salad_barbarian: Rupert dressed up for Christmas and me (Merry Christmas)
2013-12-23 11:44 pm
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salad_barbarian: K-ON girl (Fan sparkle)
2011-04-24 05:15 am
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Easter!


The reason for the season.


My favorite bunny is the big one in the middle.
salad_barbarian: K-ON girl (Fan sparkle)
2011-04-13 08:36 am
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Time to make known the goings on of the most recent...

RUPERT AND SALAD BARBARIAN'S DAY OF FUN!

First up the comics I bought that day:

Beware ladies for soon I shall posses the knowledge of how to pick you up! *evil laugh*

Now onto what you all came to see.Read more... )

Overall I had a great time and I hope you had a great time reading about it.
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-09-18 12:02 am
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Ladies and Gentlemen your attention please!

It is time my friends. Come one come all, don't delay or stall!

Here it is...
RUPERT and SALAD BARBARIAN'S DAY of FUN!

Yep on Wednesday Rupert on I wandered about downtown Chicago taking pictures, meeting people ,and scaring a few passersby.
Behind the cut are several pictures of our adventure:Read more... )
Well was it worth the wait?

I really enjoyed myself. I talked to a few people and got some exercise. Despite the migraine, it was so much fun! When the weather cools down I'll probably do it again. Having Rupert under my arm really helped me overcome my usual tendency to freak out when dealing with the public. Thanks to God for all of the kind people I met that day!
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-09-03 04:52 pm
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Well I'm not dead.

Although you wouldn't know it from the lack of comments and entries I've been posting. I got really busy with work and well time slipped by me. But I'm back now and ready to entertain all of you!

First up I've been doing some plant stuff:Read more... )
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2010-07-30 07:13 am
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IT IS COMPLETE!

...for now anyways.

I am finally done with my web. Behold: )

Sorry the pictures aren't bigger. If you want to see the huge unresized versions just ask and I'll put those up.
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2010-07-20 09:12 pm
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Into my parlor.

After several months of minimal ropes/strings/chains hanging above my room I've decided to put up a "proper" web. I had originally taken most of it down because I was hopeful that I'd be able to move out soon. However after spending almost half of my savings on my parents so they could file for bankruptcy and being reminded just how unsteady my work is that looks unlikely.

So here is what my room looked like before I started fixing it up:




I don't know how I was able to put up with so little for so long. Getting it back up to snuff will take a little while so you all will have to be patient for those pictures.

In the mean time expect a few writer's block posts.
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-06-24 12:08 am
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Just cause I have no idea what I'm doing it doesn't mean I should stop.

Well I ended up buying more books both comic and non. From the thrift store I got "A birds eye view of Jewish history", "Sources of Chinese traditions", and "The long dark teatime of the soul". (I also found another wooden monk.) I checked out a different comic store than usual and instead of 50 cent bins they had $1 bins. There were so many boxes that I couldn't go through them all but I noticed that the comics were a lot more recent then the cheaper ones at the other store. Anyway I picked up Amazing Spiderman 537 (it's the one where Captain America gives a great speech), Atomic Robo: Dogs of War (parts 4 and 5). Then I paid full price for Fin Fang 4 Return and Galacta: Daughter of Galactus.

Let's see has there been anything else I've done? I've bought several strips of Taste of Chicago tickets in preparation for that starting this friday. I don't know if I'll be able to try all of the different foods I want but I make an effort. I just hope it rains on the days I go so it's not crowded.

Also I remember promising scans showing all of you the comic book called Protectors that had a hole in it. Well here's the cover: (Warning this is graphic)Read more... )

That hole goes through the entire book, letter page and all. For those of you who don't know the 90s was a real bad time for comics. Almost every company was putting out special gimmick covers for speculators who were hoping to resell them at a latter time for a profit. It didn't work as evidenced by the fact that I bought the above comic for 50 when it was originally marked $2.95. I'm not an expert so I'll refrain form getting into a long rant against that era when everything had to be extreme with a capital X.

To get over that slight downer here is Brent Spiner in the role that made him famous:


Have a nice day!

PS. Is there anything that I can type as my location that google maps can't find?
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-03-22 07:27 am
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Despite the efforts of government I feel better.

I realize that in my last post I told you I was involved in putting together an award thing but I forgot to link to it. Well here is the final post of that contest: on Dream Width and on Live Journal. It was thrown together in a little over a week but I think it turned out ok. Of course because I was busy with that I didn't have much time to comment on everybody's entries. So I'm sorry if I missed a few of you.

In other cheerful news I put up the Easter decorations...

(This is a picture from last year but rest assured Rupert is wearing the ears right now.)

