Sunday, January 01, 2006

BEER

"Yay" for enormously gigantic mugs of German Pilsner: That's a Jello shot for size comparison.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas stuff

I know it's pretty lazy of me (sheesh, it's Christmas), but here's a movie of some crazy over-the-top house lighting. (No Windows Media Player? Here's a Flash version.)

And no, I refuse to get rid of "Merry Christmas" in favor of "Happy Holidays," partly because your freedom to celebrate the holiday you want to shouldn't interfere with my right to celebrate mine, and mostly because it'll piss off all the hyper-PC ninnies that propogate this bull on the news all the time. So Merry Christmas, and Happy <Whatever holiday you want>.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Some people's personals...

I was reading over The Onion when this personal ad caught my eye:
Or, at worst, you resemble Bob Saget. Not good.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Urgh...

Okay, it's time to reanimate the ol' website. Nothing stinks worse than a rotting weblog.

I suppose I should at least have the decency to tell everyone exactly what seems to be stopping me from updating much anymore. A few things, actually. Among them;
  1. The videogames, naturally. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (albeit for XBox, since the PS2 version of that game runs $300 now), the GTA Trilogy (3, Vice City, and San Andreas), and the as-yet unbeaten Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (which remains shelved awaiting completion of the as-yet unbeaten DDS 1)
  2. Dice-and-paper games. Namely Eberron and Shadowrun... primarily the latter. I've been GMming Shadowrun and just had a DnD classic campaign dumped in my lap to DM, after I helped the former DM out by playing a mind flayer bad guy (who would've stomped the party; 'cept many, many punches had been pulled)
  3. Company christmas party, out at the Turm Hotel in some town called Oberstaufenbachenheim or some equally mangled German verbage. It finally snowed this morning, which made me extremely happy to NOT have a hangover whilst I made one big controlled vehicular skid back down the giant (now snowy) hill upon which the hotel sits.
  4. Music... lately I've been listening to lots and lots of Avenged Sevenfold's new CD, City of Evil.
  5. Pizza, actually. I typically get extra cheese, pineapple, canadian bacon (or, as the Germans call it, HAM), black olives and chicken. I highly recommend it to anyone who's, you know, getting a pizza or something.
  6. Computer Programming, or more to the point MS Access-mongering via Visual Basic and Jet databasing. Although this holiday season came complete with mad time off. So perhaps I'll get back into this dubious blog-jockeying business again soon...
  7. Don't forget about books. I've been poring over my new compendium by The Onion, called Embedded in America and Wanda Sykes' new book Yeah, I Said It.
So that should be about it... soon as I can bitch slap my phone into cooperating with my computer, I should have some pictures up. And I really am working on that facelift for the site during all this time off I'm getting. Promise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Burritobesity

Sometimes I think Taco Bell might just be messing with my mind. I'm an addict for the Chicken Enchilada Grilled 'Stuft' Burrito Combo (admittedly the longest combo name in their arsenal, despite my lobbying them to change it to 'Combo #9') with Baja Sauce (and much to my gastrointestinal tract's dismay, as this much Mexican food can't be healthy for anyone who isn't used to it). I'll readily admit that I need to go to CEGSBC+B Anonymous if this keeps up much longer.

The thing that causes my current dismay, however, is the ongoing tendency of these burritos to get shorter and fatter each time I order one. Just like a Star Wars junkie, the burrito continues slumping vertically and expanding horizontally until it resembles a sad, sloppy shadow of its former self. Don't take my gripery as an affront to the combo itself, however--it even sends out nachos as a backup for the burrito's laziness. A team shouldn't be rated by the strength of a sole member, and this combo is still spectastic, regardless of any burrito stubbiness. It just causes a question to arise: At what point do they have to start rolling it the other way? Surely it can't get much shorter and fatter before it begins to be longer in one dimension again, unless they just plan to keep doing it until it seems backwards, being rolled first, then the edges folded, rather than the reverse. Perhaps this will open up a door to another dimension through some freaky science involving chile peppers and sour cream as reagents. Further information will be announced as soon as discovered. Besides, I have to find more opportunities to use the camera on my new Motorola RAZR V3 cellphone.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Modelage

Meet my new interest/not-quite-hobby: 3-D Modelling. Using only the best software (Anim8or, free from www.anim8or.com), I've decided to delve into the world of 3-D modeling and animation, pursuing a little project I've had on my mind for some time now. For now, though, you'll have to settle with the EggPlant, the result of a tutorial aimed at helping me learn the software.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Updates

Just a couple changes... I've got a new Links area now. Little fine-tuning left to be done there, but it looks a lot smoother, and it's more compact. Just hover the mouse on any icon to see which site it links to.

VG Cats is an excellent webcomic that pokes fun primarily at videogames that was pointed out to me by Good Friend #34837 a.k.a. Byron. That's getting added to the link list later today, and I'm going to see if I can't get someone to make a new banner for the site. So just a quick update for now.