Hey there? How’s it going? I haven’t talked to you in a long time. What’s it been? Almost a year? A lot has happened since then. So here I go rambling again:
2017 was awesome in the film scene! Lot’s of anniversaries! It was the 30th anniversary of these films: Predator, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys, Fatal Attraction, The Princess Bride, Robocop, Full Metal Jacket, Good Morning Vietnam, Spaceballs, Less Than Zero, Evil Dead II, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 (My favorite), The Monster Squad and The Running Man! Boy 1987 was a great year!
It’s also the 40th anniversary for these 1977 films: A little film called STAR WARS, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever and Suspiria.
However, in the music world, we have many albums that have reached the milestone of 50 YEARS!!! Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, The Piper At The Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground’s first album, Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, Disreali Gears by Cream, Days of Future Passed by The Moody Blues, and The Who Sell Out!!!
I participated in many FitBit challenges getting plenty of exercise and losing weight.I’ve had a great “workout” week! I crushed some personal records of mine. Not only did I “step” the most in 7 days but I finally won the weekend warrior challenge! #fitbit
So I have been listening to this cool podcast lately. It’s called 80’s All Over. They dissect all of the films from the 1980’s. Month by month/year by year. They just finished season 1 where they only covered January 1980 thru December 1980. Lots of cool insights!!! Check it out! Plus I have getting much more heavily involved in the horror movie community with podcasts and news groups.
So, I’m a little tardy to the party but I friggin LOVE the Bates Motel series on A&E/Netflix! WOW! It’s so well written, the episodes are compelling, the casting was chosen wisely and there’s so much depth to the stories. I’m totally hooked (and I have only seen 2 episodes so far) Finally, something fresh to satisfy my “horror” taste buds!!
It was over 10 years ago that my wife and I met and started dating. Just a little something to cherish.
My wife and I had three baby showers thrown for us. Lots of presents for our baby boy. Mostly clothes but a lot of items for the nursery. It’s been an exciting time leading up to the delivery date (October 30th). But when Jacob Jean Noe came to us on Halloween, it was an amazing experience that was like living on a different plain of existence. I was amazed. We were stunned how beautiful a baby boy can be. Our little miracle man.
Words can’t possibly express how Denielle and I feel right now. I’m a writer and am loss for words. 7th heaven? Cloud 9? Beyond anything I ever could of comprehended. It’s a surreal and euphoric feeling. Almost a state of permanent shock and disbelief. Yet we do all of the things good parents do instinctively. I can’t believe we are parents and have this amazing little boy named Jacob to take care of now. God is great! Miracles happen. Prayers work. Dreams do come true. My heart just doubled in size. Love for my wife has expanded and is now shared with this beautiful boy.
Believe it or not…two weeks ago I was almost killed in a severe car crash! As this year comes to an end, I just wanted to share my story before it seems like “old news” simply because my life was spared and everything seems hunky dory. I was driving east on route 64. Just passed Chucks BBQ. A car heading south on Meredith did not fully stop and entered into intersection and into my lane. There was not enough time to avoid impact. Our vehicles struck each other. Damage sustained driver front side of my vehicle. Airbags deployed blocking field of vision. Bystanders came to vehicle to offer assistance. I called 911 to report accident. Police arrived and took my information down. Paramedics arrived and checked my vitals. Then I was taken to hospital by ambulance. My car was totaled and it really had a tremendous impact on our lives over the past 2 weeks. It was very scary and serious. As you can see the car was a wreck and completely totaled but I am OK. My wrist was bruised and I had aches and pains in my neck and back and have since seen my doctor. Just wanted to let you know. But mostly what’s important is that I am OK and it could’ve been much much worse. Not to mention my wife’s battles with pneumonia and the effects that my post partum depression has had on me. Otherwise, I am extremely grateful to be alive. God gave me another chance. He knew I had unfinished business with the family. So not only have I survived brain surgery but I walked away from a car wreck. I AM UNBREAKABLE!!!
I am not a private person as many of you may already know that. With that said, here is a piece of advice that my therapist gave me the other day: “When you hit bottom in your life and are suffering deeply, that is the time to be strong. Don’t give up; instead, look at yourself and say, “enough is enough. I won’t get caught in this pattern again. Today is the day it ends.” Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche