Out of Office: Ten Things to do in March

Fertilize and seed your lawn ::Old man violently shakes fist at you. Old man yells at you to slow down. Old man tells kids to get off his beautiful lawn.:: I’m that old man now. And as that old man, let me tell you one of the steps I took to get …

Out of Office: Ten Things to do 12/16 -12/29

Alternative holiday movies There are some holiday movies that you can’t escape this time of year, no matter how they good they are – “A Christmas Story,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “A Christmas Carol,” among them. However, two of my top five movies of all time are tangentially Christmas movies, so …

Out of Office: Ten Things to do 11/18 -12/01

Holiday video game backlog (mostly ‘Pokémon Sword’) Your mother asked you what you want for Christmas, and usually it’s an easy default to a new vidya game. However, this year you probably have an issue: ALL THE GOOD GAMES ARE OUT AND YOU HAVE TO PLAY THEM OR YOU’LL DIE! I feel …

Out of Office: Ten Things to do 11/04 -11/17

Go to Lyra’s Oxford in ‘His Dark Materials’ series Just a month ago I wrote about the majesty that is Philip Pullman’s metaphysical fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, which absolutely retains its power to decimate readers 20 years after it was first published.  In 2007 a movie version of the first book …

Out of Office: Ten Things to do 10/21 -11/03

Stay up late for the Great Pumpkin Much like Christmas, Halloween isn’t complete without a screening its corresponding Peanuts holiday special, which in this case is the immortal “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The thing is only about 20 minutes long, so you can throw it on while you’re getting into …