June 7th, 2006

danny gaming

8396 - Wehd-nehz-day.

I stayed home from work yesterday... but Dan came by to visit after 5pm - we checked out Lord of the Rings Online.. signed up for the Beta. Helped Danny figure out what sort of machine he'd need to play it, graphics-wise and such. No movie or Japanese foodies.

After sniffing out gaming tech online, we played pirates (see icon) - each of us won a game, and both were very close. I had superior firepower, he had speed on his side. Ramming and boarding were actually to my benefit for the first time ever playing the game.

I gave him a Rubyred Labs T-shirt as a victory gift from my valleyschwag pack. (I kept the stickers and perplexCity cards) Newt got along with Danny quite well, save for when Dan drew first blood in the pirates game... he exclaimed "BLAM!" quite loudly, and Newt leapt up on the table and yelled at him, and took a swabby-paw swat at his face. I swear, Newt's more of a watchdog than a scaredy-cat.

After playing, we decided to stretch our legs, and yawns came in a rapid collection of waves... hard to guess what caused it. I think I yawned about 25 times in rapid succession... to the point where I got a little light-headed. Danny followed suit shortly afterward, though he only yawned about four or five times.

Poll #743503 Why were we sleepy at 8pm?

Why were we sleepy at 8pm?

Ruby's spiked the eggplant parm subs with some sort of tranq/narcotic drug (as well as the unexpected ricotta cheese)
The Target store up has a somnabulo-wave device, designed to dull senses and make us more prone to purchase inexpensive goods (like a T-shirt with a mermaid on it, a booster pack of pirate cards, and a blue & white throw rug)
other, see comments

We went upstairs to the snack bar, but Target had no coffee, so we hit *$ on the way back. He bought me a pirate booster, so now I have a corsair and an American Ship... plus a Corsair guy that can create temporary fog banks with smoke bombs-- not a bad addition to my current fleet of British, Spanish and pirate folks.

Dan's shirt had a mermaid on it, but is no relation to the Feegee Mermaid. Yucka! - His shirt was more of one of these.(far more cute than feegee)

Going to grab a bite and visit with Tina today after work... should be a jim-dandy time. Perhaps we'll swing by Dicey Rileys, too. I suspect Eddie Izzard is out, but I'm sure we can keep a steady stream of enjoyable banter going. I'm not used to having things happening outside of the HQ on "school nights". It's a refreshing change of venue.

Moment of Lyric - mp3

When your world is full of strange arrangements
And gravity won't pull you through
You know you're missing out on something
Well that something depends on you

All I'm saying, it takes a lot to love you
All I'm doing, you know its true
All I mean now, theres one thing
Yes one thing that turns this gray sky to blue

Thats the look, thats the look
The look of love

When your girl has left you out on the pavement (goodbye)
Then your dreams fall apart at the seams
Your reason for livings your reason for leaving
Don't ask me what it means

Who's got the look? I don't know the answer to that question
Where's the look? if I knew I would tell you
What's the look? look for your information
Yes there's one thing, the one thing that still holds true

(whats that? )

Thats the look, thats the look
The look of love

If you judge a book by the cover,
Then you'd judge the look by the lover
I hope you'll soon recover,
Me I go from one extreme to another

And though my friends just might ask me
They say Martin maybe one day you'll find true love
I say maybe, there must be a solution
To the one thing, the one thing, we can't find

Thats the look, thats the look
Sisters and brothers
Should help each other
Oh, oh, oh

Heavens above
Thats the look, thats the look, hip hip hooray, ay
Thats the look, thats the look, yippee ai yippee aiay
Thats the look, thats the look
Be lucky in love
Look of love

The Monkey Chow diaries

Imagine going to the grocery store only once every 6 months. Imagine paying less than a dollar per meal. Imagine never washing dishes,chopping vegetables or setting the table ever again. It sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

But can a human subsist on a constant diet of pelletized, nutritionally complete food like puppies and monkeys do? For the good of human kind,I'm about to find out. On June 3, 2006, I began my week of eating nothing but monkey chow: "a complete and balanced diet for the nutrition of primates, including the great apes."

Hmm.. note the chow info page mentions *NON HUMAN PRIMATES*

Ground corn, Soybean meal, Cracked wheat, Sucrose,Wheat germ meal, Animal fat (preserved with BHA, propyl gallate and citric acid), Dried whole egg, Dicalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Iodized salt,Vegetable oil, Choline chloride, Stabilized ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper chloride, Manganous oxide, Cobalt carbonate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite,Vitamin A supplement,Vitamin D3 supplement,Vitamin E supplement, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic acid, Biotin,Vitamin B12 supplement.

1 lb of chow per 35 lbs of monkey? Man... that's a lot of food!

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Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favor of strap-on stealth wings.

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Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router - nifty, and *very* impressive. I just happened to have one laying around, and so far, so good.

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Via Beaucoupkev - Of Mice & Men, featuring Superman & Bizarro - Live action.

1 year ago - teensy work text, human hamster balls, google-found webcams, old gi joe comics, jogging for jesus, Florida judges are tossing out DUI cases when defendants ask to see the source code for the breathalysers that busted them, Ex-deputy gets life for molesting boys, bro picked up for trespassing

2 years ago - zombie quiz, metamorpho with GP, Square-boy, Walken sings, Chainsaw owies, ST emulator, Bulldozer rampage, I go to a new host.

3 years ago - bro, pub-crawling with Danny, flowerpop clones my interests and flies off.

4 years ago - hero costume poll, sogyo poetry, fumigation finished, scopes sea monkey trial

5 years ago - baby helmet, deep sleep, grogginess, wag, folks sick all over LJ, shoe size poll, adaptation of science, spark words.

6 years ago - My life unapproved by the Comic's Code Authority