The Back of My Head

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Help me decide what photos to enter in the SD Fair

I’m going to submit 3-5 photos in the San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Photography. It costs $18 per entry, so I need to limit how many I enter. Unfortunately, I forgot the deadline was tonight at midnight! So I need your help deciding which of the ones below to enter. If you have a favorite photo I’ve taken that isn’t shown here, please let me know. To vote, leave a comment, send me an email or contact me on Twitter or Facebook. If you vote for more than one, please put them in numerical order of which you like best. So without further adieu:

Bringing a little color into the world

Bringing a little color into the world

a moment of calm. a life fulfilled.

a moment of calm. a life fulfilled.

Tilting at Sunsets

Tilting at Sunsets

Wrap your arms around me and protect me from the world

Wrap your arms around me and protect me from the world

Resolute

Resolute

Lady in red

Lady in red

ripples

ripples

worship me

worship me

Facing the challenge

Facing the challenge

there is no fear

there is no fear

Rebecca and Wall

Rebecca and Wall

spiral of pain

spiral of pain

searching

searching

silence alone is not an acceptance

silence alone is not an acceptance

Tough

Tough

small amounts of joy spread across the world

small amounts of joy spread across the world

Standing alone in the desert

standing alone in the desert

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."

Waiting for fulfillment of purpose

Waiting for fulfillment of purpose

staring at the sun

staring at the sun


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New photos available. Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands & More.

I’ve updated a few sets on my Zenfolio page. You can now purchase any photo from my 2008 vacation to

The Grand Canyon
A Hole in the World

Arches National Park
Delicate at sunset

Bryce Canyon
Sun brings out the color

Canyonlands
Sunrise at Mesa Arch

Or you can look at all the photos in one place
Painted Sky

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The photos I have left to edit and upload

I’ve decided to keep a list of all the events, parties, conventions, trips, etc. that have photos sets waiting to upload. I’m going to update this list as regularly as I can so I can track how I’m doing.

If you have a particular set you want to see sooner rather than later, leave a reply below or send me a tweet or an email (if you’ve got it).

To do:

10/10/2009 - Day 2 of NoCal trip. SF Browncoats meetup, Golden Gate Bridge, Pacifica beach, Nona’s Kitchen and Elizabeth’s birthday party.
11/21/2009 - Creation Adam Baldwin panel
11/21/2009 - Creation Feldman twins panel
11/21/2009 - Creation Morena Baccarin panel
11/22/2009 - Creation Alan Tudyk panel
11/22/2009 - Creation Jewel Staite panel
11/22/2009 - Creation Mark Sheppard panel
12/25/2009 - Christmas
3/13/2010 - PaleyFest Glee panel
3/21/2010 - Ennis House, Griffith Park Observatory and Carousel
4/3/2010 - WonderCon Resident Evil panel
4/3/2010 - WonderCon Sorcerer’s Apprentice panel
4/3/2010 - WonderCon Toy Story 3 panel
4/4/2010 - WonderCon Chuck panel
4/4/2010 - WonderCon Human Target panel
7/22/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con RED panel
7/23/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Caprica panel
7/23/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Girls Kick Ass panel
7/23/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Stargate Universe panel
7/23/2010 - Marian Call Space Travelers Emporium concert
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Captain America panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Chuck panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Cowboys & Aliens panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Let Me In panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Paul panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Resident Evil panel
7/24/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Thor panel
3/26/2011 - LegoLand
4/8-11/2011 - Michigan Trip
4/9/2011 - Butterflies at Meijer Garden
4/10/2011 - Meijer Garden
7/16/2011 - Dave  & Emily Pre-Wedding Shoot
7/17/2011 - Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog LIVE
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Day 2
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Sam Axe Panel
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Ringer Panel
7/21/2011 - W00tstock 3.0
7/22/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Day 3
7/22/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Torchwood Panel
7/22/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con The Walking Dead Panel
7/23/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Chuck Panel
7/23/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Being Human Panel
7/23/2011 - Nerdist Live
7/24/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Day 5
7/24/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Supernatural Panel
7/24/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
8/13/2011 - Dave & Emily’s Wedding
10/29/2011 - 6th Annual Browncoat Day at Disneyland
11/12/2011 - Castle Convention
12/4/2011 - Disneyland Vacation Day 1
12/5/2011 - Disneyland Vacation Day 2
3/16/2012 - WonderCon Day 1
3/16/2012 - WonderCon Nerdist Panel
4/14/2012 - Linoleum Magazine Photo Shoots
5/13/2012 - Disneyland with Beth’s Family
5/20/2012 - Honeymoon
5/21/2012 - Stopping by Malibu
5/21/2012 - Disneyland Fantasmic 20th Anniversary
5/23/2012 - Nephew’s Graduation
6/8/2012 - Steam Powered Giraffe 2cent Show CD Release Concert
6/30/2012 - Glow with the Show World of Color
7/11/2012 - Whedonesque Dinner
7/11/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night
7/12/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Day 1
7/12/2012 - Nerd HQ Chuck Panel
7/12/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Expendables 2 Panel
7/12/2012 - W00tstock 4.0
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Day 2
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Community Panel
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Legend of Korra Panel
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Arrow Panel
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Powerful Women in Pop Culture Panel
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Joss Whedon Panel
7/13/2012 - Nerdist Live
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Day 3
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Django Unchained Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Silent Hill Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Pacific Rim Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Campaign Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Godzilla Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Hobbit Panel
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Iron Man 3 Panel
7/15/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Day 4
7/15/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Fringe Panel
7/15/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Supernatural Panel
7/15/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Sideshow Statues
7/28/2012 - Disney California Adventure
8/11/2012 - More SPG. More Zoo
8/15/2012 - Running out of ways to say SPG and zoo
8/19/2012 - Peacock
8/23/2012 - I swear there are animals at the zoo
8/24/2012 - If only there was a place you could see SPG every day…
8/25/2012 - Just a few this time. SPG. Zoo.
8/26/2012 -  SPG with a borrowed lens
8/27/2012 - Now we use the flash a little. SPG. Zoo
8/29/2012 - More SPG. 5 days to go.
8/30/2012 - More SPG photos
8/31/2012 - SPG Countdown: 4th to last day
9/1/2012 - Flamingo Bob
9/2/2012 - The Final SPG Photo Day
9/3/2012 - Magic Morning at Disneyland

