Saturday, October 15, 2011

Planning My 3rd Tattoo

So I'm planning on getting my 3rd tattoo in the coming weeks. It will be Lord of the Rings "One Ring to Rule Them All..." saying in Elvish script.

My original plan was to wrap that saying around my upper right arm but I have an issue with that now..  it's a pretty long saying and to wrap it around my arm on a single line would mean the lettering would have to be super small. I could do double line (like it's picture above) and the letter would be bigger but I'm not sure I like that since it's just one single line wrapped inside of a ring.

Also since I dressed up as a Hobbit for SDCC and Hobbits being my favorite characters from the books I wanted to get a set of Hobbit feet tattooed below the Elvish script and I'm not sure how cool that would look to the a double line of script wrapped around my arm with these floating Hobbit feet under it.

But I came across this cool picture of the Elvish script in a circle, single line that I really like and I thought maybe I could put a set of Hobbit feet in the middle.

I'm actually leaning more towards that design now.. just need to find the right drawing of Hobbit feet.

What do you guys think? Which version of the tattoo do you like better?

MASH 4077 Podcast Episode 18

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Show Notes

Kenny Mittleider from Knights of the Guild & Confessions of a Fanboy Podcasts, Simon Meddings from Waffle On Podcast, Al Kessel from Tales from the Mouse House, Fast Forward & Just Because Podcast and our special guest Harry Dauz discuss one of the most successful and longest running television series in history.. M*A*S*H

Today we cover Season 1, Episode #18 - Dear Dad... Again
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Written by Larry Gelbart & Sheldon Keller
Production code J317
Original air date February 4, 1973

Set during the Korean War in the 1950’s

Plot Summary: Hawkeye writes to his father again about several crazy events that take place at the 4077th, including the discovery of an Demara-esque fraud masquerading as a doctor, Frank becoming drunk, and Margaret’s attempt to sing “My Blue Heaven” at the camp “No-Talent Show.”

Hope you enjoy it,
Kenny, Meds, Al & Harry

Friday, October 14, 2011

Need my Mojo Back

Once again I got up today with a ton of motivation to get stuff done. I have a MASH podcast that is due to be released tomorrow and I haven't even started editing it. I need to completely remove everything from my garage and re-pack and organize it. Need to clean the cars and get Harry's truck listing up online so we can sell it. And there is a ton of yard work to be done.

But as with the past few days about an hour into my day my motivation disappeared and I struggled to do a few things around the house. I don't know what it is but ever since I got back from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter I've had a hard time motivating myself to do anything other then catch up on my TV programs.

Maybe I'm just in a rut because I'm no longer living in the "Harry Potter" world or after the long hard year of work, my mind/body is saying no more.. just relax for a bit. Whatever it is I need to snap out of it. I might not be working but I still have responsibilities. During this work downtime I'm hoping to accomplish so much and now it being halfway through the month already I feel like I have done nothing and I hate that feeling.

So starting tomorrow.. I'm going to dig down deep and find my mojo once again and get things done. I did manage to finished the next MASH 4077 Podcast by midnight.. so that's a start.

I'll keep you posted on my progress!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Moving Abroad??

Now that I'm single, in my early 40's and currently trying to re-focus my life (job wise) I am seriously thinking about moving abroad. I was born and raised in Southern California. I've never lived anywhere else. And ever since I met Harry we always said if things didn't work out here in the US for him we could move to Europe and I always said if we did that I would want to live in England because they speak English and I just love the whole British culture. Of course things between Harry and I didn't work out but the thought of living in England has never left me.

Living in England has been at the forefront of my mind these days. I need a change, a big change and moving to England might be it. I've never been aboard and I know it's not exactly like it appears in movies and TV but I am planning a trip to England/Ireland in May of 2012 so I'll get to see what it's like over there. I can't really think about moving until the house is sold here and I can't put it on the market until September 2012 so this move wouldn't happen for at least a year. But with that said I have a ton of toys/collectibles that I would need to sell along with furniture and other household things.

I don't know where in England I would want to live. I would definitely need to do my research, look into getting a work visa, housing, jobs.. lots of pre-planning. And who knows a year is a long ways off and so many things could happen between now and then. It's just something that was on my mind that I wanted to share it with my blog readers... stay tuned!!

Doctor's Appointment

This morning I had my yearly Doctor's appointment. Now I was seeing my main doctors assistant but I like him as well so I didn't mind. It was a full on physical exam. He poke and prodded every part of my body. They took plenty of blood to do all kinds of tests.

I did my yearly HIV test and I am negative. For me I always expect to be negative but there is always that voice in the back of your mind saying.. what if.

He mentioned several things that I already knew.. I'm over weight and need to lose at least 30 to 40 pounds and that I have dangerously high blood pressure. And that it's been high for several years so it's time to put me on medication to try and control it. So besides my cholesterol medicine and my testosterone supplement I now have to take blood pressure medicine.

Getting old sucks!!!

