- RT @OnePerfectShot: Perfect shot from LOGAN’S RUN (1976) DoP: Ernest Laszlo | Dir: Michael Anderson http://t.co/cLYz1Cqd6I 05:48:17, 2014-05-13
- HR Giger (phenomenal artist, designer of Alien) dead and the Reddit thread is a classic. http://t.co/K71WoPlTJl 05:58:49, 2014-05-13
- RT @OnePerfectShot: Perfect shot from #Alien (1979) DoP: Derek Vanlint | Dir: Ridley Scott | Released 35 years ago today. http://t.co/AxZD4… 11:48:58, 2014-05-13
- RT @RELEVANT: “I have an unspoken prayer request,” and a few other sayings Christians should consider retiring. http://t.co/0hAMfVtsEU 12:00:02, 2014-05-13
- RT @RELEVANT: For anyone who’s ever struggled with knowing how to help a friend struggling with depression, here are a few tips. http://t.c… 12:17:26, 2014-05-13
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/BxwqHCCIE8 Do Cats Experience Grief? 10:10:11, 2014-05-14
- Broke my Vamo, grrr. Thinking of finally going exclusively mech and getting this beautiful thing for my bday http://t.co/OiB9h5CPsF 14:12:42, 2014-05-14
- RT @OnePerfectShot: Perfect shot: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) DoP: Vilmos Zsigmond | Dir: Steven Spielberg http://t.co/UpcJhF… 14:15:37, 2014-05-14
- RT @WhatsTheHarm: What’s the harm in vaccine misinformation? Babies hemorrhaging as parents refuse vitamin shots. http://t.co/bddtHOVbnD vi… 14:18:28, 2014-05-14
- RT @twistedcentral: I wish people were like Internet videos and you could tap them lightly to see a clock of how much longer they’re going … 04:44:07, 2014-05-15
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/YBAwIRP9b4 How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam 17:12:57, 2014-05-15
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/YqlS8IP40P First Ever Typing On Google Glass 17:15:01, 2014-05-15
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/1gAUqiENQZ Hero pet cat saves kid from dog attack 17:20:50, 2014-05-15
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/4ehEfKQCCM My Cat Saved My Son 17:22:20, 2014-05-15
- I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/f2vuj0H32J Federal balloon pilot crackdown may impact Balloon Fiesta 18:53:15, 2014-05-15
- I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/2c1K4hw8wO Wavelength 1983 21:31:20, 2014-05-15
- RT @HistoricalPics: Abandoned Drive-In Theater, New Jersey http://t.co/4XW9mNmtZP 15:46:40, 2014-05-16
- The guy is here installing our new dishwasher. It’s been what? Three weeks? Of washing them the old fashioned way. #yay 11:45:05, 2014-05-17
- Watched Star Trek Into Darkness. The sci-fi fanatic in me was breathlessly exhilarated, the old school Trekkie in me was deeply offended. 20:38:24, 2014-05-17
- Making cinnamon pecan waffles with the family. It will be a Sunday after church tradition from now on. No more Wednesdays and Saturdays. 14:48:13, 2014-03-16
- The night starts with 1984's Caravan of Courage – An Ewok Adventure http://t.co/9GrUAXaUPT 18:47:54, 2014-03-16
- And now, 1972's HORROR EXPRESS w/ Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing http://t.co/rsTFCsARda 21:05:35, 2014-03-16
- And here we are at Concentra again. At least we got a morning appt this time. And we have many plans for the remainder of the day. 09:29:26, 2014-03-17
- RT @vudufans: The 99c Rental of the Day for 03/17/2014 is: In Bruges http://t.co/yz9Ucf1Qn8 10:08:45, 2014-03-17
- Out with Terra, shopping for furniture, decorations, and such for the soon cafe renovation. 13:21:48, 2014-03-17
- At the church for Trail Life for Wesley. They're playing freeze tag. Unimaginable chaos. 19:31:19, 2014-03-17
- We have a concept and some stuff picked out. Today, detail cleaning the cafe room in preparation for buying all the new stuff to go in it. 13:59:59, 2014-03-18
- RT @SteveVape: RT @SpinfuelDotCom: We are hearing from a vendor that the USPS will no longer carry nicotine products. Can anyone verify thi… 14:09:58, 2014-03-18
- Installed new steam wand, getting housework done, listening to @LosGriego (Redemption Church RR) podcast. I gotta have him over for coffee. 15:07:28, 2014-03-06
