A couple of weeks ago I went to my local movie theater to watch "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". When I walked up to buy my ticket the cashier asked me if I wanted regular or D-Box seats. This immediately made me think of Ryan. I have never seen a movie in D-Box but I had to see the movie the way he would have wanted. As the movie starts and things start happening and the chair starts shaking and panning with the camera I couldn't help but shed some tears. This just felt bombastic and stupid how the chair would jerk and jolt with every punch or gun shot; just the way Ryan would have loved it.
It's little everyday experiences like this that make me miss Ryan. Hearing how much he loved or hated something. He always had a beautiful way with words when describing why he loved something. And when something like this movie happen it saddens me to think that he wont be able to enjoy this like I'm sure he would. And we wont be hearing about it on the next Bombcast.
I too was hoping for more of an acknowledgment of Ryan during PAX. However, I completely understand why there is little mention of Ryan on the site anymore. The wound is still too raw.
With the year anniversary coming up I hope the guys do something. It looks like it will be tough with Vinny gong to NY and Patrick out in Chicago. At the very least I would like Jeff to write something up summing up his feelings. I know that is asking for a lot on the personal side of Jeff. I just hope it doesn't go by as just another day...