Friday, January 10, 2014

FRIDAY'S FAVORITES IS BACK

Poop!

Today I'm bringing sexy back disguised as me.

Or as my infamous Friday's Favorites Post.

If your new to my blog, I like to review my favorite things about the past week on Fridays.

Here we go...

1.  MY NEW TOY OBSESSION.

So I better post this now since this will probably become bad for my marriage.

I love action figures and awesome statues that can be displayed.  I picked up these two pieces this week.

The Barbarian HULK!



This thing is HUGE and badass!  Love the different look and how articulate it is.

You all know how big of a Batman fan I am.  I've been eyeing the DC Collectibles Black and White Batman Statues for a while now.  They are just crazy awesome.

Well after my parents got me an Amazon giftcard for my birthday this year, I bought this one!





The detail is just SICK.  It's alot bigger in person than I thought it was going to be (that's what she said).  
My favorite thing about this is the cape!

There is a whole series of these statues.  My goal is to get 1 or 2 a year if I can and slowly start adding to my collection.  Here are some of the others.  #PORN



2.  PODCASTS

I know.  I know... I've mentioned this plenty of times before, but podcasts are such a cool thing to get into!  There is something out there for virtually everybody.  "What?  A podcast about how to make money blogging?"  Yup...

It's such a personal and intimate medium to be apart of because you are just sitting around having a conversation with your friends about the things you are most passionate about.  Why not share your passion with the rest of us!

By now you know that I am involved with a podcast called Insert Pop Culture Reference Here.  But here are a list of some of my favorite other ones I listen too:

Fatman on Batman by Smodcast hosted by Kevin Smith.  


Kevin talks to anybody and everybody that has worked on a Batman project in the past.  Seriously a must for any comic book or Batman fan...  

The Nerdist: hosted by Chris Hardwick


Chris sits down and shoots the shit with famous celebrities, comedians, musicians and writers.  Its seriously hilarious and pretty cool to hear some just normal side stories from these people.  

The Nerdist is actually a podcast network too with many other geeky, comedic and nerd centric podcast under it.  I'm sure you can find something you would love to listen to why pretending to work...

3.  ...LIKE CLOCKWORK: by Queens of the Stone Age.


I love this band.  So original, fresh sounding material and Joshua Homme's voice is just awesome.

There you go with my favorite things from this week.

What are some of your favorite things to collect or listen too?  Let me know below in the comments...  

TB out...






 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OBLIGATORY 2014 GOALS POST

2013 is gone already, but for me it was a damn good year.

Here are the highlights...

We met Chris and Holly for the first time in April, which has turned into a great new friendship.

I went to my first comic con with Chris which re-sparked my interest in comics again.  Going back this year!



I lost 60lbs and later that month ran my first Spartan Race.  Read about that story HERE.



In May I started this blog.

In September I passed my final oral exam to complete my requirements for my doctorate degree.

Jennifer, Chris, Holly and I started a podcast in October about pop culture called INSERT POP CULTURE HERE.  This is seriously been one of the funnest things I've ever done, and we all enjoy it very much!  We just published our 12th episode this week.  Go check it out on iTunes.

On Dec. 5th my dissertation was premiered at Indiana University which was my last performance of college. A bitter sweet moment because now I am thrown into the real world where opportunities for performances of my music are left up to me.

And finally on Dec. 12th, I officially became Dr. Tim Miller (with no full-time job).

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Here are some of my goals for 2014!

1.  FOCUS ON WRITING FILM MUSIC.  AND SCORE A SHORT FILM.
Something is in the works for this right now, so hopefully that works out!

2.  GET A 13.1 STICKER ON MY CAR.  
Cause every cool blogger wants to brag about being a half-marathon runner, right?  Except for Hubby Jack...  This is actually happening with Mel, Holly, Jennifer and a couple of bloggers peeps in April here in Louisville.  If you can make it out, come run with us or dress up with a cheerleader uniform, eat hot dogs and drink beer with Hubby Jack on the sidelines..

