Tuesday, August 27, 2013


This weeks coveted DVD Pick of the Week is IP Man, The Final Fight, starring Anthony Wong. This movie carries on in the tradition of the previous IP Man movies which I'm sure you've all seen right? What? You know.... IP Man 1 and 2 with Donny Yen as well as the prequel. Right? OK anyway, this deals with Master IP Man in his later years as he continues the tradition of teaching Wing Chun to a select few dedicated students. And who was Master IP's most famous student? Why the legendary Bruce Lee of course! What? Yep, I kid you not. Anyway, I had been looking for this movie for a while and just recently picked it up, I watched it last night and it is now my DVD pick to share with all of you. Not hip to IP Man? Check out the trailer for this fine piece of cinema,


Yep, you heard right. Korean barbecue tacos and burritos. My oh my! Now where did SAXOMAN experience these tasty meals? Why the Kogi Korean BBQ Food Truck that was recently in my area. Now I have to say that the two spicy BBQ pork tacos that I ordered were really tasty although a little small for my man size appetite so I ordered a short rib burrito to top it off and fill my belly. Mmmmm good! I can say that the food trucks have really stepped up their game and are now putting out some really good food. This is one of the many shortcuts for food trucks I have on my phone to see if they are close by. Kogi - check it out!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Now when I originally started running the wife wanted me    to get a shirt from the running club we are running with which has the club's logo. Now I didn't really feel like I was a member of this club as I had just started running with them so I didn't really want to get a shirt. The more I thought about it though I figured if I dropped dead with a heart attack someone from the club would at least recognize me as a fellow runner and stop and offer some assistance. This was my logic anyway plus I also just felt a need to use this photo of Homer having a heart attack. HAHA!

Friday, August 23, 2013


This weeks Jazz CD Pick of the Week is a recent addition to the SAXOMAN library. A great recording by guitarist Kenny Burrell which features the great Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax. I picked this up on my last visit to Amoeba and have been giving it many repeat plays in my car. Real smooth, tasteful guitar work by Kenny Burrell as always who has played with just about everyone in the business and is still going strong and teaching jazz at UCLA. Also featuring Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, what more could a jazz lover need? Anyway, a great recording that you are sure to enjoy and SAXOMAN recommended. Here is a nice bluesy cut from this cd. Check it out!


Yep, believe it or not SAXOMAN is now the running man! What? Yep, the wife finally convinced SAXO to get off of the sofa and go join her running in the morning. I think the wife's exact words were for me  to "get off my lazy ass". HAHA! Now I must admit that when I went to run with the group I couldn't understand why these people were all so cheerful so early in the morning. All I wanted to do is go back to my bed and sleep a little longer. Anyway, little by little I started to run further and further each week. I am now up to running 10 miles so watch out! Now I must say that having young, tight bodied athletic girls running in front of me may have helped my motivation just a little bit. It could also have been the many young athletic girls in skin tight exercise clothes bending over and stretching in provocative poses. HAHA! Anyway, all I can tell you that SAXOMAN is now quite the runner and the running man!


Just when we thought that our cat was done chewing on things we have had a few more incidents. What? Yep, our beloved little cat has recently chewed my brother-in-laws laptop charger. What? More chewing! Yep, I kid you not. On top of this she then followed up by chewing the cord on his phone charger too. What? Now I don't know what it is with this cat of mine but she constantly needs to bite or chew on something, usually my hand, fingers or feet. I dunno......maybe she has a constant teething issue or something. I just don't know what I'm going to do with this darn cat.

Friday, August 16, 2013


What? A DVD Blu Ray Pick of the Week? Yep, it's true. So with that being said this weeks coveted DVD Pick of the Week is my also my first Blu Ray Pick. This weeks recommended viewing is Lone Wolf and Cub The Complete Set. Now this is a two disc set but contains all six of the Lone Wolf and Cub movies. These used to be sold individually but are now all together in this set and in the best quality these gems have ever been released in. A real deal and I think I only paid about $28 for this set. Made in the early 70's this classic Japanese tale shows the story of father and son (both of few words) as they travel and fight challenges wherever they go. Might be a little bloody for some not for me and hey, I'm a squeamish guy right? HAHA! Anyway, check out these six movies that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Recently the wife and I took our cat to have her annual shots. One of the first things we have to do when we arrive at the vet is first weigh the cat. We put her on the scale and it came up at a whopping 18 pounds! What? My wife and I looked at each other. How much did she weigh the last time we brought her? 15 pounds was the reply. What? Now this didn't make sense. We've had our cat on a diet eating lo-cal food and she gains 3 pounds? I just don't get it. Maybe she has found a stash at a neighbors house or something. I dunno.....anyway we are back on another diet plan so stay tuned!


Now I'm not sure if I have blogged about this as I tend to forget sometimes all the rambling I do. I remembered something my cat did recently so thought I would share. My cat that loves to bite also likes to chew on things. Kind of like a dog I guess. One day the wife called my very upset. It seems her laptop wasn't working and the cause? A power cord that had been chewed right through! What? I tried my best to calm the wife and promised to bring another adapter home. So I bring one home and all is well until.......What? Yep, you guessed it! The very next day the wife called again as our wonderful cat had chewed through this cord too! What? Again! Now ever since the wife has had to put your cords up and away so they won't be chewed through. So end of story right? Well I'm sorry to say that one day my wife's Tivo wasn't working. She then spent several hours the next day on the phone trying to troubleshoot this problem with tech. support. Hmmm....what could be wrong the tech wondered. Let's try one more thing. Check the cord from the....What???? Yep, you guessed it! Chewed right through. Boy oh boy.....the wife was furious and banished the cat outdoors (for the day at least). Anyway, we resolved this issue with another cord and are hoping this is the end of this. We shall see.......