Monday, May 28, 2007

Yeah, so...

...I was curious okay? Sushi had this up on his blog.

Your Love Life is Like Pretty Woman

"I want the fairy tale"

You believe that love is truly blind, unpredictable, and surprising. Two very different people can easily find true love.
At least, that is how it will happen when you marry a gorgeous billionaire someday ;-)

Your love style: Sensual and flirty

Your Hollywood Ending Will Be: Surprisingly happy

And also...

You Are 64% Gentleman

You are definitely a gentleman. You're very considerate and you have excellent manners.
Occasionally, you slip and do something foolish... but usually no one notices!

I'll leave it up to my wife to comment on if this is accurate or not.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Out of the frying pan...

Just a quick update on the family medical situation.

Our youngest is still in the hospital. Some of you may remember the allergic reaction that our middle child has had in the past to drugs. Well, our youngest is having a worse reaction. It's not red spots on pale skin, it's the occasional piece of pale skin in the red. Ouch.

So the good news is that her throat is fine. The bad news is that she is almost completely covered in hives. Here's hoping the doctors actually let us go home soon. I'm headed to the hospital soon, wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wierd Wednesday

Since Nobody™ didn't get to a wierd wednesday this week, I thought I'd post this. Not quite the same kind of thing, but pretty crazy nonetheless.

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Gotta lvoe mother nature!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Things should be interesting for a while around our place. I may be missing a bit more from my blog. And I was just starting to ramp up as well.

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped, prayed and otherwise wished us well in this time of hospitalization for our youngest daughter's welfare.

I've read 3 and a half books since last thursday, put a few hundred miles on my car, and didn't get a ton of sleep. Not much interesting to report.

Oh, they announced that Halo 3 will be out september 25th of this year. That's sooner than I expected. I'll have to start saving my nickels and dimes for... well, for insulation for the basement before winter comes. But after that... Hm. Well, I'd better start saving if I want to play it in the next 5 years. =)

Not being one to just post a little blurb I felt like I had to throw a link in here... This link... I've got to say... I'm surprised it took someone this long to do this.

just for fun

Vaguely entertaining if you're into that sort of thing. Gets wierd at the end, but definitely some cool action in this one.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I'm not really sure this is very accurate as far as personality tests go, but it was fun to check out.

Which SNES Game Character Are You?

Megaman - The boy in blue. You're a true hero, strong, determined, and adaptable. But you really were never designed to be a hero. You'd be much happier living a simple life. But programing is programing.
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I also wanted to mention this, as it's pretty out there. But kind of cool if you're into that kind of thing.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Wii Mini-review and miscellany

So, I've decided rather than procrastinate my wii review, I'd break it up into a couple of pieces. That way people get to actually hear about it. Oh, and it'll keep me posting.

This morning we ate some buttermilk waffles and hit the basement for 30 minutes before our youngest took a nap. (She had been up for a couple hours last night, from 1-3ish...) Not exactly my plan, but at least I got the boxes up and a small portion of wire run for the smoke alarms, my last wire I need to run. Unless we decide to run speaker wires, but I'm leaning away from that at the moment. Anyway. So we all went outside to work in the yard before it rained. It looked like it could start any minute.

Well, it never rained today and our youngest slept for about 4 hours. I got the lawn mowed and edged and my wife and I got a ton of the weeds removed from the flowerbeds among other things. The place actually is starting to look cared for again. If it wasn't so dark outside I'd post a picture. Maybe tomorrow.

My lovely wife decided that we needed to eat out as it was mid afternoon, and went and purchased some food for us. We at some of the best grease around and then all sat down to play the wii.

My oldest is really starting to get the hang of some of the mini-games. Her favorite is the one where you turn the remote sideways and steer a cow back to the barn. (Get it? Steer? Cow?) You tip the controller to the left or right to turn and twist it forward or back to go faster or slower, similar to using a motorbike. You have to knock down scarecrows in the road for points.

Why am I trying to tell you this by typing? Geez, you'd think I were cooler than that. Bah.

Here, check it out.

I should metion that our 18 month old insists on "playing" the cow riding game. She knows she needs a controller and clutches it tightly in her fist while pushing buttons to play (even though the buttons do nothing on this one). She knows when it starts and ends and pretty much gets that she gets to move the cow around.

Well, I was impressed. Guess I'm a dad, what can I say. =)

This is one of 9 mini-games that comes with a wii remote, called "wii play". It has a short tutorial of how to use the controller the first time you use it as well, which would have been really nice to start out with.

It also comes with a duck-hunt-esque game with is kind of fun if a little basic. Air hockey, pool, table tennis, and some wierd bubble puzzle game are all pretty okay. My favorite is basically a remake of the atari 2600 combat with tanks. You use the wii remote kind of like you would a mouse, to aim your tank and then you can lay mines and shoot. Good stuff, I bet multi-player would be really fun with that.

The other smash hit is the fishing game. Fairly simple, but decently fun. These are all pretty mediocre to lame games by yourself, but make for fantastic social games as anyone can pick them up in a few seconds.

You can earn medals for scoring high points and you get to use the "mii" or avatar that you create for yourself.

The wii play has so far been the biggest hit with the kids, and especially after today, we are all happy we own it. Finally, a console that truly is for the whole family. It'll change your mind about gaming.

My wife, after just 1 hour of playing the wii said "This is hands down better than the pinball machine."


That's okay, I'll still get an addam's family. Someday. That'll show her!

Guess I have to finish the basement first though. Doh.

More later, happy weekend.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Public Service Announcement

So we were talking at work today about the Do Not Call List. If you don't know about that check out the site. It'll save you from the hassle of a ton of telemarketing calls. It won't stop charities from calling though.

Anyhow, I had a friend mention another site that is similar a few years back. Did you know that the major credit bureaus sell lists to insurance and credit card agencies tor marketing purposes? Did you know you can opt out of this list?

You can.

Go. Do it.

I've been opted out for about 2 years now and I have a noticeable decrease in credit card junk mail. I feel much more safe about my mailbox now -- identity theft is harder, I won't have to worry (as much) about some stupid company sending me a pre-approved loan application for 50k that someone else cashes then I'm liable for.

Why are you still here? Go. Do. Stick it to The Man™!