Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My father raised me to love James Bond. He would even say when we were kids that my brother and I were named after Sean Connery and Ian Flemming. That's my pop!

But I have to say I'm not a huge Daniel Craig fan as Bond. I thought Casino Royale was kinda blah and Quantum of Solace pretty much sucked (though the girl was REALLY hot).

Anyway, I was reading Maxim magazine just now with Malin Ackerman on the cover who plays Silk Spectre II in Watchmen *growl*. There was an interview with Clive Owen in there as well and they talk about past rumors about him playing James Bond. I had never heard that rumor! And I wish it would have actually come true. I think Clive Owen would be a fucking pimp as Bond.

But that's me. Thoughts?

Notes for Notes

So a couple weeks ago my boss pointed out that my thoughts can get a bit cluttered and he couldn't be more right. I often times forget things at work that I should really know. So he ended up giving me a Notepad to use at work to write down all the shit I need to know (and shit he knows I will forget) So far it's worked great and it's a really good idea.

Such a good idea in fact that I decided to purchase a small pocket sized notepad for my own personal use outside of work. Sadly yes, I do need my own personal notepad to remember random meaningless things.

Such as this blog! I actually had to write down on my notepad that I should write about this on a blog. Sadly I was so caught up in my iPod yesterday that I didn't even check my notepad. So here it is!

This will also help fuel future blogs because 9 times out of 10 I have an idea that I want to write about but by the time I get home I completely forget what it is.

And to make another reference to my last post about the iPod, Kenobi (my dog) and I just spent an extra 15 minutes outside on our walk because I was so caught up in what I was listening to in my Pod. Goldfinger's album Hang Up's just to let you know.

But more on Kenobi walks, iPods, and maybe the Dragonball move next post.

See, I'm already cluttered...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


So it took me many years but I finally got an iPod. Nothing fancy either, just the iPod Classic. I am surprised that in all this time the iPod Classic has stayed the same price. I was always holding back waiting for the price to drop and it never happened. They just came out with newer and smaller ones that never really caught my eye.

I really didn't want to spend 250 bones for this thing but it was the only one that seemed to fit. The guy at Best Buy asked me if the iPod Nano was what I was looking for. That thing doesn't have nearly enough space as I need. He told me it could hold 4000 songs. At first that seemed pretty reasonable. Then he said that's about 16 hours worth of audio. That's nothing!

Guy: Well how many songs do you think you have?
Me: I know I have a lot more than that! I have at least 150 cd's.

He looked kind of sceptical. I don't know why though. It was like he was pushing for me to get the cheaper one instead. Most sales people want you to buy the more expensive product but I could be wrong. I have been slipping into the Bizarro World a lot lately.

So I ended up getting the classic and I'm glad I did. Right now I'm at my computer uploading my cd's onto this thing. I already have 11.2 hours on this thing and that pretty much just my japanese music! I've barely scratched the surface of my actual CD binder. Sadly that means things is going to take forever. I somehow think buying this is going to bite me in the ass sometime soon. Like some crazy bill will pop up that I need to pay and I won't have the money to pay it. But I really needed this thing. This will motivate me to go to the gym so much more. Having nothing to listen to at the gym drives me absolutely nuts. The stereo at Gold's Gym plays the same exact stuff I would hear on the radio at work. I need to get my blood pumping with some Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Blink 182, The Descendents, and the like. Katie Perry just doesn't do it for me, nor does Justin Timberlake.

Wow, looking through my CD binder I am unable to find my Descendents Somery album. This is REALLY not good.

Anyway, I think I'm acually going to go for a jog. I prefer to go out now when it's dark and cool out.

Til next time!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Flu

I've had the flu for about a week now and it sucks way beyond anything I've ever had before. At least anything that I can actually remember. I woke up at around 2:30 today after sleeping for almost 12 hours. And I tell you it was much needed. I've kind of been able to sleep on and off this week but it just hasn't been enough.

The worst part about the whole thing is that even though I have all this free time just laying around the house, I am sadly unmotivated to actually do any of the things I would like to be doing! Warcraft? Nah, don't feel like sitting at the computer. Resident Evil 5? Eh, too much hard work playing on Veteren mode. Play Suikoden Tierkreis? Don't think my eyes can stand looking at that little Nintendo DS screen.

I did manage to watch the first disc of Battlestar Galactica Season 2 on Wednesday, stopping only once to watch Lost (natch!). The second season rocks so far and I should be expecting disc 2 in the mail today from Netflix. At least that's something I'm in the mood for.

