Saturday, January 28, 2012

Five Guy Burgers

Five Guys opened up in Lakewood. I have had Five Guys before so there is not much new to me, but I love this place. The line was long, but the food was great. The thing that makes this place amazing is that they make great burgers, no gimmicks, just a really well made burgers. If you have not had it before. Make the trip.

Beer: Lazy Boy Porter

The other day I was driving down I-5 and I saw a Lazy Boy Brewery truck drive by. At this point I realized that they were a local brewery and thought it was a shame that I had never tried it before. So here is a quick review. I bought the beer at my favorite store in Federal Way 99 bottles. The price was fair $6.00 (approx.) for a pint bottle. I love dark beers, so I grabbed the porter. First impression, beautiful color and great smell. I gave it a try and it wasn't bad, my big problem was the small after taste that followed after every drink. I cant explain the taste, it was bitter and malty. Either way I didn't enjoy the first couple sips. I kept drinking hoping the taste would become something I enjoyed. Truth is even by the half way point of the bottle I decided it was not for me, don't get me wrong I'm not a monster and I finished that pint.

Conclusion: My first impression was my final impression, the beginning taste isn't too bad, but there is a weird after taste I did not care for. This beer is probably amazing, just not for me.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dwight Spin Off

A friend sent this link to me and I thought it was noteworthy. Apparently NBC is going to do a spin off show of "The Office" focused solely on the character of Dwight (Yahoo Full Story) and his Cousin Mose.
I don't want to judge before I see the final product, but this seems like a terrible idea. When I first read this story all I could think of were the miserable spinoffs of "Scrubs" and "Friends". Honestly how many people enjoyed "Joey"? The answer, "NO ONE". Don't get me wrong, I love the office and if any character that has a chance at their own show, Dwight is definitely the best pick, I mean hell he has his own story outside of the office, he has a funny side kick, and a great quirky personality, but he is only one small element of this amazing comedy collaboration. Is Jim funny? Yes of course, but do I want to see him at home pulling pranks on his Daughter? No. That same theory goes for anyone one character from that show, they are all amazing, they are all hilarious in their own ways, but I don't know if want to see a show focused on single character.

I guess when it comes down to it I will most likely watch the show, but with this season already be a little hit or miss, I really find it hard to believe that show will last past season 1.

Back and Better

Hey Guys,

In 2007-ish I had a dream to start blogging. I have always been an opinionated person and loved getting my thoughts out there into the world. I started a blog that was a little more then crazy rantings, well actually they were just mostly movie and comic book reviews, but they were really crazy. One day I made a huge mistake and wrote something horribly inappropriate about my past, than current job. It got back to the wrong person and I nearly got fired, because of this I decided not to blog anymore. About a year ago I decided I really wanted to be in video game journalism, I would write a blog post have my girlfriend review it and go from there. That fell flat pretty quickly because I couldn't keep up with news articles and I was basically re-reporting on and already posted articles with my own opinion added to it (plus there are like a million little video game blogs). With 2.5 (one dynamite/green hornet attempt) failed blogs and too much free time and thoughts I decided to give it one more crack. The problem was I started at a terrible time, I was moving, it was the holidays, and life fought back. Now I am officially moved into my new place. I am living with my girlfriend again, and I couldn't be happier.

With all that being said. I have a goal to start posting at least 2-3 times a week. This will be very healthy for me... at this point in my life I have left ideas of becoming a famous online journalist behind and have decided to do this for me. I am going to start transitioning away form facebook, focusing more on twitter and blogging. Since I am doing this for me I am not as concerned rather or not some one else even reads these posts, if that happens awesome, but it is no longer my goal. I mean if I get a lot of followers that would be great, its just not as important as it use to be. I am realistic, there are a million blogs and podcasts in the world, I am just one person with an opinion and a love for nerdy things. If you follow me I will love it, but if you read one post and walk away, that is cool too.
As a final note, if certain things happen I will be willing to do more with the site.

- If I get 25-50 followers I will post 5-7 times a week
- 100 followers I will seek out friends to help blog on site so more posts more often and different opinions.
- 100+ followers maybe a podcasts could be in the works
- I attend PAX and ECCC every year an would be willing to do a meet up

What else does the future hold, who knows.