#114 Tangela (Made from a Pepsi can)
People (yeah, plural) have asked if I dare do a Tangela. Well, somebody ordered one and here it is. I think it looks pretty awesome.
It happened. I’m sad to admit it but I’ve become a Dr. Who fan. I’m told I’m watching the ninth doctor and I’m really enjoying it. Once you choke down the special effects, it’s a decent watch. That however, is not my recommendation.
I recommend the movie ‘Sleepwalk With Me' by Mike Birbiglia. Netflix link, Spotify link for the man. Bam. It made it’s way onto my top five movie list alongside Donnie Darko, Reservoir Dogs, Stranger than Fiction, and The Muppets 2011. Yeah, Fight Club got beat out. I love Pulp Fiction, but I keep meeting people who pretend to like it because it’s gone memetic. That bothers me, so it’s my number 7.
The other movies that make my favorites are the works of David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, anything with Jason Segel in it.
Okay, so this holiday is shaping up nicely. I finally caught up with some of my friends last night. It was good to see them. I have at least 4 can sculptures to make. I sent out my first set of packages to be delivered a couple of days ago, but I don’t know if they’ll land before Christmas. I hope they do, but I can’t be sure.
I’ve had this album on my iTunes for awhile and I’m just now really enjoying it. Abandon Kansas, Ad Astra Per Aspera. They’re a bit Fray-esque.
I’ve been writing songs and I wrote one yesterday that I think is really good. I also came up with something of a riff. I’m new to the guitar, I’m more familiar with the piano. I’ll be composing from my keyboard come tomorrow. Here’s the riff.
#214 Heracross (AMERICROSS!) [Made from a Wild Cherry Pepsi Can]
Which to acknowledge first? We SURVIVED THE APOCALYPSE! It didn’t seem all that bad in Iowa. Iowa. That’s where America is.
It’s a long story. At the beginning of the semester, I was offering PKCNs to my college friends. My lifelong friend, Zach, wanted a Heracross that was colored Red, White, and Blue. I came up with the portmanteau ‘Americross’, and lo and behold a can was born.
I’ll be giving this to Zach for Christmas. I think he’ll be happy. So much so that he laugh silently. That’s another long(ish) story. Zach laughs really quietly. It’s not external at all. I used to refer to it as an asthma attack, but Zach claims that this method of laughter is polite to moviegoers. Anyway, one day in chorus, he was standing behind me. I heard him laughing. I couldn’t figure out why but I started laughing too. I turned around to see why he was laughing…poker face. Which made me laugh even harder. So one day in chorus I just cracked up like a mad man.
I should make a Michael Ceracross.
Anyway, I wrote this sketch a few years ago. Yeah, it’s five seconds long and the real funny guy is Luke, but here’s 'How Much Coffee?'
I finished up Christmas shopping last night and I have yet to see ANY of my friends in a week so I think I might do that. Although I do have something I need to pick up. I wish there were more hours in the day.
I hope you like Americross, I worked hard on it. I hope you have a joyous break, regardless of its length. Here’s your goal for the day: See if you can make someone laugh so hard it embarrasses them. I pulled it off last night with one word. Setup and context, my friends. Setup and context. Of course, Luke does it in that video with 0 words. Maybe it’s only funny if you know him. I don’t know.
Thanks for following, sending in your questions, reblogging, telling other people about the blog, shoveling the driveway, and recycling. Recycling is very important.
#206 Dunsparce (Made from a Squirt Can)
And I still have no fluppin’ idea what this thing is. What is the distinction between ‘snake’ and ‘land snake’? Are those wings? WHAT ARE YOU, DUNSPARCE?
I’ve been getting into Flight of the Conchords lately. They are brilliant on so many levels. I’m all about subtlety in humor, and I dig their guitar playing. They’re quite good.
Check out my mate, Nick, or rather his SoundCloud page. He’s another guy who does remixes, except THEY’RE SO FRESH. He’s the best kind of person and he’s also a person who does remixes…but I covered that.
I wish I had more news to share with you, but I have yet to reunite with my childhood friends. It’s coming up soon, so I’ll make up a hypothetical story.
So, this one time, we could have gone to Peter’s house and we made potential cookies. It would have been a really great time when everybody was going to be there laughing and singing. We came close to getting really silly and putting frosting in each other’s hair. After that, we had the opportunity to go outside and start a fantasy fire and eat imaginary s’mores. Oh, what a grand time we might have had.
Our time together is growing thin. It always is. I wish upon you wholesome contentedness, quiet sleep, and friendly conduct. May your Christmas, Hanukkah Kwanzaa, Candlenights, Festivus, Newtonmas, Movie Day (I’ll be seeing Django and Les Mis), or whatever me merry and bright. Unless you prefer the darkness. Then I hope it is dark.
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Thank you for following, reblogging, liking, commenting, messaging, ordering, correcting, tolerating, loving, swimming, and waiting. I love you all a great deal.
I am not opposed to questions. I like sharing. And chering.
These are my senior pictures. The bottom one is the one I used for my graduation slideshow.
I realized that none of my followers (apart from those I’ve friended on facebook or something) know what I look like. So I posted these to my personal blog. Enjoy. Also, yes ladies, he’s single. That kind of goes without saying.Source: oncovin
#610 Axew (Made from a Mountain Dew Can)
I’ve always wanted my own URL Bar.
Okay, so that joke only works if you click on the actual post as opposed to your tab. It’s not really worth it, it’s just fun for when I end up going through these posts in the future.
Okay okay, now I’ve got music playing in the background. I can post. I found that Netflix makes these posts take an hour to write. It’s great and all, but you know…stuff.
I know I have more to report back to you than that. I’ve got a handful of orders I’m making in addition to preparing for Anime Iowa (don’t quote me on that, I don’t know which con it is.)
As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, my former high school is merging with my former rival high school. This is dubbing us the ‘Tiger Hawks’ where I once stood labelled as a ‘Tiger’. I’ve spent the day creating the school’s new mascot. I’d share it with you, but I’m afraid of putting it online before it’s confirmed or whatever.
I’ve recently taken it upon myself to start playing the guitar. I love it. I really truly do. I’m not breaking any ground here, but I absolutely love music. And I love ‘fun.’. I don’t mean to hipster out, but I was listening to fun. since 2009. So… yeah. I may as well drop some song links.
Those are the songs that have caused me to write some of my songs this week. I’m also learning Chinese.
Okay. For the third time. Get some sleep, drink some cocoa, be with friends, and smile when you don’t feel like it.
Thanks for following and tolerating my pin again. You guys are great. You gals are great. You dogs on laptops are great.
Also, thanks to all the people who have made orders to give this blog some content.
(Edit after the post: I realize this is a first world problem, but my TV just fell and is now broken. So if you’ve been on the fence about ordering a PKCN…there’s an added reason? Whatever. They’re $19 until the 26th and I appreciate your patronage.)