Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pushing Daisies

So I'm home for the weekend and kinda bored. Sure, it's good to see my family; the reason I came home, but my parents pass out around 10, and my sister has quite the active social life. So I have been reduced to watching TV, more specifically, shows my parents DVRed. My dad sad I might like "Pushing Daisies", a show about a guy with the ability to bring people back to life for a minute. Not only is the concept interesting, but the way the show is done is very unique. The only thing I can equate the style to is the Grinch with Jim Carey. It's honestly narrated in that same Dr. Suess sing-songy way, but not at all in a childish way. The dialog is well written, with humorous bits, slipped in that are missed if you don't pay attention - smart humor, the kind I like. Everything about the show is so unique, from the way it's filmed to the bizarre, indistinguishable time period. The characters are so quirky and bizarre, not to mention the acting is excellent, almost to a corny extent - without going over the top. I love the editing as well; the scenes are shot in such a saturated way, with such a vivid color palette, it's almost like a fantasy show. Pushing Daisies is just very endearing in every aspect - I suppose it appeals to my artistic nature. It's going to be added to my "must watch every week list", which says a lot, considering there are only 2 other shows that make that cut. I guess it's no surprise, though, as it was created by Bryan Fuller, who is also responsible for the big hit Heroes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Because I can

lol @ surveys

1. A random guy yells to you "aybaybay."
Flip him off and keep walking.

2. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Almond Joy. Halloween candy ftw.

3. 10th message in your phone's inbox?
Don't have one, I just deleted all my texts.

4. The last song you listened to?
Wicked Soundtrack - while cooking dinner.

5. What's irritating you at this moment?
My marketing class. I'm studying. It's hella lame. And I hate doing surveys. But I'd rather do a survey than study, that's how lame marketing is.

6. What did you do today?
Got up at 1. Showered. Watched Buffy. Drank juice. Studied for marketing. Decorated the porch for Halloween. Went grocery shopping. Made dinner for my friends. Watched Moulin Rouge. Studied more.

7. What did you do yesterday?
Stayed in bed until 4. Showered. Went thrift store shopping. Carved pumpkins. It was awesome.

8. Pick a scar on your body, how'd you get it?
I actually don't have any? Is that weird? I didn't do enough dangerous shit as a kid, I guess.

9. What are you doing today?
Studying. Because college > me.

10. What do you want to do when you get out of high school/college?
Move to the coast. Make video games. Be successful. Possibly famous. Move back to the midwest and have a family.

11. Are you single?

12. Are you signed onto AIM?

13. What's your screenname?

14. Who's your most religious friend?
erm, dunno.

16. Do you prefer chocolates or roses?
That's fucking dumb. Can you eat roses? Nope. Chocolate ftw. Roses are lame anyways.

7. What's the best compliment someone could give you?
Erm, no idea. Tell me that I'm unique and unlike anyone they've ever met?

18. What do you hate most about your school?
Studying. So fucking dumb.

19. Do you curse?

20. Last time you took a plane, where was it to?
Washington, DC

21. How many times a day do you log into myspace.
A shit-ton

22. Last profile you went into?

23. What's the first thing you would do with five million bucks?
Go on a major shopping spree.

24. What did your last outgoing text message say?

27. Next thing you'll spend money on?
Bills. Bleck.

28. What's one toy you remember having in the 90's?

29. If you had a son what would you name him?

31. What's your mousepad look like?
Laptop trackpad ftw.

32. Who is someone you have drifted from?
Shannon. = ( I miss you, MJ.

33. Which of your friends do you argue with most?
None. I don't argue much. I'm pretty laid back.

34. Who/What are you thinking about right now?
How much I'm avoiding studying for marketing. Teeeheee.

36. Who's the last person that you felt stalked by?
This creepy Wal-mart employee who stalked me online after I talked to him for like, 30 seconds about video games. WTF. seriously.

37. If you could have any car what would it be?
Jeep Wrangler, forest green, tan removable top. And a mini cooper sport, custom built, 6 speed.

38. What's your favorite breakfast food?
Dunkin' Donuts. yummmm.

39. How do you like your eggs?
depends. I like egg salad. So hard boiled?

40. If you could get any piercing what would it be?
I want my lower lip done. The parentals would kill me.

41. Who was the last person you spoke to?
Aras. Online.

42. What mood are you in?
A yucky one. Periods suck.

43. What's a movie you want to see in the theaters?
Across the Universe.

44. Where else would you want to live?
Seattle. or LA.

45. What are the last four digits of your home phone number?

46. What song is playing right now?
Dunno, some background music to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

48. If you could live in any TV show what would it be?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. or the Xfiles.

49. What video game do you play most often?
Hahahahaha, Halo, Call of Duty on my 360, Luminous Arc on my ds in class. Paper Mario and Metriod Prime on my wii.

50. Do you like someone at the moment?
Yeah. He's a hottie. And makes me laugh. = )

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bungie Splits from Microsoft?


How crazy is that? MS will still retain the rights to Halo, but Bungie is becoming independent? Craziness. I wonder how that's going to work for continual game support and so on. And also, what does Bungie have up their sleeve that would prompt this move? Hmmmm, *ponders*.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Why is this place so amazing? Sometimes I wonder how I never had come to know of it's greatness until this summer. I miss working Thursday nights over the summer at Best Buy, because around 6 PM, Bethany's and my stomaches would start rumbling, which could be satisfied by only one thing - Buffalo Wild Wing's 50 cent boneless wings. Yummy yummy. It's the perfect place to go for group events, like how we went the other night with the Drake Theater People. I'm always torn, though, I love the Mango Habanero Flavor, but they burn my tummy! So then I'll go with the Asian Zing, which is also quite tasty. Aside from the good food, I love the environment. Such a great place to relax and socialize and hang out with friends. I need to start being more social and getting out more, I think. It's way fun. Yay fun. B-dubs ftw.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

H3. Get destroyed. Seriously.

I'm competitive by nature. It's in my personality to be fierce, passionate, hot tempered, fast paced, and hard core. Maybe that's why first person shooters appeal to me. I love the non-stop action, bullets flying past my head, grenades exploding at my feet; I can almost feel the blasts coming from the screen. There's nothing quite like the sickening crunch as you smash your assault rifle into the back of your opponents head, or the little medal that pops up when you rip someone's face off with a sniper rifle. Halo 3 has taken it to a whole new level with new weapons, new ways to kill, but the same adrenaline rush that's been there since the original Halo. I about lost it the other day when I stuck a spike nade to my opponent's head in double team, which my teammate informed me has been dubbed "the unicorn". Seriously. Can you say OWNED?!?!?! Then I played team slayer today, and destroyed again. It's really not fair, cause I'm low ranked because I still haven't played many games, but come oooooon. I've decided to really make more time for playing, because I enjoy this game immensly, and Call of Duty 4 comes out in November, so I've gotta keep my skill up until then! Halo 3 is really fun for owning people and kicking the shit out of randoms who think they're good, but we'll have to see if it will make it to the competitive level. Unfortunately, a lot of the strategy for the new maps seems to be camping, which is hella dumb. I don't need a sleeping bag and s'mores to own kids! Boom! Headshot! Rawr! Actually more like "Smack! Owned!" I have 134 beatdown medals, teeheee. Boxer FTW.