December 8 Thursday Rundown

Good evening to you all. Two weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving. The significance of me bringing that up? Absolutely nothing. Let’s get started with the Thursday Countdown.

Watching Hairspray Live! – Last night, Sidney and I sat down to watch the live production of Hairspray. I had never seen any version of it before and didn’t really know if I would like it. Sidney, a Hairspray fan, was singing the songs right from the start. As I started to watch it, I found myself pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the singing and the plot. The only problem? It was just way too looooong. The whole thing lasted three hours. That is just too much to ask of a TV viewer. By the time the two hour mark rolled around, Sidney was asleep and I had enough. I turned it off.

A Movie I Highly Recommend – So while I would not recommend NBC’s production of Hairspray to someone, I would 100% recommend the movie “Hacksaw Ridge” to anybody and everybody. Sidney and I honored a Thanksgiving tradition and went to the theaters that evening. Even though the film had been out for a few weeks, we decided to see it. We were so glad we did. “Hacksaw Ridge” tells a remarkable true story about a war hero who never touched a gun. The end will have even the hardest of folks in tears. It might have been the best movie I saw all year.

Hacksaw Ridge is an excellent movie and you should see it.

Hacksaw Ridge is an excellent movie and you should see it.

Spot Brent – Last night, I wrote about the spectacular holiday video that Coastal Carolina University put out. However, I didn’t mention something in that post. Believe it or not, I am actually in the video…four different times. In case you have trouble finding me, I have given you a hint of the scenes I am in with the collage below. Click here to watch three minutes of fun and creativity that will put you in the holiday spirit.

A grainy look at each of my cameos in the holiday video.

A grainy look at each of my cameos in the holiday video.

Reaction to College Football Playoff – Since the playoff field was announced in college football this past Sunday, I have received a common question from lots of people here in South Carolina: Are you glad the University of Washington made it? The one word answer to this question is yes. However, if the person who asked the question wanted more clarification, I would tell him/her that I grew up a Washington State Cougar fan. My dad is an alum of WSU and I grew up going to the games with him. Since I was a Coug, I despised the Huskies. To this day, I have generally rooted against UW. But with such a great opportunity to represent my home state on a national level and because of the fact that my good friend and groomsman (Kenny) is the cheerleading coach of the Dawgs, I couldn’t help but pull for them. Yes, ultimately I am glad that the University of Washington is in the College Football Playoff.

Baby Update – Yesterday we hit the four month mark until our baby daughter is due. Sidney turns 23 weeks tomorrow. To celebrate, she has been working on our baby registry. Sid has a tough time getting comfortable at night but overall she is feeling well. We are doing our best to not let our excitement overwhelm us so much that we don’t take the time to enjoy the limited days we have left before our family of two becomes a family of three.

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Well, I am going to take a couple days off from blogging. I will be back on Sunday to touch base with you. Have a great weekend. Don’t Blink.

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