Monday, December 31, 2007

Apparently I like to play games

Completed this year:

[LIST]
[*]Rainbow Six Vegas (360) 2-10-07 on Reguar Difficulty.
[*]Mario Kart (NDS) 2-20-07 on 150CC.
[*]Crackdown (360) 2-4-07 on Tough.
[*]TMNT (XBLA) 3-14-07
[*]GRAW 2 (360) 3-19-07 on Elevated Risk.
[*]GRAW (360) 3-26-07 on Normal.
[*]Guitar Hero 2 (360) 4-4-07 Easy
[*]Guitar Hero 2 (360) 4-7-07 "5 stared" Easy
[*]Viva Pinata (360) 4-14-07 (All achievements acquired)
[*]Guitar Hero 2 (360) 4-18-07 Medium
[*]Gun (360) 4/28/07 on Normal.
[*]Guitar Hero 2 (360) 5-4-07 "5 Stared" Medium
[*]Splinter Cell Double Agent (360) 7-17-07 on Normal (with Best Ending)
[*]NCAA Football 2008 (360) 8-9-07 Season 1 of Dynasty Completed
[*]God of War (PS2) 9-3-07 on Normal Mode (F'ing awesome game!)
[*]God of War 2 (PS2) 9-23-07 on Spartan (Normal) Mode with a final rank
of Spartan(Even F'ing awesomer game!)
[*]Halo 3 (360) 10-7-07 on Legendary (So what...he didn't make it? F that. Posted that during the credits. Seems he's A-OK!)
[*]Bioshock (360) 11-4-07 on Normal difficulty. Took me a bit to get into it, but was pretty fun in the end.
[*]COD4 (360) 11-16-07 on Hardened
[*]Orange Box - Portal (360) 11-27-07
[*]Rock Band (360) 12-24-07 Drums on Easy
[/LIST]

You're impressed aren't you. Yea...you know you are.
Actually, my list isn't very big (It's a good size!!!) If you'd seen some of the lists I've seen, you wouldn't think it's that impressive.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Highlights from the Cowboy vs Eagles Game

PICTURES

Editor's Note (Hey, that's Me!): This post would be alot better if I could just save the pictures from the slideshow and post them directly on the blog....but my bow staff skillz don't translate very well.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Funny Little Email

"To all of you who may be a little sensitive:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

For those of you who are 'thick skinned':

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

That made me laugh. Thought it might do the same to you. Nothing like some office humor, eh?

I also just realized that I need update the blog a bit. Seems Iv'e got about 25 posts sitting in "draft" form waiting to be published. Damn, I've got to pick a day and just update the damn thing. I've let it slide long enough. I'm sure my eager readers are as tired as seeing that Orbitz commercial on the front page as I am....you Liiiint Lickers.

Not really. I don't think I can get tired of that commercial.

Friday, December 14, 2007

What the hell is it?!?!

Finally, a little more footage on this movie. Looks like it could be pretty good.

Editor's Note (Hey, That's ME!)I really should of posted it when I first found the link....instead of Feb 2. Which reminds me, what the hell did the groundhog see this morning. Off to CNN.

Surprise Muthaf*&ka!

Color me impressed. ( I think you have to buy the big box of crayons to get that color. You know, the one with the sharpener.)

Tracking number
959154344305
Ship date
Dec 12, 2007
Estimated delivery
Dec 17, 2007 by 7:00 PM


Reference
1051212258
Destination
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Service type
Express Saver
Weight
8.0 lbs.



Status
At FedEx destination


Date/Time

Activity

Location

Details

Dec 14, 2007 3:44 PM

At local FedEx facility

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX



2:19 PM

Delivery exception

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

Customer not available or business closed - Signature required

6:42 AM

On FedEx vehicle for delivery

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX



5:54 AM

At local FedEx facility

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX



Dec 13, 2007 6:32 PM

At dest sort facility

DALLAS, TX



3:25 PM

Departed FedEx location

FORT WORTH, TX



12:17 PM

Arrived at FedEx location

FORT WORTH, TX



Dec 12, 2007 10:06 PM

Left origin

HARLINGEN, TX



4:02 PM

Picked up

HARLINGEN, TX



12:30 AM

Package data transmitted to FedEx

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I like this

It's easy and fun and yet hard to master. Worth your while if you're bored at work.




Games at Miniclip.com - Bloxorz
Bloxorz

Get the block to fall into the square hole.

Play this free game now!!

Now...I wait

Received just before 3 at the McAllen factory (or whatever) with no way to keep track. It's radio silence time, set to last...who knows how long. The service.xbox.com site still is f'ed. I doubt I get some sort of shipping confirmation email or tracking number since I didn't get one for the coffin.

Friday, December 07, 2007

...and off it goes

for the 3rd time.
Received the coffin on Thursday (surprise! it's waiting outside my door, not at the Managers Office)

Dropped it off at Fed Ex today before lunch. Guess it's time to give my PS3 some attention besides movies.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

THE DARK KNIGHT poster... jokes on us! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

THE DARK KNIGHT poster... jokes on us! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.


Not that I frequent AICN or anything (nor do I recommend doing such dastardly deeds), but this may be one of the coolest posters I've ever seen. It needs to be seen.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

What....the hell Microsoft

Call in the repair on Friday...and by Wednesday I get the free arcade games disk you promised me. That's quick service, but there's one small problem. My Xbox is still broken!

"EEEEE-DIOTS!"

How bout you get your shit together and send my the damn coffin!

It's like a slap in the face isn't it?

Quick Question

Are You Cool?


It said I was. Honest, it did. 1st try.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Microsoft....You Suck

Fucking piece of shit hardware.

That's gonna make 4 consoles I've had.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Another SNL Digital Short

This one's funny, like watching people get kicked in the nuts is funny. This Digital Short doesn't seem to be getting the mileage that the other ones got.


Watch it while it lasts.


Update from the future....the link will not work...you will need to go here, or here, or here.

Or below....(don't say I never did anything for you...)



P.S. The Giants will play the Patriots tomorrow in the Superbowl.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Orbitz Office #37

This...is pretty funny.

You lint licker.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Apparently, I like to work

....or just go to work.

158 hours of vacation accrued.

88 sick hours accrued.

1 personal day.


Oh and by the way, I've already cashed in 1 week's worth of vacation time for an extra paycheck...cause I would of rather used the money.

What the hell should I do with all that? I'll see my Dad or Thanksgiving and my Mom over Christmas, so I'll use some extra days there, but I've got some extras to spare. Don't really want to go see them now....I don't like my family that much. Plus, they all have jobs and lives to live, so I'd probably just get in the way.

Need suggestions on what to do...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Halo 3 as reviewed by Zero Punctuation

Great site with some very funny reviews of games. I just saw the Halo 3 review, but it looks like there are plenty more. The reviewer is "Yahtzee a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer with a sweet hat and a chip on his shoulder. When he isn't talking very fast into a headset mic he also designs freeware adventure games and does the occasional feature for Australia's Hyper Magazine."

I think it's worth checking out.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Swim at Your Own Risk...

It's Never safe

Funny stuff. Apparently people are afraid of the water. Good site to see wicked awesome (wait, where am I?) pictures of shark bits and shit like that.

Found this site thanks to Kevin Smith's Smodcast # 10. Very funny story on that one.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

When You Say Uncle Tom.....

do you think of me?

I officially became an uncle. Should I feel excited about this, because I really don't. I'm feeling kind of ambivalent about all this. Is it wrong that I actually don't really care? (Partly cause the mom is a crazy bitch....) Maybe it takes a little bit to sink in? Maybe I have to actually see the child in person....

Funny thing is, I could of know yesterday at 5:51, if I wouldn't have left my phone on vibrate in my bag. Oh well. Hope my brother enjoys the child support payments. That should make him even more bitter when he tries to compare paychecks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It's Alive!


Just call me Dr. Frankenstein....or you can call "Ahren" (I swear that's what his name was) at the Genius Bar (aptly named, by the way) Dr. Frankenstein. Either way, I'm happy. My iPod is up and running again. Looks like there was a loose connection inside.

I'm gonna have to start saving for a new one. I picked up the new 80 gig..er and it was thinner than my 60 gig..er. I imagine the 160 gig iPod is a little thicker, but I bet it's smaller than mine.

By the way, those new Nano's are freakin tiny. I swear I have a credit card bigger than those things. Very cool.

Death in My Family


DAMMIT! Way to ruin a great night.

It died on me last night, and I think my warranty expired at the end of last year. I'm stopping by the Apple store in the Willow Bend mall on my way home tonight to see what they can do.

I'm sad, luckily I have my 1st Gen Shuffle to hold me over. God forbid I actually have to pop in a CD.

P.S. That's not my hand/picture.

I R A HUGE KNURD



I actually felt stupid for buying it yesterday, mainly because of the cause, but when I got home last night and opened it, I thought it was money well spent.



It's bigger than I thought (Yes, that's what she said...ha ha ha...you're very funny)

It's well built. Not particularly heavy, but not flimsy either. It's solid. Does not feel cheap at all.



It's cool seeing Master Chief's helmet 6 inches from your face (That's what she said!...ok that one is kinda funny)

Very Impressive



Cool thing is it comes with a slip cover, and when you put it on over the helmet, it looks like a ninja.


P.S. Seeing that I didn't take these pictures, that I took them of the interwebs, it's come to my attention (AGAIN!) that I need a digital camera. I must be the last person on earth that doesn't have one. I think my AMEX points may be put to use real soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

God of War II


...and Penny Arcade summed up my thoughts perfectly.

Finally finished it today and couldn't have been more impressed. I can't wait until God of War 3.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Halo 3

Because Halo 3 is only a few days away.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Roots at House of Blues

Going to see The Roots tonight at the House of Blues, and I'm beyond pumped. Today's pretty much a wasted day at work, as I've gotten the bare minimum done.
I've been waiting on this show for a while now, and the past 2 days have just crawled by.

It's the second time I'll be going to the House of Blues. I went about a month ago to see Shinedown (who?), but that was more about checking out the place than the music. I think I may have had a post about....or I just never finished it. Gotta check.

All I know is that they better play "The Seed", or I'll be disappointed.

Tomorrow's another day I'm looking forward to, as A&M is playing Miami on National TV, and while I'm a little nervous, I really think we can win, which will help our teams confidence and really springboard us into conference play.

Halo 3 Museum Teaser

1st Ad

2nd Ad


It's now less than 1 week from the release of Halo 3 and I'm really starting to get excited about it. Here's the two Halo 3 ads on tv right now. I'm liking them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jobsite Photos

Not much to talk about, so I thought I would throw up some jobsite photos.

North Elevation: Taking a picture of the northeast corner. The east side is the main entry side. You can see the entry vestibule (the part that sticks out).
Taking a picture of the west elevation. Plaster will be going above the brick. Personally, I like the color of the brick.

This is the south side of the building. This side is the side that faces Highway 121. This side will have the pool.
Taking a picture from the southwest.
That's the exterior of the building. I'll try to remember to put up some interior shots later on.

Shoot...Me...Now


NerdTests.com says I'm a Kinda Dorky High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!


What's worse, my score on this test, or the fact that I took the time to take the test?

Friday, September 07, 2007

College Football



Cause I can't wait until tomorrow's games, first a joke.


A first grade teacher explains to her class that she
is a Texas Tech fan.
She asks her students to raise their hands if they
are Texas Tech fans too.

Not really knowing what a Texas Tech fan was, but
wanting to be liked by their teacher, their hands fly into the air.

There is, however, one exception.
Susie has not gone along with the crowd.

The teacher asks her why she has decided to be
different. "Because I'm not a Texas Tech fan" she reports.

"Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?"

"I'm a TEXAS A&M fan" boasts the little girl.

The teacher asks Susie why she was a TEXAS A&M fan.

"Well, my Dad and Mom are Aggie fans, so I'm an Aggie
fan too" she responds.

"That's no reason," the teacher says. "What if your
mom was a moron, and your dad was an idiot. "What would you be then?"
the teacher asks..

Susie smiles and says, "Then I'd be a Texas Tech fan."


HAHA! tceh sucks!


Now for some Coaches quotes that you may or may not have seen before.


"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any."
Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.

"Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas."
Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

"After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."
Bobby Bowden / Florida State

"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas

"When you win, nothing hurts."
Joe Namath / Alabama

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas

"If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, tide, roll!"
Bear Bryant / Alabama

"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
Woody Hayes / Ohio State

"I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation."
Bob Devaney / Nebraska

"In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
Wally Butts / Georgia

"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life."
Paul Dietzel / LSU

"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class."
Bear Bryant / Alabama

When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world.
"No, but you can see it from here."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas

"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."
Bear Bryant / Alabama

"There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line."
Matty Bell / SMU

"Lads,you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."
Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

"I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's."
Alex Karras / Iowa

"My advice to defensive players:Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor."
Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

"Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David."
Shug Jordan / Auburn

"They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces."
Darrell Royal / Texas

"Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"They whipped us like a tied up goat."
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: "Well,Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good."
Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State

"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."
Bobby Bowden / Florida State

"Football is not a contact sport-it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team:
"All those who need showers, take them."
John McKay / USC

"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."
Murray Warmath / Minnesota

"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"Oh,we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."
Darrell Royal / Texas

"We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."
John McKay / USC

"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad ."
Darrell Royal / University of Texas

"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football"
John Heisman

Kanye West's Graduation


First off, which is the correct album cover? I do like the first one more, as it keeps the continuity going.

Early listen to the album coming out next Tuesday (which I guess would make this sorta ice cold....but then it's been leaked for about a week, so we're back to being piss warm...all depends on your point of view, eh Old Man Kenobi?)

I've got Homecoming (with Chris Martin....Coldplay guy) stuck in my head and quickly has become my favorite track. Stronger is the single you've probably already heard. I like it, but then again, i'm not quite tired of it, as I haven't listened (scratch that, don't listen) to the radio all that much. Champion is another pretty solid song, although it's got a bit in the chorus that I can see getting anyong (Hello!). The song that really caught my attention though was Big Brother, where he raps about Jay-Z. Pretty cool song. I wasn't all that impressed with Can't Tell Me Nothing. Not even the remix did anything for me on the 1st listen. We'll see what happens after a few more spins.

Looks like Kanye's got another hit on his hands. I am curious to see if his CD or 50's will sell better next week. I haven't heard anything of of 50's new one, Curtis.

Strawberry's

Why the hell do they go bad so quickly? They last maybe, 1 day before they start to get all mushy and gross. Another day in the fridge and they start to get some sort of gray funk on them, which I would call mold, but I know that's not right.

It's almost a waste to buy them if you don't eat them that same day.

Fuck you strawberries for going bad so quickly.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

"That Looks Great, but Who are the Chefs?"



That looks great, but who are the "raidiers"


Linky to the official site. Let's see how long it takes them to catch that.


Stupid 'tards.

Even More Stupider Update:

Also not circled, "Ga e 4".

IDIOTS!

Monday, September 03, 2007

More Gameday Videos

There's a Spirit video 2007:It's been changed a little for this year.




2007 Team Entrance
: I know people rip on this entrance, but I kinda like it.



We Bleed Maroon music video
: (Cause Aggies everywhere haven't heard enough about this song)


You know what, I can't believe they actually played that at the game. This belongs at the bar at closing time or some shit like that. Hopefully it was played at halftime and not before the game, although I doubt it.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Death Sentence


Don't even bother with this one. It blows donkey.

There is a hilarious montage (We need a Montage!) of Kevin Bacon shaving his head (poorly I might add) and learning to use a gun. Pathetic.

Montana State Highlights



Well, here are the highlights from the A&M game. Good luck trying to figure out what's going on with the shitty quality. God I hate it when they don't televise games.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Does Anyone Else Think...

It smells like vomit in Dave & Busters? Last night I was at the one in Dallas off of Stemmons and in the arcade, there are certain spots you walk through that just smell like somebody threw up. It's fucking gross.

As a super fun side note that I'll use on him for a while (he would always win on the N64), I kicked my brother's ass at NBA Showtime 75-74. He was the f'in Orlando Magic, and I was the Knicks (it's an older game, and they're the only team I could remember being good before the timer ran out). Intense game. Very back and forth.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cause I Know Somebody Cares...

I was A&M, he was LSU.

Final score: boogieman187 10 vs. Volpride03 27

Statistics boogieman187 Volpride03
Rushing attempts for 14 3
Rushing yards for 22 -28
Passing attempts for 25 35
Passing yards for 195 242
Punts 3 3
Field goals for 1 2
Long field goals (40+) for 1 0
Times player went for two 0 0
Rushing touchdowns for 0 1
Passing touchdowns for 1 2
Returns touchdowns for 0 0
Defensive touchdowns for 0 0
Turnovers for 2 3
Interceptions for 2 1
Sacks for 3 5
Number of third downs 8 7
Third down conversions 1 1
Fourth down rushing plays 1 0
Fourth down passing plays 0 1
No-huddle plays 2 1
Audibles called 4 1
Hot routes used 3 4
Scrambles 0 0
Shotgun plays 26 36
Time of possession 10:33 9:31

Favorite offensive play book Texas A&M Tennessee


It was closer than the score seems. I was down 13-10, in the middle of the fourth with the ball, somewhere around the 30. I have my speed qb (Jerrod Johnson) in for a speed option play, and I let him keep it and take it upfield. He ends up fumbling and I lose the ball. LSU drives down and scores a touchdown.

Next possession, times getting critical, and I start moving the ball downfield by passing. I end up throwing an interception, which he ends up running back to the 2 yard line cause that's when my qb (McGee) finally decided to push him out of bounds (for some reason, it wouldn't let me switch to him). Of course LSU punches it in for the score.

Another close game lost for me. I fall to 1-4 in the league (I didn't think I was that bad), although I play tOSU next week, and he's arguably worse than me.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday...

Ok so 2 great shows make their way home on DVD/HD DVD today. Heroes, of course is the one getting all the press and is well worth your time. It's a great show, even if the finale was a little (lot) anticlimatic. If you can find it cheap (AMAZON) I highly recommend it. It's the new hotness (and LOST was sucking ass for a while, although it did pick it up at the end).


The one I'm really excited about and one that needs more attention is Friday Night Lights.


The underdog show of the 2006-07 season. It's gotten tons critical praise and if you watch it, you get +5 street cred points. It's the best writen and best acted show on tv right now. It's got a great price, 19.99 (for 22 "hour long" episodes).

A couple of small downsides. downside: It's broadcast in HD, but no HD DVD. They've replaced some music from the original airing and the set is a little light on the extras, but that was done to help get to the low price.

Do yourself a favor and go get this one. This show needs more fans. They even have a money back guarantee if you don't like the season. That's pretty sweet that they put up a deal like that. There's really no reason to get this.

4 days and counting....

and It's hard not to get excited for football season without getting too optomistic about the Ags' chances. Lots of experience coming back. The only rough spot is a brutal road schedule (Miami, Lubbock, Norman, Lincoln, and Missouri (fuck I don't know what city they're from).

Still, it's hard not to be excited when you've got this guy in your backfield.



1000 yards, 24 TDs for 2007 is his goal. Hopefully, he can surpass match/surpass that.

But if CFN is right, and we only win 27-14 against Montana State, then we've got major problems.


Montana State at Texas A&M 7:05 PM
Why to Watch: Montana State is no pushover. The Bobcats are coming off a good year, losing to eventual national champion Appalachian State in the playoffs, but on a national scale, they're known more for being the team that beat Colorado 19-10 in season opener. This is a solid, ranked team that'll need everything in the bag to have any shot of pulling off the shocker, but it has a good run defense and a potentially dangerous passing offense. A&M needs to come out roaring to kick off a light first three weeks of the season before traveling to Miami. Anything less than a blowout will get the Aggie nation grumbling.
Why Montana State Might Win: The Texas A&M pass defense will be merely average early on, and MSU will be more than happy to bomb away. Jack Rolovich, a former Hawaii Warrior, threw too many picks after taking over late last year after starter Cory Carpenter went down. They can both throw deep and they're both good enough to come up with a scoring drive or two if and when A&M gets up. The Aggies won't be able to relax even if they get out to a big lead.
Why Texas A&M Might Win: The MSU run defense might have been great last year, but facing the Aggie ground game is a completely different story. The O line appears to be the best yet in the Dennis Franchione era by far, and it'll take eight men in the box to deal with the running tandem of Mike Goodson and Jorvorskie Lane. QB Stephen McGee should be able to crank out short to midrange passes to his heart's content.
Who to Watch: Everything appears to be in place for A&M to have a big year, but there will be several close games and sophomore Matt Szymanski has to produce. Layne Neumann was a rock-solid kicker, while Szymanski waited his turn despite being a highly touted recruit and missing several attempts early on last year. The coaching staff wants to see what the kicking game can do and if it can be relied on. There won't pressure situation in this game that Szymanski will have to deal with later on in the year, so if he misses, the panic sirens will go off.
What Will Happen: The Aggie ground game will keep the time of possession in its favor in a workmanlike, unspectacular win. Montana State will come up with a few big passes to get everyone squirming, but A&M will always respond.
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 27 ... Montana State 14 ... Line: No Line
Must See Rating: (5 Hef wants you to take his place on The Girls Next Door, but you can’t because you have to watch this game - 1 Cavemen) ... 1


While I think that they're a little (A LOT!) off on the score, I don't think we should have a problem with this team. It is funny that they picked SMU over the techtards. I'll probably be at that game. Should be fun.

7:49 PM, I'm Back in Business

and by the end of the night, I go from this:





to this: (insert pic of getting killed by the VIP when I can find it)


Gawd I'm a little rusty at Rainbow Six Vegas

Anyways, UPS finally delivered my 360 at 7:49 last night. First off, I can't believe UPS delivered it that late. I sat around at home because I didn't want to miss the UPS man (that's fucking commitment baby!) and I didn't get a chance to go workout (aww...I'm sad...really I am).
Second, well I don't know if there is a second. Wait, yes there is. Total time from bricking my 2nd Xbox and getting my 3rd? (Died 8/10 about 4:30) 2 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours...ish. Not bad turnaround and no expense to me, but shit, I shouldn't have to return a video game console, let alone 2 of them.

Third, I finally got my notification (this morning) from Microsoft that they've shipped my console...


Dear Thomas * *&^%$, (Ha, that makes my last name look like a curse word!)

Xbox Customer Support Service Request ID #: 1041580962
Serial Number:907152473305

Good news, your Xbox console has been shipped! You can expect to receive it in 3-5 business days.

For your convenience, your shipping information is provided below:

Carrier Name : UPS
Carrier Tracking Number : 1Z05W3584220130557

You may track the status of your package using the UPS website and the tracking number provided above.

If you have questions, please go to www.xbox.com for the most up to date information.



Thank you for your business.


...so I've got that going for me, which is nice. Glad to see you jackasses are on the ball.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Best Monday morning in 9 months

Why?




Cause it's Game Week! Offseason is over. College Football is back!


I was so pumped that this morning when I was getting dressed, I was already debating with A&M Polo I would wear (see this post: Score!). It's a home game, so I'm going with Maroon. Now it's between the last years model, a.k.a. "new" or the old faithful one that has a 1-7 (I think) record. Yea, so right now I'm leaning towards the new (to me) polo and just retiring the old one.

Here's a little tsip humor to help get the smack talking started.

1. What do you call a drug ring in Austin ?
A huddle
2. Four UT Longhorns in a car, who's driving?
The police.
3. The UT Longhorns have adopted a new "Honor System".
Yes your Honor, No your Honor.
4. The UT Longhorns knew they had to do something for their defense, so they hired a new defensive coordinator:
F. Lee Bailey.
5. How do the UT Longhorns spend their first week at fall practice?
Studying their Miranda Rights.
6. What do you say to a Longhorn in a suit?
Will the defendant please rise?
7. If you see Longhorn football player on a bike, why don't you swerve to hit him?
It might be your bike!
8. The Longhorns employ scouts.
But to look out for cops, not to scout high school kids.
9. I heard a rumor that the Texas Department of Corrections plans build a new prison in Austin , Texas in order to allow Longhorns to walk to school.
10. What do you call it, when a Longhorn goes on vacation?
Time off for good behavior.
11. Why couldn't the Longhorn get into a huddle on the football field?
It's a parole violation to associate with known felons.
12. Obviously Coach Mack Brown is not paying his players if they have to resort to robbing people.
13. Book 'em, Horns!


Good luck to Montana State...you're gonna need it.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Well At Least "Brown" Has It Together


Sweet! Looks like my Xbox is on it's way back. Actually, it's currently in Dallas. I expect it to be delivered Monday (hello reason to leave work early!)!

Just got an automated message giving me a tracking number ( 1Z 05W 358 42 2013 055 7) for a package that has to be signed for on delivery.

By the way, copying down a tracking number by hand sucks. Damn those things are long. (That's what she said...wait, what?) I'm way to used to ctrl+c, ctrl+v from an email.

DALLAS,
TX, US
08/24/2007 6:39 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MESQUITE,
TX, US
08/24/2007 6:01 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

08/24/2007 12:15 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
AUSTIN,
TX, US
08/24/2007 7:51 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

08/24/2007 6:38 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MC ALLEN,
TX, US
08/23/2007 9:32 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

08/23/2007 12:30 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 08/23/2007 8:08 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Way to go Microsoft. A simple email telling me the tracking number would have been nice.
Fuck it. As long as you give me a quieter system that runs cooler, I'll be okay (funny thing, the spell check on Firefox says I should spell "okay" "tokay". Think I can start that trend?). Anyways, I'm dying to play Bioshock. Everybody I know will have finished it by the time I get to start it, which kinda sucks cause I hear the story is great and I don't want to be spoiled on it.

The other thing I need to do is get caught back up with my league games. LSU is my opponent this week (I'm pretty sure) , and he's leading the league I'm in. I'm sure I'll get my ass handed to me, and not just cause I'm out of practice. I've got to get some practice games in before I play him, so it's not too lopsided of a game.
Folow my ineptitude here at League Daddy. Take a guess on what team I'm using.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

SModcast

Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier have been doing a podcast since February. I guess I'm not as big of a fan of Kevin Smith as I thought I was since I let this thing slip up until now. Guess if I was up on things, it'd be called Ice Cold Chango, huh?

Bascically it's these 2 guys (director and producer, best friends )just hanging out and talking about nothing and everything (...all at once....). They ramble on and tell stories and to me, it's fucking hilarious. I've been listening to it for about a week, I'm on # 5 (they do one about once a week) and it's some damn good stuff. If you've got some free time or a long commute, I highly recommend it.

Another Saturday Spent Working...

or should I say "playing on the computer at work" (ex: this blog). Well, I guess I could actually do some work...but then what the fuck would I do during the week? It's boring up here.

Anyways, the good thing about being here is you can catch up on online videos and things like that.

Couple of new things worth noting:

17 minutes of Prison Break Season 3 Premier

While Season 2 was re-damn-diculous (although once my expectations completely bottomed out, I started to enjoy it), this little clip is actually pretty damn good. I'm actually kinda looking forward to this new season. Looks like a good setup to the season.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pre-Season 3 Episode

Very funny show that needs more love. I'm actually in the process of watching this one, but so far it's pretty damn good. Can't wait for the middle of September, which is coming up pretty fast. Damn this year is flying by. Have I done anything worthwhile?

Dear Microsoft...

Get off your lazy ass and send me back my 360. I know it's apparently been done since about Wednesday (probably earlier), cause your slow ass system updated on Thursday. Now send the muthafucker back to me so I can play Bioshock and NCAA.

Friday, August 24, 2007

This is some Good Ass Game!

Why ain't nobody tell me how good the game was.

God of War III for the PS3 became an immediate buy about 5 minutes into the game. It's that great. Depending on how the rest of the game goes, it may be one of the greatest games I've ever played. Lot's of action. Great story. Great graphics. So fucking violent and bloody, I'm amazed that it didn't draw attention from a Senate Committee. Grand Theft who?
For a PS2 game, the game looks great on the PS3. I think the upscaling on the machine is great, and once you turn on widescreen mode and progressive scan in the option menu (something I didn't learn until a few hours in, the game looks great. Very impressed with the work they did on this one.

Kratos, is a bad muthafucker, and my new hero. Seriously, Sam Jackson can just hand over the wallet right now. He fucking kicks ass and doesn't take any shit.

The bolsses in this game are huge and pretty freaking impressive. They're also fun to kill.


(NOTE: I'm not sure if all of these are from GOW, as some may be from GOWII. Still, you get the jist)

I guess this is the silver lining to having my 360 in the shop as I don't know when I would have gotten to play these

I'm hoping to finish this game soon as I badly want to move on to play God of War II.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Say Hello to "Short Side Option"

That's what I called my Fantasy Football Team this year. I like it, especially since it refers more to college football.

Here's the cast:

QB: Drew Brees & Tony Romo

RB: Shaun Alexander, Thomas Jones, and Lamont Jordan

WR: Torry Holt, Marques Colston, Dwayne Jarrett

TE: Jason Witten and Desmond Clark

Kicker: Shayne Graham & Olindo Mare

DEF: Dallas & Denver


Thoughts?

I basically went off the rankings that were in SI a few weeks ago. Receivers always give me trouble. I'm taking a bit of a chance on Dwayne Jarrett, but I expect him to be solid. Does Torry Holt still have it?

Here's to hoping that Shaun Alexander comes back strong this year. I also expect good things from Thomas Jones.

I hope New Orleans run last year wasn't a fluke, cause I'm gonna need Drew Brees this year. Romo also better keep improving.

I think Dallas defense should be pretty stout this year, if everything I've read on it (which actually isn't much) is true. Wade Phillips is letting them loose.

Anyways, the live draft last night was bor...fucking...ing. Gawd that sucked. 90 minutes I'll never get back. The people I'm playing with (LCVG crew) are kinda lame. I was purposely trying to stir it up, sometimes to no avail.

360 Console Watch....Day 8

Finally some change in status. This has to be the longest 8 days in the history of mankind (or just me...time).

Looks like I'm getting a newer 360 returned to me.
SN: 907152473305

If I'm reading that right it's BOD: week ending August 18, 2007. Factory #5. I'll have to look that up.

Damn, that's pretty new. Let's see how quickly I get an email notice that it's gone out.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Adventures of Matt in Holland or: Mr. Holland's Opus

The Adventures of Matt in Holland or: Mr. Holland's Opus

My friend from high school is in The Netherlands, The Hague specifically, for an internship with the UN at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

These are his crazy adventures (with pictures!).

*Not that many people will be interested in this one, it's more for me to have a place to put the link to his blog. Yea, a bookmark would probably be more practical, but then, what the hell would I put on here? Think man, think!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Score!


Last year's Coache's Polo shirt for 15 bucks. Got one in Maroon and one in White.
Thanks to the Nike Outlet in Allen.'
Maybe now I can retire my 2003 version....may it rest in piece.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Leaked Dark Knight Stills

Go Here.

Some of those you've seen, some are new. May be considered spoilers. I may upload a few of them when I get a chance. I'm heading out for the weekend.

Peace

360 Console Watch....Day 2

Day 2 of Microsoft having my console. (or Day 3 if you believe UPS, who had a signature for it on the 15th).

As of today, the status still reads:


Device: Xbox360 Hardware
Serial Number: 610970554806
Warranty Status: Out of Warranty
Repair Status: Device Received at Service Center


Looks like I won't be having it to play Bioshock. Shame.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Live at Radio City



This one came as a surprise to me as I haven't really heard anything about it until a few days before it's release. It's another Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds cd, which I guess is a follow up to the Live at Luther College cd they made, which happens to be one of my all time favorites (seriously, it's the top 5 for sure, and probably in the top 3).

While I'm sad to see one of my all time favorite songs on their (Satellite), but it looks like alot of the classics, including Crash, are on there and it seems that there are plenty of newer DMB songs as well. I was, however, hoping to see a "All Along the Watchtower" version with just Dave and Tim, as the DMB cover is probably my favorite (yes, it edges out Jimi's...)

Looking forward to giving this a listen as soon as I can clear out a few more Podcasts.

Dear Microsoft

get off your lazy ass and do something with my console. I know you've got it. Mitch Jones signed for it.

Tracking Number: 1Z 05W 358 89 4906 323 9
Type: Package
Status: Delivered
Delivered On: 08/15/2007 5:09 P.M.
Signed By: MITCH JONES
Location: DOCK
Delivered To: MCALLEN, TX, US
Service: 3 DAY SELECT
Weight: 8.00 Lbs

MC ALLEN,TX, US
08/15/2007 5:09 P.M. DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:22 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:17 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN


Now why haven't you done anything with it?

Device Information
Device: Xbox360 Hardware
Serial Number: 610970554806
Warranty Status: Out of Warranty
Repair Status: Empty Box Shipped to Customer


Your service.xbox.com site still hasn't been updated, and I don't feel like waiting on hold for 15 minutes just to talk to somebody with such a heavy Indian accent, that I can barely understand them.

I swear I'm this close (*holds up fingers like an inch apart...just so we're clear) to going to get a PS3 for $350.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ads

These, are fucking hilarious.

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 1



It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 2


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 3


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 4


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 5


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 6


I'm soo glad this show's coming back soon.

Go, UPS, Go!


So I barely make it to the store to drop of the console last night (I actually had plenty of time as the store closed at 7 and the website said 6:30). I get home and it's already on it's way to Fort Worth.

I wake up this morning, get to work and check the UPS site, and it's out for delivery to Microsoft of the factory or wherever they're taking it. Damn that was fast. I may actually have a chance at getting it back by next Tuesday's Bioshock Day!

MC ALLEN,TX, US
08/15/2007 8:22 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:17 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

HARLINGEN,TX, US
08/15/2007 7:19 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/15/2007 6:58 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

SAN ANTONIO,TX, US
08/15/2007 6:08 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/15/2007 5:07 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P,TX, US
08/15/2007 4:22 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

FORT WORTH,TX, US
08/14/2007 8:40 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

ARLINGTON,TX, US
08/14/2007 8:16 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/14/2007 6:48 P.M. PICKUP SCAN

US
08/10/2007 11:29 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Coffin Has Been Delivered....


Sweet, the coffin is here.

Let's track the repairs my 360 goes through as seen through UPS.

Tracking Detail Help

Your package has been delivered.

Tracking Number: 1Z 05W 358 03 1876 689 6
Type: Package
Status: Delivered
Delivered On: 08/14/2007 12:26 P.M.
Signed By: MCLAUPHIN
Location: RESIDENTIAL
Delivered To: GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, US
Shipped/Billed On: 08/11/2007
Service: GROUND
Weight: 1.00 Lb


Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
DALLAS,
TX, US 08/14/2007 12:26 P.M. DELIVERY
08/14/2007 6:35 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/14/2007 5:46 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P,
TX, US 08/14/2007 5:23 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/14/2007 5:00 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SAN ANTONIO,
TX, US 08/13/2007 11:35 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/13/2007 3:50 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 08/11/2007 8:24 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Plan is to get home early enough to get the package out of the Apartment leasing office, box up the console and take it to a UPS station tonight. I'm on a race to get the console back before Bioshock drops next Tuesday. Sadly, it's a race I don't think I'll win.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust....


EFFFF!

Turned on the console today to try out Jet Set Radio Future that I bought off of before I left for Houston. I also wanted to go ahead and leave feedback on the guy before it was too late.

It froze on the boot up screen. Turned the system off, then back on. Thought to my self, as I walked back to the kitchen, "Damn I hope the thing doesn't break on me". Turn back to look, and I see the 3 Red lights. Red Ring of Death.

Console # 2 (yes, my second) is dead.

Called Xbox Support imediately after, and after being routed to Microsoft India, I get them to send me the coffin. This should be fun to track.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Aggie War Hymn (Guitar Hero)

This may be reason enough to go get a PS2. There seems to be a pretty big mod scene for Guitar Hero on the PS2.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Gangstas! What's up guys.



McLovin, that sounds like a sexy hamburger


I can't decide which quote I like more, the one in the title, or the one directly above. Hilarious.

OK, this is probably the last movie I really want to see this summer (I never saw the previous Bourne's, so that rules out the last one until I see them) and it looks to be hilarious. Michael Cerra is a comedic genius, and you should know that from watching Arrested Development.

Now check out this clip...and it's probably NSFW.



I was dying laughing when I first saw that.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Funnier Gif

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

or

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Funny thing. I have a voice that screams this in my head, in either a little kid voice or an Asian voice (depending on which one I'm looking at) each time the kid does it. It's like a bad Aggie joke where you could keep me busy for hours (ok, days really) just buy putting these in front of me.

As funny at the Asian one is, the little black kid is still my favorite. Probably because of the little black kid voice that goes off on my head.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Better Line...

Messenger: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows
will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.


or

Messenger: Who does this woman think she is that she can speak among men?
Queen Gorgo: Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.


Probably my two of my favorite lines from this awesome movie.

SPARTANS!


TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!

I've got to say that the delivery time for Amazon was pretty sweet. I ordered it late last Saturday and I got it today, all with the free shipping option. Super Sweet!

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Dark Knight

New Teaser is out....and a new picture has leaked off of Why So Serious

Fah-king Sah-weet!

Here's the link to the trailers.

Medium
High
Best

Wait for the Joker's laugh near the end. Damn that's gonna be good.

I Can't Decide

Which picture I like better.
This one has The Zone in the background.

Same, shot, but this time, you can see the 12th Man TV in the background, and the screen is showing the same thing, so you have that cool effect where you keep seeing the same image, like when you can look into infinity when you hold up two mirrors facing each other.



Personally, I think I like the first picture better, although, when I first took them, they one with the replay board was my favorite.

EA Sports World Photos


EA Sports World Videos

That should take you to the website, where you can view the other photos and videos I've uploaded. This is EA's new feature for the year, and I think it's great. I just wish I could upload more photos and videos than they currently allow. Halo 3 will have this same feature, which will be great cause we have some really fun matches. They're even better if you can hear us talk about shit during the match.


Here's another one that I took, that I just think is cool as hell.

Go Jerrod Johnson.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

What's Funnier?

(besides the title)

The model falling, or the anchors laughing?

Dear Recruiters

You know how I know you're slimey? When you leave a message, you don't tell me who you're with or what it's for. You know who else does shit like that? The people trying to sell you a satellite system or people trying to sell you a credit card. Those fucking people who have a prerecorded message piss me the fuck off. I can't imagine who would even do business with you.


Also, don't act like you're my friend when I've never met you. You're pathetic. I'm not your fucking "buddy". I've hung up on you before. Take a hint, dooshbag.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wee Block

Another diaper change, another shower? You need a Wee Block! Just cover baby before diapering, and let the soft, absorbent dome catch your little guy's geysers. 100% cotton, machine wash. (Buy two, so you're never caught without.). Imported. Colors may vary. Due to health reasons, we are unable to accept returns on any opened packages.
Have you ever heard of this? I just saw it (No, I'm not actively looking for baby stuff....well maybe I should If what I hear about my brother is true...)
Still, I think this is hilarious...but then again, I still laugh when the ketchup (catsup?) bottle makes a fart noise.

You know what else, I think Dave Chappelle would be sad to learn that it wasn't digital.