By Drew Bennett

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

  • We received a large box of Guardians of the Galaxy toys from Hasbro to play with and review. Opinions of the toys are 100% our own. Since it is basically Guardians of the Galaxy week here on the blog I figured I’d show you toys each day. In the box there were all sorts of toys. One of the toys that I took for myself was the Star-Lord figure that is part of the Marvel Legends Infinite Series line. This line is also one that has a Build a Figure. The figure that gets built when you collect all of the figures is Groot. read more!

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  • Chris and I making lunch
    My Friend Chris and I Preparing Our Meal at Le Cordon Bleu

    “Every bite takes you home” is a theme within the movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Food is a big part of my life, my memories and my celebrations. Pretty much every story I tell from my childhood has some aspect of food. For me, the food that takes me back to my childhood is crêpes. Every summer I would visit my grandparents at their lake house. My grandmother would make us crêpes every trip. I could eat tons of them covered in butter and powdered sugar. If I was to have a crêpe at this very moment I’d be transported back to that house playing on the floor with my first Transformers, learning to play pool, going fishing or playing down at the beach. The taste of crêpes will always make me remember my grandmother and those precious moments of childhood.

    If I ever have Quiche Lorraine or Parisian Mumbai chicken Salad with Curried Walnuts again I’ll be transported back to my visit to Le Cordon Bleu. read more!

  • We received a large box of Guardians of the Galaxy toys from Hasbro to play with and review. Opinions of the toys are 100% our own. Since it is basically Guardians of the Galaxy week here on the blog I figured I’d show you toys each day. In the box there were all sorts of toys. Eva really enjoyed the two pack of 2.5″ figures and she loves Gamora. Andrew loves running all around with The Milano making the different sounds. read more!

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  • Chris Pratt Interviewed by Bloggers
    Photo by Kristy Smith

    I was really pumped up for the Chris Pratt interview during the #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyEvent. On my way out to California I had the copy of Entertainment Weekly with Chris on the cover. I kept taking selfies with it and tweeting silly things like “Flying to California with @prattprattpratt, I hope he doesn’t commandeer the armrest.” And I took photos like this one:

    Just silly stuff because when I think about Chris Pratt I think mostly about a guy who can embrace the silly and come up with something very clever. I love his delivery of lines from movies like Delivery Man and The Lego Movie. He really knocks it out of the park with his comedic timing as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. In our group interview he completely won us over with his charm, self-deprecating humor and authenticity.

    Laughter started off our interview and laughter finished it. The first question to Chris was from Mitch of Gay NYC Dad who once again gets points for the cleverest break the ice question. Mitch said, “You clearly didn’t need it but did they want you to take dance lessons?” This made all of us laugh and Chris as well. Chris’ response was “how about that, how about that kind of thing. That’s just like another element to this movie that’s like unlike anything, anyone has ever done in a way, so that’s pretty cool.” You can catch Chris’ moves in a few scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy. I know that Mitch was alluding to something later in the movie but I loved a part very early on in the movie it was so funny and not only set up who Peter Quill was in his own mind but who he aspired to be. read more!

  • ThinkFun Robot Turtles vs Kickstarter Robot Turtles

    A while back I wrote a post over on the Cooper and Kid Blog about Robot Turtles. This is an adorable game that was created by a programmer who is also a father. He wanted to create a game that would help his kids learn how to code. So he came up with Robot Turtles. He got the game funded on Kickstater and then it was bought by Thinkfun. I received a copy of the Kickstarter version to do my initial review and then got the ThinkFun version to write about on this post and also to set up this giveaway.

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