Thursday, August 25, 2011


So who's freaking out about Hurricane Irene coming up the coast? From my position it could potentially be a problem but it'll be reduced as it'll have to travel up the coast to get to us. Still, this could be the worst storm NY has seen in decades.

Here’s the problem with living in NY, on an island, during a hurricane. Evacuation would be a clusterfuck of death. Clusterfuck. Of death. There’s one way off this island and that’s, over a bridge, right through the city. Wanna wager a guess at the odds of a smooth evacuation of MILLIONS of people rushing frantically to get out of the city? Yeeeeaaaahhhh. I’m going with it’d be safer to bunker down in my apartment and wait out the weather.

Though, I’d rather not be alone if the world is ending.

World ending? So far this week we’ve had an earthquake, a very suspicious sonic boom, and now a hurricane. Maybe it’s all coincidence, but I DON’T BELIEVE IN COINCIDENCE!!!! Ok, that’s an outright lie, I totally believe in coincidence, which this most likely is. But if it starts raining toads or flocks of birds start smashing into my windows, I’m gonna be peeved.  Because let's face it, if it IS the apocalpse, there's absolutely nothing to be done for it.

I’ll probably go out this weekend and buy extra cat food for my lovey, and supplies to make dinner for Friend and the wife this weekend but that’s about all I can bring myself to do. OH! And stock up on natural disaster movies! What better way to stave off worrying about dying from a massive natural disaster than to watch other people freaking out about dying from massive natural disasters?!? Hush. My logic is flawless.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Geekery x10

It's done. One of them at least. Ok, maybe it's not totally done. I still need to add some acrylic highlighting to really give it some depth but my first light saber.... is complete. It's fully functional. The blades are 36" poly-carbonate tubing. It's equipped with a red (obviously) LED.  I've never worked with sculpting epoxy before and thus it is a little rough, but you can see what I was going for. A very natural, twisted, almost alive kind of organic saber hilt. The next one will be better: remember I wield dual shoto so I must have another.....