Saturday, February 25, 2006

The good life has a green roof and yellow trim today.

Hazel told Sean tonight that there is one problem with her life, apparently she doesn't get enough ice-creams. I take this as evidence that she may be living The Good Life.

I might be too, the problems I had the most trouble with today were getting that gadget of mine to let me log in and stay connected long enough to post something here (I've given up for the night and am back to the computer) and choosing a colour scheme for the house. We think we like this:

The virtual painting was done with Resene's EzyPaint, it's not the nicest interface in the world but it does its job pretty well condsidering how complicated what it's trying to do actually is.

Whoa, here's another problem... my GM says he's got a wee part in Peter Jackson's next movie and someone says it's Halo and I'm a bit behind and reading that I thought "Peter Jackson's going to make Halo Jones" and I got excited for exactly as long as it took google to produce the results of my search for more information. Halo is a video game huh. But for a moment I thought my dear little sister might finally get to meet Yortlebluzzgubbly or at least someone just as unmemorable. It still could happen, according to some guy Halo Jones was made into a play in 1988, so we just have to wait another couple of years for the 20 years later cool factor to kick in and lo! a movie will seem like a good idea. For goodness sake, Aeon Flux is on at the moment and all... And then wow. I got that stomach being left behind in the lift as I get whisked into the future feeling again. It was 20 years ago that I started varsity. But that's okay, I didn't miss-spend my youth. I read a lot of science fiction. I am prepared for the present, and will conquer that damned recalcitrant gadget of mine any day now.


Blogger Alan said...

The Ballad of Halo Jones - I used to read it religiously every week too.

There's a copy at the public library, you know. As well as lots of other Alan Moore goodies (in particular, you should read From Hell, if you haven't already).

I've got a few here too...

7:51 AM  
Blogger susan said...

I think I read From Hell in a terrible hurry when someone who owned it was staying with me but I've given up comics for the duration of my children's disconnecting schemas. The episode of the ripping the pages out and then watching them float down to the floor from the top bunk was too awful to chance a repeat. She had that look of perfect concentration on her learning when I walked in.

2:30 AM  

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