Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Lock Up Your Sons! Kara's Too Cute!

Kara just turned 4 months last week so here she is in all her cutesy glory.

You Still Need To Obey The Sign

Don't let those doe-eyes fool you. Read the sign and you'll be safe.

Family Picture Time!

Here's the best family photo we've been able to get taken of us recently.
Sigh.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

From Parkas To Speedos In 60 Seconds

What the fudge is up with the weather this week? I go from freezing my soggy behind off at the pool party in Guelph on Sunday to feeling like I'm swimming through the fetid air of a sauna this evening at 11pm when I leave work.

I mean, come on.

I was just thinking the other day that I could take my air conditioner out of the window but nooo... Shouldn't it have gotten less humid with all of the rain we've had instead of more humid?

Matt?

This is weird. Matt Brouwer actually has a 360. I now have 3 friends on my friends list that I actually know in real life. Creepy.

You guys need to download Space Giraffe and then I can try to make sure that Garrett & I keep the score at the top of the leaderboards.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

An Oldie But A Goodie

This is funny, yet strikes sadly close to home.

WAAAY too close to home.

It's Bioshock Day!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!

I haven't been this excited in a long time. Seriously, it felt like last night was Christmas Eve and today I get to go and get my great big present. WOO!

The only downside is that I have to wait until around 11pm tonight when I finish work to seriously spend any time with Bioshock. Why didn't I book off THIS week instead of next week? Sigh.

But tonight I shall bask in the glory of Rapture...

4 Months Of Girliness!

So my little jellybean queen, Kara, is 4 months old today. She's already rolling at a 5 month-old's level, so she's destined to be in advanced classes when she goes to school.

Yeah...

I guess Julie is celebrating Kara's monthaversary by going to get her teeth cleaned and leaving me alone with the two little monsters, er, kids. I can handle Garrett just fine. I'm still getting used to the whole "How To Console A Screaming Infant" routine again. At least Kara's in a good mood this morning and... oh look... she just nodded off to sleep.

Hooray!

Our Dearly Deported

Grr. Don't you hate it when you have a great title for a post but no real content to go with it? I do.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Tuesday Can't Come Fast Enough

I'll never be able to listen to "Beyond The Sea" the same way again.

I haven't been this excited for a game in a LONG time. It's a shame I can't come down with Bioshock Flu on Wednesday :P

Monday, August 13, 2007

Now THIS Is Summer

I tell ya, this is what a perfect summer day should be. It's nice outside but you won't evaporate into a puddle if you step into a sunbeam. There's a gorgeous breeze out, birds are singing, the cicada are buzzing...

Suffice it to say, this is the kind of summer I could get behind. I usually grump about summer but this is just too nice a day to not enjoy. Top it off with the fact that I had the day off (yay) and spent the afternoon with Garrett in the local wading pool and all is well.

Now for an evening of gaming goodness (after a yummy barbeque supper) with some friends (not to mention finally trying out the Bioshock demo) and you have a perfect day.

Oh, and the Perseids are still shooting around, so even the nighttime will be nice.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Don't Pirate Games Or The Midget Gets It

Don't Poke My Tummy!

We went to a wedding yesterday that really set the bar for all weddings to come... in many different ways.

It was for the daughter of friends of ours from church. We went to the ceremony in the afternoon and it was a nice and short service. The only thing was, the pastor forgot to tell people to please be seated after the bride walked down the aisle so everyone just stood for the whole 20 minute ceremony :) Ah, we're such sheep.

We had a nice little visit with the parents of our pastor in the interim between the service and the reception. It's always nice to hear about how bad your pastor was as a teenager.

The we had the reception. It was a nice intimate affair... only 450 people were there... plus the wedding party of, oh, 28 people! Honestly, they had 15 bridesmaids and 13 groomsmen. Yarg.

As for the food, well, that was the best part. Started with buns and appetizers, then soup, then a fantastic salmon with spicy rice and Greek salad, followed by stuffed chicken breasts and rack of lamb and finished with a delicious cannoli dessert.

And, of course, there were the two nicest words in the English language: Open Bar. And what an open bar... If you could imagine it, they had it. Well, no Cristal Champagne, but otherwise...

We left before the seafood buffet and chocolate fountain started, but that was probably for the best. I was already stuffed to the breaking point and it wouldn't have been pretty if I'd been let loose on that.

Speaking of not pretty, the photographer and videographer were a textbook case of how NOT to film/shoot a wedding. Honestly, I've never seen someone more intrusive than the videographer. During the ceremony, he was standing there in front of the bride and groom while they exchanged rings with his camera right in the middle of them. All we could see was his skinny butt. And the guy wasn't even dressed nicely. He was wearing jeans and a blue t-shirt. His partner on the still camera wasn't dressed much better. She was in white slacks and a bright blue tank top.

We were joking by the end of the night that the videographer was probably dancing with the bride during her first dance just so he could get a better shot. Yeesh.

Friday, August 03, 2007

His Editor Needs A Machete

So after months and months and MONTHS of trying to slog through it, I finally finished Book 4 in George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice & Fire series last night. Yes, A Feast For Crows is finally ready to be returned to the pile of read books next to my bed.

I love this series but this particular book really tried my patience. It was just so dreadfully slow and, well, BORING that it took me since at least March or so of this year to finally read it. The sad thing is that the last 300-400 pages of the book are absolutely fantastic and right up there with the rest of the series. Unfortunately, you have to read 600 pages of the most mind-numbing plod through fantasy land to get to them.

It definately didn't help that during those first 600 pages only one of the characters was actually doing anything interesting. The fact that this particular book focused almost exclusively on the uninteresting characters, locations and events of the series didn't speed things along either.

I mean, Martin was somehow able to make Jaime and Cersei Lannister BORING! How do you do that?! Yeesh.

Ah well. The upside of taking so long to finish this book is that the next book, A Dance With Dragons, should be out soon (I hope). It has all of the characters and nifty places that I can't wait to read, so it should be worth the wait.

Now to go read some Edge Chronicles and the latest Artemis Fowl book to cleanse my palate.