Goodbye, Old Friend

Goodbye, Old Friend

My poor battered, beaten, and bruised SideKick – trusty and dependable for 9 months – is being replaced by the SideKick 2 I took this photo with.


Sunday Afternoon Nooz

Well, it’s an average Sunday around here. I’ve spent most of the day cleaning up old crap kicking around my room. In probably the most boring thing I’ll ever post to my web page, I would like to note I had a crapload of change kicking around, and rolled it for an extra $44 of income. Woot.

In the bizarre, fanatical hobby department, I finally got around to working on my Nerf gun today. For those who don’t know, I purchased a Nerf Lock N’ Load Blaster in April, and have since modified it from a semi-good gun to an ungodly gun. This sounds ridiculous, but believe me, it’s good stress relief, especially in a dorm setting. Anyhow, today I added a pullback ring, since the gun was lacking an easy cocking mechanism ever since my initial modifications, and I figured out how to reduce the recoil and increase the accuracy with some well placed tape. No more randomly flying darts! Woot!

Now that I’m done scaring all of you, on to the rest of my life. Kate gets up here on Tuesday, so as usual I won’t be around much. Thursday we’re heading up to Watertown for a wedding, so we REALLY won’t be around then. I rejoin the real world on Sunday, kicking and screaming as usual.

Anyone who’s even vagually interested in wrestling is required to check out, a site dedicated to ridiculous gimmicks. It’s in the Linkpad, if you’d rather.

Other than that, I don’t have much else to report. Campus housing opens on the 18th, and my move in will be slow and leisurely. The FV project is progressing nicely, and hopefully we’ll be ready to go by the end of the month. And Deus Ex rocks.

If you’re bored, drop me some mail.



After my two week hiatus, I am officially (and reluctantly) forced to rejoin the real world. It’s been an amazing break, so let me give the capsule version of what happened.

Kate was up here for the first week, in which we spent a lot of time down by the lake, saw Road Trip, went to the Ithaca Festival, went to the ever-exciting Memorial Day parade, walked the Glen while being surrounded by Mennonites, watched Taxi Driver and Jawbreaker, and just generally enjoyed ourselves.

The ride on the bus to Kate’s house was marred with a little stupidity on the part of the bus people, but that happens. At her house, we played Playstation, watched Eye of the Beholder and Drop Dead Gorgeous, fell asleep watching Snow Falling on Cedars, went and saw MI2 in the theatre, ate a lot of Taco Bell, went to King’s Dominion, had my birthday dinner at Josef’s, and did a fair amount of shopping.

All in all, I’d say it was a very good trip. We both got a lot of time to unwind, we had a lot of laughs, and hey, Kate even found religion.</insidejoke>

I obviously got a lot of crap, so that gives me lots of reviews to write. The list is as follows:

Movies: Road Trip, Taxi Driver, Jawbreaker, Mission Impossible 2,
Eye of the Beholder, Drop Dead Gorgeous
Games: Vagrant Story, Driver, Resident Evil 3
Music: Massive Attack/Mezzanine, KMFDM/Nihil.

I have already done reviews for MI2 and Vagrant Story. Much more coming
over the next few days.