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Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! It was another fantastic Christmas for me, because I have such a great family. When I think about them I am reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and how lucky I am to have them in my life enriching my life everyday. One of our traditions is to have a traditional Italian candy called "Torrone".
I got a lot of great gifts this year. My S.H. Figuarts collection got a little bigger. I have been collecting all my life and these figures have to be some of the best ever made. If I saw these Power Ranger figures as a kid I don't think I could have contained my excitement. The same can be said for the Legacy Morpher! You can also see the Doctor in this picture. I really became a big Doctor Who fan this year.
The first Super Sentai series I watched that got me into Super Sentai was Gokaiger. So this gift was really awesome.
Of course Christmas wouldn't be complete if I didn't ask for something Ninja Turtles. I can't remember a Chr…

Great Lumineers' song

Love this song. -DM

Random Thoughts

I picked up volume one of Ninja Turtles The Next Mutation a few days ago. I didn't care for this show when it aired back in 1997 because the turtles were so different from what I was used. I didn't like it very much when my favorite characters were changed as a kid. That is why I had a hard time getting into Batman Beyond. Bruce was older and not Batman anymore. As I got older, I really loved that show and am enjoying the next mutation as well. As a die hard Ninja Turtle fan I have enjoyed every incarnation of them. Surprisingly, I am really into the new CGI series on Nick. It feels like a nice blend of the '87 and '03 series. As for the new movie currently being filmed in New York, I have my doubts. Michael Bay being attached to it in any way is disappointing and Megan Fox as April is just a joke. I would have loved to see Amy Adams as April. The other day, I watched the episode "Grudge Match" from the 2003 series. It is one of my favorites from that series…

Female back study


Japanese inspired salad

A little while ago I attempted to make a salad with the artistry and simple elegance of Japanese cooking in mind. I watch a lot of shows on the NHK World network and one of my favorites is Itadakimasu dining with the chef ( With that inspiration in mind here is what I came up with. It was very delicious. -DM

The Legend of Korra

I just found out that The Legend of Korra is going to get it's own Art of the Animated series hardcover book. This really great. I love the one for The Last Airbender series. -DM

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill is coming to US theaters on March 29, 2013. Below is the Japanese and English trailers. Can't wait to see this one. The Studio Ghibli films are always great. -DM

Concept Art for an upcoming project