Archive | April 2005

Wanted: more sleep

Last night, trivia thing: Our team tied for 5th place our of 20.

Right now, I’m getting ready to leave for the Ultimate tournament.

Fridge

Here is a look at our new fridge (compared to our old fridge). We like having the freezer on the bottom, it is a drawer that pulls out.

Upgrade

My Yahoo! Mail account got upgraded to one GB today. Nice. — I’m not sure how they can do this. There’s got to be hundreds of thousands or more Yahoo! Mail accounts. How can they have that much space? It’s pure mind-boggling insanity.

Strained my right quad at Ultimate today. And it now looks like I’m going to the St. Louis Classic Ultimate tourney this weekend as part of Matt Ratz’s team, Nine Inch Males. We’ll be playing Truman State, it seems. We need some more players if anyone wants to join us.

Tomorrow night I’m playing on some sort of eight-person Trivia team that Bre is putting together. It’s a local fund-raiser for autistic kids. Too bad Copper has to work, as he is the trivia king (or so he says — as though I’m one to challenge unless maybe we’re talking Star Wars trivia).

Left ear — still clogged up.

The torment is almost over

I finally bought another house. It is in Stillwater, MN, close to work and a great town with lots of history and terrific schools. I’m relieved to be moving on. Now we just need to sell ours. Tricky.

I have also come down with a cold. Two colds in one season is some sort of record for me. I am getting older.

Stick it

I’m shopping around for a good arcade stick. A while back I picked up a Playstation 2 in order to play Gradius V. I Recently grabbed a pre-owned copy of Virtua Fighter 4 ($5!!) to add to its library. VF really requires a stick to pull off some of the moves though.

One idea was to get a stick that would support multiple platforms. Because I currently do not have a stick for XBOX either. The anniversary edition Street Fighter stick does support both XBOX and PS2, but I’m not a huge Street Fighter fan.


The last good arcade stick I purchased was for the Sega Dreamcast. It had a great feel to it, and the remake of the Sega Saturn version is available for the PS2 also.


But then, I came across this remake of the classic Neo Geo stick that is being released as part of the King of Fighters anniversary. It is so cool, looks just like my original Neo Geo controllers! My largest concern is the number of actual clicky buttons (4) that might be limiting for other games.

Weird

A J’ville Journal-Courier item made it into “News of the Weird” this week:

POLICE BLOTTER
A man fled after attempting to rob a shopkeeper in Central Park Plaza in Jacksonville, Ill., in January by first threatening her and then slapping her several times with a fly swatter (January). [Jacksonville Journal-Courier, 2-1-05

Chuck Shepherd has a BLOG, too.

SW the series

Over the weekend — at the Star Wars Celebration III — George Lucas announced a live-action drama television series that would take place between Episode III and Episode IV. ”We’re probably not going to start that for about a year,” he said. ”Like on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, we want to write all the stories for the entire first season all at once. I’m going to get it started, and hire the show runners and all of that, then I’ll probably step away.”

Still having trouble hearing out of my left ear. 😦

Got my Episode III tickets the other day for the 12:01 a.m. show on May 19. Julie’s coming with. I can take off work early if needed. Asked Josh to come, but the schedule wouldn’t allow. We might go see it over the weekend, though.