Gaming Addictions

Wow, I didn’t even know Magic Online was out. I’ve always been interested in the game but haven’t played it for two reasons. 1. I don’t know anyone that plays or would play with me (except Wayde) and 2. If I were to get cards and seek out local shops that host games, the game is already so well entrenched that I’d get my ass handed to me every game. But, Magic Online dispells both of those reasons.

Great, another addiction for me. I already find it hard to fit in Morrowind, not to mention a game of HeroClix or Warcraft III now and then. Too many games, not enough time. Damn this thing called work!! Of course, if I didn’t work, I couldn’t afford my addictions.

I’m back.

I’m back and fully recovered from the weekend. 🙂 I ended up working from home yesterday but didn’t get time to post. I’m a bad weblogger.

The weekend was great! It was great to see friends in Michigan again, and the Art Fairs in Trenton and Wyandotte were pretty cool. Personally, I liked the one in Wyandotte better — less boring countryish house decorations and more cool stuff.

I got my laptop too, YAY! The thing is, it’s missing the external floppy cable and the OS has the Administrator password set. I don’t have either the password or the cable, so getting into the system is going to be a bit of a pain. I planned on reloading it anyway, since it currently has Windows 2K Pro on it, and I’m not so fond of that OS. Too much of a system hog. I brought it in to work today hoping that I’d get a chance to see if I can get it to boot off of a ME or XP cd. Eventually I can just buy an external floppy cable from eBay or something. I’m just happy to have a laptop. I’m cool now. Hehehe.

I have a ton o’ things to do today, and most of them don’t even involve work! Argh! Damn these chores, I just wanna play!

I didn’t go.

My class reunion took place a few weeks ago — I didn’t go. One, I would have to drive (or somehow arrange to get the time and way to get there) from Waterloo, Ontario to Havelock, North Carolina. The time off was more of an issue than the getting there, with my company balancing precariously on edge these last couple of months. Two, I’m not sure it would have been all that great. I remember many people from my high school class, but I doubt I would be remembered. I was more like a fly on the wall, as I recall my junior and senior years (I was at a different school for my freshman and sophomore years). I didn’t attend any extra-curricular activities, although I wanted to, and having friends and fun outside of school was practically non-existent, unless they lived within walking distance.

It looks like they had fun though, and maybe I’m wrong about people knowing who I am, and I’m only a little sorry I didn’t go. There was a pretty active Yahoo group for the senior class prior to the reunion, which is how many of the details got ironed out. There was one point where certain individuals were being juvenile and asinine, which is when I decided not to go. I shouldn’t have let that be one of the deciding factors either.

Maybe I’ll feel differently in 5 years, when it’s time for the 15-year reunion. Somehow, I doubt it.

From the article, “Dino Nowak, who traveled from Los Angeles where he’s been working as a physical trainer to entertainment celebrities, says it feels like more than 10 years have passed.” Hahaha, yeah, like the time I bought him a bunch of balloons weighted down by Tootsie Roll pops, because I had the hugest crush ever on him. I was too embarrassed to even speak to him, even when he thanked me. *blush* <– I would get extremely red if he even looked my way. Ah, puppy love. You may remember this entry from a while ago when I was actually thinking about going to the reunion.

Outta here.

Okay peeps, listen up. I’m outta here for the weekend. I’m going to be in Detroit (or “Detroy-it” as they say here in Canada) to see some friends for the weekend. I’ll be seeing Tracy and C.P. while we’re there, as well as taking in the Art Street Fair in Wyandotte, one of the many places I’ve lived. The only bummer about the weekend is that I left my digital camera in Erie, with my sister-in-law, but she’s going to have a baby ANY day now, so she’s more than welcome to use it. 🙂

I need to pack and then I’m outta here. I have less than an hour to get going. Have a good weekend!

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Superhero movies!

To add to the myriad of superhero movies coming out over the next couple of years, there’s going to be a Batman vs. Superman movie too. And what makes it especially cool is that the script is written by the guy that did Se7en and directed by the guy that did The Perfect Storm. I’m not a big fan of The Perfect Storm, I thought the special effects were a little cheesy, but it was still a good movie.

(link via Rick)

Here are some other movies from the comic universe that are coming out:

Daredevil (2003) — with Ben Affleck as DD!! *swoon*
The Hulk (2003) — directed by Ang Lee!
X2 (2003) — aka X-Men 2
Batman: Year One (2003)

I also heard that there may be a Wonder Woman movie coming out, possibly with Lucy Lawless, Chyna from the WWF, or most recently Sandra Bullock as Princess Diana, but that’s just a rumor. There’s more on the Wonder Woman movie if you’re interested.

More rumors:

Catwoman (2004)
Fantastic Four (2003 – 04)
Iron Man (2004)
Watchmen (2004+)

Hiya.

I’m back from the long weekend! Did y’all miss me?

