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Best. App. Ever.

I bought/downloaded the Battlestar Galactica Cylon Detector App for my iPod Touch and felt immediate buyers remorse. Then I started playing with it and it is so much fun. I’ve tested literally every face in my iPod already. I’ll post about my findings later, once I’ve replaced my family’s faces with those of well known celebrities (gotta keep the secret identity intact ya know), but for now I have a truly great example of why this app rocks.

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Weird Dream…

So not a proper blog post, but no Microblogging service can contain the magnitudinal weirdness of this dream.

I was working at “Revision3” which is in quotes because I have seen video of Revision3 and the place in the dream was nothing like Revision3, but in the dream it was.  Bruce Banner, this other Guy, and I have a show on Revision3 (no clue what it was about, but it had to be awesome) and we have this Secretary and we never remember her birthday.  I get to work and the guys have rotated everything on the “Diggnation Set” (Diggnation isn’t filmed on a set) 90 degrees.  And I know Kevin and Alex are going to be pissed about this, but no one is going to be as pissed as Gary Vaynerchuck, who is going to Vayner-shank us (I can’t even think Vayner-shank without giggling maniacally, nor do I know exactly what a Vayner-shank implies, but in the dream it was freakin’ terrifying) anyway so I start yelling at the guys to come out and move all this stuff back or Gary is going to Vayner-shank us, when all of a sudden Gary pops up and I FREAK OUT.  I freak out by stapling my script excessively and running into out office, which seems pretty tame, but I tell you my dream self was scared for her dream life.  For the rest of the  dream Gary keeps popping up and I am sure he is going to Vayner-shank me (he never does, but I’m still scared the whole time).

When I get into the office the Secretary whose birthday we always forget shows up, I go back in time and relive the whole dream from her perspective (she really wants me to be Vayner-shanked) and then the dream pans over me and the guys sitting on the couch and on the end, but it’s a completely different couch, is Gary and I think this finally scares the dream guys because the next thing I know we’re all trying to switch the diggnation furniture, because now we have to replace the old furniture with identical new furniture (none of which has ever appeared on an episode of diggnation) and we’re moving the old Victorian fish tank when I look through and I see Bruce and his heart is racing and he’s wearing the exact orange hoodie he wore in the movie and he starts to Hulk out (Duh, I ❤ Hulk, Hulk would be in my dream) and then Gary shows up and is totally gonna Vayner-shank me and then I’m back in the Secretary’s point of view and she is really glad that I’m going to be Vayner-shanked and then my Dad woke me up and I will never know what happens next, but I think there are some clear lessons to be had from this dream:

  • Always remember your Secretary’s Birthday
  • Never go into show business with someone whose physical state is entirely dependent on their emotions
  • Don’t prank Diggnation

and,

  • Gary Vaynercuck is terrifying.

Stop the internet now, I need to get off.

Notes before I go:

  1. I totally think Gary is a great person and I don’t think he would actually Vayner-shank anyone (unless I’m only saying that because he would Vayner-shank me otherwise, but I’m not)
  2. I know that most of you come here for knitting content, but I’m knitting a Clapotis and 3/4 of the knitters on the internet have knit one, so you don’t necessarily need to see mine, and I’m not making much progress anyway. However, I have some content for you:  This is my Loopy Ewe Gift Pack (won in their 2 year anniversary contest, Thank You Sheri!!!) with a really cute Red Tote (with a tag I just found reading “Sock Yarns don’t count as stash”), skein of All Things Heather in Lotus, and my very first skein of Woolmeise (Woolmeise!!!!!) I am so pleased and I really love the tote.
  3. I think it is funny that the same night I dream of Hulk, Matt Fraction dreams of Dr. Doom.  I haven’t even started working at Marvel yet, but I have already been plugged into the Marvel subconscous that actually controls the world (I don’t write Hulk, nor am I in any position to ever write Hulk, but if I were to write Hulk, we would see him Hulk Out through an ornate fish tank).

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Summer… at last?

School’s over, finally.  Second semester really kicked my butt this year, everything was pretty brutal but Creative Writing was the worst because I did so much writing for it that it took away all my drive to write elsewhere (like here or the chum) and no matter how badly I wanted to write my chum column or a blog post I just didn’t have it in me.  It was also pretty defeatist because I really am not meant to write fiction that literature snobs will like.  I’ll stick to popular fiction, where my desire to blow things up is seen as indulging my audience’s desire for excitement rather than a precursor to a murderous rampage across campus (imaginary violence is the next tobacco, mark my words).  On the bright side, my other classes were pretty good, my business law class actually has me re-thinking the path of my entire life (I did unexpectedly well).  Between doing well in law, hating creative, and my failure to actually do anything for the Chum being a lawyer seems easy, and more up my alley than publishing.

Speaking of the Chum, man, ch-ch-ch-changes going on over there.  I’m the new Online/Technical editor, which is nice, but I’ve always been wary of being labeled the tech-head and it’s not great for that.  I am the most webbish of the lot of us, so it makes sense, but I’d hate to get pigeonholed into something that isn’t really my strong suit.  Of course, I did build a pretty wicked sweet twitter bot today, entirely from the ground up, so I’m not too bad at the job, it’s just not the most ideal thing in the whole wide world.

I would say “speaking of the most ideal thing in the whole wide world” here, but I think it’s time to cut to the chase.  As you might know from the title of this blog and everything, I kinda like reading, and as it is summer the really god thing is that I have a lot of time to read, nothing else that I have to read (a problem during school) and I usually end up with a pretty good stock of books to read in summer.  So anyway, in order to try and make myself write on this blog/read more in general this summer I’m gonna gush about every book I read here on the blog. Not review outright, because I don’t want it to be a review thing, but more chronicle my feelings about what I’m reading.  I’m going to try and avoid rereading anything I read this summer (which means I read what I want, including stuff I’ve already read, but not gush about anything twice, except for one exception I’ll get to when/if it happens), and I am not going to gush over single issues of the comics that I read, but I will count trades and/or reading whole arcs together (like 5+ issues) but I will try and at least list the comics I buy each week.   Along with knitting and talking comics I think I should be able to have enough gushing to do to update 5 days a week or so, I’ve got a 4 book backlog to get through already and there are so many books that I want to read that content shouldn’t be a problem (and if it is I’ll do a series on every podcast that I listen to). The fun starts tomorrow, see ya then!

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