Sonic The Hedgehog OUT NOW!

Last weekend St. Louis Dad and family gotten an invite to see Sonic The Hedgehog before it was released to theaters nation wide today. In the simplest of terms, the movie was awesome! As a kid growing up with Sonic on Sega as well as the animated series, this movie brought back that fun and excitement of getting to know this blue devil all over again.

Stepping off on a rocky start with a crazy CGI design, the team behind Sonic took the Internet’s wisdom to heart and brought Sonic to life by making him look like… Sonic. Listening to fans was enough to already get me to the movie and seeing what was in store. This dad was not disappointed, and either was mom and the kids!

The movie is a lot of fun. It is action packed with lots of jokes and of course the incredible Jim Carrey.

Our two kids have even taken to their YouTube Channels to share their delight of how great Sonic was!

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Of course once we got home, Sonic was in the air. Gotta run fast was the quote used for the remainder of the day, and as always snuck into our Valentine’s Day project as well!

Al decided for his first Valentine’s box for school, he was going to make the speedster himself!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Director

Jeff Fowler

Cast

James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally and Jim Carrey

In Theaters February 14, 2020

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How Do You Choose Which Cell Phone Provider To Use?

You might not have put that much thought into your cell phone provider more, but it’s worth considering. Most people just decide on the phone that they want and then pick the cheapest deal, but that isn’t necessarily the best way to decide. The cost of calls and messages is one important factor, but there are other things that you should think about as well. 

When it comes to choosing a provider, you are quite limited. There are only 4 providers that actually have their own network, and that may become 3 if the Sprint & T-Mobile merger goes ahead. There are other smaller providers but they will piggyback on these same networks. If you are lost and you don’t know where to start, these are some of the things that you need to consider when deciding on a cell phone provider. 

The Reputation Of The Company

If you are signing a contract that could last up to 2 years, you need to make sure that you are dealing with a reliable company that offers a good service. If you are using a smaller provider, you should always look at some reviews and check the reputation of that company. You don’t want to be tied into a contract with a company that offers terrible service. 

Your Own Needs 

Next, you need to consider what your own needs are and how you are going to use the phone. For example, if you are using it as a source of entertainment, you need to make sure that you have a good data package and you can get good coverage so you can stream videos and music etc. However, if you are using the phone mainly for work and you need to be contactable at all times, the number of minutes you get and the signal strength will be your main priorities. By thinking about how you will use the phone, you will get a better idea of what you should be looking for in a provider. 

Customer Service 

The level of customer service that the provider offers is so important. We all rely heavily on our phones and if something goes wrong with yours, it can be a real pain. That’s why you want to work with a provider that will get things back up and running again as soon as possible. Make sure that you look up some reviews online and see what people’s experience with the customer service team has been like. 

Contract Length 

You can get some cheap deals if you sign on to a long contract, but that isn’t always the best option. These long contracts come with very steep penalties if you try to get out of them early, which means that if a better deal comes along before your contract is up (which it probably will), you can’t take advantage of it. It’s much better to go for a shorter contract so you can keep switching and save yourself some money. 

You need to weigh up all of these different factors before you can make a decision about which cell phone provider is right for you.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

2020 Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow!

It’s that time of year again! Time to start counting down until you lift the anchor for boating season to begin!!! What better way to start your countdown than at the Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow® !

Keep reading for a chance to win a family 4 pack to attend the show for free!!!

Many people that hear about this event think that it may be only about boats, that is far from the truth! Bring down the entire family and spend a day or two or three exploring all that the boat and sportshow has to offer! Play on the pirate ship, teach your kids some awesome fishing skills, indoor kayaking, and so much more. There will be plenty to keep those little eyes excited! Big engines, fast boats, and even get yourself a selfie with one of those yachts that you’ll own one day.

