Skip navigation

Monthly Archives: February 2012

I usually enjoy the award shows every year, and while I am still excited to watch the Oscars tonight, I’m not really feeling any of the movies in it.  Of the movies in the Best Picture Category, I’ve only seen 3, and none of them are going to win.  The only category where I’m actually rooting for anyone is for Best Original Song, and of course I have to go with the muppets.  There’s a 50/50 shot, so fingers are crossed.  I’m glad they are allowing the muppets to present, but they were supposed to sing their song.  There’s still time.  Are you a man or a muppet?

March 5th is the 30th anniversary of John Belushi‘s passing…Dan Aykroyd and John’s widow Judy Belushi are presenting a special memorial concert celebrating “Joliet Jake“‘s life in (where else?) Joliet Illinois, with special original Blues Brothers band guests Paul Shaffer, “Bones” Malone, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, “Blue” Lou Marini, plus Otis Day from Animal House.– and it’s being webcast LIVE, on Facebook !!  Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesBrothersMovie?sk=app_334160166629449

Sign up for this once in a lifetime event.  It starts at 8pm CST and will be broadcast live!  All you have to do to watch is donate $5

It’s free pancake day again.  On February 28th, IHOP is giving away a free short stack with any donation to the local charity in your area.  More info here:

http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/

Another part of my blog will include select free items as I find out about them.  Today’s free item is a free cookie from Subway on February 29.  Details here:

 

http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/FreshBuzz/freecookie/default.aspx

 

Happy Eating!

Hello World.  I stole that from WordPress.  I thought it was cheesy and I liked it.   My name is Joshua, if you want, you can call me , Josh, Joshy, Joshy-poo, JP, J to the P, joshy-wa, or whatever clever name you want to come up with.  If you want the story behind any of those names, just ask.

This blog was started because a friend and coworker (you know who you are) tells me practically every day that I need to start a blog.  So if you think it’s crap, send all hate mail to her.  Just kidding.  Let me explain a few things before we get started.  I chose the name JoshKidding because I wanted a pun, and thought that was a good one, and it wasn’t taken.  I chose the theme because I thought it looked interesting, not too basic, but not too fancy either.  Plus it’s Called “Chaos Theory” defined by “A dark single-column theme with a minimal, techy feel.” Hence the name of this post. If my thoughts ramble from sentence to sentence it is because I have ADD, I sometimes have a lot to say and rather try to organize my thoughts, I plan on just spitting them out.  If you don’t like it, or can’t follow it, then you probably won’t be interested in staying for long.  But if you are bored, need a good laugh, or want to find out the latest in entertainment and technology, then you have come to the right place.  I plan to stay up to date on both of those topics as my primary focus because those are the things that are most interesting to me.  Whether it’s tv, movies, sports or video games, I plan to fill this blog with a lot of random, unconnected, and unrelated junk.  Whatever I feel like talking about at the time. Again, Chaos Theory.  That’s enough about that, now on to the important news of the day.

BASEBALL!! Yesterday was the start of training camp, and for me, that means all things RANGERS! Random fact of the day.  Training camp is in Surprise, AZ which is about an hour NW of Mesa, AZ where the Republican Debate is going on.  I won’t get into politics because I don’t want it to be that kind of blog.  So back to baseball.  Right now the big topic of discussion is all things Yu Darvish.  He is supposed to be our ticket to finally winning the world series.  For the amount of money we paid for him, (51.7 million just to have the right to sign him, and $60 million to keep him for 6 years) he better be worth it.  My main concern is just the fact of being in a new place, where the rules and regulations are a little different, but not by much, and even the size of the baseball is different.  But I have confidence in the Rangers that they will be able to get him to where he needs to be in time for opening day in 6 weeks time.   Plus, is he ever going to learn english? Apparently he asked Derek Holland to teach him, but I don’t know that he’s the right person for the job.  Do we really want Yu Darvish sounding like Harry Caray? Now Josh Hamilton, on the other hand, is a different story.  I’m worried he’s getting closer and closer to being cut, traded, or sent to the minors.  The Rangers must like him to keep paying someone to babysit him.  He’s a grown man, he can take care of himself, and if he wants to play baseball and get paid for it, he shouldn’t need one.  That’s all I’m going to say on that.

