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24 November 2017 @ 07:43 am
Happy Thanksgiving  
Late Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I had a very nice one. Chris and I got new stuff. We got our TV, a blueray player and most of all a new coral Google Home Mini. That has kept me busy. Installing her was a bit tricky but I finally figured it out. Still learning how to use her. I picked up some Lifx bulbs and it's been great having different colors and different intensities go on and of. I am an instant fan of these lights since I got my first Lifx mini. I always loved how nice Tuvok's room on Star Trek Voyager looked and that he could control the lights with the computer with his voice. Well I have that now. It's just been a lot of fun. Check out this video.

So yesterday we had a quiet morning then we went to Chris's parents to spend Thanksgiving with them. I brought the google with me and my mother in law loved it. I can tell she wants her own now. I showed her a video I made of how to change the lights. One funny thing that happened though and I was surprised was that the google heard my command on the video to turn on the bathroom light and she said "Ok turning on the bathroom." Oh no!!! Would our bathroom light be on when we got home? I really wondered if that would work. It was and I was impressed that this works so far over wifi. I can probably turn on and off the lights from anywhere in the US. So I have to becareful what I say then so they aren't on when I don't want them to be. There is a mute button so she's not picking up commands when you don't want her to.

Well now that Thanksgiving is over it's now Christmas. I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with an idea for this year's Christmas card. So far nothing. I want it to be special because this is the 10th anniversary. Gosh I can't believe I've been making awesome custom cards that long. Definitely a success. But I may end up making something generic because this year I don't have an idea and time's running out. I'd like for George and Schuyler to be in it or at least Schuyler. Tempting to do Scary Fear but he got the last two Christmases. So I'm open to suggestions. With all this awesome customisation going on I do need to think of some great ideas for new Scary Fear art. As you saw I can customize my screen saver on the TV and also my PS4. I'll show that later on and I definitely want it all done with my art.
actipton80actipton80 on November 24th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
I hope you can find an idea for the Christmas card. I wish I could come up with suggestions, but I'm all dopey from the cold medicines I've been taking and can't think of anything.

You still need to do a drawing of Scary Fear and the eclipse. That's not an idea for the Christmas card but just some regular art of him.
Desthagirion on November 24th, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm sure I'll think of something. I always do, even if it's not so great an idea.

Yeah, I had started that. Thanks for reminding me. I wonder where I put that?

BTW, give you mom my info. I wanted to text you for Thanksgiving yesterday like I did everyone else.
jokerforeverjokerforever on November 25th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with Chris's parents, always nice to spend time with with those who care about you. Wow that coral Google mini seems awesome, I absolutely loved the Halloween ambiance it was giving off at the beginning of the video, very nice touch. Ha that sea lion sound was pretty funny, I was indeed expecting the "barking" sound from seals but here I actually learned something new. New Age tech, indeed not many like it.

I'm rather tempted to suggest Ophidius for your Christmas card since he's a colorful character and well Christmas is full of color, perhaps he could pose as a mischievous elf with a Christmas present. That said, I understand if you want to focus on Schuyler since he's new and you want to focus on him, something to consider.
Des: Ophidius Pleasedthagirion on November 25th, 2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yes it was a very nice holiday. This google mini has been so fun. I love the coral color. Too bad it's exclusive from the google website and you can't get it in stores. I found one on ebay and got around that problem. Stores only carry a grey or black one. I had no idea it would turn on the TV and do such a cool thing. I was very happy about the halloween display. They did a nice job with that rotating animation. Yes I was surprised with the weird low sound that sea lion made. I really was expecting the famous barking too. Caught me by surprise but I love it. Yes it's funny some people are afraid of this. It's just a speaker and a search engine that reads the text it finds. Mostly it reads from wikipedia.

You know I may seriously consider that. Ophidius has no shame and would definitely do something like that. I can see him annoying George. If I can't think of an idea for Schuyler then I may try to do something with this.
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Desthagirion on November 25th, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. I wasn't either. But it's so funny and my fave sound to ask for now. It was a pleasant surprise that she turned on the TV and showed the haunted houses and spooky sounds. It was so fun.
Desthagirion on July 9th, 2018 03:42 pm (UTC)

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The Google mini is pretty cool, though I wasn't expecting that sound for the seal noise. I thought the spooky lighting was very neat.
Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on November 26th, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
That coral Google mini looks so cool. I didn’t ask for anything for Thanksgiving because I’m mostly focused on what I want for Christmas. My family doesn’t typically give things on Thanksgiving anyway, though.

I love receiving your Christmas cards and I know I’ll enjoy this year’s whatever you make it. Right now I’m planning on some Christmas art. I’ve been doing more writing than drawing thanks to my creative writing class that I really enjoy.
Des: Christmas Palm Treethagirion on November 26th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I love this thing. It's so much fun. I hope you'll have a nice Christmas. I'm getting in the spirit of it already.

Aw thanks. Yeah I really need to come up with something soon because Christmas is less than a month away.