Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010! We are so excited for the New Year and we are back from our little break! We have so many trips, projects, and other things we will attempt to actually complete. First off, here’s the January 1st picture for the Gossamer 365 project. Yes, we are going to try and take a picture everyday for a year. Even though we failed last time, it is no reason to give-up! So wish us luck. Lots of luck. We seriously are going to need it.

Day 1: Happy New Year

It’s the New Year and the best way to celebrate it is with friends! Sadly, the evil green monster ruined this photo by sticking his horns in the picture. We tried to catch him, but he was too fast. We did not let that little incident stop us though and continued to enjoy our New Years Day!

Gossamer, GJ, and I are all very hopeful that this year is going to be a blast and can’t wait to share our stories with the world. But until then, Toodles!

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First Contact

It has been a while since we have updated and for good reason. Gossamer was telling the truth. A green monster has been following him around. We have been desperately trying to track him down and get photo evidence. With much patience we were able to get the pictures below. Just click them to get a better look.

First we have a picture of some strange green thing with horns hiding. We placed a pumpkin pie to see if we can get him to appear.

Strange Creature

The plan works but we are still not able to get a clear shot of the little green thing.

Hungry Strange Creature

Next, Gossamer and I went to Fredericksburg, Texas for funsies. To our horror, we spotted the same green fur with horns.

Green Monster Sighting on Christmas Tree

We are still not sure who are what it is. There is also another problem. Gossamer was suppose to go on vacation to the Grand Canyon with a friend of his but was pushed out of his bag and tied up!!! Gossy says it was the green monster who did it. Poor Gossamer was left lost and crying for days before I was able to find him. I’m currently contacting those in charge of the trip to see what has happened. Little green monster, I will find you!

Monster Alert!!

Gossamer has been paranoid that some green creature has been following him around. GJ and I did not believe him… until now. While looking over our NaNoWriMo photos, we found this:

Nanowrimo Lockdown

There is some green thing right behind my laptop! (Click the picture for a better look.) We do not know what it is or why it is following Gossamer. Any information about this mysterious green creature will be very much appreciated.

We will continue to figure out what is going on post any new information we find.

Wish us luck.

Writing Fools

Gossy writing away

It is a bad habit of ours to take on ridiculous projects. This month, we decided to participate in Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is when you sit down, throw your sanity out the window, and write a novel within one month. Your goal is to reach 50,000 words by the the 30th. Crazy, I know. We are not doing too bad. As of now we have roughly 25,000 words (68 pages). We have a little status bar on the side if anyone is interested in our progress… Anyone? Hello? Yea… you. You are totally interested in our crazy writing project progress.

The best part is of course the writing meet-ups. Recently we tortured our brains in a 12 hour lock down. Yea, you read that right. For 12 long hours we stayed in a building and wrote with a couple dozen other folks. We were doing good until about 1 am when we took a break and played Apples to Apples. After that, Gossamer needed a nap.

Gossy Taking a nap durinthe the lockdown

It was hard to sleep when all you can think about is your word count. Luckily there was some food and caffeine heavy drinks to help us stay awake for rest of the event.

Mmm.... food.

It was a great, and brain melting event. We plan to go to a few more meet-us, just none as crazy as that one. The meet-ups are the only time we can actually sit down, and focus on writing. If we are left alone then we end up playing games, watching movies, or work on this blog.

Just for the heck of it, here is another picture of Gossamer at the Lock Down with a wombat, some penguins, and William Shatner’s head.

Gossy and Shatner

Toodles.

Taking a Break

During this month Gossamer and I will be working on Nanowrimo! If you are unfamiliar with it just out their website http://nanowrimo.org. It is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel before the month ends. The only prize is the self satisfaction that you wrote a 50,000 word novel and lived to edit it the following month. We are a bit behind but catching up. It has defiantly been an interesting project and it has seriously driven us insane. I do not remember a time in our lives where we depended so much on caffeine.

In other news, our first attempt at the Gossamer 365 project did not do so well. (We have a weird love affair with insane projects.) It’s ok though, we want to try again but we are going to wait until January 1st. Also, with the new year coming, a lot of things will be changing. For one, Gossamer and family will be moving! Yup, we will be changing homes once again. We are still in the process of finding a new place, which is never fun. We are hoping to find something in the same general area. What we really want is to move to South Austin, but there is no way a heart-shaped monster can afford the apartments and studios there. We will continue to look though. We are also keeping our mind open to other options.

We also have been considering actually getting a real domain name for the site. We want to get on for the site’s two year birthday. We may even go as far as putting up a donation link to help with the funds. We know it the chances of someone donating to us just to get a domain name is one in a million, but it never hurts to try.

On a really serious note, Gossamer has been claiming to see a green creature stalking him. Neither GJ or I have seen it, but Gossamer says he saw something. He tells us it’s REALLY mean looking, fluffy, and has 3 horns. We are trying to get photographic evidence of this stalker. We will keep you up to date as the story progresses.

For funsies, here’s a picture of a pumpkin trying to eat gossamer:
Day 205: BAD HENRY!

Take Care!

Thrill the World GJ!

On October 24, GJ and I went to Seaholm Power Plant to be part of Thrill The World! It’s a world wide event where everyone dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at the same exact time. (We’re part of a world record!!) After the event we all had a Michael Jackson dance party.

GJ Taking Dance Lessons:
Thrill The World 2009 - Austin, Texas

Watch out!!!
Thrill The World 2009 - GJ is done for

Poor lil’ GJ almost got bit a few times, but he managed to survive without catching any zombie viruses. I did make him take a bath in Purell after the event though… Luckily, all his anti-zombie shots are up to date!

We forget stuff, but still very much loved.

We forgot another day of our year long Gossamer 365 project. We also keep forgetting to upload the photos. Today, we were DETERMINED to upload all our new pictures to Flickr and post some of them here. Unfortunately, we left our camera at work.

Yes, we are bubble brains.

Despite the fact we can’t remember anything, we are still very much loved. We have new fan art by Melody! (Thank you!)

Gossamer's Travels

To see the picture better, just click on it.

In other news, we got our new passports!!

Day 178: Passport to the Future

We mentioned before that we made plans to go to London, England for a study abroad program. Those plans changed a bit. We thought the course was British Literature but turned out to be Intro To Drama. Drama is not something we are really into anymore. (Long story.) Luckily, the trip to Yucatan, Mexico is exactly the type of adventure we would like. Plus it’s cheaper and that makes us giddy-extreme.

Last but not least, we’re trying to make SOME changes to the website. We’re getting bored with it and want to try something different. We’ll post any updates when (and if) they come.

Just for the heck of it, here’s a random Gossamer 365 picture just because it’s cute. It’s Day 137, and it is of Gossy and with his favorite summer treat!

Day 137: Favorite Summer Treat

Links:
Gossamer’s Fan Art Collection