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Discombobulation [26 Aug 2008|12:29am]
[ mood | discombobulated ]

I think I need a vacation... or some good sleep. Both would be nice, but two enter and only one may leave... or some such nonsense. I've lost count of the sheep lately, and they've stopped jumping. I refuse to medicate the them, it's just not their style, and have you seen a medicated sheep? Baa'ing with a sleepy drawl is just uncool. Perhaps it is lack of caffeine that drives my mind into a confused mess of knock-knock jokes and action figures, but I am unsure. It's hard to focus when the world keeps jumping around like that. I could go on, but it is almost time to be sideways, and I am feeling staunchly perpendicular. Until next time, don't let those badgers backtalk you.

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Woo!? [06 Aug 2008|03:47pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Things have been busy lately.

* popful's dad was in town for two weeks, which kept me distracted for awhile.
* During that time, a really old friend from my mini-frog days came up from Charleston to visit for a day. Was nice seeing him, we'll have to do it again sometime!
* Saw the in-town side of the family, and said good-bye to my sister who is off to Japan for many moons.
* Did some crap for my birthday which involved the Aquarium, Ikea, and other things I cannot immediately recall.
* I've been playing some Soul Calibur IV, GTA4, Burnout, and most recently Uncharted.
* Work has been retardedly busy. ( I've worked til 3am twice this week :P )

Overall, things are decent. I'll post some pictures at some point, when I have time to do so! Until then, I am off to the Work-Cave!

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Concert [22 Jun 2008|01:34am]
I must admit. I had drifted away from listening to REM for many years. Only had their cassettes for the longest time and was too poor to buy their CDs, so I hadn't been the most loyal fan. Tonight's concert has turned that right around. It was a great show, and I can't wait for them to come back through town again. Next time I'll get better seats.
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Quick notes! [17 Jun 2008|02:37am]
[ mood | apathetic ]

- Metal Gear Solid 4 was awesome. I am ubering through it again.
- Father's Day was fun, always good to see the family.
- Work is sucking lately. Too many deadlines, not enough me. I am buried in maps.

That is all. If you need me, I am in the usual places.

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\o_o/ [09 May 2008|01:26pm]
[ mood | tired ]

It's been about two weeks since the move, and things are starting to settle into place. There's still a ton to unpack/sort through, but the pile does grow ever smaller! Aside from packing, we just need a few more things and the place will be set!

In other news... well, there isn't any other news, I haven't done anything of interest outside of packing and moving in almost two months. Nice to have that crap done. See you folks next time, when I might have something interesting and/or snarky to say!

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Still alive! [15 Mar 2008|04:46pm]
All the storms that blew through Atlanta yesterday and today went either North or South of the Frogparment, so all is well! In fact, while the rest of the city is in a major state of emergency, it is sunny outside here! Guess we've gotten pretty luck. That is all! C_C
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Crazy Time [10 Mar 2008|02:22pm]
[ mood | awake ]

Things have been rather nuts for the past few months. I seem to have taken on lots of new responsibilities at work, which means I have a lot more to do and my boss relies on me much more than before. I'm okay with it, but lately my boss has been out of town, which means I'm carrying two major projects on my own while she's gone. Fun stuff.

Our lease in the current Frogpartment is up at the end of April. I was planning on renewing due to supreme laziness, but our management isn't going to let us. They want to remodel the place and jack the price up 200 dollars, so we've found a new place to hang our hats. It's a much larger apartment, in a much nicer area. We'll be joined by thehorde, which means loads of uber down the road.

Funtime has involved lots of random gaming and chatting with people. Hopefully things calm down a bit after the move, I could use a vacation!

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Aah-Choo! [25 Jan 2008|04:22pm]
[ mood | allergic ]

This week has been a true test of my patience. With the weather going from super-freezing wtfsnow to 65 degrees and then back again, my sinuses have been staging organized protests since Monday. I've dealt with it the best I can with the usual assortment of over the counter drugs and sleep, but too many antihistamines in too short a time makes me stupidly grumpy... unreasonably so. I haven't snapped at anyone on a personal level thank goodness, but I have griped about stupid stuff all week!

Work has been light this week, but I'm still behind a bit due to feeling like utter crap, so I hope to catch up by Monday, which is doable. Other than that, I've been enjoying the new Advance Wars game on the DS and playing Exteel with a large number of friends.

For now though, I shall clean up the apartment a little, prep some delicious dinnerings for when popful gets home and cruise into the weekend without a care. If anyone wishes to uber mightily, you know where I am. (~'.')~

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[05 Nov 2007|06:37pm]
Happy November 5th! Everyone go watch V for Vendetta.
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[16 Oct 2007|07:56pm]
[ mood | relieved ]

Tagged by pinksugardemon:

The rules are easy, just post 6 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 6 people and force them to post this meme on their LJs. Because it is good. Everyone needs a little happiness once in awhile.

1) Bowled a 210 last night. Not bad for 3 months of practice. :9

2) Beautiful Katamari. \*_*/

3) Watching Keroro Gunsou from the beginning. Ah, such craziness.

4) Recent Planetside outtings with the multitude of friend-sans.

