The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year! And welcome to what has become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Please note, … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

After Seeing the “Live Action” Remake of The Lion King

Kids, even before seeing this movie, I was an emotional roller coaster in regards to its very existence. I remember seeing Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book remake and thinking, "They could remake The Lion King." I had that thought based on how well done I thought The Jungle Book had been. Now, by the time The Jungle Book came … Continue reading After Seeing the “Live Action” Remake of The Lion King

My 10 Favorite Movies of 2018

I’ve mentioned Flickchart on here before, right? Yeah, I know I did on last year’s post like this. Well, the quick sales pitch is that it’s a way to rank your favorite movies. The site gives you two movies and you pick the one you like better. From that, you can eventually develop a pretty … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Movies of 2018

Old Commercials and Anxiety

YouTube can be a wonderful waste of time. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself watching something useful, maybe even informative, and then you find yourself falling down a rabbit hole of videos and suddenly an hour or more has gone by. Maybe there aren't many out there who find themselves in that situation. … Continue reading Old Commercials and Anxiety

My Favorite Movies #90 – Super 8

Super 8 2011 Directed by J. J. Abrams Netflix says... With a nod toward producer Steven Spielberg's landmark sci-fi films of the 1970s and '80s, writer-director J. J. Abrams crafts a supernatural tale about six kids who witness something incredible while shooting a movie with their Super 8 camera. Yeah, sorry it's been a while … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #90 – Super 8

That Week I Spent a Day in Roanoke

It's not often that I feel nostalgic about the city in which I grew up. But I recently spent a week there, and as I drove around town, the nostalgia was so thick I thought I'd have to brush it away from my face. Yeah, I live in Blacksburg and I recently vacationed in a … Continue reading That Week I Spent a Day in Roanoke

Not a Sentimental Bone

A couple months back, I got a call from my mom letting me know that she had come across a couple of boxes full of old keepsakes that clearly belonged to me. Several years ago, I let her know that, as a rule, if I don't know about it, then I won't miss it. But … Continue reading Not a Sentimental Bone