I like this sticker better...



3.  START ANOTHER PODCAST.
Because they are just so damn fun!  Stay tuned...

4.  BE MORE ACTIVE IN THE LOCAL MUSIC COMMUNITY.
Want to start my own new music group and go to more Louisville Orchestra concerts.

5.  RUN AT LEAST 2 SPARTAN RACES. HOPEFULLY 3 TO GET MY TRIFECTA.


Beautiful right?

6.  BE A BETTER MUSIC EDUCATOR.
I've been teaching music at the college level for 3 years now, and I am still getting my feet wet.  It's hard to know how well you are doing.  How well you deliver the material.  I know I can be better!

7.  LEARN TO PLAY PIANO BETTER.
I suck at piano.  I can get around the keys enough to use it to teach, but I would really love to be able to play actual pieces.

Well there you go!

Here's to a great year.

-TB  

 




Friday, December 27, 2013

CHRISTMAS SHENANIGANS

Hello kiddos.

Well ain't this just been a heck of year.

Two of the greatest things ever happened this year...

Justin Bieber retired from music and TimBob became a doctor.

Let's talk Christmas gifts!

Each year we travel back to Arkansas to visit family for the holidays.  This year was especially fun because all the kids were around the 2-6 year old stage, so they could actually enjoy opening presents while pooping their pants.


Madness I tell you!

This was at "Nana's" house (Jennifer's mom) and she has a few grandkids, so the spoiling has already started.

My parents, however, just have Harper, so they go crazy on her and then buy the rest of the crew a few things.

Speaking of those "things"...

Bless her heart, but my Mom tries really hard.  She does..

Each year I get a few "interesting" gifts.

Item #1.  AVENGERS GLOW IN THE DARK TATTOOS.


She knows that I love superhero stuff, but apparently I'm still her little boy who has never grown up?

ITEM #2.  BLACK AND BROWN BRAIDED BELTS


1992 called and they want their belts back.

Now to my Dad's defense, I showed up a few times to his house and forgot my belt at home and asked to borrow one of his.  So this year he wanted to solve that problem by purchasing these...  Thanks Dad! (for the Walmart giftcard that is.)

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Now to the fun stuff!

COMICS!


VIDEO GAMES!




Goodbye world for the next couple of months...

A NEW DRILL (which I definitely needed!)


BATMAN AND JOKER ACTION FIGURES



Overall it was a pretty great!

Now that Harper is getting older, we are starting traditions with her with Christmas.  We are coming back home on Christmas Eve so we can all wake up together on Christmas morning.

Each year we are gifting her with something she needs, something she wants, something to wear, and something to read.

It's great because she will know what to expect each year, and its good for us because it makes shopping easier.

We are also donating some of her older toys to kids that need them right before Christmas to make room for the new stuff.

It was so fun watching her play with her new toys and read her books this year.



She loved this Cinderella dress-up set we got her!  

My 32 birthday is coming up on Sunday and Chris (@hubbyjack) and Holly (@hollystanfield) and their kiddos and new dog Toby are coming up for that and New Years to party it up.  Follow them and Jennifer (@fatchick2fitchick) and I (@timbobbbb) on Instagram for some updates on that!  Hopefully we will post some stuff if the Strawberritas let us... 

So tell me...  How was your Christmas?  Let me know below in the comments!

Until next year!!

-TB



Friday, December 13, 2013

HOW TO BLACK THANKSGIVING-FRIDAY SHOP LIKE A BOSS

My wife isn't great at alot of things, but one of the things she excels at (other than spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel itself), is Black Friday shopping.

I'm not sure how many times you have to do something to call it a tradition, but now placing ourselves directly in the line of horrible BO just to get a $5 griddle has become tradition.

Each year, after saying "We are never doing this again!"... yet we somehow get our ham and turkey filled asses to Wally World and face the skanks head on looking to get a deal every year.

