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I have been waiting for it to happen. Every year for the last 4 years I have awaited this moment on this day. I knew it would happen someday and this year it did. Ashli came to me and said, “I hate this.” She was filling out Valentine’s Day cards.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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Not everyone cares about Austrian Prejudice, so I have come up with some more reasons to Boycott planet fitness. 1. The lunk alarm- Apparently, planet fitness has an alarm that goes off is someone is slamming weights (reasonable), lifting a whole lot of weight (safety issues, maybe) or is grunting(?).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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I would like to thank Dez over at Hollywood Spy for giving me the 2011 heart award. Go check out Hollywood Spy for a complete list of winners. I would like to congratulate all the other winners as well. Thanks again, Dez! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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Planet Fitness apparently thinks it is okay to discriminate against Austrians. The sales guy’s attitude does a complete 180 when he hears the accent. Until he finally leads the poor guy outside and locks him out. The commercial ends with the words, not his planet… yours. Is this aimed at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
I hate the internet right now. Everyone is a political commentator. Apparently that involves vitriol. Pure poison spewing hate. It is no longer possible in this age to have a civil discussion about politics. People believe that their views are the correct and most logical views and feel a need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
I have watched a lot of movies recently involving ancient Greece; both Clash of the Titans, Troy, 300, and last night the last half of Percy Jackson. I have come to the conclusion that the Ancient Greeks spoke with an British accent. Only actors from the UK have a chance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Budd's Alternate Reality
This is a repost of two Christmas posts I did in the past. These were originally posted on my Vox Blog so they were likely missed by people here. The Gift of Compassion When I was in 4th grade, my family was poor. My mom was on Maternity leave and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
I was talking to someone the other day and when I left they said they would see me later. I almost commented with “Not if I see you first.” For the first time in my life, I stopped and really considered what that phrase implies. This is not a phrase... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Image via Wikipedia I have an amazon wish list, actually I have four. One for each member of my family. Living away from extended family it is a great way to showcase interests to people far away. The only problem is that the Amazon wish list system sucks. Problem 1:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Image via Wikipedia Movie reviewers tend to look at movies from the point of view of someone looking at art. They want movies that mean something and that take chances both with the shots and with the story. For these reasons, reviewers hated this movie. I can usually separate myself... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Facebook or people on facebook, more likely, are in the midst of a campaign to change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood in order to raise awareness about child abuse. I am not a fan of awareness campaigns in general. Mostly they are a waste... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
The girls on the train are always hitting on me. Today, when the train stopped suddenly, one fell into me. Sometimes a girl will sit beside me or stand in front of me. One girl sat across from me and pretended to read her book. Can’t fool me. Another one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
I have come to the point in my life where I no longer want to see my favorite comic books or movies made into major Hollywood pictures. I have been burnt too many times. I think the problem is two fold. First, screenwriters are often given the daunting task of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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Today is Veteran’s Day. Our military is voluntary, and a lot of people forget that. The men and women that pledge their lives to the service of their country do it because they want to. Some may do it for college, others for adventure, and still others because they don’t... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Looking back at a lot of my recent posts and it is apparent that this blog has become a daddy blog. This was obviously not my intent and still isn’t. I guess because I am a dad and it is a big part of my life (sometimes seems like the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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I wasn’t expecting to dress up this year but boredom got the best of me. You see, we were going to meet up with another family and go trick or treating. I start getting the kids ready for a 6pm departure at about 4:30pm. It doesn’t take that long to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Cover of Diary of a Wimpy Kid I watched the Diary of a wimpy kid movie this weekend. I have read a couple of the books and they are pretty funny. The series as well as the movie are based on the trials of middle school and the main character’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Image via CrunchBase So since Vox died, I have been using google reader to keep up with what was left of my Vox neighborhood and the people that I was following on Blogger. While it is no replacement for the Vox neighborhood it is actually more functional for the web... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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Sorry, I have been away from the computer for a while and then trying to get caught up on things. This Saturday we went to Salem, MA to check out some haunted happenings. The drive from from our house is about 20 miles so you know that it took about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Ouieda Grant(Black) 1921-2010 My grandmother on my father's side passed away early Tuesday morning. I have not been asked to deliver a eulogy, but I feel the need to write one anyway. Jesus told the parable of the talents where the good and faithful servant took the one talent, invested... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Took the kids to see Legend of the Guardians and then interviewed Ashli about it. went to the arlington martial arts meetup in Boston. it cost $5 but was worth every penny. I have watched tv so you don’t have to. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
Image via Wikipedia Well not entirely, anyways. A while back I was tutoring English on Saturdays to a group of kids. These kids were not having problems in school. Their parents just thought that the extra attention would accelerate their children’s learning. My class had 7 kids and they got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
this week at SciFi Media we had a lot of updates. We have a new title banner. let me know what you think. We also had a rundwon of the top 10 scifi shows of all time, ever. Steve let us know about The Strangers and the two month long... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Budd's Alternate Reality
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