Showing posts from December, 2007

Do I have to add a title?

Today, Laura Anne and I, among other things, finished Season 1 of The Office, a Christmas gift from my brother-in-law, JR. There's only a handful of episodes of the first season; I guess NBC was just trying something out (and I'm glad it caught on). The wonderful thing about the DVD set (and it continues with the 2nd season, which my lovely wife got for me) is the deleted scenes. They really took some care and effort in putting them together, and there's such an abundance, that it feels like a mini-episode of the show. I think Diversity Day has to be my favorite in the season, with The Alliance in second.
I recently picked up the Lego TIE Crawler 7664 from Target with hopes of trading it for the Dwarves Mine 7036. Also, I have a TAC Jango Fett w/Poncho MOC I want to trade for a TAC Hawkbat Battalion Clone Trooper if anyone's interested in a trade...
I'm still working on my Negative Project, which isn't as bad as it sounds...I'm taking all my old rolls of 35m…

More Christmas Photos


Christmas Update

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Here's a quick couple of photos:

This is Laura Anne's decorating job in the extra bedroom. She painted all the furniture...not an easy task!

Christmas Eve

Maddie would like to sing everyone a carol this Christmas Eve (with a little help from Grandma & Grandpa Martin,who sent the card)

Shh..don't tell anyone

ok, so, as mentioned previously, here's the video The Man doesn't want you to watch/download:

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind

i thought last night's Simpsons episode was very clever and well-written, despite never seeing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. and though i have never seen the 'everyday' viral video, thought that the Homer 39 year clip was awesome, awesome enough to post here:

[well it looks like 20th century fox doesnt like free publicity since they keep taking down the you tube links. stay tuned for a downloadable version unless The Man gets to me first]


Half of my eBay auctions have sold...the top sellers are definitely loose lots of Clones...6x Quick Draw Clones got $30, 5x 501st Clone Troopersfetched $23, and 2 Deluxe Jet Pack Clonesgot a whopping $22.50. Not bad, considering what I paid those figures. I am glad I'm done listing, but now the shipping comes...and its cold in my basement!

The action figures aren't bad to pack and ship; it's the Lego BATCAVEthat's a pain. Three of those take up an entire roll of shipping paper! Of course, I do double wrap them since they ship Parcel Post. I figure I get about a 42% markup from what I pay for them, which isn't bad, esp since I buy them at a big box retailer. I do have the lowest price on If I raise my price by $10 (to the 2nd lowest cost), I can earn nearly 60%, but will I still sell so many (I've sold 5 so far) and so quickly? I like a quick ROI.

What Are These?

I've seen alot of Star Wars figures & collectibles in my day. There's little that I haven't seen or know how to find. But in my recent Craigslist winning, I got these Japanese figures and I can't track down any info on them. A little help?

Good ole' UPS, FedEx, and USPS

Tallahassee home to Colorado springs is quite a drive, but it was so wonderful to pull up to our house. EBay, craigslist, my grandparents, and myself had filled our entry-way with a dozen odd packages, some of which have not even been opened yet.
The house is in order, the suitcases are unpacked, the dogs and cat are settled back in, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the fridge is stocked. My office is the last obstacle. Half the shipments need to be opened, catalogued, and eBayed. I have a whole box of clone troopers waiting to go under the gavel. Laura Anne's presents need wrapping. 140+ star wars/LOTR cards need a new album & pages to go in. Etc etc. Its a little overwhelming.

Included in the brown cardboard hoard: EE exclusive Republic Elite Forces (i have yet to open), a clearance ($6) Itchy & Scratchy Cape Feare box set to go with Ironic Punishment, a box of Samurai Jack trading cards, and--well this just arrived--but the accidental purchase of Medicom's RAH B…

Ready Made

One of my new favorite magazines is Ready Made, a DIY 'zine. Last issue was this cool modern bowl that I'm planning on doing this month:

by Paul Schifinophoto Photo credit: Aya Brackett
Mold a modernist bowl from construction-site refuse
Orange construction netting
Wok lid
Aluminum foil
3 small flowerpots
Oven mitts

1. I once saw a bowl made from melted toy soldiers in ReadyMade, and I figured I could make a nice “woven” bowl by applying the same principle here. The first thing I did was cut two circles, 19" in diameter, out of construction netting.

2. My wok lid had a nice shape to it, so I removed the wooden knob and covered the outside with aluminum foil.

3. With the rack in the lowest position, I set three small flowerpots in the center of my oven and placed the lid on top.

4. I turned on the oven, and when it hit 400°, I carefully centered the two pieces of netting on top of the wok.

5. With the oven door…

Fishing II

Made it up to Tallahassee last night. Staying in a Towne Place Suites. Studio room. Clean, affordable. But no breakfast. However, that meant that this morning we got up and went to 1) Krispy Kreme 2) Starbucks 3) McDonalds to get our fill.

Local Colorado Springs artist, and Neighbor Numero Uno, Rick Albertsondid a little photo touch up: