Thursday, February 13, 2014

Socked in...

Well folks we're getting socked in here in Winchester, VA by Winter storm Pax. Overnight about 10 inches of snow has fallen so far and we're due for another foot or so during the day today. I'm almost ready to call this the worst winter we've ever had here.

We're closing up the warehouse today and telling all our people to stay home, so there won't be any shipments going out but no freight would be running anyway - UPS, FedEx, and USPS all suspended pickups and deliveries today. We should be back up and running on Friday (fingers crossed), so please keep those orders coming - we'll get to them just as soon as we can get dug out!

UPDATE: My deck, about 7:00am (Thur) this morning. Still coming down hard.

UPDATE: About 4:00pm (Thur) - my front driveway after 2 1/2 hours and 2 tanks of gas in the blower. Now we can get to the road, but the roads aren't passable yet as they haven't been touched yet since last night. My blower has a 22" intake height, and it's hard to tell in the picture but in a lot of places the snow was just a little higher than the intake, so it was slow going. It's still snowing and they are calling for 3-4 more inches before it ends later tonight. And yes, I did clear off the snow on top my Suburban after I took this. I hate dudes that go down the road with a ton of snow blowing off the top of the car on the people behind them - that's just rude!

Oh by the way, I tried out a new pair of ICE TREKKERs on my boots, and they are the greatest thing since sliced bread! They add lots of grip on the ice and snow, and I didn't slip once even walking up my steep hill and they gave me lots of grip in places I had to push on the blower a little bit. You can see the tracks they leave in the picture.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Philosophising on Happiness w/ Philip Seymour Hoffman & Simon Critchley

This was done about year ago:

It pretty clear that Hoffman’s struggle is with 'how to just be'. Pleasure is transient or a dangerous booby trap that you'll simply make a mess of. When you start to examine whether you’re really happy, it seems to slip away. Tension between denying life and embracing it might be the closest we can get to being happy. And perhaps Philip Seymour Hoffman spent his whole life coming 'right up to the lip' before he went. I see so much of my own struggles in their conversation, and I suspect you will to. Amazing stuff. Watch the whole thing.

Thanks to Dave for sending.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

NIS Announces Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress BLURAY Premium Edition for May!

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress Premium Edition (BLURAY) release, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress BLURAY Premium Edition

This premium edition includes a hardcover art book, “Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress” (full color, 32 pages) which provides a deeper viewing experience through character info, concept sketches, an interview with the director and setting illustrations.

Release date is set for May 6th, 2014.

Synopsis: Hamaji, a young huntress from the mountains, stumbles into the middle of a shogun's vendetta against a group of human and dog hybrids, the Fusé. Rumors of Fusé murdering innocent people in the bustling city of Edo have sparked a bounty for their heads. Along with her brother, Hamaji joins the hunt for this dangerous quarry, but after accidentally befriending one of them, Hamaji is torn between two worlds: her life as a self-reliant huntress, and the young woman her new friend has helped her to uncover.