I’m far from a critic, but I enjoy acting like one when given the chance.
I was completely oblivious to Stranger Things when it was first released to Netflix in the Summer of 2016. But in the Fall of 2017 when Season 2 came out — and the immense publicity it received — I joined the party.
It was without question — one of the two most enthralling media experiences of my life. I watched all 17 episodes (8 from S1 & 9 from S2) in less than a week. Both seasons were a bona fide A+ for me. So naturally, season 3 brought much anticipation. And that’s where our blog takes shape… Continue reading “Thoughts on Stranger Things 3”
Being a sports fanatic is both a blessing and a curse. It can make your day. It can ruin your day. Unfortunately, I feel like I’ve had more of the latter in my 33+ years of fandom. However, it’s those truly special moments that keep me coming back for more. So without further ado, here are My 5 Most Euphoric Moments as a Sports Fan.
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NOTE: When I started this blog nearly 7 months ago, I set up certain categories. One of those was “Travel”. I’m so excited for this to be the first post within that grouping.
I went skiing for the first time in 2008. I went again in 2009. I loved everything about it — the scenery, the sport, the excitement — so naturally, I thought this would be a regular occurence. Little did I know it would be a decade before I went again.
And that’s where we begin…
Continue reading “Finally… A Ski Trip”
It was December 2004. I was a freshman in college. The dorms had closed for Winter Break, so I was staying with my parents for about a month. And I was bored out of my freaking mind…
For some odd reason, I decided to fill the time by watching old movies. I realized that several of the movies I was watching were previous Academy Award winners — primarily the winner of the most prestigious award, Best Picture.
This is how my love for the annual Academy Awards began.
Continue reading “Ranking the 8 Best Picture Nominees from 2018”
There is no other food on the planet I associate more with football than WINGS. And with Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, my mouth is watering for some.
Up until recently, this was a food I had never been able to master in the kitchen. No matter what I tried, I simply could not replicate restaurant-quality wings.
However, over the past year I’ve discovered a few tricks — and one amazing recipe — that put Gameday on a whole new level for me. And in this blog, I’d like to share that with you.
Continue reading “Rye’s Kitchen — GAMEDAY WINGS”
2018 is officially behind us. With today being the first day of 2019, many are attempting to make this year better than the last. I don’t know anyone who woke up this morning saying, “Gee, last year was simply too good. I need this year to be worse.”
With that in mind, I thought I’d do my part to help make your 2019 better. Here are five things I used/watched/discovered last year that I recommend you’ll incorporate into your new year.
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Nothing quite warms the heart like a good Christmas movie. It’s why The Hallmark Channel seemingly produces 67 original Christmas movies every year at this time. A truly great Christmas movie is one you can watch year after year. And it’s why I decided to write this list. My rankings were based on the following criteria:
Criteria #1 – Overall love of the movie
Continue reading “My Top Ten Christmas Movies”
Criteria #2 – Embracing of the true Christmas theme
Criteria #3 – Must be a feature-length movie (Charlie Brown & the original Grinch unfortunately don’t qualify)