It was a great weekend. We just hung out with Ray and Jen all weekend, not doing much, so it was pretty relaxing. For some reason I sleep a whole lot better at other people’s houses than I do at home. I think our bed must just suck the big one. I didn’t sleep for shit last night, but all three days this weekend I didn’t roll out of bed until about 10am or later. Granted, I was staying up a but later, but not that much later.

Jen is about ready to pop! I’m surprised she didn’t go into labor while we were there. I accidentally left my digital camera there so I need to call them to tell them they better use it when the baby is born!

I have stuffs to do, so I better get to it, but I’ll be posting throughout the day today. I just wanted to let my wonderful readers know I’m back. 🙂

Wanna buy a hockey team for a coupla million on ebay? (Link via Thursday)

Late Post.

It was a nice looooong weekend. We managed to pack our entire weekend with events and activities, so much so that I’m currently suffering from a lack of sleep. 🙂 Not too badly though, as long as I get some good sleep tonight. My only regret about the weekend is that I forgot my frickin camera. I coulda drove back to get it, but decided against it because we were already too far. *smacks forehead* I coulda had some great pics.

We left for Detriot Friday evening, right after Wayde got out of work. It was a pretty quick drive, it didn’t seem nearly as long as I remember it. But then, I drove it every weekend for about a year when Wayde and I were apart, so it got pretty boring after a while, especially since I was driving by myself. This time I had Wayde and Porter to keep me company.

We arrived at the Leedy’s sometime around midnight or so and chose to partake in the case of beer we brought down with us from the North. We bought some Red Cap Ale, which has released their beer in the old-style “stubbies”. It was a sort of novelty sipping on beer out of a bottle that looks like…well, a baby bottle. We stayed up pretty late talking to Greedy and the crew. He had some friends over too so Wayde and I got to meet some new people as well. I hit the hay quite a bit before Wayde did, but still somewhere around the 3am mark. Sheesh.

Wayde and I have a tendency to sleep later when we’re visiting other people. I have no idea why. It’s not necessarily because we stay up late because we stay up late at home and still don’t sleep in. I think it has something to do with being in a strange place, or maybe because we don’t want to wake up.

In any case, we got up around 10am, a full hour and a half to two hours later than our normal weekend wake-time. I’m not complaining. We then went out to breakfast with Cam, Greedy, and Greedy’s buddy, Hi (I’m not sure if I spelled that right, but how else do you spell “hi”?). We ate at a Coney Island in the heart of downriver Detroit. I sure do miss places like that.

After breakfast we called Chris and Tracy to plan our attack for the day. We headed over to their place to hang out for a while — it was the first time we’ve seen their new place. I must say, they have excellent taste. I only wish I had the motivation to correctly decorate our apartment. After hanging out, we headed down to Green Brain Comics (popups) in Dearborn, which is run by one of Wayde’s good buddies, Dan. I picked up two very cool looking comics called I Feel Sick. The girl on the cover looked spooky, depressing and morbid, all at the same time. I couldn’t help myself. Wayde and I also picked up a starter pack of HeroClix — we’re already hooked.

Then we headed over to Xochimilco’s (thanks for the link Tracy!) to meet Rachele and Jeremy for lunch. As usual, I couldn’t resist getting the chicken burritos… But, after only eating a small amount, I was stuffed. (Don’t worry, Wayde and I shared it later!)

Then we headed off towards downtown Detroit. On our way, we saw the flock-o-ho’s (damn I wish I had a picture!) and witnessed an arresting, complete with a 40oz Colt 45 on top of the car, a sure sign that we were in Detroit. We finally found a place to park near Comerica Park, not far from the church displaying the “Pray for the Tigers here!” sign. (Here’s a pic.)

Wayde and I had never been to the Hockeytown Cafe so we wanted to check out this “ice bar” we’d heard about. It’s flat surface of metal around the inside edge of the bar counter that’s highly refrigerated and forms frost — perfect for keeping your beverage cold!

After paying our jacked-up bill at the HC, we ventured outside to determine our next destination. Before we could take two steps, it began to rain with intermittent flashes of lightning. It was quite a site! Mesmerized, we watched as it begain to rain even harder, so we dashed across the street to Johnny Rocket’s. I couldn’t resist the 50’s style Vanilla shake and had ordered it before I even realized what I was doing. Tracy had one too, we were both in Vanilla Heaven.

We finally got in contact with our friends Joel and Leslie, who met us back at the Hockeytown Cafe about 40 minutes later. We drank some more, chatted a bit, and finally HC decided to close at about midnight. Yes, midnight. A bar was closing on a Saturday night at midnight. Crazy.

We wandered down the street and found a cozy bar next to the State Theater, appropriately named the State Bar. Tracy, CP, Wayde and I engaged in a friendly game of darts, even though the rinky-dink machine protested quite vehemently at times. We eventually lost interest because…well, we suck and it was taking too long.

Finally, we all parted ways and CP and Tracy drove us back to their place so I could get my car and drive Wayde and I back to the Leedy’s. They were expected to be back from Greedy’s motorcross race at about midnight, and we got in at about 2am. Greedy was just about to head off to bed, but decided to stay up a bit when we got in. I watched South Park for the first time in years…it’s just as funny as I remember it. Once again, I headed off to bed before Wayde, probably around 3am.

