Saturday, October 6, 2007

Wonderland Revised...

Its the weekend, and I find myself at a hotel that will remain unnamed in San Jose, at a convention in which you can find everything from Munchkins and The Tin Man waltzing down the stairs, to Klingons and Jedi sitting in a bar attempting to figure out the age old question of who can drink more beer without embaressing themselves. Personally I would bet on the Klingons. Yes, it is once again time for a Sci-Fi convention, which is actually an umbrella title for everything imaginary, fantastic, futuristic and fun. Have no worries! I did my homework before I came to have fun, and am STILL checking in on Discussion Boards to be sure I keep up on everything. No fun is without a price! Basically this is my vacation of sorts and I only really do this once a year. There are lots of authors here to talk to, artists to meet, costume balls to attend, and of course seeing friends you haven't seen in a year. ;)

So here I sit in the free internet lobby having just finished off
my homework, and watching the Sci-fi world walk by. For instance, I was just passed by two Storm Troopers , The Doctor and a Dalek, Daredevil and Elektra wearing a dark costume instead of her typical red, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and a full entourage of characters from Chrono Trigger. I'm not sure anyone is going to recognize any of those references, so just ask if you want to know what any of those are. Things are going well so far, except that I keep falling asleep. I guess the off duty nurse from work was right and I'm borderline exhausted. And here I thought I might be able to sit down and read a book without too much trouble. Ah well. Perhaps later one this weekend I can finish off the book I'm in the middle of. This is one of those rare posts taking place in the middle of the day and I'm not running on fumes. ... okay, so maybe I am running on fumes. I will catch up on sleep, I promise. For now though I am off to enjoy the convention to the best of my feeble ability. This will probably equate to me wandering from panel to panel, or sitting down somewhere and watch the entirety of several genres walk past me. In any case, its a good time out for me. Talk to you all later. ;)

PS. Later was sooner than I thought! Thought I'd mention that this picture of Boba Fett on a Segway was taken in Australia as a Sci-Fi Convention I went to there. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside, so I asked if I could take his picture and he said sure. So here is Boba Fett on a very archaic vehicle by his standards. ;)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

All Tattered and Torn...

Nobody panic! The title does not mean that I ran afoul of uncoordinated legs and the harsh reality of pavement, but in fact refers to me decorating my library for Halloween. Ghosties in the windows, ragged, torn unpleasant looking cloth hanging in the kids section, and of course some well placed spider webs, both silver and black. Complete with their eight legged creators, they make for a real scene in the kids section! Still to go up are the ghost costumes for the regular fair that hangs from the ceiling (a trio of plush jellyfish) in the kids section and to keep them company will be some little blow-up pumpkins and ghosts. Now all I have to do is figure out how to hang them up there when I have a lack of means to do so. High ceiling.. no ladder. However, I am nothing if not resourceful, so it shouldn't take me long to figure something out to get them up there. The wall also requires a little Happy Halloween sign. The themed books are already pulled and set on display. Perhaps I have been over zealous in my anticipation of Halloween. We'll see. ;)

Once again, I am up late past my bedtime. So much work to do and not enough time to do it in. I was supposed to be taking this weekend off so I could catch up on sleep, but alas, it appears I will be catching up on homework! ;) Its fine. I need the extra time this week to really do some digging for the assignments. Anyway, I do have the internship tomorrow, so I must away to my sleepy spot for the night. Retire would've been a much more optimum word, but sleepy spot is a lot more fun imagery wise. Night night! ;)

Monday, October 1, 2007

October Days....

Welcome to October! I love October! I hope I haven't just shot myself in the proverbial foot with saying that, but it is my favorite time of year. The woods smell great after the first rains, and its getting quiet out there too. Darkness settles early, and most of the critters are settling down to sleep for the winter. At least those that haven't flown the coop already. Its also time for Halloween!! This is always a good thing in my book. Everyone gets to go out and be someone else for a day, and everyone really needs that I think. In honor of Halloween I have been playing with my blog to add fun little elements for the occasion. The font will also switch from blue to orange for a while, unless it looks really bad. In which case it'll go to blue again, or another color. Hopefully I am not alienating anyone by doing that, but... I've always loved this particular semi holiday, in which we don't actually get a day off from work, but get a day off from ourselves. And it lets the creativity spill out in many many ways, which I love to see. I was going to try and go as a Brown Coat from Firefly this year, so we'll see if I can get my costume together in time. :)

This weekend I should've been working on the project for the Lib Sci 20 class, but I managed to feel no too great the last couple of days. I basically just slept a lot and felt generally bad. This particular set of circumstances seems to be righting itself, so I decided to play with my blog some more. You may have noticed that I added a real of clips to the side. These are from Cartoon Network's Boomerang channel. All are musical clips having to do with Hannah Barbarra cartoons, or older. Once you watch one, be sure to check out the little clips that are related at the bottom. One of my favorites is the one with El Kabong by Calexico. Great short, and well done. Yes, I am a cartoon-o-holic. I freely admit it. The one for JabberJaw is good too, as well as Josie and the Pussycats!

Its late, and I need to hit the sack so I can get up at the crack of dawn to get to my internship on time. So I bid you all a good night, and enjoy the clips, and the Halloween gifs I put in here. Night night. :)