That’s 95 sets left for me to finish.

Done:

4/20/2009 - PaleyFest Battlestar Galactica/Caprica Panel (1/28/11)
4/23/2009 - PaleyFest Fringe Panel (3/15/11)
4/25/2009 - Marian Call San Diego House Concert (4/18/11)
4/29/2009 - Marian Call Concert at Portugalia (4/18/11)
5/2/2009 - SoCal Browncoats at the Ren Faire (5/4/11)
5/30/2009 - BotCon (5/22/11)
6/6/2009 - Rosecrans National Cemetery (1/8/11)
6/6/2009 - Hatmandu (Todd’s birthday party) (5/24/11)
6/12/2009 - Hanging out at Dwight’s playing zombie games (5/24/11)
6/27/2009 - My friend Erik’s triplets 1st birthday (5/15/11)
7/4/2009 - 4th of July at Erin’s (5/28/11)
8/8/2009 - Juliet Landau and Brian Lynch at Golden Apple (5/28/11)
8/8/2009 - Tabin’s birthday party (4/18/11)
8/12/2009 - Seagulls at the beach (5/29/11)
8/16/2009 - Hanging out with family (6/12/11)
9/19/2009 - CABC annual meeting (6/12/11)
10/9/2009 - Day 1 of NoCal trip. Computer museum mainly. (11/6/11)
10/17/2009 - Final day in Evansville, IN on a work trip. (2/20/11)
10/31/2009 - Halloween (11/6/11)
11/21/2009 - Day 1 of Creation’s Firefly/Serenity Salute. Random photos, QMx Serenity replica (1/13/12)
11/21/2009 - Creation Tim Minear & Jane Espenson panel (1/8/11)
11/22/2009 - Day 2 of Creation’s Firefly/Serenity Salute. Random photos (1/29/12)
12/20/2009 - Morro Bay (2/19/11)
2/28/2010 - Fontana Street Racing at the Speedway (1/5/11)
4/3/2010 - WonderCon Prince of Persia panel (2/28/11)
6/13/2010 - Pontiac G8 and Dodge Challenger photo shoot (2/19/11)
7/22/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Salt panel (6/30/12)
7/23/2010 - San Diego Comic-Con Bones panel (11/6/11)
2/05/2011 - Los Angeles Zoo (2/7/11)
2/20/2011 - Truckhaven (3/16/11)
2/26/2011 - Grandma’s Cat (4/18/11)
4/1/2011 - WonderCon Friday (4/6/11)
4/1/2011 - WonderCon Fallen Skies Panel (4/5/11)
4/1/2011 - WonderCon Green Lantern Panel (4/6/11)
4/1/2011 - WonderCon Saturday (4/17/11)
4/2/2011 - WonderCon Immortals Panel (4/6/11)
4/3/2011 - WonderCon Sunday (4/5/11)
4/3/2011 - WonderCon Doctor Who Panel (4/17/11)
4/16/2011 - Truckhaven (4/17/11)
4/27/2011 - Back to the Future w/ Bob Gale Q&A and time machine Delorean replica (6/5/11)
5/13/2011 - Downtown San Diego from Coronado (6/12/11)
6/25/2011 - Can’t Stop the Serenity Los Angeles (6/30/11)
7/20/2011 - San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 (1/8/12)
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Covert Affairs Panel (12/20/11)
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Psych Panel (2/4/12)
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con TV Guide Fan  Favorites Panel (7/7/12)
7/21/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Game of Thrones Panel (7/27/12)
7/22/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con The Big Bang Theory Panel (2/5/12)
7/23/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Day 4 (1/10/12)
7/23/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Community Panel (8/9/11)
7/24/2011 -  San Diego Comic-Con Glee Panel (1/29/12)
7/25/2011 - Terriers Locations Shoot (1/29/12)
9/22/2011 - Spider in the tree (11/5/11)
11/26/2011 - Thanksgiving in the desert (1/8/12)
12/06/2011 - Disneyland Vacation Day 3 (12/6/11)
12/7/2011 - Disneyland Vacation Day 4 (1/8/12)
