Tuesday’s Mild (Not Really)…

(thanks, DonFabrizio!) 

Well, it’s supposed to be messy tomorrow, weather-wise (snow, rain, sleet, no Santy Claus), so I’m preparing by waking up with a massive headache, taking too long to get out and about and figuring out how much catching up I need to be doing on a bunch of work. Well, it’s not all pain and suffering here, folks. I did get a nice item to review in the post yesterday, so that will be keeping me occupied for a tiny bit. As I’m not doing anything for Thanksgiving (still no kitchen here and the recently scraped ceiling is peeling!), I’ll see if I can get a post or two up at some point from an undisclosed location. Or hell, one that has working wi-fi (shakes fist at Starbucks and their slower than should be tolerable or not working at all connections).

Okay, enough griping – I have stuff to do. My headache is gone, at least.

So, How Was YOUR Day?

kitchen nightmare 
Fine? Good for you, then! Oh, how was MY day? Hmmm, let’s see now… I hung around at home all day because the kitchen needed to have a little issue dealt with. I was planning to head out early this morning to go to an event because this stuff was supposed to take place tomorrow. Boy, was I surprised when there was a posse outside with all sorts of fancy and not so fancy tools and such. Well, phase one is complete, but there’s still a long way to go as you can probably gather. The asbestos cleanup seems to have gone fine, but now I need to wait for the wall and ceiling to be completed by the plasterer and painter. Of course, with the other renovation work that’s going to go on here next week (and probably into next year), I’ll be wanting to sleep under my bed instead of ON it. I was a wee bit too stressed to write up anything entertaining, but I think I’ll be okay tomorrow.

Of course, tomorrow I have a press event downtown in the evening, which will be great for two reasons. Seeing cool stuff to scribble about and there’s going to be food there, which means since I can’t use the kitchen here for a bit, I can at least get out and get a meal and not need to worry about paying for it. Not that I’m cheap, mind you. I’m just trying to save a bit of money over the next few months…

kitchen nightmare (1) kitchen nightmare (2)

A Day Early, A Dollar Short!

GYAAAAAH. So, we were supposed to have a big asbestos abatement TOMORROW here, but guess who showed up A DAY EARLY? Yup. Anyway, no big posts today because I’m stuck here with a big box tent in the living room, no access to the kitchen (but stuff has been moved out, so the fridge is safe) and no wi-fi at all. Bleh. There were no posts yesterday because I was moving furniture around and had a meeting in the afternoon followed by CES Unveiled in the evening (where I got my pants ruined at the end when someone dropped a hot Sterno can and I got splashed from about ten feet away. Oh well, it was to be expected with the month I’m having so far. But I saw some fun stuff and will write about it soon.

Ha. I wondered why I couldn’t sleep well, popped up at around 2am and started moving more stuff around in the living room. It’s a good thing, too. Okay, off to banging my head against a wall as my kitchen gets the big work done. If I can get out of here later this afternoon or early evening, I’ll post something else, as my inbox is PACKED. Okay, back to the land of destruction. I could use a more productive week, that’s for sure. Hmmmm… I sense a theme here in these last few posts.

Not a Slow Day, But a Busy One (For Tomorrow)…


 

Wait, did I give part of this title to a post already? Eh, no matter, although it does feel like Déjà Vu… Anyway, between my loading up a bunch of files for the coming week’s onslaught of work and some wi-fi sluggishness that lasted most of the afternoon, I didn’t get much done today. Still, it’s good to have a path to er, victory(?) or whatever. I did watch the 1940 version of The Thief of Bagdad for an upcoming blogathon, so you’ll be seeing that go up soon enough. Monday will be a busy one and I’ll be the busy bee buzzing through it. Of course, there’s a fly in the ointment in the form of some maintenance guy stopping by to take care of some very minor water damage in a wall here. But that job shouldn’t last past noon unless he’s REALLY careless and clueless. Then again, this IS Parkchester, the place where they paint fences without trimming bushes back, so… we shall see…

Must Be An Internet Holiday or Something…

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Hmmm. So, here I sit with a sloooooooooooooooooow wi-fi connection, a just-dead wireless mouse, a full inbox and a nice hard table I can bang my head against, except I’m in a public place and I think the other people around me would want to go first with that head-banging stuff. If it’s because there are too many people using the signal here, I’d like to vote the wannabe “model” with the stack of fashion magazines in front of her “studying” how to get her dream job, the really funny guy who shows up daily with a HUGE stack of lottery tickets to fill out based on some numerical formula (it seems he’s trying every possible combination as it seems he fills in at least 100 cards a day) and the kids using library PC’s for gaming or facebook (when they shouldn’t be doing either during school hours) right off the island so I can get some work done.