KOTG CompanionCast S5E12

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Show Notes:
This is the final CompanionCast for The Guild Season Five. First of all be sure you watched Episode 12 of season 5 . If you haven’t seen it yet watch it HERE

Our Season 4 CompanionCasts were a huge hit so we thought we would do them again for Season 5.

So what is a CompanionCast?? It’s a behind the scene look at the current episode of The Guild.
I was on set everyday while they shot Season 5. As actors and crew were finished with scenes I would try and speak to them. Get some inside info about the scene they just shot. I also interviewed Felicia Day and Kim Evey about the storyline and Sean Becker about the directing. Each one of these CompanionCasts will be episode specific and will vary in length depending on how much guildie goodness I am able to gather.

In this CompanionCast I interview Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Vince Caso, Greg Aronowitz, Robin Thorsen, Doug Jones, Leslie Crystal, Felicia Day and many more.

I hope you enjoy a look behind the scenes of Season 5 Episode 12

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Podcasting Overload!!

I woke up this morning super energized and ready to take on the day. I had plans to edit 1 Knights of the Guild podcast CompanionCast, 1 MASH 4077 Podcast, 1 Confessions of a Fanboy and maybe even work on my new revamped Knights of the Guild podcast. But when I finally sat down to get started on editing I had no motivation. I struggled all day with editing my final KOTG CompanionCast for episode 12 and that had to get done as it's was being released at noon the next day, but even knowing that it took some effort to finish it.

I don't know why the past few days I have had no motivation to do anything. There are tons of things I need to do around the house. I mean It's only been a week since I finished my job and got back from my mini vacation but there is so much to do and now is the time to do it.

I love podcasting but maybe I just need a break from it all. I need to find that spark again. I did get excited when I started to do some research for my new Alien Nation Podcast, but the idea of editing them just isn't that appealing to me. Obviously I need to snap out of this as I have several podcasts due this week. But I think some of the burnout is due to the fact that KOTG CompanionCasts have come out every week for the past 12 weeks and they take so much time and energy, which was very limited because of the stress and busyness of the last few months of my job. And that 's on top of my MASH 4077 and Confessions of a Fanboy podcasts. Luckily those only come out twice a month.

But now that my KOTG CompanionCasts are done for season five and I'm currently jobless and enjoying it. I think I'll get back my podcasting passion...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My New Wand Display

Today I got my new Wand display that I got off of Ebay. I recently purchased seven new wands after my one was stolen at comic con and I found this really great display case. I have three additional wands for a total of 10 and this display case hold 10 exactly so it was meant to be.

Also in this picture is my Bludger Bat and Ball that I picked up at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to join the Quaffle Ball I got for Christmas last year.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lunch, Potter and More

Today my buddy Scott and I planned to go to lunch and then stop by the Harry Potter themed store Whimsic Alley. Scott just moved here from New Jersey and is a huge Harry Potter fan like me and he just happened to live a few blocks from this store and hadn't been yet. So we walked to this great burger joint called The Counter and had a nice lunch. While we were chatting during lunch he mentioned going to the Grove after Harry Potter and since I didn't have plans and enjoy Scott's company, it was a no brainier. So we finished lunch and then headed over to the Potter store, but we found out that the store is closed on Mondays and Tuesday. I was extremely bummed because I love showing the store to new folks especially Potter fans. So we had to postpone seeing Whimsic Alley and we headed to The Grove. We spent the next few hours chatting and checking out all the stores at The Grove. While taking a break we started talking about new TV and both mentioned how we enjoy the new series Terra Nova and it just so happens that the third episode airs tonight, so we made plans to watch it together. We still had about 2 1/2 hours before it was to start so we went to the movie theater but unfortunately the movies we wanted to see weren't playing at the right time so we just headed back to his place. Once at Scott's we watched the premiere episode of season two of Happy Endings, which I had never seen but wanted to... funny stuff. We ordered some pizza and around 8:30 started to watch Terra Nova. Another fun but predictable episode. Both Scott and I agreed it's much more enjoyable watching TV with someone then it is by ourselves. We're going to try and make this a semi-regular thing (schedules permitting).

So what was suppose to be a hour lunch visit turned into an eight hour day of AWESOME. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it.. I have some GREAT friends and I'm so happy to call Scott one of them. Thanks for a FANTASTIC day buddy!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lazy Weekend

Other then my continued battle with my nemesis woodpecker it has been a fairly lazy weekend. Though I had a ton of podcasting that I should have done I just didn't feel motivated to do any of it. Instead I watched a lot of backed logged TV that I had recorded during my vacation. It was kind of nice not doing anything but then again it only makes it worse because I still have to get these podcasts done in a timely manner.

I did manage to motivate myself a but today and do about five hours of research for my new Alien Nation Podcast that I'll be recording with my brother next month. But doing that research made me want to re-watch the series because I love it so much. I'm extremely excited to get started on this new podcast.

But like I said I did watch quite a bit of TV. Extreme Makeover - Home Edition, Modern Family, Raising Hope, House Hunters International, Property Ladder, Little Couple, Little People Big World and a few others. Sometimes you just have to relax and do nothing.