Category: 3amjosh


My MoviePass Experience

Over six months ago I got into moviepass thanks to my bro and I’ve used it more than my gym membership. I’ve been worming out my movie fanatic muscles and have realized something, the blockbusters are fillers and moneymakers, the lesser known flicks are what keep me going back.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Man Of Steel and Wolverine, but they don’t move me like Mud and The Way Way Back. Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it’s because I’ve become desensitized to blockbusters because I’ve seen them all.

I want to feel for the characters and relate to them. I put myself in the shoes of the young teen in The Way Way Back and felt his frustration and solitude as he dealt with the crappy things that can be a part of life.

I want more movies like that. I loved them. I will buy them.

For anyone curious, moviepass is $30 a moth and I can see each movie on the theater one time. Signup for an invite Here if you are interested.

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Blogs are still around?


It’s been awhile since I messed with a blog and figure if I do it will be the easy, no updating required, way. But with the influx of cool networks like Instagram meeting the need of sharing photos and google+ to let you talk about what social networks could/should be, why should I blog? We shall see!

New Website

New Website!

Just click the image to go to the new site!

Mousie Avatar Explained

Mousie
So, I promised I would explain the purpose of my Mouse twitter avatar when I posted it awhile ago. I’ll keep it short and sweet.
The kittens cam was busy with a lot of traffic and lots of viewers, and I noticed in the chat stream that folks were talking about how “the mousey is staring at us” and funny things like that. The mousie sits on top of this UFO toy that has a ball that rolls around and it’s on a stick through the middle that sort of wobbles around. As the kittens got bigger, they would shift and move the ufo around a lot, but the mousie was ALWAYS looking right at the webcam. Lot’s of the fans of Daphne and the kittens did not like mousie, so I found great joy and giving close up shots on the camera of just the mousie and tormenting them with a still image of it whenever we would take a break to use the bathroom, switch rooms, or whatnot.
Anywho, after the kittens were gone, I wanted to play a little joke at the fans of the kittens and use it as my twitter avatar as a gag. I will be posting my own picture back now, since folks who see that a mouse is following them might not follow me back. Just wanted to document this for folks to see and for me to remember. Just a fun story!

Good Morning


Just simply watch and enjoy.

I am also blogging this just so I will always have it on record for myself!

We played Casey Darnell’s “Come To The Cross” @ Brookwood Church

You can buy the song on iTunes Here

Insomnia & Me

I was diagnosed with insomnia in high school. I was working in a movie theater and staying out till very late, sometimes we wouldn’t screen a movie until 2 and 3am. I would get my popcorn, grab a huge soda, and sit in a theater and watch a movie. A majority of the time it was several of us, but on occassion we would each sit alone in a theater to make sure it ran well. I remember watching The Skulls at 3am, by myself, with a huge glass of Cherry Coke and popcorn…. That is when I knew I was not like everyone else.

I would go on church trips and I remember laying in bed, eyes open, unable to sleep. I would stare at the clock, which is what most insomniacs complain about, I also would watch smoke detectors blinking on and off…

My mom saw there was an issue, so I went to the doctor and got put on meds. There was about a 15 minute window before I feel asleep wherever I was once I was on the meds. That helped for quite a bit, but the meds had a side effect that would wake me up after a few hours and keep me awake the rest of the night.

I’ve always enjoyed sleep, but always had a hard time getting to sleep.

What do you do to help you go to sleep? I’ve always been a night owl, and sometimes struggle to get to sleep. I had more to talk about with this but TOTALLY blanked out on it!

Insomnia


I was going to write this, but it started raining, @ exactly 1:44. We have metal awnings, so it’s very loud. How weird though, 1:44am…… 2:00am….3:33am……morning light…

#headsortails Twitter Game

Heads or Tails
Today, I flipped my coin in my car on whether or not to go to the gym. I was wanting to go home and chill, but saw the half dollar on my floorboard(keep it to practice coin rolling @ stoplights), and flipped. I got heads, so I went to the gym.
I have some friends, @justcallmee and @jayhyles, who also do something very interesting and fun with a coin toss. They flip a coin and let the coin decide whether or not they go left or right. They do it into the wee hours of the morning to see where they end up!

So, how can you get involved?

Get a coin. I prefer half dollars. Keep it with you in your pocket all the time.
Anytime you see yourself with a tough decision, go to the coin.
Tweet out the question, and the outcome with the hashtag #headsortails. (I know it’s a long hashtag, if you have a better idea lemme know so we can get this game rolling)

DO NOT…. let this determine whether or not eat, cheat, lie, steal, kill, suicide, etc.
This is meant to be for fun and nothing more.

To follow this event and see what other folks are doing, simply click the #headsortails hashtag on twitter and see what all folks have let a coin decide.

I want to get this thing rolling, so Re-tweet, digg, stumble-upon, and all that jazz to get this game rolling.


-UPDATED AT BOTTOM WITH HASHTAG TOOL.-
Hashtags create community, in just one word, that you can immediately find out who is interested in the same things. You don’t have to join the group, get approved, have friends already that you know are interested. It’s sort of a self-affirmation, but more so it let’s you know that you have others that are like you.

Just like this picture I’ve got above here. Star Wars conventions are something that sprung to my mind when I thought of people who all have the same like and gather together, dress up silly, and share on what they all know a ton about. So if I want to find other folks who like the same thing, I simply just use the hashtag, or make it and send it out to other folks to see if they like it.

Facebook makes that so much harder, and with the new layout, you can’t easily find your groups without visiting your own profile to see what groups you are a part of.

Hashtags start up a conversation and it runs strong. Some have not been created yet, and some just aren’t very strong yet. One that I know I will be a part of is #nailbiter. I may only tweet about it once, but I get in trouble all the time with my wife for it.

Hashtags are super easy, facebook groups are pretty much dead to me.
Join the flow of the hashtag, or find folks with like interest and see what they have said about it.

UPDATE: Orangejack asked a good tool to use to follow hashtags, and today Tinker was released as announced by TechCrunch
Also, I recommend using Twemes or Search.Twitter