1/1/2012 - Disneyland in the New Year (2/8/12)
2/11/2012 - Disneyland Weekend Day 1 (2/23/12)
2/12/2012 - Disneyland Weekend Day 2 (6/13/12)
2/26/2012 - Another Disney Day (5/09/12)
3/3/2012 - The Model Railroad Building (3/24/12)
3/4/2012 - San Xavier del Bac (3/12/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon The Sound of My Voice Panel (6/11/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Panel (5/31/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Prometheus Panel (6/08/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Snow White and the Huntsman Panel (6/10/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Battleship Panel (5/30/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Lockout Panel (6/08/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Resident Evil: Retribution Panel (6/09/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Looper Panel (6/08/12)
3/17/2012 - WonderCon Amazing Spider-Man Panel (6/12/12)
3/18/2012 - WonderCon Alcatraz Panel  (6/12/12)
3/18/2012 - WonderCon Fringe Panel  (6/12/12)
3/18/2012 - WonderCon Once Upon a Time Panel  (6/13/12)
3/18/2012 - WonderCon Community Panel  (6/12/12)
3/31/2012 - Spring Carnival/Steam Powered Giraffe (5/22/12)
6/10/2012 - Shawarma! (7/5/12)
6/15/2012 - DCA Grand Re-Opening (6/3/12)
6/23/2012 - SPG at the zoo (6/25/12)
6/23/2012 - San Diego Zoo (7/4/12)
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel (7/24/12)
7/13/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con  Bones Panel (8/20/12)
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con End of Watch Panel (8/6/12)
7/14/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Man of Steel Panel (8/2/12)
7/15/2012 - San Diego Comic-Con Dr. Who Panel (7/31/12)
7/26/2012 - SPG at the San Diego Zoo (8/3/12)
8/03/2012 - Cavalcadium Safari Day (8/5/12)
8/04/2012 - Zoo Animals (8/8/12)
8/09/2012 - SPG. Zoo. (8/10/12)
8/13/2012 -  It’s Monday. SPG at the zoo! (8/17/12)
9/8/2012 - S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D.: Behind the Scenes of “Project Adam SHIELD” (9/17/12)

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Round 2 of Stuff for Sale

I’ve added almost 200 items to the flickr set of items I have for sale.

Everything is still listed alphabetically. You can also just search my flickr stream for something by typing a name and the words “for sale”. Example “buffy for sale” will get you this.  All the prices are listed in the description of the item. I’ve posted the front and back, plus some close-ups, of every item. So if you see 2 photos, there’s only 1 item.

I’ve added a “round 2″ tag to all the new photos, so this search will let you see all the new items. You can click here for the entire set. Or the photo below
Serenity: Those Left Behind #3 - Sean Phillips "Wash" Cover
If you are interested in buying any of the items, you contact me through a variety of ways. Comment here, Twitter, Flickrmail, email or phone. Paypal will be the easiest and best form of payment for me to take. I’m open to offers if you don’t like the price on any item. If you need it shipped, that will be extra. No handling charges though, just the exact cost of shipping from me to you. If you’re local (San Diego), we can arrange a pick-up or drop off.

