Monday, December 27, 2010

I dropped my netbook this afternoon and now there is a crack on the back of the screen. I cant believe they let a guy like me have kids

Saturday, December 25, 2010

made it through three different family gatherings, had a great time with a lot of people I love. Dr. Who awaits me when I get home.
Happy Holidays, Merry christmas, happy Kwanza to everyone, may your day be merry & bright!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

what's everyone doing for New Years? We havent decided if we are throwing our annual shindig yet.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

been sick since yesturday, whatever Nicole & the baby had caught up to me finally. havent eaten since yest. i just want to sleep.

Friday, December 10, 2010

the baby has a cold again, which meant he was up at 4am screaming because he couldn't breathe, which was horrible for everyone involved.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

it hurts when your son crys as you leave him at the sitter. i would love to hang out, but daddy has exams to grade and an irb to appease.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Am I the only person who watches Boardwalk Empire with Wikipedia open, using it to understand who all these characters are?

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Has been watching Treme all week and now I am dying to visit New Orleans for some good food, awesome music, and vibrant culture.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Today was a combination of the good and the bad: I plowed through a lot of my work, but not caught up, and lets not talk about the meeting.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

staff meetings... blurgh...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

thanksgiving was a good time, wonderful family makes for great laughs and fond memories.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy time with friends and family!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

watching the next karate kid, they got kids getting kicked in the face left and right.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have been trying to get work done today, but I swear my brain is already checked out for the holiday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

yo, i changed a starter on an 06 Tarus today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

This baby had a full on meltdown when i put him in that car seat.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

my mother apparently loves the fanfare of a cyclones game. my baby hates people who scream for t shirts.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

it was, quite literally one of my worst days ever, and i am not accustomed to that type of hyperbole.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

through it all we got Krystal Drake through, she aced her dissertation and is now the proud owner of a ph.d.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

is a little pissed i drove all the way to columbus withou an SD card in my camera.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

just walking in from a long work day. I am going to watch Community, and then try to figure out how to salvage some of my Bday!
Brought in his birthday grading midterms till 3am. up next is a full day of non"me" related activity.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

just got his shiny new pink liscence from the DMV.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

ok, i voted! can we stop with all the calls, solicitations. negative rhetoric and attack ads now?
awesome is the baby sleeping for 3 and a half hours. its hard to explain, but someone knows what I'm talking about.

Monday, November 01, 2010

terrified that he'd left his jump drive with his lesson plan at home he raced back only to discover it in his shirt pocket.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

a small victory today makes me feel like maybe it is possible to pull this whole thing off.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

okay TWC, I need you to get your act together and restore service in my area, daddy needs his internets.
power goes out at meijer, the gaggle of teen girls start screaming, because that'll help.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Congrats to my dear friends the Huddlestons as they welcome the birth of their new daughter Olivia Joy at 2:45am.
There are 5,000 janitors in the US with Ph.D.s., and I envy them for 2 reasons...

Friday, October 22, 2010

the doctor said our baby was one of the healthiest, smartest, and strongest babies she's seen.

Monday, October 18, 2010

back on the ground, chicago was a good time thanks to my man Brian Williams, his cool son Devin, T Hudd, and my man LaMorris.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ended up at Ann Sathers, waiting on my sweet rolls. thanks Whitney for the suggestions.

Monday, October 11, 2010

one day dr. hall will look back on graduate school as one long experiment on the effect of sleep deprivation and stress on academic efficacy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

wants a good waffle, where can i get one at this hour?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

no wife and no kid. i need to get out the house. who wants to have a drink with me?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

after a really long day, i end up at karaoke.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

how quickly can you list 5 things you like about yourself? Go:

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

i think its in the show bible for "No Ordinary Family" for each character to say the word family at least three times every family scene.

Monday, October 04, 2010

last week i fellt a little iffy thanks to first day jitters, but today, today I rocked that class like nobody's business!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

would really appreciate it if the cat would make sure they were all the way dead before leaving them on the porch.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

of course I am halfway through my day before I realize I was wearing two different color socks.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mondays are not going to be real "homework" days, as I feel useless after 14 hours on the clock.
taught my first class today, made some mistakes, but did pretty well for a guy who only got his book 4 days ago.
day is cruising along but i feel unprepared on most fronts.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My old Yahoo email got hacked, so if thehallspace sent you a message today about iphones or electronics then delete it immediately.
my cousin Amorah Lewis preached a good word today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I went to bed at 4, baby got up at 5, then again at 6. got him down until just now. We are both going to have a long day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

who is gonna be awake in an hour and feels like editing a dissertation abstract? lets not all raise our hands at once.
is very "dead on my feet" tired today.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Media lets you clone pieces of yourself & send them out into the world to have conversations on your behalf.Robin Sloan
darn it, I forgot that there was a Janelle Monae concert tonight. Can't just up and do stuff like that without securing a sitter anymore.
almost caused an accident trying to consult google maps while driving. need to stop being stupid.

