Tuesday, April 08, 2008

After all, I got a car...he got a computer!

I have been very bad about posting. But I'm really, really tired. I haven't even really gotten a chance to play with my new toy...a laptop!

D got me an early birthday present yesterday--we went laptop shopping. I was having a hard time choosing in the store, as a sexy Toshiba kinda caught my eye, but I had done more research on the Compaq so that was a much safer bet. (It was cheaper, too!) So I now have PC access again. Still love my Mac, but they are a tad pricey.

Now I just need to figure out my internet options...

What's been keeping me quite busy is something else. Most of the cast from Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming at the end of April for a big local film festival to do a live Cinematic Titanic riffing (their new project) in addition to an MST3K panel. Should be very cool.

My friend is hugely involved with the fest and they (somewhat suddenly, considering the size of the project) asked him to throw together a tribute DVD. Well, as he has never really seen the show, guess what? I have plenty of material, and the guy in charge sent a ton over, as he's friends with the MST3K guys.

I'm really thrilled to get to work on it, and I'll go into more detail later, but I was out digitizing video until 1am last night and need to run through a ton of tapes sometime today (??) to mark down some time code for good clips. There's plenty of time, but my friend also has a shitload of other festival-related work to get on, and there's only so much equipment, you know? So no, there's not "plenty of time." Which sucks because I would like to do this really well.

So it's keeping me quite busy and I'm really fucking tired and I had nothing but MST3K dreams last night (or rather, that I was still working on organizing it).


The [Cherry] Ride said...

Congrats on the new laptop and te work with the MST3K project!

Ellen Aim said...

Danke! Both are way fun.