28 October 2007

2007 Halloween pumpking carving

Hung out with friends today. We have a tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, and my part of the tradition is not to carve a jack-o-lantern. *shrug* It's way too messy for my delicate sensibilities. Ewwww.

This time, one of my friends convinced me to join in the fun. So here's my jack-o-lantern...

jack in the dark

One of my other friends found these really nifty little watch-battery-powered LED candles, and that's what's inside.

And here it is in the light... So, not too messy, after all.

And here's the lot. The friend who found the LED candles (she's the X-Men fan) carved the '07 Jack to mark the occasion. She's clever, that one. My favorite is the Frank Castle Jack.

Anyway, had a good time seeing friends. We listened to a really cool CD I bought this afternoon: Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

20 October 2007

USB hilarity

Here are a couple of amusing items that rolled through my RSS feeds this past week.

Next time the week seems to be dragging on a bit too long, try 'It Only Tuesday' [sic] from the Onion.

And here are some fun USB toys. I've got my eye on the fishtank.