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Friday, May 08, 2015


Just thought I'd check in with my adoring fans after another unfortunate hiatus and realized that I left you all with a major cliffhanger last time!  I can totally talk about that thing now.  It was my privilege to work on The Driving Dead, a really cool series of PSAs for IDOT starring the one and only Michael Rooker, who you may know from such films and series as Days of Thunder, Tombstone, Cliffhanger, and the ever popular The Walking Dead, not to mention Guardians of the Galaxy.  Obviously he's a very good and very versatile actor and he was fantastic to work with.
Here's a picture of he and I goofing around on set.  He has a lot of stories, let me tell you.  And between takes or while setting up for a shoot he is a fun guy to be around.
Here's a more "formal" picture of us.  It was a blast hanging out with him for a couple of days.  So glad I was able to take off work those days.  The first two episodes are up and more are to come, so head over to The Driving Dead and check it out!  I'd challenge you to see if you can spot me, but I'm pretty well hidden.  I can point out where I am, but otherwise no one would probably ever know.

And in other news, I have a shameless plug for a comic site I peruse on a semi-regular basis.  If you use the link and buy something, you'll get $5 off your first order and I'll get a $5 credit to my account, which is nice.  So the site is Comixology and it's actually a really neat site for comic junkies who can't get enough, although if you have a lack of self control it could get dangerous for you, based on the availability of so many comics.  Click on the link and get us both $5!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

How time flies

So it's been almost a year again since my last post.  That's a little depressing.  What's even worse is I can't think of much to mention to get you up to date with me.  I guess that means you're up to date.  Some great movies and games have come and gone.  I've watched and played some of them.  I probably enjoyed them.

Oh, that reminds me.  I got into Sherlock (a while ago now) and it's awesome!  Still waiting for the next season, though.  And between that, Star Trek:  Into Darkness, and The Hobbit, I've discovered that I really like Benedict Cumberbatch.  He's quite versatile and very good.  I also revisited the show Fringe and my girlfriend and I have really been enjoying watching that together.  Thanks to our friends who let us borrow the first two seasons!  You know who you are.

There is one other thing I really want to mention.  However, I've been sworn to secrecy for the time being.  Suffice it to say that I've been helping some friends of mine with a project and I've enjoyed working on it thoroughly.  I'll be able to expound on it further soon, I think.  But for now, just be satisfied in knowing that there will be another post in the near future that will include something actually interesting.  I thought about posting a teaser photo to whet your appetite, but I probably shouldn't.  So what you get is a teaser of a teaser.  I'm such a tease!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I think I may have an addiction.  An unhealthy attachment to StreetPassing.  You might call it an obsession.  I carry it with me in case I come across someone else using it, make special trips to places I know people are using it, and make sure to get my steps in every day.  It's harmless, I know, but ridiculous all the same.  I know it, AfroRyan knows it, several friends know it.  Curse you, Nintendo for making such an addictive little mini-game!  I love it for some reason!  I would like to point out that the browser on the 3DS sucks, though.  If you're watching, Nintendo, if you could fix that, it would be great.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


I've been wondering for a while why my Twitter feed hasn't been updating down there on the side.  I finally got around to figuring out what the problem was.  Apparently there have been changes in the programming of Twitter and how you link things and a bunch of technical rigamarole, but it looks like I got it fixed.  And all by myself!  (If you don't count Google searching and walk-throughs)  Not sure why it was so important for my feed to be on this page, but it was.

Ever get back from lunch at work and need to use the bathroom, but someone else just went in and you know you don't want to go in there immediately after what they've just done, but you need to do the same thing?  Yeah, I don't like that situation.  Hopefully I've waited long enough now.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Beautiful Monsters

This month on A Blue Shelf And...

When I'm waiting for programs to do what I told them to do at work, sometimes I do Google searches to find neat pictures.  I believe I explained that in a previous post.  Anyway, being a child of the late 80s and 90s, there are some old tv shows that I remember vividly with very fond feelings.  When I find a great artist who re-imagines the characters of the show and makes me want to watch it all over again, I am very appreciative.  As I am not one such artist, I can't do such a thing myself, but I'm going to point out a couple of greats that I've found recently that just made my day.  My apologies in advance for the fact that they'll all be in a line from top to bottom.  I'm still working on how to do this better and since I don't do it often, I'm not getting much practice.

These Gargoyles pics can be found at immarart.deviantart.com, formerly digitaltofu.deviantart.com and I think they're just fantastic.

Following in the same vein, these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pics can be found at davidrapozaart.deviantart.com and they are likewise fantastic.

Both artists have a host of other work that is well worth a look.  I would definitely recommend them both.  I'm thinking we need to do some reboots of old shows and hire these guys to do their stuff.  Darker and even more awesome versions of already awesome concepts.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October News

Looks like I skipped over September and most of October.  No matter.  I blog when I want!  Anyhoozle, I've been getting into this whole fantasy football thing and I have to say I am not very good at it.  Either that or I'm not paying close enough attention to stay on top of it.  Nevertheless, I'm ranked last in my league at the moment.  Granted that's the first time I've been in last by myself, but still, I don't like being last.  Not sure what I'm gonna do about it.  Probably nothing.

In other news, our gathering of the Church does these small groups called home teams.  I've wanted to get into one for a long time, but due to work (mostly) or other obligations I've never had the time to do it until recently.  I must say I'm loving it.  We're about to kick off our Trunk or Treat event we do at Halloween every year and I'm pretty pumped about what my home team is doing.  Given that several people in our team are in the praise band, we're naturally doing a music-themed "trunk".  I use that term loosely because I don't know that we have a trunk so much as a stage, band, and dining area, complete with tables and servers.  The characters I know will be in the band include Steven Tyler (myself), Han Solo (one of our guitar players/singers), and Billy Ray Cyrus (our drummer).  Oh, and did I mention the whole event will be taking place inside our new building?  That's right, we are driving cars inside our new building to do the event indoors (before we get it all refinished).  Could be a logistical nightmare, but it's gonna be awesome.  I'll try to get some pictures posted sometime.  They'll probably be all over facebook.

I've also been taking a systematic theology class taught by our lead pastor.  That's been a blast.  There's a lot of information to go over.  I didn't really need more homework, since I don't always get the stuff for school done, but at least this is meaningful.  And I've gotten to know several people at our campus quite a bit better, which is cool.

There, I posted in October.  I make no promises regarding frequency of posts in the near or distant future.  Here's my current desktop background at work:


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fan Service

I was determined not to have only one post in the month of August, so I just saved myself.  Basically while I'm waiting for a program to open at work I took the opportunity to drop my fans a line or two.  Just letting you know I'm thinking about you.  *cheezy smile and wink*


Do you feel the love?