Friday, October 15, 2010

But where did I go?

You may have noticed that I haven't been updating my blog here for the past month. Well, I've been working on another project, and that's another blog!

Certainly Motivated! A Blog about comics, culture, and my random thoughts. This blog here will pretty much be abandoned, but everything interesting that I was doing with it will move over to Certainly Motivated. I'll still have pictures and web-videos, but there will also be article style updates as well. So whoever is following me here, just switch over and follow me there.

Love ya!

Dan

Monday, August 30, 2010

Last post of August - So long summer!




August has gone by so fast that I've forgotten to post about it. Sorry for the lack of updates.

I watched Scott Pilgrim a second time, this time with friends. It was just as enjoyable the second viewing, and I'm glad I avoided watching trailers for this movie. Two of my favourite gags would have been ruined by a trailer that featured half of a scene. I hate how trailers do that.

Over the last two weeks I've been working and trying to get things sorted out for the next school year. I sold my Magic Cards to a guy from work, and that money helped me buy my gift to myself for a successful summer: 5.1 surround computer speakers and a 27” HD Viewsonic monitor.

I wanted to have a top-of-the-line monitor for once, so I spoiled myself. And when I saw how well it worked with my games, I soiled myself. I started playing Half Life 2 with the entire system, and it's amazing. In the beginning of the game you're wandering around a city with no weapons, but you can still pick things up and throw them. There I was running around throwing bottles at soldiers and then running away, and I could hear their footsteps behind me as I ducked around corners. Good times.

One of the highlights of my work week was when we drove out to Epcor's Genesse power plant. There was a stretch of road about half a kilometer long, and about seven metres wide that we needed to treat. Since one swatch is between four and five metres, it would have taken a long time to drive over the whole thing twice, even with me spraying while Logan drove. So I fulfilled a dream that I've been nourishing since I started work. I looped both hoses around my torso, gunslinger style, and dual wielded both spray guns. It's a lot harder than it looks, especially when using the left arm. But I looked totally awesome. Our safetay watch called me Rambo. Awesome.

Snack Time



Deliverance



Hot Kool-Aid

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Batman, Edmonton, and Space Ghost

I'll just start you off with an amazing webseries that I recently discovered: How to, Batman!



There's a whole lot of these things, and their each brilliant in their simplicity.

I watched Scott Pilgrim vs the World on one of my rain days this week, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was bizzare, funny, and spastic. Even though I wasn't a fan of the books, I loved this movie.



Have you ever enjoyed a trailer and then watched a movie, and the movie was terrible because the person who edited the trailer had a better sense of comedic timing than the editor of the movie? Not the case here. The ENTIRE movie is cut as energetically as a trailer, and even more so in key moments. If you liked the trailer, WATCH THIS MOVIE. If this trailer gave you an urge to shoo neighborhood children from your lawn, avoid this movie.

On Saturday we had our work barbecue at the Edmonton Capitals/Tuscon Toros game. The Capitals lost, but I got to see my bosses drunk and I discovered that the Edmonton Capitals mascot looks exactly like Space Ghost.



My research seems to indicate the the Cap's mascot's name is “Razzle,” which is pretty lame. Dude, he's a super hero. Just call him “Captain Edmonton.” Or “The Capitalist.”

I attended Theo's Missionary farewell tour in Sherwood Park today. He's off to Colorado Springs Colorado for two years. Bye, Theo!

And for good measure, here's a video that Janice sent me. Exquisite in its subtlety.