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Photo Phriday #17 – Bun Bun

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Published on: April 29, 2011

I like you so much, I got you two scoops of bunny. Enjoy your weekend, Minions.

Age Ed

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Published on: April 27, 2011

I feel old.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I’m 25. Which, while being a full quarter of a century, is not a particularly old age. But still. I feel like an old man, and I don’t really like it.

Why do I feel old? Lots of reasons. For instance, I have uttered the phrase, “That means we wouldn’t get home until like 8:30. No thanks.” Also, I have checked in to the clinic complaining of chest pains. (It was a minor problem, but thanks for your concern.) Also, some teenager who rang up my groceries called me “sir.”

That last one is actually why I feel old today. I’ve been called “sir” before, but in the past it’s always been when addressing me to ask me a question because the waitress or cashier or whoever doesn’t know my name. But this time she just said, “Have a good day, sir.” Have a good day? Have a good day!?

So I went home, popped a Werther’s Original, and asserted to some youthful hooligans that my lawn was an unacceptable venue for their shenanigans.

Music Monday #17 – Take On Me

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Published on: April 25, 2011

Sorry for the lateness on this one. It turns out that I’m bad at figuring out time and didn’t queue up a post for today before I left for the weekend. So now you get two songs! Well, sort of.

Up first we have Reel Big Fish covering A-ha’s hit “Take On Me.” There’s not much to say about this one, really. I’ve told you all before how much I love ska covers, and this is one of the greats of the ska cover world.

Yous second-ish song takes a little set up. If you haven’t seen the semi-legendary video for A-ha’s original version of “Take On Me,” you should watch it here. Then, watch this:

So, that’s special.

Sorry again for the late post, I’ll see you Wednesday.

Photo Phriday #16 – Cooooookie!

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Published on: April 22, 2011

Cookies are a sometimes food. The next eight and a half minutes are definitely some times.

Writer's Blockage

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Published on: April 20, 2011

I’ve never been the sort of person to do the same thing for a long time. After a while of being in the same place and doing  the same things I tend to get… restless. This tendency of mine is starting to come through in the blog. Back in January and February this was all fresh and new and fun, and I was hitting my stride, and things were awesome, but now I’ve done a whole bunch of these for weeks and weeks and I want a break. The problem is that I’m definitely not letting myself do that, because the whole point of this thing is to make myself be creative within these defined parameters whether I want to or not.

Good job, past me. I could be playing Portal 2 right now, but instead I have to write this blog post. It’s probably good that I haven’t quite gotten the kinks out of time travel yet, because I would be spending a lot of time kicking the butts of earlier versions of me. Those guys are all jerks.

In any case, when I started writing this post I could have sworn to you that I had writer’s block and had absolutely nothing to write about. It was twenty minutes before the post was supposed to publish and I had nothing. Clearly this whole experiment was a failure, and it was time to quit. So I did the thing that I keep reading and hearing that you need to do in these sorts of situations. I just started writing anyways. Is it my best post? Probably not. But it’s not my worst either.

You get a pass for now, past me, but I’m watching you. Always watching.

Music Monday #16 – The Mesopotamians

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Published on: April 18, 2011

This has been stuck in my head all weekend, and now that I’ve exorcised it from my brain, it can jump in to your heads and stick with you all week.

Photo Phriday #15 – Darth Monet

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Published on: April 15, 2011

Instead of reading this caption, just look at the picture again. See you Monday.

An Embarassment of Liches

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Published on: April 13, 2011

So, for the first time in my life (a life that has been chock full of this sort of stuff already) I am currently involved in four different active pen and paper role playing games. Admittedly, one is just the thing we play when the people for two of the other ones aren’t all available, but still. All this is made possible by the magic of Skype. It’s an interesting challenge to run or play these very social experiences with people that you can only hear.

In any case, I’m playing a paladin in one of these games. I make a really bad paladin, you guys. Upholding justice and goodness is very foreign to my standard RPG approach. My average character’s psychological profile would read a lot less like fantasy Superman, and a lot more like a con man who also has the ability to spontaneously light a room on fire. This has led me to a character approach I like to call, “lawful good and cranky about it.”

What types of characters do you usually play? Do you stick to this type, and if not, what’s your strategy to play against it? See you below.

Music Monday #15 – Super Mario Bros

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Published on: April 11, 2011

I admitted a couple weeks back that I have never beaten a Mario game, and am, in fact, quite bad at them. But still, I’ve spent enough time as a geek to appreciate Mario’s iconic theme song. This being the internet, there are a million different covers of this song I could have gone with, but I really love this version by Jack Conte. The addition of the sound effects is a masterstroke that made this version edge out the one played by Tesla Coils. Enjoy, and I’ll see you Wednesday.

Photo Phriday #14 – Death Buy Lemonade

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Published on: April 8, 2011

Another video this week. It’s quick, and a little morbid, and I like it. See you next week.

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