My words, visions, and trivia along the way.
Andre 3000 of Outkast at #ACLFestOne of the best shows that I have ever been to.

Andre 3000 of Outkast at #ACLFest
One of the best shows that I have ever been to.

Some more of my favorite photos from the final day of Austin Comic Con. 

You can check out the Friday photos here.

Saturday photos here.

Don’t forget to check out NerdFu.

A few of my favorite photos during the second day of the Wizard World Austin Comic Con. 

You can view the full album on Flickr. Check back on Sunday when I add day three photos as well.

You can also catch all my thoughts about Austin Comic Con over at NerdFu

This is a play by play of my son ALMOST warming up to Harley Quinn.

She was very sweet though.

Attended a birthday party this past weekend where the surprise guests were Duran Duran, Wyclef Jean, Flo Rida and Girl Talk. It was an open bar and they had Saltlick, Chi’lantro, East Side Kings and a few other food trucks lined up available for all you can eat. This was probably one of the coolest nights of my life. 

Taken with Lumia 1020

Pinthouse Pizza knows the key to my heart. 
Pumpkin flavored beers.

Pinthouse Pizza knows the key to my heart. 

Pumpkin flavored beers.

TMNT display at MondoCon.

Austin, TX

Full MondoCon album here.

Keanu Reeves & Adrianne Palicki at the red carpet premiere of John Wick at Fantastic Fest.

Austin, TX.

Full FantasticFest album here.

Red carpet premiere of The Stranger at Fantastic Fest.

Full FantasticFest album here.

James Gunn, David Yarovesky and the cast of The Hive at the red carpet premiere during Fantastic Fest.

Full FantasticFest album here.

Kevin Smith & Justin Long at the Tusk red carpet premiere at Fantastic Fest.

Austin, TX

Full FantasticFest album here.

This is the first year that I’ve partaken in Fantasy Football. Week One just about wrapped up and I am already addicted. I destroyed my opponent 111 to 63, courtesy of Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco defense. In just 4 plays of last nights game against Dallas, they scored 21 points. Sorry Cowboys fans.

Up until Sunday’s game I kept going back and forth between playing Cam Newton or Kaepernick. It looks like I made the right decision. Newton ended up sitting out last nights game due to bruised ribs. The real MVP on my team has to be Julius Thomas, who scored 28 points for my team. That’s 104 yards and 3 touchdowns! LeSean McCoy was originally projected to have 26 points but only had 11. It’s alright bud, we’ll get them during Week Two against Indy.

I’m terrible at coming up with Team names. My team name was originally Cheeky Bastards. BeerFest was the inspiration for that, as it was on the television at the time of sign up. In light of this weeks amazing win, I decided to change my team name to The Avengers and I found the perfect logo for my team too:

Watching Football with his Football. Introduce them while they are young.

Watching Football with his Football. Introduce them while they are young.

For some time now, I’ve wanted to see what these subscription boxes are about. I first heard about the concept after seeing a commercial for the Dollar Shave Club a few years back. 

I noticed over the years, Subscription boxes were becoming more and more popular. They have boxes geared for pets, coffee items, men’s wear, nail polishes, etc… For a monthly fee, you get a box shipped to you filled with goodies. I couldn’t help but think, “What is the catch?”. If I only pay this amount, will they only send goodies worth the total of what was paid? Well, I finally decides to give it a try.


                         My August Loot Crate.

I signed up for a 3-month subscription to Loot Crate. Loot Crate provides “Epic geek + Gamer Gear” for  $13.37 a month, which is about $20 when you include shipping.

I received my August Loot Crate today. I was actually impressed with everything I received. I should note that this month’s theme is “Heroes”. I received a Kid Robot Michelangelo figure (Valued at $15). I also received an LootCrate Exclusive Groot Funko Figure. Seeing how this is a LootCrate exclusive, It isn’t on sale anywhere but I did find some on eBay ranging from $20 to $60. (The original non-exclusive Groot is valued at $12.) This was easily my favorite item of the box especially because just a few weeks ago, my fiance and I hunted down the rest of the Guardian of the Galaxy Funko figures. Now we have one more to add to our collection.


I also received other little goodies such as a Proto Man Cinnamon flavored Air Freshener which is valued at about $2.50, some Ninja Turtles sunglasses that are going for $10, and a pair of Shwings valued at $8.75. When I first saw these, I had no idea what the hell they were. If this is popular now then I am clearly too old to keep up with these trends. I figured I could put them on a pair of my son’s shoes though. Most of what I will be receiving from these boxes will be passed down to him anyway. There was also a custom Pin, a LootCrate magazine, a magnet, and codes for three games. The codes are for Doctor Who: Legacy DLC, Defense Grid which is valued at $9.99 and Gauntlet DLC.

Overall, I think it was a good purchase. I like the idea of receiving random little goodies. The TMNT figure and the Groot alone pay for the monthly subscription, which answered my question from the beginning. It’s like a Christmas gift that you receive once a month.

I purchased a three month subscription with Loot Crate so I am interested to see what else I will be receiving in the future. If the next two boxes please me then I may continue my subscription afterwards. I think I’ll also look into other subscription boxes to try as well. 

My new desktop background has left me inspired.

My new desktop background has left me inspired.