- Two to go in season 4, Terra and I have watched 62 eps of Northern Exposure. We started Nov 1, watching one each work night (Th,Fr,Sa). 22:04:31, 2014-03-06
- RT @IAM_SHAKESPEARE: Thou canst not vex me with inconstant mind, 06:48:55, 2014-03-07
- RT @WhatsTheHarm: What’s the harm in naturopathy & acupuncture instead of medicine? Death by treatable infection. http://t.co/dEfwCxysxe vi… 09:02:23, 2014-03-07
- RT @LosGriego: Today you can make someone’s day better with a word of encouragement, words have power, use them well. 09:02:48, 2014-03-07
- RT @vudufans: The 99c Rental of the Day for 03/07/2014 is: The Shining http://t.co/NZIQF7NqQd 11:49:33, 2014-03-07
- Slumber Party Night Strikes Back! Yes, after a two month hiatus, SPN is now in v5 with 1975’s A Boy and His Dog in our room on a little tv. 17:46:36, 2014-03-09
- It’s a double feature! Now 1953’s Invaders from Mars. Btw, tonight’s SPN flicks have been via YouTube on our Wii. Never tried it before. 19:41:47, 2014-03-09
- RT @LosGriego: Oh a hot air balloon outside our window, just another thing that makes living in NM awesome! #NewMexico #Balloon http://t.co… 11:51:46, 2014-03-10
- RT @charliepabst: It will be at least a week before I know what time it is again. Stupid daylight saving. The one thing Arizona does right. 11:54:35, 2014-03-10
- At the church for “Trail Life” (scouts sort of thing). Pastor Aaron suggested we bring Wesley and hang out, see what they do. 19:16:23, 2014-03-10
- Back at Concentra for followup about Terra's accidental needle stick at work. Then gotta rush home to get chicken green chile stew started. 12:44:31
- RT @sween: Lady, if you didn’t want to sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, then you shouldn’t have gotten on this elevator. Let’s take it from the top. 12:46:21
- RT @cnnbrk: Actor #HaroldRamis, whose writing credits include "Caddyshack" & "Ghostbusters," dies at 69. http://t.co/z3Bq9Nc2d6 12:47:05
- Doc says Terra should live through the day. Sidetracking at Taco Cabana for lunch and Barq's Red Creme Soda on tap :) 13:49:51
- Terra and I watched Harry and Tonto – first time for both of us. I thought it was a beautiful little film. Very impressed. 22:22:51
- RT @LosGriego: People ask why we don’t homeschool our kids, no need to overspiritualize, it is simple, we don’t want to. #parenting #Parent… 08:48:35
- Finally re-calibrated our Baratza for a good press grind – it was easier than we thought :) #homebarista #coffee http://t.co/HpNMtw67tg 09:02:09
- Updated my #homecafe page http://t.co/mcigVARkri with a couple new drink pics, current info. #homebarista #coffee 10:15:38
- Cinnamon pecan waffles, baked breakfast burritos w/ chile cheese sauce, press coffee. Our weekly big breakfast :) #househusband #homecookin 11:57:35
- Family night! Made burgers, listening to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tertiary Phase, episode 2 over dinner, gonna watch a movie. 17:55:42
- Watched Ender's Game. Just wow. Loved it. But I grew up on the books. I think it was too rushed to be effective for the uninitiated. 20:37:50
- @Thorobredz Didn't tweet about it o.O in reply to Thorobredz 21:23:18
A big stack of waffles just for him, our first family trip to the cinema since 2011, then iT’Z pizza and games and rides and all that.
So she left for the church retreat yesterday. Some place up in the mountains with no cell phone coverage. She’ll be back tomorrow. This is the first time we’ve been apart since we got married.
Last night, Wesley and I watched Resident Evil – first time for both of us. Meh. But it was a perfectly acceptable Halloween movie choice.
Thursday night, we all watched Scream. And we let Wesley watch it with us. I’d never seen it and it is exactly the sort of movie I don’t think he should be watching. There’s a big difference between a monster hurting people and a human with a mask hurting people. But, he did show some interest in being Ghostface for Halloween. That would be cheaper than a Ghostbuster.
Terra and I had another Halloween month lazy Wednesday morning. We watched a few Halloween episodes of TV shows (incl. Freaks & Geeks, Tales from the Darkside, and The Muppet Show) and that was fun.
