Once again I have spent too many hours late binge watching a complete series on Netflix. I love the way they release entire seasons at once, but man it takes a toll when they are so good that they are hard to stop watching. And there I just spoiled how the theme of this review will be: Praise. This is the first comic book adaptation to tv-series I have been really happy with ever. And I watch them all, Agents of Sheild. The Flash, The Arrow, Gotham, Smallville, Constantine, IZombie, Agent Carter (Not bad). In general I feel that TV has been a bit too "cheap" as a format to capture the genre as well as motion picture can do some times. But Netflix has spared no expense with Daredevil, it is dark and realistic and marvelous at the same time. And the level of acting is top notch with its star packed ebsemble as well. The setting is Hells Kitchen in New York and the scenery is amazing, as well are the action sequences and effects. Daredevil is the first of the ordered Netflix series that Marvel has ordered, and will be followed by Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist, before leading into the miniseries, Marvel's The Defenders. If you dont have Netflix, go subscribe. If you do and haven`t started watching yet: You have something special to look forward to.
WHY JEREMY WHY!!!!??? It has now gone a couple weeks since the dreadful news that my favorite host on my favorite show Top Gear had to clear his desk and leave the BBC. I have seen every episode of Top Gear ever made and most of them much more than once. In bad times and good times Clarkson, Hammond and May have been there and never let me down. The show it self is entertaining, but the pile of crap that is Top Gear USA proves that it is the trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May that are responsible for the best show on television. They have together created something that is truly amazing, a car show that absolutely everyone likes, even women who hate cars enjoy an episode of Top Gear, I know because I am married to one. I know what Clarkson did was wrong, but so is not feeding the gods, which is what the producers did not do. I am not condoning Clarksons behavior, but I do not see that the BBC has punished anyone but the viewers and them selves by firing Clarkson. Clarkson was not happy with the BBC even before this incident, and not keeping the lead man of the most viewed show on earth happy seems like a bad business choice if you are the station lucky enough to have him on. The BBC says that Top Gear will return, but for me it never will, and I refuse to watch it without Clarkson, May and Hammond together. They have not punished Clarkson, he will get a better paying job and will be having just as much fun traveling, testing cars and doing what he loves in any new job. It is the fans of Top Gear that are being punished, shame on you BBC. If I ever meet the BBC walking done the street I will say meen things to her and spit towards her. Here are some of the moments I truly will miss, farewell mates!
As noted in my bio I have been doing martial arts for most of my life. I started doing the noble art of KARATAY at a local McDojo as a squirt. I was a small kid with not the best confidence seeking a way to learn how to be a badass, something Karate certainly did not teach me. It taught me some discipline, not the important kind but the kind that teaches you how to shut up when you supposed to in class and so on. It gave me better reflexes, some exercise and alot of flexibility aka JCVD. It also taught me that standing in line day after day hitting in the air, point sparring and paying out of my parents ass for belt ceremonies based on your ability to fight an imaginary partner every 3 months did not make me a badass. I still did it for many years though and eventually I started competing in Kumite (yes they are actually called that) tournaments doing quite well. And competing against actual opponents at kicking and hitting them in the face so it hurt a bit at least made me feel like a badass. You have to keep in mind that this was in the hay day of the Karate Kid, JCVD, Bloodsport, American Ninja and so on. Then something called the UFC came along and destroyed everyone`s perception of what was what. This little skinny gus named Royce Gracie used this for me strange martial art called Brazillian Ju Jitsu strangle and beat guys twice his size, holy shit was the only words appropriate. The UFC, MMA and Brazillian Ju Jitsu have changed the way we see and think about martial arts and has evolved martial arts more the last 20 years than the thousands of years combinded before that. It made me quit Karate and seek out a Brazillian Ju Jitsu gym, and so it began, and I loved it more than any other sport I had ever tried even though in this entire year or so I got my ass handed to me every training, I loved it, I finally had found something that was real and honest. I only got to train at that gym back in the late 90s a year or so before I was off to military and after that I moved around, got kids bla bla bla life got in the way. But for the last five years I have dedicated my self to it again and it is beside of my family the most important thing in my life. I train as much as possible both MMA, BJJ and NO GI BJJ. For some reason I enjoy NO GI BJJ or Submission Grappling the most. It may seem like a brutal sport, but it gives you an amazing complete body work out, it keeps you humble, it teaches you how to deal with adversity, and the amount of technique you have to learn and master to control and force someone maybe bigger and stronger than you is enormous. But so is the payoff ever time you feel like you master it even just a bit. Here is a little sample of what it looks like, enjoy:)
So I just finished off binge watching 13 one hour long episodes of Bloodline. I started watching because I am a big fan of Friday Night Lights, and Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler well known from that show. But Bloodline is no Friday Night Lights, it is a completely different beast. The show takes place in beautiful Florida Keys, and the Keys one of the stars in the show. It is so beautiful, almost too much so that it creates an eery feel to the shows settings. It starts pretty slow paced and it takes at least 4 episodes before you get in to it. The story is set around the Rayburn family and their resort. They all live good and successful lives but the return of the black sheep of the family Danny masterfully played by Ben Mendelsohn brings back some dark secrets of the family and sends the story line down a very intriguing path. It took some time as mentioned but the show definitely sets its hooks in you, its beautifully made and the acting has the scent of Emmyˋs written all over it. Recommended.