Now this year was different of course, because Black Friday became Black Thanksgiving-Friday.

But did that stop us?  NO.

Pros like us plan ahead.

So how do you do shop till you drop (or get dropped) and get everything you want?

1.  PREPARATION IS KEY

The Black Friday ads come out about 2-3 weeks before the actual sales.  Go online and find them, print them out or get them from the paper.  Scan through them just to get an idea of what stores carry what and also locate the items you want.

2.  PICK ONE OR TWO STORES AT MOST TO SHOP

In order to maximize your shopping experience, it's always best to pick one or two stores at most to shop at. Now I HATE Walmart with a passion, but unfortunately they carry amazing deals on Black Friday.  $300 for a 50 in TV!  BAMMY WHAM!

We always travel back to Arkansas for Thanksgiving, so we are "lucky" enough to live close to a smaller Walmart store that isn't a super center.  These are great because the stores aren't huge and the products aren't scattered 2 football fields apart.  Efficiency is key.


3.  MAKE AN ORGANIZED LIST

This is super important.  Most stores are now giving maps of their products before the sales start.  After you make a list of the products you want, find out where they are in the store, then organize your list by products in the same "area" of the store so you aren't running around like crazy.

Here was our list sent to our team by our team leader Jennifer:


Seriously....

4.  WORK IN TEAMS OF AT LEAST 3

2 people to run and gun (punch), the other to hold all the stuff.

Find 2 of your craziest friends to join your team.  This might be the most important thing for efficiency.  Notice how the list is organized by name?  Jennifer divided our store into 4 quadrants and we had 4 people on the team (Me, Jennifer, her mom and her cousin).  We each received the list in a group text about an hour before we were getting ready to leave to go out.

Teamwork is important here because each person has a "priority item(s)" from their list.  Get those first and then work the rest of the list as you can.

Choose 1 person to stay put in an aisle that isn't packed full of people... like the condom aisle.

Let's call them "The Holder."

The other people run and grab the products and bring it back to "The Holder" who should have at least 1 cart if you can find one, but just an area big enough to place all your shit.  This saves trying to move around the store with a cart full of stuff.  Grab a few products and run them back to "The Holder."

After a while it should look something like this.



5.  DEPENDS MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA


Let go of your pride.  Just saying...  It's a 50in TV for $300 for Christ sake.

6.  CHARGE YOUR DAMN CELL PHONE

Nothing sucks worse than having to stand in line for 2 hours waiting to check out and not be able to Instagram a video of a fight over towels because your cell phone is dead.



7.  TAKE SNACKS

This will be at least a 3-4 hour trip, so pack some snacks in your big ass purse, so you don't have to buy them at the store.  Pack a turkey sandwich from the leftovers from lunch.  People do crazy shit when they are hungry.

Take that money and buy your husband a new Xbox game instead.  He will thank you.

8.  DON'T SECOND GUESS YOURSELF

Stick to the plan.  Grab as much stuff as you can.  Break a few rules if needed.  But the second you lose focus is the second you loose that $27 blu-ray player.  

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Hope this helps next year!

Got any crazy Black Friday shopping stories?  Let me hear them!  If you got any more questions about how we do it, my wife Jennifer (the brains behind our organization) will be glad to help you.

I just show up and do what I'm told.  Like the good husband I am.

-TB











Thursday, December 12, 2013

FINISH THE CHRISTMAS SENTENCE LINKUP THINGY

Well, well, well...

I've missed you all!  It's the end of the semester for me and a student skipped my final yesterday, so yeah...

YES.  I've been slacky lacky in updating this blog lately, but it is finals time, holiday travels, deep cleaning city and grading papers.  Lots of damn papers.


I love Christmas time and can't wait for Harper to experience it this year.  So today I'm linking up with my karaoke queen Holly and Jake along with every other blogger on Earth with their Christmas Finish The Sentence linkup!

