Showing posts from November, 2017


Arrested Development "Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?" I've heard that this show will be coming back for another season. I'll be watching it, make no mistake, but I do have mixed feelings about it. The last season felt like a mixed bag for me, like it tried to do too much, too fast. I loved it, though, because it was still Arrested Development . I can only wonder what another season will bring. It seemed like the last season tried to finish the show off, perhaps unsuccessfully. Maybe that will be a part of the joke in it coming back. Either way, enjoy the clip below. A classic shtick from the show. Emailers—clickety, clickety, go. *   *   * MEA 2018 Last year, I wrote a whole post about my family's MEA adventures. Actually, the happenings of that week inspired three short posts. This year, it gets a spot in THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP. Did we do less? I don't think so. Do I have less to say about it? That's probably more acc


Kubo Kubo is an animated film currently on Netflix. My daughter had talked about watching it for weeks. She had heard about it at school. I don't remember all of the details, but I know her teacher had watched it and recommended it. My older son, for whatever reason, was very much against watching it. We did end up watching the movie, partly because it interested me. We watched it over two days because of kids' bedtimes and school start times. My older son changed his tune pretty quickly. He likes it as much as the rest of us. Well, maybe not my daughter. It's been her go-to TV choice quite a bit since the inaugural watch. The toddler even stopped and watched most of the movie intently. Part of that might be from the "animation effect." Kids are drawn to animated movies. Pretty simple and not surprising to anyone, especially those who have kids. I recommend this film for ages young and old (and all of us in between). Email compadres, do me a favor an