Happy Thanksgiving!

To everybody celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, enjoy your time together!

While everyday is a good time to express thanks, today is especially special to do so. We have time to slow down, relax and reflect.

I’m thankful for friends, family, my health and the awesomeness of serendipity, among many other things. Also, I’m thankful for the loyal readers and visitors of Jimmy’s Daily Planet!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Parental Icing

How sweet it is.

When traveling with family (that includes small children) for the holidays, it’s pivotal to understand and, dare I say, embrace the seven kinds of crazy.

It will happen. True story.

Beyond trying to prevent the inevitable, one of the keys to dealing with these random happenings is to see the wild shenanigans for what they are. How would we (or how did we) act in these same situations?

There are many “methods” for dealing with familial chaos, but it’s more fun to roll with (and in) it all.

(FYI – She’s right, yogurt definitely does not taste like cake)

And family definitely makes sure that every moment is memorable, especially during the holidays…with and without cake.

Welcome…to Jurassic World!

Just like John Hammond, the makers of the theme park Jurassic World couldn’t wait to show off what they’ve created. Having recently watched the first official trailer for Jurassic World (featured below), it seems like my long-standing predictions about Jurassic Park’s fourth cinematic installment are as acutely accurate as a dinosaur’s DNA.

Good vibrations indeed!

I could describe the trailer, but we all just want to see what the world’s first dinosaur-theme park open to the public looks like.

For fans of the original (and the franchise), this is the movie we’ve all secretly been wishing for since Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur blockbuster rocked Hollywood and the world back on June 11, 1993:

Chaos Theory may have to be rewritten come June 12, 2015…

Smoke and Foam (No Mirrors)

Moving here, there and everywhere.

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which may include staying at home and awaiting a Noah’s Ark variety of family members (and their pets) showing up or bravely traveling away from home for a short holiday vacation. Either way, relaxation will inevitably be intercepted by stress at certain points the next few days and it’s important to anticipate this predictable chaos. There’s no magic escape to this reality. It could be cooking the turkey, parking everybody’s cars to comply with local laws, keeping screaming children quiet or ensuring the dinner conversation remains lighthearted and friendly (unless you’re celebrating Festivus). This way, whatever does arise out of nowhere can be resolved with the greatest demonstration of tranquil multitasking anybody has ever seen.

Well, second best…

Here’s to trying Kramer’s bar magic this holiday (sniff, sniff – if you know what I’m saying).


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