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RIP Walkman, July 1979-October 2010 [Oct. 25th, 2010|11:33 pm]
Verminius Rex
 Apparently they were still making the original casette Walkman until this month, which surprises me (thought they'd stopped awhile ago). But the original Walkman was the beginning of the portable music movement, and deserves a link to this article about it

Besides that, I have gotten a few things done today, including but not limited to the paying of most bills, attaching the stair rail like I should have months ago, painting the new doorframe and priming the old one for painting after the rain passes. I also grew tired of the great facial hair experiment, and trimmed my (for me) overgrown goatee back to manageable levels. The beard was long enough to annoy, and the mustache was beginning to rival Jamie from Mythbusters. On a good note, my new beard trimmer works wonderfully. 

It's pumpkin carving time, so I'm arranging a joint family event so we can get the gourds done for the season. We have two from the pumpkin patch and three from Wal-Mart, which is about the right number for the front stoop. 

All I need to do is find my black shoes and then I know my Halloween costume is ready, other than that I need to finish Pari's pirate coat. I'll see about tracing the final pattern pieces tomorrow and start cutting and sewing fabric right after that. What bums me is that I'll figure out how to simplify the pattern after I'm done with the first one, which doesn't save me any time. But it'll help for when I make my own pirate coat, although I have until next KCRF to worry about it. Too bad I didn't make it out this season, but without comfortable boots I wasn't going to make the rounds in costume, and going without costume just isn't as fun (unless it's a family run and two family members were sick final weekend). 

Kwik Sew has some suit patterns I plan to play with when Halloween is over. I hate tracing the cheap tissue patterns, Kwik Sew prints on real paper that actually survives tracing better and is heavier than air. I really need to set up a better pattern storage system before I get into too many more projects.