Archive for October, 2005

Sense of sound

October 21, 2005 - 10:46 pm Comments Off on Sense of sound

I’ve had a tummy bug for about a week now, so hub and the kids went to Houston and I stayed home to recuperate. It’s a pretty night outside – temps in the low 60s – so I have the porch door open. So far I’ve heard:

Some sort of amplified auction, with items ranging from $350 – $thousands
A band after the auction was over
A buck right outside the porch snorting at my cats
The soprano next door practicing her scales

It’s amazing what you can hear when you think it’s quiet.

Where I’m at

October 16, 2005 - 2:56 pm 1 Comment

We’ve discovered Netflix, and through it rented the first season of Lost. I’ve since been obsessed with finding clues and websites and theories about the show. It’s similar to finding clues in the Harry Potter or Dark Tower books, and it’s a lot of fun. Anyway, I wrote up an article for ARGN about it.

I’ve also gotten involved in Last Call Poker, a new ARG from the makers of The Beast and I Love Bees.

In a couple of weeks I’ll be attending the Austin Game Conference as a media representative for ARGN, so keep an eye out for my byline.

How to get the heebie jeebies

October 2, 2005 - 9:15 pm 1 Comment

Here’s how to get the heebie jeebies.

First, get the mentally handicapped neighbor girl up on her roof about dusk, screaming at the top of her lungs for help and that she doesn’t want to die. Have your husband go to the roof with possibly unstable girl to calm her down.

Then after everything’s all settled, have the wind blow stuff around on your doorstep.

Nothing like a volley of good bloodcurdling shrieks to get the willies in full flow.

Oh, for extra credit, ponder why the mentally handicapped girl is continually left home alone by her parents when they jet off to Las Vegas. She may be 25, but she obviously does not need to be on her own. Last month she busted into my next door neighbor’s party to complain there were cars parked on the street.