By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Iron Man - Age of Ultron - Iron Man

    Hot on the heels of the all new 3rd trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron there is an opportunity of a lifetime for a lucky fan. That fan could win the chance to hang with Robert Downey Jr. and attend the World Premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron! Watch This!

    Hang with Robert Downey Jr. at the Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr. is offering fans the chance to live out the best night of their life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all to support a great cause.

    In this video, Robert Downey Jr. reveals that anyone can win the opportunity to be flown with a friend to Los Angeles to experience a day in the life of Tony Stark. By going to www.omaze.com/RDJ and donating just $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives of children diagnosed with terminal illness, you could win a chance to live out your superhero dreams with RDJ in LA. You’ll kick things off with breakfast at the iconic Randy’s Donuts before launching into an action-packed day including a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, indoor skydiving, and a custom gown or tux fitting before meeting Robert Downey Jr. himself for an epic motorcade arrival at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. And yes…there will be caviar.

    And did we mention you’ll be one of the first people on this planet to see the newest release from Marvel’s hit franchise? Yeah, that’s happening. But the opportunity to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience won’t last forever.

    ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
    You and a friend will be joining Robert Downey Jr. for the best day of your lives at the premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You will experience indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, a custom tux/gown fitting, a pit stop at Randy’s Donuts and caviar tasting with RDJ before riding in his private motorcade to the premiere. Flights, 4-star hotel, and transportation are all included. Best of all, every entry benefits Julia’s House.

    ABOUT JULIA’S HOUSE
    Julia’s House is a children’s hospice charity dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families. The nurses and caregivers at Julia’s house provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes. The majority of those children are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18, but thankfully Julia’s House is there for them year-round, offering emergency respite and overnight care during treatment and offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.

    ABOUT OMAZE
    Omaze is an online charity platform that raises money and awareness for nonprofits by offering everyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with their favorite performers, athletes and influencers. That’s everything from walking the red carpet on a date with George Clooney, to playing tennis with Serena Williams, to being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Founded by two best friends, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze connects its community of donors to transformative experiences, remarkable causes and compelling content. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com.

  • The Avengers Age of Ultron

    I just watched the all new trailer for Avengers Age of Ultron and it was amazing. No rehashes of older trailers here. We get an all new trailer with many more scenes including more of the Hulk vs. Iron Man in the Hulk-Buster armor. We even get more of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Ultron reveals more of his plans to dominate humanity and we get a glimpse of Vision. This is going to be incredible and May 1 cannot come soon enough. Watch the trailers and then click the link below to read more about the movie and check out the new character posters.

    More about Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron read more!


  • Photo-A-Day #3615

    Monday brought with it yet another snowfall. This time it did not bring with it a full on Snow Day but rather a 2 hour delay. That is fine. We can live with that. I was all excited and looking forward to finally having a Monday of my own once again only to find out that the babysitter’s son was running a fever. Well, that means no rest for me. Full night of work, shoveling and then a full day with Andrew. I’m starting to lose it. I don’t know how many more Monday’s I can take where the schedule gets thrown out of whack.

    We did make the most of the 2 hour delay and the kids played out in the snow. We all got into it when we played with some Mini Sno-Markers from Ideal Toys that I received to review. I’ll post a review soon. The kids made some designs, I tried a few things and Allison made some very pretty flowers. I think that she is thinking Spring. Wishful thinking to me because I it feels like this Winter is never going to end.

    While we were playing in the snow Eva kept trying to hit we with Snowballs. Wasn’t happening. Then she and Andrew went to play in the play house and I snuck around and surprised them capturing the moment in today’s photo. It was a nice part to an otherwise tough day.

    #3615

  • Photo-A-Day #3614

    It snowed once again today. I am getting incredibly beaten down by snow, snow and more snow. So, tonight when I went to work I went to a different building to work. I have never been to this building before and I took a walk around to see what people had on their desks for fun games and toys. I saw a few desks that had Loot Crate items on them. Then I found a desk with this Samus Aran model on it. I’d never seen one before and it looked really cool to me. I had to take a shot. Focusing on the barrel of her blaster gives this image a tight focus.

    #3614
  • PEG + CAT: Classics“Peg + Cat: Classics” includes expanded versions of songs that have appeared on the show since the first episode. Similar to PEG + CAT’s first album, which paid tribute to the Beatles, “Peg + Cat’s Classics” pays homage to the 3 Tenors. Starting today, “Peg + Cat: Classics” will be available for pre-order at a 50% discount on iTunes and Google Play. On Monday, March 2nd, it will be available on Amazon and Spotify as well. See below for a list of the tracks on this new album. Peg + Cat was just today announced the winner of the Kidscreen award for Best Music in a children’s television series – so now’s the time to take a listen!

    Also, be sure to tune in on Monday for a week of new musical-themed episodes in “Peg Rocks!” Over the course of the week, Peg and everyone’s favorite sidekick Cat will visit Radio City Music Hall, join a girl group, and flash back to the groovy sixties, all while exploring math concepts for the preschool set. read more!