Thursday, November 01, 2007
howdy pardners. november is here! best month EVER. in addition to the many other things making the next thirty days lovely and important, i've signed on for NaBloPoMo, so you'll be hearing blogitudes from me EVERY DAY this month. for reals. so here's a report card of how november is shaping up so far:
the Good Hard Thump method - after several days of distress over the lack of cooperation from my scanner, i posted a bulletin asking for help from any techie people. most folks concluded that my flatbed friend had already outlived its life expectancy and i should just move on. the sagelike wisdom of H.B. suggested i not overlook the Good Hard Thump method, and i thought, "what the hell." so i mustered up the powers of Hellboy, Papelbon, and other turbo righthanded heroes, and gave the scanner a good solid punch with my fist. and it worked! punching my scanner into submission! = A
brand new redheaded baby! - my brother and his wife had a baby boy today, and his name is Will! (or William, but never Willie, this they are sure of.) he is over 9 lbs and he has bright red hair! welcome to the family, little buddy! another tiny baby to make softies for! = A+
the Long Way Home - well, the book of the first five issues of the Buffy Season 8 Comic came out yesterday, RedBeard picked it up after work and read it before bed, and i read it today over my morning coffee. OH MAN. and i only just finished watching the entire series a few weeks ago. some fans have been waiting years. there are still characters i don't really give a crap about, and i don't love the way they are drawing Giles, but damn if this doesn't take care of a big hankerin i've been having. it doesn't replace seeing the adventures an hour at a time, but it's still the shiny shiny brilliance of Joss Whedon, and for this i am thrilled. a whole bookshelf for our Whedonverse media! = A
shacks preparing to be shaken - my love for th' legendary shack*shakers is no secret, and i haven't seen them in forever! if you don't count this summer's appearance at Lebowskifest, which i don't, because it was outside, during the day, i haven't seen a shack*shakers show since April 2006, the show for which the fates brought BettyTurbo and RedBeard together again. so it's about damn time. they're playing in Chicago tonight, a welcome addition to my Calendar of Free Things To Do, (if you're not a VIP like me you'll have to shell out $15), so some of our aching saudades for Nashville will be temporarily alleviated. being on the guest list! = A
not bad, eh? stay tuned for more november goodness. you have 28 shopping days left till my birthday.