Archive for the ‘Housekeeping’ Category
oh, and that’s the last time i ask one of my kids what they want on their wall. holy-tons-of-work-batman. the painting is about 12 feet wide and took almost 30 hours to complete. and as a disclaimer, his name is green because that’s his favorite color and not because i thought that looked good in the composition.
two weekends worth of work and i have quentin’s wall mostly done. the biggie was lightning mcqueen. the other three (mater, luigi and guido) are much smaller and much less detailed. they’ll go fast. hopefully, i can finish them up during the evenings this week.
so. since we’ve moved to a new house, i have to (heh. well… “want to”) paint a new mural on my son’s bedroom. this time, rather than a huckleberry finn type scene, he’s older now and wants lightning mcqueen and some associated “cars” action on his wall. so, there i was with a glass of red wine pondering the technique i am going to use to achieve the cool “desert cliffs” effect for the backdrop.
now, keep in mind, he’s just turned 3 this past spring:
quentin: dad, why do you have a glass of beer?
me: it’s not beer, quentin. it’s wine. and i was thinking it might help me paint.
quentin: silly, that wine can’t help you paint. it has no hands.
so. i found my new favorite quote machine — henry miller. how can you go wrong with things like “The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way” or “Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine” or “Chaos is the score upon which reality is written“?
of course, for some perspective, my former favorite was napoleon.
whew… so, this has been my longest blog drought yet. hopefully that will change soon. i’m finally settled in (mostly — we have a coffee pot now!) at the new job. i’ve got my email mostly under control. heh, i even went grocery shopping today. woot!
alright. i’ve got some game server type stuff to work on. then, thor and i are gonna hit the beach for a bit.
i’ll check back in soon and write some more game-related stuff as soon as i get a solid line in my head about what kinda things i can talk about and can’t. i’ll have to talk to raph to see how he draws that line.
- raph koster <– badass
- john donham <– double badass
- a few others <– off the charts badasses of all hawtness!
whew. that’s quite the company to keep. i think i’m the only one who hasn’t published a book on making massively multiplayer games.
so, we have to get our house bundled up and sold pretty quicklike (the floor guys were there yesterday) because i have to be down there, ass in seat on the morning of monday, march 26th.
just thought i’d let my virtual peeps know.
i say, i’m moving to san diego. you say?