*SPOILERS* My Take on Star Wars The Force Awakens

The Force has awoken. For the first time in over a decade I was able to go to a movie theater and see a brand new Star Wars. I was very vocal about how cautiously optimistic I was. I remember absolutely falling in love with The Phantom Menace trailers and all of the merchandising. That poster of little Anakin with Vader’s shadow? My favorite. So to hear there was a new Star Wars, with the original cast, taking place 30 years after Return of the Jedi I thought “This could be epic, or this could be awful”. Well, it was Epic.

Why I Did a Thing

Last night I went and got my first tattoo. If you know me well then you probably know I’ve never expressed interest in getting a tattoo, or tattoos in general. I’m not against them, though. Most of my friends have them and I married a woman with one (now two). So I think to a portion of my friends and family it may come as a shock. Well, this is why I did this thing.

REVIEW: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

I break away from the GaleForce9 booth clutching my prized Firefly: The Game expansions. Rushing down the aisles dodging back packs and Utilikilts I search for the men and women wearing the plaid hats, my head on a swivel. Fighting past the lines at Paizo and Fantasy Flight I almost stop to ask for directions. Rounding a corner I see the large Plaid Hat Games logo against a white background and I rush full ahead to ensure I get their latest and greatest release.

Stress and Weight Gain

Looking at the image you’d never guess this was a person that worked out daily, motivated others to get in shape, and worked as a Personal Trainer for several years. But, it’s me. This isn’t a snapshot of 15 years ago when I was my heaviest. This was a couple of days ago, and I haven’t been in this situation since 2005.