Monday, December 30, 2013
I actually refer to these various lists for my own purposes and posting them on the blog itself actually helps. Just move along, this is for me.
Sea U 51 - Denver 64 Key WAC 1-12-13
Worlds largest snowball fight 1-12-13 Seattle Center
DECA Region 3 Judge at the Meydenbauer Center - 1-10-12
Emerald City Comicon March 1-3 + 2/28 and 2/17 & badges and Core Team January, Celeb Ops
MFR 5513 plus mtg 4-6
Clang Kickstarter 4-29
tedxseattle 62313 multiple days and meetings - Volunteer Team Manager
Street Food Festival 81013 (eve plus mtg)
PAX 7 days Enforcer
RCCC 3 days Henchman
GGC Fri event and all day Sat as attendee
AngelHack 11-2/3 via p@L
Bonza Bash NYE - Fremont Arts Center
I failed to see a Seattle Storm game this season, for the first time, or an MLS regular season SSFC game.
Seattle Sounders FC 3 UANL Tigres 1 CCL Qtrs 2nd Leg 3-12-13 CLink
SSFC 0 Santos Laguna 1 4-2-13 CLink
USA 2 Panama 0 WCQ 6-11-13 CLink
WSU 1 UW 0 Pac-12 Women 11-8-13 Husky Field
Seattle Mariners 3 Houston Astros 8 4-10-13 Completed MLB
Seattle Mariners 2 Toronto Blue Jays 7 8-6-13 King's Court
Seattle Mariners 0 Milwaukie Brewers 10 8-10-13 Griffey HOF
The Little Mermaid 3-22-13 Re-Bar
One Man Star Wars Trilogy April 2013 Triple Door
Star Crossed May 2013 Annex
The Bloody Banquet - Ballard
The Doubleclicks at Wayward Coffee House 2x
Behind the Blue Door ReBar August
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Volunteer Park - Greenstage
Neverwhere - 11-9-13 Cornish Theatre Seattle Center
Coney Island Christmas 11-29-13 BAT 12-14-13 Pop Up Museum BAT Fundraiser 12-23
The Davanos LRH 3-10-13 33113 may/june
Knut Bell LRH 3-29-13
tdr lrh 49 1029
kk ml 915
2nd Annual Dammit Liz Holiday Special 120213
Star Trek into darkness
Iron Man 3 2x
The Great Gatsby
Much Ado About Nothing
The World's End
Thor The Dark World
WHS 42 Mariner 0
WHS 21 Eastlake 24
WHS 0 Bothell 35
Gamma World Rulebook (Settlers of Catan and Ticket To Ride)
- A common theme of 2013 is gaming books. Some of these rulebooks are huge and noteworthy and some of them will be listed here. Gamma World is a game I dabbled in back in the day and have found a new version of and look forward to playing again.
Magic Bullet Cookbook
- A second theme of the last year or two are cookbooks. I am reading a lot of these.
7th Sigma by Steven Gould
- Gould remains one of my favorite writers. As usual, this is a solid world that has layers that unfold.
The Strain by David Lapham
- I will list notable graphic novels and collections.
Shade by Steven Gould
- In the Jumper universe.
Impulse by Steven Gould
- In the Jumper universe.
Three Samurai Cats
- I end up reading a lot of kids books as a teacher and list the noteworthy ones here.
Age of Apocalypse
- Graphic novel collection. Marvel has continued this alternate universe.
- Gatecrash Players Guide
- The players guides for each MTG release are handy.
- I have ended up just reading this series as it is collected.
- I love the works of Allred and that has now led me to FF.
Chu by Neil Gaiman
- It's Neil. I read it. Some day I will stop lying to him.
Down The Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
- I read his Fables stuff, grabbed this as a result.
Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour by Simon Kuper
- Looking at how the Dutch are revisiting the role of their country in the events of WWII through the lens of soccer.
King Tut Exhibit
- I have an Egyptology habit. After going to the Tut exhibit this is a book that looks at the general history of ancient Egypt and the exhibit itself.
The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver
- This guy focuses on what data means, not what he wants it to mean.
Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham and Jim Fern
- These Fables graphic novels are continually awesome.
My Inner Bimbo by Sam Kieth
- Sometimes I really have no idea what I am reading when it comes to Kieth's work.
Cats by Jennie Breeden
- I bought this at ECCC the day my cat passed away.
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
- His Twitter feed has become must reading.
Myth Adventures by Phil Foglio
- Bought this at ECCC and it was a fun read.
- A dancing friend that blogs. Her blog writings collectively add up to what I hope will one day be a collection.
Cascadia Clash: Sounders versus Timbers by Geoffrey C. Arnold
- My first Sounders game was a win over PDX when I was 8. 'nuff said.
Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
- Identity. Gender roles. Exploitation. Good scifi.
Sour Cream Cookbook
- Oh, the things you can make.
The Boys v12
- A solid finish to a good series.
Dragon's Maze Players Guide
- The end of the RtR block.
- The version 4 book has been useful, but Next is on its way.
Ten Little Zombies
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
- Basically, be practical, but also never stop doing.
- I now will be even better at Trivial Pursuit.
Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide by Mr. Boston et al
- My kitchen would not be complete without this book I got as a gift.
Hero's Handbook: Tieflings by Jeff LaSala
- I am playing a Tiefling Warlord and this book helped with playing in character.
1991 Aerostar Owners Guide
- And I have needed to know too much about this vehicle already.
The Devil's Panties (Volume 1) by Jennie Breeden
- I heart Jennie and reading the collected volumes are awesome. Looking forward to the Devil Girl doll next year from the Kickstarter campaign.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
- First Dresden book. I thought I would like this more. It's good and sets the table, but I have to believe the follow ups that do not need the world building will be better.
Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman
- Not all eras have been ruled by Puritans.
- A book on conversations related to death and a good reminder.
M14 Player's Guide
- Slivers are fun.
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
- Good idea. Interesting script.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
- Since I am watching the new show I went back and read the original. There are reasons this has survived the ages, it is an interesting read.
Irish Pub Cooking
- I have a dream. I want to sit in a pub in Dublin and eat pub food with a Guinness.
The Lay of the Eastern King by Patrick Rothfuss
- Epic poems are actually a tough read for me, even if meant as tongue in cheek as this one.
Coney Island Christmas by Donald Margulies
Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts
- It's Douglas Adams' wit even if through the filter of another writer. As I delve in to the world of The Doctor, books like this will become more common.
Theros Players Guide
- A bunch of new mechanics and creature types.
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
- The dynamic duo.
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
- The 2nd of what will apparently be 3 books about The Governor.
Tiny Quest Starring Princess Sassafras by Matt Youngmark
- Teeny tiny book. Former editor of mine.
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- Neil never fails to be visual with words.
William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
- I did not merely enjoy the world of Harry Potter, I enjoyed Rowling's writing. So, I had to give this a look see.
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
- The thirteenth and final Sookie novel.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
- I happen to enjoy reading Gladwell and enjoy how he links things together.
The Bordello Cookbook by Jo Foxworth
- Stories and recipes
Doctor Who - Character Encyclopedia by Annabel Gibson, Moray Laing and Jason Loborik
Inferno by Dan Brown- Better than the last one, not as good as the first too, but the constant mini lectures and exposition gets a bit tedious.
Sex With Kings: 500 years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
- The power and influence and yet completely tenuous world.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Triple Door
December 2, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I forgot to check the numbers right away and when I did a few days later I did not get a single number. Poof, a dollar is gone and I am not actually paying off everything I owe and shopping for a condo downtown. This is not nearly as much fun as they would lead one to believe. So, I cannot speak to when I will ever actually go and buy another ticket. Who knows?
That same week at a different Freddie's I tossed a pack of M14 Magic cards into the cart and when I opened them there was a foil variant Mutavault card in the pack. The current as of this posting value on the card I pulled is forty bucks and going up.
Magic cards are a better return than lottery tickets in my experience.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
November 8, 2013
Seattle, WA - Husky Soccer Field
PAC-12 Regular Season
In a week when Liverpool lost to Arsenal and PDX ousted the Rave Green from the playoffs a Cougar victory over the Dawgs makes this ex-Cougar goalkeeper coach feel a little better as a soccer fan.
Also, it has now been a decade since UW won a game in this series, sort of like the Dawgs and Ducks in football. 7-0-3 over the past decade.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013
There have been times in the recent past that Howard has stood up for things that I consider important and interesting. I generally dislike corporate political posturing but when he was called out he answered back at a shareholder. He has stones.
Yes, he screwed up when the team was sold. Whether he really thought the assholes from OKC would really move the team or just flip it, I don't know or care anymore. He basically took his ball and went home. On this blog I have ranted a number of times in the past about this topic. It still sucks, but I still want to be able to enjoy the NBA and some good coffee.
I actually met him in 02. He is generally a good guy and that came across to me as we discussed his teams.
A few months back it looked like the years without the NBA would be over and so I should be looking forward to attending a game and watching a new arena being built. That didn't happen. I was really bummed when I was reading up on the upcoming season. It was like a second sucker punch.
But, I decided while having a cup of coffee at the original store, that I was past being upset at Howard. I have ranted and whatnot, but I like the coffee. This is a bit of a ramble but the bottom line is that I do not like being angry.
So, even though I should be (could be, whatever) celebrating another season of Sonics basketball, I have decided to stop being pissed about it. It is doing me no good.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Being a native and someone who spends a lot of time in town and has enjoyed Pike Place forever, I really have generally ignored the existence of The Gum Wall until recently even though it has been there for many years now.
It is about as disgusting as it sounds and looks, which is as it should be.
I feel sorry for the wall on the other side of the alley that someone tries to keep clean.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013
So, I win some games now and then with the decks I build. However, i recently have managed to make a red white deck that is ferocious enough and comes out fast enough often enough to actually place and be playing for and winning prizes in recent tournaments.
Part of me is happy about that. It's nice to do well. But, it is also odd to suddenly be 2-0 in the third round against another 2-0 and be playing for stuff. The social aspect of gaming and the competitive juices do come out. I still had fun. It was nice to get respect from the guys who could not imagine how my deck was so good and to then discuss the deck build with them. It was also nice to earn some store credit and packs from that success.
I had come to the conclusion that I was a pretty good limited player and have had some success with that, but I had written off the notion of doing well in Standard Constructed because of the reasons stated above. It was nice to be a little wrong.