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Oregon’s Gas Problems

I’m sure it’s not news to anyone that, with the start of 2018, Oregonians can now pump their own gas as long as they do it in a county with fewer than 40,000 people. The news, apparently, is that Oregonians…

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Non-Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I’ve been struggling with this one for a couple of weeks. I wanted to write a review of The Last Jedi and get it posted during the opening week, when interest was at its highest. That’s how you get clicks,…

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Scythe

We Svolos’ are a gaming family. We have a big pantry that doesn’t hold food. It holds our collection of board games. We’ve got a lot of ’em, too, and the collection’s always growing. It’s one of the things that…

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Review – Justice League

Despite having read all the online hate, I still wasn’t prepared for this. It was a Saturday morning matinee, and there was only one other person in the theater. Seriously, just one guy, and he was about the same age…

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Hello, December!

I don’t know about you, but I love December. I’m a winter guy, and growing up in Southern California, December brought with it the dream of winter, if not the reality. Here in the Great Wet North, we get a…

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Victory! (52,000 words)

Hey guys, Sorry about not posting any updates for a while. We traveled to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving week. We had a great time. Found an excellent AirBnB to stay in, got to spend Thanksgiving day with some wonderful friends…

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NaNoWriMo – Update 4

This weekend was Veterans’ Day, which I take for myself. Combined with family time on Friday (We went to go see Thor: Ragnarok), I didn’t get a lot done over the weekend. Still, I made progress today and crossed over…

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This one weird trick earned BuzzFeed $167 Million in 2015

Gotcha! I hope you don’t mind this little stunt. I was just thinking about how clickbait sites work and wondered how many people would click through to the story. I’ll post a report in a future post to let everyone…

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NaNoWriMo – Update 3

  I had a good weekend and followed it up with about 2700 words today. I just finished up the first act with a word count in the neighborhood of 16K. The first act normally takes up about 25% of…

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NaNoWriMo – Update 2

  Nothing terribly exciting to report. around a thousand words yesterday and 2300 today. Yesterday would have been better, but the Bean got sent home from school and I had to spend a bit of time doing dad stuff. Anyhow,…

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