Friday, December 30th, 2011
With everything going on lately, I had kinda forgotten that Christmas happened this year. Since neither my mother and nor my sister were in Jackson this year, I didn’t even go home. It’s the first time I’ve ever spent Christmas alone. I wasn’t completely alone. Reese is always here, but you know what I mean.
What did I get this year? I got Darksiders on the Xbox 360 and the first book in the Dresden Files series from a friend. I got usual movie theater gift cards from my boss at MSU before I left there. I got the Dresden Files TV series from a kind friend on Twitter. I participated in Twitter Secret Santa again this year and got an awesome USS Enterprise pizza cutter. I don’t think I’m going to use it. I think I’ll keep it as a collectible. If last year is any indication, my sister will probably find the time to send her gift to me around February.
Overall, I just wasn’t into Christmas this year. I hope it’s different next year. I hope that whether I’m in Oregon or Mississippi I get to spend Christmas Day with people I care about.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
This has been a good week to be a geek. With E3 and WWDC going on at the same time, I now have a lot of stuff to look forward to.
E3 has made the gamer in me very happy. I haven’t been keeping up with the announcements and videos as much I wanted to, but what I’ve seen is great. I had already heard about most of the games, but seeing/learning more about them made me excited. I’m most looking forward to Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Bioshock Infinite, and the Tomb Raider game that made me think I was listening to a porno. I’m sure there are many others that I’m forgetting. I’m not that interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3, but I’ll probably give them a try at some point. I’m lukewarm on the Kinect stuff that was shown off. It could end up being fun. I’m not all that excited about the console announcements. PSVita looked okay, but I’m not into handheld gaming anymore. Wii U is a weird name, but I thought Wii was a weird name when I first heard it. I’m sure I’ll get one eventually, but will I use it? It will be nice, though, to play Nintendo games in HD.
The WWDC is also taking place. I’m not a big Apple fanatic, but I am interested in iOS5. I hope the notification system is better than what they have now and I hope it doesn’t make my 3GS slow. iCloud could be cool and exciting, but right now it doesn’t seem like a big deal.
Back to drooling over stuff I can’t have yet!
Monday, November 30th, 2009
I had a pretty good Thanksgiving break. I really needed that. For the first time in a while I had a weekend that didn’t fly by way too fast, but that’s probably because it was over twice as long as normal.
This was only the 3rd Thanksgiving that I can remember where I didn’t go back to Jackson. I was kind of glad when I saw how many people on Twitter were stressing out over cooking and relatives and what not. Also, I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of boarding the dog somewhere. I wish we had some real kennels around here. It’s good to spend a break doing only what I wanted to do. I even went an entire day without seeing another human being.
What did I do?
- caught up on all the stuff on my DVR
- finished the Babylon 5 re-watch that I started last year
- did some shopping and bought stuff for me and the dog
- played video games
After 3 more weeks of work, I get a 2 week break. I’m ready for another break.
Thursday, February 26th, 2009
When I was in college I downloaded a lot of stuff from the Internet using file sharing programs. I hope that saying this here isn’t going to get me in any trouble 🙂 . I downloaded music that way if I wanted to get only one song instead of the full album. I downloaded movies and TV shows. I even downloaded games where you had to get 30-something zip files, unzip them all, and then run a program that would combine the pieces into 1 game.
Now that I have a full-time job and I’m making decent money, I don’t do that anymore. I don’t really have the time or patience. I don’t leave my computer running all the time. Even when I tried to leave it running more so that stuff could download, it would take days or even weeks for it to finish. Why wait hours for a TV show when I can pay $2 and download in less than half an hour or instantly if I’m streaming? Also, when I’m at work and a song pops into my head I’m not going to start up a file sharing program and look for it. I go to Amazon MP3 or iTunes and get it there. The only time I might make an exception is when I check all my legit sources (Amazon MP3, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix Watch Instantly, Xbox Live, DirecTV on Demand, etc) and still can’t find it. That’s pretty rare these days and if it’s a TV show I’ll delete as soon as I’m finished. I have reformed.