Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Echo's Stiletto, the Freeze Ray, Olaf's Hammer, the Sword of Angelus, Vera, a stake and Inara's Incense were in play.
Click on the scans and photos to make them bigger and see who carved what. Thanks to all the talented carvers who allowed me to post their works of art.
(The Sword of Angelus is suspended in between two cards, on a penny, so it floats up and down).
We have the weapons, the locations and the suspects. Next up: the victim and, dum dum, dum, the answer.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Again, I want to thank all the stamp carvers who allowed me to show their works. These images on these trading cards have to include a hand-carved stamp image, along with whatever embellishing you like.
The Locations are the Bronze, the Laundromat, the Seal of Danthalzar, Serenity Valley, Sunnydale Cemetery, Angel Investigations and Aboard the Firefly.
Click on the pictures for more detail. I posted scanner and camera pictures of each set.
Ooops! Typo on the scan above! The Seal, not the Seak. I am too lazy to re-scan and re-do. :P
(The laundry door up there opens up. Hee hee.)
I want to learn how to get that glossy-embossy feel of some if the cards I received, but I need a SUPER-DUMBED DOWN version of the instructions. Like "Buy this here, do this here, etc."
Thanks to call the talented carves. Zoom those pictures up and look at the details and the awesomeness of these locations!
Next up: The Weapons!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
This conversation happened this morning as I was leaving for work.
Me: Want me to make you something to eat?
Me: Want a punch in the nose?
Me: Want a kiss before I go?
Isabel: Yes…but not like the one you gave me last night. It was gross.
Me: (laughing) WHAT? Why?
Isabel: It was all wet.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I'm pretty sure I am not interested in watching HBO's "True Blood" anymore. The show is loosely based on the books, which I have been reading and enjoying. I get that the tv show veered from the books, for action sake, but I'm pretty much over the soft porn and violence of it all. I'm over the gratuitous sex, the characters who died in the books that are still alive in the show, and vice-versa and also, I can't stand Anna Paquin's acting. Her southern accent drives me fruity.
This past Season 3 episode (# 27: It Hurts Me Too) was pretty much it for me. The final, disgusting scene with Bill and his maker, what's-her-name, was gross and senseless. Again, gratuitous sex. I can already see the storyline developing with Sam's "parents" taking advantage of him (never happened in the books) and I am not liking it either. I was watching this episode on my dvr and wishing it were over.
And WHO in their right mind thought that the new vampire Franklin was attractive? Ew. Gross. In the books, he's a mature business vamp. He's just...greasy in the show.
I think I'll stick to the books and let Ms. Harris' story play in my head, rather than accept what HBO is giving us.
Monday, July 5, 2010
We had a house full o' family. We started with David's parents on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Then we had David's sister, husband and four kids Friday through Sunday nights. My in-laws came back Sunday evening to spend the night, so that evening, July 4th, we had 12 people (counting ourselves) in the house.
Here are some photos of the Fourth of July weekend activities.
A ghost tucks Isabel in.
I start baking some cakes.
The cousins head to a local water park, after an attempt to go to a State park on July 3. BAD idea. Over an hour wait to get in to the park.
On Sunday July 4th, everyone headed to the beach, except for Jake and me. Why? July 4th, at the beach. Also, I really, really, really, do not like going to the beach. Too much work.
Everyone came back from the beach. Shower, shower, bath, clean! Time for dinner. We had chicken, bratwurst and hot dogs on the grill. Potato chips, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans were our sides.
Then it was time for fireworks.