Saturday, January 31, 2009

Revisiting Perler Bead Sprites

Some sprites I've been able to make since moving to Wisconsin:









Monday, January 26, 2009

Wisconsin Death Trip

I think Wisconsin might be trying to kill me. Or the universe might be trying to kill my new roommate (his house was struck by lightning a month before we moved to Wisconsin), and now I've just been sucked into that vicious vortex.

The drive to Wisconsin became pretty horrific around Milwaukee because, as it turns out, Texas windshield wiper fluid freezes and windshield wiper fluid is actually kind of a necessity on salt-ridden freeways (who knew?). Semis and SUVS kept kicking up dirt and salt at my windshield badly enough that my windshield started resembling that frosted glass you put in shower stalls so people can't see ANYTHING. And because of the lack of moisture from not having functional wiper fluid, any attempt to wipe it away would just streak the whole mess across the windshield and make it less like frosted glass and more like glass with white paint thrown across it.

And yesterday morning, after waking up, I found this huddled in the corner of our living room:



I don't know if this is common or not in Wisconsin, but a kid who lived about 15 minutes away from me back in Texas awoke to find a bat in his room and it turned out to be A Big Deal. So after some lengthy debate with my roommate, we decided to play it safe, drama queen it up and go for a series of rabies shots. I just got back from the ER for the first one.

In case you are curious about the bat: after calling animal control who told us to call pest control and calling several pest control places who were all closed because it was Sunday, we just put some gloves on and tossed the bat outside and haven't seen him since - I'm glad he's apparently ok because I like bats, but post internet research says we were supposed to keep him somewhere and get him tested for rabies.

Friday, January 23, 2009

NP: Rolling Stones - I am Waiting

I've made the trek to Wisconsin, but I am still busy with moving stuff, so here's just another quick update:

Thursday, January 01, 2009

NP: Blondie - Accidents Never Happen

Another chance to browse my bookcases:



A good overview of my hobbies and some would-be hobbies is on display here: music (both playing and listening to), movies, cooking, French, math, and on the far right side (it's hard to see) are 3 books on how to be a ninja.



Philip K Dick on the left, Flannery O'Connor in the middle, and HP Lovecraft on the right.

See more of my books throughout my blog or on my flickr.