Archive for October, 2006

Halloween at work.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

So we had our Halloween party at work today, with a generous prize for the winning costume. I had a brainstorm a few days back, while I was bemoaning that I wasn’t feeling the holiday spirit, to dress up as an aboriginal headhunter. This was partly motivated by watching the Mythbusters episode where Jamie gets covered in gold latex paint from head to toe, to simulate the scene from Goldfinger. The other part of the motivation is the fact that I’ve lost some weight and gotten some definition from doing a lot of rock climbing, and my vanity (favorite sin) told me I should strip down for work.

So I went on a warpath yesterday, looking for supplies to be a aboriginal headhunter. Spear, necklace of skulls, body paint, loincloth, all that good stuff. I managed to find the paint, but the spear and necklace eluded me. I ended up buying like 6 tubes of brown paint, one tube of white, and one tube of black from the Spirit superstore in the area. Couldn’t find a spear, but did find a really cool staff with a skull on it that I probably would have bought anyways. 🙂
Got the loincloth from nabbing a towel we had at home that had spots on it. Used a belt with it to ensure that my manliness would be covered.

Painted myself from head to toe with brown paint. Only used about 2 tubes of the stuff, and used the white to make a skull and make some patterns. The black was accenting on my face. Jacob got my back, literally. Thanks Jacob!
At the last minute, Tony suggested I get a Coke bottle for a “The Gods Must Be Crazy” reference. He ran down to the Marina Market and got one for me. Thanks Tony!

Only took a few pics with my camera at the end, but will be yoinking some pics from Jacob who was using his far superior camera.

Pics follow:

Jen as a Playboy Bunny. (Almost made me run into a railing.) 😉

Bunny

Kathy as a go-go dancer.

Go Go

Mimsy as a fox spirit.

Fox Spirit

I won!

African

Nice little gift cert coming at just the right time. 🙂  Thanks to everyone who helped and supported my crazy desire to get nekkid.

Devour

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I don’t nibble my food. I swallow it whole, in giant, jaw-distending gulps.

You see, I scarcely savor the taste of things after I’m through the moment.

It’s how I consume all things.

Which is why, instead of picking at Neil Gaiman’s Stardust a few pages at a day, I gorged myself in two sittings.

Content, with visions of Fae, running through my head. 🙂

MINI, Pepsi, Mr. Chau’s, and Star 101.3

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

So, a few people know that I’ve been in the market looking for a new car.  My Camry’s starting to show its age, and I’m really hoping to get a car that’s a bit more sporty.  After some deliberation, my heart was set on a MINI, but a few extenuating circumstances came into view.

Now, I like Pepsi, but I avoid Mr. Chau’s (and most Amercanized Chinese Fast Food in general).

But I was listening to 101.3 on the way home this evening, and they announced a contest to win a new sports car, sponsored by Pepsi and Mr. Chau’s.  My mind said MINI, but I snorted and figured it was going to be some American car.

You know where this story is going.

Anyhow, they said MINI, I went to the website to go register, despite my despise.

I’m such a consumer whore.

And how.

Loonatics Unleashed

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Okay, this is old news, but I finally saw an episode of this show that I couldn’t be bothered to actively search out.

It’s crap.

There’s none of the cleverness of the original Looney Tunes.  It’s just a rehash of the old characters, as archetypes, versus a hodge-podge of “evil villains” made up of people they’ve faced in cartoons past.

The characters are flat, and if the cartoon was just a generic bunch of idiots set in the future vs some enemies, it would be indistinguishable from any other crap that’s out there.  But as it is, they’ve decided to rape the Looney Tunes IP.

Idiots.

Home is…

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Quiet.

Alone.

Depressing.

Congratulations Jacob and Helen!

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

So the hubbub has been crazy. I’ve been getting dolled up and preened for a major event. My friends Jacob and Helen got married today! Lots of fun, lots of craziness. Photos forthcoming, after Jacob and Helen have a chance to screen them. 😉

Fragile Things

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Got back from Neil Gaiman’s reading of Fragile Things at Kepler’s where I got my second copy of Fragile Things signed by Neil Gaiman and also my copy of Endless Nights.

Photos are up and I’m giddy that Neil mentioned my Upcoming post on his blog.
Gotta tell people about Slow Synchro…
Slow synchro stymies

Reading for Cody’s at the Berkeley Rep.

Reading

Lots of people.

A few rows back...