Video of the Day: "I'm a Daddy and I Know It"

One of my best friends and her husband, parents of two girls, recently found out that they were pregnant with triplets! This is a natural pregnancy, no fertility drugs were taken. Hell, they weren't really even trying to get pregnant! SURPRISE!!! LOL!

I was visiting them last night and while talking, my friend's husband admitted that he had it fairly easy with their two girls, but now he's beginning to think about how the addition of three more children - all at one time - is going to add a little more... shall we say... excitement to their lives. (Ya think? Hehe!)

Ironically enough, this morning I found this video and have since posted it on each of their Facebook pages. It's laugh-out-loud funny and gives great insight into what it's going to be like to parent five children after the triplets arrive.

I wish them both the best of luck and can't wait for the madness to ensue!


Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' TV Adaptation Set to Air

~From Examiner.com

When "Under the Dome" was first released, there were mentions of a television series adaptation. Like many rumored adaptations, this seemed to be just that - a rumor - as nothing more was really said about it.

As it turns out, the wheels were in motion after all! It was recently announced that the series will hit the airwaves this coming summer. It will run for 13 episodes and will coincide with the release of a new paperback edition of the novel.

"Under the Dome" is about a town that is sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as the dome comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from and when -- or if -- it will go away.

It is being suggested that the series will take the form of a single season with a set number of episodes that tells the complete story. This would minimize story padding and filler and allow the viewer to go in knowing exactly how long the story will take to unfold.

Steven Spielberg's production company, Amblin Television, will produce the show along with Stephen King, who will serve as an executive producer with Brian K. Vaughan, the shows script writer. No word on casting yet, though.

1/13/13 UPDATE: According to HuffingtonPost.com, "Under the Dome" will premiere on CBS at 9 p.m. Central on Monday, June 24, 2013.


Video of the Day: Moon Trance by Lindsey Stirling

If you like music but don't know who Lindsey Stirling is, you are truly missing out. She is an extremely talented violinist, dancer and composer who performs a variety of music styles, including classical, pop, hip-hop and even dub-step. I first saw Lindsey on America's Got Talent, where she made it to the quarter-finals. On the show, she was dubbed the Hip-Hop Violinist.

Lindsey is cute and quirky and definitely has her own style, and her music is phenomenal, in my humble opinion anyway.  She has her own YouTube channel where you can watch music videos and live recordings of her playing and dancing to her choreographed violin performances.

In September, Lindsey released a self-titled CD with 12 original tracks - 6 remastered songs as well as 6 new releases.  I'm currently addicted to one of the tracks on that CD, Moon Trance, the video of which can be found below.  If you enjoy it as much as I do, you should check out the rest of her catalog.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


Friday Fix: The DØM Year in Review

As has become the tradition at Dark Øverlord Media, Scott Sigler and A Kovacs sat down in December to chat about the year gone by, the upcoming SuperBowl Saturday sales event and the year ahead, etc.

2012 was a big year for DØM. Two tours, five stories published, the second annual SiglerFest, Baby McButter as a cake, just so many great things.

In this episode, there are a meeeeelion Junkie shoutouts (me included!), info on upcoming Con appearances, new book release info (eBook, audiobook, hardcover and paperback), and even a spoiler or two (squeee!).  So, to hear about all the goings-on in the Siglerverse - past, present and future - make sure to listen all the way to very end!  Don't make me send Grand Mafioso Scott Pond after you!!!

That sure as f*ck ain't no cow!

New Years Eve Galena Mini-Vacation

Some pictures I took while in Galena this past weekend.


New Year, New Blog Posts

With the new year starting, I thought I'd try to get my blog up and running again. As it tends to happen, other life stuff demanded my attention and keeping my blog up to date took a back seat to everything else.

I've made some tweaks to these pages and as far as I'm concerned, everything is still under construction, so don't be surprised if you continue to notice small changes happening from day to day.  However, as part of my New Years Resolution, I will try to post new and interesting things regularly to keep my (very) small, but hopefully growing, blog-reading audience entertained.

I wish everyone peace, happiness, good health and prosperity in the coming year. Happy 2013!!!