Posts Tagged ‘Muse’

Halloween Eve

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

To say that me and Muse have been busy would be a grand understatement.

On Friday we closed on our new house.  Of course there were difficulties and things not taken care of as needed so it took forever.  Our closing went smoothly but the seller’s did not.  Sucks to be them… they should have gotten a better agent.  Ours is great.  Since we had nothing in the new house though we went back and stayed at my Mom’s where we had been.

On Saturday our sea shipment from Hong Kong arrived.  That actually went pretty smooth.  One of our couches got ripped somewhere along the way though.  That sucks.  Right in the front middle.  Good thing it’s insured.  We had lots of family and friends over to help with all the miscellaneous things that needed to be done.  It’s an exhausting process but it was OK.  Our cats were returned to us finally so they got locked in a bedroom while people worked.

On Sunday… I don’t really remember Sunday.  There may have been pancakes involved.  I think we shopped until we couldn’t shop anymore.  Just thinking about the amount of money that we have spent over the past few weeks makes my wallet hurt.

On Monday all hell broke loose.  Muse had an early doctor’s appointment and would be back to the house later in the morning to meet with the movers.  The movers were scheduled to arrive at 10:30am.  I double confirmed that time.  So I get a call on my mobile at 8:55am from the movers asking where we were and should they take the stuff back and re-schedule.  I’m sitting at work at that point and Muse was already at the doctor’s office.

After a confused conversation, Muse ends up leaving the doctor’s to meet them.  I get a call later that the movers are being uncooperative and that one of the cats is missing.  I leave work early and race home.  Tons of stuff gets moved in. A few more broken items.  No one knows anything about the pool table being reassembled.  More chaos.  I end up working from home on a cellular modem which is fairly slow.  Ugh.

Bottom line is that we are now moved in and we have lots of unpacking to do.  Of course Muse is having contractions and can have the baby at any time at this point.  So we shall see what gets done.

And of course in the midst of all that I’ve been furiously working on new comics.  I made the decision to do five new comics for A Little Scary this week in celebration of Halloween.  It was a good decision but I’ve been working my butt off to get it done.  The first four comics are posted now.  Tomorrow’s comic is done and waiting to post.  But I would just read the first four if I were you.  You really don’t want to see what’s in that last comic.  Trust me.

Two years and counting

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Yesterday, July 23rd, marks the second anniversary of the day Muse and I got married.  (Yes I spelled it out like that to make it easier for me to find via search… sue me.)  Two years since we threw most of our cards into the wind in the hope that they would fall favorably.  It took a hell of a lot of courage for both of us to do the things we did.  All in all, I’d say the cards fell pretty nicely.

Now we have our first child on the way.  That is going to change us forever.  So here’s to us… and to celebrating our third anniversary with our baby as a family.

Of course, there’s a special comic over at A Little Scary to commemorate the occasion.  I couldn’t resist, hehe.


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Today is Muse’s birthday!

Everyone should go to her site ( and wish her a happy birthday.

Happy birthday my beautiful pregnant wife!

TGIF & a long weekend

Friday, June 6th, 2008

It’s Friday once again and luckily this particular Friday leads into a long weekend.  Pretty much every one of our offices in the Asia-Pacific region is closed on Monday for various reasons.  For Hong Kong and Mainland China it’s for the Dragon Boat Races.  I haven’t seen them but since we’ve sworn off local festivals here in Hong Kong that means that I never will.  And I’m OK with that.  Seriously.

Muse has created a new mommy blog for the upcoming hellspawn.  The title of this new site is Baby Barie.  There’s not much there but she has just started it up so head on over and bookmark.  You know you want to.  I need to get the latest ultra-sound images from her so I can scan them and post them for your amusement.

On a slightly perpendicular note, Muse’s photography site was recently completed and put back into live status.  Go check out ShotSauce for a very small sampling of Muse’s photographical talents.

And since I’m busy plugging my wife (in the internet link sort of way you gutter-monkeys!) I’ll take a moment to plug myself (hehehe) as well.  The latest comic of A Little Scary went live yesterday as it always does each Monday and Thursday.  People seem to like the zombies in the comics so this one should be a treat for those fans.  Sign up for the feed while you’re there so you don’t miss a strip!

Probably a bad thing

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

I… I am weak.  I’ve reactivated my World of Warcraft account.  After almost a year of not playing, I finally got drawn back in.  Well, Yoshi had a lot to do with that.  He’s evil like that.  He’s such an enabler.  And now I’m trying to get Muse to re-activate her account.  *sigh*

I know I make it sound bad but its really not.  It’s just what seems to be expected when someone admits that they are getting back into an online game that they used to play.  I don’t see it as a weakness or an evil in the least.  It’s just a game.  It can be a bit addictive at times and it certainly is a time sink, but it’s really no worse than spending hours playing “casual” games from PopCap or Reflexive.  I would just as easily spend 3 hours playing Peggle as I would Warcraft.

Anyway, if you are playing WoW and are on the Lothar server, leave a comment with your character name and I’ll see if I can find you.  However, if you play one of those evil, under-handed Alliance then I may have to try and hurt you.  Fair warning.