Sunday, September 23, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Okay, that was a really lame attempt at a clever title. :(
Anyway, this is just a quick post to compare Gentle Giant's poor first attempt at painting something orange—the 2006 Utapau Clone Trooper mini bust—and their second attempt—the 2007 exclusive Commander Cody mini bust.
Not entirely the most impressive color matching display, is it?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
On Aug 29th my membership in the 501st Legion was approved, I am now TR-5283, Royal Guard to the Emperor. I've been out trooping twice, and will be going again on Saturday, for an awareness walk for kids with Down Syndrome.
Some pics from last Saturday's event - a carnival for kids with Autism. Photos taken by my lovely wife, who came along to see what all the fuss is about.
My daughter, Katie, sitting there being cute, playing with the dog somebody brought. Unfortunately, by the time we started taking pictures, she was already tired, so she wasn't smiling a whole lot - she's even cuter when she smiles. :D
The kid in the green shirt hugging Chewie eventually got that friendly with everyone else and WOULD NOT STOP HUGGING US. It got a little weird - he was a little too friendly, in my opinion, but I think he was a fairly severe case of autism. But, he was happy, which is why we do this.
Monday, September 10, 2007
What do you know? A non- Star Wars, non- Collecting related post, wow!
My back lawn finally got to the point that I needed to mow it. Once it starts eating cats and small dogs for nourishment you know it's time to cut it. Not that I mind if it eats a few dogs or cats - I just don't want it to get my 15 month old daughter.
Since it's been, oh I don't know, 3 months or so since I last mowed it, I decided it was time to take time out of my busy schedule - the one where I stay up late playing Tiberian Sun, and Neverwinter Nights - and ran over the back yard with a mower. Now, instead of looking like the jungle fauna from Jumangi, it looks like it was mowed by a deranged, blind, one-armed barber. Apologies to the blind, the one-armed, barbers, and the deranged.
Once my mower returns from visiting my parents house (whose mower is in a coma) I'll run over it again and make it look nice. I may even cut the front grass too, though it's only been 3 weeks since I did it last.