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Prints

I've bought and been giving prints at various comic cons for a year, but I'm always so lazy when it comes to actually putting them up. I don't typically like putting holes in the wall, and I don't want to use tape because they tends to ruin them. Luckily 3M makes these velcro things you can put stuff on walls without putting holes in them. I've actually bought frames for them, but planning on where to put them and how to put them up is an effort so I just plan to do it later. Today I finally framed a hung up a bunch of them! I hope they aren't too crooked. :p

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Comic Con!

lotjeisgraaf and I are going to the New York City Comic Con this year! We'll see how it compares to the San Diego one from last year.

Lotje is in the process of making a Skyrim costume. While I'd like to go as a Skyrim denizen as well, the amount of time and effort to put together such a costume (not to mention the skills :p) are beyond me. I typically like to put together fairly lazy costumes. I don't like anything that covers my mouth and also dislike face paint, so that limits it a bit. I really couldn't think of anything to go as so I figured I'd just re-use my PsiCop uniform from last year. But I happened to be flipping through the channels and saw Dick Tracy was on and realized it would be a pretty easy costume! He basically wears a suit, with a yellow coat and a yellow hat. How hard can those be to find?

I spent quite a long time online trying to find a yellow trench coat, without any success. I found costumes that were similar, but were really terrible quality. I had just about given up hope when Lotje suggested getting a white lab coat and dying it yellow. Why can't I ever come up with good ideas like this? :p So I looked around and lab coats aren't that expensive, so I ordered one and dyed in.

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Dinner

I really didn't want to put any effort into dinner, so it was a package of Lentil Magic and toast with nutella. That's pretty balanced, right?
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Dinner

Multi-day update! Because apparently, even posting what I am having for dinner is too much effort.

Friday was Chino Bandino day. I had to work Saturday so I wanted to put as little effort as I could into my Friday evening. :P After working on Saturday I went to my friend Sean's house, unfortunately I just missed dinner and was too much of a Socially Awkward Penguin to say anything.

Tonight is the Royal Rumble and Papa John's Pizza!
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Dinner

Starlyn made me a grilled cheese tonight. After last nights debacle with the spaghetti sauce, it's probably best if I stay out of the kitchen.
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Dinner

Pasta and spaghetti sauce sounded good for dinner. Luckily Starlyn noticed the mold on the lip of the jar before I poured the sauce in. I guess butter and salt is just as good. :P
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Spore!

I've been waiting years for the video game "Spore" to come out, there's just a few more months until it hits stores. Today I saw that they released a creature creator for the game. The full version will be available Wednesday at about noon, in the meantime I downloaded the free trial and played around with it a bit.

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A New Dwelling

So after moving in with my mom a few months ago, and her lease almost being up, I decided it was time to find a new place to live. Rather than continuing to rent I've decided to buy a place of my own.

I started talking with Jackie, who mi_wounded_soul, anarie111, and bubbles all used to get their houses. I let her know my budget, where I wanted to live, and what I wanted in a home. Today we went around to several houses and I've narrowed my decision down to two. One house and one condo/townhouse.
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Hawaii

So I'm in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. My dad and I have been planning for about a year and a half to go to Europe. But with his current health problems we decided it would be best if we didn't. He doesn't really have enough strength to do a hiking vacation and staying in hostels. And he gets sick usually once a week, not really ideal for being on a tour bus. So we decided to go to Hawaii instead.

I flew in last Sunday. My dad and I are staying with some friends, Dyana and her daughter Malea. It's been a pretty cheap vacation considering I haven't had to pay for hotel, and most of my meals have been provided to me. Because of Dyana's work schedule and Malea's school schedule we've been around the house a lot, but we've still been able to get out and see the island.

I'll probably be sticking to just Kauai, while I'd like to go to some of the other islands it's a bit cost and time prohibitive. That and I don't mind just hanging around here enjoying the beaches and weather.

I've got a bunch of pictures up you can view here. I'm still working on getting all the pictures labeled properly, so bear with me. :-p