Pokémon Apokélypse: Live Action Trailer HD

To be honest I was never really a fan of Pokemon,
but I love fan-film trailers like this that take a concept, and some cliches and make an awesome trailer.

Great stuff

Saturday, September 18, 2010

they played the cupid shuffle, which my wife was obligated to do...
Mrs. Mykish is, of course, a lovely bride. very classy ceremony.
made Mykish's wedding. The Halls were actually on time for something.
finally made it to the Cincy comic expo. caught up with a few friends. talking shop and comics.

*Official Video Remix* Antonio Dodson Wakes Up To Find Intruder In Her Bed

Friday, September 17, 2010

RT @ebengregory: Shout out to all my people who procrastinate because tomorrow will be today tomorrow.

Does Marvel know what they are doing with Black Panther?

Marvel will be moving Black Panther over to the Daredevil title at issue #513. This is pretty sad since Black Panther once headlined his own title, at least two times. Unfortunately the powers that be believe that Black Panther can’t headline his own book. A lot of times the character gets marginalized to the “proverbial” ghetto and now he will be going to the literal ghetto.

This is different than when Priest had Black Panther trolling around the ghetto for the first few issues of his run. Especially when I hear the new writer saying things like this:
The other aspect of "Black Panther: The Man Without Fear" that Liss finds intriguing is the chance to drop T'Challa, the former king of the fictional African nation known as Wakanda, into the middle of the crime ridden wasteland that the Kitchen has become post "Shadowland." "We're taking somebody who has always been royalty - his father was a king and he's been a powered superhero and a monarch for a large portion of his life. We're stripping all of that away from him. He has no powers. He has no Wakandan tech. This series is about somebody trying to figure out what he's made of and who he is. He's coming to this environment, which is so dangerous and troubled, to test himself," Liss explained. "That's what I really loved about this project. It was an opportunity to rethink a long established and iconic character in very interesting way. -Liss Sends T'Challa to Hell's Kitchen-
Now, I don’t want to go entitled fanboy or anything, but this pretty much says that this writer does not know the history of the panther. Tchalla knows who he is. He lost his father at a young age, he was thrust into the spotlight of Wakandan politics as a child and built to be the leader of an unconquerable African nation. This was at a time when all of Africa was being carved out to britan, France, Spain and whomever else wanted to roll through with rifles. So from this we can gather that he isn’t some spoiled monarch, but instead a man born of steel and fire. He is a warrior whose people come to him every few years and deride him for leaving them behind. And what does he do? He takes their rituals head on and shows them why he is their leader.
What I am saying is, Black Panther isn’t Batman. Running through the ghettos busting the heads of gangsters is small time to a man who spend his youth at the table with world leaders. This is a guy that has embassies, and an army, and a Panther God at his back. Why would he even CARE about what Tony Soprano is doing thousands of miles away from his birthplace.

To me it is lazy story telling. Don’t get me started on the idea of Wakanda being bankrupt. You can’t be sitting on all that intellectual property and technology and be bankrupt. Their children’s toys should be worth enough to the world stage to make them an economic entity. They could sell versions 3 or 4 of the kimoyo card and make Apple crap their pants.

On the one hand Marvel wants us to support their character, and follow him through his adventures. On the other hand they want us to forget their character’s history in favor of something that might be a cool story. The only problem is Priest wrote this story as Black Panther (vol. 3) #50 when Kasper Cole shows up. Only Tchalla didnt take on the gangs himself, he used Kasper to do it, to redeem himself.

I will say I appreciate that they haven't let T'Challa languish. They keep trotting him out in different versions and ways. I think they keep missing the essence of character. Marvel tends to like destroying their heroes for the sake of story. I hope they know what they are doing with T'Challa, but I have a feeling that they don't.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Good News Everybody! I got the job, you are looking at the new adjunt teacher for UC Cleremont!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sorry for filling up your feeds/news/timelines, but I had to share, that was one bad movie.
From now on I will be resolving all my personal tragedies and traumas by frantically yelling at my friends to: "Fix It! FIX IT!!!"
This was Tyler Perry's 9th movie, why hasn't he learned anything re: storytelling, character development, emotional payoff?
The Rock will be saving Janet with his light skinned-ed goodness. He loves Jesus, and he loves her...
Well, we gotta wrap this thing up, lets kill a character, that'll bring everyone back together and resolve all the issues we uncovered.
I am pretty certain the Janet character was exploiting her life's tragedies for her books, without learning anything herself.
and this movie should be called "Why didn't the characters learn anything?" staring Janet Jackson's cleavage.
and The Rock will be playing Wesley Snipes from Waiting to Exhale for a final scene.
i was wondering what the emotional fulcrum of this movie was going to be, he laid it on rather thick.
Nicole slams her laptop closed and yells, "Are you kidding?!?" followed by, "Who's gonna hug the guy with cancer?"
This is Janet Jackson, this is Janet's cleavage. They will be overacting together today.
I almost shot the Gardner today, but I'm not gonna bring that up, I'd much rather talk about this other thing.
Followed by a scene that can only be called: "Tyler Perry whispers..."
the Second act of this movie is pretty much titled, the Characters Yelling.
This technically counts as stunt work, Janet just did some stunt work here.
hey hey hey, no reason to go denouncing being married to a psychologist. we aren't so bad.
This movie should be called: "Who really is cheating, or not?"
I don't think, in Atlanta, that you have to call someone special to get a job as a cop?
I think this movie just swiped a plot point from Soul Food: "you know why we called her Coke Bottle right?"
no seriously, these aren't the same characters from that first movie.
Really, you only have one set of your dead baby's pictures? you never scanned any in or anything, and you keep them all in one album?
In case we didn't mention it before, we went to the Bahamas, and we said a lot of important things that we will keep repeating.
These character motivations are flimsy at best, but character traits, those are turned up to ELEVEN!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Does anyone still come home with lipstick on their collar?
I think Tyler Perry wrote this movie in a weekend. no edits, because who is gonna tell him what to do in his sequel?
the characters really shouldn't spend so much time laughing at themselves, and repeating lines of dialogue.
And why is Marcus a sports announcer if he was a hairdresser in the last movie?
Okay, so why can't Troy find work if he was a sheriff in Colorado? Does Atlanta not need law enforcement? Can he not pass the test?
So, yeah, my wife has me watching Why Did I Get Married Too?... this is really contrive and trite.
why did the cat just freak my wife out by trying to bring a live chipmunk into the house.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

is determined to be in the library conquering this dissertation tomorrow night. yeah, that is how I plan my evenings now.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Spent most of my weekend hanging out with my dissertation, and discovered she's not so bad, just misunderstood...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

five guys burger? dont mind if i do!
if i lived alone i would definitely have a dog...
It is weird coming home alone. My life without my other is unfamiliar and small.
called it a night. the reunion was good, took a lot of pics, learned some things about the equipment, good times...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

set up at my sister's reunion with my backdrop to take pictures. forgot my printer, but otherwise ready to rock.
He got thru the night ok, a few hiccups along the way but nothing too bad. he was wide awake at 4am, but dad got him back down.
My first night alone with the baby is going pretty well. He's down for the night, and I am trying to get some work done.

Monday, August 30, 2010

RT @AndreasHale: The fact that BET is dedicating a show to the female MC is infuriating and commendable. They STILL won't show their videos

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife and capable wife of three years Nicole!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Still recovering from the Chicago weekend. My body is so tired.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Did the sensible thing and did not buy Mafia II tonight. I can't say I am maturing or anything...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

last day of the con, honestly I miss my son, but it is gonna be a lovely day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

having dinner with some awesome Chicago people.

Friday, August 20, 2010

got stuck in traffic at midnight, only in the Chi...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

On my way to Chicago Comic-Con, Stop by the booth #3315 and get a free HBC button!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

was all set to get out of here, then he screams for 20mins before passing out on my shoulder. now I am afraid to move.
Anybody want to bring the an "at home" dad a burger?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why were so many characters on "Lie to Me" played by "The Shield" actors, that is kind of awesome.

Friday, August 13, 2010

being the at home dad 3x a week is cool, but I am going to need to start scheduling field trips. I am sick of this house.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lazy Wednesday: Even though I have been home all day with the baby, I don't feel like making dinner.

Monday, August 09, 2010

getting a late start on a brand new day.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Why is it when you pay them something, they don't stop calling 4 times a day.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

should either sue Taco Bell for false advertisement for calling what I just ate "food" or sue myself for assault for consuming it.
Hello my name is Ritch, I am, what some might call, niavely optimistic.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

is under a considerable amount of pressure to be more than spectacular.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

and now the fam is on the way to Olive Garden. its pretty much been the Hall family weekend.
is in goodwill trying to stop my family from buying up all the 3-6mo. boy clothes.
"yeah, that happens once every whenever."
Karaoke was AWESOME! The Hall's ROCKED it!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

So we decided on Karaoke, The Halls are going to rock the Mic!
looking for ways to entertain my brother. realizing I live pretty mundane these days...

