Wonder Woman…

“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.” Expectation: 3/10 First View: 5/10 So we booked tickets early for this one, I knew…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2…

“The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage.” Expectation: 9/10 First View: 8/10 Rewatch: N/A When you have interesting, fully fleshed out characters, cast the perfect actors for the part, and have a skilled and talented director, you can forgive a movie for…

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum…

Another weekend and another photo trip with Katy and my sister, heading east an hour or so to the Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum. “In the late 1980s, Purifoy moved to the Mojave Desert, and over the last fifteen years of his life built what is now the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum. Located…

The Black Tapes Podcast…

So for the last few months Katya and I have really started getting into Podcasts. They’re a great help for all the long road trips we tend to take and we’re really enjoying The Black tapes Podcast. What is it about? “The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her…

Making History by Stephen Fry…

What if Adolf Hitler was never born? What would the would look like? How would things change? What would remain the same? This is the premise for Stephen Fry’s third novel, Making History. This novel follows Michael “Puppy” Young, a Cambridge student working towards his history doctorate. He has a chance encounter with Professor Leo…

Climbing in New Jack City…

Another weekend and another last minute camping trip. This time my friend Taylor invited Katya and I out to New jack City to camp and learn to rock climb. I’d climbed  a little bit in college but i didn’t really remember much, and Katya had never tried before, so we were both nervous but excited…

Logan…

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.” Expectation: 6/10 First View: 8/10 Rewatch: N/A First View Review: I’ve been excited about this…

Darktown by Thomas Mullen…

Responding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can’t arrest white suspects; they can’t drive a squad car; they can’t even use the police headquarters…

Salton Sea & Slab City…

Katya and I hit the road again this weekend, finally making our way out to the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City. We threw the trip together last minute, tossing the camping gear and a full cooler into the car, and heading east on the 60. The drive was an easy 2 hour trip,…

A quick trip to Tehachapi…

A friend of our recently moved out to Tehachapi a few weeks ago and since Katya and I couldn’t attend his housewarming we decided to take a short weekend trip to see him. The drive was a quick two and a half hours, very little traffic and beautiful weather with some scattered showers. It was…

Abbot Kinney Blvd…

I hadn’t hung out with my sister Karen for a while so Katya and I made plans to head out to Los Angeles and have ourselves a photo day. We ended up settling on Abbot Kinney Blvd., a touristy street with lots going on. It’s not really a place I’d care to go normally but…

Downtown Riverside…

We decided to take an impromptu photo trek to our downtown area. Katya vlogged a little bit and I just enjoyed being out in the light rain taking photos.

Mini-Moon: Part 2…

After leaving Truckee and our friends behind, we headed towards our second stop, Yosemite. I’d never been to Yosemite during the winter and it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience, luckily Katya was down to go as well. We made a quick stop in Sacramento for lunch and to see Angela, another close friend on…