Friday, May 21, 2010

LOST: A Tribute

If you're like me, this last week you've seen about a billion different tributes to Lost: videos, original songs, photoshopped artwork...apparently people are gonna miss this show. I didn't really have the time to do something special to show my appreciation and I'm not much of a songwriter. So instead, I've gathered all of my Lost-themed doodles I've done over the last few months into one convenient Lost-y post. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Sarah's been out of town for a few days and I thought I would pass some time by playing Mario Kart on the Wii. I popped the disc in and navigated to the main Wii menu. I waited a few seconds and grew a little concerned when the disc never came up in the on-screen display. I waited a few more seconds, and it still wasn't reading.

I thought maybe I'd put the disc in facing the wrong way; it wouldn't be the first time. I pressed "Eject" on the Wii, heard the little Eject Motors whirring away, and nothing happened. My disc was not ejected. This was disheartening, especially since I had pressed the "Eject" button. How much clearer could I be?

I pressed the button again, heard the motors do their thing (or at least try to), and still no sign of my disc. Hey come on!!

The next few minutes were occupied with a series of pushing "EJECT!", turning off the power, unplugging the console and plugging it back in, all in a variety of orders and sequences. But still, nothing.

So I did what anyone else would do in my situation: I entered "disc won't eject from the Wii" into Google, who was more than happen to give me a billion responses to my question. So much faster than trying to navigate my way through Customer Service or an FAQ section. My question was answered by a variety of people from a variety of sites. One answer told me to hold in the "EJECT MAN!!!" button for 10 seconds. If that didn't work, unplug the console, plug it back in, and then hold the button for 10 more seconds. If that didn't work, I was informed I would need a new Wii.

No way, dudes.

I followed his instructions exactly, and still nothing. I tried to poke the sleeve from one of my Netflix films into the disc slot to see if I could see what was going on and if it was possible to grab my disc. As soon as I slid a corner of the sleeve into the disc slot, the Wii tried to grab the sleeve and pull it in. "Hey, greedy!" I yelled to no one. OK, I guess I yelled it to the Wii, I'll be honest.

How weird that it would try to take in another disc when

And that's when I noticed the display on my DVD player, and it read "disc error."

So apparently, sometimes when I'm bored, I'll pass the time by trying to play Wii games on my DVD player.

Have I mentioned yet what a genius I am?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Rest of Ireland

Well, I finally did it. We've been back from Ireland for more than a year now, and I'm finally finished editing all of the footage into a bunch of mini-movies. It was fun to go through and re-visit some of the things we experienced, a few of them things I had already forgotten.

And so, here you are, parts 40-50 of our trip to Ireland. I know it seems daunting to watch 11 videos in one sitting, but most of them are only about a minute long so it's not really that bad. Not really.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Triangle Cat

Remember those "How Many Triangles Are In This Picture" puzzles?

I cannot express to you how much I hated those. I always missed like 12 of them. Like this image above. What's your guess? The correct answer is 543. Weird, huh?

Anyhow, this afternoon our cat Mai was sitting and staring at me. Kinda like this:

As she stared at me and I stared back at her, I realized that she makes a triangle when she sits like this.

And then I saw two more triangles (her ears). And then...well...I ended up finding seven triangles on my cat.

So if you were wondering if I had a productive afternoon today, obviously the answer is yes.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Fred Likes My Coffee

Each morning at work I make coffee. Good coffee. If you want to ensure job security, make sure the General Manager likes your coffee. And just in case, gather evidence of your General Manager enjoying your coffee in impromptu song form.

Saturday, May 01, 2010


Fact: I just saw a commercial for a drug that is supposed to reduce gas.

Fact: The name of the product is AcipHex.

Fact: It is pronounced "ASS-eh-fex."

I'll say it again. It is a drug to help control gas. It is named AcipHex and it is pronounced "Ass Effects."

Am I being punked?