Oh, and I also got to see the live action Dragonball movie. But I'll save that for my next post.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Layout

The layout I had for this thing was kind of weird looking. I think this one looks much better. Plus I added some links and stuff on the side. Make it look much more homey.

That's all I got right now.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Grocery Shopping

I stopped by the grocery store after work today to grab some Red Bull. The place was an absolute mess. This is why I love the Self Checkout. That thing was made for people like me. In and out.

Unfortunately due to the fact that it was so crowded there were a bunch of people taking up the Self Checkout lines who don't deserve to be there. I've said it once before and I will say it a million times over, if you have a shitload of produce that you need to weigh in then get the fuck out of the Self Checkout line! You are wasting everybody's valuable time! The only reason I didn't snap is because there was a TV Guide with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel from Bones on the cover and Ms Deschanel was looking pretty damn good (I prefer her over her sister Zooey, but that's me).

After waiting almost 5 minutes while this woman SLOWLY tried to figure out how to ring up produce this older guy came and stood right behind me in line. About 5 seconds after he got behind me one of the woman that works at Giant came over and told both of us that she could take us at the Customer Service counter. So the guy behind me hurries over to the counter to get there before me! What the fuck?! I'm sorry but I believe I had been waiting a solid 5 minutes in line before he even showed up. And the woman also didn't seem to care. I was the only one this seemed to bother.

Now normally I would have just let it go but the guy had a full basket of food while I had 2 Red Bulls and a thing of Easy Mac. It he had two or three things I would say what the hell, go ahead of me. But he didn't. And he knew exactly what he was doing because he turned around to see my reaction and caught me in the middle of a deep inhale (of anger) and an eye roll. The woman behind the register noticed too.

Guy: Something wrong?
Me: No it's nothing. I was just waiting in line for about 5 minutes before you showed up and somehow your ahead of me right now. But it's cool!
Cashier: I'll be done with him in a second sir and then I'll get to you.

Great, now I look like the asshole. Of course! Mr. "I'm In A Hurry" gets exactly what he wants and I'm left looking like a jerk. If I'm wrong, somebody please tell me. It would probably make me feel a lot better then dwelling on the fact that I have somehow been teleported to the Bizarro World in which the people in the back of the line come first.

The whole thing makes about as much sense as The Chewbacca Defence

Now I'm going to go enjoy my Red Bull and Easy Mac...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Trophies and Achievements

As if video games weren't addicting enough as it is they had to go and bring this shit in. Achievements in Warcraft and Trophies for the PS3.

What are these you ask? Basically bragging rights. Just playing and beating the game is not enough anymore. A couple months ago, before Wrath of the Lich King came out, WoW uploaded a new patch that added Achievements to the game. They are "awards" given to you for doing random things throughout the game. You get one for exploring each region in the world, for drinking 25 different beverages, looting 100 gold, and so on and so forth. Most of which are extremely pointless and yet I can't help but doing them anyway. And for each achievement you earn to get a certain amount of points. I had assumed that once Lich King came out they would explain what the points could be used for. Maybe buying rare gear or something of that nature?

So far I've heard nothing. The points don't seem to be for anything, at least not yet. I'm sure they will sometime down the road. So why continue to do them? I find it very addicting. It's the same reason I enjoyed Pokemon when it first came out. Gotta Catch Em All. The most brilliant marketing strategy the world has ever seen. I find myself needing to get as many achievements as possible just for the sake of having as many as possible!

Most of you that know me pretty well are aware of the fact that I love collecting. This is no different.

The PS3 has taken it a step further in my book by allowing you to "level up" which is my main addiction in life. Instead of just adding more and more trophies to your collection, the PS3 has it set up where earning a certain amount of trophies brings you to the next "level". I only have about 42 trophies right now but I am at level 3. It's pretty sweet.

When I first got Fallout 3 there was no trophy support which really bummed me out. Then about a month or so ago they put up a new Fallout patch to download that enabled trophies. They only problem is that it picks up from where you currently are in the game. Since I am already more than halfway through the game already, all the other trophies that I should have earned don't count. I'd actually have to go do them all over again. Which is not all that bad considering Fallout is the type of game that has multiple playability, but it's still kind of aggravating.

I already pre-ordered Resident Evil 5 which I will be getting on Thursday ( I hope). I'm going to assume it has trophy support but you never know. In the mean time I made a bet with myself that I had to beat at least 2 games that I haven't finished yet before RE5 comes out. So far so good. I beat Little Big Planet a couple days ago and now it's looking like Fallout 3 might just make it, but who knows. It's so easy to get sidetracked in that damn game. It's just so BIG!

Well I'm done for now.