Millennium Falcon Lego Timelapse

I would have loved this kit as a kid, probably still would as an adult, but where the heck did he find time to put it together?

Great piece of blog entertainment though that and happy birthday Lego!

Via Boing Boing Gadgets

Here are several evenings of my life condensed into 3:38 of time lapse footage as I assemble the “Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon” LEGO set, the largest yet sold, with over five thousand individual elements.

Gene Hunt is Back – Ashes to Ashes Coming Soon

Ashes to Ashes

Fire up the Quatro! This is a show I am looking forward to, Ashes to Ashes, the sequel to Life on Mars.

When I say “look forward to”, I also feel like it could be a major disappointment after the original raised expectations so high so there is equal dread mixed in with the excitement.

Apparently the intarwebs are saying it should commence first week of February – Can’t wait.

Penn Jillette’s New Video Blog


Penn Jillette (from Penn & Teller) is doing short video posts. He has been given cameras by Sony and gets to rant about whatever is on his mind.

I’m not into video blogs so much right now but if you are going to watch someone rant and rave their wacky opinions, this is probably going to be better than anything else on offer.

The Cause of My Sleep Deprivation



IMG_1542.JPG, originally uploaded by chrisgarrett.

Benji has soundly imposed his authority on the house. The pecking order now begins with the puppy and ends with me. The cats appearing somewhere in the middle, something they are currently contesting loudly and protesting with smelly responses around the house.

I got one or two hours sleep this last week. Last night he gave us a good four hours or so between yelps and whines. To make up for it he rewarded me with about an hours cleaning “fun”.

The joys of puppy ownership. *sigh*

Test Your Geography Knowledge

Geography is not my strong suit so I won’t embarass myself with my dismal showing but I actually did better than I expected :)

Stick pins and see how close you get to world places!

Traveler IQ Challenge

Happy Holidays (With Legal Disclaimer)

Happy HolidaysToday is the last day of work for many people before the “holidays” so I thought I would take this opportunity to offer you best wishes for the, uh, season. Yes, I am choosing my words carefully. Please read the small print below before replying :)


Happy Holidays!

Legal Disclaimer
This statement of good wishes (”Greeting”) from me (”Sender”) is intended to be generic in nature. “Holiday” is intentionally left an undefined term. This holiday may include, but not be limited to, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, Saturnalia, or even Elvis’ Birthday (”Elvis” is a registered trademark of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Memphis, TN). Further, the recipient of this greeting (”Receiver”), may insert his or her own holiday into this Greeting, either explicitly or implicitly, or no holiday at all, if he or she chooses. If Receiver celebrates no holidays during the intended period of Greeting, assumed to be roughly mid-December, 2007 through the first week in January, 2008 (”Greeting Period”), he or she may consider Greeting to be merely general, and a simple wish of good feelings and joy, suitable for any time of year, or no time at all.

Greeting should in no way be construed to guarantee or warrant happiness or other good feelings during Greeting Period, or warrant or guarantee an acceptable holiday. By accepting Greeting, Receiver expressly agrees that he or she assumes the risk for his or her own holiday. Receiver will hold Sender harmless should Receiver’s expectations for Greeting Period and wishes contained herein not coincide.

Greeting is at all times subject to withdrawal by Sender, and it may be canceled or modified at any time, without notice to Receiver. In the event of cancellation, Receiver shall receive no credit or proration for any time left in Greeting Period. Greeting is not intended to be transferable, and has no cash value. Under no circumstances may Receiver in any way alter Greeting, or publish Greeting directly or indirectly without express written permission of Sender. Permission may be withheld for any reason within the sole discretion of Sender, with no rule of reasonableness.

Should Receiver not accept the terms of Greeting listed above, no rights or benefits related to Greeting will accrue.

Should a dispute arise from Greeting, Receiver agrees that jurisdiction and venue will be in the courts of the United Kingdom. Sender and Receiver agree that personal jurisdiction will lie in those courts, regardless of the location of either party. Greeting will be construed under the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to Choice of Law or Renvoy.

Via: snarfd