Archive for the ‘General’ category

Reconnected after all this time….

August 18, 2009

Finally, after just over a month of crappy computer/internet problems my old computer passed away this weekend- it was nearly 7 years old, which equals a million in computer years.  Now, I am updated and (mostly) reloaded on a spiffy new Dell Inspirion and counting the days until Vista looses its gloss and I scream “fuck it” like everyone else seems to.  Also, work started again last week.  That’s all there is to really say about that.

Updates hopefully coming but we’ll see how the work load gets.  I really just wanted to crack the door open and say “Hey internet!” and try out the new ‘softouch’ keyboard.  Ah, the future is nice…..

40 years after the step seen around the world….

July 20, 2009

Almost there….

January 13, 2009

It will all be over in less than a week; almost hard to believe we made it…

Life on a roller coaster…

May 20, 2008

When people would say they had a “roller coaster of a week” I don’t think I had any concept of what that meant until this past week. Unfortunately, it was a coaster with only one huge hill, a really fast drop and a fun but boring end….

It all started Sunday with Speed Racer. Yep. And I actually loved it. I’m gonna talk more about it and other summer movies at another point, but for a movie I thought would be shit moving in fast forward, for me it was actually fun and -god forbid- entertaining. I mean, you can’t doubt my worries, it was made by the people who created the amazing world of The Matrix only to destroy it it’s horrible sequels. But the movie turned out to be a great and fun start to the week.

On Tuesday I hit the top of the big hill and the view was awesome. I wrote months ago about my love for the music of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová form the movie Once. Soon after a friend of mine from work found out they were playing a show in Atlanta under the name The Swell Season. We had tickets the next day. What was great about the show was that it had all the key elements to a great concert experience: great company for a little road trip, great venue, and great music played by people who really are into their music, so much so it almost pours out of them while they play it.

Wednesday I found out that my contract was being renewed at work for another year. A happy moment but a secret one because of how I found out. This was that moment when the coaster is going over the hill, but the front hangs over and waits for the back to catch up. Your exciting but terrified at the same time. Thursday proved this to be true as the job announcements went official on Thursday and my closest work friend found out she was not getting renewed. This sucked on many levels, mostly due to the fact that when I got this job she was my main support and because I felt selfish for wanting to celebrate my renewal in wake of her news. I brought that sinking feeling to my stomach. Fortunately I had a friend who would go out with me and not ask why it looked like I had been crying all day or just got into a fight. Without a doubt, Thursday was one of those “worst day ever” sort of days.

Friday wasn’t much better. The aftermath of the news on Thursday spread around the workplace -others didn’t get their renewal as well, and it wasn’t handled in the best of ways by either parties- and the was just a general vibe of “ugh” hanging in the air. Needless to say, I would have left work as quick as I could if not for the people ‘working’ under me wanting to stay late and get a job done as we get ready for our summer break. It turned out to be a nice distraction from everything else that was going on.

Saturday I was useless, as the mental and physical exhaustion of the week finally was too much. But by Sunday I was mostly recovered and started the new week with another movie – the new Narnia flick; remember that boring ending I was talking about? Again, I’ll talk about movies soon- and go kart riding. It was good company again, so more ways to distract from the idea I had to go back to work the next day.

I really haven’t talked much to my friend since Thursday; I feel as it she is avoiding me a bit. It’s hard for me though, as I work for next year and she packs her belongings. I’m going to try and spend some time with her this week before we say “goodbye”-hopefully not for the last time.

I’m just glad I’m off that flipping coaster….

There’s just nothing going on…

March 25, 2008

It could be that work is getting busy again-which always makes me restless-but doesn’t it seem like there is absolutely nothing going on these days? No stand out new movies, no really good TV, just….meh. Outside of gaming and work, as well as a few comics here and there there really isn’t much to comment on. But I’ll try it anyway, in another episode of…

Here’s what I’ve been into lately….

(doo…doo…doo….doo….oooo…ooooo…oooooo….yeah…)*

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

If you know me at all, this is an absolute given. A lot was riding on this game being “all that”-is that still decent slang?-and it sure as heck delivered on all accounts. Sure, it’s essentially the last game again with a ton of changes. But it’s those changes that make it work so well, especially for me and mine, raised partially by Mario and all his friends. It’s been a long while since I remember playing one game for nearly 5 hours straight with a group of friends, realizing how long we’ve been playing, and then still keep going for two hours more. And the one liners that have come back (“don’t get too cocky!”) or were created (“I done stole yo hat, monkey”) while playing this game adds to the memories and made the price of admission well worth it.

No Country for Old Men and Southland Tales

Two movies I recently saw. Both were great for different reasons:

This flick held my attention and my booty on the edge of the couch all the way up to the end. That’s saying a lot for someone who has the attention span of a gnat and gets bored with most movies very quickly. The greatest thing about it? It creates a world and lives in it. Everyone is committed to what they do and it makes that universe so real it’s scary. Easily the best movie I’ve seen in weeks.

On the other hand…

I can’t decide whether Southland Tales is amazing or horrid. Many people have already made there decision, but I’m still a bit unsure. The minute I decide to like it, I remind myself of reasons to hate it. And visa versa-always wanted to type that- when I think I hate it, I think of reasons to like it.

If you don’t know anything about this movie, it’s from director Richard Kelly, who made a cult name for himself with his first feature, Donnie Darko. So my, along with many others, expectation where high. It’s a tough call.

I will say I learned two things from this movie: Justin Timberlake and Stifler can actually act if they need to and pimps don’t kill themselves, mostly because, ya know, they are pimps.

Marvel Comics

I’ve read comics on and off since I was, geez, 10 years old. Recently, with their revamp of Spider-man (that luckily, for the most part, worked out) and the idea that everything that has been going on for years is possibly building into one huge event with the upcoming alien invasion of Earth – which I so called by the way- makes reading Marvel books now just as much fun as there were when I was a kid.

I have high hopes for what’s to come…so for now make mine Marvel.

As I said, not much going on. So until next time….

*apologies for the very random and obscure Janet Jackson reference.

Not much to say….

February 13, 2008

I sat down to write a new post today and realized I had nothing to write about. With no new TV and the lack of decent movies, the typical stuff I cover is limited these days. That would explain why the site has been so heavy in video game and comic posts; outside of work and friends, there’s not much else going on.

Then I read Billy’s post and felt schooled by all things blog-like. Damn him.

So I’ll rack my brain and try to come up with something soon. Jumper is on the schedule for the weekend; we’ll see how that turns out. Plus I’m gonna answer the two biggest questions I’ve gotten emails about: “What do you think about the new Amazing Spider-Man after a few weeks” and “who are you gonna use in the new SSB Brawl as your main fighter?” Yep. It’s an exciting life I lead.

To make up for my lack of creativity, I humbly submit one of my favorite comic panels of all time:

Happy Christmas

December 25, 2007