Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valentines (belated)

To my joyful surprise, I found a nice valentines day card in the mail from my family.  I gotta hand it to them, it was funny, cute, and heartfelt all at the same time.  Certainly a fair bit better than the card from The Oatmeal I was contemplating getting them:

Happy late Valentines Day, everybody!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

La Vie En Rose

I don't even remember where I heard this song, but now I'm suddenly on this huge Edith Piaf kicker, and I just had to get her greatest hits collection.  I'm currently listening to 'Toi Qui Sais', and I doubt I'm gonna be able to get it out of my head.

I think some of it was spurned on by the fact that one of my coworkers hates anything to do with France, and constantly uses it to insult others.  I, having upset him the other day, he called me a "Frenchie bastard", so I responded by only communicating to him through the few random French phrases I knew (plus a few I looked up).  This just aggrivated him more, so he began feigning belligerence, to which I responded by sending a mass email reminding everyone of his birthday. In which, I described him as being "giddy as a French mime" for his birthday.  Game won.

Maybe next time I'll just change his computer's login sound to a .wav of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"

Sunday, February 19, 2012

moonlighting as Admiral Paris

So, I’ve noticed that about every other Friday, it’s a pretty lazy affair after about 3:00 pm.  So much so, that I tend to resort to drastic measures to keep myself entertained.  I actually ended up making someone’s day by doing so.  It’s not often that I make someone’s day, but when I do, I make it epic!  I had to get a little unofficial permission to make a new email address on our exchange server, then I re-used my co-worker’s idea of an acceptance letter from Starfleet Academy.

Needless to say, I was pretty glad I could make someone’s day in such a way.  Thanks again, Starfleet Academy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

anomalous readings

So, just out of curiosity, I checked the visitor stats to my blog today, and for some reason, January saw the highest amount of visitors I've ever had in one month.  All this despite having broken a personal record for posting less that month than I ever had before.  huh.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

food for no thoughts

I find it very interesting that the Fileplanet mod spotlight has featured two fairly old (yet unfathomably good) mods for Battlefield 1942 in as many months.  I am still a huge fan of that game and it's mods, and I'm surprised to see such a big name in the mod hosting community give the spotlight to an old game and it's mods, when the norm has always been about the latest and greatest.
Weather or not this is a sign of re surging popularity, or fileplanet simply trying to boost some kind of stat, remains to be seen.  However, I must admit, that despite the advancement of the franchise to newer and more modern titles, I'll blatantly say right here and now, that if EA/DICE would simply re-release 1942 and it's expansions in a new engine, tailored for the 64-player PC market, and with destructible environments, (and without the bullcrap DRM,DLC and Origin) I would tell them to shut up and take my money right now.
Heck, I'm tempted to fire up my dusty 'ol copy of 1942 just to see if there are any good servers up. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

mad props

So, I have yet another retarded "conversation at work story".  This one technically starts on Friday when a woman at work gave me a couple oreo cookies.  I told her I'm not a fan, and that I wouldn't eat 'em, but she insisted, so I promply forgot about them, and had two oreos occupying my desk for the whole weekend (unbeknownst to my coworkers).

Fast-forward to today, and when I come in everyone was yammering about how my boss threw away a couple of cookies that were on my desk (they thought they were fresh, and that my boss was just being a jerk).  I explained that I knew exactly where they were from, and that I never wanted to because I didn't trust the little buggers, to which a coworker said, "Sounds like someone has some major trust issues"

But then the roomie chimes in with, "All survivors have trust issues"

Man, I'm totally using that as a catch phrase.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

current events

Yeah, I don't follow sports much at all, and yet I still should have known why the streets were more desolate than usual.  I must have looked rather silly at church when I wondered aloud where everyone was.  So, I decided to spend the rest of my Super Bowl Sunday re-watching Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.  Much better than football.