I'm going to do some stealth streaming today. In the next hour or so, for about an hour. I'm trying to work out the kinks. Right now the kink is an indeterminate lack of internet service, and my complete inability to hack the wifi signals of anyone on our block. Second kink, I was streaming from Scout. But microphone built into Scout is shite and USB is not mic is not supported on anything above Win 7. USB mic works gangbusters on Bollux, but streaming has been touch and go on him, the videos I've tried to make on him have been awful, jumpy things. So right now I am waiting on a download of the encoding software on Bollux, and then I will try to stream from him while I work on my smashbook for a bit.
http://fabulousdisaster.com/stick/ will take you to an information/status page on the "Stick Thing" with close up pictures of the painting I did on it. I just figured I'd put something out there. If you have "liked" my http://facebook.com/fabulousdisaster page, I will be providing of the absolutely genius webpage I found that calculates color schemes for you in a number of different ways. It's how I got the scheme for the Stick page/graphic. A page I will use all of the time for design. I am awful at picking colors. Mine always clash or blend too well, this takes the time consuming trial and error process and narrows it down considerably. And it is free, you don't even have to give up your email addy to use it. It's just there for everyone. Exemplifying what the web is about.
Last night, Doc asked if I wanted him to try to get tickets to "The Book of Mormon", which is in town until 10/18. I declined. I want to see it, but, too many people. I told him I'd rather save my "out" time for the lighted cactus garden. He balked at that, he's seen it, done it. He doesn't get the rush that I do from being surrounded by all the millions of tiny lights. We compromised and decided on the Bellagio Atrium once the decorate it for Xmas, and maybe a desert somewhere on the Strip. Some picture taking for me. Some walking around for him.
In November, we are going to a 5k walk and picnic for our animal shelter. We're not doing the 5k, just paying for registration, the money will end up with them, no matter what. We're opting for the 1 mile walk round the park it's being held in. It is my logic that the older, mellower dogs will be doing the 1 mile, and that is the kind of dog that Chewbacca likes. And then, during the picnic, he will be too busy trying to get hot dogs from me to notice the younger dogs all around him. He's like me, he can block shit out when it gets to be too much. So he won't be stressed, he might meet some dogs that he likes, and might get some play dates out of it, and Doc and I get an outing with him and get to give some money and support to the animal shelter that has given us such loving, amazing pets.
I think I'm going to make broccoli/cheddar soup tonight. I have one quandary, I need to use bullion cube for some of the stock, we have just under what I need. We have some nice veggie cubes, with a strong cilantro overtone, and I'm wondering how that would go with the soup's overall flavor profile. I love cilantro. I love broccoli/cheddar soup. I don't know if I would love them together. It's only a couple of cups of fluid in a dozen, plus a heavy roux and a whole lotta cheese (I think I'm going to throw some freshly shredded Parmesan in with the cheddar). Ew, I think I just answered my own question, if I'm going to use Parmesan, the cilantro is Definitely out. Okay. Problem solved with a wedge of fresh hard cheese.