I don’t know about you, but I have had a great time this holiday. Be it Christmas with my family or New Years with my friends, I feel grateful for the time I have had with all the people in my life. Speaking of being grateful for the time I’ve spent with people, I am grateful for the time I have spent as the editor of the Latest & Greatest blog. Unfortunately, this is going to be my last post as the man in charge- Moderator Allan-BBY will be taking the reins from here on out. To commemorate this changing of the guard, I thought I would share a few of my favorite blogs that I’ve published over the last year. Enjoy!
In celebration of Hobbit Day, I shared my feelings on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as my history with the book- The Hobbit
September 22nd is the Birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two Hobbits from Hobbiton in the Shire. Both of these “Halflings” set out on great adventures through the lands of Middle Earth as they fought the forces of evil- saving the world in the process. After a multitude of books, comics, games, and movies, both of these characters have earned a place in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. For this special day, I thought I would tell my history with Bilbo, Frodo, and their creator- J.R.R. Tolkien.
In the process of writing this blog, I actually convinced myself to buy the grill I was touting.
If you are like me, the 4th of July is probably the height of your summer celebrations. Since this year is looking to be another fantastic holiday (woot for the 4th being on a Saturday), Best Buy is offering all kinds of deals on appliances- large and small. Come check out some of our picks for appliances that should make your outdoorget together that much more memorable.
Bike to Work Day holds a special place in my heart as biking is my favorite thing ever- even in -5 weather like my ride was this morning.
Unlike most people, I am a year-round cyclist. Even through the dark Minnesota winters I am on my bike. I average at least a hundred miles of biking every week- and I have been biking full time for the last three years. One can imagine that I might know a thing or two about what works well for those trying to get into biking more. Here are a few things I personally use while on the road, and a few things I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.
Any chance I get to talk about Star Wars is a good one. I really enjoyed writing this one.
Today is that special day where geeks can let their nerdy flag fly free… Today is international Star Wars Day! For those who might not know, Star Wars Day is a fan-created holiday to celebrate the impact that the Star Wars franchise has had on the world. Based on a pun spun off from the classic line “May the force be with you”, this relatively new holiday is already a major deal in geek culture.
While not the most substantive blog I have written, reading it always makes me hungry.
As an Irish person, St. Patty’s Day is a holiday that I look forward to all year. Growing up, my dad would always have a big Irish breakfast ready for us when we came down to eat in the morning. Since everyone is Irish today, why not treat your family and friends to the same kind of special treatment? Get a load of these awesome gadgets that will make an Irish breakfast a breeze!
Thanks again for all the kudos over last year! I should still be around for a little blog here and there, but until then- enjoy the new year!