Monday, October 24, 2016

Are You Ready to Boo it Forward?

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with promotional materials for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and haunted ghosts are our own. Although if someone can get these ghosts, that would be greatly appreciated.)

With Halloween just around the corner, it means that it's almost time for a new tradition to start sweeping around the neighborhood. It's time to #BooItForward! What's that, you have never heard of this? Well, let me tell you about this fun tradition that has been picking up steam for the past few years.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Join Disney Junior at the Movies!

One staple in our household has always been Disney Junior. When my daughter was younger we would constantly have that channel on and do the "Hot Dog" dance with Mickey Mouse, get "ready" for our check-up with Doc McStuffins and "talk" to the animals like Sofia the First.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Steve Dillon

I'm not sure any of us are going to make it out of 2016.

I just found out that Steve Dillon passed away. For those of you that aren't familiar with his work, you may have heard of the new AMC show Preacher based on the comic he co-created with Garth Ennis. I grew up reading the books he worked on including Hellblazer, Preacher, and of course The Punisher.

The Punisher has always been my favorite comic book character and when I picture him I can't help but picture him the way Dillon drew him. Bullseye and so many other iconic characters looked their best when done by Dillon. The current Punisher series is always the first book I read on my pull list and it's not going to be the same without him.

Rest easy Mr. Dillon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"Do you want a hug?" New Guardians of the Galaxy poster and teaser trailer released.

With the huge #DoctorStrangeEvent going on in California right now, Marvel has decided to release a treat for their fans to whet their appetite for the next movie in their line up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Earlier today the first teaser poster was revealed showing the entire group just relaxing against a wall with little Groot almost hidden by Star Lord's boot, and a few minutes later the first teaser trailer was released. 

So much good stuff in this trailer and again some hilarity on how Drax is still trying to understand humans. What's with Rocket and Yondu walking all calmly with bodies falling around them? Also, is that Nebula that has the cloak removed from her? We'll find out the answer to all these questions when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out next year on May 5th, 2017. 

Make sure to follow Guardians of the Galaxy on their social pages, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date with all the latest Guardians news. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Character Posters Revealed

Jyn Erso

This past weekend has been great for Star Wars fans. With the upcoming release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday new character posters were released and each of these posters are pretty awesome. Check them out! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

I ran the Chicago Marathon and I feel fine!

As I was approaching the Charity Block Party at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, I could feel the energy from the tents of all the participating charities. My legs were starting to get tired but the energy and support from these tents gave me an extra boost to continue for a few more blocks.

I say a few more blocks because my thighs were starting to hurt, they were not cramping up, but it sure felt like it. I tried to block it out and keep running, but the pain was too much that I signaled to my running partner to keep going, hoping that I would catch up with him eventually. I started walking to soothe my legs and started thinking to myself "Why are you doing this?" "Do you think you can really finish?" I knew as soon as those thoughts started coming into my head I was in for some trouble.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The beginning of something big.

You know how when you see an amazing movie or hear a song that just blows your mind, you want to tell everyone about it? Next thing you know you have so much you want to say that it doesn't make sense or you end up sounding like a nonsensical idiot. Well, that's how I feel about my posts for St. Jude. I have so much I want to say, but I do not know where to begin. So let's begin at the beginning.

The Fandads are St. Jude Ambassadors.  It's kind of strange to say, or in this case, type that out, but we are St. Jude Ambassadors. In the past I ran the Warrior Dash as a St. Jude Warrior and in October I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a St. Jude Hero, but to say that we are ambassadors is pretty big. So what does this mean for the Fandads? What's going to happen in the coming months? Well, let's tell you a little about it.