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Fighting crime, trying to save the world!

Posted by Jonathan Nori on February 02, 2009
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My daughter and I watch cartoons together on a regular basis.

Old Looney Tunes, Disney movies, Pixar movies, Don Bluth films, and the occasional anime are the usual DVD fare, with a selection of shows from Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and PBS.

For Christmas, I got her a copy of The Powerpuff Girls movie from the bargain bin at Rite-Aid. She liked it, so a couple weeks ago we watched the marathon on Cartoon Network. Now she’s hooked.

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I like Netflix

Posted by Jonathan Nori on January 29, 2009
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Netflix is brilliant.

Every so often I get an e-mail, letting me know of a special surprise waiting for me in my mailbox. Checking the mail becomes something of an event.

I know what’s going to be in it, but it’s still exciting.

It’s nice to open the mailbox and find something other than a bill.

I watch lots of movies, a fair number of tv shows, and lots of anime. And Netflix has a great selection…better than any rental store. So Netflix works for me.

For those of you who are judgmental, there’s a link on the left with my Netflix queue. Judge away!




Home from Setsucon

Posted by Jonathan Nori on January 18, 2009
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To get away for a couple days, my wife and I sent Munchkinhead to Grandma and Pap-Pap’s (which is even better, apparently, than playing with Daddy), and we went up to State College to Setsucon.

We weren’t planning to go, but we needed a couple days away from “life”.

In fact, I had completely forgotten about it. I remembered seeing an ad for it at Tekkoshocon in 2008 (I went with my youngest brother). But I hadn’t planned on going. State College is not really somewhere I want to be in January. But my wife and I needed to get away, and I was reminded about this convention when I saw on Applegeeks that Ananth was going to be there.

Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota are really nice people! If you ever meet them tell them how awesome they are! (They did a panel at Setsucon and sold me a t-shirt and a bookmark.) I love meeting artsy-type people…I envy people who can draw like that–rather than what I do–which is just help them tweak their work. Maybe I’ll add a “Favorite DeviantArt Accounts” link category on the left.

Overall, Setsucon was kinda small. If you plan on going in the future, make sure you plan on bringing some friends.

Not that we were there for the convention anyway.

And yes, we’re doing okay. It’s amazing what a couple of good night’s sleep can do. Not great, but okay.

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