Full Indie was fully fun!

by Carol Browne on January 28, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos

Yes! Games!I came because of work, but stayed for the fun!

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed this whole gaming event thing. What started as a work thing – attending the Game Jam last weekend – turned out to be really lots of fun. Tonight I was able to play some of the games that the teams developed over 48 hours at the regular gaming meet up called Full Indie. They made games that worked very well and had amazing graphics, too!

I watched people play the game, “My Dad Can Beat Your Dad” – a punching game, a samurai fighting game, and others. I would have played them, but the line ups to play were huge! This event was very popular. I know over 300 people were registered to come, but it felt like plenty more. I did get a chance to try THIS, though!

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All that bronzer

by Carol Browne on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies

So much bronzer!I’ve made some mistakes in my life, like misrepresenting pigs yesterday. I have it on good authority now that a person who worked with pigs for 37 years did NOT have his ears or his nose chewed off in a frenzy of pig snorgling. Apparently, pigs are easily trainable and are very nice to humans. *PHEW*. I am very glad to hear this. However, some are feral and some are just not taught about proper human ears and nose etiquette, and you can’t very well blame an animal if they just don’t know NOT to eat human body parts while the human is still alive. They’re animals! And the tiny ones are cute and soft and won’t eat moving, human appendages full of cartilage. I’m glad we got this sorted out. And I am very, very sorry to any pigs I hurt or offended. I will think twice before writing a panicked blog post about the possibility of being swarmed by pigs like sharks in feeding frenzy.

Oh no. Now I’ve offended the sharks and I’ve watched enough Discovery Channel to know that they don’t even really like the taste of humans. See? More bad info. I can’t stop contributing to the bad information out there.

Speaking of bad choices, look at all the bronzer I was wearing in 1995(ish). That’s a lot of brown make up. I did enjoy wearing that make up at the time because I loved having a tan, despite the fact it was the dead of winter in Canada. I bought the container of small, round, bronze and brown coloured balls at The Body Shoppe and brushed the make up all over my face and neck and concentrated very heavily over my eyes. I also had a lot of blonde hair back then.

This photo popped up in my facebook feed today thanks to Pete! ZOMG. I didn’t realize these photos existed. It was New Year’s Eve at Pete & Kelly’s house back in the day.

Which Mike pointed out was 20 years ago.

BOMP.

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Today’s horrible fact

by Carol Browne on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General

Okay. Are you ready for this? I learned a little fact about adorable, pink, peegs. But first, I love the window displays over at Holt Renfrew – the very fancy dress, pants, shoes and purses store. And coats. And make up. Trust me. Everything is fancy over there.

 More fun! Less Fuss! I agree. And the next sentiment is very suitable for this horrible fact coming up.
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If you turn it on its side…

by Carol Browne on January 25, 2015 · 0 comments

in Sewing

…you can’t really tell all the seams don’t match up. Certainly from this distance you really can’t tell at all. Heh.

Quilting Guild is SO smart.

ProgressI think unofficially, I’ve chosen my theme for 2015 – Use What I’ve Got. I’ve been collecting all sorts of fabrics in the last few years, but haven’t been using them. Now I’m just making myself use them and it’s going to be ages before I use them all up. This 17 1/2 inch X 17 1/2 inch square took only 2 packets of mini-charm squares. I still have another package and a bit to use up, not to mention an entire closet of assorted fabrics. YIKES.

I started this square over this morning (I kept my promise to myself – only sleeping and sewing today. DONE!) because I realized I had sewn it with half inch seams instead of quarter inch seams. CRAP. I fixed it…or so I thought. When I sewed the first pink frame around the square, it was still too small. I had to add another frame around it to make it the correct size. Thankfully this is a scrappy, use what you’ve got quilt pattern, so the correction piece is totally welcome.

This is also a mystery quilt, and the person who is sharing the pattern only gives out the directions for the next section week by week. I’m already a week behind. That’s okay. I get a sneak peak of what’s to come this way. Sneaky!

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Global Game Jam 2015 – Vancouver Edition

January 24, 2015

I had no idea THIS would be what 325 people would look like last night when I set up the signage for the Global Game Jam at UBC (The University of British Columbia). I got there around 8:30 pm and it was in full swing. Even though there were SO many people, it was strangely […]

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Charm squares

January 23, 2015

I started working on a new, scrappy quilting project tonight because I’m waiting for some fabric to come so I can finish up my kitty challenge quilt. I must tell you, I’m afraid I won’t finish the cat quilt, or this quilt for that matter. I’ve got plenty of partially started projects in my closet […]

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So, that went well.

January 22, 2015

Worky work alert! Tonight’s portfolio show was a success. Employers! Alumni! Friends! Work pals! Many of our alumni are working now, so it is SO good to see them and hear what’s happening. Also, *PHEW*. In some cases, they are already referring their fellow grads for jobs. Seriously. It’s happening. AND, animation and VFX is […]

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Valentines on the ledge

January 21, 2015

I hung up a decorative ledge in the entrance of our house. Our place is a little bit odd that way – when you come into our place, there’s a hall and it’s very skinny, so there’s no where to really put stuff down. Stuff just ends up in the kitchen or in our dining […]

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Mini daffs at night

January 20, 2015

A long, long time ago, back in the 1900s, I lived in a blustery, wintery city in Alberta. And one time in February, I hopped on a plane to visit my aunt & uncle in White Rock. They took me to Granville Island and I could not believe the flowers that were in bloom in […]

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Dreaming of Vegas

January 18, 2015

So many people on my Facebook feed are either IN Vegas right now or heading out to Vegas. I have been going through some of my photos and reminiscing. We had such a good time! Riding the bus down to Old Vegas, taking photos of the bands, the shark tank at The Golden Nugget, shopping […]

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