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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Headache (but worth it)

So this year I'm doing a re-vamp of my successful 2002 costume of "Tron". I'm taking my queues from the upcoming sequel to "Tron" called "Tron: Legacy" which looks very promising!

I started with an Xelement bikers vest:

Add about 60 feet of red EL Wire:

And copious amounts of martinis in order to sew the EL Wire onto the vest:

After two weeks of periodic work, the vest is now finished!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Life, Love, and Sappiness

Summer. OH MY GOSH I AM SO fracking glad! I was about OVER all the winter wonderland weather (freezing my ass off). Today it is supposed to be 80-degrees and I can NOT be happier.

Lots has gone since I've been bad about blog updates! Let's start off with the more "interesting" things.

Well for starters, we had our house burglarized. We were out at dinner and cocktails with a few friends when we got a call from the Alarm company. Sean dashed home (as I stayed and paid the bill). Our friends dropped me off at the house and I find the front door kicked in, my Nintendo Wii on the floor and our new-ish 42" Westinghouse LCD TV GONE! *gasp* How am I supposed to watch Battlestar Galactica and Lost? Grrrr...add to that Sean's laptop with some *cough* very personal videos on it. I guess I can't run for senator now...:)

*sigh* We found out last week that they at least caught one of the guys. Thankfully we weren't home because this gang of thugs already had killed one guy. All I can say to that is, "Get your own toys, bitches!"

Softball season has started and MAN is it wierd. First of all, my team has moved up divisions to play in the C Division. We are 1:1 so far and held our own against another newly moved C team. It'll be really interesting when we play the more senior C teams.

Sean is playing this year :) Yay for my man! I think I enjoy watching him run back and forth between the dugout and the outfield way too much. There's been a little drama for him, but I think it may get sorted out. We'll see.

I took a big step in our relationship when I moved my computer rig into Sean's house. I mean, what's the point of having a quad-core, 4GB, kick ass gaming rig that you never get to use because it's at your other house? It's nice to have :) Been playing some "Left 4 Dead" while Sean plays a few games I bought him on the PS3. He's getting pretty good at a few of them. He's turning into a casual gamer (which is one of the most promising gaming markets right now).

This weekend, we are going to attend the 2009 Inman Park Festival and I hope to have some pictures (yes, I will be updating this blog soon) with some funny stories perhaps.

Ah, well. Gotta get back to work and finish a few things so I can get the frack out of here!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What's going on ya'll???

OK OK! I know I have been lazy. Yes lazy. But for those of you that know me, that shouldn't come as a big surprise, eh?

What was the BIG reveal?

Did I get my hair did?

Not quite! Although I do I wish I had hair to get "did" :)

I was invited to compete in the 2008 NAGAAA Softball World Series in Seattle, WA as part of the Atlanta Muddawgs. Now...I know...I work at Georgia Tech and anything with the word "dawg" is kind of a scratch on the blackboard...but I just HAD to go!!!

I was invited to be a pick-up player and participate in the capacity of the "utility player" since I can play outfield, shortstop, and catcher (again...stop with the snickering from the peanut gallery ;). This would be my FOURTH world series, the first three being as a player with the Woofs Wackers.

I had never been to Seattle before so this was going to be a great experience. And as luck would have it, my other half, Sean, was able to come up and see me play and help out keeping things in line (namely me!).

Some of the most memorable moments of our trip were:
  • Oswalt dancing with a little person nicknamed "Happy Meal" at the opening party.
  • Visiting Fisherman's Wharf and all the fantastic flowers
  • Visiting the first Starbucks.
  • Ron voting for himself because he wanted the trophy so bad.
  • Going to Vancouver afterwards to visit my friend Jason whom I had only known on the Internet but have known him for YEARS.
For your enjoyment, here is my Picasa album of the trip!

2008 NAGAAA Softball World Series

And for your information...after a hard long fight...and a protest...we got SECOND PLACE. :)

After spending weeks practicing and a whole week with these guys in Seattle...they offered me a place on their 2009 roster! And I took it! :)

I'll miss my previous team the Woofs Wackers greatly, but it's time for a change.