Saturday, January 29, 2011


The birthday skink is a year old today! I can't believe an entire year flew by that quickly!

He sure loved that cake. He's friggin' fat now.

I hope to celebrate many more Kai birthdays!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday skink

Kai's first birthday is tomorrow. I have a little something planned for it. :D I'll post it here tomorrow.

We recorded another Nerdy Show minisode tonight. I spoke a fair amount, so, yay. Hopefully I can keep it up. I'll link to that episode when it's uploaded.

I've been playing the original Metal Gear Solid on PS1. I'm ashamed to say that I've never played the series before. Okay, I'm not actually ashamed, but I'll pretend to be for the sake of this blog. I've been meaning to get into the series pretty much since MGS1 came out, but I just never did. Now I'm trying to finally change that. I have MGS1-4, as well as the GBC game. I shall play through all of them soon!

I guess I'll start using Twitter now. I just embedded a little Twitter thingie to the right.

Mmmm, freezer pop.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I love Firefly

So I just finished watching the series 'Firefly' over the weekend. I had watched about half of the series a few months ago, then got sidetracked and didn't finish it until just this weekend. What an amazing show. I'll never forgive Fox for cancelling it so early in its run. At least it got a finale in the movie 'Serenity', though. I just watched that last night. I had originally watched it when it was out in theaters, but I always regretted seeing it without watching the series first. Now that I've actually seen the show, the movie was much, much more enjoyable. If you haven't seen Firefly, WATCH IT! It's only 14 episodes, and it's fantastic.

I went to Disney again today. Was a pretty enjoyable visit. I started the day at Animal Kingdom, and I saw Festival of the Lion King for the first time, which was really cool. After that, I rode Dinosaur. Oh Dinosaur....let me tell you about that ride.

I was cruising along, having a good time on the ride, when suddenly, it stopped. All the lights came on, and we just sat in the car for a while. No one else in my vehicle spoke english, and I was bored, so I pulled my lunch out and ate it on the ride. It finally started back up, but....nope, broke down again a few seconds later. We sat for a while again, and then some of the ride workers finally arrived to walk us out of the ride. They apparently had a rolling platform of stairs with them to get everyone down from the ride, but I didn't realize they had that, and I just hopped down from the side closest to me. When I walked around the car to them and they spotted me, their eyes practically bugged out of their head. "No no, you were supposed to get down on this side! Very dangerous!" Heheh...oops. So anyway, they escorted us out, and it was interesting seeing the ride all lit up. I was disappointed that I didn't actually get to finish the ride though. They did give us fast passes to get back on the ride quickly at a later time, but I figured I wouldn't have time to use it. However.. more on that later.

I got a couple of quick photos with my cell phone cam while we were walking through. I sure wish I had brought my little camcorder today, so I could have recorded this whole ridiculous experience. Here are the photos, forgive the bad quality (like I said, cell phone cam):

After the Dinosaur fiasco, I was waiting to see the Finding Nemo musical that was going to be starting soon, so I passed the time by going on a kiddie ride that's basically a clone of the Dumbo ride, except with triceratopses. Then I headed over to Nemo and got a seat. Man, I love that show. In my opinion, it's way way more enjoyable than the movie itself (which I'm not even that much a fan of). The way they do the puppets and all that is so friggin' cool. I've only seen the show twice so far, but I pretty much have to see it whenever I go to Animal Kingdom now. There's one song from the show in particular that gets stuck in my head like crazy. The first time I saw it, it was literally in my head for over a month afterwards. This is it (tried my best to find one with a good singer and good audio quality):

After Finding Nemo, I attempted to ride Dinosaur again. See, the thing is, it was about 5:30 at the time, and the park had closed at 5:00 to everyone except the people staying at Disney resorts. I tried getting in line, and the woman asked for my resort key pass, and I was like "Uhh...." but then I mentioned that I had been on it when it broke down and was hoping to ride it in its entirety. They asked me for my fast pass from earlier. Success! They let me on. Disney really aims to please their guests.

I left Animal Kingdom after that, and headed to Magic Kingdom. Rode Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and oh yeah.... Country Bears Jamboree. UGH! WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I had never seen it before, and I heard it wasn't good, so I wanted to experience it for myself. BIG MISTAKE! I was desperately wanting to get out long before it was over. Ugh. Never again. The kids must HATE that show!

After that, got a delicious hot dog, then watched Disney's closing shows. The fireworks were awesome as usual, and now they do this new really cool thing before the fireworks where they project things onto the castle. It's hard to describe and make it sound cool, but it's quite awesome.

Man, I can't believe how quickly I got out of the park and back to my car. I parked at one of the resorts, so I don't have to pay for parking, and I got back there ridiculously fast from the monorail. I'm never paying for Disney parking again.

Fun day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I love Michel Gondry

I went to go see Green Hornet yesterday. I know the movie's been getting hate from some people (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, AUSTIN), but I enjoyed it. I mean, yeah yeah, Seth Rogen is unlikeable, but that's how his character is supposed to be in this movie. Since it's by my absolute favorite director, Michel Gondry, I just had to see it! It's quite different from the rest of his movies, but there are some parts in it that are definitely his style.

If you're not familiar with his name (and you most likely aren't), his most popular movie is 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (one of my favorites). He also directed 'The Science of Sleep' and 'Be Kind Rewind', which are also great movies. He has directed tons of music videos as well, and the majority of them are very, very cool. Here are a couple of his most famous ones:

Michel Gondry is a creative genius, and I'll watch pretty much anything he makes.

After the movie, I went to work, then I went to the LAN center and played some L4D2 vs with my posse. My teams lost two out of the three games, but I don't really give a crap, it was still fun. :D

Today, I worked, then I made some DELICIOUS scallops for dinner. Oh my gosh. They were amazing. LOOK AT THEM.
Scallops and couscous. The photo doesn't do them justice, but they were fantastic.

Soooo.... I might be going to E3! I'm not 100% sure about it yet, but there's a good chance of it happening. I'm quite excited!

Oh, new poll is up. I couldn't really think of anything else, so have fun with that one. I only included the Sonic characters I actually like, since I'm not a fan of any of the newer crap.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Been so busy

Hi, friends. I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately! I'll try not to go this long without an update again. I've been really busy, and I kept putting off updating on everything I've been up to. I don't even remember a lot of it now, and I don't want to write another friggin' essay in here like I have before (especially since no one reads long posts), so I'll just summarize things.

Went to the LAN center with my mom and Kai on New Year's eve. Kinda weird, I know, but we had fun! We mainly just sat and talked to people there. My mom left a few days after that, and I was finally able to start getting my stuff unpacked at my new place. My room looks pretty nice now.

I went to Disney with some friends a couple weeks ago. We went to Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot. We had tons of fun! Here are a couple of photos:

Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch! That Stitch gave me a kiss.

Disney's greatest attraction.

I'm sure you can tell if you ever take a look at my Steam profile, but I've been addicted to the game Shatter! It's an Arkanoid-based game, and it's super fun. I've already put in a bunch of hours, and I haven't even beaten it yet! I just keep going back and improving my scores. The music is AMAZING, and I love it so much that I purchased the soundtrack.

Intel just released some new processors, so I'm super excited about that. One of them is way better than the processor I originally planned to buy, and it's nearly the same price! I'm so glad I waited on buying my stuff. I'll probably start ordering the rest of my PC parts very soon.

This past weekend, there was an interesting convention in this area called Otronicon. It's a pretty unusual convention, and the theme of it is basically video games and technology. It took place at the local science center, which I love going to. It went from Friday to Monday, and since my store was doing a lot for the convention, I got to attend every day for free. I wore a name tag as if I was one of the workers, but I actually just hung out with friends the entire time, hehe (and helped at their table a little bit). Here are some photos from Otronicon:

That's the area I hung out in the entire time.
ALLIGATORS!!! Oh, and turtles. Pretty weird photo for a convention, but it did take place at the science center, after all. :P

These next photos are from a retro arcade they had there. It was so amazing! They were all super old games, and all of them were in free-play mode. I played all the way through the original TMNT with a couple of people. There aren't many people in my photos, but on the following days, this place was PACKED.

And here we are playing TMNT....wait, what's wrong with my face?!

The first night of the convention, my store put on Zombie Night. We had some zombie makeup artists there, so I of course took advantage of that!
I've never looked better!

I went to go see Black Swan yesterday. What a movie! It was very intense, but I quite enjoyed it.

A website today is selling $20 Amazon gift cards for only $10. It's a pretty sweet deal! I grabbed one (since you're only allowed to buy one, booooo). You can get it here, if you're interested:

Well, that's mostly everything. I know it seems like another super long entry, but it's mostly photos! I do hope you read it. Oh, just a little teaser, we have something special in the works for Kilplix N Friends. Keep on the lookout for an announcement soon! :)