I give up on trying to live in a spoiler-free world.
About six weeks ago, my wife and I began watching Game of Thrones to catch up with the insanely popular show before it finished its sixth season. Going into it, the only thing I knew was that just about every character on the show dies. Love ‘em? They’re dead. Hate ‘em? They’re dead. I knew that going in, and it got me thinking about spoilers.
The funny part about life are those little moments, I call them “awakenings,” when things become clearer. They usually become clearer after “sleepenings,” as I call them. Sleepenings are those moments in life when you are running in high gear for so much time and then realize your parking brake is still up.
The World’s Strongest Man is coming to Northwest Indiana this weekend. His name is Brian Shaw, and he’s more than likely going pull 80,000 pounds of truck across the Muller Acura of Merrillville parking lot.
When I first started working at Ideas in Motion Media - where I sit in front of a computer most of the day - I was instantly turned on to the joys of Pandora Radio, the online streaming music service that picks the next song based on what songs you listen to, like, and don’t like.
I was having a hard time coming up for this introduction part for my Links of the Week and I was really having a hard time focusing on one thing enough for 300 words this week. Should I write about springtime? Kentucky Derby? Mother’s Day?
I never saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac. Any time I ever saw a Grateful Dead on a car, 99.9% of the time it was a Volvo, and 98% of the time the sticker was either the dancing skeletons or the dancing bears. I personally love the bears, but the skeletons were pretty cool, too, I suppose. Especially the skeletons with the top hats that had the roses in them.
We are here at the end of April, looking at the biggest story happening in sports. NBA Playoffs? Nope. Playoff hockey? Not even close. Is it Skip Bayless leaving ESPN? No way. It is the end of April, and we’re talking about football.
While the weather doesn’t always accurately project it, spring is here! That means bonfires, shorts and sandals (more often than not with hoodies), and hitting the gym to get those summer bodies ready! That means camping in the back yard with the kids, grilling brats and burgers, and the blooming of flowers as well as... political signs.
The news came when I was on the couch, reeling from a sinus headache that had knocked me out of work for the day. My wife was home on her lunch break and she let out a guttural “Noooo!”. The news came out that Prince had died.
I never appreciated Prince like I should have. I should have, skimming back through his catalog last night after the announcement of his passing, but I just never did besides loving his core hits, as everyone did.