I mean, I love a twelve-gauge shotgun as much as the next guy, but...
Monday, October 27, 2008
Okay, who remembers the greatest strategy/satire computer game ever?
Also, after an iteration of the verse from the opening tune, skip ahead to get the funky recruitment hill music.
God I loved the Amiga.
My clamouring public demands me! Yesterday I:
- Didn't write. Bad Andrew. Read fantasy tat in the park instead, huddled out of the miserable weather.
- Did, however, continue my Bill Bryson audiobook odyssey, with Notes From A Small Island, which I'm very glad I never read before living in the UK for a while.
- Worked. Biggest job was putting together an invoice for Hounslow libraries, but other than that I was mainly covering (and tidying behind) the till.
- Claudia and Morgan swung by at the end of the day, so they, I, Will and Nat swung down to the Princess Louise for a quick drink. Nice to see them, particularly given that there's limited time left to see them in before their American relocation.
- Came home to the smell of roasting chicken. Mmmm...
- Also came home to discover that Alex had salvaged some goodies from her friends that she helped move through the day, including a bicycle and an original Xbox. It's just the kind of time waster I've been looking for.
- Played some Mario Kart while Alex watched. That's the kind of crazy shit we do at night.
- We started watching Stephen Fry's America, which was, of course, quite entertaining, if a little brief in its coverage.
- Went to bed and tried to read. Went to sleep. Fitfully.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Rudy Ray Moore has died! RIP muthafucka! Anyway, yesterday I:
- Got up nice and early with a mind toward achieving stuff. Achieved little.
- Got out and about to get some breakfast and find a teapot. Ran into Ossie down near Angel and had a little chat, then had no luck whatsoever finding a teapot I liked.
- Came home and flipped from one thing to the other all day. Watched Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale, which was thoroughly enjoyable if lacking some of the visual panache of their later stuff. I also watched Plague of the Zombies from the Hammer box set, which was great.
- Got back into playing Half-Life Two Episode One for a little while. It was nice to give it some time actually.
- Like a restless spirit I then went on to playing some Mario Galaxy, which is great. There's something quite remarkable about the Mario games when they're on form. The density of imagination in them is a thing to behold. Just played through one galaxy, as I'm trying to spin it out.
- Spent a bit of time on the Wii Fit, doing some yoga stretches, a bunch of balance exercises and a few aerobic exercises.
- Read some comics, including Legion of 3 Worlds, which is rather baffling to me as a non-Legion guy, but is substantial enough to feel like a satisfying read. Well, it's mainly just a big fight scene, but a very dense, enjoyable one.
- Caught up on movie trailers. I love the fact that The Transporter 3 (who knew we needed it?) is directed by a man named Olivier Megaton.
- Used chopped Moroccan lamb burgers mixed with garlic roasted portobello mushrooms as the basis for kebabs for dinner. Very happy with the results.
- Watched the latest episodes of the Sarah Silverman Show.
- Played a little Age of Empires on the DS, which has an addictive "Just one more turn" sort of quality. My battery died at about 2.30am.
- Promised myself that today I would spend some time reading a book.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
So I'm cleaning up my system a bit, when I come across this: