Posts from July 2007

Monday, 30 July 2007

Nostalgia Digging

On Thursday evening I went over to my folks’ place and went through several boxes in their garage. I did really well; I only came home with one box of stuff. A lot of it was old coloring books that I vividly remember from when I was a kid. Also the Color, Cut-Out, and Fly series of books. I think tomorrow (Saturday) I’m going to look around and see if those books still exist in any way, shape, or form. If not, I might just write an article about them.

I also found an entire screenplay that I wrote: Relentless. I think it actually has a good (in a crappy way) story in it. I just need to make it take place in an ACTUAL location. Either that or in the future (which is how I originally envisioned it).

It was pretty cool finding all those old things from my childhood. I vividly remember the coloring books. I’ll update this post with pictures as soon as I get ’em scanned in.

UPDATE: Here are the first couple of scans!

Categories: Life, Pictures.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Oh Yeah… Time For a Shameless Plug

I keep on forgetting to mention that the store where I work, Ever After, is having a big ol’ sale all this week (ends Friday the 27th). Everything in the store is 20% off, and there’s a sidewalk sale where things are even more off than that. I know, sounds impossible, but there it is. Undeniable. So you have two days (today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday) to take advantage of it.

Also, the website (which I’m in charge of) has everything 10% off all week. So for those of you out-of-towners who can’t make it in to the store and buy something on sale—wrong! You can still buy something on sale! Via teh magic tubez of teh intarwebs.

Categories: Links, Shopping.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

You Did What Now?

That’s right, I wrote an article! I know what you’re thinking: “Holy crap, Chris ain’t written an article in nine months!”

Well, first of all, your grammar is atrocious. Second of all, you’re absolutely right. It was about time I wrote another article. So here now I present to you the rules of my favorite all-time game:

The Best Sport EVAR:

Go read it now. NOW! And then organize a Two Sticks league in your neighborhood.

Categories: Updates.

Cutest Towel EVAR

Over the weekend I went to Ryan’s 30th birthday party up in Bellingham. I snapped this photo of the hand towel in his bathroom.

Categories: Links, Pictures.

No, You Can’t Have a Beagle. Not Yours.

Fantastico is very lucky. Yesterday (Monday) we almost brought home a puppy.

Well, it would have been 2 years old. Lemmie essplain:

One of the Bead Babes has a friend whose mum has a bunch of pets, and for some reason (medical, probably) she had to get rid of all of them. Carrie has been itching to get a dog since the Bead Festival ended, and one of the pets was a Beagle. Seemed like a perfect match.

But because Carrie went away to Canada for the weekend, the Beagle was already given away to someone else yesterday. Which I think is actually for the best, because I read several articles that cautioned about having a Beagle if you have a cat (’cause Beagles are bread to hunt small game like rabbits and hares and bunnies). And I’ve always made it perfectly clear that even when we do get a dog, Fantastico has to be the #1 pet. She’s going to hate it for a while no matter what, though.

Categories: Life.

Friday, 20 July 2007

The "K" to the "Wik" to the "E" to the "Mart"

On Thursday whilst leaving an excellent dinner at Taki’s Mad Greek in Ballard (get the feta cheese appetizer—trust me), Sandy, Mathias, & I passed by one of the 7-11’s that’s been converted into a Kwik-E-Mart to promote the upcoming Simpsons Movie:

Categories: Pictures, Restaurants.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

"Of the Month" July ’07

Link of the Month:
This website is an absolutely great resource on how to increase the productivity and fully utilize the customizability of not only your computer systems and programs, but your life. Everything from Firefox extensions to how to build your own air conditioner for about 30 bucks.

Book of the Month:
Runaways Vol 3
I really enjoy this comic book. It’s the story of a group of teenagers who discover that their parents were all supervillains. By the time of this third volume they’re relatively well established, but they’re still dealing with all the usual teenage crap. It’s just way more well-written than most teenage crap is.

Album of the Month:
Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat
Speed-rapper Busdriver’s latest opus, this is probably his musically strongest album ever. In addition to his usual jaw-dropping verbal agility, RoadKillOvercoat has some surprisingly melodic and beautiful songs. It is probably my favorite Busdriver album to date.

Categories: Of the Month.