Hey, I’m currently planning a trip to the United States. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. The motives for doing the trip now, this year, I can’t expose just yet but the reasons nonetheless are result of something positive I have done for myself.
I’m hoping to be there for a month or so; I’m traveling by myself so the trip is completely on my terms as to what I see and do. I have an idea of where I want to go internally though would love suggestions from everyone especially from locals or recent visitors on where else I could go along my rough paths or what within each city is worth checking out or local tips and tricks or people that would like to meet up.
My current trip takes me from:
> San Francisco, CA > Austin, TX (maybe) > Chicago, IL > Portland, OR > Vancouver, Canada (maybe) > Los Angles, CA >
Although I would like to go to Boston as well, I’m not planning at this stage to go any further east than Chicago.
My keyword/ phrases for the trip are:
‘culture’, the ‘lowbrow arts’, ‘history’, ‘comics’, ‘music’, ‘folk arts’, ‘craft arts’, ‘design’, ‘illustration’, ’boutique’, ‘bespoke’, ‘networking’, ‘toys’, ‘books’, ‘zoos’, ‘walking’, ‘good public transport’, ‘galleries’, ‘museums’, ‘events’, ‘street art’, ‘relaxation’, … + maybe some more to come
Any one who has a suggestion or comment please either contact me by,
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Gnome Life – the life of a gnome that just recently moved to NYC. Sweet.
Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things. Pretty much self-explantory. Nice anorak aye?
Slayer themed Christmas Lights (via Beautiful Decay) … the track is ‘Raining Blood’ from Reign in Blood
Recently, I bought a Lego Star Wars At-At. For some reason I’ve gotten in to Lego in a big way this year (after never having it as a kid). I guess it’s another excuse to get into Star Wars but actually its the whole building, problem solving, tactile gesture I’m finding quite strangely therapeutic. Time flies when I’m playing with Lego. Generally Lego seems quite expensive, but I think it is good value for money for what you get out of it. A wee hint, buy your lego on ebay or the like instead of through shops here – you end up saving a big whack of money. The only thing really is the postage which can be quite varied depending on the package size.
This model is a big build. 1137 pieces in total. The first, necessary thing to do is unpack and sort your pieces into type. I ended up spreading everything out on 11 trays and using another to build it on.
The final build. Comes with 4 mini-figures- a repelling Luke Skywalker (with light saber), a Snow Trooper, General Veers and the At-At driver.
One of the main reason for getting the At-At was that it’s motorized, with slow but fairly faithful walking action. Very cool, as you can see here (yeah, it did fall over in the last frame, standing on the corner of the laptop):
Pretty much the same thing as the original movie 🙂
This is next level weirdness. So awesome.