  • New! Career Day, Friday, Jan. 31, where students and job seekers can get career advice and hear about job openings from marine business professionals.
  • New! The Discover Boating Experience – The Hub for Boaters, featuring hands-on learning, dynamic demos, interactive activities and entertaining speakers to help educate and inspire boaters and dreamers alike. Enjoy short, powerful talks that will inspire your on-water and outdoor adventures at the main stage, and visit the Hub stations to take part in workshops, get one-on-one advice, see what’s new and more.
  • New! The Show Me Stage, where attendees can learn from fishing experts during free daily seminars and watch fishing and casting demonstrations.
  • Back by Popular Demand! Paddle Sports Pool, where attendees can get their feet wet checking out demos and testing a new Hobie or Jackson kayak. Seminars and open paddle times will be posted on-site.
  • The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon, fully stocked fishing demo tank with seminars from pro anglers – a chance to see firsthand how fish react to various rods and bait.
  • Kids Archery Range, presented by The National Wild Turkey Foundation and St. Louis Longbeards, where kids can learn about outdoor safety and practice their archery and marksmanship skills at an archery range and BB gun range.
  • Upper Limits Rock Wall, where adventurous climbers can try their hand at an indoor climbing wall suited for all experience levels.
  • Pirate Island, where kids can climb aboard a pirate ship, sing pirate sea shanties, and skirmish with swords with Captain Tim and his crew of pirate scallywags for a “high seas adventure.”
  • Willow Creek Trout Pond, where little ones can practice their angling skills for free and reel in live trout.

So grab the family and come on down and see what all the Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow® has for your family.

And just because I love hooking up my readers with awesome deals use the code BOATGO9 to buy one get one ticket!!!

TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!

Last but not least, how about a family 4 pack of free tickets to the show for one lucky reader!?!?!? Share this post and comment below for a chance to win! I will randomly select a winner Sunday evening (1/26/20)! Once selected you will be contacted with all the info needed to get into the show!

Use the hashtag #STLBoatShow on social media, and feel free to tag @stlboatshow!

Dates/Times:

  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, Noon-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Show Location: America’s Center & The Dome, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Tickets: Tickets are $12 for adults, and children under 12 are free.

St. Louis Dad’s Holiday Gift List 2019

The holidays are here! So what better time than to list off some of my favorite gift ideas for this holiday season. In this list I have ideas for everyone in the family… Or at least I hope you’ll find something that they’ll like, if not then just get them some coal.

To start off the list why not hop on the bandwagon and get something that the entire family will enjoy, Disney+.

With the new content and the large catalog of Disney content, Disney+ is sure to be a hit for all in the family. You cannot go wrong with this subscription stuffed into a stocking.

Holiday His and Her Stocking Stuffer

Speaking of stockings, a great stocking stuffer from Shinesty.com are these very cute and very sexy “So that’s how coke is made trio”, a set of boxer, bralette, and cheeky underwear pack.

This set and many of the other combo packs feature adorable animals in very naughty predicaments. A great way to surprise your significant other and keep things exciting during the holiday season. Shinesty.com has a wide range of options in their holiday collection. Head on over to their site to see more!

A View Into Space

For the kid in your life it’s always important to find things for dad and child to do together. That’s where I believe science can play an important role in both of your lives!

One of my favorite things to do is to gaze up at the stars. So why not explore all of great options of telescopes out there. Amazon has a lot of options, but there are even options out there to build your own. Grab a kit or watch a few YouTube videos and see what you and your kiddo can find in the sky!

A Lifetime Memory

Another great idea for gifts this year is instead of actual gifts, give memories. There are so many cool places to go around St. Louis that you can create some amazing memories with your family. A few ideas can be…

  • Any of the numerous theaters
  • Top Golf
  • City Museum
  • The Gateway Arch Museum
  • Six Flags
  • Union Station
  • The Fabulous Fox
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Grants Farm
  • A Cardinals or Blues game

The Christmas Tie

The holidays can’t be complete without dad wearing some crazy holiday tie! So head back on over to Shinesty and grab dad this awesome 8-bit Ugly Christmas tie! They even have a matching suit, so use that information wisely…

The tie even by itself is amazing, I am sure any dad, uncle, or grandpa would love to be sporting this great piece of fashion.

Canvas Print

Always, always, and I mean always a perfect gift for mom is a great canvas print. Smartphones have these great cameras that can take amazing photos and these photos can be printed in high quality and look fantastic on canvas print.

Lazers

Last but not least… a laser! No, not a laser blaster (although that would be cool), what I am referring to is a full spectrum laser. One of these puppies can etch, cut, and help you create some amazing projects. I won’t tell you the price tag but I recommend getting your order placed today!

So there it is! A crazy laser and a bunch of other cool stuff that completes this St. Louis Dad’s holiday gift guide for this year. You are more than welcome to pick me up any of these items, wrapped, and placed under my tree this year.

St. Louis Dad was provided compensation for some items to appears in this gift guide.