Wishing everybody a happy and safe New Year and may 2016 bring you peace and wellness.
A few things from the last couple of weeks
I saw The Force Awakens 2 times and was very impressed and though that J.J. Abrams and the entire production crew did fantastic job. The movie was a nice mix of old and new without going over the top with the CGI. They kept the story repetitively simple, and left me waiting for the next one to see where things go next. If you have not seen it, go and experience it on the big screen, and if you have seen it, go again as the 2nd time I saw it i actually enjoyed it more as I was able to just relax and enjoy the ride.
As far as media, I have not seen this much talk (mostly good) about a movie in a long time. And to me, that is what makes a movie special. To many of the so called ‘Big Budget Action Movies” movies these days open on a Friday, make a lot of money for a few weeks and then are gone (both from the theaters, and from most peoples minds). They leave now lasting impressions which I find sad. With The Force Awakens, I have had more discussions with friends then I have had abut a movie in a long time.
As for my NY Giants, the season came to a screeching halt with a tough loss to the Carolina Panthers, and then Washingtons’ win over Philadelphia The loss to Minnesota could be seen a mile away, as the Giants never play well in meaningless games (Believe they got crushed a few years back against Minnesota as well when they were eliminated). I can go either way with coach Coughlin. This was such a strange year as the Giants were in most games and could have one a few early that would have changed the season. But if you step back and truly look, they are not a great team (They are OK like most of the mediocre teams). Maybe a change of attitude is needed. Or maybe just one or two impact defensive players would make a difference. Remember that Victor Cruz should be healthy next season, and the Offensive Line should be improved (Flowers played OK as a Rookie, and the others should be moving into their prime)
I had an enjoyable Christmas break. Was able to relax a bit, get some things done around the house, and got to see some friends. One of my goals for 2016 is to make more time to see my Family and Friends. Its big year as AverageAndy is hitting the big 50 (along with a few of my longtime friends). Looking forward to some fun times as we celebrate. Have some things planned so should be a lot of fun
As we end 2015, want to wish each and everybody out there who takes the time to read my blog the best for 2016. I will continue to write about things that interest me, as well as trying to keep up with the latest in pop-culture. Also will continue to watch the Amazing Race and Survivor and will continue to make and submit my audition Videos. Hopefully 216 will be the year I hear back and get my shot at traveling around the world or getting stranded on a deserted island
All the best