Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho
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More backlog updates

Nap time is over. Lissa is listening to a book on tape (well, CD actually) since she's supposed to rest her eyes for the rest of the day. That kind of limits her entertainment options. Personally, I'm going to get back to this update.


Anyone who's seen me in the past few weeks has seen that my current hair color is actually yellow. And that's not a blonde yellow, but more of a banana yellow. I can't say I really love it, but yellow was the last rainbow color that I hadn't done yet, so I figured I'd do it to complete my rainbow of hair colors. I guess it looks alright, but I doubt I'd do this color again.



I've done red quite a few times and is still probably my favorite. It *is* my favorite color, afterall. Red was actually the first bright, non-natural color I ever did...at least two years ago now. I guess I've been messing around with fun hair color for quite awhile now. Orange was a fun last summer. It's neon-like glow was a lot of fun. I'd like to do it again sometime. Of course yellow is my current color.

Green seemed like a good idea last Christmas, but it actually got pretty annoying in that maybe it was a little *too* festive. I was about ready to smack the next person who suggested I add red stripes or otherwise incorporate red with the green for Christmas. I'm sure it seemed clever to each individual person, but it got annoying to me. I just can't get excited about doing more than one color at once.

Blue was actually my second crazy color almost two years ago. It was quite an experiment at the time and I had a lot of trouble getting it to stick very well. I haven't really done it again since except for a brief time after last Christmas where I tried to cover the green with it. I didn't really work all that well. I think that I'd like to do blue again sometime. I never really intentionally did indigo. The indigo pictured there is actually just the blue after it had faded. I'm going to count it.

Purple (or violet) I've actually done a few times as well. It's kind of an interesting one because it's dark and doesn't immediately stick out against my black hair. So unless I'm outside in bright sunlight you only start to realize that it's different if you look right at me for a moment.


Click here for more pictures from the event.

MilionManLan actually made it as a timely update in my LJ, but I never really completely wrapped up the experience here. It turned out to be pretty fun. I was eliminated in the second round of the DDR tournament by the eventual winner. No shame in that as far as I'm concerned. Of course I have never been much of a technical player, but I was actually feeling pretty on at this tournament for no discernable reason. I didn't exactly prepare for it, but I played better than I feel like I have in quite awhile--probably mostly on account of the fact that I rarely play DDR at all anymore.

Brandon ended up going the farthest in the tournament out of the three of us who camed down from Indy. He was eliminated in the third round, losing hist second song by only a single great on Spin the Disc. Congratulations to him on has excellent performance.

After Brandon was eliminated from the tournament, we left to try to catch Batman Begins at the IMAX theater in Louisville. Unfortunately we hit a huge traffic snarl on the way there and decided to bail because there was no way we were going to make it in time for the start of the movie. Instead we went out to City Cafe (at Zach's suggestion) and had a really delicious lunch.

We were all fairly sleep deprived from driving down there after only getting two hours of sleep. Sam and I had both worked the day before, so we were worse off than Brandon. I managed to get about a half hour nap in on the hard concrete floor of the "nap room." (It at was at least carpeted, but no pad.) Sam somehow managed to zonk for a good 3-4 hours.

Then it was time for the freestyle "tournament." It ended up being just an exhibition. A half dozen of us or so got up and did some improv work. It was fun. The audience was kind of small, but it's still fun to perform. I actually woke Sam up from his nap to participate. It was pretty funny to almost literally watch him sleep walk through the first half of Twilight Zone.

Afterward we went to try to see Batman again. This time we actually made it to the theater, but they were having some problem with the IMAX system and were only going to show the movie in standard format. We decided that we'd rather just get back to Indy earlier rather than see the movie there in the same way we'd be able to see it anywhere at home. So we just got back in the van and made the drive home.

I feel like there were some other things that I wanted to update about, but I'm not thinking of them at the moment. So I guess I'll just leave you with some pictures of the Yatta! cosplay at ACen that I found on the Internet in the week or so after the event. Click on the pictures to be taken to their source.







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