Sunday, August 16, 2015

Last Day of Summer (I Hope Not!)

It's always nice to come back to the Hotel Del Coronado. It was a hot day in San Diego, so a trip to the beach was in order.

Usually on vacation, the souvenir of choice is some piece of art that's either signed or numbered. Not finding anything in Laguna Beach the day before, I stumbled upon a photographer across the street from the Del. His name is Dan McGeorge, and has some fantastic local pieces. Check out his work here!

I wish he had a picture of the image I love on his website, but because this one is similar to one I have purchased in years past, I opted for this. It's called 'Last Day of Summer'.

What's cool is he told the background of the picture. And on the back of it along with the certificate of authenticity, there was the store! Click on the picture to see a larger version of it.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A New Toy at Work

Guess who got a new laptop at work today?

I can't get the font/screen size right, so I'm getting a killer headache. However, this new laptop is a few pounds lighter than my old one. Trade offs?

And of course I've already started customizing it!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Someone Who Loves You

That's the answer Princess Leia gives Han Solo after he is released from his Carbonite prison. If you don't know what any of that means, you aren't a Star Wars fan. If you kept on reciting 'Return of the Jedi', we know you are a true science fiction fan who will appreciate this.

When Princess Leia first debuted in 'Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope', she was immediately embraced by fans for her strong spirit and being a role model to lead the Rebel Alliance. Now, Hot Toys has added to their collection of figures by introducing our favorite blaster-toting princess. I can't get over the detail in these figures!
If you aren't familiar with these figures, they are articulated and some with different pieces. Some people find it disturbing, because sometimes the figures include different 'heads' for facial expressions.
 Just look at the determination on her face!

To read more about the figure, click here to go to BigBadToyStore.