Posts tagged “theming

In the library

Books and reading are extremely important to me. I have always been a reader. These days it’s more online than all the books I used to absorb, but I still buy and read quite a few. These are a few that I currently have on me (there’s no way I could have shipped my whole collection out to me– I’d be penniless!), and I figure a good start to get me going for now. I’m planning to do a small write-up about each one as I finish them– hopefully to not only acquaint myself more with the field but to make sure I’m analyzing what I’m taking in, and actually processing and learning from it as well. I’d like to avoid whatever the reading equivalent is of “in one ear and out the other”.

I’m currently starting with “Theme Park Design” and in a few weeks I’ll probably roll right through the others when I’m on spring break. That’s the hope, at least!

I have a few at home that I have finished, but would like to go back to– one about the history of a ride design company, that I recall off the top of my head. I also think I have started “Project Future” before but either finished it quickly or accidentally never finished it… but I have it now, and that’s the important part!

(On the bright side of cross-country-moving, I got a Kindle as a gift recently. It is loaded up and extremely convenient, if I do say so myself.)


Halloween is in the mail!

Well, I haven’t posted in a bit, sadly. Been a bit busy with family matters and trying to get everything together for Halloween! A bit of a challenge when you’re really into the details of getting things juuuuuuuust right.

But! I sent my Halloween invites out yesterday, and I thought I would share them. I originally just planned to keep my plans small this year, just do a costume since I didn’t have a big party to go to, buuuuuut that didn’t happen. I had one simple party theme idea and it sparked a whole cascade of things to do! And so here I am trying to finish them all.

I was originally just planning to do a facebook invite as well, but since the whole thing started getting theme-y, well, invites had to as well. So here are the (details changed) invites, to get the thematic wheels turning! Just a taste of what is up next with a post of the research I had to do for my costume/party:

I decided to keep it simple, just mailed them out in plain envelopes, but when I got to the post office I saw some stamps that were almost too perfect to pass up. Love the designs. Since I am sort of “setting” my party in late 1947, in the research facility of the military-industrial-complex-gone-postwar the pieces chosen by the USPS actually set the tone fairly well (although I have no idea, off the top of my head, of any piece’s actual date). The color theme actually works out pretty well in my favor as well…

Image from the USPS

And now, to collect all the resources for the research post!