all who voted. Now the real hard part happens. I have to make it into the top 20 vote-getters to move on to Round 3. You can vote once a day. So, please, vote for me and help me get to Hollywood (even if it is only for a week).


Friday, November 21, 2014

Turkeys and Flamingoes

Igor Likes Baseball

"Speed Bump" by Dave Coverly, Wednesday,  October 22, 2014