Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, May 5, 2022, or: My Not-So-Thrilling Wednesday Night

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning on Thursday, May 5, 2022. It is a warm spring day in the Tampa Bay area, but it is going to be hotter. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 2 MPH (6Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, May 5, 2022, or: My Not-So-Thrilling Wednesday Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. It is a warm, humid day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’”

On Movies: New Additions to My Blu-Ray Collection Are on the Way to Our Mailbox

Well, this week my Blu-ray collection will get two additional titles – one that’s new-to-me, and another I-have-this-movie-already-but-I-like-the-packaging-variant-so-I-bought-it-anyway purchase. The new-to-me title is not a newly released Blu-ray, nor is it a recent movie. It’s the 2018 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment issue of Far and Away, a Ron Howard film that turns 30 years oldContinue reading “On Movies: New Additions to My Blu-Ray Collection Are on the Way to Our Mailbox”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series – Admiral Piett’ 6-inch Scale Action Figure

Admiral Ozzel: [appearing onscreen with Captain Piett] Lord Vader, the fleet has moved out of lightspeed and we’re preparing to… [Ozzel stops, and suddenly begins to choke, clutching at his throat] Darth Vader: You have failed me for the last time, Admiral! Captain Piett? Captain Piett: Yes, my lord? Darth Vader: Make ready to landContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series – Admiral Piett’ 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Hoth) Action Figure -Archive/Lucasfilm Ltd. 50th Anniversary Collection’

Ooh…I thought they smelled bad…on the outside! – Han Solo, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back On January 21, 2021, Hasbro  Hasbro released a 6-inch scale Han Solo (Hoth) action figure as part of its Star Wars The Black Series Archive collection.  Like other figures in the Archive subcollection, this rendition of smuggler-turned-Rebel hero Han Solo in his Rebel-issueContinue reading “Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Hoth) Action Figure -Archive/Lucasfilm Ltd. 50th Anniversary Collection’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 23, 2022, or: Notes on a Cold ‘Lazy Sunday’ Afternoon in Florida

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a chilly, gray wintry afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Currently, the temperature is 48˚F (9˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 42˚F (6˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 23, 2022, or: Notes on a Cold ‘Lazy Sunday’ Afternoon in Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 13, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers, USPS Does Not

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, January 13, 2022. It is a chilly – but not freezing – winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 69˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 13, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers, USPS Does Not”

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Hoth) Action Figure (Archive /Lucasfilm Ltd. 50th Anniversary Collection)’

There’s a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out. It won’t take long. – Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker (Hoth) – Star Wars The Black Series Archive/Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Collection Action Figure On January 20, 2021, Hasbro released a 6-inch scale LukeContinue reading “Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Hoth) Action Figure (Archive /Lucasfilm Ltd. 50th Anniversary Collection)’”

On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2022. It’s a chilly winter – or what passes for winter in the Sunshine State – day. Currently, the temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 27, 2021, or: Sleep Deprivation 1, Review Writer 0

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in lovely Lithia, Florida on Monday, December 27, 2021. It is a mild winter day. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 27, 2021, or: Sleep Deprivation 1, Review Writer 0”