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|Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
Tag five people.
The tra'cor is a subspecies of rancor found on the remote world of Socorro. Much smaller than the typical rancor, the tra'cor is an aquatic creature that spends most of its life beneath the surface, consuming fish and other marine life. Though the tra'cor is amphibious, it can survive for only short periods outside the water, since it dehydrates quickly. Tra'cor have large tails that resemble those of some serpentine sea creatures, adding a natural weapon to the creature's arsenal that most rancors do not possess. Though the tra'cor is deadly in any situation, underwater it is exceptionally fast and can overtake its prey in a matter of seconds.
- From Star Wars: Threats of the Galaxy, a supplement for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, by Rodney Thompson and Robert J. Schwalb. Current Mood: geeky
|Wednesday, April 7th, 2010|
I'm not 100% sure, but I think that this weekend will mark one year that I've remained sober. Not alcohol free, but certainly not drunk. I'll have to wait 'til December to say that I've been alcohol free for a year. Still, it seems to me that this is a big step towards being a better person.
I've also started sending apologies to people that I've wronged over the years. If there's anyone that reads this that feels that I owe them an apology, let me know. In general, I'm sorry to anyone I've disrespected and/or mistreated over the years. But, if there's some slight you feel I need to specifically apologize for, tell me I'll do just that. Current Mood: reflective
|Wednesday, March 10th, 2010|
That's how long I have to turn my life around.
Otherwise . . . game over. Current Mood: nervous
|Monday, March 8th, 2010|
|I freaking love this show!
Legend of the Seeker just keeps getting better and better. If you have a chance to watch this show, do so!
If you've never heard of it, it's based on Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series of novels. If you have a dislike of those books, don't worry about it, give the show a chance. The cinematography is awesome, the fight scenes are badass, the women are super hot, and its plots can be gripping!
And to showcase its awesomeness, I give you a fan-made music video, featuring Disturbed's "Indestructible", dedicated to one of the series' antagonists: the Mord'Sith!
Also, I'm a total Bridget Regan fanboy now.
. . . so beautiful. Current Mood: energetic
|Wednesday, January 27th, 2010|
|Star Trek: New Worlds
It's a new fan-fiction series I've started writing. Hopefully I can keep up with writing one per week. That's my plan, anyway. Check it out Current Mood: hopeful
|Friday, November 13th, 2009|
This is what going crazy must feel like. Current Mood: losing it
|Friday, September 25th, 2009|
|I WANNA RAWK!
A new meme started by miatauro
:This one goes to 11...
What songs on your playlist make you feel compelled to turn the volume waaaaaay up?
The Imperial March - John Williams
Turbo Lover - Judas Priest
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Jump - Van Halen
Fortunate Son - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
La Grange - ZZ Top
Confusion [Pump Panic Reconstruction Mix] - New Order
Raise Your Hand - Bon Jovi
Let it Go - Def Leppard
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
Peace of Mind - Boston
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith
The Game - Disturbed
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins Current Mood: tired
|Sunday, September 20th, 2009|
|Thursday, September 17th, 2009|
|I can't wait . . .
So, due to my lack of anything remotely important to do, I volunteered to make a fan video for Loading Ready Run. They thought it was a great idea and gave me the green light, and now it's done. Provided they don't get too lazy, it'll be up for people to see in the next few days.
I'll leave details out for now, (at least until the vid is up) but I will say this: It took me a long time to produce and edit, but the final product felt worth it. It's based on the opening credits to their series, commodoreHUSTLE. So if you've never watched it, I highly recommend that you do. Right now there are 11 episodes running about 15-20 minutes each.
|Sunday, September 6th, 2009|
Yup. I got the Red Ring of Death. No, not some disease that will kill me, but close enough.
My Xbox is bricked. It's a big, white box of worthless plastic and circuit boards. It's age has exceeded Microsoft's "Red Light Warranty", so it'll cost me $100 to fix it, with barely a guaranty that it won't happen again. Or, I could buy a new machine for $200-$300 (depending on the type I'd want to purchase). And, before you ask, no, the towel trick didn't work, nor am I willing to keep trying it.
Now, here's the kicker, I'm broke. I can't afford the repairs (never mind a new one).
I'm seriously not sure if my current, fragile state of mind is going to be able to handle this. Current Mood: nervous
|Monday, July 27th, 2009|
The Taco Bell Chihuahua
has died. Yes, once more I have become the messenger of celebrity death.
Gidget, the chihuahua famous for being Taco Bell's spokesdog during the 1990s, died of a stroke at the age of 15. Y'know, there's a sad irony in a fast food restaurant mascot dying of a stroke.
EDIT: This was meant to be posted a few days ago, but it didn't for some reason.
|Thursday, July 2nd, 2009|
Really, this is getting old fast, Hollywood. I'm having trouble keeping up with who's dead and who's still kicking. Especially when there are a ton of people out there spreading death rumors about celebrities that are just fine. If the rumors were true, we'd be minus Britney Spears and Harrison Ford. Thankfully, they're okay. And, if you're wondering why I'm not chomping at the bit to badmouth Britney . . . leave Britney alone! What did she ever do to you! . . . ahem, where was I? Oh yes, beyond the ones I mentioned in my last post, we lost a couple more people.
William Darrel Mays Jr.: July 20, 1958 - June 28, 2009
You probably already heard of his death, but just thought I'd mention it here. Billy Mays will probably always be remembered best as the "Oxi-Clean Guy".
Mary Isobel Sugden: July 21, 1922 - July 1, 2009
She went by the name Mollie Sugden, and most of those who knew her probably knew her best as Mrs. Slocombe on the BBC comedy series "Are You Being Served?".
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
|It was cool
So, Morgan could only stay for a day, and he left yesterday afternoon. I was really hoping he'd be able to stay for a couple more days, but he had a free ride to LA that was coming through town at that time, and well, I wasn't about to convince him to ignore a free ride.
So, anyway, it was pretty cool. I picked him up, we went swimming and hung out in the hot tub. We chatted about LRR related stuffs and he answered various questions. He asked stuff about the States and California (he's Canadian, in case you didn't know), which I answered to the best of my ability. I took him to dinner at Clarke's, a local burger place, that he found to be awesome. He loves sweet potato fries, btw. Then we hung out some more and played Rock Band. Then, since he had to get up relatively early the next morning, we went home and he slept on my couch.
The next day,sedesdraconis
and I helped him work on a "Super Secret Loading Ready Run Project", of which I can only say that it is beautifully brutal and brilliant. Then, Morgan and I went and worked on it a bit more with a couple of other dudes he'd met. Finally, I helped him get to his ride to LA.
He is way more laid back than I expected (and also way tall at 6'3"), and just a really cool person to hang out with. I could easily see him being a person that would incorporate with my circle of friends. I think he's capable of getting along with just about anyone, really. He's also a little absent minded, I noticed. And, in his observation, he wasn't even high right then. He briefly lost his camera and we scrambled all over town looking for it, and then right before he was to leave, he forgot his entire pack at someone else's house and we had to run back for it. This, combined with his already losing of his journal (which he miraculously found on his last day in San Francisco after 3 weeks there) and forgetting his toothbrush in Oregon, has shown that he can be a little scatter-brained when it comes to his stuff. But, then, who am I to accuse someone of that. Lord knows I've left some of my stuff all over the damn place while on vacation.
For those that missed the chance to hang out with him, I apologize for not mentioning his coming sooner. I was worried that if I started proclaiming his arrival, something would occur that would prevent him from being here. And, as it turned out, that very nearly was the case. But, I also wanted it to be an awesome surprise. For those that missed him, there may yet be another chance. We told him about the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and he almost jizzed in his pants. Plus, he really wanted to go to Great America, but lost the opportunity. So, I'll be extending an invitation for him to come and stay with us again, so that he can do these things and more. That probably won't be for another year, but I can wait. :) Current Mood: happy
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
|All hail the glorious dead
Two days ago, television personality Ed McMahon passed away. This morning, actress Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer. And, at 3:15pm today, the self-proclaimed "King of Pop", Michael Jackson, died of cardiac arrest.
Of the first two, I can only say that I extend my condolences to their families, and that they will be missed. Of the latter . . . there are many that have leveled less than respectful comments about the man upon hearing news of his death. I will not be one of them. While his personal life has been shrouded in controversy, his musical legacy will last for generations to come. It is for that, that he should be honored. Remember, it is that ability to recognize and respect the positive contributions of the deceased, regardless of their questionable traits and history, that prove that we can be honorable and civilized beings.
Someday, each one of us shall have others standing above our graves. And, on that day, our marks upon this world shall be remembered, no matter how great or small, by those that we have touched. We should hope that those memories will be marked with respect and honor. And, until that day, we should always endeavor to present the same respect that we should hope to one day receive.
It is here that we gather to pay our respects to our honored dead:
Edward Peter Leo McMahon Jr.: March 6, 1923 - June 23, 2009
Farrah Leni Fawcett: February 2, 1947 - June 25, 2009
Michael Joseph Jackson: August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009 Current Mood: Somber
|What it is
So, as some of you already found out, but many have not. Currently, I have Morgan VanHumbeck of Loading Ready Run
sleeping in my couch. Hanging out with him has been awesome, but it will have to end earlier than I'd like, as he leaves tomorrow. Some of you might not consider this as awesome as I do, but I assure you that it is absolutely sweet for me.
So, anyway, more on this later. Current Mood: thrilled
|Wednesday, June 24th, 2009|
|So it begins
On my way to pick up the awesomeness! Current Mood: anxious
|Thursday, June 18th, 2009|
|Something Awesome This Way Comes
Next week, something awesome will occur for me. That is all I'm willing to say. More as this story develops. >:) Current Mood: excited
|Friday, May 8th, 2009|
|Sunday, April 12th, 2009|
|I licked carpet
So, had an acting gig today. Played a strung-out drunk at an AA meeting, in a low-budget independent short film. And, I ended up licking a dirty carpet. So, for my big scene, which called for me drunkenly weeping about my inability to be sober, the director wanted me to lick an empty cup that was laying on the floor next to my head. In my fervor to make tongue-on-cup contact . . . I licked the floor. Ew.
Oh well, the things one does for comedy. Current Mood: tired