If you want to help, please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.

Thanks for looking!

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Clearing out the garage (Stuff for sale!)

I need to clean out the garage. That means I’m putting a bunch of my stuff on the market. I’ve got tons of collectibles, DVDs, toys, comics and on and on.   There are over 100 items in there now, and more will be added over the coming weeks and months. You can check out all the things I’m selling in this flickr set.

Everything is listed alphabetically. You can also just search my flickr stream for something by typing a name and the words “for sale”. Example “buffy for sale” will get you this.  All the prices are listed in the description of the item. I’ve posted the front and back, plus some close-ups, of every item. So if you see 2 photos, there’s only 1 item.

If you are interested in buying any of the items, you contact me through a variety of ways. Comment here, Twitter, Flickrmail, email or phone. Paypal will be the easiest and best form of payment for me to take. I’m open to offers if you don’t like the price on any item. If you need it shipped, that will be extra. No handling charges though, just the exact cost of shipping from me to you. If you’re local (San Diego), we can arrange a pick-up or drop off.

If you want to help, please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.

Thanks for looking!

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I’m moving to San Diego

If you hadn’t heard yet, I’m moving (back) to San Diego. What does this mean for the SoCal group? Pretty much nothing, since San Diego is in SoCal. :)

I plan to continue to set up the events we’ve been doing every year, paintball, Disney Day (October 24th! One month away!!!) and everything else.  I’ll just have a longer drive to LA.  I’ll be sending emails to the group about Disney Day and other events soon.

As for the move itself, I’ll be renting a truck and doing all that next Saturday, September 26th.  Which is where you may come in. I’ll need some help moving. I’m not going to ask anyone to actually drive all the way out to Riverside, then to San Diego, and then back home.  But if anyone wants to help me load the truck in Riverside, or unload in San Diego, it would be much appreciated.

I’ll be starting the loading at 10 AM on Saturday.  I won’t know the exact time of the unload in San Diego, but it will likely be around 2-3 PM.  There will be food and drinks and many, many thanks from me for everyone who helps.

If you are interested in helping, send me an email, or contact me on Twitter http://twitter.com/danregal

Thanks!

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Twitter Drinking Game Rules

This should totally count as @ktabin posting as @danregal since the blog link will be posted on Twitter.

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1 drink if someone says “FAIL”
1 drinks for any mention of the following: Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, and Hitchhiker’s Guide
1 drink for any mention of Firefly/Serenity/Dollhouse/Chuck
1 drink per drunk @brianrubin tweet.
1 drink per mention of cats.
1 drink per iPhone mention.
1 drink if @ktabin mentions something law related.
1 drink every time someone thinks @michaelceratops is a guy
1 drink every time @theonetruebix gets angry.
1 drink every time someone thinks @danregal’s IRL name is Dan.
1 drink for an OH tweet.
2 drinks if the person over-heard is a person you follow on Twitter.
2 drinks for a food twitpic
2 drinks for a good “That’s what he/she said” tweet.

2 drinks if someone mentions another kind of phone.
2 drinks for any mention of traffic/traveling.
2 drinks if there are pictures of cats.
2 drinks for a “K” (1000, 2000, 3000, etc) tweet and they actually say so.
2 drinks for mention of: shrimp racks or shrimp wraps.
2 drinks if @brianrubin drunk-buys something.

1 drink for tweeting on someone else’s account.
2 drinks if @ktabin posts as @danregal.
3 drinks if @ktabin posts as @nodgarb.
Finish drink if @ktabin posts as @wetodded

3 drinks if @danregal says he’s going to get some sleep.

1 drink for picture of a Three Wolf Moon shirt. 2 drinks if @wetodded is not the one pictured.

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Master of Domains and the Curse of Access

Hey everyone.  This is totally DanRegal and not ktabin because I’m not lame enough to NOT change the password to this here blog about the back of my head.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of myself.

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Actually, this is one of my (ktabin) favorites:

sbt

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Coming Soon! The actual TBOMH

I’m way too busy to work on this site right now. After Comic-Con I am going to get it done and running. I’ll be using this to highlight my photos, along with my Twitter Photo Of the Day (TPOD) postings.  Not sure what else I’m going to do here, but thanks for checking it out.

danregal

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