Last night, Kelly and I set out to see a showing of Knights of Badassdom as part of a series of fundraisers for Long Island’s I-CON convention. The film was first introduced at Comic-Con in 2011 but was shelved until late last year when it was released in Israel (Ironically, at another convention named Icon). The movie was recently released in the United States and is currently being shown in theaters nationwide through Tugg
To end my Birthday celebration last night, a handful of us made it down to Babylon’s Bow-Tie cinemas to catch The Zen Room‘s shadow cast performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This is the same Troupe (and many of the same individuals) who performed in the REPO: The Genetic Opera shadow cast I reviewed back in 2009 (Read that review here). The Zen Room puts on an amazing show with great costumes, props and it even seemed like their lighting had improved since I first saw them years ago.
If you’re a virgin (you haven’t seen RHPS in shadow cast), then you really need to get down to Bow Tie Cinemas in Babylon Village on the first Saturday of the month and check out The Zen Room’s production.
So I’ve been a bad jew and haven’t wished my Jewish LJ friends a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah. Even though it’s more than halfway over, I guess late is better than never 🙂
Also, I found two more Bluetooth devices so I added them to my previous post. Caller ID watches that receive the caller id information from the phone via bluetooth and displays the information on the face.
Working promotions for a radio station, you get to work in some pretty neat places. Today we were promoting Toys for Tots at Willis Hobbies in Mineola. If you haven’t been there, you’re missing out on one of the greatest shops for model cars, trains and R/C vehicles.
Anyways, I’ve been eyeing the Mini-R/C Copter on Thinkgeek.com for a while, and this place had them. They were also $10 cheaper. So I was considering them. They also had a larger/nicer mini-RC-copter for about $75. The difference was that the small one could only go up and down, but not propel fowards or backwards. The $75 could go up and down, and fowards too. I spent much of the 2-hour promotion pondering whether or not to get the $40 or the $70 one. Neither, of which I can really afford right now. So guess which one I chose…
… That’s right. The $200 one! ( The Blade CX for those in the know). I figured if I was going to spend money I don’t really have, I might as well get a GOOD one! This thing is hot. Two rotors, independantly controlled. It can go up and down, side to side, fowards and backwars, turn right and left, and crash.
I’ve gotten really good at that last one. Crash! While my friends were over, I flew it into my couch and tore apart the rotors. After they left I sat down with it and found replacing the rotors is a trivial task. Just unscrew em and screw on the replacements. Good thing I had bought a handfull of extra parts.
So I got it back together, and went on my second flight. Again! CRASH! This time it was bad. I don’t have the parts to fix it so I have to see if the local R/C-Hobby shops carry the parts. if not, It’s back to mineola next week.
It was kind of fun re-building it though 🙂 I’ll get the shop to help me calibrate the thing so I don’t have so much trouble with it next round. lol. And I think I’ll listen to the manual when it says to use in open spaces. My living room is not a good beginner “open-space” 🙂
Okay, so I have an Audiovox PPC-6700 active with SprintPCS. I have to say it’s been a great experience. I’ve put together this list of must-have applications: