I took some pictures of my “Every Day Carry” stuff.
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.
It truly is the end of an era – AT&T will be exiting the payphone business by the end of 2008.
Personally, I don’t think that cellular/mobile phones are a true replacement for pay phones. I’ve had to use a payphone a couple of times in the past five or six years when I was someplace that didn’t have cellular coverage or didn’t have my phone with me.
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.
They seem to have retired the giant inflatable Frosty the Snowman they had out last year.
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.
They sell uranium ore, but what’s even stranger is the “Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought” section – mouse traps, anal douches, panties, personal lube, electronic field meters, and goat milk.
It boggles the mind.