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I’m Batman October 25, 2011

Posted by Mitchell in Home.
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The folks at Amazon dropped this game onto my front porch last weekend and I haven’t hardly done anything else except play it since. Well, except for this annoying non-Batman related “job” thing I have to do.

This thing is a blast. The gameplay and storyline are extremely well-integrated and are gorgeous to watch unfold. And it’s HUGE! I only cracked 20% of the main quest line last night and that’s not even counting all the sidequests & Riddler puzzles to do. If you were wondering if this was something worth picking up for yourself or the older kidlets it totally is.

Two bat-thumbs up!

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I Didn’t Spend Money On Robotic Things October 19, 2011

Posted by Mitchell in Politics.
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I’m sure you’ve all seen these already, but they keep cracking me up.

The Michelle Bachman one is even better.

For the record, “I’ll break a tree-root up in your shrimp” will be my battle-cry from now on.

Now let’s all go out and shop and grease a big nickel.

 

Saddleback Leather Has Competition October 8, 2011

Posted by Mitchell in Art, Leather, Yorling.
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Y’all know how I lubme some SBL, but I just found out today that this place exists: Renaissance Art via Twitter. The guy that runs the place just started following me and so I checked out his site. Wow.  That’s some NICE looking leather stuff right there. Dammit. I’m already not looking forward to my credit card bill. His stuff isn’t quite in direct head-to-head competition as RA seems to focus more on the book binder aspect and SBL is definitely heavier into the bag side of things. But still, check out THIS baby: Adventurers Satchel. That’s just flat-out gorgeous right there. And it’s definitely in the SBL tradition of no snaps or zippers & crap like that. Oh man, there’s just too much good stuff there. I’m torn. Should I get the artist’s Sketchbook or perhaps go with the refillable Journal? They both use Arches paper. The journal has pocketses too! Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ll certainly wind up getting one of each. Ooo! and the have end-papers! Check out the end-paper options. Double-plus classy. Oh yeah, this place is DEFINITELY going into the Cool Places list. Happy shopping! Christmas is just around the corner!

Hat Vest Update October 4, 2011

Posted by Mitchell in Art, Leather, Yorling.
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The Hat-Guy Gary & I had a couple e-mails back and forth and we now have a price. He also mentioned they can do one in other colors too. Other…colors? I knew they at least made them in brown. I asked him what else they can do.

“In the nice finished leathers I have Brown, Black, Red, and White.  In suede, pretty much the sky is the limit in colors.  The Red is very nice leather.”

Huh. The suede leather colors aside, how cool would a finished white leather vest on a black top hat look? It will be a tuxedoed top hat.

Tuxedo. Top. Hat.

Are you kidding me? Of course I have to add that to the order. We have to do the arrangements outside of their normal ordering process so it will go in tomorrow. I can’t hardly wait to get them!

Christmas is just around the corner folks. A nice hat would make a nifty gift!