For the last two weeks, I haven't been able to stop listening to this song or watching this video. I already bought the song on iTunes, but I may need the whole album. The old school TRON style effects in the video are too cool!
Someone just sent me this youtube video a couple of minutes ago and I have already watched it three times (and I am sure more viewings will follow). Knowing how long it took me to train my dogs to sit and give paw, I cannot imagine the training time that went into this...
I found some great deals on expedia and planned a last minute trip to Disney World for Labor Day weekend. It was a terrific little getaway and the crowds, which I had worried about, were not a problem at all. Over the two and a half days I was there, I got to spend a good amount of time in my favorite park, Epcot. I turn into a twelve year old when I am there... I love the 1980s-Buck-Rogers'ish-futuristic architecture of that park and I could just walk around Future World forever.
I had a nice little surprise on this trip... as a tribute to Michael Jackson, Captain EO was being shown again in the 3D theatre. I had never seen it before and always wanted to go see it as a kid (being both a science fiction and MJ fan). For 2010, you could say it was a bit cheesy, dated, and ridiculous... BUT IT WAS STILL ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I went back and saw it twice! It was like a trip back in time to 1986 and Michael Jackson doesn't disappoint. The first thing I did when I returned home this evening was go to iTunes and download the two songs: We Are Here To Change The World and Another Part of Me. It was a real treat to get to experience this movie even though I had to wait twenty something years for it to happen! If you can't make it to Epcot, you can always check out Captain EO on youtube (the link is to the second half of the short film).
Even the entrance to the attraction was totally eighties...
My friend Amy just sent me a link to this silent film version of a scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Anyone that was a kid back in the 70s and 80s would definitely remember this... it was a very traumatic scene for me when I was 7 ;)
This has been such a nice, relaxing, long weekend. I got to visit with some friends, get some things done around the house, finish some craft projects, AND even relax a bit! I hope you are having a great weekend as well!
When I woke up this morning and came down the hall from my bedroom, the sun lit my house in a way that was so warm and peaceful. It was so serene that I wanted to take a picture and capture the moment, but because of the way my house is layed out, none of the pictures I took did it any justice. While looking around on my camera, I discovered the "stitch assist" feature (which I haven't noticed for the two years I have owned this camera - maybe I should read the manual). I was able to do a sort of panoramic shot and it didn't come out half bad. Check it out....
Anyway, I hope you all had a nice day too. Happy memorial Day!
I just went to Google and nearly fell off my seat when their logo for today...
It's animated on the actual site, so if you are reading this on the 22nd, go to google and check it out. Needing to know the signifigance of this selection, I did some searching and found out that Pac-Man turned 30 years old today.
I realize I haven't blogged in a LONG time, but I have a good reason... I have been in the middle of kitchen renovations for the last few weeks. Add all that mess and labor to your average normal work week and you get no blogging.
This whole project started at the beginning of February with the purchase of a new countertop. From there it spiraled out of control and, at one point, almost got to a completely gutted kitchen with all new cabinets... the cost of that option helped put the kibosh on that. So instead of a complete overhaul, I went with a major facelift. It has just been completed and I am really happy with the results, but I still need to paint the walls and get some stuff moved back in. Here's the before:
The cabinets were built right into the kitchen when the house was built in 1963. I liked the wood, but there were a lot of chips in the veneer and refinishing them wasn't really an option. The light blue formica (which was on the countertop and up the walls), was kind of cool, but in real bad shape.
Here is the update with new hardware, painted cabinets, a glass tile backsplash, and some desperately needed under cabinet lighting:
I still need to bring in some color on the walls (can't decide what color though) and I have to move all my stuff back in... I've just been enjoying the empty counter space for as long as I could. At some point, I also want to get a stove that will be flush with the counter without that giant back part rising up above the cooktop.
One of my favorite things, which you can't see in the picture, is the countertop. It has a boomerang pattern that makes me happy, but is also subtle enough that I won't have to replace it if I ever decide to sell my house ;)
I'll post some better pics when I am completely done and I promise to be back to blogging on a regular basis real soon!