Anyhow. With the monster entry I do weekly in the Jukebox and all the reading I do for that show, last thing I really feel like is writing about anything else. It also doesn't help that I have been fighting "those" kinda days.
Not to say the show (and a few other things) has become a huge time-suck over here, but I've been thrown clear off my usual daily rituals. I'm lucky if I get the blogs read and commented daily AND (are ya sitting?) I've gotten mostly "edjumakashunal" free. Yep. There's only two strips I MUST read and everything else for the most part is ignored now. Go figure I finally got their links sorted into folders in my favorites. *laffz*
I've been really enjoying my new camera (picture at left from online). More than 500 pictures have been snapped with it and I've used up ~maybe~ 6 sets of batteries. The juice gets sucked down fast because I keep the camera on while we're travelling in the truck...so I don't miss anything. Oh, this reminds me.... I still have plates to post in Photobucket. I haven't really been in any hurry to get them uploaded because HLP got hitched this past Saturday (the 16th...congrats hun, I hope you have better luck with that date than I did!) and won't be doing anything new for a couple weeks while she's on her honeymoon. Excuse me for a second....I gotta go deal with this horrid flashback.....
Anyhow...while hubby and I were out a couple weeks back, we were visiting McKays Secondhand store (music, videos, and games) and I saw they had the The Movies PC game. Ok, honestly, I saw it several weeks back. I'd pick it up, look at it and think "nah, not today...not at that price"...I really wasn't sure if I really wanted it that badly. Well, this last time (after about the 5th time picking it up and setting it back down) hubby asked if I was going to finally buy it. I told him I thought the price was too much and he told me that I was looking at the wrong sticker. *D'Oh* I was looking at the tag on the outer sleeve of the game, McKay's places their tags on the shell casing itself. So instead of the nearly $40 I was seeing on the sleeve, the game was only $5. Well for THAT price, even if it's a dog of a game, it wouldn't matter if I was able to get my money back or not (and the only way I get a refund on software there is if the game doesnt work). This game has gotten to be extremely addicting. I'll start playing and next thing I know, several hours have passed. Oh no! I guess I WON'T be getting to bed at 4am tonight either! I'm still learning the ins and outs of the game.
Age of Empires. Ok, this one isn't really as much as a time-suck as a game only lasts me about 90 minutes with the way I set it up. My trouble is if I'm having a bad day and decide to play more than one game, then I lose track of how much time has passed. This is one of those games that allows me to work out some anger/frustration/aggression (pick one...it'll fit the sitch) without ripping loose on someone I love or beating a hole through the wall. Another good game for times like that is Alpha Centauri or it's expansion pack Alien Crossfire (which both take HOURS to play for total world conquest). Neither game do I allow surrender... just total annihilation. Yeah, I know... violent. At least no one in the real world is getting hurt in the process. Heh. Reminds me of some of the games dickweed liked to play. Those stupid war simulations with the little cardboard pieces and dice. I hated those things. He'd insist I play too.... until that one New Years Eve. He proceeded to tell me he'd play it "historically" and told me how history went for that battle. I aint stupid. I didn't play historically. Let's just say the Allies didn't take Normandy that game. He never asked me to play again....I wonder why?
This is a screenshot of my profile page on my newest obsession. http://www.blip.fm/
Big HUGE time-suck. It's actually something I can play around with and multitask with easily if it wasnt for the fact I have this habit to keep an eye on my email account and say thank you for every prop I get (and I get ALOT). I found that this is ~almost~ a substitute for streaming... but not quite. In some cases it's better. Oh granted I don't get a live chat with it, but it's pretty close. I can come and go as I please, Im not stuck to a schedule, and there's ALWAYS some blippers on site (hi Simchabe!! *wavez*). Yeah, so ya really wanna proof the tune before you blip it and make sure there's no errors in the song somewhere (not to mention the fact you need to be creative in some cases to find the song you want....and even then it's a crap-shoot) and the others aren't hearing your song right now, but you also don't get people harrassing you while you're on the mic (no mic so they can't) and in the 2 months I've been actively blipping, I've yet to see someone say they hate a person's taste in music. You don't like their music, you just don't click play...better yet, don't follow their station. I've put a thingy on the sidebar that will allow you to play my last 25 blips. I wish they'd get something on site that would pop the blip up on my blog when I blip on the blipper site. I may have to get a Twitter account and see if it'll scroll them live on my page. As it stands right now, you kinda need to know when I'm on and refresh the blog page. I'm really workin on it so peeps can come to my blog and hopefully hear me at least somewhat "live".
Oh...and we got some news on that other front. I'll put it in the Journey to Parenthood blog as it' snot really fit to discuss such matters in this blog.