I heard this quote at my local box, and it really moved me. "I'm not a CrossFitter, I just go to a CrossFit gym." Let me tell you why it moved me, and why I think it applies beyond the CrossFit gym. Here is some context, to help: I'm a very competitive person by nature, … Continue reading Lessons in Failure
Here is one feeling I've never been able to properly explain, but I will try to explain it today. Imagine you are filling out some government forms. Most of the time, on these forms, you are not permitted to check off more than one race box. When you fill this form out, what is typically … Continue reading The Checkbox
FYI: This critique is split into two sections: a spoiler-free review followed by a deep-dive plot analysis, which does contain some spoilers. A spoiler warning will precede any sections which have spoilers. Spoiler-Free Review Horror movies and I don't normally get along. I empathize deeply with characters, I am VERY easily startled, and I kind of believe in … Continue reading Get Out (Spoiler-Free + Deep Dive Plot Analysis)
Fact: Every time a Star Wars movie comes out, Ryan and I go to the movies at least three times. We did this for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and managed to do just that for Rogue One. It took me a while to get around to writing this, between travel, the holidays, and having little … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pink Dumbbell Syndrome. It all boils down to this single, oft-heard phrase: "I like to exercise, but I don't like to lift heavy weights because I don't want to get too big/bulky/manly/hefty/muscular."
T-Mobile hooked us up, yet again, with free tickets to a movie (woo!) and while I'd been looking forward to this movie all year, I was a bit disappointed to see that critics weren't so enthused about it. Its Rotten Tomatoes score was a very rotten 26% (Though I'm really starting to lose faith in the … Continue reading Suicide Squad (100% Certified Spoiler-Free)
From the opening number, "Alexander Hamilton," the whole audience was captivated. As soon as Javier Muñoz uttered his first line, the crowd was uncontainable.
We saw this movie by accident. We actually were hoping to catch an advanced screening of "The Nice Guys," but by the time we realized the screening was the day prior, we were already finishing up our beer & dinner. So anyway, we made do with being in town, and decided to see "Sing Street." "Sing Street" … Continue reading Sing Street
I've been doing this on my own personal Facebook for some time, but it has been long enough. It is now time for the inauguration of Unwelcome Reviews - a series of completely unwarranted and informal reviews of movies, shows, and other entertainment (that I sometimes happen to see in theaters before other people do). How … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War (No Spoilers)
I don't give intimacy much thought. Honestly, it's very American of me to do that. I don't mean "sexy time" intimacy necessarily, but the actual meaning of intimacy. Intimate, in the Oxford English Dictionary, has quite a beautiful definition: "Inmost, most inward, deep-seated; hence, Pertaining to or connected with the inmost nature or fundamental character … Continue reading America’s Intimacy Problem