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As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been building a Boba Fett costume for Halloween. It began with my wife’s innocent comment that it would be fun to dress up as Star Wars characters as a family, and when the costume I bought online didn’t live up to my expectations, I began to research how I might build my own costume. Fortunately, there’s a ton of great tips online, and I quickly found myself totally hooked. I love a good project, and without a doubt, this has been the best project I’ve ever attempted.
Before I jump into the pics of my costume build, here’s my completed drawing from last week.
Below are photos of my costume through the process. I’ll continue to update this post as I add new components.
Rather than just serving as an example of my compulsiveness, I hope that others attempting to build a Boba Fett costume might find some ideas here and avoid some problems I encountered.
Pics of completed costume here.
This video is brilliant. Really.
This morning, my wife went in for her routine doctor’s appointment. The twins were at 35.5 weeks, just past the huge milestone of 35 weeks. When the doctor examined Keri, she found that she was already beginning to dilate, and Dr. Evitt was concerned that Keri’s water might break if we chanced waiting any longer before doing a C-section.
This fear was validated when she checked Keri again a few minutes later. She had already dilated several more centimeters and had moved into active labor. Today would be the delivery day for our identical twin boys.
About an hour later, after a quick setup, Keri and I were in the surgery room, and the doctor performed a C-section. Although both babies were entangled with the umbilical cords around their necks, they were both fine at birth other than lung issues because of their early delivery. They were born at 3:02 & 3:04 pm. The first baby weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz, and the second baby weighed 5 lbs, 7 oz.
From there, they took both babies back to the nursery to watch them. For a several hours it was totally up in the air as to whether or not they would need to be transferred to a hospital for care, but they gradually improved, and at 8:30 pm, they were brought back to our room for the first time.
As I write this, Keri and the twins are resting, and everyone is doing great.
Thank you for your prayers!
PS – Hopefully by this time tomorrow we will be completely settled on their names.
I’m pretty much a productivity junkie, but until recently, I’ve never come across a to-do app that was helpful, simple, and awesome enough to have on my home screen. That has changed with Wunderlist.
It’s not often that I post about apps that blow me away, but the aesthetics and interface on this app make me want to share it with others. It’s packed with features, but check out some of my favorites:
- You can make updates and changes on the Mac or PC app.
- The mobile version is available for iPhone, iPad, and now Android.
- They’re nearly finished with the development of a webapp.
- And my favorite feature: You can share lists with other users, making it very helpful for a team to stay on the same page with regard to priorities and project lists.
Oh, and it’s free. Yeah.
Now, I’m not going to lie to you – it’s new, and it’s still a little buggy. But even still, it’s an awesome app.
OK. Enough talk. Go get the app now, let me know you did, and get some stuff done. :)
UPDATE: The Wunderlist web app was launched just a few hours after I posted this.
In case you wondered what I was doing in E. Asia last week:
Special thanks to Heather Burson for the video and the title.