Saturday, December 10, 2005

Why I Love the Alamo Drafthouse...

...of course, there are many reasons I love the Drafthouse, Austin, TX's coolest movie chain, but the way they treat movies and make moviegoing an extra treat is always wonderful. Handing out red beanines before The Life Aquatic... Wonka bars created by their chef at Willy Wonka, and now, the coolest entrance to a movie theater I've ever seen courtesy of Harry Knowles photos at In order to get into the theater to see The Chronicles of Narnia, you have to walk THROUGH a wardrobe. How cool is that? Check it out...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!, originally uploaded by bthemn.

the first FIFTY are done... only a hundred or so more to go! It's almost like a marathon... except not. Heh.

I can't even begin to mention the word "workout"... it's been since
mid last week that I've had the time to get to the Y. I hate that, but
I end up getting swamped in Christmas prep stuff. Now, with another
semi-secret project I've been busy on winding down, and the Christmas
album almost ready to be shipped, I should be able to get back to
working out. The only benefit to being so busy is that I haven't had
the appetite I normally would. Oh well.

I'll try to post some Christmas music here over the next few days in
addition to the Christmas album. Maybe it'll attract a few more people
to the blog, it's been awfully quiet lately. :-( (of course that's
just as much my fault for being too busy to post)

the mastering is done...

the artwork was done the other day, but the mastering wasn't done yet.
it takes a lot of time to make sure that levels and equalization are
ok. The final album comes in at 31 tracks and 79minutes45seconds.
Huzzah. If you'd still like to help out a little with postage I'm
working on a separate little project that will go out with the
Christmas CD to help with postage. Ang and I have been in a little bit
of a crunch what with the job transition. It just sucks that the
crunch came in December. Ugh. Our Paypal account is A couple bucks makes sure you get a disc
(though if you're reading this, you're probably getting one anyways. I
am unintentionally forgetful sometimes.) and a little DVD and CD set
I'm putting together as a bit of a thank you.

I don't mean to sound like a schill though. If you want the disc and
can't chip in a couple bucks, or just think I might have forgotten
your name on the list, leave a comment and I'll make sure you get one.

What is "one" you ask? Every year Ang and I spend a couple of months
digging up the cheesiest Christmas music we can find. Every year gets
a little bit better and I think this year might be, if not the best,
right up there with the best. It's a pretty enjoyable little listen.
The list started with about 10 people 9 years ago, this year over 100
people all over the country will grab a copy. Want one? Let me know.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!, originally uploaded by bthemn.

The yearly project begins to bear some fruit. I love the feeling I get when I see a big stack of things I created... feels great

Monday, December 05, 2005

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!, originally uploaded by bthemn.

Ang is much too Excited for it being this late... in fact I think she's dancing. Heh

Sunday, December 04, 2005

a late night at the office...

ah I love this time of year. The time of year where the after hours
work ends up busier than the on-the-clock hours as Ang and I work on
our annual project. Some people make christmas cookies, others...
well, others work on secret projects. So tonight we're at the office
working on the annual version of the secret project. I just hope it
sounds, errr umm... tastes... err umm looks, err... heck, I just hope
it's good. heh.