I’ve been neglecting the blog this month. I don’t have any good reason besides a lack of much to say. However, now I do have a few things.
- Rock Band: After naysaying for a year and a half, I bought an Xbox 360 last fall. This turns out to be one of the best electronic purchases I’ve ever made, considering the use I’ve gotten out of it (mostly from watching video on it – either via playon , netflix or hosted on my windows machine (which died and had to be replaced recently, which caused me much angst, but…). However I’ve played a few arcade games, and two games I’ve purchased – Bioshock and Fallout 3. The latter I played the crap out of, but its time had come to get a new game. After spending a weekend playing Rock Band in Lake Tahoe (the first time I’ve played it in a year) I decided it was time to take the plunge. So I’ve been rocking out on Rock Band 2, and will likely get the Beatles version later this year.
- Where the Wild Things Are: I saw the second public showing of this evar last night – a benefit show for 826 Valencia, where I’ve been volunteering for the past few weeks. I won’t lie – the tickets were not cheap, but it was for a good cause, and for a movie I’d been wanting to see since I first saw a trailer. Spike Jonze, who directed and co-wrote the move with Dave Eggers (founder of 826), decided long ago that he wanted to do benefit shows at all the chapters before the movie was released (in fact the Chicago chapter had the first public showing the night before). The movie is out on 10/16 and I do recommend you see it, especially if you have children or enjoyed the book as a child. Also, I got a cool crown:
- Halloween: It’s coming in a few weeks. I don’t really have any plans yet, but I do have a costume in the making. It’s a costume not quite as obscure as my Zenmai Samurai costume from 2007, but not main stream either. Most of the implementation of it is complete, but I need to buy one more piece of clothing for it to be complete. Here is a hint – if you can figure it out from it, you will get a lot of credit:
I made a little house scene with play-doh that I had bought yesterday at Walgreens, while waiting to pick up a prescription for cough syrup. The picture is not awesome, since I don’t currently have a lightbox, and I couldn’t find the RF trigger for my speedlite, so I had to use my Vivitar 285 (not that it is a bad flash).
My friend Erin was really in to making her own cards last year, and hence she accumulated a lot of gear and supplies for making said cards. Lots of punchs, fancy scissors, multiple types of cardstock, stamps, decorations – the list is almost endless. Last year, during Thing A DayI made a couple of cards there one day:
Yesterday I was hanging out with her, and I figured I would make another card as my thing. I actually think I was more advanced and ingenious last year, but here is the resulting card: