Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Back to School…

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

This weekend was the big move in weekend on campus. I went to Wal-Mart to pick up some bike hooks for the garage and it was a mad house with all the kids and parents scurrying around trying to find sheets, trash cans, and sundry items. The good part is that a lot of the people who had left are back. Cameron’s roommates showed up today and we all went over to welcome them back. (Cameron was the squatter friend who was living with us. We moved his roommates stuff from storage for them…with the help of a couple of beers.) We then headed out to one of our hang out spots and had dinner together as a group.

First Boiler Market of the New Year: Anne Secor, Brandon Zwink Carson Budde, Kristin Gill, Scott Wilson, Alex Cosgrove, Blake Williams, Yours Truly, Cameron Holman, Ashley Keogh

First Boiler Market of the New Year: Anne Secor, Brandon Zwink Carson Budde, Kristin Gill, Scott Wilson, Alex Cosgrove, Blake Williams, Yours Truly, Cameron Holman, Ashley Keogh


We then had movie night over at our place on the monster TV and saw Kung Fu Panda.

I also managed to squeeze in a 50+ mile bike ride in today. PJ remember that weird noise my tire was making that I asked you about? Well it was the tire dying. The tire tread had delaminated itself from the threading of the tire! You could squish down on the tread and feel the gap between the tread and the core.

I’m not dead yet….the blog that is..

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

So I’d been meaning to write a new post but just haven’t.  After talking to Chris yesterday I figured I’d better write something.  I know you are waiting with baited breath so here goes….

I bought a (crappy) webcam for $5 off of Craigslist. It is crappy and doesn’t work very well.  Oh well you get what you pay for.  Here is a picture I have taken with it.

Goofing for the webcam

Goofing for the webcam

It seems like you need a million candela light for the little guy to see anything.  I bought it because I wanted to play with some Augmented Reality stuff.  I saw this video and was pretty impressed and so wanted to see if it would work on my computer. I haven’t gotten that far as I have little faith that the webcam can perform.

I bought a piece of art last week. I’ve had it on my Xmas list once or twice. Mom & PJ did get me some of his sketchbooks a few years ago. Umm actually the postmark was 2002 :) . The piece of art came really quick. I’m pretty happy with it. For $35 all told I can’t complain. The cool thing is that the guy made a video of him drawing the piece and then posted it on his website. I think that is almost as cool as the piece of art. I always like to see the drawing process of artists. Go check it out here. This guy’s art and creativity is awesome. Here is another cool post/picture Now I want to buy a whole bunch of more people’s artbooks and original art. I think it’d be cool to frame it and stick it somewhere. I have been in someone’s bathroom (a Mayo Dr’s?) that had some original cartoon strip art framed and put up.

My nifty piece of original artwork! Jake Parker's Missile Mouse.

My nifty piece of original artwork! Jake Parker's Missile Mouse.

I started a Twitter account. I don’t know why. I guess just to try it out and really see what use it would be. So far I haven’t really found a use for it. I totally don’t understand why people use this service. But hey why would you really want to listen to me babble on?

I think something psychosomatic happened. I think it is Anne’s fault (I know you are reading this as well)! She asked if my hands ever peeled like they use to when I was growing up.  Of course I said no, well, because they haven’t. Well just this week they DID peel.  Here they are at the end of their snakeskin shedding.

Hand snakeskin shedding

Hand snakeskin shedding

I went and saw G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra this week.  Well it was entertaining but not a very good movie.  Too much computer graphics porn.  So much so that it made it a bit campy and cheesy.  Anyway it was obviously made to have a sequel.  I can say that the two lead females provided some excellent eye candy.  Two thumbs up (for the ladies that is). If you must go get the student discount :)

Were they this hot in the cartoon? Hubba hubba.... :)

Were they this hot in the cartoon? Hubba hubba.... :)

So I’m more or less settled into my place. There are a few boxes that need to be dealt with. Now that Cameron has moved all his crap out of the garage I don’t have much of an excuse. It will be nice to have a spot for my car again. I’m happy about that. I still bike so much that the car doesn’t get very many miles on it. Really I think that there have been less than 3K miles put on the thing all year. I can’t say I’m all that disappointed in that. But I do need to get her out to stretch her legs and get the fluids flowing every now and again.

Ercan and I just tooled around on Sunday. We grilled out. That was something he really wanted to do.

Ercan about to enjoy his hamburger

Ercan about to enjoy his hamburger

We then also hit up Best Buy and some other places for him to do some shopping. We even hit up Wal-Mart. He was truly amazed at how low their prices can be. He bought a pseudo dress shirt for $7.

I think I am slowly breaking myself of my twitch reaction to noises when my room door is open. I caught myself a while back hearing a noise and thinking a cat had snuck into my room and was going to get into my stuff. Ahh….it’s nice to not have furballs tearing things up as well as their fur polluting the place. No more vacuum canisters full of their icky hair!

Last night I hooked up one of my old hard drives and gleaned all the valuable pieces from it and deleted everything else. One of the more valuable pieces is this little gem. I’m partial to the bottom two frames.

Andy in the CMU Dungeon early 2000s

Andy in the CMU Dungeon early 2000s

I also think I destroyed a different hard drive by unplugging power from it. Meh. I knew more or less what was on there and it wasn’t anything special. This is another good one gleaned from the HDD.

Evan Dorkin's Milk & Cheese dispense some wisdom
Evan Dorkin’s Milk & Cheese dispense some wisdom

Ok. The next post will be sooner. No more 1.5 months in between posts.

Come Hellboy or High water!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Well I watched Hellboy II : The Golden Army this weekend.

Live Action Hellboy

Live Action Hellboy

Drew Struzan's take on Hellboy

Drew Struzan's take on Hellboy

Mike Mignola's Hellboy II : The Golden Army

Mike Mignola's Hellboy II : The Golden Army


I can’t really say which movie poster I like the best.
CTK I know that you said that you wanted to see it. I was definitely impressed with the cool legendary creatures and the scenery. The story was a little weak at times but visually it was really cool. I can say that I definitely enjoyed it.
RUGBY!

RUGBY! ( I realize this got uploaded just as the dudes midesction but I ain't going to change it.)


I also bought a ticket on Friday to go to the USA 7s in San Diego with a friend from Rochester. That should be fun. I’ll be the white pasty guy in San Diego from February 13-16. It should be a good Valentine’s Day :)

And Emily was just a walking disaster zone yesterday. Long story short, she spilled some very greasy sauce all over the floor that just happened to splash and get me while I was doing dishes. So she threw the kitchen rugs and my sock, sandal, and pants into the washer. Unfortuneately, the drain from the washer has a tendency to clog and back up some nice sewer water….right up into our apartment. Way to go! So then we had to deal with water invading our apartment …..again. Yes it’s happened before.

Also along the lines of the fantastical, one of my lab mates sent me a link to this.
It’s a pretty cool poem (well all but the ending really if you ask me), with some really cool illustrations. CTK I think you’ll like it. Everyone else might enjoy it as well.

And in wine class I learned the wine’s origin has been traced back to Georgia. And that the thing that Noah did after he let the animals off the ark on Mt Ararat in Turkey, he planted a vineyard. Then he got drunk and *ahem* was exposed to the whole world much to the chagrin of his family.

Good Night and Good Luck

I’m not dead yet…

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I think Emily likes me. She cooked me dinner two nights in a row! Yesterday was a tasty pork chop with some mushrooms, russett potatoes, green beans and wine. And tonight was chili and wine and a movie! We watched “Young @ Heart”.

Young@Heart Movie Poster

Young@Heart Movie Poster


It’s about a bunch of Golden Oldies that sing concerts of rock songs. It’s pretty cool. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t terribly great but it was interesting. I did like one line. I’m not sure if it was part of a song lyric or not though. “We may be lost but we are making good time!”