Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in Fish Hawk, Florida on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. It’s a warm fall day here. The current temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 41%, the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). Today weContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida”

On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’

Hi there. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Friday, October 15, 2021. We are off to a fall-like start to the day. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 40% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’”

For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library

Last night I watched George Lucas’s first box office hit, American Graffiti (1973). It was a last-minute choice; I originally planned to watch the 1994 miniseries The Stand, the first adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel about a government-engineered “super flu” that kills 99% of humanity and sets up the survivors for an “end ofContinue reading “For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library”

On Blu-ray Collecting: A Quick Update About ‘The Stand’ Blu-ray Set’s ETA

It’s mid-afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Except for the sound of the big TV out in the common room – Alfred, The Caregiver’s boyfriend of over a year, is watching the Paramount Network and he has the volume cranked up – the house is quiet. My bedroomContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: A Quick Update About ‘The Stand’ Blu-ray Set’s ETA”

On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders

For those of you who are following the continuing saga of Perpetually Delayed Pre-Ordered Blu-rays, I have an optimistic update regarding the ship-out date of The Stand (2020). If you recall, July was a busy month for pre-orders on Amazon, at least for me. Some were of books that will be published between early OctoberContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders”

On Blu-ray Collecting: The ‘Pre-Order Gremlins’ Strike Again!

Well, it seems as though the Amazon pre-order gremlins have struck again. In June, an Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection box set of 4K UHD Blu-rays that I pre-ordered a few months earlier and was scheduled for a June 12 “street date” by Paramount Home Media Distribution was delivered almost two weeks later. More recently, Paramount’sContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: The ‘Pre-Order Gremlins’ Strike Again!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, September 20, 2021. It is another hot, sweltering early fall day in the Sunshine State. The current temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 60%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where No Box Set Has Gone Before….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west Central Florida on Friday, September 17, 2021. It’s a hot early fall day. The temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the heat index is 93˚F.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where No Box Set Has Gone Before….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 11, 2021, or: When in Doubt, Shop-with-Points!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, June 11, 2021. Currently the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and a southwesterly breeze blowing at 9 MPH (14˚C), the feels-like temperature is 90˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for possible light rain throughout the dayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 11, 2021, or: When in Doubt, Shop-with-Points!”