A blast from the past… A few weeks ago I snagged this awesome Star Wars Sweatshirt from the Adidas Star Wars line that came out in 2010. I never could afford anything during the initial run because it was too expensive, but I found this bad boy on ebay and agreed with myself that the price was right for the rarity and condition (new with tags). I definitely could not be happier at the moment. It’s pretty comfortable, it has a flocked hood, and really good fit despite being a size too big*. The zipper pocket on the left sleeve fits my phone perfectly and it has the right amount of nerdiness without going over the top. It doesn’t scream Star Wars like other items i have in my wardrobe.
Its arrival today definitely helped lift the spirits, especially since I have been suffering from a bad case of the flu all week.
*I always buy my sweatshirts in a size Large, despite being more of a medium build. I feel like the hood sits too snuggly with mediums and I like a bit of breathing room.
Last night, I saw The LEGO Movie with TinyTot. The underlying story that was meant for parents, particularly the Adult Fans of LEGOs had me in tears. Definitely a Parent-Child movie for those who love and grew up with LEGOs. The cinematography was incredible. They made the LEGO world come to life with astounding realism. Everything was made out of bricks during the main portion of the movie. If a Lego fell into the water, LEGO bricks splashed up. If a LEGO person walked, they walked like the plastic figure would walk if a child was playing with it; there were no exadurated movements, no bending the laws of the toys, they moved and acted like they would if the bricks in one’s collection would come to life right now, limited movement range and all. It took me back to my childhood with all of the various sets and models depicted. The voice cast was spectacular, and the LEGO cameos were even better. Seeing figures from the various sets was pretty awesome. And they stayed true to LEGO itself. Every piece in the movie exists, including all of the figures… It was awesome and it definitely is a movie we will have to purchase in the future.
Afterward, we went out and bought a few sets from the movie. Yes we are being ‘good little consumers’ and doing exactly as the big companies want us to so they can line their pockets, but with this movie it was different for me. The fact that you could purchase the EXACT models that were showcased in the movie was a bit awesome. It’s not like most movie-LEGO tie-ins where it looks like reasonable facsimile, no these were the exact pieces you saw on screen. We got two sets and a few blind bag figures, I’m trying to hold off on buying all of them to allow for Birthday Gift ideas for a certain little someone who’s birthday is at the end of next month. I was really bummed though that Morgan Freeman’s Character Vitruvius’s LEGO counter part is only in the bigger of the sets, while most of the main cast has characters in multiple sets and their various outfits represented as blind bag guys.
Nater’s Favorite Doctor Who Episodes
I figure since I’m rewatching all 7 of the latest Doctor Who Series, I’m gonna highlight my favorite episodes.
I’ve made it to one of my favorite episode archs, The Empty Child + The Doctor Dances. This arch has everything. The first appearance of Captain Jack, and all of his sassiness, the Doctor getting scared shitless, an absolutely terrifying and Brilliant monster in the Empty Child (and others), a cliffhanger, and more. You see this war hardened Doctor soften a bit, you see the real person that he is, the real ‘coward’ underneath the stone facade. Also it features a ton of wonderful lines such as this one ‘I want to find a blonde in a Union Jack. A specific one, I didn’t just wake up this morning with a craving.’ It’ll make you laugh, it’ll keep you in suspense, at one point you’ll cry (if you don’t you’re a monster because this episode messes with the heart strings)…
In the words of 9, it’s FANTASTIC.
Alright, Alright, Alright
During his trip to the Fire House today, TinyTot got a bunch of awesome things like a sticker, pencil and ruler that change color when heat comes in contact with them, fire themed silly bands, and a couple of potholders with balloons attached to them (balloons and 2nd potholder not shown). I love that the potholders have safety tips on them.
This morning driving to work was like traveling through a cloud.
For my Father’s Birthday this year I decided to make him a custom Buffalo Bills Fire Helmet. When I gave it to him, he fell in love immediately. Sadly it was missing some pieces when I made it , the leather and hardwear for the leather, so I had the items shipped to my Father’s house. They arrived this past week. The only thing missing is a couple of screws to hold the leather on the helmet. I am really pleased with how it turned out.
Tinkering the Strokin’ The Beard tee… This one has a nice Retro Feel. I love it.
I had to model the Think Geek Chewbacca Messenger Bag. I must say, this bag is awesome. There is a magnet in it for an ensured close. There are long straps that go under the bag. It’s wide enough to fit an 11” computer, tablet or whatever else you wish. I am in love with this bag.
I’ma go put on a collared shirt ‘cuz were here to tackle the big picture.
You know those awesome tees I always talk about and that can be see in pictures of me? Seibei tees?
Yeah, well Seibei is having a sale on FAB right now. You bet your bottom I am snatching up the one above on Friday when I get paid.
But you’d better hurry, this sale won’t last forever. Check it out here.
You know you love my Seibei Dino tee
My new Seibei shirt came in the mail today. :)
If you don’t have a Seibei in your closet, you need to check out this awesome link here.