Devour

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

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

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…

October 25th, 2006

Quiet.

Alone.

Depressing.

Congratulations Jacob and Helen!

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

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...

Busy busy busy!

September 25th, 2006

The supreme irony in blogging for me, as I’ve mentioned many times, is that in order for me to blog, I have to be at home, doing nothing.  But all the interesting stuf happens when I’m not at home, and thus not in a position to blog.

Lots of pics of the various things I’ve been doing all over flickr.  And this next week is just as packed.  🙂

Technorati

September 7th, 2006

Getting up on the Technorati.  I already did this with Grassrootgames.com, and looking to see if this will drive some traffic.

Technorati Profile

Crikey!

September 4th, 2006

Just found out through Reuters that Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died at the age of 44. I have a collection of his episodes on DVD somewhere. Apparently he was shot through the chest by a sting ray. It’s sad, but at the same time, considering his line of work, I think statistically it was bound to happen. I mean, a lot of people watched out of schadenfreude, but I think people just wanted to see him get hurt, not killed.  Slapstick is funny is funny to most, death is only funny to the morbid.

Spin off Site

September 2nd, 2006

I’ve taken the url www.grassrootgames.com and am starting to focus it together as my gaming dedicated site.

What does that mean?

Well, for one, I won’t be inundating this site with as much gaming related stuff.

Two, I’m making my mark on the game industry in what I hope is a more substantial way than by pushing pixels on a cellphone.

Three, I’ve embraced the definition of “Grups“.