Sunday, October 30, 2011

Amazon baby registry

Due to privacy concerns, Jillian doesn't want any pictures of herself on the Internet. I'll send photos through email in a couple days.

Hey, my parents just saw them on Wednesday.

Anyway, people have asked for the baby registry, so here you go:

Clothes, books, and carrying wraps are the priority. Toys can wait a while...I guess...

Monday, October 03, 2011

Photos on the way

Wedding and ultrasound photographs are on the way. I just need time to pick which ones to put up.

Oh, and we'll be at NYCC, through the generosity of my in-laws.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

Go to the links and check out the galleries.

Michael Keaton as Batman (1989) 12" Figure

Jack Nicholson as Joker (1989) 12" Figure

I don't usually go for the really big, intricately detailed, super poseable, very expensive superhero toys, but DAYUM! I really want these. Granted, there's no place to put them AT ALL, but that's never stopped me before.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

If you really want me to be happy...

You'll get me a set of the Batman Incorporated toys that come out this week. And an extra Batman so I can spray-paint it with gloss black enamel.

(Okay, don't do that. I'll be begging for more important stuff later on.)

Oh, btw, getting married on the 19th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Got Blackness?

I got hooked on to the works of one comedian and activist Elon James White through Jillian. My exposure first started with a video series entitled This Week in Blackness. While the title is somewhat misleading (not exactly weekly, nor has it been updated in a while), it has been entertaining and thought-provoking.

Outside of TWiB, EJW hosts an audio podcast (available through iTunes) called Blacking it Up, which broadcasts live through Ustream Monday through Friday. Joining Mr White is critically acclaimed, internationally renowned poet Ms Bassey Ikpi, and America's Premiere straight man*, Mr Aaron Rand Freeman. In this program, they talk about politics, current events, and whatever else is on their minds.

On Sundays, there are two live audio podcasts, also available through iTunes. One is called the JTMScast, covering all sorts of nerdery, hosted by Tatiana King. What does JTMS stand for? Any proper nerd would recognize the line "Jaga, take my strength! As lord of the Thundercats, I command you!"

They nerd hard. It's not a game!

The other Sunday podcast is called The White House. It is generally a blend of the other two shows, with a bigger focus of telling stories and of friends just hanging out and having fun, and anything goes.

I spend my working days listening to this stuff. It keeps me entertained and challenged. I love it. Please listen, and share it with friends.

* - in comedic terms, not sexual identity terms.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Dorothy Brady, RIP

So, my paternal grandmother died Friday night.

Dorothy Rasmussen Brady, 89, of Deer Creek Blvd., Meco, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, at home with her loving family at her side.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Lewis M. and Catherine McNealy Rasmussen.

During World War II, Dorothy was one of the first women to enlist in the U.S. Navy WAVES Program, and served her country as a pharmacist's mate 2nd class dental technician. While on duty in Oxford, Ohio, she met her husband, James Brady, whom she married on November 21, 1944. After the war, the couple resided in Chicago, Ill., where they raised seven children.

The Bradys moved to New York in 1970 and settled in Broadalbin. After many years as a homemaker, Dorothy spent nine years as an employee of the Fulton County Infirmary. She moved to Meco after the death of her husband in 2001.

Dorothy had deep feelings about volunteerism and cheerfully gave of her time wherever help was needed. Starting as a volunteer receptionist in a local hospital in Chicago, she continued her work in New York as co-chairman of the ladies Auxiliary of the Fulton County Infirmary and as a library attendant at the Wilkinson Memorial Book Station in Broadalbin.

She was a member of the Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and served many terms as chairman of its National Defense Committee.

Dorothy was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Parish in Johnstown.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a great-grandson, Henry Bruckelmyer.

Dorothy is survived by her seven children, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren of whom she was very proud; and several nieces and nephews.