Blade Runner

My Blade Runner 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD set arrived today, and I took pictures of the contents.

I’ve been waiting on this for about fifteen years – BR has always been one of my favorite movies, and the 1992 “Director’s Cut” wasn’t really that great. Now I have every single version of the movie ever produced, as well as tons of extras and a 3.5-hour documentary about the making of the film.

Now I just need to order a copy of the new second edition of “Future Noir” (the “Blade Runner Bible”) from Amazon UK, since it’s not available in the US yet.

Crazy Neighbors’ Christmas Lights

One of the houses down the street (the same folks responsible for the driveway big-screen football game about a month ago) has put up their annual display of Christmas lights.

Amy and I tend to refer to this house as “Vegas”, because the first year we lived here I said “Wow, their light display reminds me of a Las Vegas casino.”

Anyway, here’s the 2007 Extravaganza. I’m sure our neighbors are great people, and their display may not be much compared to some I’ve seen, but it’s excessive for our neighborhood. Click the thumbnails for full-size photos.

First, the overall view:

Driveway lights:

Blue snowflakes and a giant inflatable “JOY”:

Wrapped columns and trees:

Finally, the giant inflatable Santa Claus and “JOY”:

They seem to have retired the giant inflatable Frosty the Snowman they had out last year.

Back to work..

I’ve been on vacation since Thanksgiving, but am really in the mood to return to work on Monday. I can’t stand being off work for more than a week or so – I tend to get bored. Bad habits of a work-a-holic I guess.

I’ll also be taking every Friday between now and the end of the year off, since my employer gave me an extra week of vacation (now four weeks total per year) this year as it was my fifth anniversary with them. I didn’t find out about the extra week until last month, so now I’ve got to use it up by 12/31 or I’ll lose it.