(Thanks, DeSilvatron!)
 
Grrrr… back in a bit. That I’m even getting THIS post up (it’s got no images, so it’s easy-peasy) is a good thing, but I’d actually like to run something more… substantial.

Sluggish Sunday Seems Sensible. So Slowness Simply Slides…

(thanks, “Gerry Anderson”!) 

Thunderbirds aren’t GO! Today’s a gloomy mess outside and I’m in no mood for foul weather. Anyway, my brian has some clouds stuck in it temporarily so there will be a distinct lack of interesting things to read outside of this post. Well, until tomorrow. I’ve been a bit busy dinking around with Destiny and I’m finally getting back to writing the review I’d started just after the launch because this is a game that shouldn’t have been reviewed at all until about three weeks to a month after its release.

I also finally got my paws on one of Sony’s Wonderbook titles and… it works wonderfully. However, they totally screwed up what could and should have been an interactive book series that brought titles to life for MORE than just the kid market (or more precisely, the “Parents who buy this stuff for kids who don’t buy it because they don’t work for a living” market). To date, there are a mere three US releases and one title that only got a European and Australian release. I also have a few movies to write about, some books to review on the way and some other stuff some PR people have been promising to hit me over the head with is incoming, so it’s not as if I have nothing to do, folks. I just need to get my motivation revved back up to do it (and promptly, at that)…

Back in a bit…

Good, Housekeeping!

(thanks, dirtyworkUK!)
 
Well, maybe this is actually more of a generic post to say Sunday will be slow for them. Posts, that is. I’m doing some away team stuff today (playing Destiny at a friend’s place for a review using his speedy connection and PSN account) and generally keeping a low profile because it’s a busy week ahead and I want to expend as little energy as possible today. “But what about Destiny?” you ask? “Isn’t it EXCITING?!” You ask? Um… welll… it’s FUN, don’t get me wrong, folks. Oh, you’ll see in my review later this week. I do like it so far, but to quote a certain fake Harry: “A man’s got to know his limitations…” Anyway, back in a bit. Maybe I’ll even get in another post today if I get back early enough to ramble about something.

Hump Day? More Like “Hmph” Day…

So, the saga of sluggy-ass internet continues today. I woke up later than usual (it’s all Tales of Xillia’s fault!), mucked around the home for a bit (hey, my peppers are coming in and needed some care) and by the time I finally decided to get out and get some air and some work done, it was later than usual and the wi-fi here was still terrible. I’ve been trying to download Sword Art Online for the Vita since LAST WEEK and have been thwarted at every attempt. I’m gathering part of this is due to the Vita itself, as I can download PC games from Steam, Desura, GOG.com and other sites with no issues. Of course, PSN must be extra busy as well, but even still, I’d gotten many digital games from there and had almost no issues whatsoever. Damn gremlins! Anyway, short posting today, as I’m in the middle of a few movie reviews for the site and a few upcoming blogathons.

My inbox wants me to post MORE stuff, but given today’s signal strength (Low!) and the fact that that signal is dropping in and out, I think I’d rather not go nuts fighting with the internet any more than I need to. Looks like tomorrow will be a bright and early kinda day for playing catch up.

Back in a bit… maybe.

This Sunday’s Kind of A Drag…

(thanks, CoolCoolMovies!) 

Oof. Well, today was kind of non-productive on a few levels, but that’s probably a good thing. I’m still toiling away on a bunch of stuff (some reviews, a few post CE Week articles and some brief impressions of a few games I saw recently), but I have a kind of kooky week coming up and am conserving energy for some of these events. As the weather folks say it’s going to be a bit of a thunderstorm-y start to the week, that means I need to break out the broken umbrella and keep my paws crossed that it survives the early Monday morning trek I need to make.

As for that clip above, it serves double duty as description and hilariously violent reminder that there was a Punisher movie (from 2004) I’d actually never seen before last night. I found it to be pretty terrible overall (a lack of dialog, humor that doesn’t work properly and some odd casting choices make it more “interesting” than watchable), but you do get to see John Travolta’s evil Howard Knight character get bumped off in a really creative manner. Hey, I was laughing through the bulk of the action scenes here and while the film is quite heavy on the carnage, it still doesn’t beat The Punisher: War Zone for pure nastiness and mean-spirited (or REALLY over the top and hilarious) violent content. Not that I’m in a violent mood or anything, folks – bad movies of all types just make me laugh a lot when I need to…

Hmmmm. I think I need some ice cream or something… back in a bit.