Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween plans, Dark Research.

I'm excited about Halloween this year.  I've got an old projector, and one of the neat Halloween videos that show things like giant eyes looking around, ghosts, skeletons, etc.  I picked up a white shower curtain liner and used the hair dryer on it to allow it to straighten out.  It's now hanging in the spare bedroom to hopefully work out the rest of the creases.

It should make for a very interesting display.  I'm interested to see if I get more people stopping by.  My guess is that there'll be more people who just stop as they are driving past.  I've had it happen before when I really decked out my yard, and combo the bunch of gravestones and skeletons out front with the video and I believe it'll be a draw.  Should be fun to see what occurs and if I get any comments at least.

The only thing I'm unhappy about is the 5:45 p.m. sunset calculated for 10/31/2011, and yet Trick or Treating begins at 4:00 p.m.  Something doesn't seem right about starting the ToT thing at 4:00 p.m. on a working day - a lot of parents won't even get home for another half hour or hour to get their kids ready (much less be there to answer the door to hand out treats).  Boneheadedness on the part of the gov't, that's for sure.

On another note, Book 4 of the H.E.R.O. series is about a third done on the first draft now.  This will be a full size novel.  I'm really enjoying the fact that I've got so many heroes that can become involved, do cameos, and more in this novel.  The series just feels like it is getting tighter as it progresses.

Speaking of heroes, I need to finish Muckman.  I'm not 100% happy with his 3D render yet, but he's close.

On another note, I picked up a replacement battery for my heart rate chest strap.  I like it a lot better while working out if I know for sure that I'm hitting 150 BPM or more on a regular basis.  I really ought to get the eating under control, though.  Kind of failing there.

'Til next time....


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