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Fanboy

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 I’ve been helping out some friends with their Podcast, mostly moving them from a hand-held memo recorder to some more serious sound recording equipment.  Yesterday I contributed a somewhat fragmented WorldCon report.  I’m mostly quiet during the comics discussion, they shift to me about half way through.

 Fun stuff.  You can listen here!  

Or visit Fanboy Planet here!

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August 31, 2006 at 8:02 am

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Battlestar

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Ron Moore (2nd from left) and the writers from Battlestar Galactica at Worldcon. (live from Worldcon!)

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August 27, 2006 at 11:56 am

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Harlan

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Ellison is talking. Beware!

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August 26, 2006 at 1:20 pm

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Harlan3

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Note that if a five foot tall guy stands six inches in front of a camera he seems like a giant.

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August 26, 2006 at 1:20 pm

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Harlan2

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August 26, 2006 at 1:19 pm

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Bride

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Deb’s hall costume for tonight is another inspired by the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. The bride in the attic. Photo from the audience as we wait for the Masquerade to begin.

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August 25, 2006 at 7:46 pm

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Dune

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At WorldCon this week. Right now in a pannel with Kevin Anderson and Brian Herbert, authors of the new Dune books. The latest, Hunters of Dune, takes up where the last left off. (Kevin on left.)

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August 25, 2006 at 4:14 pm

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Jazz

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Jazz We’re at the San Jose Jazz festival this afternoon. Got here a bit late, but managed to find a bit of grass down front to throw our towels down.  Atmosphere is so nice, jazz folks are so much cooler than so many other concert goers.

Here’s a live shot from down front. Marcus Miller is up now. Dr. John starts in an hour!

Sent from Smartphone!

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August 20, 2006 at 12:08 pm

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August

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No posts in August so far.  Guess it’s because it’s been incredibly busy.  Both fun and work have conspired to eat up all "down" time this month.  So what have we been up to?

  • Justin has a job as a lifeguard at a local private pool.  Wow, talk about the life.  My first job was working in the stock room at Thrifty Drugs.  He and I did the Scout Camp thing last month and he got his last merit badge requirement for getting his Eagle.  Now it’s just paperwork and the review.
  • Debbie has been keeping up with her Yoga and helping out down at the Saratoga City offices, just keeping her hand in on administrative work.  She’s also been keeping busy taking care of her Grandmother’s chores, and helping her mother get things ready for moving.
  • I’ve been really socked at work, but have also been busy finishing up home chores (painting the kitchen, putting up new light fixtures, garage clean-out to make room for a new car, etc.)
  • We’ve done several trips to Oregon this summer, follow-up on Jeanie’s impending move from Myrtle Creek to Bend.
  • We’re all prepping for World Con at the end of the month.
  • We went downtown for the Zero-One art displays.
  • There’s undoubtedly more that I’m forgetting.

Anyway, wanted to do a fill-in post while I could. Friends over for lunch today and this afternoon I’m going to try to hit the garage and get caught up on some work.

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August 13, 2006 at 11:08 am

Posted in Home and Family