Thursday, September 24, 2015

September's Underappreciated Music: Autumn Leaves

The beautiful season of autumn is finally here! This month's Underappreciated Music honors the season by enchanting you with several versions of the classic song Autumn Leaves. Hopefully your favorite version is included here, or if you're new to the song, discover it for the first time. Enjoy!

For more Underappreciated Music, check out Todd Mason's blog Sweet Freedom for all of this month's contributors!

Friday, September 18, 2015

List O' Links for Friday, September 18, 2015

Wow, I haven't done these in awhile. It's high time I get back to them!

Notice that instead of the usual picture of someone using a computer, I opted for a nice autumn scene. The great season is less than a week away, so I thought it both appropriate and a nice change of pace. I hope your summer season was a fun and happy one!

Now on to the links!

For the first time in America, Burger King is releasing their Halloween Whopper, along with a Pumpkin Spice Oreo Milkshake. I'm not a big Whopper fan, but this looks interesting!

This is a long-awaited weekend for Whovians--the relaunched Doctor Who debuts its ninth season this Saturday. I started watching the new Who at the start of this year, so I'm looking forward to this!

ABC Family has announced their lineup for this year's 13 Night of Halloween. Check it out here!

The fall season, and even the summer season, sees the launch of many pumpkin flavored beers. But if you're looking for a seasonal brew without pumpkin, you have several options. Marketwatch has ten non-pumpkin brews that are still perfect for the fall!

If you use the Internet--and obviously, you do--you may wonder why memes use the same large font all the time. Look no further than this article from Vox that explains how the Impact font became the standard font of memes everywhere.

Finally, I didn't present any back to school material this year as I usually do, but I can't let September pass without mentioning it at least once. Here is a comparison of getting ready for the school season back in the 70s versus today. Sounds accurate.

Have a great weekend! And please remember that the Countdown to Halloween starts in less than two weeks on Thursday, October 1st! Be there or beware!

Monday, September 14, 2015

We Are Having Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By

Hello, is this thing on?

Hey all! In case you haven't noticed, I haven't been around here much this year. I really apologize for that, but I'm afraid as I get older, blog time is sacrificed for, you know, life. It's not that I don't want to blog, I simply can't. But just when I think I'm about to call it quits, I change my mind.

Therefore, I'll still blog when I can, but it may be only a couple of times a month. I hope you keep me in your reading list even with that low output, but I really do appreciate it.

One thing is certain: starting Thursday, October 1st, I will definitely be taking part in this year's Countdown to Halloween again! It's my favorite time of year to blog, so even if this blog lays dormant the other eleven months of the year, I'll be here for Halloween. I'm still gathering material for this year's event, so please stay around for that.

Otherwise, please be patient with me, and don't be put off if my most recent post is six weeks ago. A fresh article will come along, I promise.

Feel free to follow me at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. There's always good stuff there to tide you over until I'm back here.