Monday, November 28, 2016

The streak came to an end

I first ran the Seattle Marathon as a full in 1998.

Every Sunday after Thanksgiving for 18 years I completed the full.  That meant I handled Thanksgiving and the days after in a very particular way for many years.

This year it became clear that I could not do the race in a healthy way and finally gave in to the streak ending.

So, this morning, I can easily get out of bed and move around, instead of probably taking the day off from work.

Today begins the training for next year.   The possibility of a make up race in June is real.  I still want to get to 26 full marathons and complete a Marathon Maniacs qualification.

But, just as The Undertaker saw The Streak end at 21, so ended mine at 18.

Monday, November 07, 2016

RIP Holly the Turtle

I got her in January 1991.

Nov 4, 2016 she rested.

Holly the Turtle, RIP.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Tailored clothes

Another new bespoke suit. This tailored clothes thing is worth it. comes through again.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mushkin is getting too famous

Patsy Walker Hellcat #10
(letters page)

First letter I can recall ever having in a Marvel comic.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

The King of Sensible Castle (for the next three minutes)

King Jeffrey the Hungry

Royal Herald


September 26, 2016
2:09 pm CDT


September 26, 2016
2:12 pm CDT

Royal Title

King Jeffrey the Hungry

Royal Decrees

2:09 PM
All my subjects should celebrate today with Corn Pops, fried chicken, mangoes, and root beer.

2:10 PM
Everybody dance now.

2:11 PM
Create. Perform. Read. Play. Educate. Learn. Game. Love. Experience.

(Thanks to Cards Against Humanity)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Dear Formerly New Sonics Ownership Group (#9)

Dear Formerly New Sonics Ownership Group (#9)

I haven't written in a while Clay.  It felt like bad timing and taste to comment when the other major half of the ownership group passed.  It felt like it was too soon when your team landed in the finals a few years ago.  It was shocking when KD signed an extension at one point.  It was kind of piling on when your team had an epic collapse this year. But, KD leaving is what I always predicted would happen.

He is still in the prime years of an NBA career and that will not be in OKC.

In the NBA, teams recover eventually, but it takes a long time. It will be a dark decade there before another free agent of any class looks at OKC and thinks anything other than KD left because that team is not set up for a run at a title.

So, Clay. This is what I long have expected would happen if and when KD really hit the open market.  He would leave. 

OKC fans don't deserve this.  They are not at fault.  If anything, it appears that they have done nothing but embrace the team.  KD had a near decade in OKC and is choosing a different path.  He is also doing it the right way, from all indications.  Leaving a franchise is something that it is totally okay for a player to do when they sit and mull over multiple offers. OKC fans will likely never view this rationally that way, but it really is the case.

Seattle will now be as likely to win a title as OKC, and we still don't have a team after a decade. Let the hopeless decade begin in OKC.

Practicing forms at home with wooden swords

Shii Choo form

We are actually learning forms people have taken from the Star Wars universe.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

IMDB page now up and running

So, I finally figured out how to do this and now have an IMDB page for my small but growing number of acting credits.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Soundcloud page up and running

Soundcloud page is up and running.

I have taken the audio from Clever Girl (Roadrunner) and the Driving in the Rain film I made and started the page.

The plan is now to record audio of a good deal of my published, and even a little of my non-published or blog, writing.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

On sale and on the shelf

We are live on The Game Crafter.

We are on the shelf at Subspace Comics in Lynnwood, WA.

We are in the lending library at Card Kingdom / Cafe Mox.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

The other side

Finding October
Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival 2016

We had our two screening at SIFF.  At both, there was a good turnout of film fans that just wanted to see the film and were not otherwise connected to us.

Also, we were brought up after the screenings to q&a with a moderator and the audience.

I work with actors at cons.  They have people coming up to them all the time.  They take questions on stage.  They pose for pics on the red carpet in front of banners. On a smaller scale than dealing with a franchise of fans i have now experienced the other side of that. The experience will definitely affect how I work those situations in the future. Amazing to experience this.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Learning some "saber"

It's not "Jedi School". 

Thursday, May 05, 2016

One does what is necessary

One does what is necessary.

Broken glasses.

OLD frames that could not be saved.

3D movie glasses with the lenses popped out.

Some black clay type stuff (actually Crayola).

And, now I see in 3D until the new ones come in later in the week.

Of course, I will have to put 3D glasses over these to see the Civil War screening tonight, but so be it.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Words Official Selection & SIFF

The words "Official Selection" and "Seattle International Film Festival" were not things I really ever planned to be able to put on my resume.  But, I will take it.

Screenings are May 30 at 6PM at Shoreline CC and June 2 at 830PM at Uptown.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It is weird how life plays out

(Iron Maiden at the Tacoma Dome 4-11-16)

I have noted before in a Duran Duran piece how weird it is that Jason and I became friends later in life as opposed to while in school.

Yet, here it is all these years later and we have attended Iron Maiden together, to go along with the Duran Duran show in 05.  We have now attended these years later, not back in the day in high school.

Life is weird.

Life is good.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Educating one barista at a time

Espresso Con Panna
Upside Down

Starbucks floats the whip cream on top and it looks pretty.  Others do the same.

But, I now ask for it "upside down" because it actually drinks better that way.

