Saturday, June 20, 2009
Besides, We Both Know I'm Training to be a Cage Fighter...
"Sand Castle" or "Canned Sassle," which one?
OK! I admit it! I sniped today! Geez, back off already! What can I say? I like to plink away at people from a distance with my .50 cal sniper rifle, and then giggle when they flop over from a 300+ yard head shot! I like to drop claymore mines in hidden places near control points so that later, as I'm off on a rooftop somewhere, I'll get the notice in the corner of the screen that my claymore just blew up some clueless enemy dolt! I love the little "whit whit whit" sound that my silenced handgun makes! I admit it! What so wrong with that, I ask? What's wrong with dealing psuedo-death from afar in a PC game full of other no-life dweebs like myself? Heck, we have to do something with our time, you know! I don't like Anime or macrame, so those two nerd pastimes are out. So that, my friend, means haunting the rooftops, dealing unexpected, long-distance death (that lasts 10 seconds until respawn).
That's the lamest excuse I've ever heard! That's totally non-sequitary!
Wagnervana is slowly taking polished form. I think tomorrow I'll link to it so you can tell me what you think of the layout and color scheme. Right now, I'm mostly getting the look right and the structure in place - which means predominently content-less pages. Oh, what the heck... here is the link, if you're interested. I hope you're interested, because when I switch to that site, I'm going to have to abandon this eBlogger link... unless I can find the feature that will let me post here as usual, and have it automatically update it on my website as well... if I can do both, I will.
I keep getting more and more ideas for my site. Man, it's gonna be fun!
Had an incredible steak dinner tonight, home cooked. We bought some steaks and grilled them up in the backyard. Warmonger Smurf would have been proud. We used a dry rub on them, and had grilled portobello mushrooms and carrots as well. In fact, I took a picture! Here it is!
Believe it or not, I couldn't finish the steak, it was too big. But I did have seconds of mushrooms and carrots. It was so good, I did the Happy Dinner Dance before I even took the first bite! And then, three bites in, I did a never-before-seen combination of the Happy Dinner Dance and the Victory Dance. Then I improvised a Father's Day Meal Shuffle as well... anything to entertain the 3 year old...
Well, at least I wasn't served this unnamed culinary salvo... Extremely dangerous. Keep out of reach of children. Cool!
I hesitate to tell you what's on it... does the term "cruel and unusual punishment" mean anything to you? It's a pizza crust with Thousand Island Dressing as the sauce, with a family-sized bag of chicken fingers and an entire can of bacon bits, covered with slices of mozzarella cheese. And there was silence in Heaven for the space of half an hour...
I got some nice gifts for Father's Day from my family! I got the DS version of Scrabble, which is sweet. I got a nice green golf shirt and a new black hat. And a subscription to a magazine called Game Informer. Looks like a cool mag, though it does spend a good percentage of time talking about console games, which I'm not big into. Sorry Joseph.
Well, in honor of our upcoming church camp, I will play a video of some poor camper getting launched into orbit on a "blob" and her painful reentry. They had one of these at the camp I went to a few years back, in Indiana, and we launched Yanni really high that year... but nothing like this...
We won't have a blob (or a lake, for that matter) at our So-Cal campsite this year, but we will have bad food! So we have some weight gain to look forward to. That's ok... according to this article, chubby people live longer than thin people... so if I still want to die early, I'm going to have to hit the gym. Life sure is a paradox, ain't she? You've been in the corps long enough to know that!
Making more progress into The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch last night. I just assumed that "Locke Lamora" was the name of a place for some reason, but it's actually the name of the main character. The author does this wierd thing where he jumps around in time. First Locke is 6, then he's 8, then 6 again. Then he's 24, then back to 8... only this time when he's 8, he's telling a story of something that happened back when he's 6. Then he's 24 again. All over the place, it's hard to keep track. Kind of like how 21 Grams was filmed - only it seems to work better in a movie than in a book. Kind of annoying. Anyway, Locke is this orphan who's a master thief/pickpocket as a youth, and then grows up to be a full-blown conman. Meh, it's ok. Well-enough written, but the pacing is really slow, and it has an awful lot of needless filler, as far as describing the setting. It's a fine art, the balance... knowing how much description is enough, vs. too much.
You know what? I don't think I fully updated the movie quote scoreboard from yesterday... better go back and double-check. Oh, that's great, blame the little guy. How original.
I think I'm going to pull the plug tonight. Thank you all for stopping by. Until tomorrow, remember, if we continue down this road, there will be a third world war.
Current Book: The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
Current Movie: The Toy (better than I remembered)
Current Music: Switchfoot (Beautiful Letdown is a terrific album, as is Learning To Breathe)
Current Snack: Black Licorice Bits
Current Progress Toward Next BF2 Rank: 97.34% (I need another 1,330 global points)