Friday, 08 May 2015
Background: The Mind Games convention is where/how American Mensa awards games the Mensa Select seal. The seal is awarded to 5-6 games each year. It’s an event with ~300 Mensans in attendance, specifically a self-selected subset of Mensans that are gamers. As a judge/attendee, you are assigned around ~30 games to play during the play period (Friday 11am until […]
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
(Skip down to a summary of my intended votes and recommended ballot if you prefer a tl;dr approach.) Today is tax day, but it’s also the day that members of American Mensa will receive their ballots. (If you haven’t already, set a filter in your inbox so that mail from “firstname.lastname@example.org” pops to the top […]
Monday, 13 April 2015
Responsible reporting and use of data is one of my favorite topics (and the lack of it is one of my pet peeves). As I was writing about another topic and researching accordingly, I had reason to go look up the (externally available) demographics of American Mensa. The page is very interesting, and I wanted […]
Sunday, 12 April 2015
I’ve been playing Pokemon Art Academy, which turns out to be a nicely relaxing game for me. It’s also teaching me some art skills, building on some of the things I’ve learned at Disneyland/WDW Animation Academy. I’m learning better shading and layering techniques. The game starts you out tracing outlines and coloring them in. It […]
Sunday, 12 April 2015
I needed socks, so I ended up browsing at my local Fred Meyer’s clothing section. While browsing, I decided to take a shot at what their plus size area might be. Lo and behold, it was 2-3 times the size of Target’s. There were lots of cute things, including summer wear, swimsuits, and outerwear. They […]
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Sunday, 01 February 2015
Trends noticed in the commercials Dads – I’m sure I won’t be the only one to mention that Dads played a prominent role in this year’s commercials. From Nissan to Dove to Toyota, the message seemed to be that guys should be Dads. While I don’t like the idea that men have to have children […]
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Originally submitted at Hayneedle.com Description Who knew squares could be so sophisticated? With an eye-catching geometric pattern, the Nova 3-Drawer Nightstand has all the right angles. It’s made of wood with walnut veneers in a chestnut finish for a fresh, urban look. Plus, it includes a special concealed outlet. Plug in your favorite lamp, then […]
Sunday, 25 January 2015
I’ve taken up aerial yoga. Here’s me doing some inversions and a floor-based King Pigeon pose.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Problem: Cat on game table Solution: Cat above game table
Friday, 16 January 2015
My ice grew a…protrusion.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
The Oatmeal is raising money for the Tesla museum, and I won’t be giving any. While I really like the Tesla museum concept as well as its groundswell of support, The Oatmeal frequently uses fatness as a signifier of disgustingness or slobbiness, most famously in his “reasons I choose to run” comic but also in […]
Friday, 09 January 2015
Visiting the AFK Tavern for the first time. Only in Seattle does a place this awesome have multiple locations.
Thursday, 08 January 2015
I’m a bit behind the times, but I wanted to review the things I did in 2014, particularly since I was lax in the past couple of years about posting to my blog (instead tending to post to Twitter for tiny things that used to drive my blog posts). I did see a good number […]
Monday, 05 January 2015
World Without End at the top of the world (Columbia Tower Club)
Thursday, 01 January 2015
Dumplings for the new year!