Join in and follow the link to read the other post.

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1.  My favorite Christmas was.... (as a kid) when I got the He-Man Greyskull castle.  I was a huge He-Man action figure fan when I was a kid along with Ninja Turtles.  But I remember getting this and playing with it so much!  


(As an adult) It will probably be this year.  Harper is 2 years old now and will really enjoy getting her presents! 

2.   The worst Christmas I had… the Christmas wasn't bad, but my Grandpa died a few days after Christmas a few years ago, so sometimes I associate Christmas with loosing him.  

3.      That one gift that made me scratch my head and say, "Hmmmm" was... THIS.  

The mother-effing sheet music to "My Heart Will Go On." 

      4.  One year I.... got an entire box with of socks with a monster doll in it because I told my mom all I wanted that year was an big box full of socks, because the "Sock-Monster" lives in our house and eats all the damn socks.  I love that gift so much!

5.      I think the worst gift to give is.... clothes because it's such a personal thing and the sizes are always wrong. 

6.      At Christmas time I typically.... love watching Christmas movies!  We seriously watch our list over and over!

7.      Typically, family Christmas.... is fun for the first day, then I'm ready to just be home with Jennifer and Harper.

8.      If I could change one thing about the Holiday season.... it would be 

9.      It is so hard to buy for... my Dad.  It's always something with guitars, woodworking or tools that I never see him use after Christmas.  But he is retiring this year, so he will have alot of time to actually do some of the things he wants.  His gift this year he will love!

10.  My favorite Christmas tradition is... the new ones we are starting with Harper about gifts and donating her old toys to people that need them and then Santa replacing them with new ones each year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

-TB

Monday, December 2, 2013

HOLIDAY HOOPLA GIVEAWAY!

Holy sweet baby Jesus.  It's December already!

It's also the least productive day of the year!  Cyber-Monday (aka read blogs and spend my sugar daddy's money on the newest Kardashian Kollection of purses day...)

Did you Black "Thanksgiving Day" shop this year?  We certainly did and I'll talk about our trip more on Wednesday.

We just got back from a week long trip to Arkansas to see our families for the Thanksgiving holiday and I'm all familied-out at the moment.

If you didn't get your shopping fix on Black ThurFriday this year, don't worry... Because today Nina over at the Nina Show has thrown together some of your favorite blogger's favorite things into one Big Ass Giveaway.

THE HOLIDAY HOOPLA GIVEAWAY!

This is seriously amazing folks...

I'm honored to be apart of this and to even be included among these other people.

My 3 prizes are grouped with Hubby Jack and Nerky Meg and I've put together 3 things that I love and want to share with the winner.

1.  A $10 Spotify giftcard.
As you know, I love music.  It's my life and passion.  Spotify is an amazing online music streaming service that you can find literally anything you want to listen too online.  Make playlist, find new artist (one of my favorite features) and share your interest with your Facebook friends and such.  

It's normally a free service but with the Premium account, you don't have to listen to commercials and you can take the music with you on your phone or iPad anywhere you go!

2.  MRS. DOUBTFIRE DVD.
This is my all-time favorite guilty pleasure movie.  I love it!

3.  SUPERHERO SHOTGLASSES
I love comics, superhero stuff and drinking.  So with these you can enjoy all of them together.

The rules are pretty simple.  Follow the rafflecopter giveaway and the winners (yes more than one!) will get announced on Dec. 9th.

GOOD LUCK!!

Holiday Hoopla check out blog Prize packs prize 1     Nina The Nina show Amber Crafty Healthy Mommy Valerie_Fab_Chick_Gets_Fit  
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      Erin_She's_a_Big_Star   Holly where we can live   Jess Operation Skinny
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Tim Bob Hubby Jack Nerky Meg blog    
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  Jennifer Fat Chick 2 Fit Chick   Kayla Layla Mel 4kottez runs
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