Last week zipped by, as I was on vacation, and there was Thanksgiving.

This week has been a slow crawl.  Whaddya mean it’s only Wednesday?!?!?

Crisis Day 2

That was one heck of a story.

Lots of action, with equal parts funny and sad, and an ending that I didn’t expect.

And of course an awesome homage to the Christopher Reeve films.

I totally enjoyed all 4 episodes.

Baseball Thoughts

Watching Ken Burns’ Baseball on MLB Network.

The commercials show that they’re doing MLB divisional previews, which I think may be premature, with the Winter Meetings coming up and Spring Training a couple of months away.

If the Giants do not get Mike Stanton, maybe they should pick up free agents  Brandon Morrow and Curtis Granderson from the Dodgers.

There I was, the black grandson of a slave, the son of a black sharecropper, part of a historic occasion, a symbolic hero to my people. The air was sparkling. The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem. The flag billowed in the wind. It should have been a glorious moment for me as the stirring words of the national anthem poured from the stands. Perhaps, it was, but then again, perhaps, the anthem could be called the theme song for a drama called The Noble Experiment. Today, as I look back on that opening game of my first world series, I must tell you that it was Mr. Rickey’s drama and that I was only a principal actor. As I write this twenty years later, I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made.
― Jackie Robinson, I Never Had It Made

I do miss baseball.  As I do every year, after Thanksgiving Day.

I’m gonna play a couple of games of my 1967 San Francisco Giants season replay.

Black Friday

My only purchase from Black Friday was something that I didn’t think I would pick up.

I didn’t get BB-8 a couple of years back, and I didn’t get any of the new droids on Force Friday.

But for Black Friday, Best Buy dropped the price by $50(!) AND threw in a free Force Band.

I played with both, and found them both amusing, and I’ll probably play with them more over time.  The Force Band takes some practice to drive the droid.  But the Holocron mode is kinda cool, finding holocrons and unlocking things within the app, like weapons and characters and ships and planets.  The weapons allow you to pretend to armed with those weapons (so far a blaster and a bowcaster) and make gestures to make pew-pew sounds.

The app is much more fun to play with, because you can make R2 ’emote’ and make sounds.  I have yet to try watching one of the films with R2, who is supposed to respond to scenes throughout the movies.

Overall, I’m happy with this little guy, as I’ve wanted a full-sized R2 unit since I was 10.


I signed up for this card a month ago.  I finally used it today.

I saw Justice League for the third time.

I do think it’s weird that you have to be within 100 yards of the theatre in order to pick a movie, but it works okay.

I may try to go see another movie sometime this weekend.  I should have done that all this week since I was off for staycation.  Oh well.