Thursday, May 26, 2016

CC 2016

I'm a little late posting this, but I'm on Company Convenience again!  It started Wednesday, May 4th.  My paper says I return July 11th, but I'll probably have to go back before then.  Not that I'm hoping that's the case.  I wouldn't go back until August or September or October if they let me off that long!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

I won a Batman v Superman prize pack from Malco Theatres

On March 23, Malco Theatres began a contest.


............Riddle Me This.......... ....................What 3 characters comprise the "Trinity"?Post your answer...
Posted by Malco Theatres, Inc. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016


That day, I answered the question correctly, and two days later, I was one of the four winners! So on March 30, I received my prize pack in the mail: a medium Batman v Superman t-shirt, a Dorbz Batman vinyl collectible, and a Dorbz Superman vinyl collectible.

My Batman v Superman prize pack from Malco Theatres

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sounds vs. Timberwolves: Season Ticket Growl Towels & more

This past Friday, February 19, was the first day that current +Memphis Grizzlies season ticket holders could renew their season tickets for next year.  So that night, at the game vs. Minnesota at FedExForum, Growl Towels were waiting for every season ticket holder at their seat.  It was also a Memphis Sounds game.  It was also the first game for the recently acquired Chris "Birdman" Andersen and P.J. Hairston, which meant they wore Sounds uniforms for a game before they wore Grizzlies uniforms!

Growl Towels awaiting at my, Barbra's, and Scott's seats

Our section from a distance

Our section from an even further distance!

What the towels in the arena looked like from our seats

View of the towels from Plaza Level, where we watched the players warm up before the game

Kari with the Growl Towel, two Memphis Sounds Car Freshener giveaways (showing each side), and the Item of the Game: Memphis Red Script Tee for $15

We were going to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe, but decided not to.  It would have been our first time eating at its new location. But I had to get a selfie from inside the Hard Rock with this cool view of Beale Street out the window.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

The shirt that spoke to me

I was looking for a shirt in my closet yesterday to wear to the Grizzlies game last night.  I found this one, which was a giveaway from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee earlier this season at the November 20th game.


Then I viewed the back of it.


As I looked at the top line, which says Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, I heard the TV in the living room say, "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee," at the exact same time.  Freaky, huh?  Needless to say, I made sure I wore this shirt to the game...apparently I was meant to!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Star Wars In Concert returns in 2016...so we'll be seeing it again!

Just opened up my (Target Exclusive) CD copy of the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was pleasantly surprised to see the following card inside!


Star Wars In Concert toured around here a few years ago.  It told the story of Episodes I - VI, narrated by Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), while an orchestra played Star Wars music.  There were also props on display from the movies.  When the tour dates were first announced, Memphis wasn't on the list of cities, so +Barbra McLaughlin , +Kaitlin Sexton , and I had to go to Nashville to see it.  The show was on December 13, 2009.

Barbra and I with Luke, Leia, and Santa R2-D2

Han and Katie, both frozen in carbonite

Later on, another leg of cities were announced, and Memphis finally made it on the list.  So this time, +Scott Mcnutt , +Ted Millikan , and I went to the concert.  It was at FedExForum on May 18, 2010.

Myself, Ted, and Scott, scorching in the heat of Tatooine's twin suns

So it'll be awesome to see the concert again this year.  And +Kariann Sexton didn't go to the other shows, so she'll finally get to see it.  And THIS year, Memphis better be on the FIRST leg of shows!

On a side note, Star Trek is also having their own orchestral concert tour this year called Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, celebrating Star Trek's 50th anniversary.  And Memphis is actually one of the first stops on the tour!  It's coming to the Orpheum Theatre on January 29.  Of course, Barbra and I already have our tickets!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy that the Vintage DC Comics Calendar is back!

Interesting choice for the cover of a 2016 calendar.  Does it have a twofold meaning?

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Books-A-Million at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, MS, Saturday and saw a new Vintage DC Comics Calendar for 2016!  Asgard Press made these calendars in the past for a few years.  I always bought them because they were so awesome, but they haven't made them in a while.  I hadn't even heard that they were going to start making them again for 2016.  I always loved these calendars because they showed old DC Comics comic book covers.

The calendar cover is a comic book cover of Wonder Woman running for president.  Right off the bat, I realized why that cover may have been picked: in 2016, Wonder Woman is going to be featured on the big screen for the first time ever in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and also in 2016, there may be a woman elected president for the first time!  And I hope there is!  (Clinton, anyway, not Fiorina.)

The cover used for May 2016 is of Hawkman #1, from 1964.  I own that issue, and its one of my most valuable comics.

Oh, and this calendar is BIG, too, 11"x30" when opened up all the way.  And I got it for 50% off the suggested retail price of $21.95.  Calendar shopping is always best after Christmas, cause you can always get them for a lot of percentage points off!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Halloween and honor roll

+Barbra and +Kaitlin both made The Osceola Times last week!  Barbra handed out candy at a school for +American Greetings, and Katie made the honor roll at her school!

A Jedi wasn't the only thing Barbra was for Halloween this year!

Katie starting her senior year off right!