Jan 242012
 
CopyPasteMAGIC would be a great band name.

As discussed yesterday, I’ve gone and made that separate blog. I feel good about the decision to stop washing my lights with my darks. The other blog is named Tilting at Doombots, and there’s your link. RSS feed is here. While new posts over there will be automatically announced on Twitter, I won’t be talking about it much here, as that rather misses the point. ~~~ Photoshop was a place where I spent some time […]

Jan 232012
 
Forty-Seven Dead Beats

I’m writing this with my egg timer going. I’m living in paranoid fear that at any second Andy Rooney is going to come down from heaven and complain at me about the harps. Because death = stringed instruments. Makes you wonder what instrument they give you in hell. Guitars. Of course. Anybody else picture heaven and hell as basically exactly like South Park? ~~~ I get to sleep in this week. These are the most […]

Oct 182011
 
PAX 2011, Day 3

Sleep was again interrupted but with the final day of PAX ahead we couldn’t let a tiny little thing like exhaustion get in the way. There were games to demo that I hadn’t yet demoed and many photos to photo that I hadn’t yet photoed. Previously on PAX’11:

Oct 112011
 
PAX 2011, Day 2

The night was restless, but PAX waits for no one. We’d decided that of all the big ticket games, we had one in particular that we were going to aim for first thing; the siren song of the shirt was playing loudly in our mind. We could sleep later. In new shirts! The story so far: Day 0 | Day 1 pt 1 | Day 1 pt 2 | Day 1 pt 3     […]

Sep 272011
 
PAX 2011: Day 1, Part 3

The sun is setting on the first day of PAX [Part 1] [Part 2], but the night is still ahead. There will be music, and haunted bubble toilets. The adventure – much like this write-up – never ends.       When we last left our intrepid duo, the Main Hall was closing. The geek exodus had begun. On the left you can see the booth for Prototype 2. The first game had this infamous […]

Sep 262011
 
PAX 2011: Day 1, Part 2

A tasty lunch of peanut butter has been consumed. Caffeine has been ingested. The remainder of Day 1 lies ahead. [Part 1 is here.] Our slow but relentless conquering of PAX 2011 continues.       Lunch helped shake off whatever remained of the previous night and we skipped merrily back to the Convention Center (note: may contain less merry skipping than advertised). This time we started near the top and soon found ourselves in […]

Sep 232011
 
PAX 2011: Day 1, Part 1

Greetings and welcome to PAX Day 1. To enjoy our drunken pre-PAX adventures, you can read about Day 0 here.         Morning came, as mornings so often do, far too early. Still there was no time to wallow in the lingering embrace of hangover, not with so many lines to stand in! We made it to the Queue Room around 9am. Giant black beach balls were already being punted around the room. […]

Sep 202011
 
PAX 2011, Day 0

PAX 2011 may be many weeks gone but heaven forbid I let it pass without excessive commentary. I approached the convention with no small trepidation this year, and while it wasn’t quite the mind-blowing time I’ve had previous, it was still crazy fun and I’m glad I didn’t let the sour taste keep me away.     PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo – gaming convention without compare. For four days my husband Mike and I […]

Sep 062011
 
Give me Planarite or give me death.

I thought today about the things I need to do. Thinking about them was about as far as I got. Tomorrow, I shall MAKE A LIST. Tremble, world, at my list makitude. One of those Things is doing my PAX write-up. It’s great because right now I think “Oh I can probably get all four days into one post.” Then I remember I took like 600 pictures and laugh and laugh and laugh and then […]

Aug 302011
 
Ten Things I Love About You.

Ten years ago today, Mike and I were married. It was a no-frills civil ceremony that I honestly don’t remember much about because I was too damn nervous. Silly, perhaps. We’d been together since high school and nothing was going to change, not in the day-to-day at least. Yet nervous I was, even managing to stumble over and come in far too early with my “I do”, my only line of the day. “Oh, well […]