Following the sad news that Dr Egon Spengler, aka Ghostbusters’ writer Harold Ramis, has passed away, there’s a small silver lining for fans of the franchise, in that the Lego Cuussoo 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters dream will become a reality this summer.  
I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited to get my hands on the 500+ piece set that includes minifigures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and the late, but oh so great, Egon Spengler.

Following the sad news that Dr Egon Spengler, aka Ghostbusters’ writer Harold Ramis, has passed away, there’s a small silver lining for fans of the franchise, in that the Lego Cuussoo 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters dream will become a reality this summer.  

I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited to get my hands on the 500+ piece set that includes minifigures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and the late, but oh so great, Egon Spengler.

I’m really hoping this finds its way into my Christmas stocking.  And while we’re at it, why not the Yukon Cornelius, Bumble, and Misfit Elephant too…
Thanks in advance, Santa! 

I’m really hoping this finds its way into my Christmas stocking.  And while we’re at it, why not the Yukon Cornelius, Bumble, and Misfit Elephant too…

Thanks in advance, Santa! 

Daily Favoriting: You Suck at PowerPoint! by Jesse Desjardins

I am known in certain circles for my PowerPoint prowess, and I’m known in other circles for my ruthless (a.k.a. catty and a little bit bitchy) critiques of horrible presentations. 

Enter “You Suck at PowerPoint!" by Jesse Desjardins. SlideShare shared this little gem on their blog and I was instantly in love.  Weighing in at over 60 slides, it was entertaining and poignant from start to finish (which is an impressive feat of its own!)

Hats off to Mr. Desjardins who has managed to make critiquing the bastardization of PowerPoint an art form.  It inspires as it slaps you across the face, which is truly the most beautiful of insults.  

Well played, sir. Well played.

Now get out there and make beautiful presentations, people!

Daily Favoriting: Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
Truth time! I have a habit of buying advent calendars a day or two before Christmas (and occasionally a day or two AFTER Christmas when they’re on a super sale) and just gorging on all 24 chocolates at once.  I also have a habit of being easily distracted be things and pretending like I’m “multi-tasking” when really I’m getting 10 things part-way completed and 0 things actually completed.
So, with that in mind — is this advent calendar REALLY a good idea for me?!  All past history and likelihood of distractions aside, I’m thinking yes, who’s with me!?
"Buy or buy not, there is no try." — Yoda… or something along those lines, right?!

Daily Favoriting: Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Truth time! I have a habit of buying advent calendars a day or two before Christmas (and occasionally a day or two AFTER Christmas when they’re on a super sale) and just gorging on all 24 chocolates at once.  I also have a habit of being easily distracted be things and pretending like I’m “multi-tasking” when really I’m getting 10 things part-way completed and 0 things actually completed.

So, with that in mind — is this advent calendar REALLY a good idea for me?!  All past history and likelihood of distractions aside, I’m thinking yes, who’s with me!?

"Buy or buy not, there is no try." — Yoda… or something along those lines, right?!

Daily Favoriting: Funky Buddha “No Crusts” PB&J Brown Ale
Realistically this should be a double “favoriting” between this strange sounding beer and my favorite website, Uncrate. Not only did I find this beer there, but I find MOST of the awesome things I love there.  Alas, the Uncrate-ers could be my Daily Favoriting every day, so I’m instead just going to focus on Funky Buddha and their crustless wonder, and give a big “THANKS!” to Uncrate for the suggestion.
Apparently this beer really does taste like creamy peanut butter and mixed berry jam, but sadly it’s only available in Florida & Virginia, so I’ll have to just imagine its deliciousness… or plan a trip to visit the brewery, since they also carry a "Fire in the Hole" Raspberry Habanero Red Ale and a Reece Peanut Butter Cup Brown Ale, not to mention a Pineapple Hop Gun IPA that might be worth the trip all on its own.
Aaaaaaaaand, since I’m writing about beer, I think it’s time to kick off the weekend…
Who’s with me!? 

Daily Favoriting: Funky Buddha “No Crusts” PB&J Brown Ale

Realistically this should be a double “favoriting” between this strange sounding beer and my favorite website, Uncrate. Not only did I find this beer there, but I find MOST of the awesome things I love there.  Alas, the Uncrate-ers could be my Daily Favoriting every day, so I’m instead just going to focus on Funky Buddha and their crustless wonder, and give a big “THANKS!” to Uncrate for the suggestion.

Apparently this beer really does taste like creamy peanut butter and mixed berry jam, but sadly it’s only available in Florida & Virginia, so I’ll have to just imagine its deliciousness… or plan a trip to visit the brewery, since they also carry a "Fire in the Hole" Raspberry Habanero Red Ale and a Reece Peanut Butter Cup Brown Ale, not to mention a Pineapple Hop Gun IPA that might be worth the trip all on its own.

Aaaaaaaaand, since I’m writing about beer, I think it’s time to kick off the weekend…

Who’s with me!? 

Daily Favoriting: Google Halloween
I’d be lying to you if I said I DIDN’T just spend 10 minutes playing with the Google Hallowe’en illustration…
Once again, Google rules at holiday graphics.  
Also, I can practically hear Danny Elfman singing This is Halloween thanks to the Tim Burton-esque claymation.  
Which reminds me, it’s time to watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas"… hooray!
Happy Hallowe’en!

Daily Favoriting: Google Halloween

I’d be lying to you if I said I DIDN’T just spend 10 minutes playing with the Google Hallowe’en illustration…

Once again, Google rules at holiday graphics.  

Also, I can practically hear Danny Elfman singing This is Halloween thanks to the Tim Burton-esque claymation.  

Which reminds me, it’s time to watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas"… hooray!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Daily Favoriting: The Monuments Men

Based on the book Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel, I’m favoriting this today not because I’ve seen it, but because I can’t wait to see it!

Murray, Goodman, Clooney, Damon, Blanchett — how can it NOT be awesome?!

This has “movie night with dad” written all love it. Wait, does that make me sound like a total nerd?!

#MonumentsMen

(Source: google.com)

Daily Favoriting
I’m starting something new today called “Daily Favoriting.” Inspired by my friend Subhedgehog and our stupid awesome twitter antics, I’m taking “Daily Favoriting” from twitter to the blog by sharing something each day that I think deserves a favoriting. Also, from here forward “favoriting” (or “favouriting” if you prefer extra vowels) shall be accepted as an actual word.  
First up:
The “Kentucky Kicks Ass" Project. 
When you make Kentuckians angry by rebranding their state with a tagline as vanilla as “Unbridled Spirit” they’re going to take matters into their own hands… and apparently they’re going to do it through brilliant design and catchy messaging.  AWESOME.

Daily Favoriting

I’m starting something new today called “Daily Favoriting.” Inspired by my friend Subhedgehog and our stupid awesome twitter antics, I’m taking “Daily Favoriting” from twitter to the blog by sharing something each day that I think deserves a favoriting. Also, from here forward “favoriting” (or “favouriting” if you prefer extra vowels) shall be accepted as an actual word.  

First up:

The “Kentucky Kicks Ass" Project.

When you make Kentuckians angry by rebranding their state with a tagline as vanilla as “Unbridled Spirit” they’re going to take matters into their own hands… and apparently they’re going to do it through brilliant design and catchy messaging.  AWESOME.