Posts from December 2010

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

My Snow-Covered Car

I wasn’t expecting this when I woke up this morning! A full inch of snow is all up on Tacoma. Makes my neighborhood super pretty. If only it had done this on Christmas instead of four days later…

Categories: Pictures.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The Holiday House: Christmas 2010

So there’s this one house at the corner of S 9th St and S Ridgewood Ave in Tacoma that really puts on the holiday displays. Not just for Christmas, mind you, but for practically every major holiday throughout the year. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, etc. This is their Christmas 2010 display:

If you’re ever in the area, you should really drive by (especially once the sun has gone down) and check them out; this photo really does not do it justice.

Categories: Holiday, Tacoma.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Last Rays

I brought an umbrella to work with me because all weather reports said it was gonna be horribly rainy. instead Tacoma looked like this basically all day.

Categories: Pictures, Tacoma, Weather.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

He’s harmless. Honest!

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit more than I thought I would. Carrie had a much more visceral emotional response to it than I did, though. She calls it “The Suki Dragon Movie” because the main dragon in the film reminds her so much of our dog Suki. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

“Of the Month” December 2010

Link of the Month:
Link of the MonthTrue American Dog
A site about Photoshopping animals into bizarre & surreal scenarios with a strangely patriotic theme? One of the most fun and strange image blogs to join the ranks of Selleck Waterfall Sandwich and THIS IS FUN TO MAKE A BLOG ON THE COMPUTER WEBSITE.

Album of the Month:
Album of the Month 19 Action News: Zombie Christmas
A very well-made 4-song EP that re-imagines the holidays in a post-zombie-apocalypse world. After a spoken-word intro about the beginnings of the zombie infestation (caused by Black Friday shoppers), we go into an eerie and fascinating rendition of “I Heard the Bells” with air-raid sirens in the distance instead of bells. The album gives me a vibe like I’m hunkered down in my hideout, desperately scanning the airwaves for any transmission, when suddenly I manage to tune into these songs. Where are they coming from? Are there more survivors out there… somewhere?

DVD of the Month:
DVD of the Month Community: The Complete First Season
One of the best sitcoms in years. Not only is it a show about a disparate group of people coming together as a family, but it is also simultaneously a show that goes out of its way to skewer that trope, and any other trope it can get its hands on. It’s my favorite kind of parody; it’s all played completely straight with impeccable comic timing from a fantastic ensemble cast that includes Joel McHale, Donald Glover, and Chevy Chase. Wait until you get to the paintball episode. Man-o-man.

Categories: Links, Music, Of the Month, TV.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Paper Snowflakes

I made the first snowflakes of the season with the help of Marvel’s X-men’s X-23.

Categories: Christmas, Pictures.