Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday 80s Flashback for June 24, 2016

[Summer Special] -- As I mentioned over at Prophet or Madman, new Flashback posts will be found here at Bookended by Cats. I actually had the inkling to move my musical musings here for probably last two weeks, but now I'm acting on that impulse. And I'm bringing you a rock block from one of my favorite 80s rock bands: .38 Special. I bet you're surprised that a southern rock band makes my list of faves. Then again, if you know of my Pennsyltucky roots, maybe my fondness for the Special isn't such a surprise for you.

Now, .38 Special always struck me as a Summer band even though several of their records were released during winter months. But I guess I remember them more in a Summer vein because I have such great memories of singing along whenever their singles came on the radio. And, of course, the best times to do that were during the summer months with the windows rolled down. For my rock block, I'm picking one song each from a trio of albums which were released during the years I think .38 special were at the peak of their hit-making powers. If you want to know what songs made the cut this week, you can read and hear more after the break.

Friday 80s Flashback Archives 4/29/2016 through 9/3/2010

[80s Archives | 2010 - 2016] -- I previously blogged about 80s music over at Prophet or Madman. From my first playlist on 9/3/2010 through to 4/29/2016, I tried to post a selection of songs every weekend. There are a few repeats, of course, but there are still many fine selections over that five and a half year period. Some are themed, others are hodge podge collections. And some of those early posts lack header images and sample lyrics, so they look pretty meh. But it's all 80s music, so that means it's all good.

So, if you're not finding enough 80s music here at Bookended by Cats, then by all means visit my previous 80s Flashback posts at Prophet or Madman.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wizard World Philadelphia by Dangrdafne

June 3rd to 5th Brainwise and I travelled to Philadelphia for Wizard World Comic Con.

Here are some of the items I picked up while at the convention.

The official shirt for Wizard World 2016.
Thought it was cool that it looked like a concert shirt.

My favorite!
And I got a deal on him too :) 

It's ME!
I was kind of desperate to find the GameStop Exclusive and as luck would have it one of the stands had it...and he gave me a deal!! 

Artwork from one of my favorite artists: Bianca Roman-Stumpff 

Artwork from a new favorite artist - see card in next photo 

I pushed hubby to buy this comic book, along with the coloring book.
Very interesting. The art is amazing. 

It's Milo! 

We had a great time and I will do a trip post soon-ish.

- Dangrdafne