Archive for October, 2006

Happy Halloween!

For Halloween this year, I have decided to dress up as a business ninja. Morah and I made several stops last night in an attempt to find halfway decent costumes, with little luck. I was beginning to think that I would have to abandon my idea for lack of a decent katana, but I finally found one at a party store (30 minutes before they closed, no less).

I chose business ninja because I wasn’t sure how people at work (mostly my superiors) would react to a costume, so I wanted something that didn’t violate the employee handbook, and that could be easily taken off without leaving me naked (in other words, if I have to lose the ninja aspects of the costume, I’m still dressed for work).

I thought about trying to find a white lab coat and going as Dr. McNinja, but I had that quite late last night.

Did anyone else dress up for Halloween? What costume will you be sporting today?

UPDATE: It occurred to me that, since my outfit is all black, you probably have no idea what makes me a “business” ninja. I’m wearing a black dress shirt, a black tie, black slacks, and black dress shoes (I’m also wearing black dress socks, black sock garters, a black undershirt, and black underwear. No really, I actually am!). So in case you weren’t able to guess, I’m wearing business attire, plus a ninja mask (what’s it actually called?) and a katana (that I wish were real). I looked for some shuriken, but I couldn’t find any. I guess I could find some razor blades or make bo-shuriken out of pencils.

Friday Funday CXVIII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

It’s about time for Halloween, so here are some appropriately themed Funday links.

99 Rooms [del.icio.us]

A spooky, beautiful point-n-click game.

Halloween [del.icio.us]

A semi-appropriate, if totally unhelpfully named pumpkin carving game.

El Despertar [del.icio.us]

Also be sure to watch The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten By Absolutely Everyone (Even The Postman).

Monster List of Halloween Projects [del.icio.us]

If you want to build any Halloween props, here’s your source for plans. The list is huge and some of these are really quite impressive.

Rabbit [del.icio.us]

Wow. This is both creepy and inspiring.

Back From Hawaii

There’s so much for me to blog about! So much, in fact, that I’m still working on outlining it all. Once I’ve finished that, I’ll start writing the posts, which will be long. My current plan is to write three posts about the trip, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to cram two eventful weeks into three posts; I guess we’ll see.

In the mean time, here are some photos that Lindy took of our wedding and rehearsal, and here are some photos she took of the Hawaii trip.

Friday Funday CXVII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Yep, it’s late. Deal with it.

Heli Attack 2 [del.icio.us]

You play a single soldier under attack by a barrage of enemy helicopters. And no, you don’t get your own helicopter.

Acid Trip: Nine Drawings [del.icio.us]

Nine drawings done by an artist under the influence of LSD as part of a government experiment (I think this was the Australian government’s experiment). In my opinion, drawings 6, 7, and 8 are the most interesting.

Sketch 4 Secs [del.icio.us]

Speaking of drawing, here’s a fun little test for you. How well can you draw with your mouse? It’s harder than it seems.

Squares 2 [del.icio.us]

Your pointer is a black square. Other black squares are good. Red ones are evil. Simple and addicting.

Gwigle [del.icio.us]

Another one of those, “what am I Googling” games.

A Married Man

If you’re reading this, I’m officially married! Tomorrow, it’s off to Maui for a week for our honeymoon.

Friday Funday CXVI

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

You didn’t think that just because I’m in Hawaii, I wouldn’t publish a Friday Funday, did you? I’m getting married tomorrow, so it’s extra big and take a guess at what this weeks theme is.

An Honest Wedding Ceremony [del.icio.us]

Thankfully, this is not how Morah or I feel.

Cheating Bride Bitch [del.icio.us]

An old, old video that I saw on TV years ago. Cheating on your spouse is bad enough, but this… Well, watch the video.

Wedding Dress Panty Flasher [del.icio.us]

I was originally trying to find a wedding-themed Flash game, but when the results sucked, I did a Google image search for wedding flasher. The results were much more interesting. This is very much not safe for work.

Celebrity Wedding Cakes [del.icio.us]

These celebrity wedding cakes are both big and expensive.

Custom Wedding Sign Generator [del.icio.us]

Do I really need to describe this?

My Style Wedding [del.icio.us]

Because you never know when you’ll need to plan out your entire wedding in 3D.

Princess Cruises Bridge Cams [del.icio.us]

When the page loads, just click on one to popup a new window, then select the various webcams from the dropdown menu. I’ve found that most of the time, there’s nothing happening on any of the wedding cams, but at least you can decide which one looks the nicest, then get married on that ship.

The One Ring [del.icio.us]

W. T. F.

And The Bride Wore… [del.icio.us]

Holy hell. It’s amazing what some people think is good taste, but really isn’t.

Wedding Ring [del.icio.us]

Hey, at least he didn’t lose the ring!

Friday Funday CXV

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Neave.tv [del.icio.us]

An experimental use of video over the web. I can’t even begin to describe how cool this is. The UI isn’t too bad, either. Be sure to have a broadband connection for this one, though.

Line Rider [del.icio.us]

Even though I only discovered this a few days ago, Line Rider has jumped the shark, which tells me just how far behind I really am.

In 1999 [del.icio.us]

MP3 of the 1924 Al Bernard song 1999, which describes what life will be like seventy five years in the future. I love seeing/hearing/reading stuff like this. It’s interesting to find out what people thought would actually happen, and compare it to what did or did not.

Unnessary Censorship [del.icio.us]

I don’t find Jimmy Kimmel to be particularly funny, but Unnessary Censorship often makes me laugh out loud. Here are the best ones. Be forewarned, you will laugh. A lot.

Biff’s Question Song [del.icio.us]

Thomas F. Wilson, the guy who played Biff Tannen in Back to the Future, wrote a song about life after the film.

Bitchin’ About the Amish

Back up the short bus for a moment.

On T.V. this morning, I saw an Amish woman making a statement to the media condemning the “secular world”, because lying is taught in public schools.

Wait, what?

So, the Amish eschew our way of life, but when some nut critically injures a few of their kids, suddenly they’re begging for us to stick their kids in ambulances and rush them to the hospital? One of the girls who recently died was on a life support system! Talk about modern technology.

I’m not trying to be insensitive. Those poor girls are dying for no good reason; they deserve every chance to live. But who’s going to pay the hospital bill? It sure as shit won’t be the Amish; they don’t have health insurance.

What really pisses me off that after this happened, while children from their community were dying in a hospital, they had the gall to tell us what assholes we are.

You know, at least one of the Amish guys was wearing sunglasses. Isn’t that against the rules? And what about the woman who made a statement to the press? Shouldn’t she be shunned from the community? If they want me to respect the whole “graven images” thing by not taking pictures of them when I’m in Pennsylvania, they shouldn’t be holding press conferences on national television.

Fucking hypocrite Amish.

Amish Shootout

Society has reached a new low.

Some nut job walked into an Amish school and killed three people before killing himself.

Who does that?

I saw some video on T.V. and while I did see some Amish folk, I mostly saw Mennonites. Unless it’s =me= who’s uninformed.