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Friday, March 13th, 2009
2:25 pm
Watchmen
Saw the movie last weekend and it was good. The vigilante Rorschach was done very well.

xarm showed me a funny webcomic that summarizes the Watchmen movie that cracked me up.

I also found an article that lists the easter eggs found during the opening title sequence(psuedo spoiler). While I caught some of them, I completely missed the first one they listed.

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
1:23 pm
The New Wireless Platform That Never Needs To Be Charged
When I read this webcomic, I immediately thought of Amy and Meghan. The comic was made in reaction to the Kindle coming out.

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
3:20 pm
Gaming Season
The holidays must be near with all of the top games out are about to come out shortly. Here's a list of games I'm interested in:

Hellgate: London (PC)
The Blizzard North team that made Diablo 1 & 2 reformed as Flagship Studios for their first title. Take Diablo 2, add the futuristic capabilities of Shadowrun's high-technology, guns, & magic set on a backdrop of earth in 2038 swarming with demons. Marksman classes use a first person shooter point of view for shootin and lootin. Templar (melee paladin classes) use a third person view for slicin and dicin demons. I'm guessing the Cabalist (mage/necro classes) use a mix of the two. If I did get it, I'd have to go for a hunter class because guns and grenades are fun from what I saw of the demo.

Quake Wars: Enemy Territory (PC)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory gets modernized in a futuristic quake world setting. So instead of allies and nazis, it's the humans vs. the strogg with usable vehicles this time. Like W:ET, the variety of classes return with new hi-tech toys and roles to fill in a team. I played in the beta and it's pretty sweet.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)
I'll admit I've never played any of the previous CoD games, but from what I've read and seen, this looks like a beefier Battlefield 2. I'd have to see some reviews first before I'd make the plunge on this one.

The Orange Box (PC)
Those of you not up on your gaming news might wonder wtf is the Orange Box? The people at Valve put together a box full of gaming goodies: Half Life 2, HL2: Episode 1 & 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal. My problem with it is this: I already own Half Life 2 and HL2: Episode 1. All I really want out of it Team Fortress 2 because that game looks like a lot of fun. I might just get it seperately from Steam.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
I think turn based rpgs are great for portable systems because you can always save it and come back later to continue. This is the first time a FF Tactics game hits the psp and it looks pretty good. I was looking at the D&D Tactics game for the psp, but it got mediocre reviews.

So many games, so little time. I'm going to have a hard time chosing. Also, I just noticed that all of the pc games are First Person Shooters. Except for demos/betas, I haven't really gotten into a FPS game since BF2.

In addition to those, I've still got Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts to mess with to cover my RTS needs and WoW is still there too.

Current Mood: content
Friday, October 19th, 2007
12:55 pm
Whoa
Somedays life throws you a mean curveball just to see your reaction.

Current Mood: Stunned
Friday, July 20th, 2007
3:51 pm
Another Year
And another birthday. I took the day off and slept in.

I'm mostly settled into my new place. I still have a few loose bags to unpack and organize. I need to get a small table and chairs set for my dining area. I like my apartment.

I sacrificed the pizza Meghan gave me as a moving gift to the oven and I must say that was the best frozen pizza I've ever had.

After I finish setting things up, I may have to host a movie night again. Maybe a Kung Fu night...

Current Mood: awake
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
11:23 pm
Transformers The Movie
I just saw Transformers on opening night, the first showing at 8pm.

I've seen some good summer action movies where at the end the crowd applauded, but I've never been to a movie where the crowd goes nuts and cheers/applauds three times duing the movie.

We are geeks and we love our Transformers.

This movie rocked! If you're an old school Transformers fan you'll like it. I think they did a good job of modernizing it.

Oh, and you know how a lot of big movies lately hide a short clip after the credits finish? They didn't do that with Transformers, but they did sneak in some small clips shortly after it ends. Once you see the credits rolling up the screen, it's done and there's no more to see.

Current Mood: geeky
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
10:53 am
Apartment Update
Saturday I filled out an application for Whisper Hollow in Maryland Heights. Even though I don't officially start my lease until Saturday the 23rd, I can pick up my keys this Thursday.

So I'm planning on doing the big move on Sunday the 24th. So now I have to pack and clean - the part I'm not looking forward to. I also need to look into getting utilities switched at the old place and setup at the new one.

Since Geekhouse 2.0 is splitting in half, I guess I'm going to have Geekhouse West now. : )

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
1:53 pm
The Apartment Hunt
After researching online and visiting a dozen apartment complexes in west county, I think I've finally found something that meets my criteria of being reasonably nice and not expensive. I spent my lunch break looking at three complexes today. The two in Chesterfield would be awesome if I had a roommate. Lots of space and good reviews online.

The one in Maryland Heights I looked at was older, nice, and has a good price and a move in special that's very attractive. Considering I'm getting a place for a year to save up for a house, it's going to be hard to beat. All of the online reviews of it were positive unlike some other places I've looked into. The only catch is that it doesn't have a washer/dryer in it, which I've been spoiled with at the last two Geekhouses. Saving $100+ a month versus other places is worth it though.

If I went with this place, I'd be near 270 & Page, Westport, and Creve Couer Park. I'd also be roughly ten minutes from work.

I plan on deciding on a place within the next two days, but I'll have to find a real gem to beat the one I saw today.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
9:43 am
The End of Geekhouse 2.0
After two years here, the lease will run out at the end of the month. Considering that all of the 40 construction is right where we access the highway, it's a good time to leave.

After checking out the house/condo market, I decided that I need to save up some more money before taking the plunge on something more permanent. So now I'm apartment hunting closer to my work in west county.

Dave is also going for an apartment closer to work, so he's heading closer to downtown.

