Blacked out, stop, drop it down to 8 bits

Spent about three hours washing Evey and blacking out the bowties on Saturday.

Normal Chevy bowtie

Blacked out bowtie

front Chevy bowtie
Front bowtie blacked out
Normal rim

Blacked out bowtie on rim

Other than that, I’ve not been doing a whole lot. I saw Ninja Assassin last week and it was pretty good relative to what I was expecting. Lot of blood and ownage. :D

I also saw both of the Twilight movies, and…unfortunately…I liked them. :(

And now for the obligatory “what I’ve been listening to” part of the post. I have been into electronic stuff pretty hardcore lately, and my latest kick is electro-hop, which is – as it sounds – electronic hip-hop. I’ve never taken hip-hop lyrics seriously, but I’m really digging this genre (it helps that I love keytars :D).

The band I’m enjoying the most is Hyper Crush. This video is for their song “The Arcade.” It’s pretty much about how awesome old school video games were, I guess. hahahaha.



I love the Mercedes emblem around Donny’s neck, the shirt Preston (the keytarist) is wearing, and the Super Mario Bros. video in the background with Megaman instead of Mario. :P

-Philip

The Key to Snow

Evey in the snow last Friday.

Evey in the snow

Every in the snow

Okay, yeah, it was a pretty weak snow, but…it was cool nonetheless. It’s a lot easier to see in this video that I took under a lamppost.

Also, I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, but I kept forgetting. It’s a very short video of the key to my Camaro. Just so I don’t get any smartass comments, I know Volkswagon did this first, but it’s genius and every new car should have this kind of key.

On a final note about cars, I have six Camaro Hot Wheels cars. I’m collecting them. :D

I’ve been listening to one of Fall Out Boy’s new songs, “From Now On We Are Enemies,” a heck of a lot. It’s about the composer Antonio Salieri being jealous of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart because he thought Mozart was very undeserving of his fame because of his lifestyle (as far as I can tell). It’s a great song and another of Pete Wentz’s fits of lyrical genius.

Song plus lyrics:

That’s all for now. Media overload! :D

-Philip

Hackensack

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of linguistic substance, but lately I haven’t had much to post about besides Evey.

First of all, Katy Perry’s MTV Unplugged live CD is absolutely amazing. I love her voice so much. She did a brilliant cover of a Fountains of Wayne song, and the entire album has a “lounge” feel to it. It’s really worth checking out if you appreciate beautiful singing.

Anyway…

Yesterday I hit the 400 mile mark on Evey. When I got the car, it had 20 miles on it from the factory and the PDI at the dealership, and I took a picture at 22. The odometer reading grows so quickly. :P Come tomorrow, I’ll have owned her for a week, and I couldn’t be happier. Every time I walk up to it, I smile. There’s liking your car, and then there’s this – finally having a car that I once called a dream car. I just flat out love this car. It’s so much fun to drive. :D Everything about it is fantastic, right down to my switchblade key. I think between the Camaro and the Chevy Volt, GM is really looking up (Chevy Volt > all hybrids).

Last week was pretty awesome. I took off on Wednesday to pick up my car, and then I had the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving to enjoy it.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a good one. I usually make a post about being thankful, but I guess I’ve just been neglectful of my poor blog lately. :( We had delicious food (duck and deer, mmmm), and I have plenty of leftovers in my freezer right now. The rest of the holiday was spent with family and friends.

Now, it’s Christmas time and I guess I should be happier about that, but I really enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. :P The tree is up at my parents’ and I put up a little one at the apartment, though I only turned on the lights once.

Other than that, I’ve been watching way too much anime and playing Starfox 64 a good bit. :)

I need to get back in the habit of updating this thing regularly, because I hate making this catch-up posts where I have to condense a bunch of crap into something readable (or slightly readable :P).

-Philip