5) Learning how to make my own chili... still needs work, but I'll get there.

6) Programming MU* Toys (~'.')~

I'm only tagging the_horde, because he never posts and we all need a horde-post. Everyone else, consider yourself tagged by default. There it is, I'm a rule breaker.

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My poor brainmeal [13 Feb 2007|09:39pm]
[ mood | ow ]

For about a month now, a construction crew has been renovating our apartment building. The entire process has been a real pain for me, since they start at 8am, waking me up much earlier than I am used to. Sadly, years of being a night person means that I just do not function well before 10am... and for a solid month I have been one grumpy bastard. Then one day they rip out the windows and doors to replace them, leaving me in 19 degree weather for awhile. So then I got a cold and became even more grumpy. So, now they seem to be wrapping things up and have begun painting the building, and since I cannot escape my cave easily, I am having a nice huge fume headache right now. I hope they're truly done soon, else I will have to devour a few souls as repayment for my suffering.

Aside from that, things are slow once more. The majorly uber work project has wrapped up and we are beginning the phases for the next few projects in between bouts of vacation time etc. I still haven't taken any time off for working a few 60 hour weeks, but I haven't felt the need yet. For now, I think I shall retire to the living room and relax. z_z

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I'm not dead yet! [14 Jan 2007|12:39am]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I meant to write up something about a few other somethings awhile ago, but whatever all that was it has now since slipped my mind. I haven't posted anything because my free time since Mid-December has been spent with my brain in a constant state of flavored-oatmealness. <- New word!

Anyhow, if I had posted during the holidays and all of it's hustle and bustle, it would have looked something like this.

Day 1 - Two weeks til Christmas. Still need to buy gifts. Not sure where already bought gifts are.

Day 2 - No sign of gifts. Working too much, need vacation. Send hamburgers.

Day 3 - Snausages!

Day 6 - Lost three days somewhere. Maybe they're with the gifts?

Day 12 - More days missing. Working too much. Found gifts.

Day 13 - Christmas! Zomg!

Day 20 - New Years! Zomg!

Day 21 - More work. Haven't received hamburgers. Did you send them?

Day 24 - Life is now an unsteady of work, sleep, and a state of non-hamburgerness.

Day 30 - Can see the light. Do I go towards it? Here's a meme. *Which type of French Pastry are you?!*

See? Not very informative. Rather than going into details I shall just say that the Holidays were good, but could have been better plus one sibling. Work is doing its best to uber me, but I am almost clear. Back into the trenches I go!

PS - 60 Hours this week so far and 10 more to go!

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Holiday Update [26 Dec 2006|05:32pm]
[ mood | groggy ]

Christmas was fun as it usually is. Every Christmas Eve, my immediate family gets together for a wonderful home-cooked meal and a gift exchange. It's always a good time there, and it is definitely my favorite part of the season. Christmas Day is usually spent with the extended family, who are as crazy as everyone else in the family, so that's always fun. It usually involves more time in the car than I enjoy spending, but it only happens once a year, so whatevah. I got up this morning and piled in front of the PC to begin working, when one of my co-workers helpfully informed me that we all had the day off today and that I should just go right back to bed, so I did. Hurray! That's all for now, I'll update more when I'm feeling a bit more awake in the head.

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Thomas Dolby and BT [18 Dec 2006|03:44pm]
[ mood | blippy ]

popful and I went to see Thomas Dolby and BT at Center Stage Atlanta last Thursday. I wasn't a huge Thomas Dolby fan until about a year ago when Mail picked up a greatest hits cd of his. Since then, most of his songs have grown on me, and after seeing what he can do in person with 3 keyboards and other assorted gadgetry, I am now a huge fan. But rather than add more to Mail's own glowing review, I'm just going to toss in a link to video showing Mr. Dolby in action.

One of Our Submarines

Check out the rest of the series at his website if you like, it's all good stuff. Aaaah, retrotastic.

The Sole Inhabitant

PS - My favorite song is Flying North

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It almost makes Charlie Brown bearable... [12 Dec 2006|02:55am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

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[14 Nov 2006|03:24pm]
[ mood | hungrified ]

AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH!

I would just like this week to be finished to I can spend next week being horribly lazy, playing video games, and generally relaxing and enjoying the holiday. I've done so much database work in the past month that my brain is nothing more than a series of relational queries and mush. It's not your average mush either. It's the kind of mush you end up with if you let your fruit loops linger too long in the milk. A tasty mush, but mush all the same.

Work should be done for the day soon, and then I can switch to lazy frog mode and try to work my way through FFXII a bit more. I'll have more updates later, but for now it is lunchtime, and my pasta calls. :9

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A sickly update... [19 Oct 2006|09:14pm]
[ mood | sick ]

I'm not sure where the saying 'under the weather' comes from, but I am pretty sure that whomever coined that particular phrase was a very optimistic person. I think I was 'under the weather' on Monday, and by the time Wednesday had rolled around, the weather had firmly crushed me beneath its heels and kicked me under the couch.
The unwashed masses of Northern Georgia bestowed upon me some sort of alpine-themed plague. Perhaps I obtained it while meandering through the tourist hell that is Helen, Georgia... or perhaps it was while we wandered through a corn maze in 50 degree weather. Either way, I only wish I had the green mist following me about. If I'm going to be plagued, at least give me the visual effects to go with it.
I'm feeling much better today, and my brain seems to be able to form complete sentences, so I figured I'd post a small update. And there it was.

