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Tattoos declared protected free speech

According to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: “The tattoo itself, the process of tattooing, and even the business of tattooing are not expressive conduct but purely expressive activity fully protected by the First Amendment.” Read more on needlesandsins.com

I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix

After a year of bizarre behavior following his retirement from moviemaking, the long-rumored film “I’m Sill Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix” is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow. I am dying to hear the reviews of Casey Affleck’s directorial debut. Here is a trailer: Maybe we will finally have the answer […]

Dancing at the Movies

Besides the overuse of racy Jamie Lee Curtis clips, I thought this was a really fun compilation of movie dance scenes.

China-sized traffic jam

Have you guys heard about this? A 10,000 car traffic jam that has lasted for a dozen days and at one point stretched bumper-to-bumper for over 70 miles! Now that is a traffic jam! This is considered the world’s longest traffic jam ever, and the third such traffic backup on the Beijing-Xinjiang highway this month. […]

Short hair like daddy

Ella got her cut yesterday and it is unbelievably cute. The photos don’t even come close to doing the cuteness justice. She told the stylist that she wanted “short hair like my daddy.” (I wish my hair was that long!)

Getting through the Glass Bead Game

As you may recall from an earlier post, I excitedly dove into reading Magister Ludi: The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse. Well, it has been struggle ever since chapter 1 when the excitement and nostalgia wore off. But now that I am halfway through this 600+ page book it has dawned on me – […]

A Watermelon Tiki sounds good right about now

Had a great Martini at Bonefish Grill in Knoxville. It’s called a Watermelon Tiki or Fresh Watermelon Martini. The drink is hand-muddled fresh watermelon, fresh sour and house-made cucumber vodka infusion. Here is the mixology, that the waitress was kind enough to share: 2 pieces watermelon muddled 2 ounces FRÏS Vodka infused with cucumber Splash […]