Monday, June 30, 2008
My preorder from Amazon was delivered this past weekend. Totally excellent, especially the drum kit set. The wireless guitar looks fancier than the Guitar Hero guitar. I find the singing to be the most energy sapping and least fun part. Probably because I sound awful!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I was starting to hate the Magellan Maestro 4250 I got for xmas. Since April, it's been a dud with various frozen screens or not even turning on. Finally took the time to call the Magellan company. Turns out I needed a firmware update that happened...in April! Just goes to prove, need to check firmware when getting a new electronic goody. What a pain! I guess I have to register everything now so I can get the email telling me to get an update.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saw "Prince Caspian" the other day. It started out slow, but ended well. Peter, Edmund, even Susan, do a lot of physical fighting. At first I didn't like the actor who played Caspian, but he grew on me at the end. This was less "wonderous" than the first movie, more violent and despairing. The "bad guys" all look sort of Spanish and speak with a sort of Spanish accent. I remember rereading the books a few years ago, and one of them was really anti-middle-eastern. I wonder how they'll film that one.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This time I did more stuff. I sucked at all of them, except lunges. The wii trainer said I had strong legs....not true.... I think it's from suspending my butt over public toilets without touching the seat for all these years! The wii (it's not a person! I say to myself) told me to not even attempt the "jackknife" because I wasn't strong enough yet. Harsh.
This is one of the goriest movies I have ever seen (alongside "Gladiator"). I don't know how all the Spartans have such defined six pack abs. The look of the movie is very much like a graphic novel from which I believe it derives. It's very unique. Lots of black blood splattering around, decapitated heads, a wall of human corpses: yucky. Lots of dudes with incredible six pack abs who only wear a cape, a loincloth thing, and some sandals, acting really macho: yummy.