Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week...4-19-10

For The Week Of 4-19-10

5. The delicious Costco Bacon Mac'n'cheese we had for dinner on thursday night.

4. Microwave Churros !!- This week, while looking around the grocery store, I stumbled on this little treat...and, I knew I must try it. And it was awesome !! Usually when I'm at costco I get a churro...and either a hot dog or chicken bake depending on my mood. But to take it home and, in less than two minutes, enjoy this tasty ethnic was great times !!

3. Hanging out with Mel and Ashley on Saturday - We didnt do anything fancy, watched tv and movies, but its always great to hang with two of my favorite people.

2. "La Mission" - I wanted to see this movie since I saw the trailer for it a month or so ago. The story, of a father and son growing up in the Mission district, was a good one. The oldies soundtrack was fantastic but, most of all, it was great to see the Mission district. To see places I've been to or driven by my whole life (they even mention the Mcdonalds on 24th)...that was really cool.

1. Spending friday night with the most beautiful girl IN THE WORLD - After a long day (crazy busy and my didn't-know-how-badly-at-the-time-injured/infected hand was killing me, more on this next week !!) it was great going to a filling dinner(country bear) and spend a few hours reading at Barnes and Noble...reading and enjoying being with her....and we also had a peanut butter cookie from the cafe !!

So, that's it.
What's been cool about your week ?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week - 4-12-10

For The Week Of 4-12-10

5. Celebrating Christina's 21st birthday @ DNA Lounge - The best part of the night...Mel danced with Me !!

4. Finally getting some new jeans.

3. Issue #1 of "G.I. Joe: Cobra II " - Last week I talked about the previous graphic novel and how good it was...this issue, the first in another mini series, keeps the awesomeness rolling.

2. "Alex Chilton" by The Replacements - From the first time we played this song on Rockband, Mel and I thought it was catchy. And this week, we have been playing it alot. The song has weird lyrics but is a shout out to real life singer Alex Chilton (The Box Tops, Big Star) is a fun 4 minutes of 80's pop. Also, I found this odd....a few lyrics say" If he died in Memphis, would that be cool"...this song came out in the 80's and last month the real Alex Chilton Memphis....weird.

1. Coming home, eating some cake and watching "The Long Long Trailer" (starring Lucy & Desi) with my Melly - The cake was good, the movie was really funny and spending time with the most beautiful girl in the world is what I call a GREAT night !!

So...that's it.
What's been cool about your week?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week...4-5-10

For The Week Of 4-5-10

Honorable Mention : World War Hulk - Picked up this graphic novel, which I've been wanting to read since I read the awesome "Planet Hulk" some time ago, at Wondercon. A fun read that was full of action. There is something very statisfying about seeing those D bags Mr. Fantastic and Iron Man get there ass handed to them by a pissed off Hulk.

5. What I did after getting out of work early on saturday - Picked up the Melanie and had some lunch. We then went to the library. Got a few cool books and cds to put into my itunes. Came home and had some tasty rice krispy treats that she had made earlier. It was a fun day.

4. G.I. Joe : Cobra - Another graphic novel I picked up at Wondercon last week. I'd heard this was good but didnt expect much. What I also didnt expect was how friggin awesome this thing was. This was something I never thought possible....a gritty, realistic GI Joe story. No shooting red and blue lazers here...people get killed. Taking an obscure Joe ( Chuckles, who had maybe 2 scenes in the old school cartoon movie) the story shows him, undercover, working his way into the ranks of Cobra. This was, to me, "The Departed" with GI Joe characters. I recommend this one.
3. The dinner my Mom made (Picadillo) for Melly and I on Friday night.

2. Spending the day in Santa Cruz with Mel and The Ashley - It was a perfect weather day. There was bumper cars and cheese fries (though not together) and smiles all around. A fun day with two of my favorite people !!

1. Spending an afternoon snacking,reading and listening to the rain outside our window with my Melly by my side - In a word or two...nothing could be better.

So...that's it.
What's been cool about your week?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week...3/29/10

For The Week Of 3-29-10

5. Going to a random bar in the city and having a drink or two to celebrate Lori's birthday.

4. Looking in the Sunday Chronicle and finding an article on the Excelsior dist. -Best of all there was a big picture, and quotes, from Marty, the owner of Amazon Barber shop...the place where I got my hair cut since I was a kid, right up until I moved to Walnut Creek.

3. Having a great tasting Easter lunch/dinner with Melanie's family.

2. Hanging out, watching "School Of Rock" and making (!!) a pizza with Melanie and Ashley on Friday night - They did all of the work,all I did was put some peperoni on tasted great. And School of Rock is always awesome.

1. Wondercon with Melanie and Ashley- in which we braved the huge crowd to enjoy all things nerdy. This was Ashley and Mel's first time going and, for me, it was fun having people to go with. I got to shake hands with Lou Farigno (Tv's incredible hulk...who didnt really want to shake my hand) and former wwf million Dollar champion Virgil (who was much nicer). Picked up some cool graphic novels I've been looking forward to reading. A fun time was had by all.

So...that's it.
What's been cool about your week?