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Chicago Zombie

Well the first item in zombie news today, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is going to be turned into a musical.  I think this is great news!  It has all the elements of a good musical; great music, neat costumes, elaborate dance sequences.  Plus, anything that allows me to hear Thriller more is a plus.

So, the other day I happened upon a website that seemed right up my alley: Chicago Zombie.  The have all sorts of zombie news, Chicago zombie get togethers, etc. such a pub crawls where everybody dresses up like a zombie.  Brilliant!

And then my zombie news went weirdly circular when MegDesk posteda zombie themed post which mentioned  Død Sno, a zombie / Nazi movie which is Norway’s entrant into the Sundance Film Festival.  Well, I saw a preview for said movie on Chicago Zombie, and I must say it looks even more awesome than I could have imagined:

Finally, Meg also sent me a link the other day on how to hack those flashing message street signs.  Of course, what more important message could you possibly send other than:

 

Well, it looks like someone took them up on their instructions, since I saw this today, out of Austin Texas.  Their messages were things like “Caution! Zombies Ahead!” which I like and “Zombies in Area! Run!” which I don’t like because to me it is funnier when it is phrased the way those street signs are usually phrased.  And “Nazi Zombies Ahead!” doesn’t even make sense, other than to make this post even more weirdly inter-related.

But hey, I’m not out committing crimes for zombie related jokes, so who am I to judge?



Thriller

Okay, I wasn’t going to post this because it is kind of old news, but it is just too good to resist.  It just goes to show you what you can accomplish when you have a lot of time on your hands in a Filipino prison…

There are other ones too, such as music and dancing from Sister Act


Wedding dancers, take note!

Chris, Nathan, Jay, Rody…you just go totally served:

Next time I get married, I want to see it done right!


Long time no update!

Okay, well first off Sara and I changed our phone numbers, so if you don’t have my new one give me an email and I’ll give it to you.

Second off, I know I’m pretty late on this one, but Neil Patrick Harris came out last week.  There must be a lot of upset ladies out there!  I don’t know if you’re watching How I Met Your Mother or not, but the show is fantastic and NPH’s character Barney makes the show.  If you don’t watch it you should really check it out.

So where to start?  How about with this:

Tell me that is not a fantastic costume!  I crack up every time I look at that.  Even now I’m laughing!  Oh man.

Now that the humor is out of the way, let’s get serious for a second…robots think people taste like bacon!!!  This is the begining of the end for us folks.  I like the comment below the article, “Well at least we don’t taste like chicken.”  Sara pointed out that we’re too fat as a species to be anything so lean as chicken.

Speaking of eating the flesh of the living, it looks like I missed The Monroeville Mall World Record Attempt Zombie Walk in Pittsburgh.  It’s billed as a world record attempt for “The Most People Participating in a Zombie Walk.”  Basically you show up at the mall where they filmed the original Dawn of the Dead (one of my all time favs) in makeup and shuffle around for a few hours.  Sara’s favorite part was the zombie food drive.  “All zombies are urged to bring donations of non-perishable food items.”  Like brains-in-a-can?  Do zombies eat anything that is non-perishable?  Also enjoyable is the advice to “Stay on the sidewalk unless crossing the street. When crossing, it’s OK to “break character” and cross quickly. Think fast “New Dawn of the Dead” zombies verses the slower “Old Dawn of the Dead” zombies when crossing the street.”

In other record-breaking zombie news, someone is attempting to break the world record for number of people reproducing the zombie dance from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.  150 in case you were wondering.  I guess the previous record of 3 people at our wedding reception isn’t going to hold. :(

That is all.


Okay, how to do this as quick as possible

Okay, here we go

Okay, first I played guitar with Tony Vegas for like 2 hours and I had a blast. I’m really getting back into the whole guitar thing and I love to play with Tony. He’s definitely better than me, but not so much better that I feel like a dumb ass. We also like the same kind of music. It’s more fun to play with someone else than to play by myself. All in all, a great time.

After that we went and got Dairy Queen. Another fantastic idea! :) I had a mocha chip blizzard.

After that we met Renee and her friends and saw Hellboy. Good movie (despite what Sara might think). I know it’s not Citizen Kane or anything, but what are you really expecting here? A comic book action movie? Alright then. It was actually better than I thought it would be.

As far as the circumstances, doing something with Renee might have been a very bad idea. I have no intentions of hanging out with her, as I can’t stand her, but now she thinks we’re best buds. Today (Monday) she mentioned about 5 different times she ‘wished she had my number’ so she could have called me and invited me to things between when I saw her Friday night and when I saw her Monday morning. Seriously. That’s almost psycho.

Her husband and friends were all very goth. Now normally I get along pretty well with the goth crowd. We have a lot in common. Also, in my experience, they are mostly pretty nice normal people. They’d hate me for saying that. Anyway, in this case though, I felt a little out of place. The sad thing is, the whole time I felt like I was the parent. They all acted like they were about 18 and they just got done hanging out at the mall all day (for the sake of argument, let’s say at Hot Topic) and now they were going to raise some hell across the street at the movie theater. Actually, come to think of it, they’re all unemployed so maybe that is what they did. Did I mention that they’re all about 5 years older than me? :)

One other thing of note, Renee’s husband and another guy were pretending they were gay for a while, just to get a few laughs. It was kind of funny, I didn’t really think twice about it. Since that time, Tony has brought it up a bunch of times. I think he’s a bit of a homophobe. That’s a shame.

