[Personal] The trips are getting less frequent


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Many of you know that Jean’s ([info]ownedbytwins) family is from Massachusetts. We’ve been together now going on 11 years, and we’ve regularly gone back to MA to visit. It’s about a 6 hour trip from where we are, and although tiring, it’s something that can be done in a weekend.

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Current Mood: (depressed) depressed
Current Music: Barleyjuice – Monto – Another Round

[Personal] Family Photos

I realized that I haven’t been posting enough family photos. In the past, we’ve tried dumping out images to Sony Image Station and sharing them that way. Ultimately, we get really far behind and just have too many images to deal with. I’m thinking it might be better to post the best images of events, and catalog them and share them that way. (Go to my blog to see the rest of this post and images) Continue reading [Personal] Family Photos

[Odd] Wrong on So Many Levels


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So I’m sitting here working on my Chairman’s Sony Vaio laptop, preparing him for his motorcycle trip across Mongolia.. That’s why I’ve got time for some posting this morning, as I multi-task.

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Current Mood: (devious) devious

[On My Mind] Renee C. Byer Won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography


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Compliments of Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection:

2007 Pulitzer Prizes-FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, Works Photographer Renee C. Byer won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for 2007 for a series of 20 photographs that she ran in the Sacramento Bee chronicling Cyndie and Derek Madsen. Cyndie is a single mother of five and the photographs tell the story of her loss of her 10 year old son Derek to cancer.

It’s a troubling, moving and emotional series of photographs that show in the most poignent way how powerful photography can be.

These photographs broke my heart.

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Current Mood: (grateful) grateful

[Personal] Why My Friends are Cool


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My friend Ryan called me on Monday and said he was at the Hamilton Mall and wanted to stop by, as he had something for me.

Turns out, that something was a battery pack for a Xbox 360 wireless controller.

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Current Mood: (touched) touched

[Geek] Mum, have you been bitten?


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ShaunFrom IMDB Memorable Quotes: Shaun of the Dead

Shaun: [in concerned tone] Mum, have you been bitten?
Barbara: No, but Philip has.
Shaun: Oh, OK.
Ed: [concerned] What’s going on?
Shaun: We might have to kill my step-dad.
Ed: Oh, OK.

Zombies.. who doesn’t love ‘em. Friends of ours had a zombie gaming party last week. I don’t know if either of them have a blog or I’d link to it.. In any case, since you can never have enough zombie games, especially simple ones, I ran across this Zombie Chow Down, compliments of this week’s Nodwick links.

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Current Mood: (annoyed) annoyed

[Culture] Burn the Land


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PVP - Think GeekWow, it’s been over a year since I posted about anything Serenity related. However, sometimes you run across something that brings you back full circle. Plus, I needed to continue my titles and I was only part way through the song

I happened to be listening to some music by The Bedlam Bards, who happen to have an album called On the Drift ~ Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity.

Now, while you may not be interested in the entire album, some of the tracks have been released for promotion a while back. In fact, it was this track that helped inspire the rest of the album — The Ballad of Joss. Figured you might want to take a listen to that track and laugh.. granted if you aren’t a browncoat like me or the Bedlam Bards, it might not be as funny to you.

Here’s some lyrics to sing along:
Joss, the man they call Joss . . .

CHORUS:
He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ’em what for.
Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss–
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Joss saw the viewers’ hearts breakin’,
He heard the Browncoats’ lament,
He saw Fox management takin’,
His show in a way that made no sense.
(He said) “You can’t do that to my program,
Can’t grind it under your heel.”
So he took all his cast, and now at last,
They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie deal!

CHORUS

Now, here is what separates Firefly
From other shows you’re likely to see:
It’s meaningful and witty, and the setting’s really gritty,
And the theme song’s about Serenity.
It’s a little like a western, (hyah!)
And a little like X-Files,
It’s better than Trek, and it’s funnier than Shrek,
And it beats out Andromeda by miles!

CHORUS

Now here is what separates Whedon,
From writers who slave in the core:
The man they call Joss, well, he said to Fox,
“I’m going where no show has gone before.”
He told us about reavers,
He told us about sin,
He took us to the black, and we ain’t comin’ back,
’till all those crazy Browncoats rise again!

CHORUS

Current Music: Bedlam Bards – The Ballad of Joss – On the Drift

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Current Mood: (exhausted) exhausted

[Geek] The Gate Has Been Breached!


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As a Scadian Parent, I have to keep my eyes open for anything remotely medieval. Now, whether or not I’ll have this built for the twins summer birthday party is another story all together.. Where the hell would I store it? Maybe I can talk Steve into helping me build it. He likes offbeat projects like this. Mr. McGroovey’s Castle

Via Boing Boing:

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Current Mood: (quixotic) quixotic