1. Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll by Charles R. Cross (book) 2. Desert Places by Blake Crouch (Kindle) 3. Phantoms by Jo Nesbo (Kindle) 4. Ratlines by Stuart Neville (k) 5. Abandon by Blake Crouch (k) 6. The Last Child by John Hart (k) 7. The King of Lies by John Hart (k) 8. Down River by John Hart (k) 9. Iron House by John Hart (k)
Friday nights, Disney Channel. They pumped it this summer and it is delivering.
GF is the story of pre-teen twins, Mabel and Dipper Pines, who are sent to Gravity Falls, OR, to spend the summer with their Great Uncle Stan. Gruncle Stan, as he is known, owns the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap where he has weird odds n ends that, well, tourists like.
I've been telling people to watch, that it's like Scooby-Doo meets the X-Files. Dipper is Mulder, and Mabel is Scully, if Scully had braces, crushes on boys and wore light up sweaters with her name on them.
In other words, this show is fantastic. The artwork is hilarious, and I simply can't get enough of Mabel.
Also, there appears to be an overarching story arc, where, if you Bing Gravity Falls secrets, there are dozens of pages dedicated to deciphering things.
Quote from: McNutt on August 02, 2012, 02:33:55 PM
Am I the only one bothered by a cool album cover that happens to have an hour hand that doesn't reflect the actual time? That hour hand should not be pointed directly at the 9 spot, but should have already moved past according to the minute hand. It's a small error, but one you can't ignore once you see it.
New Rush this Tuesday! But, through the magic of the INTERNET, I have heard the entire album.
I'm pretty confident that in this fan's estimation, this is the finest record they've put out in a darn long time. The playing is top notch, the songs are impressively complex and attainable, and it just sounds GOOD.
The fact that it's a concept album just takes the cake. There's no real oddball songs here that stick out; instead, everything is quite cohesive without sounding similar.
I read. I play bass in bands. I try to hang with the family as much as my retail schedule (and meager income) allows. I would like to do this:
Quote from: Ironrod on May 16, 2012, 07:46:10 PM
I taught myself to cook a few years ago and have gotten pretty good at it.
Talk to me.
If I was a bachelor, I could survive on cooking for myself. After all, my expectations are quite low. However, as I am a married man, my wife does 99.99999% of the cooking. She does it because she is good, and also because she has dietary restrictions (gluten free, no dairy, no red meats).
Due to a recent health diagnose for my wife (MS), she's been told she needs to lessen her stress to help the situation. As some of these stresses are unavoidable (work, kids, $$$), I've told her that I'd love to learn to cook to help her have less stress, but I don't know where to start.
Holy cow I am listening again and I am near tears. This is so great! When I last saw them on the first S&A tour, I got a bit misty eyed. These guys have been with me since the mid-80s and it's such a pleasure and joy to hear/see them. Listening to them regularly is one thing, but to be moved in person or with NEW FUCKING AWESOME MATERIAL gives such joy that I am having DUST IN MY EYES.
I choose Windows. We service Macs all the time though; people come in wanting to BootCamp their Macs (dual boot iOS/Windows) and the Apple store won't help them as they don't support Windows. Even if you want your iPod/iPhone to sync with your PC? Sorry, out of luck. You want to use your 10 year old Hotmail account with your iPhone? No support at the Apple store.
Anyway, there are lots of sweet, sweet options (Samsung 9, Acer UX series, HP Folio 13, Toshiba Portege) that may not be AS slick as the MBP (which, admittedly is a gorgeous piece of hardware), but come close. Plus, they're waaaay less expensive.
Wife and I have separate Amazon accounts. Her account has Prime on it. She shared it with me so now I have it, I suppose. I also have a Kindle 1st gen. Can I borrow books via Prime now? When I go to the Amazon store, I see I can buy the books, but they are not at $0.00.
Books read (all on Kindle unless otherwise noted):
1. Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver 2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 4. Run by Blake Crouch 5. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin 6. Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry 7. Gideon's Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 8. Sanctus by Simon Toyne 9. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (book) 10. The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley (book) 11. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 12. Shopgirl by Steve Martin 13. Sleepwalk With Me: And Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia 14. Ghost Story by Peter Straub 15. The First Rule by Robert Crais 16. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (AWESOME) 17. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris 18. Hannibal by Thomas Harris 19. Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist 20. Meg by Steve Alten 21. The Basement by Stephen Leather 22. The Sentry by Robert Crais 23. 61 Hours by Lee Child 24. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill 25. Already Dead by Charlie Huston 26. No Dominion by Charlie Huston 27. A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell (book) 28. The Vault by Ruth Rendell (book) 29. The Haunted by Bentley Little (book) 30. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (book) 31. The Worst Thing by Aaron Elkins (book) 32. The Skeleton Box by Bryan Gruley (book) 33. Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham (book) 34. Live by Night by Dennis Lehane 35. Broken Harbor by Tana French (book) 36. The Black Box by Michael Connelly 37. A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins (book)
Now reading: Phantoms by Jo Nesbo
On Hiatus: Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson 14 by Peter Clines Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford (book) Trapped by J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn Dream Team by Jack McCallum Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris