Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meat Over Here!

My in-laws bought me a grill for my birthday. I fired it up last night and cooked thick steaks on it. Ahh, animal flesh, you're so delicious!

We also played a bunch of Left 4 Dead on Sunday and Monday. It's been really fun. We have now started pointing out everything as if we're living in the game.

Pills over here!
Lighter fluid over here!
Rabid monkeys over here!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Friday was my birthday. I'm only 22, although some would say I look like I'm 34. To those people I say, "stop looking at my driver's license, dick!"

The peeps at work got me a cake and took me to Chili's to eat. It was fun. Well, as fun as you can have without alcohol and/or with your pants on. As we all know, the only fun I have is sans pants.

I worked last night and now we're about to go eat with my parents and sister. Should be fun! I hope she got me something good. My prediction is Left 4 Dead and possibly something else. Of course my parents already gave me the Flip video a few weeks ago.

That's really how I like to receive my presents. Immediately.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Good!

Had a really good weekend on Saturday and Sunday. I played a bunch of Gears of War 2 multi on Saturday morning, followed by registering for the baby shower at Kohls. Then we came home and took a nap. All that scanning really wore us out!

When we got up, it was all about the baby's room. We got the bed put together and stuff. It's looking really cute in there. All puppy-themed stuff. Hopefully he likes dogs. Not that he has a choice! We stayed up till like 2:30 in the morning doing stuff. Good times with the wife.

Sunday I went to Alana's house to record and play some games. The show turned out really good. Almost 2 hours! Then we played a little Gears 2 and Left 4 Dead. I think I've turned the corner on L4D, to the point that I wouldn't mind buying it. I still think it's a little light on the features, but the new Survival mode was really fun. Of course, in order for all 3 of us to play together, I have to buy a copy and be online. Still kind of chaps my ass.

I'm in the market for a copy of Wolverine for the Xbox 360. Just waiting to find a sale or used copy. I'm not paying $60. It's against my religion.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flip Video

On Mother's Day, after we ate and saw Wolverine, we ended up at Best Buy. My parents went ahead and bought me my birthday present, a Flip video camera. It's pretty awesome!

Monday, May 11, 2009

X-Men Origins Wolverine

We saw Wolverine yesterday, so I'm going to write up my little mini review. There are spoilers ahead, so be warned!

I went into the movie with very measured expectations of what to...well...expect. I had read a bunch of reviews, tweets, and spoilers, so I knew that this wasn't going to be X-Men 2. Therefore, I was honestly prepared for the worst, but got something better.

The plot wasn't terrible. I think it mostly made sense and held itself together pretty well. There was a reason for everyone's actions and they didnt' feel forced. I enjoyed the action a lot. It was worth the price of admission to see the entire helicopter sequence alone.

There were a few points that bugged me. First, the Blob. Is it not possible to translate a 2nd string villain to the screen with any success in these movies? X3 reduced the Juggernaut to a punchline, now Wolverine does the same thing to the Blob. He has an eating disorder? Really?!

The idea of adamantium bullets is pretty ridiculous as well. I do see why they chose that route since it is a bit more dramatic than somehow giving Logan false memory implants. You can tell that it was something that had to be written in to tie up some loose ends. It was silly but not a movie killer.

Overall, I think it was a good action movie. In regards to the X-Men movies, it comes in 3rd. It was much better than X3. It sucks that they didn't utilize Ryan Reynolds more as Deadpool. And for a comic nerd like me, even I had to look up who Agent Zero is. Not to mention Dominic Monaghan's character.

I hope the inevitible sequel will have Wolverine in Japan learning the ways of the samurai and falling in love with Mariko. Of course, we all know the how likely they are to stick to the source material.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother Lover

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Gigantor

It's Friday and you know what that means. Going to the doctor to look at the baby! I've been teasing Rhea that he's going to be up to five pounds this week. Well, come to find out that he's up to 5.4 pounds as of today! That's like double from the last measurements they took a month ago.

We've taken to calling him Gigantor. LOL! Actually, the name we decided on is Rhys Edward. He's going to potentially be here in early June. That's a month! It's gonna be so awesome.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

Uncanny!

We didn't make it to see Wolverine this weekend. We had tickets for a Friday twilight show but didn't make it in time. I'm not too worried about it, though. I think we're going to go see it next weekend for Mother's Day.

I'm totally measuring my expectations for Wolverine. I've read a bunch of reviews and spoilers so I know what I'm getting into.

I did play the demo for the Wolverine game and it's awesome. I want to sell my copy of Street Fighter IV so I can buy Wolverine. I think I might put it on eBay tonight.

In other news, Mik from The Fanboys created a logo for The Uncanny Gamers and it's awesome!

Also, since learning that changing themes on blogger is pretty easy, I updated my No Pants Till Monday blog, which until now was nothing more than an empty space. I created it just for shits and giggles. I'm now going to try to put Rock Band related stuff there. Cool videos. Maybe some news. Nothing major. Just some Rock Band love.

Once I get an extra $10, I may buy that URL.