The Receptionist has left the building

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3te602RJ3k& Fair warning: There are naughty words in this video not approved by your mother. Travis Betz (guy in the video) and I are two guys from the same high school both living in California and chasing slightly different dreams. I’m working at Youth Specialties, equipping and encouraging youth workers, Travis is making twisted little…… Continue reading The Receptionist has left the building

The Four Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time

Everything I’m doing from Thursday to Sunday is measured by the following questions: “What  time does ___ start and who is playing now?” I love March Madness! And all of those basketball dreams lead me to this list: The Four Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time Hoosiers – Clearly, the best basketball movie ever made.…… Continue reading The Four Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time

The Parking Lot Movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSvZXidLJ3U& I’m into obscure documentaries. Actually, anything biographical or anthropological intruiges me. So when NetFlix popped up with the suggestion of The Parking Lot Movie I was sold in about 8 seconds. Well, actually I pay $9.99 a month, so I guess I was already sold. What happens when you put a bunch of philosophy,…… Continue reading The Parking Lot Movie

Catfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFKe75Q6eVw Tonight I was fortunate to see a screening of the movie Catfish with the San Diego tweetup group. (Another stellar meet-up, the organizers continue to fantastic.) The story is about a three New York friends who randomly get to know a family in the upper peninsula of Michigan via Facebook. Their relationship grows over…… Continue reading Catfish

Date night with the kids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_FfHA5whXc Kristen hosted a girls night for the ladies of our community group. So Paul, Megan, and I disappeared and went to see Toy Story 3. One thing I haven’t adjusted to about Southern California living is how expensive the movies are. I still grimace at paying $11.50 for an adult and $8.50 for a…… Continue reading Date night with the kids

3 Documentaries Worth Watching

I love documentaries. I think it’s the non-fiction narrative that gets me. But given the choice between a feature film and a documentary, I’ll take a documentary every time. Now that we have NetFlix streaming through our Wii, (and Hulu has lots of great ones completely for free) I’m getting the opportunity to catch-up on…… Continue reading 3 Documentaries Worth Watching

Gran Torino Discussion Questions

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he…… Continue reading Gran Torino Discussion Questions

Review of Star Trek

After not seeing Star Trek, even refusing to pay attention to the trailer, I have this simple review. Don’t see it. It  just encourages them to make more. That is all. Here are five movies I recommend you watching to truly understand the heart of the human soul. – The Godfather, part 2, part 3…… Continue reading Review of Star Trek