Infamous Gigs: “Every Christmas Gig Ever” Edition

Ah, Christmas! The time of joy and love. The season of hope and peace. And, for musicians, the season of endless gigs. It is no secret that everyone hates music that was not created by some sort of computerized machine, which is why it is so hard for non-robotic musicians to make a living. But […]

Children: The Colonists of Stuff

Now that Columbus Day is over I think it’s time to start thinking about the real colonists of today: children. At least my children are. All day long they go around “discovering” things and then claiming them as their own. It is very annoying. “That’s MY toy!” shouts the first child. “No, that’s MINE!” shouts […]

Lego Dimensions vs. Disney Infinity

Lego Dimensions. Disney Infinity 3.0. Since neither of these games are out yet and I have not played either of them, this seems like a good time for me to talk about them, don’t you think? Because I have a problem. I don’t know which one to get!!! Let’s look at this objectively. I have […]

The Top 10 Numbers Between 1 and 10

Hey people! It’s Friday! That means you want to read something fun and easy before your weekend. Something like a list! But lists are so overdone, aren’t they? So many numbered items… But why do we never rank the numbers themselves?! I will fix that right now. Here are the top 10 integers between one and […]

Maybe is the New Yes

Ahhhhhh, maybe.  That magical word that lives in the nether realms between yes and no, and which always means one or the other and you know it.  To paraphrase a great Jedi master I once knew, “Yes or yes not.  There is no maybe.”  ‘Maybe’ is a code word that, as far as I knew […]

50 Things Only 10-sies Kids Can Understand

Signs that you were raised in the greatest generation, with a childhood from 2010-2019! Suck it, children of the 20’s! 1) That Sofia the First  had the best theme song of all time (sorry, Doc McStuffins)! 2) Frozen is the greatest movie in the history of cinema. 3) Marvel only came out with two or three movies a […]

Top Ten Things Overheard During a Game of Mr. Potato Head

It is a rare occasion when my children decide to play happily together, and last night I decided to take advantage of the once-in-a-blue-moon event by doing some work without interruptions.  This didn’t mean I wasn’t paying attention to them of course, and I found myself often glancing their way, just enjoying and taking in […]

The Greatest Crossovers of All Time

There is nothing like a good crossover.  It’s the reason why “The Avengers” was the number one movie last year, and why there is so much fan-fiction written that attempts to blend two different universes.  There is just something inherently exciting and geek-tastic about two (or more) of your favorite characters meeting and interacting.  I […]

How Old Should Your Children Be Before You Show Them Star Wars?

Ah, the age old dilemma of parenting.  You want to watch Star Wars with your kids, but you’re not sure if they are old enough yet.  You don’t want to scare/traumatize them with all those scenes of exploding planets, dead stormtroopers, and crispy fried aunts and uncles, but you’ve got to get to them before […]