Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wow! What a Ramblin'

I don't blog very much, I guess. Maybe it's cuz I don't have much to say? Hey, I'm new at this! It's time for The Office, I'll be back to finish this masterpiece later..


I don't watch that much TV. I usually just watch Lost, Smallville, The Office, and Heroes. We don't have cable and haven't missed it enough to get it yet, though that may change.

Some more films I've seen lately for the first time:

Lady in the Water. I'm not really an M. Night Shyamalan (I had to IMDB that spelling) fan, but I enjoy his plot twists. It will be interesting to see what he does with Avatar, since I am a big fan of the show.

Little Miss Sunshine. Fantastic acting by the entire cast! Also a nice role change for Steve Carell. Double thumbs up.

Snakes on a Plane. What a fun movie! Ridiculous and exactly what you expect from the title. What more can you ask for?

Flushed Away. Nice animation, but I found myself liking the support characters more than the main ones....I love the slugs and frogs!

Thanks for the plug, Stu! I'll do my best to post more interesting material than these silly TV and film reviews.

I should mention that I watch most of these movies while working. Understandably, I am not fully concentrating on them and sometimes miss little things. Oh, speaking of work, check this article out! It may illuminate a bit more of the Game Industry than you previously knew... The only thing I'd add to what the article says is that these work conditions are not the same at every company. The article mentions this, but it's a big part of where you work.

I don't really want to vent about work here, isn't that what the water cooler is for? =) I'm actually becoming more and more involved with "extracurricular" activities at work now. My wife is somewhat confused and isn't quite sure if I actually DO any work while I'm at the office anymore. I'm a member of the Artist Gallery Committee, Sculpting Club, Character Club, and participate in as many Figure Drawing and other art classes we offer at work. I figure, mise well take advantage of the big budget whilst I can, eh? I'm excited to break in my new easel and practice mixing paints, because my color mixing is akin to a blind man's ability right now. Is it bad that I've only ever painted "on the computer"? The demise of the modern artist...

Speaking of which, my wife is an awesome photographer and is working on a computer from the Mesozoic Era. The fan begrudgingly squeaks and shudders at startup, while her volumous 512mb of RAM propels Adobe Photoshop at elephantine paces. I'm going to go ahead and make up words here. Maybe someday I'll be regarded as the Bill Shakespeare of the Digital Era. Anyhow, my wife's photography business has generated a good amount of income. Soon she will have enough to buy another computer with an estimated lifespan of 2 years!

Does anyone play Counterstrike: Condition Zero? Yeah, I know this isn't 2004 anymore, but I still love that game. Eventually I may continue on to another version, but for now I'm still on CZ. I think it may have something to do with my lack of funds to toss into a silicon card with wirey thingys and a GPU on it. I'm in a Counterstrike clan that plays for fun only. Our server is G-rated and for ppl who just want to have fun and not be hassled or have to listen to immature or annoying chatter that can happen on other servers.

PS. Remember that I'm a total geek? Sometimes I wish I were a smart kinda geek, but really I'm just geeky. I don't know THAT much about computers, programming, or Lord of the Rings. However, I am totally excited for Spiderman 3 tomorrow! EA bought tickets for employees, guests were $8. Alissa really didn't want to find a babysitter because we are going on a Top Secret anniversary outing all Saturday and leaving the kids with some friends for the day...thanks, Melinda and Jacob!

This is really long. I don't know if people really read this much. If you are still reading, please stop. Go to the bathroom or something. Seriously. I'm going to get a drink and blow my nose, not necessarily in that order.


Alissa said...

dude. ramble much?

that was like 3-4 blog entries all horribly segued into one.

p.s. love you.

m3ng said...

I'm new at this! =( I think I need more pictures. No one likes reading books without pictures!

dastew said...

Yeah that was long. By the way since when do I spell my name stu? I'm going to take back all the nice things I said about you. As to Counterstrike, no I don't but I still enjoy Unreal Tournament 2004. If you ever want to play let me know.