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September 2010


So I painted the place, put in a little furniture and hung a picture. It's starting to feel more like home. I chose bright colors because they make my eyeballs happy, but there are other subtle reasons behind my choices.
Red has always been one of my favorite colors, if not to wear to at least see around me in certain aspects. I once decorated my room as a teen with red curtains, so during the day the room would be bathed in ochre. I've always read that red is an energizing color, but I actually find it relaxing. I wish I still had a red room...I'm keeping it in mind for my dream studio. Anyway, I could never have an internet presence that did not utilize the color red. The blue is a contrast, a compliment and a theme that goes with my book, whose colors tend to be red, blue, russet, green and gold, and some variations of. If I could have used them all and gotten artsy with it, I would have, but I can only use two colors with this web site theme. So red and blue it is!
A fond farewell to Bluey McPinnt-head. Thanks for being my stand-in. It's all me now, baby!

Scifi, pictures and pinnts - oh my!

So, I still need to decorate. Yup. But that doesn't stop me from writing, blogging, posting updates...whatever, no matter the color of the border or the existence of a media player or whatever else I still need to install in here. I leave that to the person, my beloved CN (computer nerd) who will help me install it all and learn how to "make it go" like the internet Pakled that I sometimes am.

Pakled, yes. Scifi. In case you don't know that yet, I'm warning you now: I'm a scifi geek. Have been since I was about seven or eight years old. "Westworld". "Silent Running". Even "Frankenstein - The True Story", which is far more scifi drama than horror, and downright steampunky in some places (Leonard Whiting in those bizarre glasses bringing his 'monster' to life...*sigh*). These were some of my favorite, most well-remembered movies as a kid. Don't even get me started on Star Wars or Star Trek TNG, I'll be pulling out DVDs and YouTube clips to prove you wrong on your mis-quotes of Han Solo or Mr. Data. Yup, I heart scifi.

I even look scifi. That little blue guy up in the corner? He's a pretty good representation of me some days. Right now he's representing my inability to put a picture on here even though I followed all the directions given by my CN, who has now exited the space station for a couple of days. So Bluey McPinnt-head will remain until I get additional info. Oh, that's "pinnt" as in "mint", a word I made up when I was a kid to describe the pointy part on your hoodie. Making up words is a quirk that comes in handy for writing scifi. After all, who wants boring old cows, apples, concrete or meditation in an imaginary universe? Bring on the agreths, durgots, alumir and aralai.
And pinnts!