Current Gaming - Bully, Tales of the Abyss, Valkyrie Profile 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner... with more to come next week. I hate this time of year.

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[02 Jan 2006|07:01am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

It has been quite some time since I posted anything here even though I check my friend's list multiple times daily. So in the spirit of fairness and peer pressure, I've decided to lay off the laziness and grace LJ with my gloriously grammartasticless prose. As for the lack of updates, I have a few rules about what I will and will not post sometimes. Keep in mind that these rules are not really rules, but more guidelines for posting, and not so much guidelines as suggestions, or even something I just made up to save face.

1) No drama... unless it is funny. Whine-filled, hormone-laden drama is everywhere. If you want to get your fill of angst, go elsewhere. Like any proper, emotionally pent-up citizen, I don't air my dirty laundry in public, I keep it in huge piles hidden from view.

2) No self-praise... unless it is funny, which is usually isn't. I don't need to tell everyone how awesome I did at work, or how I finally filled my free sandwich punch card at the Local Healthy Sandwich Place. You don't want to hear it, and I don't want to type it. I'm not saying that you can't say how awesome you are in your own journal, but I've never felt the need to add +1 to my self esteem by posting lame attaboys in an LJ post.

3) No memes... I hate them, mostly because by the time I see them, everyone has already taken them and posted the results to their LJ. :(  That and no one gives a shit what kind of Harry Potter Candy I am, or 'If your sex life was a member of the Boston Pops, which instrument would you play'. No, I don't want to answer five questions about you just so you can do the same for me. I can barely remember five facts about myself on a daily basis, how the hell am I going to keep up with the rest of you? I'm doing good just to get the first letter of your names right.

4) No posts full of links to things I find funny. I've broken this rule before, and as I've looked through my own archives I've noticed one thing: None of this crap is funny. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I posted these things, but right now it looks as though I had a momentary case of the dumbasses. I love it when other people link stuff, and that's the main reason I visit my friend's page: to see what other people find amusing so I can keep up. Apparently I don't have the skill required to find funny things and link them before they're already cliched and/or not funny. Damn.

5) You don't care about my WoW characters. Why should I tell you how awesome I'm doing on my Warlock, or that I've stopped playing my hunter because everyone else and their elderly grandmother is playing one now? I can barely drum up enough caring to talk about my characters, much less write up an LJ post filled with amusing WoW related anecdotes and screenshots that may or may not show a PvPer humping my horribly mangled corpse.

6) My job is boring. I can barely explain what I do for a living without someone falling asleep immediately. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job, but putting it into words would leave you begging to read about how I filled my free sandwich punchcard at the Local Healthy Sandwich Place. Besides, even after 18 months I still don't know just what the hell it is I do.

That's about it for my rules/guidelines/excuses. However, the main reason why my LJ is silent is because I'm lazy, really lazy. Time spent posting is time I could have spent ubering something or someone, and that is just time and energy I cannot afford to lose most of the time. Not much has changed in that regard, but it's pretty easy to belt out a post while watching auctions in WoW, so here I am.

In the future, I plan on reviewing games that I play, of which there are many. However, I wouldn't expect reviews of games you actually want to play. I'll be too busy playing them to write up an entertaining review. The best you'll get is something like 'Play Dragon Quest VIII or you won't be popular.' Anyhow, if you're like me, you only read the reviews in magazines for the really bad games. I could really care less what some jackass thinks about Soul Calibur III, but when someone describes Big Mutha Truckers 2: Truck Me Harder as 'The only game that made me wish I hadn't sold Beyond the Beyond' it just makes me want to read on!

Don't look for too much personal information here,  I just hate writing about myself... mostly because I'm horribly boring and I don't need it confirmed in print. If you want to know how my personal life is going, send me an IM! My contact informat is conveniently listed in my user profile so all the spambots can send me all sorts of neat spyware.

In conclusion, bronze bars are a really uber way of making money. t('.'t )

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Attention Atlanta Peoples [19 Apr 2005|11:05pm]
[ mood | hyper ]

Saturday is a day of stuffage, and I am attempting to organize our motley band of misfits into an organized ubering machine! We have the final day of the FIRST Robotics Championship including Lego-based robots! Secondly we have Kung Fu Hustle that night! We're planning to attend both and spend the day inbetween and afterwards being the massive slackers that we are born to be! Any dull periods will be filled with either food, gaming, or both. Sign up now if you are attending so we can figure out how to bring everyone together! Maps will be provided later in the week! O_O

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MGS3 Secret Movies... [20 Feb 2005|03:12pm]
If you answer a bunch of trivia questions on Konami's Japanese MGS3 website, you get access to 4 secret movies. You really have to watch them as they are quite hilarious! My current favorites are 1 and 4.

Movie 1
Movie 2
Movie 3
Movie 4
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