Support Small Businesses 

For those who know me, it’s no secret, I like to support small businesses; especially when it comes to coffee shops. Super bonus points if the shop roasts their own beans! I hate giving money to the large corporate chains. 

Not thinking about it, I frequent a close by small coffee shop a LOT and I always charge it to get points. This costs the business what seems little, but adds up as it cuts into profit. Well, today I bought a gift card for myself for, let’s just say, a large amount. So that I can just swipe every day if I wanted, and the establishment won’t get nickel and dimed every transaction. Doing my part for the small businesses. 

When I get home I realized I probably didn’t make a dent because I charged it… I should have just paid cash for the gift card… AND all other transactions before and after today. Who the hell uses cash still? Or CHECKS UGH! (But that’s another rant for another day) Oh well, I can just take it a step further next time and bring my own commuter mugs to save more money, right?

Disney-fying Star Wars

Since the beginning, I have said that Disney buying Lucasarts/film was a BAD idea. Obviously, I don’t know how good/bad the new trilogy is going to be. I’ll go in not thinking the worst NOR thinking the best, but with an open mind. One thing I’ve known all along is that Disney will give everything a G/PG rating by Disneyfying everything. Sure, there wasn’t a lot of violence in Star Wars, but be ready for rainbows and sunshine…

I am a big fan of the Expanded Universe and when they threw that out the window I knew we’d have a problem. Yes, it gave Disney the artistic freedom to create their own vision, but destroying decades of source material is just ludicrous. Sure, there are some very poor expanded universe canon (Star Wars Holiday Special anyone?), but there is far more GOOD canon.

http://www.nerdist.com/the-slave-leia-costume-is-out-why-we-wont-miss-it/

While the Slave Leia outfit is outdated and I might never buy another Star Wars toy, and less so a Slave Leia, did they really need to even announce this? It seems more like Disney wanted to troll all the Star Wars fanboys. Guess it worked. I mean, they could have just silently not put out any more Slave Leia anything. No, they chose to be vocal about it.

On a side note, as much as I hate Jar Jar Binks, this is an AWESOME read. But, I don’t think George was THAT insightful.

Back to the Future Day! 10/21/15

BTTF day just came and went and one of the things I saw that people were complaining about is that cars aren’t fueled by garbage… Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t the Deloreon powered by traditional gasoline and the Flux Capacitor was fueled by the Mr. Fusion (garbage)? So the complaints are incorrect. Yes, we get it, we still don’t have flying cars; and I don’t see the human race in my life time to ever have them. I don’t trust people in the road let alone flying.

Interview

Notable thing heard in an interview… “I see you have a background in martial arts… We have other MMA trainees, ex-Marines; if you come on board no one will f*ck with us.” Hilarious!

Storms?

Holy crap, we had thunder, lightning, and rain in summer…  Where am I, the South?! No, still “Sunny California.” The lightning was so loud and was a 3-4 count, 5 at very most. Crazy.

/thanksObama