Archive for August, 2006

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

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Look! Up in the Air!
Its a bird! Its a plane! Its a Sandwich and drink!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

GodsmackKeep Away

Monday, August 28th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

So the first day of the semester has come and gone. I know that my first day was better than a lot of other folks, so I count myself as lucky. Really, the most disappointing bit of the day was leaving my coffee sitting on the counter at home this morning. I had to go over to the union and buy some really coffee for too much money when my home made coffee would have sufficed just as well.

I got the syllabus for my Art History class and looked at what its going to entail. Its going to be a lot of reading and a lot of writing. We’re reading a book a week and writing a 2-3 page abstract on each book. That’s a lot more intense than the class I took last semester. I’m sure I’ll survive, but for right now, its feeling overwhelming. My leisure activities are starting to feel like they may be on thin ice.

I dealt with a lot of new faculty and staff today, mostly adjuncts, and helped them get set up and make sense of the bass-ackwards computing situation that is UNT. I think I have made a good impression on them as a friendly, helpful, and reliable resource. Its what I strive to be, so it feels good when they seem to feel that way about me.

I conducted Dornith’s first class for her this morning, which really amounted to me handing out the syllabus and babbling for a few minutes, then introducing Steve and letting him babble a bit more. They didn’t seem totally bored to tears, only slightly. It was my first “official” act as photo grad. Pshh, whatever.

Speaking of which, I’ll only have one class this week since Dornith will still be out for our first class as well. At least thats what I’m assuming from the information I’ve managed to gather over the past 9 hours.

My game went really well this weekend, or at least I think it did. From having no idea on Saturday afternoon to a full blown fortress invasion in less than 24 hours, I’m pretty pleased. It was a tough grind through three floors of bottlenecks and mexican standoffs. The party was pretty much completely exhausted of resources and expendable hit points by the time they dropped the (almost) final boss at the top. They skipped over some incidental rooms and fights, but all in all, I felt it was almost perfectly balanced to the party at the end. As hard as it was, it earned them a justifiably large chunk of xp. Now I need to figure out where they’re going next.


shit, the longer I sit here waiting on Heather so we can go to the rec center and work out, the less likely I am to want to go once she finally gets down here.

Red Elvises200 Flying Girls (Rocketman’S Dream)

QUELF!

Monday, August 28th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

No, its not a dirty word, its a HILLARIOUS board game. If you’ve ever played Cranium, its kind of like that, only the guys who developed it were channeling mentally instability when they wrote the cards.

Basically this game gets you up and doing all kinds of crazy things, from holding your hands on your head until your next turn, writing poems about underwear, to playing leapfrog. There are also trivia and logic cards, as well as full group participation challenges. If you have some friends and like playing nutty board games you should definitely try to get a copy. You will NOT regret it! Play it drunk, play it sober, just be ready to laugh either way!

You can read more about the game (and see some sample cards) at http://www.quelf.com

If you live in Denton, you can buy it (or order it, rather) at Talon Comics and Games. He’s got a couple copies in the store, and will order more as necessary.

If you are just curious and would like a demonstration, find at least two friends, contact me and we’ll see about getting a game together at Talon.

BeckBottle of Blues

Movie Night Friday

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 5 Comments

This friday, we’ll be watching Pump Up the Volume.

Bring your early nineties rock and a wave haircut.

A.i.S. is at 8:05pm.

Dave LichensLet Go

Saturday, August 19th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 3 Comments

Tiny puppies need foster home until they are of adoptable age!

If a temporary home cannot be found for them, they may end up being euthanized.

See Starryeyedart’s Post for more info (there are pictures!).


Update: her post is friends only, but I requested she make it public. For now, here’s a quote from the entry, but no pictures.

“…we found out that it’s $100 pet deposit per pet to keep them at the house (which is $1000) and [the owner] is impatient and stressed about finding them a new home so he’s thinking about bringing them to the pound even though THE POUND SAID THEY WOULD EUTHANIZE ALL OUR DOGS. i am so sickened by this. i’m wracking my brain trying to find places that will take them, but “no-kill” shelters usually have waiting lists and its hard to get someone to take a mom with 9 puppies.

“IF ANYONE KNOWS SOMEONE IN TEXAS WHO WOULD TAKE THEM ALL UNTIL THE PUPPIES ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO BE ADOPTED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. i’ll even drive them to a different part of the state if that’s what it takes. i’m going to continue to call shelters, but i will take any shelter recommendations anyone has.”


She left contact infor as well, but if you can help, contact me and I’ll pass you on to her.

And lo, it was so bad that it was good!

Friday, August 18th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 4 Comments

There were snakes, and they were on a plane, but… possible spoiler

Friday, August 18th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 5 Comments

Go and vote for my picture on Utilikilts.com! I think this fireball alone deserves to be one of the top rated pictures on the site!

Too many people are doing this one, I have to jump on board.

Thursday, August 17th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | 3 Comments

1. My name:
2. Where did we meet:
3. Take a stab at my middle name:
4. How long have you known me:
5. When is the last time that we saw each other:
6. Do I smoke:
7. Do I drink:
8. What was your first impression of upon meeting me/seeing me:
9. What’s one of my favorite things to do:
10. Am I funny:
11. What’s my favorite type of music:
12. Can I sing?:
13. What is the best feature about me:
14. Am I shy or outgoing:
15. Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules:
16. Am I boyfriend/grilfriend material:
17. Would you call me preppy, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, nerdy, snobby, or something else (what):
18. I’m hot? Am I not?:
19. Have you ever hugged me:
20. Have you ever kissed me:
21. What is my favorite food:
22. Have you ever had a crush on me:
23. If there was one good nickname for me, what would it be:
24. What’s your favorite memory of me:
25. Who do I like right now:
26. What is my worst habit:
27. If you and I were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing I would bring?
28. Are we friends:
29. Do you want us to be more than friends?
30. Would you kiss me?
31. REALLY kiss me?
32. Do I like any kinds of sports?
33. Am I family oriented?
34. Do I have any pets?
35. What kind of car do I drive?
36. Will you repost this so I can do it?

GYAAARH

Thursday, August 17th, 2006 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

There are snakes in my MySpace!

Danny ElfmanBeetle-Snake

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  • There was something about the colors and textures of this
  • I was early to work last week when it was
  • You know how they say that New York pizza tastes
  • Heather and I are falling in love all over again
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  • Snows falling in the hood  snow snowfall texassnow northtexassnow

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