Monday, July 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways: CLOSED NOW

This post is now closed. No new entries will be accepted; winner will be announced Saturday morning.

Welcome, Bloggy Giveaway participants!

Fun stuff first: I am giving away one item from my etsy store! That's right, one of whatever-you-like from my shop. Keep in mind what you'd like; if it sells before the contest is over, I'll make a new one, just for you!

Now, then: Rules.

You can earn two entries for this contest if you have a blog/website, and one if you don't (sorry!).

If you have a website, you can earn one entry by blogging about either my store or this contest, and a second entry by putting up a link or button to my store (code for the button at the bottom of this post) on the main page of your blog or website. Just leave a comment here showing me where to find your post and/or link!

If you don't have a website, you can earn an entry by leaving some feedback here -- what do you like/dislike/love/hate about my shop?

Winner will be chosen on Saturday!

Happy blogging :-D

Buttons should look like so:

Friday, July 18, 2008

Etsy shop update

I'm excited about the new shop!

I made a handful of bracelets, which are now listed, and I'll be making more bows today.

It will also be awesome when these:

come in from ebay (Hong Kong, even), and when I hopefully have some of these made.

Buahaha. There will be necklaces.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Grand Opening!

That's right, I have a store now. Hopefully Ivy won't consider me too much competition [:-P], although she makes completely different things, such as cloud earrings.

The Green Yak is now open for business! At the moment you can only buy bows that used to be the Sunday comics and magazines (isn't recycling cool?), but I have grand plans for beaded jewelry and cloth items, as well. Necklaces, bracelets, coasters, stuffed animals... it'll be awesome.

Dad was nice enough to make my logo and banner, and mom gave me some good business advice (namely, that my original prices were way too low).

As always, feel free to shamelessly plug me and my shop :-D

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Professor Nasty's Dancing-Doomery

Wait, no, I mean Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

You can find the details (as un-detailed as they are) here at the Dr. Horrible Master Plan Page. Basically, what we have here is Joss Whedon + Nathan Fillion + Neil Patrick Harris + songs + comic books -- in case you're having trouble carrying the "i's" that equals a supervillain musical.

Act I went up just a little while ago (why no, I did not stay up late waiting for it, that would be silly), and I think it's hilarious. Acts II and III will be appearing over the course of the week, and then vanishing into the ether come the weekend. At this point, of course, we will be expected to shell out large amounts of cash for a copy of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Which we will gladly do.

[After you've watched Act I, come back here so we can talk about how fantastically dickish the "super hero" is. I want his shirt! As in, the actual shirt that he is currently wearing, because he's hot, and .... um, I'll just leave now. Go watch the clip.]

Friday, July 11, 2008


Today has been (mostly) fantastic! [Other than the time spent at the DPS offices, of course.]

Mom and Grandpa picked me up for an extremely brief lunch, interrupted by dad coming to pick me up for the 4:40 showing of Hellboy II. From there, dad dropped me off at the Long Center to meet my friend Alex, who had invited me to see the Video Games Live concert with him.

All in all, a good time all around. The bean and cheese nachos at El Arroyo were delicious, although I wish I could have spent more time talking to mom and grandpa. Hellboy II was a little too long and had a little too much romance (but at least no gross kissing scenes, amirite?), but was otherwise very enjoyable. The bad guy wasn't really a "bad" (or a "guy", I suppose, technically), which is always interesting, and the special effects and costumes were beautiful. Most importantly, I now have solid confirmation that old ladies eat cats.

And the Video Games Live concert? Um, amazing. Photos time!

The event was held at the lovely new Long Center:
And started with a costume contest:

The first event was an audience member playing Space Invaders:

The tension was upped by the fact that he had to run back and forth across the stage to move the ship:

The second event was a challenge to hit 160,000 points in the new Aerosmith Guitar Hero game, with the guy who won the Guitar Hero contest before the concert (I was actually sitting next to him):

Btw, look at his score. This was close to the end of the game. He won a $2500 laptop:

If you don't know this kid, then this probably doesn't mean anything to you, but Martin Leung (sp?) was there as well. Great piano playing!:
The end!:

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Seeing as how it's only noon here, I'll be blogging about the actual holiday tomorrow or later.

At the moment, I have to share two emails I received this morning:

Email 1 had me excited just at the subject line, "Crazy Loop - O-Zone's Dan Balan mit neuem Ego und Single." I'm sure I would have been even more excited if I actually spoke the language, although "Der Frontmann Von O-Zone Mit Seinem Neuen Ego Crazy Loop Und Der Hitsingle Mm Ma Ma -- Out Now" wasn't too difficult to parse.

Basically, the guy I geeked out over back when he was doing this with O-Zone is now doing this.

Yes. I can tell you're all very excited for me. Uh-huh. Let's just say I know what to buy myself off iTunes once it's available. Until then, everyone gets to listen to me playing the music video over and over (and over) again.

Email 2 just made me jealous. The one non working-in-an-office job I've had recently, and I almost wish I were in one of their cubicles.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy First of July!

I've decided that July 1st is official Post Something Hilarious From the Internets Day.

Here's my contribution: - Watch more free videos

In all my years of studying douchebaggery, never have i encountered anything like this. It’s such pure and unadulterated douche that I wish I could bottle it and use just a drop of it at a time.

The back story on this is that a girl named Olga was out with her friends in the Marina district of San Francisco (known for being a popular hang out for douches), and she talked to this guy named Dmitri for all of two minutes. Then she gave him her card and said “give me a call.” The above is the messages he left. Listen to the whole thing, it just keeps getting better and better. I won’t even tell you my favorite parts because i don’t want to ruin anything. Just listen.