tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
I got a haircut back in the fall but six months later, my hair has grown out a bit uncomfily long so I figured I'd better get it cut short again, in time for my upcoming trip.

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
Some of you might remember [livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar running a Kickstarter for a 'Passport to the Alliance' some time ago. Well, I put in for one of the color pics and here it is!

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tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
I've been letting my hair grow aimlessly for a while. Some months ago Supercuts did an indifferent job, but they barely cut any hair off, which wasn't very useful. I had a definite idea in my head of what I wanted though...

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
So, I had a second date with someone on eHarmony! No, this post isn't about the date, per se, it's about the animation we saw, Song of the Sea which I hadn't even heard of until this past week.

Briefly, it's an awesome animation that could never have been made in 3D, or if it had, it would have been just as much work if not more than the 2D art. It's full of art and style and evocative music, that really works for bringing out the mysterious, ethereal air of the sea and the supernatural, which seems to hover just a breath away from the real world setting.

From Wikipedia, this seems like a good non-spoiler introduction:

The story... concerns two children, Ben and Saoirse, who live in a lighthouse by the sea with their father, Conor, who remains distraught over the loss of his wife several years earlier. Though Ben is aware of the responsibility that comes with being a big brother, he is easily frustrated with Saoirse, who, at six years old, has yet to utter a single word.


This is never a boring animation, which is in itself a remarkable thing, but everything makes sense rather than having random stuff just pop out of nowhere. Well worthy of its Academy Awards nomination. Tufty says five stars, go check it out!
tuftears: Sleepy Lynx (Sleepy)
I need to figure out if I need to go back for a second haircut round, or if one of these suits me. Tell me what you think, LJ friends!

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tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
I got this the other week. It looks good and has been quite warm, nice for the colder winter days. It has a liner, so I can technically lighten it up for the rare summer rainy days.

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tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
Picked up new glasses and jacket, the latter thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx dragging me down to Santana Row for lunch and then picking up the clothes at Franco Uomo. See what you think!

For those who were keeping track of the glasses options I outlined earlier, I went with the second one because I thought the thin-ness was getting a bit too extreme. I want to see through these things, not squint and tilt my head until the subject of my interest is within a narrow band!

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
As part of what has become our weekly or bi-weekly anime outings, I met up with [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx for lunch at a nearby Irish pub and then we went crawling men's fashion stores for a suitable jacket for me to wear at a fancy dinner, should I actually manage to get a date. This is, I admit, a very large if, but if it happens, I would like to be better prepared than with my boring interview/wedding/funeral suit.

There was also watching the last two discs of Yamato and enjoying a surprisingly tasty for drive-in Hawaiian barbecue 'mini loco moco', but let's get to what you want to see, the incriminating fashion photos!

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
I had my annual optometrist appointment this last Thursday. Since it'd been two years since I got my last set, I opted to get new glasses this time. These are the eyeglasses choice of frames I had.

I'm glad my vision care insurance is good... These would have been really expensive without it. As it was, it was moderately ouch but acceptable.

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tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
This isn't so much about cooking as it is the whole experience of hosting a brunch... and there's a bit of Fluffyshy-ing involved as well.

Some weeks ago, Mrs. Chong, a realtor friend of my mom, had hosted a brunch to introduce me to Mary, the daughter of a good friend of hers. Wanting to create a second opportunity to meet her again, I offered to host a return brunch on the following week.

That one got postponed, and the sausage rolls went pift, so I wound up making a new set of sausage rolls and quiche for the following weekend! I also picked up fresh strawberries, char siu baos (barbecue pork steamed buns) and potstickers at the Farmer's Market. This, I anticipated, would be quite enough food for the six of us.

Little did I know... )
tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Gaming)
As I mentioned in my previous entry, I had discovered the boots I had gotten up in San Francisco were in fact too small for me. Nervously I girded myself up to venture back north...

I managed the drive up successfully and navigated BART to Powell Street, and took the boots in to Barney's of NY, which accepted the return with, thankfully, a minimum of fuss. From there, I was reluctant to return immediately-- we're talking about an hour each way-- so I gadded about San Francisco for a bit.

There was a Levi's store so I checked in it for denim jackets or vests. Well, no really nice denim vests of the sort I'd had in mind, but they had a black denim jacket that had a few more pockets than the blue jacket I was wearing, and I'm assured that my complexion means I should prefer warm colors to cool ones like blue, so I picked that up.

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tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
My shirt size is 14"/32-33...
My jean size is 32 waist, 30 legs...
My jacket size is S...
And my shoe size is indeed as I had believed, 9.

That last deserves further clarification. )
tuftears: WTF (WTF)
The day began with me traipsing over to [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx's apartment, wearing as promised, my new outfit. I discovered at this point the boots I had obtained the previous day were far too uncomfortable to wear for any significant amount of time, so retired to my car as soon as I could, to obtain my regular shoes.

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
We began in San Francisco. While we had taken BART up to the Cherry Blossom Festival the previous outing, this time with the notion that we might need to stow many, many packages full of clothes. We emerged from the Union Square garage practically into Macy's, where we dithered between the Cheesecake Factory and... The Burger Bar. Glad we picked the latter, the milkshake made a big impression on [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx!

The burgers were also pretty tasty; we had a 'sliders' assortment, though I couldn't tell you the difference between angus beef, grass-fed beef, and buffalo meat. The toppings were what made the burgers work so well!

Thus fortified, we met Beth in front of the store and walked in to the nearby tea/soda bar where she discussed what we wanted to achieve with our fashion makeover. I showed her my sketches; [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx explained his predilection for wearing all black.

Our first trip of the day was down the street to a hair salon tucked up on the 16th floor. Very well hidden! Beth explained what she wanted in hair styles for us, and then left to go pick out clothes for us and reserve a dressing room in the Macy's for Men store, while Alex took over.

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
As some of you might know, I've been trying to inspire myself to get out there more, and one necessary step in that was to get a haircut so my unkempt hair would become, well, kempt. I didn't have any good looking pictures of myself to use for, for example, dating site profiles!

[livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx, being a "full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes" type of engineer, dug around a bit and found a fashion makeover site in San Francisco. He promptly dragged me into it! (you may picture Fluffyshy clinging to the carpet and leaving clawmarks)

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tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
[livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx had suggested a while back that we head up to see Shen Yun, "the world's premier Chinese classical music and dance performance". It seemed like a good idea at the time: it would get me out of the house and presumably into an environment with more Chinese people (and maybe even cute Chinese grrls) around. And the show would probably be artistically inspiring!

So how did it work out? )
tuftears: Sly Lynx (Sly)
Some of you know that I'm hearing handicapped... But it's not always obvious just to look at me. I've been informed sometimes people try to address me when I'm not looking at them, but are frustrated I don't seem to hear them.

To remedy that, I've invested in some new earmolds... They are blue!

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Gaming)
I decided I'd better get some made before Valentine's Day... All the better to hand out to interesting people I might happen to meet.

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