Archive for September, 2005

Nuh-naah, nuh-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-naahh!!

Friday, September 30th, 2005

KATAMARI HATS!!!

Everyone must go see Serenity this weekend at the theater. The hope is if we get a strong enough opening weekend box office number, there will be more. =)

California remains on fire, but at least the smoke smell and the falling ash are not at prevailent. There should be no danger of the fire reaching us in The Valley.

If you’re confused by the headline, go play Katamari Damacy on the Playstation 2. Even mom and dad would enjoy this silly game!

Oh, and I gave Megs a ring today.

Tired Business

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Last weekend was pretty tiring. There was this big event over at the Disney Studio Lot in Burbank to promote the latest addition to Toontown–kart racing. We invited guests/end-users to come and see celebs play Toontown kart racing on stage then drive around the plaza in little go-karts made up to look like Toontown karts. We had a stage, computers, a jumbo-tron big-screen, bleechers, and lots and lots of cables. I spent nearly all of Friday and Saturday either setting up, running, or taking down the event. It was a whole lot of work to create a four-minute “Disney 411” spot to be aired on The Disney Channel soon.

I’ve also been busy at work capturing in-game Toontown footage to be used in yet another commercial folks are putting together. Right now I’m awaiting a co-worker of mine to come troubleshoot why the thing’s not working, which gives me time to post here.

Sunday evening I went to check out the local Catholic church down the street. It was a cool big church with stone and statues and stuff. It was good to go to mass again; I’ve been kind of spotty with my attendance since I moved out years ago. When I was little, I was always forced to get up early on Sunday to go to church. Now that I can decide whether to go for myself, I feel more motivated. I dunno, I guess now that it’s more of a personal choice then just being told to go, it’s got more meaning. Anyways, the church itself feels nice and churchy with actual pews and everything! They also have a good chior, at least they did at the service I was at. They have a lot of services on Sundays, which also helps with my desire to sleep in on Sundays. =)

Earthquake Again

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Another earthquake down here today. Looks like about a 4.9 up south of Bakersfield. Here I was, just minding my own business reading Slashdot when I felt a’rumblin’ and a’shakin’ going on. The lights swayed a little bit and that was it. These things are so familar here, it gets about as much watercooler conversation as rain in Oregon. Meh.

In other news, I vacuumed the apartment yesterday. Oh yes, my life is just that exciting.

Company Visits

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Last week Marshal was down in LA with his girlfriend Roxie, so they came by to hang out with Megs and me in North Hollywood for the weekend. We had a good time at Tokyo Delve’s Sushi Bar on Friday night. Sake Bomb! On Saturday we went to the La Brea Tar Pits, which Megs and I hadn’t been to before. Lots of sticky, gooey, natural tar to be found there.

Sunday afternoon Megs and I went down to Hollywood to go see Corpse Bride at the Grove Theater. This is the first time I’ve caught a film only opening in “select cities” as the ads say. It was only shown in five theaters nationwide last weekend, so I feel special. Two in LA, and the other three I’d guess in NYC. A good Tim Burton film, I’d say. Very similar in style to Nightmare Before Christmas. Opens everywhere this weekend.

This coming weekend I’m going to be busy with an event going on over at the Studio Lot, so that should be interesting. Other than that, not a whole lot going on. Just workin’ and hanging out. Megs and I started watching Firefly again, this time with DVD commentary. At least, those episodes with commentary. The others we’re just watching cuz they’re awesome!

It Is Now Safe to Shutdown Your City

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Just in case you don’t read national news, let me inform you that a good chunk of Los Angeles lost power yesterday afternoon for a couple hours. This included my office and apartment, so from lunch until a little after 14:00 it was just hang out time with a deck of cards. Not much to tell, but it seems that the cause was some shotty maintenance work. Eh, live and learn.

Let’s see, last weekend not a lot happened. Megs and I hung out and did our usual share of gaming and viewing of TV & movies. That, combined with a touch of shopping, made for a nice relaxing weekend. Not quite as nice as the 3-day weekend previous, but not bad.

Not really a whole lot to talk about right now. Oh! I saw a Deadly Spider yesterday, which if you know my fear of all things creepy and crawly is something of note. The impressive part is I had to get really close to get that picture. I’m pretty sure Black Widows aren’t jumping-type spiders. And the reason the spider might look rather large is because she was on a web and thus suspended in the air upside-down like that. If you look closely at the picture, you can make out a hint of red on the abdomen. You can’t make it out in the picture, but trust me when I say it was the hallmark red hourglass shape we all know. Cool stuff. I think I’ve only seen one of these in the wild once before, and that was back when I lived in California the first time.

Beep beep

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Been a few days since my last update. My apologies folks, it won’t happen again.

Since I last wrote, Labour Day has occured. It was a fairly relaxing weekend with a bit of gaming, a bit of anime watching, and a bit of home cleaning. The biggest thing to happen was on Sunday when Megs and I went to the Park with a friend from college and her roommate. We all had a fun time despite the Labour Day crowds. I still really enjoy the new fireworks show and Fantasmic quite a bit, even through repeated viewings. We even managed to catch the parade by sheer chance.

In wedding news, we may have a settled on a location and a date, but since nothing has been finalized, that will not be made any more clear here. I’ve also been making progress on wedding rings with the best jeweler in the land. I trust them implicitly and I’m pleased with the designs so far. Oh! And I have a Best Man now, which I am also very pleased about.

I knew there was something else I was going to write about and I just remembered what it was. The other night I came across another cool video game based music site that has my new favorite mp3 (MP3 3.2MB). This guy made this (and others) himself! Too cool. Mom, if you can get this file, I think you might get a kick out of it. All you other old skool playas out there, too. =)

That’s it for now. I know you’re out there, even though comments seem to have become scarse. How’s it going?