Posts from May 29th, 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Memorial Day Weekend 2012

A Three-Day Weekend!

Much of Saturday needed to be spent doing yardwork, seeing as how the yard was getting a li’l bit outta control:

Before (Left) & After (Right)

Before (Left) & After (Right)

It’s coming along much better now, though! Soon it will actually be a nice place in which to hang out.

My front yard, however, I think is just a lost cause. It’s so, so, so gross. Just take a look at this:

GROSS!

GROSS!

GROSS! Ugh.

Anyway, there were also a couple of barbecues to attend. One on Saturday afternoon, which I had to leave early to go down to Fools Play and perform a very fun show that was attended also by the Yellow Fool, in which we all got to play a bunch of our recurring characters. I always enjoy Character Nights at Fools Play.

Carrie and a couple friends, meanwhile, left the barbecue and headed down to Wingman Brewers, which is a young local brewery that just opened a tiny taproom in Tacoma near the Dome. They were having a really cool “Made In Tacoma” event where they invited some other local businesses down and had a little fair of a sort: Madrona Coffee (Wingman has a beer with this coffee in it), 21 Cellars winery, Barrel No.51 BBQ Truck, and Backcountry Creamery cheeses. Much fun was had.

The next barbecue involved the setting up of a net for the playing of the Two-Sticks, the best possible net game ever:

Two-Sticks Net

Two-Sticks Net Ready to Go! (No, that's not my backyard)

Monday was my real day off; no plans at all (except for a couple of quick chores and a trip to Trader Joe’s). So it was supposed to be my day to do all sorts of creative stuff: blog, write, compose chiptunes, etc. And it all fizzled. I was completely uninspired, and everything I started just seemed like dreck to me. Bleah. So instead of getting anything important done I went to a Red Box and rented Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which is really excellent.

I think I’m going to start a new series on this website where I quickly review movies that I see at home (DVD, OnDemand, Streaming, etc.). It won’t be its own section like my Movie Reviews; it’ll just be it’s own Category like my Great Ideas on the Internets Category. I just can’t figure out what to call it; I want it to be some horrible pun that somehow combines the idea of reviewing movies I’ve only seen on video/DVD/Streaming in my own home. Something awful like “Vidreoviews.” Hold on… there, I just did a Google Search for Vidreoviews and it didn’t come up with anything! IT’S MINE NOW, SUCKAS! BAM!

Ahem. Anyhoo, watch for my M:I-GP Vidreoview later this week.

Categories: Fools Play, Holiday, Life, Links, Tacoma, Vidreoviews, Yard.