I'm going to miss Geekhouse 2.0 as I did 1.0 and wonder what it's going to be like trying an apartment without a roommate.

Current Mood: restless
Sunday, May 27th, 2007
4:11 pm
Post Pirates
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End the short review, it was good, not great. Plenty of double-crossing, action, and pirate lords. Fun stuff.

For Meghan:
Here's the article I was telling you about:
Welcome to Six Flags – now shut up and have fun

He also wrote this article, which cracked me up:
Barbie helped my kids discover the joys of dog poop

For Amy
What do you get when you combine Naruto with Comedians?
Dane Cook
Work Freak
Guy's Wish

Dave Chapelle
San Fran & Commercials
Cartoons & Sesame Street

Current Mood: blah
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
2:05 am
Pirates!
Okay, lets shoot for the 8:15pm showing at West Olive 16 Saturday night. Since it's opening weekend, I'm expecting a sellout, so let's meet in the lobby at 7:30 so we can get in line. Let me know if this won't work.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, May 25th, 2007
4:12 pm
Sci-Fi Lounge
My brother, some of his friends, and I went to the Sci-Fi Lounge by the loop last night. There's displays of figurines from various sci-fi/fantasy movies all over the place, especially star wars. The place is also decorated with art and toys following the sci-fi/monster theme. A few arcade machines, tvs showing old sci-fi movies, various lounge furniture and a black cat round out the place.

Another cool feature is it's a BYOB place just like Joe's Cafe next door (which is owned by the owner of the City Museum). Coyote owns and runs the Sci-Fi cafe and he's a pretty cool dude. He sells some refreshments including coffee and provides free wifi. Originally it was only open on Thursday nights from 8pm til midnight, but now he's open Tuesday nights too.

It's a pretty cool geek hangout.

This has got to be the best rock song ever made for a sci-fi movie. : )

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
6:11 pm
A Pirate's Life for Me
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opens this weekend. I propose a gathering of the usual suspects to view said film, savvy?

I was thinking about Saturday night, West Olive. What do you guys think?

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
12:33 pm
St. Patrick's Day
Dave and I went down to the Landing in search of random drunk people and we found them. Dave wanted to do an Irish Pentathlon. I got through the Bailey's and Stout part, but decided to stop there since I was driving. Dave got to the Whiskey part and decided that was a good step to repeat. I didn't think we'd find Irish moonshine for the last part anyways.

I had my picture taken with some girls. I also vaguely remember having my picture taken with Voltron as well. An entertaining night. : )

Current Mood: Haggard
Monday, January 8th, 2007
1:01 pm
Quick Update
I know I haven't posted much of late, so here's a quick rundown.

My dad isn't a 100% recovered from his surgery, but he's working on it. He's moving about more. My mom is still recovering from all of her operations and is still mostly house bound. Even though she hasn't completely recovered from the three surgeries in 48hrs craziness, she'll probably start chemotherapy later this week. About 2-3 months down the road, she'll need another operation to remove a cancerous growth. Ugh.

With both parents going through everyone the last couple of months, Christmas was different this year, no real gift giving. Having both parents at home in one piece was the gift.

On the brighter side of things, my sister had a baby boy last night, so I'm now officially an uncle. : )

Took some vacation time during the holidays to spend time visiting the parents and take a mental break from work.

Going to meet up with my dad and my brother tonight to go see the new James Bond movie which I've heard a lot of good things about.

Current Mood: restless
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
1:46 pm
Happy Thanksgiving
Have a happy turkey day!

I'll be going over to my aunt's with my family in town for more food than I can possibly eat. : )
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
10:30 am
Thank You for Gaming
I'll admit when I first heard about the game Company of Heroes from Dave, I was skeptical. Then he showed me the game and I picked my jaw up from the ground. It's an amazingly well done RTS made by the same guys who made Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War. I decided to see what 65+ reviewers thought. It's average score is 94% which is the fifth highest score for *any* PC game. It's that good. Since it's a new game, it's got a $50 price tag which is more than I'd like to spend right now. Then I checked the Sales Circular for MO and saw that Best Buy has it on sale right now for $19.99! So I'm stopping at Best Buy after work today. : )

Other Gaming

Been playing a lot of Final Fanasty XII and it's really good. I can't believe how many cutscenes they put into the game. It looks great. Oh, and guns suck. Get Balthair a better weapon to go with his sharp tongue.

I'm still playing WoW, but lately it's been to make raids with my priest and occasionally mess with my druid alt.

I saw Thank You for Smoking last night. Really good laugh out loud movie. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth checking out.

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
6:18 pm
Happy Halloween
Trick: One of my co-workers I'm doing Sharepoint training with, Eric, had his car stolen from his apartment complex. Chop shops in Chesterfield must need '94 Blazer parts. Yikes.

Treat: Final Fantasy XII is out today. I'm not sure if I'll get it or not, but the more I read about it, the more I think I'll pick it up. The character system looks pretty complex.

Blizzard anounced the winners for their Art Contest. Some Wicked cool stuff there.

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
1:06 pm
We Are the Champions
Last night the St. Louis Cardinals did something they haven't done since 1982, win the World Series.

We limped into the playoffs and all of the media predicted we wouldn't win a single game. We beat out the San Diego Padres. We beat Pond Scum the New York Mets. Before the World Series with the Detroit Tigers, of ten ESPN Experts, nine predicted that the Tigers would win it all. Four games to one, the Cardinals did it, and the one game Detroit won, their pitcher cheated. The Cards won their tenth World Series and there'll be a parade downtown tommorow. : )

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
2:24 pm
Hehe
D&D knows no bounds: French Canadian D&D players!. (The end is NSFW)

The DM handing out experience and loot was funny.

Current Mood: amused
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