Happy Monday!

Sometimes, the best way to start a new workweek is to simply give it absolutely everything you’ve got. All the energy left over from the weekend should serve as jumper cables of sorts this Monday morning.

Charlie Day/Dale Arbus knows what I’m talking about.

Happy Monday!

Just Need One Winning Ticket in the Lottery

Today has the potential to be game-changing, literally six years in the making.

These are the moments we work for during the workweek grind and on those beautiful Saturday mornings, afternoons and nights when everyone else is out having fun. Interestingly, for the past several years, the goal has remained the same. However, the chances of it coming to fruition has been a relentlessly nervi circumstance (thank you Ian Darke). Just like other valuable things in my life, I don’t want to make the mistake of getting too ahead of myself (it’s happened before with not so happy results).

But what if it really happens this time?

In that case, the celebration will paint the night sky like the 4th of July while I write the final words of a chapter never intended to extend beyond a brief rest between major chapters in my life. If all goes well (especially if the good news is told today), then I will feel like I just won a million dollars.

Speaking of which, that reminds me of a song by a band that sings the theme song to a sitcom in which the actors are currently requesting a million dollars per episode.

In the real and imagined world of having a million dollars, what would I do…?

Let’s revisit what the Barenaked Ladies think about this proposition:

The best thing is that “a million dollars” doesn’t literally have to be a million dollars.

It’s just that feeling of winning something so awesome that things start to fall into place with joyous, relieved precision.

What does a million dollars mean to you?

Please Welcome Mr. Cumberland

How to make an entrance?

Walking into a room the right way can, in some instances, change your life forever. Most communication between people is non-verbal, therefore it’s essential to put out the right tone at all times. People are everywhere, which heightens the need to distinguish oneself from the pack. In some cases, this relates to romance and, in other situations, it’s all about the business at hand. Subsequently, introducing oneself into a new environment requires a suave quality from the school of George Clooney.

Today is Thursday, so the following clip is a throwback to a man who always knew how to make an entrance.

Plays with Squirrels Eric, take it away…

Happy Throwback Thursday!

21 Years in the Making

(Jurassic World: IGN Online)

(“Jurassic World” by Mark Englert: IGN Online)

Ladies and gentlemen, not only is Jurassic World really happening, but it will once again feature the superstar of dinosaurs in the Velociraptor. Above is the first promotional poster for the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Recalling when I saw the first movie 21 years ago, it’s surreal to think it’s a franchise. What’s more is that it seems like this is the right time to make a new film with great actors (Chris Pratt,┬áBryce Dallas Howard) and written with what appears to be a similar tone as the original from 1993. Enough time has passed that this new movie is not simply a sequel, but a story with a purpose and gravitas to stand on its own.

The saying is, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

I agree.

The excitement that’s included in these thousand words is unsustainable…much like the the expectations of controlling dinosaurs in the modern world.

While we will have to wait and see how this story unfolds in 2015, Spielberg and Co. just may have found a way to rejuvenate this story for the 21st century!


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