Tuesday, November 22, 2016

My Favorite Dream

Probably a lesser-known Disney character that is still one I hold dearly is the Golden (or Singing) Harp from Disney's Fun and Fancy Free, the 1947 animation 'package' features, which was a collection of shorts. The big piece of trivia from this movie is it the last time Walt Disney himself would voice Mickey Mouse.

A few years ago, a few dear friends gave me the Walt Disney Classics Collection version of the Golden Harp. I just love her!

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine at Disneyland told me about pieces of his artwork that are being sold. When I saw his version of the Golden Harp, I knew I had found the backdrop to match the WDCC piece!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Star Wars Socks

I was at Nordstrom in Chicago when I found these must-have socks! I bought these for me, and a pair of Chewbacca socks for a friend. Now I want the 'location' socks you see in the background!

Click here to go find more socks!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lost Stars

I just finished reading, 'Lost Stars', by Claudia Gray. Don't let the category of 'Young Adult Novel' scare you away from reading this. It was a great read!

The only downside I had without giving anything away, is I was expecting a cliff-hanger. I wasn't prepared for how much of a cliff-hanger with which I was left. Good thing I'm ready to read the next book! You can find the book here.

Anyway, only the die-hard geeks will understand what I found amusing. Don't worry. There's nothing here that will spoil anything.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday the 13th

Magic Mirror on the wall. Who's the biggest geek of all?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Back to My Roots

I've been buy way too many t-shirts lately. There are so many good ones! I saw this one today, and I did pass on a Lion King one I wanted. I just don't know if I really 'need' this one. I already know what my friends will say.

Click here to see more.

Separated at Birth?

After being in CO for a few days, I returned to the office today and was greeted by this site. Please note I work in city and not on the farm.

It made me wonder. Were they separated at birth? 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Disney (Not So) Infinity

It's like I've been sucker-punched in the stomach. I thought I hadn't read it correctly. I had trouble finding an original article or announcement, but with each article I skimmed, the reality sunk in: Disney has discontinued Disney Infinity.

My first reaction was, "What am I going to do? All the hours I've been playing, and money invested. All for not?" Then another reality quickly settled in: 300 people are going to lose their jobs.

Disney blamed failing earnings and sales in the game not being where they were. But I think, as many other people do, this is just another blow to the franchise from the poorly managed budget for Shanghai Disneyland.

I honestly am numb. I'm on the road and away from my PS3 and PS4, so I can't even play a game just to console myself. No pun intended. I'm one of the biggest Disney supporters out there (Yes, we all say that). But I truly am disappointed in Disney this time around. This reminds me of some things from the past when I worked for Disney where certain people got greedy, they spread the Company too thinly, and they didn't learn from the past. It's such a shame. Disney Infinity was a good revenue stream for the Company. I don't have children, so as an 'adult' over 50, this one way to get my Disney fix since I'm landlocked in the Midwest (for now) and can't go to the Parks like other people on a regular basis.

The first sentence by John Blackburn assumes we 'may' have heard the news, and as a writer, one should never make that assumption. Especially when the news is not good news.

Here is the link to the "official" announcement. At least we can continue to play and replay the game for now. I guess I'll have to switch over to another game to consume my free time. I haven't really given Star Wars Battlefront the full attention I need. Now I can.