Today, Wesley and I are gonna go out, run a couple errands, have a little fun, maybe lunch at Jason’s Deli.
And the weather has been absolutely perfect for days now. All the doors and windows open from morning until bedtime. The living room gets a bit too warm in the afternoon but I just close the blinds and turn on the ceiling fan and it’s fine. This is the weather I wish would last year round. Fall is just my favorite time of the year.
Kathy Force came for coffee yesterday. It was a great time. She and Terra and I hung out in the cafe, I made her a mocha latte with that great Torani dark choc syrup, then she also ended up having a press of some of the last of the MTC Kenya AA we have. She really enjoyed it.
It sounds like she might start coming by every Monday. We’re all for it.
Before she showed up, we ordered some Juicy Vapor liquids. Ecto Plasma, of course, and we’re trying Vape the Rainbow (Skittles) and Blueberry Granita. We’re really looking forward to trying some new stuff from them.
Btw, once again, their Volusion checkout didn’t work so I had to call and order over the phone.
Terra and Karen (all that’s left of their group) are now meeting Monday afternoons so that’s easier than evenings. And this is a month we want evenings for movies.
So, Monday night we had sort of a slumber party makeup night since we didn’t do it on Sunday. We got a dvd from Netflix of Elvira hosting a double feature of the original House on Haunted Hill and Night of the Living Dead. We watched them in bed. I’ve never seen the former (and, uh, meh) and the latter was as good as ever.
Today, we did a little running around. Nothing exciting but it’s always great to just be able to go out after so long being trapped in Alamogordo. The novelty has not yet worn off. October 8 was one year since the long hardship times ended. That’s the day we were officially fully on our own two feet.
And we’re glad she’s off no matter what we do. She had that stupid all day class two days last week so we only had one day off.
And, btw, October 1 was three years since we started vaping. We smoked once in a while for a couple more months so we haven’t been smoke free for fully three years, but still.
Tonight, as Halloween month continues, we watched Men in Black II. We’ve never seen it. Now I know why. I gave it 3 out of 10.
Oh yeah, and Terra has finally been cleared from work this weekend so she IS going to the church retreat! :)
And she got all three of her work days off but doesn’t leave until Friday so we have an extended week :)
(But she appears to be getting sick now. She spent all day with a throbbing headache nothing apparently can touch and a mild fever that comes and goes.)
And, btw, the last couple days, we’ve been playing a little of The Typing of the Dead on Dreamcast. I still have two official Dreamcast keyboards, even. It’s a perfect weird Halloween game (Game Informer Magazine named it the weirdest game of all time) and we were having a great time with it. And then today, it refuses to boot. DAMMIT!!! My Dreamcast is so old, it had a hard time booting anything that isn’t in perfect condition and my copy of ToTD is pretty scratched.
And I didn’t even get pics or vids of us playing. Grrrrr.
Already eleven Halloween movies watched, including four hosted by Joe Bob Briggs on MonsterVision (ya’ know that late night show on TNT in the 90s) and all four Phantasm movies, the latter three of which neither of us had ever seen. There has been non-stop Halloween Internet radio – a couple stations play songs, a couple play haunted house sounds and similar soundscapes and one even plays both. Many episodes of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes have played. And I took Walmart up in their Monster Cereals deal and the discontinued two – Frute Brute (attn Quentin Tarantino) and Yummy Mummy – are available this year…
Wesley gets to eat this for breakfast on non-school days. Speaking of which, he is off today and tomorrow and then another Thurs and Fri two weeks from now. So I’m making these Halloween days where he owns the living room all day and watches Halloween movies and such and even a couple Halloween games (like Ghostbusters and Silent Hill) and maybe some sugary snacks.
Oh, and Art Bell is back and we’ve been listening to a horror story on Pseudopod every night when she gets off work, so between all that and the great Internet radio stations out there, we have plenty to listen to.
We love Halloween and start all this at the beginning of October and make a whole month of it but there is always the one pause during the first week and that’s Balloon Fiesta. We went on the 6th, it was awesome. I shot a couple hundred HD videos, Terra shot almost three hundred photos on my Sony DSLR. That is all still being edited into one presentation and, needless to say, it’s a huge job. I finally have a first rough cut and it’s 29 minutes – I want it under 20.
When it’s done, I’ll post it. Until then, I leave you with the videographer and photographer…