And, one barista at a time I will get this changed to being normal.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Actual goosebumps

Loreena McKennitt
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA
March 26, 2016

A concert that gave me actual goosebumps.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reading Log 2015

The Siren Suicides 1 by Ksenia Anske
Man in White by Johnny Cash
Peterson Ruling
Luis Figo Manifesto (FIFA)
500 Days: What I Learned From The Moment That Changed Everything by Steve Zakuani
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
Infinity Bell by Devon Monk
Fate Reforged Players Guide
Moon by
The Siren Suicides 2 by Ksenia Anske
The Siren Suicides 3 by Ksenia Anske
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman
Rat Queens TPB 1& 2
Dragons of Tarkir Players Guide
Nobel Peace Prize Speech by Jimmy Carter
"Deflategate" Report
The Ghost of My Father by Scott Berkun
Gay Marriage Ruling SCOTUS
Scotland History
DnD Fifth Edition
Ravnica by Cory J. Herndon
Seattle Survival Guide
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 by
Guildpact by Cory J. Herndon
Crucible Zero by Devon Monk
Dissension by Cory J. Herndon
GödelEscherBach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
Pope Francis transcript of speech to US Congress
Fiasco Rule Book
Mr. Munchausen: An Account of Some of His Recent Adventures by John Kendrick Bangs
A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety by Jimmy Carter
Changeling The Lost Rule Book
Firefly script for heart of Gold episode
Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe by Robert Aspirin & George Takei
Lock In by John Scalzi
Welcome to Night Vale by Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink
Magic Origins Players Guide
Battle for Zendikar Players Guide
The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
Neil Gaiman Humble Bundle(all of the things)
Scalzi 6 short stories
Sparkle Hayter 2 short stories
Back Lash by Devon Monk

Ephemera 2015

The annual Ephemera posts continue to be weird listing of things I have done over a year.  years ago I started working on a project, and going through old scrapbooks and ticket stubs and programs led to some lists.  I have continued this on the blog because it is a reference for things for me.

1-1 Resolution Run 5k - Magnuson Park (Polar Bear Plunge)

CLink Tour
Kangaroo Farm
Space Needle
Gates Foundation
Stu Cabe assembly (OV 1026)
Mourning Market
FSM (regularly)

Reign FC Stuff + Kit 3-31, training x2, 13 Memorial matches, 2 Sport viewing parties - PDX Final

S2 SCT @ The Ninety 3-13
WWC Final @ The Ninety 7-5
Tifo work CLink 9-13
USA 1 Nigeria 0 6-16 BC Place
Manchester United 1 America 0 7-17 CLink
Sounders FC 4 Orlando City SC 0 8-16 CLink
USA 1 v Brasil 1 10-21 CLink
Sounders FC 3 RSL 1 10-25 CLink (Mike McCready national anthem)
WSU 3 v UW 1 11-5 Husky Field

KK/MegaRan/Danimal Cannon 2-4 Subspace Comics

Davanos LRH 2-22
Celtic Thunder 3-8 The Paramount
Kracklefest @ Hard Rock 3-28
June 7 LRHDakota Poorman plus three Wednesdays w/ Raineros variations
Halestorm - Showbox Sodo June 9
Marian Call 7-28 Rendezvous
Terman Shanks/The Cussers - Victory 9-4

2-18 Ignite Seattle (Volunteer)

PAX South - January
ECCC - March
Galacticon - Sunday
AngelHack - Sunday
PAX Prime - August
Taco Libre 5-2
Ignite 5-20
GGC 10-10/11
Night Vale 4-25 The Neptune
The Phantom 5-9 The Paramount
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque 9-19 Showbox Market
Censorship is a Drag - Neighbors 9-26
Frye Museum - Pan exhibit 2-28
Burke Museum - Seahawks Mask 3-5
EMP - Star Wars 9-4 * several EMP as member
Neil Gaiman 4-17 Meany Hall
Jimmy Carter TPB 7-28
Daniel Bryan TPB 7-30
Scalzi 10-24 TPL
Welcome to Night Vale October 27 Town Hall w/ Hank Green
Jet City Comic Show - Halloween Weekend
WSU 38 v ASU 24 Dads Weekend 11-7
Apple Cup WSU 10 UW 45 11-27 Husky Stadium

Leon - Central 1-12
Secretary - Central 2-9

Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Big Hero 6
Jupiter's Ascending
Into The Woods *(x2)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mr. Holmes
The Empire Strikes Back - Triple Door
The Martian
SW7: The Force Awakens (2x)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Road trip to match the journey of this computer

I would love to take this trip to match what my little C.H.I.P. computer took to get to me.

Delivered, PO Box

2016-02-18 09:15 am

Lynnwood, WA

Sorting Complete

2016-02-18 09:13 am

Lynnwood, WA

Arrived at Post Office

2016-02-18 05:58 am

Lynnwood, WA

Departed USPS Facility

2016-02-18 03:05 am

Federal Way, WA

Arrived at USPS Destination Facility

2016-02-17 09:14 pm

Federal Way, WA

Accepted at USPS Destination Sort Facility

2016-02-17 07:59 pm

Seattle, WA

Departed Shipping Partner Facility

2016-02-16 05:17 pm

Las Vegas, NV

Arrived Shipping Partner Facility

2016-02-15 10:29 am

Las Vegas, NV

Departed Shipping Partner Facility

2016-02-11 10:02 am

York, PA

Received in destination country

2016-02-11 08:48 am

Cheektowaga, NY

Arrived Shipping Partner Facility

2016-02-11 08:43 am

York, PA

Picked Up by Shipping Partner

2016-02-04 03:01 am

Buffalo, NY

Crossing border and in transit to carrier hub

2016-02-04 02:21 am

Hong Kong, HON

Scanned at Landmark crossdock facility

2016-02-03 10:56 pm

Hong Kong, HON


2016-02-02 09:56 pm

Hong Kong, HON

Order packaged by warehouse

2016-02-01 08:04 pm

Hong Kong, HON

Shipment Data Uploaded

2016-02-01 12:32 pm

Hong Kong, HON

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