March Movie Madness – Our Champion

What an incredible four weeks of competition. I can’t say it enough guys, this is the most fun I have on this site every year and I cannot thank you all for voting time and again. I think this is something that can grow into a really enjoyable tradition. Ok, enough wasting your time, on to our champ!

These were two of the favorites to take it all from the beginning. How did our Championship round fare? Remember all “scores” are in percentage. Continue reading “March Movie Madness – Our Champion”

March Movie Madness – How We Ranked Them

Our 2017 champ will be revealed tomorrow, but I’ve been asked a few times how/why a certain movie was seeded where it was. One of our two semi-final teams (Space Jam at a 13 seed is ludicrous) was seeded far lower than most thought it should have been.

Last year’s Music bracket was seeded completely subjectively by Mrs. Optimist and myself. This makes a ton of sense because there is no real way to objectively rank music and bands. There is really more personal feelings and not many quantifiable reviews out there. No one really gives a band as a whole a “grade” for lack of a better word. Continue reading “March Movie Madness – How We Ranked Them”

March Movie Madness – Championship Round

Guys, I have had so much fun watching this bracket come down to the Final. Thank you all for voting, I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have. Our Final Four was full of Cinderellas that got within one win of the Final. All four of our regional champions got in to the semi-finals via easy wins. Let’s see how the winners of each genre bracket fared in the Final Four and who will face off in the Championship! Continue reading “March Movie Madness – Championship Round”

March Movie Madness – Round of 32

Man, that was a lot of fun! There were some major upsets and one match-up was a complete and total demolition. Thanks to everyone who voted! There were some really tough decisions in the first round and it definitely does not get any easier from here on out. Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting. 
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Getting Back On Track

February has been a real shitty month for our family. Within two weeks, we lost my grandmother and my uncle. They were two of the most loving people I’ve ever had the fortune to run into. It’s difficult to lost people who taught you how to be you. The shock of the whole month is starting to wear off and we are left with our thoughts and memories of these two beautiful souls. I will miss them more than I can say.

This was the family on my mother’s side so a road trip to West Virginia was in order for my grandma’s funeral. The problem with long driving trips is it is next to impossible to eat healthy, especially on a time crunch. There is no salad eating in the car for the most part. Continue reading “Getting Back On Track”

Sleep Well, Princess

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Carrie Fisher was more than Princess Leia. She has been a great mental health advocate as well as a role model for girls. She has been eulogized all over the internet – people obviously loved this woman more than she may have knew. She was one of the funniest, most open people in Hollywood. She left us far too soon, but leaves behind a legacy of greatness.  Continue reading “Sleep Well, Princess”