I love dogs. My wife says that my relationship with my dog is unnaturally close, yes she is jealous. I work mostly from home and spend the days speaking with my beloved French Bulldog, the best animal on the planet and indisputably mans best friend. My dog knows when I am sad and comforts me, at least if I give her a treat. She does exactly what I say, as long as I give her a treat. She will follow me through fire, because of the treats in my pocket. She makes funny faces and noises that make me laugh and then I give her a treat because she is adorable. She is ecstatic to the point where she almost pees her self when I have been away for anything more than five minutes from her, could have something do with treats, but I choose to call it love. When we were going to get a dog we wanted a dog that was social, good with kids, liked playing and exercising, but does not need excessive amounts of it. And I just described French Bulldogs, the most lovable dogs in the world. That`s not only my opinion, that`s a fact.
I love me some crazy comedy, cant wait. I call this for the big winner at the 2015 Oscars.
Let this be clear, I am not a doctor. I am pretty good at googling symptoms and sounding like I know a lot about health, biology and medicine, but I am closer to having a PHD in BS than medicine. But I did get a vasectomy at the age of 28 so I have 7 years of living as a sterilized man. And even though you can find a lot of medical information on vasectomies online you do not find a lot of the info you really want before having it done, so here goes nothing, no pun intended....
-The first thing I would like to say on the matter is this, be sure that you never ever want kids again if you are thinking about it. If you don`t have kids than you should be pretty sure before shutting that door, because life changes faster than you could ever expect some times, and having children is an experience I would not exchange for anything. Once it is done the chances of having a successful reversal are slim, my doctor said 20-30% and even then it would not be with the same fertility as before. So don`t count on it.
If you have had the kids you want and can`t see even the slightest chance of ever wanting more in the future, than I am all for it.
-So what is it like?
For me the procedure was quick and not too painful. It was a female doctor and a nurse. They were very nice and had seen enough penises to not be very excited about mine... You might think it was embarrassing but it was so clinical that such thoughts did not enter my mind at all. So first I got a surgery gown on, and then they placed me on the operating table. They then proceeded to wash my bits and pieces for sterilizing and then they taped my penis up to my thigh. They then gave me a shot for local anesthetic and proceeded with the surgery. It was a bit painful during parts of the surgery, but not too bad and the whole thing was over in about 20 minutes. After that they placed me in the post-op room with magazines for 45 minutes and then sent me home. I was sore for a week, but I went back to work at the office the same day, so it is not that bad at all. I was on a bike 10 days after the surgery. You can find more on the medical stuff about the procedure here: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/vasectomy-14387
-So to the part that people ALWAYS ask about: SEX
Men tend to be worried about any slight chance that their "manhood" can be affected. To be honest I was a bit concerned about sex after as well, but for me and everyone else I know who has had the procedure the honest answer is that I can`t tell any difference from before and after my vasectomy. Alot of people think that after the procedure that everything is cut off when you orgasm, but the only thing it effects is sperm, which is only 5-10% of the semen you ejaculate. So for me and my wife it only had a positive affect on our sex life, she didn`t have to worry about birth control and side effects and I could shoot away as much as I wanted with no worries:) And the process for women to get sterilized is so much more complicated and with so much more risk that it was not an option for us at least.
So to all of you considering the procedure, the only con is not being able to make babies any more. So if you thought it through thoroughly than I can recommend it as the best permanent birth control in my opinion.
Here we go! My first post is going to be about why I started a blog and why. I have been reading blogs for years, and I have really thought about starting one for years too but I guess I just haven`t had anything worth saying before. But amazingly raising three kids, being married, running business AND trying to enjoy life as much as possible at the same time actually gives you some perspective and thoughts about life. I will try to post my thoughts on how to handle common everyday situations, funny stuff I feel like sharing, reviews on stuff I buy, and whatever else people ask me to have an opinion about that I feel like I have an opinion about. 05847ee2d06703e2cda27328c5b1037bb33c458adfa4b4cd9d