End of an era.Posted: April 19, 2011
Stacey and I had been storing the remains of the “Mars Base Two” set (doors, doorways, and a few walls) in our basement. Trap and I took them down to my grandfather’s place on Sunday (he’ll use them for scrap lumber), thus tying up one of the final Interplanetary loose ends.
I did keep one of our “space doors” as a souvenir.
The day was not without surprises. When I went to pick up a rental truck, the U-Haul clerk asked, “Do you have another driver’s license?” Why would I have another driver’s license? “This one expired two months ago.”
Thankfully, Trap’s license is up-to-date, so I returned to the U-Haul place with him in tow as my designated (and legal) driver. Aside from the “Mars Base Two” lumber, we packed a bunch of junk that Stacey and I had inadvertently hoarded over the past few years. Mom said she’d sell it at the swap meet in Brierfield. (Apparently, there is a swap meet in Brierfield. Or maybe they call it a flea market.)
As if our Sunday wasn’t busy enough, Trap and I also found some time to scout some dirt roads on my parents’ property. Those roads will hopefully serve as the setting for a chase scene in Trap’s upcoming feature (tentatively titled High Falls).
Oh, nice. Somebody posted a positive Interplanetary review at Amazon.com. Using his Real Name™, even. Thanks, Patrick Collins!
Burn Notice Sam Axe bonus episode on Hulu!
You can get the iPad edition of the latest issue of Wired magazine for free. I downloaded it, and I’m impressed with the user interface and multimedia integration. It really feels like a “futuristic” way to read a magazine. Heck, even the ads are cool on the iPad. That said, at $3.99 per issue, it’s just too damn expensive. Especially considering that you can get a print subscription for half that. And you can read most of the Wired content for free at Wired.com.
A friend at the day job sent me this… Some Empire Strikes Back fans are trying to build a life-size, working AT-AT.