Our extended Fourth of July weekend was spent going to the Perot Museum of Natural History, bowling, and watching fireworks from our house put on by the cities of Coppell and Lewisville.
Yesterday the family decided to visit the grandparents in East Texas for a few days so I decided to catch up on recorded television and watched 12 Angry Men. That’s a phenomenal piece of film-making. It wasn’t until the end that I caught no name was mentioned at all until the last few sentences of the movie. I suppose there may be some symbolism at the end when the only woman in the entire movie is walking outside the courthouse wearing white.
I also watched the pilot episodes of two series that have been highly recommended to me – ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Humans’. There was so much hype given ‘Orphan Black’ that I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but I found it creative, unique, and a real sense of it captivating my attention. ‘Humans’ is every bit a science-fiction show one should be, and I like how it addresses the start of the singularity. Sidenote: One of my closest college friends goal is to live long enough to witness the singularity.
After finally watching the ESPN ’30 for 30: No Más’ episode I’m left with the conclusion that no male or female from the Eighties has aged better than Sugar Ray Leonard and Christie Brinkley.
On her way to East Texas, WifeGeeding decided to drop by the new Buc-ee’s just to see what the hype was about and she was highly impressed.
I was invited by a neighbor to come by and pop fireworks in his backyard, but I declined as I’m a real stickler for not popping fireworks in city limits.
I thought it was pretty darn cool of the U.S. Navy to support the U.S. women’s national team in yesterday’s World Cup with this impressive tweet.
The Internet can be a fun place, here’s a screen-print I took of Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page after her third goal yesterday. I noticed she scored her first goal with her left foot and the other two with her right, which makes me wonder how many people have scored a goal with both feet in a World Cup finale.
A bit of an eww factor – @darrenrovell – Brandi Chastain rejected offers in the $200K+ range for her used bra. She told me she’d give it to her son, now 9.
HBO’s ‘Ballers’ has two former ‘West Wing’ cast members.