Friday, July 30, 2010

in case you didn't know today is national cheescake day. any slice at cheesecake factory is half off today. you're welcome.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

When I first met my spottieottiedopaliscious angel, I can remember that d@mn thang like yesturday....

Monday, July 26, 2010

This is the most Monday of all the Mondays I have had in a while.

Friday, July 23, 2010

also: I NEED to get OUT of this CITY for a few days.
Cincinnati needs a bbq festival. or someone needs to point me to an awesome one close by.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inception is the truth man, excellent movie!

Monday, July 19, 2010

oh Monday, we have to stop meeting like this...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

first full day alone with the baby. Nicole went back to work this morning. we should all survive this.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Took the baby to St Rita's Fest, so far he's slept through the entire thing.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thanks to Bobby Flay I am feenin for pineapple upside down cake.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I totally love the guys who set up shop in a parking lot and sell soul food, even though I know I shouldn't.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Nicole did not take that well.
our baby weighs 11 lbs. today!
Baby has his second dr.'s appointment today. He gets his shots. Be strong little man.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

feels a little weird today. I need to be more productive but my heart isn't in ot today.

Monday, July 05, 2010

I need to get out of the house.
"you just mad, cause tonight you sucka'a got served" dialogue from "You Got Served."
Tigga's in the movie, and with Darius Mcray that means at least two men that have been with Superhead. #Steppin:TheMovie.
okay, they just had Uncle Phil and Carl Winslow in a scene together for no reason. They have to know why we are watching. #SteppinTheMovie
Watching Steppin: The Movie, which features a black actor from every black show ever. We think they covered every show.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

This has been the most low key 4th of july holidays I've had in a while.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I learned something about myself today: I could never go back to not having kids. Fatherhood is pretty much me from now on.

Friday, July 02, 2010

to the airport and back in 40mins. I missed my calling as a taxi driver.
So I am an Uncle again, congrats to my man Mark on the birth of his daughter, Ivy, today.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

I'm kinda lookin forward to Nolan's "Inception." it looks like it'll be surreal, and immersive.
I hate when I come up with a simpler/better solution and its too late.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

why was the tagline on the today show: "the white way to look thin." who approved that?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My dad is visiting. He's got us watching New Jack City because he's never seen it. not that it aint a classic but really?
if I hang out with my son for more than 5 minutes in the morning it us the hardest thing to leave him and go to work.

Monday, June 28, 2010

this little man is a trip. I'm holding him & he flips out, I leave him in the glider & he's instantly quiet.
That phone call from my wife may signal the end of the Hall's 2010 financial crisis, and not a moment too soon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

is it 92? why did El debarge just have a full performance?
BET has done 10 awards & they still haven't figured out how to keep the sound consistent.
Forgot about the BET Awards, missed the Kanye performance.
my wife said she had a good time out for her birthday. thanks to those that made it out for making it special.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

ice cream cake is a bad idea for bar hopping.

Friday, June 25, 2010

no matter what I will always prefer my hot dogs off a charcol grill.
That baby was yelling at my wife like she had smacked him in the mouth in front of the po-lice.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

hallelujah, the AC has been fixed, and now we wait for it to finally cool down in this mug.
It was 90 degrees in this house last night. I really hope they come and fix the AC today. not sure how much more I can take.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

why does fatburger close at a different time every day? website says 10:30, door says 9:30, I got there at 9:15 & and the doors are locked.
Having computer problems again, didn't think windows 7 would be the problem. A little sad that it makes me miss dependability of Vista.

Monday, June 21, 2010

work is over now home to cook dinner and chill out with my little man.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Boondocks is going pretty hard on church plays and a certain Mr. Perry tonight.
Happy Father's day to the dad's out there, and to all the single parents as well, parenthood is a tough gig, but you all handle it well. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

This baby just pooped more than he could possibly weigh.
Surprised the wife with tickets to Dreamgirls at the Arnoff.
Calling it a night, get some good "no kid" sleep. You childless masses don't know how good you have it to get that every night. VALUE IT!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


This looks pretty sweet
I am totally going see this movie
its got Michael Jai White in it,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Guess who's a dad?

Proud Pappa, originally uploaded by thehallspace.

I am!

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