Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Blast From The Past

For a brief stint between VHS tapes and the introduction of CDs and DVDs, there was another way to enjoy your movies at home. It came in the form of an 11.81" diameter, two-sided disc called LaserDisc. LaserDisc didn't do so well in the American market, but the Japanese loved it.

LaserDisc was the forerunner technology to CDs and DVDs, even if a bit cumbersome. I've watched one LaserDisc in my life. It was in a middle school science class and the book had a LD that accompanied it.

So, on to the point of this post. I've been going through everything I own and throwing things that I don't need or want out in preparation for the move I'll be making across the country next year. Yes... I know... I'm jumping the gun, but what I do now means less to do then when I'm all in a tizzy about the wedding. It's been kind of therapeutic to get rid of useless shit. And, hey, we all need some therapy sometimes.

So, I'm just plowing through all this stuff when I come across something I got from a friend about five years ago. It entertains me to no end every time I find this thing again. I bet you've guessed by now that it's a LaserDisc of some sort.

Well, you're exactly right. It is a LaserDisc. In fact, it is Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal on LaserDisc.

I'm thinking about framing it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!

I'm getting back on schedule with this. The book I'm currently reading has my nose stuck... no make that glued to it. You know the drill, kids.

Your mission should you choose to accept:
1) Grab the book you are currently reading.
2) Open said book to a random page.
3) Post two sentences from that page (no spoilers, please).
4) List the page number, title, and author of the book.

"Our coquilles arrived, filled with a wonderful rich concoction of seafood seasoned with exotic Mediterranean spices. Something about a good meal and a full-bodied wine always seemed to make me truly relaxed and mellow--and to dull my survival instincts exactly when I needed them sharpest."

Page 434 of The Magic Cricle by Katherine Neville.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Have you ever been told that you remind people of someone? Did that someone happen to be a pseudo-comic book character. I say pseudo-comic book character because she was introduced in the animated series before being adapted into the comic books.

Have you guessed who she is?

Yep, I'm talking about Dr. Harleen Quinzel.

The other day is was at the botanical garden working for my internship (which is half over!) and the person I was working with this week told me that I remind him of Harley. Apparently, my bounciness reminds people of her. Want to know the funny part of that?

I'm planning to go as Harley for Samhain one year. I like to sew so I'd be making the costume myself. The trouble is that I can't decide if I want to go for the original unitard that she wears or go all out and go this route.

So, who have you been compared to?