July 28, 2007

To my amusement. . .

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 2:55 pm

PSB got me Guitar Hero Rocks the 80s for my birthday, and I powered through medium level to make sure everything was unlocked. Song selection is pretty awesome for the most part, although some of the songs in the upper levels are a little lame.

What’s funny to me is, I got 100% (which gives you five GOLD stars - hot!) for the first time on two songs - “Because It’s Midnight” by Limozeen (the Homestar Runner created heavy metal band), and “Ballroom Blitz” by Krokus, a band that I didn’t believe existed, because who’s going to name their heavy metal band after a flower? (Besides me, of course.)

July 27, 2007

Photoshopped Pinball!

Filed under: HA! — Twin C @ 10:51 am

Very funny link from Something Awful, via BoingBoing.

July 26, 2007

I survived.

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 5:44 pm

I should have realized after the first drink that Tuesday was going to be unpleasant.

Monday night I had a birthday gathering, where so many wonderful people showed up - it reminded me of how lucky I am to have so many amazing friends. A lot of these friends wanted to buy me drinks, which was great. Except for the part where I found myself WASTED at 2:30 a.m., when I had to be up at 6:45 p.m., a mere four hours and fifteen minutes later.

I forgot to take into account that when I planned the gathering, to fall on my birthday, that the next day was the big honking meeting at work, the one that I needed all the Staples supplies for. I was practically late to my own party trying to get everything set up in time, but managed to squeak out just in time.

So I passed out after eating a snack and taking some Excedrin, and somehow managed to wake myself up right at 6:45 (I had asked PSB to set her little travel alarm for me, but she misunderstood and set it for 8 a.m.), still kinda drunk, but functional. I got to work on time, got the meeting set up, and somehow never got the horrible headache or nonstop pukiness that I certainly deserved. Everything was passing rather quickly in the other direction, but that was fine, compared to what should have been happening. I got through the meeting, made sure that the evening reception I had set up was running, and then headed home, where I laid on the couch for six hours, too hopped up on caffeine to sleep, but truly exhausted.

Yesterday was much easier - there was another meeting, but it was much smaller, and already completely set up. All I had to do was lead them to Ripley’s Believe It or Not in the late afternoon, and then to dinner after that. Ripley’s was about as much fun as I thought it was going to be - lots of weird, fun stuff to look at. (I was hooked on the old TV show with Jack Palance years ago. I never really watched the one with Dean Cain though - I don’t think I had cable at the time, or we had steal-per-view and that wasn’t one of the channels we got.) Dinner was at Cafe Centro, across from Naples 45 in the Met Life building, which was delicious. They’re running the Restaurant Week special this week, so I had yellow fin carpaccio, a tiny filet mingon with some lobster, and an amazing chocoate cream pudding. I left dinner a litle early, so I could head down to the Bowery Ballroom, to catch They Might Be Giants, who put on a great show, as usual. I think I’ve seen them 35 times(?) and I can only recall one time where I didn’t love it, and it was because John F. was looking very upset on stage, and you couldn’t hear him playing. (Rumor has it there were major technical issues, and the Johns had been fighting in the back.) The theme of the evening was “The 90s”, so they played some stuff we haven’t heard in years. Next week I’ll be back again - they’re doing a “Horns Extravaganza”! I hope to hear Doctor Worm in all its glory.

Today my manager gave me a present - I get tomorrow off! Hooray! Poker and TV all night! I’m not quite ready to drink again.

July 23, 2007

Oh, by the way. . .

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch!, Burns — Twin C @ 3:38 pm

Happy Birthday To Me.

Other Twins, you blow for making me have to post this myself.

Twin D called me this morning at least, and Twin A just Im-sang to me.

I’m 36. The number looks weird.

Does it count since I still feel like I’m 14?

An article for my degenerate side:

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 10:15 am

The Psychology, Design and Economics of Slot-Machines.

Via Slashdot.

Staples loves to screw me.

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 8:48 am

The supplies I ordered last week for a HUGE meeting tomorrow have disappeared.

They are completely MIA. The shipping guy downstairs said “They’re not coming in. I don’t know where they are, but they’re not coming here.”

This means I now have to go next door, to the Staples Express, in the hopes that they’ll have everything I need. If not, I have to keep Staples hopping until I find everything.

AWESOME! And it’s so nice out today.

July 19, 2007

Tattletaling was never this satisfying.

Filed under: PolenPoker, HA!, Burns — Twin C @ 8:11 pm

Some little punk at a poker table online was sore because he lost, and chose to start messing with me. (I might have instigated him a little.) The sites are pretty good about blocking offensive language, but this guy used some spaces inbetween his letters, and called me a “f a g got”. This pissed me off, as I don’t give a crap if you insult how I play, but once you get personal, and use a disgusting slur, I’m mad. He also had the audacity to say that me calling him a jackass (which, coincidentally, the poker site doesn’t block) was on the same level as him calling me a faggot. So I copied the section of chat in which he insulted me, and sent it into Support, and I just got an e-mail back saying his chat was banned.

Fuck you, jackass!!! I’m the one laughing now.

UPDATE: It appears that I have received a warning for using the term “jackass”, which I apologized for, reminding them that it is similar to “donkey”, a common poker insult. Regardless, my chat wasn’t banned. Whatever.

July 18, 2007


Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:59 am


July 16, 2007

Uplifting commercialism fact of the day:

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 4:56 pm

(via a wedding myth quiz I just took on MSN)

The first recorded instance of a man giving his bride-to-be a diamond ring was in 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Hamburg gave one to Mary of Burgundy. However this was only an occasional occurrence among royalty and the extremely wealthy–hardly what would be called a “tradition.”

It wasn’t until the 1930s, when the South African diamond company De Beers tried to boost sales by working with Hollywood starlets and movie studios to promote the concept of presenting a diamond ring as part of a marriage proposal, that the idea started to catch on. In 1947, De Beers launched their highly successful “A Diamond is Forever” marketing campaign, and convinced men that they needed to spend two to three months’ salary in order to present their intended with a suitable engagement ring. Today, approximately 75 percent of engagements include a diamond ring.

July 14, 2007

Yip yip yip yip yip yipyipyipyip uh huh uh huh

Filed under: PTV, HA! — Twin C @ 7:26 am

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