Sunday morning we woke at about 10am again and shuffled down the stairs. Deb went out on some errands and brought us back some bagels for breakfast, which I was very thankful for! Hungry Angela is not a nice person.

Cam, Wayde, Greedy and I paired off in a NHL 2000 mini-tournament as our breakfast settled. I paired off with Greedy for the first game, I played as Toronto and he played as, um, some other team, I forget who. I ended up losing in OT, the final score was 2-1. (One of my defensemen scored the first goal for him!) Then Cam and Wayde played as Detroit and Colorado, respectively, and their game went into OT as well. Double OT, in fact. Wayde ended up winning, I think 3-2.

We needed to get a few things done before we headed out for the drive back home, so we said our goodbyes and got on the road. We were supposed to go over to Joel and Leslie’s place, but we didn’t have much time left and didn’t want to be driving back late, especially considering our lack of sleep for the weekend so far.

We stopped by Big Ben’s Comics to check out their HeroClix selection and to find out how Big Ben was doing — apparently Wayde knows him from “back in the day”. I got a kick-ass Green Lantern t-shirt, but they were out of HeroClix booster packs. They did have many, many single figures for sale. Oh, and Ben’s doing great. Then we went back to Green Brain Comics to get Dan’s last starter pack of HeroClix.

After dining on some delicious Thai food, which we were absolutely craving, there aren’t any Thai places here in Waterloo, we stopped by a discount Red Wings shop to pick up some shirts. I bought a t-shirt for myself, two for my friend’s kids and a pin for her. She’s a local Wings fan, so I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

We finally headed out for our drive back. Thankfully, it was unevenful, save for the lessons in HeroClix rules along the way.

Woah.

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Just in case you were wondering.

We got back from Pennsylvania late Monday night. It was a surprise for Wayde’s brother, so I couldn’t mention it just in case he might read it. I doubt he reads this, but you never know.

Wayde and Ray’s friend Joel showed up in front of Ray’s place wearing “grit” costumes, causing a ruckus and mayhem in the street. (Grit is another word for scummy, 80’s white trash, usually with a mullet.) They were throwing a frisbee across the street to each other, causing cars to stop an honk, with a boom box blaring some Van Halen-esque tune from the Rock Star soundtrack. It was quite hilarious. Ray came storming out of the front door, ready to kick some ass. The look on his face was priceless.

I will be posting the pictures that I took from my hiding space behind the bushes as soon as I get them off of my camera…hopefully later today.

I seriously tried to stay up for the entire Wings game when it went into triple OT, but I couldn’t. I zonked out somewhere in the third OT, I think about halfway through. GO WINGS!

Oh, and I now have The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for X-Box. Oh. My. God. It rules. I spent way too much time playing it when I got home last night.

I’m bombarded with work right now, so I better get back to it.

GO WINGS GO!

Random stuff.

Google has a special logo up today for the World Cup kickoff. Speaking of Google, I ordered one of those Google Dilbert mugs — I should be getting it soon!

Pick-up was so much fun last night. I think I’m getting more relaxed in net. I was chatting way more than I usually do — but I was playing worse. I had no concentration. But, that’s what pick-up is for, to have fun. I’ve started working on playing the puck more, and I’m doing ok at it. Out of about 8 or 9 tries last night, I only slightly screwed up twice. I’m gettin’ better. I can certainly tell that playing only once a week is having an effect on my game. I don’t feel as quick or as comfortable in net. But that’s ok too, because it’s the summer and I haven’t really taken a break in 4 years (except for a month here and there) so it’s kinda nice to trim it down a bit.

And warm weather is finally here on a weekend! I don’t believe it!

And just in case I don’t get time to post again today:

GO WINGS GO!
GO WINGS GO!
GO WINGS GO!

ARGH!

That’s it. I’m getting a new pair of tennis shoes. Maybe two. I need a pair that I can keep in my gym bag because apparently I can’t rely on myself to remember to put them in if I’m not wearing them. I skipped the gym yesterday, using the excuse that I was playing hockey so I didn’t need to go (I really should have gone anyway.), so I definitely have to go today. I went out to my car, grabbed my backpack and made the 2 1/2 minute walk to the gym. When I got to the dressing room I realized that in my desire to look a little more spiffy today, I didn’t wear my tennis shoes, and also neglected to make sure they went into my gym bag.

ARGH!

I also had another “ARGH” moment today, this morning at about 5:30, in fact. I half-woke to a thunderstorm sometime between 5 and 5:30 this morning, which was nice because I love thunderstorms and the sound of rain when I’m sleeping. I continued to snooze in a half-dreamlike state until there was a loud CRACK outside. I was startled, but still pretty drowsy and slightly unaware of whether I was dreaming or awake. My mind began to mix the storm sounds in with a nightmare — I was dreaming about code, and how I could change it to make the thunder less loud without making it go away completely. I’m crazy.