Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yeah, we're done here

So, the blog here is officially going on long term hiatus. It's been a good run this time around, but I am pretty much done with this format.

So. If you really want to, follow me here.

And I generally have some pictures here.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

What is this November of which you speak?

Ok, who let it get to November? This is just ridiculous. Especially as I can't be bothered to even remotely keep up with the things that I need to. And there are. Things. That need to be kept up with. Or was that Jones's? I have a hard time telling them apart. The things. And the Jones's.

G had a pretty good birthday. He now has 2 foam swords. And he is not afraid to use them. Well, ok maybe a little afraid as there is a core that runs through most of the sword except for the tip and he's afraid the tip will tear off if he's too violent with it. So he as 2 foam swords that he's only moderately afraid to use.

We did have a good time at the Community musical, The Magical Adventures of Merlin. There were some magic tricks and some songs and some Arthurian nonsense. Plus it was right around an hour long. Which was just about right.

Watched Iron Man 3. That series actually seems to get better as it goes along. Weird...

I didn't actually make it all the way through The Shining. First it was a full screen edition (which is now incorrect thanks to widescreen tvs) and it was pretty badly scratched and I just wasn't as into it as I could have been. Kind of sad really. Still pretty eerie in places though. For the bit that I watched.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Honestly that's about all I've got. Hope you've had a chance to watch some spooky movies this month. (We watched Frozen again [still great] and I'm going to watch The Shining and possibly Poltergeist).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Go figure

So realistically I could point out that the Government decided to get its act together the day after we left. Or that it rained the entire time we were at Capon. But honestly those things didn't really bother me. I'd have stayed inside a good portion of the Capon trip reading or visiting anyway (although I would have liked to play some shuffleboard) and we got to wander around the memorials in a much less packed DC. Plus we even snuck into one and how often can you say that?

I am surprised none of the vendors had a "I came to DC and all I got was this lousy t-shirt, thanks Government shutdown" shirt though. Those things would have made a bundle...

Read through John Dies at the End again. I really liked it this time. Weird. It was just much funnier and a little creepier. Or something. I'm starting Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, at the moment and that thing just jumps straight in with both feet. It doesn't mess around at all. It's already pretty disturbing. And also includes a NOS4A2 reference.

Anyway, the vacation was nice. Photos and commentary can be found elsewhere.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wait for the beep

You have reached the on hiatus blog of the letter d.

 I recommend hitting the tumblr feed which is actually being updated at the moment. There are pictures. And cookies*.

A happy birthday to lovely wife. I managed to loudly proclaim her age (40!) whilst at dinner the other evening. I shall proclaim it on the internet now as well.

*You brought the cookies right? You didn't? Well, there are no cookies then. Shame on you. I hope you feel bad.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Something about Castle

I really have nothing to comment on as pretty much all of our free time has been taken up by marathon-ing season 5 of Castle. I'm glad we're almost done. Mostly because it would be nice to have a touch more variety in our free time. But the season has been pretty good. Strangely filled with movie homages (lovely wife calls them rip-offs) but good. The 100th episode (a Rear Window nod) was rather funny. Although I'm still not impressed with the new season...

I've been playing San Juan and Ghost Stories on the iPad. They are both well done. Ghost Stories is insanely hard. I'm starting to understand how it works a little better, but I am nowhere close to winning. In a related tidbit, the iOS version of Pandemic comes out today. Looks like it's about $7. Will probably pick that one up as the boardgame is pretty fun.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The city in the desert

Serendipity allowed me to stumble across Welcome to Night Vale (or was it?!) and I find it to be terribly entertaining. You need to check this one out K. It's a semi-monthly podcast that is basically a news show for an odd little town in the desert where very strange things happen. (Dogs are not welcome in the dog park) Each episode tends to be fairly short and there's just enough out of the ordinariness that you want to find out what's going to happen next. (The Sheriff's secret police are watching you. And have some friendly advice) Definitely recommended. I would play a game set in this town.

Card Hunter and Knights of Pen and Paper have really made me want to get back into some sort of RPG... I just want to create a character of some sort and roll some dice and have an adventure. I might have to look into getting the Baron Munchausen story game and play it at Drucon or something.

Castle season 5 continues to be enjoyable. Although I wasn't too impressed with the series premiere the other night.

Need to play Formula D again. And possibly Dungeon Fighter...

Checked out Neil Gaiman's latest book, Fortunately the Milk and it was a good amount of fun. I read it to G and used all the fun voices. You have to read this one that way. It's a moral imperative. Anyway, if you're looking for a delightful little tale to read to your kids, give this one a go. It has wumpires. And not the cute misunderstood kind.