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Drum-Filled Weekends

As I’ve said before, October is a busy month for the Gradin household. This year, drumming events take a great deal of our time in the fall. On Friday, Alchemy Drumming and Dance put together a drum circle for the Georgia Theater Conference at Brenau and on the square. We…Continue Reading

Pod People

Yesterday, Amy and I spent the whole day doing Chewbacca pictures for the upcoming DragonCon art show. I think this year’s project is going to be really great! Earlier in the morning, I had a doctor’s appointment to attend to. While I was there, I took the opportunity to ask…Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day (cont.)

When I finally got around to a time that I could possibly finish up this post, it was too late. Father’s Day turned out to be exhausting. I did get to play a video game for about 20 minutes. Balthazar and I played “Knights of the Old Republic” on the…Continue Reading

Atlanta Photo Stroll 5

That’s “V” for you Romans. This stroll took place in Roswell around the Old Roswell Mill area. I think everyone had a good time, though there may have been a poison ivy victim. The place was crawling with various identifiable types of poison ivy. I have (so far) managed to…Continue Reading

The Return of the Season

It’s been relatively cold and rainy since my return from Florida. Today was the first day that we’ve received a good dose of sunshine and heat. It felt like Georgia in June. Our Great Pyrenees, Yang, nearly melted. I don’t know what she’s going to do in August. Tomorrow we’re…Continue Reading

My Wife, the Spaz

This evening, having spent the evening hosting “The Vagina Monologues,” my wife and I enjoyed Taco Bell for dinner. For some reason, Amy insists on ordering to-go foods that can’t possibly be eaten to-go without ramifications. Tonight, she got a big pile of nachos with all the fixin’s for the…Continue Reading

The Ancients Knew

Space.com is showing us satellite pictures (from space, no less!) of ancient sites significant to extraterrestial matters. It’s fascinating to read about civilizations long before ours that understood the sun’s movement around us. That is, I’m pretty sure that the people of yore did not grasp the concept of a…Continue Reading

Batteries Sold Separately

I received the remote control turbo car yesterday from w00t. It looks awesome, though I do have some complaints. The battery isn’t charged upon receipt, which isn’t particularly unusual – just disappointing. More to the problem however, the battery door is secured with micro a screw. Not that I don’t…Continue Reading

Canon Announces the XL2

The waiting is over for the prosumer mini-DV world as Canon (finally) releases the XL2, the follow-up to the wildly successful (some would say ground-breaking) XL1S. With both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios (film-like and TV-like, respectively), variable frame rates (again, to more closely emulate film or TV), interchangeable lens…Continue Reading