Tuesday, August 23, 2011


As you all probably know by now, I am a fan of free stuff. I especially go out of my way to cash in on some freebies on my birthday. Over the past few months I have also entered in dozens of giveaways, mostly for books but including other things as well. This picture is of the things I have won since April. Here is what you are looking at:

The biggest prize here was actually the two Avatar books because with it came a two night stay at the Marriott in Seattle and two tickets to the Avatar: The Exhibition at EMP which we enjoyed last weekend. They also provided us with one of their incredibly knowledgeable people to give us a guided tour and give us the VIP treatment.

Some of the science fiction displays at the museum: Battlestar Galactica, Avatar, and the police car from Blade Runner.

These are me in the interactive Avatar exhibit and a video of me enjoying myself with my Avatar.

They have a spontaneous dance party at EMP sometimes, and this is the result. The guy in the black shirt with the long gray hair is Neil. He knew a lot about everything there and told us more than we could have learned from just the audio guided tour.

What trip to Seattle would be complete without a stop at Pike Place Market?

And here is a random picture in the food court at the Space Needle of kids from the Tibetan Association of Washington singing the national anthem of Tibet and the United States.

And now I have an extra copy of Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora and a couple extra Stubby the Rocket pins to find something to do with. Maybe I should do my own giveaways with all the extra stuff I don't need.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Braces: 9 Months

I have been wearing a band on the left side to move teeth in the back. It seems to be working. They also added some extra wires to keep the teeth on top immobilized.