Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fun with da wife

This week, I've been having a bit of a recoup from finding jobs and getting used to my new job. I think I like my new place of work, the people seem nice, there is plenty to do, and I don't feel useless, even though I do get frustrated with how much I don't know about their architecture and the limitations this puts on me.

In my home life I taught my wife how to play Mario Kart double dash with me this week, and we beat the flower cup on 100cc after three tries (won a bronze the other two)  I've also been showing her Zelda 64, Ocarina of Time. I'm on the Fire Temple right now in that game. She likes to watch. Today we went to Great America and got sick spinning on the rides (urp!) And also exhausted ourselves looking for a new house somewhere south (Fremont or San Jose/Sunnyvale area) I am right now working on a php and flash based logo design which, once functional I will encourage all my readers here to go tell their friends about but not yet. It is mostly done I just need to work out some kinks in the pre-shopping cart and make a nice page for logo designers to log in and submit logo images for us to sell/use. I think early on we may not even have a database. We might just do everything by email. No need to go grandiose with this until orders start flying in.

Lastly, and most importantly for this blog, I've been playing Lotro again, huzzah! I'm doing the Mirkwood quests and finding new ones and new places I never noticed the first time because I was in such a rush to level. It's also a very different experience with my captain (who has a npc helper) than my minstrel who does not. I'm prolly gonna save a couple of his levels for when the new area comes out since it will be lvl 61-65 I think, and finally I'm planning a horse race today with my wife and sister to get their horses for the first time.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Too Much Game!

We got Beatles Rockband in December as an early Christmas present. My then 2-year-old son fell in love with the game so much, that now all he wants to do is rock out. Guitar, Drums, and Microphones are pretty much the only toys he ever wants to play with.

Somewhere along the line, we stopped actually playing the game, and started to just listen to/sing/play the songs ourselves. I hardly ever play Beatles Rockband any more, but I am always singing the music. As I stopped to think about this, I realized that lately, every time the idea to turn on the game has come to my mind, I instead would prefer to just play my real guitar that I got, or just sing the songs.

The game is old for us. We can hardly stand to turn it on...yet we still love it.

Anybody have experiences where you entirely love a game, but you've played it so much you couldn't stand to turn it on again?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010