Next up on the list is HUNGER GAMES!!! I have my Hunger Games T-shirt on right now that I got from Hot Topic.  I purposely wore it today because Tickets went on sale finally!  To give you a background, I first heard about the Hunger Games last summer, when one of the many sites I frequent was talking about it was coming out soon, and I was intrigued.  I read the summary, and asked a friend if the books were any good.  She told me if I didn’t like them, then something was wrong with me.  So I went to the public library’s online catalog, and placed the first book on hold.  Meanwhile, I went to amazon to browse around and found that They had the first chapter for free.  So I started reading, and what was supposed to be the first chapter was actually a little over 4 chapters.  By then I was hooked.  Maybe I put the book on hold after that not before.  I dont know.  That was 8 months ago.  Anyway.  I ended up reading the entire trilogy in under a week, and I was hooked.  I decided that when the movie came out, I wanted to go to the midnight showing.  So in November, I requested the day of release off from work, 4 months in advance.  Now we are month out, and the excitement is killing me.  I have a tshirt, and poster, which I got for FREE from the theater back when I saw Captain America.  You will soon find out that my favorite things include collecting tshirts, and FREE stuff.  One day, I’ll let you in on my secrets.   So yesterday, I wrote on the facebook page of Cinemark, and asked what time tickets were going on sale.  They said 9am.  Then last night, one of the many Hunger Games twitters I follow said Midnight.  So I got online at 11pm, no tickets.  Again at midnight no tickets.  So I went to bed.  Woke up at 6am and still no tickets.  When I finally got to work, I noticed that Cinemark did have tickets for sale.  So I bought two, for me and a friend.  He is just as excited as I am, took off work and everything.  I bought them through cinemark because for one, they went on sale first, and for two, the convenience fee was 25 cents less than Fandango.  Originally I wanted to buy on Fandango because you get a free song download from the soundtrack.  But after thinking about it, and realizing I was going to buy the soundtrack anyway, then there was no point in getting a free song.  Other merchandise I want to get  is the stadium shirt from hot topic, the mockingjay pin on a gold chain, magnets, and the set of 3 action figures of the 3 main characters.  Guess I need to save my amazon certs.  Thats another site I frequent.  Amazon.com Probably my favorite site on the world-wide web.  I even have an amazon credit card so I can earn cash back to spend on more stuff from amazon.  Oh and I also have a District 9 ID card I got for only $1 for shipping from cafepress.com  again, more free stuff.  I just got the latest issue of Syfy magazine for the article on the Hunger Games.  It is aweome.  People magazine, and US weekly are coming out  with special edition issues where it’s all about the Hunger Games, and nothing else, so I went ahead and ordered a special edition hunger games gift card from barnes and noble so I can order the magazines online and not worry about driving around to find it later. I also have a special edition Katniss Fandango Gift card.  There are 8 of them.  Someday I will own all of them.  I also plan on waiting until the movie is on its last showtime, then seeing it for the millionth time, so that when it’s over, I can get the poster that the theater has on the wall!

Now to Music.  Friday night We saw NeedToBreathe in concert at the House of Blues.  It was AWESOME!  I knew it would be, but I didn’t think it would be top 5.  I hadn’t seen them since the summer of 2007 when they played a festival outside, so it was a shortened set, and they only had one cd.  Now they have 4.  They stuck mainly to the new cd, and even though I havent learned it by heart yet, it was still amazing.  Now I just want to listen to that CD even more.  (I just realized I was supposed to be burning tv shows I recorded off the DVR to dvd, but I guess that will have to wait for another day).  The only disappointments I had were they sang one song called “More Time” which is one of my favorites, but they only played the first half of it, whereas the second half is even better.  Skipped the bridge entirely.  And then when they should have sung “Shine On” as an encore, they didn’t sing that one at all. Not sure what they were thinking, or not thinking.  Oh well,  it was still fun.  Then Saturday night was Lady Antebellum, and Darius Rucker.  That was a fun concert too.  I think I liked Darius even more than Lady A.  He even did a couple of Hootie and the Blowfish songs.  But that just reaffirmed the fact I am not a country music fanatic.  As you can see already, and will continue to see, my music taste is very eclectic.  The city blues festival is coming here Memorial Day weekend.  6.5 hours of blues music!!  Featuring The Robert Cray Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Original Ian Moore Band and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.  Cannot wait!!

Either I’ve run out of things to say, or my brain said that’s enough because I cant think of anything else.  I know as soon as I’m done, I will think of something 5 minutes later.  So now I will go downstairs and watch the Mavericks and the Lakers.  I hate the lakers.  Pretty much if something is liked by the majority of america, I dont like it.  Not the Lakers, the Heat, The yankees, the Giants, etc.  Enough of Lin.  Dirk needs to get the respect he deserves.  And not just because I’m a mavs fan.  He is a very humble person, and Finally got his championship ring.  Even after winning the NBA Finals last year, the media kept saying the heat lost, not the mavs won.  But I’ll try to stay away from pet peeves.  Eventually I plan to have my own mavs championship ring.  Just going to think on it a few days longer.  I’ve saved up all my birthday money and other things to get this ring.  Now I’m going to be in a market research study for 12 weeks that pays $400 just to use some acne cream.  Sign me up.  I love market research studies.  I usually do so many I have to pay taxes on them by the end of the year.  But not by much.  That should help pay for Gaga tickets.  I’m disappointed she isn’t coming here until early 2013, but now that I have a date, I don’t have to wonder any more, and I can just watch the Monster Ball tour on blu ray to hold me over.  Ok I am really done this time.  Future posts shouldn’t be this long, I just wanted to get out everything from the past few days.

Keep it Weird.