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Picture meme Sep. 18th, 2008 @ 04:17 pm

Ganked from binxcat most recently
1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture
This is me, fried from reappointment paperwork.
Picture meme

Final product, hair and facial hair experiment Aug. 23rd, 2008 @ 06:46 pm
It's been a long day. I've been pondering this for a while, mostly because I noticed myself looking old and tired lately.

The beard is gone.
The hair is cut, much shorter.
The eyebrows are waxed (far less painful than I had anticipated).
And the hair is colored - this shot shows it best.

There's a fuller set on Flickr, including all sorts of facial hair variations on my way to taking it down to nothing. Comments on any and all enthusiastically welcomed.

New french door swag Aug. 23rd, 2008 @ 11:36 am

New french door swag
Originally uploaded by mdsteele47.
This morning's project - window dressing for the french doors out to the deck. Wanted something lighter than curtains yet made a statement in the room. I will probably play a bit with the swagging - I'm not sure I'm completely happy with how it came out - but I like it. Will take a picture with blinds open tonight.

Hey Aussies! Aug. 22nd, 2008 @ 03:17 pm
So it occurs to me, as I'm thinking about unique touches for my Dr. Horrible costume, that I should have some keys to a Shiny New Australia. Can anyone Down Under help me out with an appropriate keychain in time for Dragon*Con on Friday? Maple syrup or other United States-ly goodness will be posted your way in return.

Birthday meme Aug. 14th, 2008 @ 10:51 pm
From drdingbat. I should totally be in bed right now, but what the hell. And psychowoof, you are hereby obligated to do this sometime in the next 25 hours.

Wikipedia your birthday and pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday:

1634 - Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.
1774 - First sighting of Orion Nebula by William Herschel.
1789 - In New York City, the first United States Congress meets, putting the Constitution of the United States into effect.
1977 - The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
1888 - Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
1969 - Chastity Bono, American actress and gay rights activist

1994 - John Candy, Canadian comedian (b. 1950)
2008 - Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)

United States - Inauguration Day (1789 - 1933)

Today's dose of awesome Aug. 7th, 2008 @ 11:08 pm
Slow motion lightning.

So that's coming along. Aug. 5th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm
Provided I can scrape together the money for the plane ticket one of these days, I'm going to Dragon*Con again this year.

In conversations over Twitter and such, it has been suggested that I might cobble together a Dr. Horrible outfit. There are some costuming suggestions here, and harliquinn has graciously agreed to be my embroiderer. But since I know that my semester is about to ramp up, I'm shamelessly soliciting help.

Help me find the best possible Dr. Horrible costume I can find. I know the lab coat suggestions don't line up... can you find something closer? Amazingly, I seem to have found the boots in my size, despite the fact that I can't even find fucking SHOES that fit these tiny feet. Leads on gloves? Goggles? Hints on spraypainting?

Now of course, the upshot of all this is kind of scary... I am going to have to shave. It's been 8 years. I'm not sure I remember what my chin looks like.

And if you don't know Dr. Horrible yet, go to Hulu and spend 45 minutes watching it. Pure, unadulterated, awesome.

Oh, and one last thing. I moved! If you need to snail mail me, do it at:
1000 Coleman Rd. Apt. 304, East Lansing, MI 48823

Land line is ditched, cell phone remains the same, and email if you need it again.
Current Location: 48823

I think I just found my candidate. Aug. 5th, 2008 @ 08:31 pm
Don't have a beverage near to, or in, your mouth when you watch this.

You have been warned.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Phone number hunting Jul. 21st, 2008 @ 09:47 am
Well, it looks like my dry-loop DSL will be up and running when I get home... and if not, I have the pager number for the installer.

Next order of business - local phone number. So I'm in search of a Grand Central invite if anyone still has any left... username at gmail.

Notification of new address, phone, etc. soon.
Current Location: 48824

Off to New York. Jul. 18th, 2008 @ 09:49 am
Starting the trip in a few minutes - coach to Detroit, flight to Albany.

See many of you there.

And perhaps when I get back, I'll be up to writing again.
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