Happy Halloween!

Originally uploaded by Filmdude71

I warned you that I might post my costume pic.

And here it is.

Todd the Nerd.

Oh, I know what you're thinking....'but Todd, where's the costume?'


Happy Halloween!


From now on, my code name is Mr. SparklePants

So, as you can see by the pix, I was a tad busy tonight.
It's true I was not a huge fan of the show by any stretch of the imagination, but I did enjoy it when I watched it, and i always marvel at what people are able to make their bodies do.
So, yeah, I think I can dance.

These two certainly look like they're ready to dance or at the very least, watch other people dance.
That's me. The one with the glasses. Hey! I heard that. I can too dance.

This is Nigel saying "oooooh. Tsk. Tsk. You cont donce." (He's British you know)

And now a few pix from the show. I'm not going to describe every one. If you saw the show, you probably know most of the routines. Nor did I decide to bore you with all of the photos I actually took.

I will probably post some of the video when I get it compressed enough that it doesn't choke the bandwidth chicken.

Enjoy. I must say I was quite pleased with how well the Fuji did. We were about 100 yards from the stage and it was low light (And I didn't use the flash). All in all, a neat evening. And fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the show!

And these last few are actually out of order (well, to be honest, all the pix are jumbled as far as chronology goes, but oh well!)

Thank you Columbus, and goodnight!

You Saw Me Standing Alone

As Halloween approaches I tend to look for 'the perfect, spooky moon.' It pretty much just involves a sufficient number of wispy clouds moving rapidly across the sky and obscuring the moon just after you've realized that it's full and you're out in the middle of a field, miles from anywhere and sh*t, Jack, what IS that noise?!

I posted some moon pix from the other night and here are a couple more from this past Friday after the missus and I returned from a Halloween party at Duane's. If you're lucky, I'll post pix of my costume as soon as Duane emails them to me. If you're really lucky-I won't.

Some more creepy moon shots. And while it's still fuzzy...I am still pretty impressed with how the S700 at least captured something distinguishable. The Canon would have pretty much had a white dot in a black blob. Score one for Fuji!

Also, I'm trying on something new over at TwistedZen.com. While the Flash site was nice and snazzy, it was somewhat restrictive in what I could and couldn't put on the pages. And since it was with their tool, I couldn't put graphics where I wanted to or anything like that. So I went back to HTML. Again, I used their WebBuilder tool (because really...who wants to re-invent the wheel*?), but I like the way it came out and it's going to be better for things like embedded videos and photos and the like. The other thing I did was get rid of all that 3rd person bullshit. It's my site. It's me talking. I wrote the pages as though I were talking to a fellow filmmaker or friend. Give it a peep and let me know what you think.


*"Re-invent the wheel" This phrase kind of bugs me. You can't really 're-invent' something. You can re-design it. But invention implies a certain bit of discovery that can't be made a second time. It's a one time only event. It's like Re-De-Flower the virgin maiden. Can't be done. That's about all the energy I have for a rant this morning. Have a Happy Monday.


Bark at the ....oh never mind

Some shots tonight of the moon. I should have taken them earlier as it was rising, but I was sucked in to quite possibly the worst of the video-game-movie tie-ins of all time----Street Fighter.

Horrible. Horrible. I wish I had a mint to get the taste out of my brain, but I'm fresh out of brain mints.

Anyway, yeah. The moon.


Why My Wife Rocks (reason #328)

Let's face it, I'm no pinnacle of physical fitness. No one's going to confuse me with a modern day Adonis. I'm not going to just go right out and run a marathon or anything. But my wife did...well, half of one (which is pretty freakin' cool if you ask me...because I couldn't run 13.1 miles if a bear was chasing me, let alone by choice).

The starting line (long after everyone had started).

Nancy crossing the finish line about to elbow Grizzly Adams out of the way. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Said Finish Line.
A neat little Nationwide ad that we saw as we walked to the finish line to cheer for Nancy (notice the van that's covered in the paint).

So yeah...my wife rocks!! No word on her official time, but we're betting it was better than last year. And would have been better still if not for a little nunsense with her feet around mile 8. C'est la vie.

Have a good rest of your Sunday.


One Must Fall

Apologies in advance, folks. This is gonna be another one of those long photo posts that I've been growing fond of as of late.

And Darrin, I have to apologize for the name change, but I got to thinking....some of what I was writing, wasn't so much crap as it was randomness. So I went back to the beginning. If I'm not mistaken, my very first blog on Blogger was Random Meanderings. And if I am mistaken, so be it.

Fall is in the air (and pretty much every where else, too). So I stopped by the local reservoir and got some shots that I think came out pretty well. And then I snapped a few more on the way to pick up Jen from her grandma's.

I don't really have much to say about them. So I'll let the pix do all the talking.

peace out.


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