Monday, March 27, 2017

Spoiler: Only If You've Been Living Under a Rock

The headline is as follows:

Someone Edited the End of Rogue One Into the Start of A New Hope Because Star Wars is Awesome

We all thought about it when we were watching Rogue One, but thanks to one industrious fan, they helped us visualize what we only imagined. So, a great big thank you to Barre Fong!

Click here to see the clip.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Work of Art

I'm not going to apologize for my spending habits. And one day, I suppose I'll have to sell my goodies to pay for retirement. But in the meantime, I get to enjoy some eye candy of a different sort.

Today, my Britto Artist Mickey arrived. He's much bigger than I expected, but he looks great in my office at work! I placed him near some concept art, and I think it works well. What do you think?

I purchased mine from my friend, Febra, over at the Gift House in Lakewood, CO. Be sure to order your special treasures from her!

Click here to go to the Gift House website. Below are the details for Artist Mickey.

Artist Mickey
Disney by Britto Collection
Dimensions: 3.5"W x 9.25"D x 8.75"H
#: 4055227
Materials: Stone Resin

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Disney's March Madness - Not What It Used To Be

Many of us (and some of us who are not sports fans) have been looking forward to Disney's March Madness teams. This year, Disneyland isn't being represented. And the artwork is very lack-luster when compared to artwork in past years. Let's hope Disney gets back on track. And there isn't a Star Wars bracket this year, either!

Click here to see all the team art work as well as to download your own bracket.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Part of the Club

There is plenty to entertain you at the Denver International Airport (DEN). Being there at least once a month, I have my routine. Today, I needed to make a couple of conference calls, so I had to get to the airport really early. It shocks me to say this is the first time I've used the Delta Sky Club at DEN.

Other Sky Clubs that can learn a lesson from their customer service. Everyone is very friendly, but not only that, a nice gentleman came by to give me my coffee and Biscotti between calls!

There's even a nice view of Concourse A from up here. It looks so peaceful and quiet, but we all know better.

Of course, some people just make themselves at home in the lounge.

To read more about the Delta Sky Club at the Denver Airport, click here.

Friday, February 17, 2017


I travel often to Wisconsin Dells for work. It's not one of my favorite places, but a necessary evil. A few years ago, a couple coworkers of mine introduced me to Driftless Glen Distillery in Baraboo, WI. It's about 15 miles from the Dells, and oh so worth the drive!

Situated along the Baraboo River, Driftless Glen Distillery not only sells their concoctions they brew, or rather distill, but they have an amazing kitchen. Try the Jambalaya or flatbreads.

As for the spirits, I love the Skinny Lemon and Skinny Cucumber Vodkas. They are refreshing. Then my coworker told me about the S’mores Flavored Rivershine. She drizzles it over vanilla ice cream. I thought that sounded weird. But when I tried it, wow! I did more than drizzle it!

And as if that isn't enough, they also carry Reneé Olive Oils and Balsamics. I came home with three bottles of different olive oils. Two of my favorites are the Baklouti Green Chili Oil and the Dark Toasted Sesame Oil. That last one is great with chicken.

So if you're ever near Wisconsin Dells or Lake Delton, make sure you allow some extra time to visit Driftless Glen in Baraboo. Just follow the street signs.

Click here to view the Driftless Glen website. You must be over 21 to enter!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It's All About the Status

If you do any amount of travel, you know how important it is to achieve and maintain your status. Not in society, however that can be argued, but with your frequent flyer program. Mine is with Delta and its SkyMiles Medallion program.

This has happened to me before, so I am used to it. Around mid-December, I was on my last scheduled trip. When I checked my SkyMiles status with Delta, I discovered I was $32 and 2 segments (a round trip) short of reaching my 2017 member status. Crud! So while I was in Colorado Springs, I booked a quick, turn-around trip from MSP to ORD and back.

Now a few years ago when I did this, what started out as a short trip turned into a nightmare due to weather delays. However, I was confident that this time would be different since I knocked on my head for good luck.

So I flew out to Chicago with no problems. I didn't book the immediate return flight just in case of any delays. I tried to catch an earlier flight, but I was too cheap to pay the $50 to fly standby. Instead, I just hung out in the SkyClub Lounge and had coffee and something to eat. They had grits there!

As I was looking out the window, reading my Star Wars Catalyst - A Rogue One book (I highly recommend it!), I glanced out the window and saw a Star Wars BB-8 ANA jet! It was unexpected. And while I wanted to fly and see a C-3PO jet, I was happy to have seen this one. I then hopped on my flight back to MSP and scored my 2017 frequent flyer status. All in all, it was a very successful and fulfilling day. It was a nice way to end 2016.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

One of my good friends decided to surprise me and treated me to a day that will live on in Galactic history. We went to see the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). It was brilliant! I've gone to other Star Wars exhibits in the past, but there were so many costumes I hadn't seen as well as behind the scenes stories and artwork. It truly was an amazing day.

The collection spanned costumes from Episode I all the way through Episode VI.

We learned about symbols representing Auerbesh and Naboo languages, and saw the different types of fabrics that were used to make the elaborate costumes. They even had some beloved and recognizable characters on display. (Not me).

It's one of those exhibits where you can go many times and see something new every time. I sure I can see it again! If you have the chance, add this to you bucket list you must. Yes, mmmm!

To learn more details about the exhibit, click here.