Greetings, fellow Questarians! My perennial, shameful, groveling apologies for the lack of involvement here, trust me - all of you are never far from my (our) thoughts. MrsStan & I have had one hell of a calendar year - me on Spidey2 (and other things), the birth amidst that of one StanJr (tentatively named Logan Alexander Power, but we can revisit that if the blog so demands), along with the complete host of newborn maladies: infections, colds, coughs, sniffles, sneezes, hernias, eye operations (where I fainted dead away during the doc's description of the procedure - another story for another time), testicle descensions (yep, you read that right), and everything else (inter-dimensional alien captivity, I mean, EVERYTHING).
He was 7 weeks early, born March 28, 2013, smack in the middle of my duties as 2nd AD on Spidey. My apologies for the lack of a birth announcement here; as you can understand, there was some shit going on. For those of you considering a movie industry career and/or birth (or a return engagement to either), I would advise A) working on a tentpole summer blockbuster in some capacity, 2) having a baby, as the joy/trials/stress are a heady, life-affirming mix, and 3) NEVER EVER mixing these two things together. If roller coasters were sentient, they would look at the HandsomeYear and go, "No WAY am I riding on THAT thing."
So without further ado, here's a series of some non-chronological pics (which I didn't post immediately out of my fear of the NDA I signed and having shit online with The Suit In It, but late is better than never, and I especially wanted to post this before the premiere):
As you can see, he's one Handsome devil (pictured variously with chunks of banana on his chin). He obviously gets his looks from his mother, and I hope that trend continues throughout his life. Also of note is how totally cool MrsStan was with the sexy Leia outfit for Halloween, and how she remarked "I want to wear this dress all the time!" I guess we're doing something right here.
I submit this to all of you, as I have been seriously remiss in sharing the joys of this new chapter in our lives with all of you. I welcome any name suggestions, as "StanJr" has a good ring to it (along with HandsomeStan & MrsStan), but we've been through various nicknames, and would welcome your considerable intellect in weighing in (Hulk Logan is one that seems to be sticking).
The last photo is the most recent, which documents the first meeting of Uncle Sweatpants and Aunt Crystal outside the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park during their recent visit to NYC. Despite my urgings (and due to StanJr not wanting to feed or poop or sleep or anything prior to leaving the house, damn him) we missed going through the Math Museum with them, which I wanted to see SO badly. And it's Crystal's wisdom that will make his childhood a newly enriched place, as I had no idea a Math Museum even existed here in NYC (I was going to be content with the Science Museum & Planetarium in Jersey City - but now we're not doing that ghetto shit). But those burgers were pretty goddamn EXCELLENT. And JSP has a killer re-creation of the Dressed To Kill album cover photo, taken at the historically-accurate intersection only a few books away, with all of us. I'm sure it will make the rounds soon. Best Afternoon Ever.
And, for what it's worth, Crystal, you just opened up my eyes and his to a whole new experience.
ps. we will document, at another time, the Sex Museum that was a few blocks away, that we all walked into, and looked at penises and vaginas at. "RULE #1: don't touch the penises and vaginas. RULE #2: take newborn babies into the back. Sorry, it's just the policy."
pps. that was a Galaxy Quest reference there at the beginning. Why can't they make a sequel? WHY???