And … Christmas is over. Thank God. I got some super cool presents from the boyfriend (lots of books, some movies, and a cool coat!) and ate waaaaaay too much food due to three different gatherings. I am not weighing myself until July.
I must confess that Christmas is still one of my least favorite times of the year. There has been a big hole in the holidays since 1991. Seems like 26 years would be enough time to fill that hole or, at the very least, have made some peace with it. I suspect that if I haven’t gotten over it by now, I am never going to.
It’s one week until 2018 (just to state the obvious).
Remember when I mentioned winning an eBay auction while stuck in traffic on the way to Charleston, SC? Well, here it is … Duran Duran’s Into the Area Board Game (released in 1985 by Milton Bradley). As you can tell by the graphics, this was released to coincide with the Arena live album and the Arena (An Absurd Notion) concert video. One of the super cool things about the game is that it’s graphics were designed by Assorted iMaGes (who had been doing all the designs for Duran Duran releases at that point).
I didn’t even realize there was a Duran Duran board game until I ran across a mention of it about a year ago. Since then I have been trying to find a reasonably priced copy. And, thanks to eBay, I scored a copy for just a little over $40 shipped. YES! Now I just need to find some friends to play it with.
I also won an auction for a VHS of the Duran Duran video album. It contains the first 11 Duran Duran videos and was released in 1983 on Beta video, CED videodisc, LaserDisc, VHD disc, and VHS. I rented this A LOT from one of the local video stores (of which I can’t remember the name) back in the day. It’s a bit of a bummer that this hasn’t made its way on to DVD. The Greatest DVD release from 2004 has all these videos but it’s not quite the same as all the videos are viewed one at a time with breaks between them. The Duran Duran release has the 11 videos cleverly edited together for a continuous viewing experience.
And with that, my week of Duran Duran concludes!
Winter Storm Warning for Waynesville NC until 2009-12-18
… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
SNOW… POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET AND RAIN… WILL SPREAD INTO THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA… THE ADJACENT NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS… AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CAROLINA FRIDAY MORNING. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO FALL MAINLY AS SNOW THROUGH MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON… ALTHOUGH A CHANGE TO A MIX OF SLEET AND RAIN IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS DURING THE EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA… AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS… GENERALLY IN AREAS WEST OF INTERSTATE 26 AND ALONG AND EAST OF THE BALSAMS. ACROSS THE GREENVILLE AND PICKENS MOUNTAINS… TOTAL SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.
THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTAIN A LOT OF MOISTURE AND WILL EASILY ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES. IN ADDITION… NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BECOME BREEZY ON FRIDAY AND WILL REMAIN THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS MAY DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES… CREATING AREAS OF POWER OUTAGES.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Strange to think it’s already been nearly three weeks since Preston, Michael (with Seppo) and I went on a wee hike that turned into an all day hike. The Blue Ridge Parkway was closed so we hiked out from the junction with Hwy. 215. We didn’t plan on going too terribly far … but we did. Past the Devil’s Courthouse, out to the junction with the road to the Black Balsam Wilderness, then on to Sam’s Knob, down to Flat Laurel Creek and back out to the Parkway and on back to the car. We started out about 10:30 in the morning and got back to the car at 7:00 just as it was getting dark. It was pretty awesome to see dusk descend while walking down the middle of the Parkway. Seppo gets big points for hanging with all all day. Jump inside for some more pictures. Continue reading “Hiking Photos!”
Oh yeah … I have hardly posted anything this week. SHOCKER!
There are a few things I want to post (like the NYC stuff) and I will get to that this coming weekend.
Right now “Metalocalypse: Season Two” is occupying my time.
Yes. I will do anything for Dethklok!
Still in a mood here. I thought I was working past it but that’s a misconception.
What’s the point?
Feeling kinda useless and uninteresting here.
Monday Night Update:
And … I am now over it.
The last performance of “Floyd Collins” was this afternoon. If you missed it … shame on you! The show was excellent!!! The cast rocked!!! I can honestly say that I am gonna miss this one. Big thanks to cast for a wonderful experience and an incredible show!
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 – 31 – 32 – 33 – 34 – 35 – 36 – 37!
Oh man … I have it totally bad for Pickles, the Drummer of Dethklok. December 2nd can’t get here soon enough as there will be more Pickles eye candy with the dvd release of the second season of “Metalocalypse.” BRUTAL!!!
Must. Have. Joe Ledbetter’s “Smash” Vinyl Toy!
I have just found the coolest sight ever … Skull-A-Day! Browse through the archives and see lots of cool skull imagery. You can even get a pattern to make your own Papercraft Skull with Articulated Jaw. I can’t wait to make my own.