A funny thing about life is how you never know which little moments will have the most profound impacts.
“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either. - Walt Disney
While Buckminster Fuller was not the first to create the structure he would go on to dub the geodesic dome, he patented and popularized the design in the 1950s.
Let me put thirty two years into perspective for you, from a nerdy point of view. The entire run of Transformers, from the original G1 cartoon and toys to the current Robots in Disguise cartoon and Michael Bay directed movies, happen in that time. That time frame started in the second console generation, after the Atari crash of 1983. Every Nintendo console that had ever been released in America came out in that time span. It reaches from the release of the second film by a young director named James Cameron called The Terminator to his creation of both of the highest grossing films of all time. Vince McMahon had not yet conceived of WrestleMania, and Alex Trebek had not yet begun his legendary run as host of Jeopardy!
Never have your wedding reception the night before you're leaving on the honeymoon, especially if your flight is leaving painfully early the next morning. Our original plans called for the wedding ceremony and reception to happen on September 9th, our original anniversary date. Between the problems of a middle of the week wedding, sorting our schedules and about a dozen other factors conspiring against us, we were married on August 30th, but the wedding reception moved to the following weekend. With this change in plans, we were able to use Labor Day as part of our honeymoon plans, thus getting an extra paid day off. It sounded like a perfect plan.
No one likes origin stories anymore. Every time that dreaded phrase “reboot” gets uttered in a studio boardroom, you can guarantee one of the first comments will be a complaint about having to hear how that character's story started. Maybe it's the lingering stain of the Star Wars prequels, or perhaps that we've seen the... Continue Reading →