Saturday, March 13, 2010

The past few weeks

Once again I find myself so overwhelmed with wonderful things I can barely find the time to do them all, much less blog about them. However, I find myself at a pause again so let me fill you in on what's been going on.

So this thing is not so wonderful, but it's a major thing so I need to blog about it. Bert got laid off from Hyatt a couple weeks ago. He wasn't entirely happy with his job there and was already seraching for a new position, but still, being laid off is no fun. He's all signed up for unemployment and COBRA and has been applying for jobs like crazy and now he just has more time than he knows what to do with. I told him this would be the perfect time to start a blog :) If you know of any fun openings for marketing jobs in Chicago please send them my way.

That aside, we've been having a lot of fun. We had a nice dinner at Hopleaf for his birthday. We've been making dinner together a lot more. We've gone to the movie theater up in Evanston a couple times now (Wolfman [D] and Alice in Wonderland[C+]). We've also been spending all the weekends together. A couple weekends in a row I was animating while he was playing a video game or watching TV or cleaning in the other room. It's very nice and domestic. We've also been going on very domestic shopping trips (Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, etc.). It's all very nice and sweet. We're both very glad neither of us are into parties/clubbing/whatever those crazy kids are doing these days. We've been watching through Sex in the City together and I've gotten him hooked on 30 Rock (and soon Arrested Development, Torchwood and Dollhouse, and Harry Potter since he has nothing but time). We attended my first Chicago Gay Men's Book Club (which I was able to contribute to even if I had only read 1/6 of the book).

We had some nice dinners with Paul & Stephanie and Tiffany & Seth and played a bunch of Bananagrams. Watched Zombieland - hilarious! Started playing through A Boy and his Blob with Stephanie - it's delightful. My favorite part is when I use the trampoline recklessly ;) Finished watching the John Adams mini-series. Awesome moments - when he met King George - firing his cabinet - everything with Abigail - fever dreams! - and of course, the gayest Constitutional delegate ever.

Of course you've all already watched my latest animation. Here are some photos of my favorite creations made for this video:




And also on the Lego front, the Huffington Post made a post about the 17 most awesome lego creations that was very poorly research IMO. Luckily David Pagano made a nice rebuttal which shares some of the actual best lego creations. And then there's this AFOL documentary which you should watch if you want to know more about the people who are even more into Lego than I am.

Tiffany and Krista and I are teaming up to make an entry for this Sesame Street animation contest. We've had a couple meetings and are refining our idea. Krista has already made some cool storyboards a snippet of which I will share with you:

Very exciting!

Also, Bert and I went on a nice vacation to LA. That will get it's own post, coming soon!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Orange-Green War Begins

You know what's crazy? Another blog already linked to this video.