Throwing You A Bone

Not much has been happening lately. I still don’t know what’s happening to my car, whether it’ll be totaled or not. I hope to hear something in the next couple of days. Last I heard Ford called the insurance adjuster on Wednesday last week. I hope he gets his ass in gear soon.

I cataloged my large stack of comics finally and uploaded the new list to the Digital Archive. I really need to find some time to go through my nine longboxes of books and re-organize them all. Right now they’re just all in there out of order and that’s killing me. I hate it when that happens. But, I’ve been really lazy with the books lately. Need to quit that. Maybe that’ll be a good Saturday chore.

I’ve been doing a lot of work on the next project. There’s a bunch of set building going on and I’m working on some digital effects. I hope we’ll be able to start talking about it soon. On the other hand, I will be shooting a new commercial / video digest for a local company in the next few weeks. More on that to come… Oh, and we didn’t win the photo contest. Drat.

I went out and bought a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro flight stick the other day because I’ve been totally hating using a regular game controller for playing the space combat in Star Wars Galaxies. I picked that up and a copy of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X, which kicks some serious ass. The last flight simulator I owned was back on the Atari ST and it was called… Flight Simulator from a company called subLOGIC. Yeah. Kind of a big difference.

I’ve been watching movies lately. A lot of them. I’ve seen funployees, a green gamma-bombarded dude, Roy Sheider piloting a kick-ass and dangerous police helicopter, Bartleby and Loki trying to get back into Heaven, del Toro’s sick fairy tale, and…

Angel (Rent)

Sick Thought of the Day: Pinch the ear off with pliers.

Smash, Boom, Bang

I’ve heard it called the Zev-Mobile, the Beast, and “it”, but I simply call it my Mustang. Yesterday morning, at around 7:45am, my Mustang and I decided to go into battle on I-275 in St. Petersburg and, unfortunately, the laws of physics deemed the Mustang too weak to battle.

I was heading to work. Near Tropicana Field, a car cut across multiple lanes of the highway and cut off the minivan in front of me. The minivan slammed on his brakes, I slammed on mine and rear-ended him. The left front of my car hit his rear right. I came to a stop with the front of my car sticking out into the lane to my right. A spilt-second later I heard the squeal of tires behind me and I braced for impact. The car behind me barrels into the left rear of the Mustang. I sat there in shock for a second. Luckily, I had hit my brakes enough to where I only had hit the guy in front of me at about 35 or 40 mph, but that was enough. After the paramedics arrived, I got out of the car and took a look at it. I’ve uploaded the pics of the car to the Picture Gallery (sorry for the quality – cellphone camera and all). The car was not drivable after the accident.

As a side-note, I’m totally fine. I got a little rug-burn from the seatbelt on the left side of my neck, but no soreness or injuries. No one was hurt, and no airbags deployed. The car was towed to a Ford dealership in Tampa. I went over there today to sign some paperwork and the guy that will oversee the bodywork said that it’s quite possible that the car is a total loss. He’s not 100% sure, but it’s a good chance.

So, I ended up renting a Chrysler PT Cruiser for the next three or four weeks, which my insurance covers. Nice little car, but I miss the power of my V-6.

Tomorrow night me, Nas, Jeff, and Schafe are going to a Tampa Bay Storm arena football game. We have XO box seats and we’ll be hanging out there for the evening. Sunday I’ll be at Jeff’s as we work on our newest project.

Sick Thought of the Day: Screeching tires, burning rubber.