Come to think of it, after spending all night playing guitar with me, Tony paid for my ice cream at Dairy Queen before we went to a movie together. For a homophobe he sure participated in a near gay date there! :-P

I didn’t get to bed until 2 a.m. on Friday which is probably the latest I’ve stayed up in at least 2 years. :)

On Saturday morning, every freaking person in the world called. I finally got up at 10:30 and checked my messages. Well it turns out my friend John had called Friday night begging me to help them move on Saturday because some people had backed out, and I had offered to help last week. Well, I felt super awful that I had just gotten the message, but they said they would be moving between 9 and 12 and it was only 10:30 so I called them really fast. Turns out they were almost done. I felt pretty bad that I didn’t help, but on the other hand, if they were almost done by 10:30 I guess they didn’t need any help.

Next I fell back asleep for 2 more hours until the phone rang yet AGAIN. This time I answered and it was Dawna. We were supposed to go look at apartments but we had never set a time. Well they were on their way to KOP so they were going to go to the mall and then come over in about an hour. I was all, “Yeah no problem.” cool as ice, as if to say “I’ve been up for hours.” Then I had to jump up, shower, clean up the apartment, eat and do dishes. Luckily they weren’t on time (what’s new) so I got all that done and Tony came over too.

We went to the apartment that looked really good on the north side of the city and the location was AWFUL. It was on all these back, twisty roads and it was probably 30 minutes from the highway (with no traffic), which would then take another 30 minutes to get to KOP from there. The apartments were really nasty on the outside too, so I didn’t even bother to look inside.

Next we were going to try to find this furniture outlet called “The Dump”. Sounds classy, I know. It took us a really long time to find it, but meanwhile we found some little Italian bakery that we stopped at. Truthfully, it wasn’t really all that great. We also found a chi-chi’s which we ended up eating at. THANK GOD FOR MEXICAN FOOD!! Chi-chi’s might not be the hight of cuisine, but it was still great. This place is devoid of mexican food, which is a crime against humanity.

So we finally went back to KOP with no apartment or funiture to show for it. We had been talking about guitar though, so Tony was like, “hey you want to come over and play?” So I did, and it was a blast again. Between Friday and Saturday we played like every song I’ve ever learned how to play. After another marathon session my fingers were ragged. In fact, I tried to play on Sunday and I couldn’t because my fingers hurt too bad.

I ended up getting to bed late Saturday night because when I got home I spent a couple hours trying to find the Michael Jackson Thriller video online, because I want to memorize the zombie dance sequence. Finally, I broke down and re-installed kazaa and found it in like 5 seconds. The exhaustive online search was not for naught though, because I found Michael Jackson’s Thriller done stop action photography style with legos. Enter the site then go to filme and then Michael Jackson’s Thriller. It is literally a frame by frame duplicate of the original.

Still haven’t learned the dance though. :(

Sunday was paper day. I was so unmotivated…god damn I hate this class. Only 5 more class periods! It took me all day to do maybe 2 hours worth of work because it was so awful. I did watch some pretty strange things on tv though. Couple episodes of trading spaces, monster house, a monster garage where they made a cop car that could make doughnuts, a show on discovery about how you would build a bridge from Alaska to Siberia, a biography of Andre the Giant (FANTASTIC might I add) and god knows what else.

Oh, also on Sunday we had daylight savings time!!!!!!! SUPER exciting. Hey peeps in Indiana, you just jumped out of my time zone! I’m now in the future by 1 hour!! Bow to my power.

Okay, so I’ve been sick with a cold for awhile now. Because of this I didn’t take my allergy medicine Saturday or Sunday. Because of this and because of staring at a computer screen all day Sunday, it all came down on me with a vengence, most notably the worst sinus headache I’ve ever had in my life. By about 11 on Sunday night I felt possibly the worst I ever have in my life. Ugh! Awful! :( :(

First thing I thought when I woke up Monday morning was “Wow! I feel like a million god damn bucks!” I’m actually still sick and allergy ridden, but compared to last night, I’m fantastic.

Worked part time downstairs on my new job for the first time today. Exciting! I can’t wait to get away from all the nut jobs upstairs! :-P Probably a whole new crowd downstairs.

Worked 10 hours today since I’m planning on going to NC to see my baby this weekend! Hoo ray! It’s been like 5 or 6 weeks!

Sara and I have both been really stressed out about her getting a job. We can’t live on my salary alone (which is pathetic because I make a shit load of money…but not compared to the cost of living out here) and she just can’t find a job by me. We had some back up ideas, such as some research jobs and some retail jobs she really didn’t want, but today Sara came up with a great idea. Temporarily she could teach at a community college or something since she’ll have a masters and all. Not perfect, but better than the previous ideas!

Here’s the big event of today:
I need to get a refill on my allergy meds, but I’ve switched insurance since I got the perscription. I called the pharmacy to see if this would be a problem and they said “No.” I didn’t believe them. I went in to pick up my prescription. They said, “Problem!” What a surprise. Aparently, I need to be “pre-approved” for my Zyrtec now, so my doctor needs to call the insurance company and then its going to take them 6 days to approve me, after which I can get my medicine. The big problem is that my pills aren’t going to last that long! :( I’m going to call my doc tomorrow, hopefully he can give me some samples or something.

Alright, I think that’s it.

My brother just called…it sounds like his computer is royally screwed. Sounds like his hard drive went kaput. I guess there are worse things that could happen to a person. Luckily this was a few days after he turned in two big papers!

Night


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