...and did some planting. When stuff starts to grow I'll post a few pictures of that.

Alas I do have some distressing news. Just as I was too busy with the contest to comment a short while ago I will be busy again starting tonight. I start work again tonight so if you don't hear from me blame capitalism.

I leave you with this interesting video on how gaming can save the world:
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-02-25 11:16 pm
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Tonight you sleep with the fish.

After all this time waiting you finally get to see some of the photos fro the Shedd Aquarium: Read more... )

Well that's all of the good ones. I also updated [livejournal.com profile] gentle_john with a pic I took afterward. I carried him in my pocket the whole time waiting of a photo op but none came until the end.

I'm considering doing a video tour of my room. I've taken down most of my web but what's left is still imposing enough to keep out vagrants. The comic scans will have to wait until tomorrow.

Until next time world!
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2010-01-24 09:29 am
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Gooooood Morning live journal!

All is happiness and sunshine today (even though it's raining outside).



It turned out my hard drive was failing but the guy who fixed it last time was able to get me a new (well refurbished) one for only $25! It seems to make a lot more clicking noises but it's not crashing so I don't care. Also on the day he brought it back my new camera came in at walmart. Behold a close up of [livejournal.com profile] gentle_john:Read more... )
In addition to that I just feel good. I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm starting to get some of that confidence I'm always praying for.

Hope you're all having a good day to, see you latter!
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-12-26 11:07 pm
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-12-11 04:34 pm
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My room at Christmas time.

Fear my holiday decorating skills! There are a lot of images so click the cut to see the room that keeps Santa awake at night.
Read more... )
Well I hope you enjoyed that. I'm going to make an effort to post more here and elsewhere. So see you again soon ( I hope).
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-11-24 01:19 am
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Intoductory post!

Since I've added a few new friends and plan on adding a few more I was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] oceancolors to write an introduction. So this is me: Read more... )
I can't think of anything else to write so if you want to know something just ask.
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-11-17 06:46 am
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It is time once again for:

RUPERT AND SALAD BARBARIAN'S DAY OF FUN!

On friday the 13th I decided to wander hither and yon. Since I didn't want him to feel left out I let Rupert join me as long as he promised not to sing so much this time.

Warning several images under the cut. If you want to see them larger just click on them.
Read more... )
Well that's all for now. You know more people noticed him this time but not as many as you might think. I was carrying him under my arm the whole way but not that many people payed attention. Oh well. There is always next time!
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-07-25 11:59 am
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It's the most wonderful time of the year in july!

That's right people it's Xmas in july!

I hope you all remembered to hang your stockings above your air conditioners last night.
Let's start things off with a few games:

Grow a tree!
and then
Light up the tree!

Build a snowman!

And now that you've doubtless spent hours on those here are a few festive images and a few songs:Read more... )

Have a very merry Xmas everybody!
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-05-11 10:25 pm
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I've been busy with "things".

It's a little late for Mothers' day but still...Read more... )
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-04-30 07:26 am
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I've come back to leave again.

Ok where was I? Oh yeah I was spending too much time at work. But more importantly I now have all of the materials to make my coffin case. I have the wood all cut and mostly screwed together, I have a cotton lining for the inside and black vinyl to cover it inside and out. Also I've mostly figured out a carrying strap. The only downside is I haven't been working on it as much as I could have. Curse you laziness! *almost shakes fist but decides it's too much effort*

In other news my mom broke her leg. She was crossing the street and tripped on a really bad pot hole:

She has to use a walker to get around the apartment but some places are inaccessible because there isn't enough room here for a walker.

You may have noticed the date thingy on the picture. That is due to my parents buying me a new camera. My old one was ok except that the battery compartment wouldn't stay closed. Even tape wouldn't keep it shut. The new one is alright except that it sucks up battery power quick and it won't accept the full potential of the memory card. It has a setting for taking close up shots so Gentleman John will be getting more use.

I could rant on for a bit longer about several other electronic devices as well as having to work under the management of other security companies but I have even more work tonight so I need my "don't snap and set people on fire" sleep.

Until next time don't die of influenza.
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-03-17 09:25 am
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Happy St. Patrick's day!



(The icon I'm using is the only holiday icon I have room for. But it's green and dancing so it's not so far off.)
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Default)
2009-03-12 08:27 pm
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The sun will come out...

With the economy in shambles and the country digging itself deeper in debt in an effort to spend our way to prosperity things look bleak. People are losing their jobs left and right. Live Journal communities are being hacked and Marvel is trying to get several others shutdown. The world seems to be roaring toward despair but remember tomorrow )

Now let's all turn those frowns upside down!