Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wanted Dead or Alive!

I'm a vocalist of the highest order!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rock Band

OMG, Rock Band is teh awesome! I sang the hell out of some songs tonight. Especially when I unlocked Epic by Faith No More. Dude, that's a great song! I'm so glad Harmonix put it in the game.

Honestly, there are a ton of great songs in the game. I even enjoyed singing Dani California and Paranoid.

Anyway, I officially start at my post office on Tuesday, so you know why I'm not blogging or twittering this week. Fortunately, my route has a vehicle, so I don't have to find a right hand driver. I really got lucky on that one.

It's really time for bed right now. I don't want to go to sleep yet. Stupid work.

Oh, and Mario Galaxy is awesome!

The Club

I finally recorded a video for The Club demo that came out. I wasn't able to get it with my European gamertag because it was only for gold members apparently. Anyway, it seems like a decent game, although it's pretty shallow. The guns don't feel very significant when you shoot them, and enemies go down pretty easy. Otherwise it's ok. It's a rental, but that's about it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is my first official blog post from the new PC. It's so freakin' cool. I've been slowly getting stuff loaded onto it, like Skype and the Zune software.

I'm also slowly recovering from this damn upper respiratory infection. This shit came on with a vengeance. I'm still coughing and wheezing, but I feel a lot better than I did on Saturday and Sunday.

I played Undertow tonight. It was free from the XBLA starting today. It's not as bad as I remember it when I played back at the GSB event.

Anyway, I'm tired. Going to bed.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New PC!

Originally uploaded by Gemini Ace
We got our new pc from Dell today! I'm so excited! I've been messing with Vista and transferring files to it all night.

Vista is pretty cool so far. I guess I'll see how the file system works out. I have a lot of music, most of which I obtained...legally...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

What's Going On

Finally I'm in the mood to blog. Not that I needed to be "in the mood", but every time I've thought about posting I just didn't have the words all up in my noggin' trying to get out. I'm sure that makes a lot of sense. Oh well, fuck it.

Anyway, it's been a week since my last post. Basically (really and truly?), I went to the post office all week for orientation and training. Had to be there at effing 7 a.m. each day! (Why the hell do you have to be there so early!?) We learned about not running over kids, not backing over kids, and not fingering our mail. Especially while driving. You should never finger your mail while driving. lol! Try to keep a straight face while they're telling you that over and over.

Once I got home, I had the pleasure of also doing work for my current employer. I'm going to keep both jobs for as long as I can just in case the post office doesn't make with the hours immediately. You gotta stay prepared, ya know.

On the gaming side of things, I've been making slow progress in Mario Galaxy. Not that it's hard, but I just haven't spent a ton of time on it. What I have played has been excellent.

I also got the chance to play Scene It: LCA. Alana brought it over and we played a bunch of games. The achievements just drip from this game, which is awesome. I kicked their asses every time, too. Makes me feel like a man!

And finally, here's a sweet video of a game that mixes Mario with Halo. Pretty freakin' amazing if you ask me.

By the way, I'm trying to get the demo of The Club downloaded by using my European gamertag. So far it's just been available to gold members. But once that baby hits silver, I'll be taking some video and posting it. Good times...good times...

Sunday, January 06, 2008


I finally got my gamertag recovered yesterday. Then I put together my new Pylon Gaming Station (pictured above). It's pretty cool. It hold all my games, my Xbox, and my controller. Flippin' sweet!

I go for my first day of orientation at the post office tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous. Should be a breeze. I'm still looking for a right hand drive vehicle to buy. Craigslist was a bust. I'm going to keep looking.

Anyway, I have more to say, but I've been sick this weekend. More to come.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Try Again Later

Try again later
Originally uploaded by Gemini Ace
I can't recover my gamertag! This is getting ridiculous!

I was all set to blog about Super Mario Galaxy, but I'm too pissed about not being able to recover my gamertag.

I'm on the phone right now with 1-800-4-MYXBOX.

I chose account recovery and "Max" is trying to help me recover my account to an original Xbox. Big help even though I said "Xbox 360".

And now I'm on hold listening to Halo music, Geetar!


Drinking my rum and Pepsi...


Pause in the music. Thought I might get help...


Strange drum music...


I need a refill...


Someone answered!

He asked me what it said when I ran the test connection. I say, "I haven't run the test connection. I'm connected. I can't recover my gamertag."

He's looking at something...


Ok. First he told me my e-mail address is wrong. I have 2 gamertags. One is linked to my gmail accound and one is linked to my hotmail account. I tried changing to my gmail account, but that's the wrong one. So, we're back to hotmail.

I tried to download my profile. Got the same error again. Xbox Live signup is currently unavailable.

Now I'm trying to recover my gamertag. I'm typing it in as case sensitive. Gemini Ace. I was typing gemini ace. I didn't think it mattered. Let's see.

That didn't work...

I told him that I washed my memory card and it had my account info on it. Then I told him I just wanted to recover my account to my HDD.

Now he's saying that the recovery piece is down. Telling me to keep trying every hour. I asked for an ETA. He doesn't have one. He's processing something so he can give me an SR number. Apparently his manager didn't tell him the recovery part was down. Nice!

Man, I gotta take a leak...

I have my SR number. He's telling me to call back with this number and tell them I'm frustrated. I think I can do that!

Hung up. Taking a leak...ahhhh!

The worst part is I can't even log in locally to my Xbox 360. I can't play games and earn achievements under my gamertag at all. I'm totally locked out.

Talk about frustrating.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year

Well, it's officially the new year. It's been busy around here, but I'll try to bring everyone up to speed.

Alana's birthday was Dec 27th. We went to Winstar on Sunday to celebrate. At first we hit the nickel and penny slots. Then I finally found the high stakes slots. And by high stakes I mean $1 to $25 slots.

At first I won $30. That brought me up to $50. Then I played some more and lost the $30. Then I lost the rest of it! Sucks to be me. But, fortunately my Dad was playing a Hotter N' Hell slot game and won $1000!

Anyway, we recorded episode 50 of ACFriends the other day. It's pretty hilarious. It's kinda crazy how we've made it to 50 shows. It's been 2 years since we started the show and I still get e-mails from new people who have just found it.

Xbox Live hasn't been working for the last 2 weeks. It wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't washed the memory card that had my profile on it! I came home yesterday from Alana's and forgot to take my card out of my pocket. I tossed them in the wash. I realized it a few minutes later, but it was too late. I'm hoping it will dry and work again, but I don't want to try it until I know it's dry. Until then I've been trying to recover my gamertag from XBL. Of course, that's one of the things that isn't working right now. Fucking fabulous. It's not helping my gamerscore challenge, that's for sure!