So, I’ve kinda given up on this site. I’m either too busy or too lazy to “blog”. When I do post these days, it’s on my Tumblr. (“Check it out!” he says with ironic cheer.) I’m going to keep this page up for now, but for now, for new stuff, I’ve moved to Tumblr. (Even though I do like the WordPress page layout better. Still looking for a Tumblr theme I’m happy with.)
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS – Smart. Funny. Scary. Surprising. Unique. Well Cast. Well Written. Did not cheat on the ending. See it!
THE THREE STOOGES – Not as great as it could have been. It was small & not “stoogey” enough. It felt watered down and made for little kids.
Last fall, inspired by Corey Tempton’s Portland Daily Photo, I tired to start a photo site of my own. Well, about a week later, my computer died and it was months until I was back up and running with hardware I was happy with.
Well, today, after much procrastination, I finally posted some photos online that don’t completely suck. They half-way suck, but I can live with that.
While on my daily excursion to the Ocean Ave dog park, I took a few shot along the way. Then, I ran them through the HDR in Photoshop. In the past, I just used an app on my phone to this sort of thing. This was the first time I “did it for real”. I’m not completely happy with the effect, but still, I feel they are worth posting.
So, where are the photos you ask? Go check out my Tumblr. It’s soooo much easier to post photos on Tumbler then it is on WordPress. Worpress is time consuming, and I just don’t have the time right now. Sorry!
Again, I haven’t posted a damn thing to this site.
Instead of whining or making excuses about that crap, here are some points of uninterest about my life recently…
- The kids were sick last week, and got me sick. Stomach Flu. I don’t enjoy vomiting, but hey, what can you do.
- I hit level 50 in SW:TOR. Waiting for the new patch to come out in April before I start a second character.
- I’ve picked up my camera again, after a long absence from photography. Pictures soon, maybe.
- I am sick of Girl Scout Cookies. I’ve spent 4 weekends selling cookies on street corners. It’s for a good cause; we’re taking the girls to DC in June, but… I’m sick of it all.
- I’m very far behind on my TV watching, movie viewing and book reading. But what’s new there, right?
- I’ve almost completed my multi-year project of building a database for my Star Wars Book/Comic/Magazine collection. Next step is to publish it online.
- Sadly, I’m too broke to go to ROFLcon III this year. Very upset about this.
I haven’t given this site any love in months and months. Let me catch you up on why…
School started in the fall, and I thought I would have all this free time with the kids away each day, but no, I didn’t. In fact, I became even busier then ever with kid-based activities. I also took a class myself (but that was a disaster to talk about another day).
Then, December rolled around and brough Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is a MMO game that I had been waiting years for, and well, once it hit, it sucked up ALL my free time for weeks and weeks. I’m starting to come down off my SWTOR high, and while I still enjoy it, I no longer feel the need to spend every free moment playing it.
So, things are less busy with the kids now, and I have broken my addiction, and I feel that it is time to get back to the internet.
Why the hell do I feel the compulsion to post crap on line? I’ve had this “need” for years now, and I think I should be over it by now. Especially since I have nothing to say; no original thoughts or witticisms, no grand adventures to document, no works of creativity to share. But, something about this modern era of digital sharing drives me to keep posting and reposting, even though I know no one is listening, or cares.
This compulsion really kicks in every two years when ROFLcon rolls around. ROFLcon III is just a few months away, and if I ever hope to be on a panel (one of my secret dreams), then I need to get off my butt and find some internet notoriety. But, again, I have nothing worth sharing.
Anyway, I’ve given up creating online goals for myself that I never follow through on. (my latest idea was to just post audio snippets, but I hate the nasally sound of my inarticulate voice.) I’ll just go back to reposting other peoples crap. Enjoy!
That has to be a personal best. Three and a half months without posting. – -Computer issues, too little time, too much crap.
It hasn’t been just here, I haven’t really been posting anywhere this fall.
Oh well, whatever. Anyway, just a note to say I’m not dead.
Wow, I’ve really ignored this part of my online empire for a while. Time to make up for that. Sadly, it’s with sad news…
We moved around a bit when I was a kid, but I spent 3 years in Grafton, Vermont. When looking back at my childhood, those three years have always been my favorite. Yesterday, Hurricane Irene ripped through Vermont, and Grafton was hard it. These videos, by Bryce LeVan Cushing, show some of the damage. It appears that tow of the roads that lead into town (of which there are only four), have been washed away. Homes I used to ride my bike past on the way to school are gone. One of the towns historic covered bridges were swept downstream and destroyed.
Though I haven’t been back to Vermont in about 7 years, these videos really depressed me. So, on that note, I’m going to share them all with you now.