I have two very important announcements to make in this post.
The first one is a recession tip for thrifty folks with a sweet tooth (myself included.) I present exhibit A:
See that dollop of frosting and sprinkles? That has been abandoned by the buyer of the donut and is now up for grabs to the fortunate individual who finds it. Go on, take it, just be sure to use a tissue.
My second announcement is a little larger. The BLS just reported that the average employed American now works 33 hours in a week. All those furloughs have brought us to the shortest work week since these figures have been recorded, 1964.
Because of this, I have decided that any friends who come to visit me in Seattle are allegable to apply for a tax rebate up to $50. That’s right, I’ll reimburse you for the tax that you spend while visiting me. You’ll get a bonus $5 if you bring a skateboard.
Wondering if you qualify for the rebate?
Have we ever gone swimming together?
Have we ever shared a pizza pie?
Have you ever pretended to be interested in my LOST theories?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, pack your bags. See you soon.
When I heard about the Shaun of the Dead screening at the Fremont Outdoor Movies, I didn’t think it could get any better. Then when I heard that the organizers were also going to try to break the Guinness World Record for mass zombie walk, I was even more excited. Flash forward to last Friday (huh?) and you will witness me, gleefully perched on the pad of asphalt, taking in the sights; zombie cheerleaders, zombie pirates, even zombie babies. Night Zero was there, so was S.G. Brown. As soon as the “Thriller” dance started I thought to myself “boy, there’s no way I could look back on this evening and be dissappointed!” Then they fired up the projector, surprise, the image is totally out of focus. I mentioned it to someone at the projector and was assured “it’s focused all the way.” What on earth does that mean? Even after bringing one of them closer to the screen, they still failed to know what to do.
The funny part is that I instantly recognized the projector. My old friend the Canon LV-7575. And let me tell you, if you know my friend LV-7575, you know that his stock lens has a focus range of 3′ to 29′, anything closer or further is simply going to be out of acceptable focus! The projector had to have been double that distance from the screen. It definitely makes me think that the whole situation was poorly thought out. If you want your image to be a certain size, do some research to find out what projector and lens can accomplish it. I would certainly prefer having a smaller screen, as long as it was focused properly, especially while watching a movie with so many hilarious details as SOTD.
I hope this post made you feel absolutely awful, just so I can lift your spirits with the following photograph:
Hope you all had a good holiday weekend.
I still haven’t replaced my hard drive, so here’s a picture of a pony I took.
Hey, I’m on Failblog! That probably makes me the most famous person you know! Click this link, I’m in the bottom picture…Don’t see me? That’s my black and red backpack on the right. HA! Failblog hosted a get-together at King’s Hardware in Ballard, which is just across the bridge from where I live. They have skeeball and a burger with peanut butter and bacon on it!
It may sound a little “fruity” (sorry, couldn’t resist), but I finally took advantage of the wild invasive Himalayan blackberries that have been plaguing the northwest region. Make jam is actually about as easy as making Ramen, which is where my cooking ability starts to taper off. Believe it or not, I didn’t even use the full amount of sugar that the recipe recommended, and it’s still pretty sweet. Jam turned out to be a very budget friendly thing for me to make, which most of you know is how I roll.
On a totally unrelated topic, I attended BrickCon 2008 a few weeks ago. You may be able to assume, it’s a convention dedicated to Lego creations. I got a few good pictures, but my camera is in Ashlinn’s glove box. I’ll post them soon.
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That was the reaction I got from one of the guys I am working for when he found out I was leaving for Seattle. This is also probably news to you guys as well. Portland is great, and I am enjoying my time here, but I applied for and received a position at a cool grip and lighting rental company in Seattle. Shortly after this, he gave me a $50 gift card for a restaurant in Beaverton. He said I was the only person cheap enough to travel 25 minutes for a free meal (and it’s probably true.)
Regardless of the new job, the real reason I came here has to do with two things.
1. There is a Dunkin’ Donuts here…There are none in Portland. I’m not making this up. It’s fact. You can’t just make up facts!
2. There’s an underwater Denny’s restaurant…or at least that’s what this Google Map is trying to tell me.
If an underwater 24 hour restaurant can survive in this city, than I am meant to be here.
Other bonuses are the huge room in the house I just moved in to, the REI flagship store, my 1.7 mile commute, and the Xbox 360 that was already here, ready for me to play it.
Ashlinn helped me find furniture around Seattle to set up my new room. I got a desk for $1, a free shelf, and a plastic mat to put underneath my bike (it’ll be wet from the Seattle rain!) I also got a brand new free tire, so I am using it as my desk chair:
That’s all I can tell you about Seattle for now. Once I get a little more settled in I can probably relay some better stories about it. Until then…
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