Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Fan of Serenity and Firefly ...

Check out: http://www.session416.com/complete_sessions

Shannon got married ...

On Friday the 23rd, I got a text message from Shannon saying "I just got married to Vylar". One email later I found out that they were married on the 23rd at 1:30pm, a civil ceremony with a judge, Vy, two witnesses and no guests.

UPDATE: Pictures

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Transit strike in New York

My brother lives in New York, I emailed him on what happening and how it affecting him.

My email:
I see on the news that there is a transit strike in New York. How is it effecting you guys (like getting to work)?

His email:
The short answer is that it takes longer. The long answer is that I have to walk a mile and a half to get to a NY/NJ transit line, that Kate has to take multiple cabs to get to work, and that it's very difficult to visit Benjamin. Don't get me started on the transit union. Those guys are fucking extortionists.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Short Day

Found out today, from the news, that today is one of shortest day of the year. It get light around 8am and dark again at about 4:30 pm. Plus today in Seattle, it is raining.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Potlucks and White Elephants

Our team at work had a white elephant gift exchange. My gift went around a few times. I also ended up getting the last gift, Viewiful Joe 2 for the PS2 and a $10 gift card to Fred Myers.

Before the gifts, our team had a potluck lunch. Some good food all around.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Need a name?

Check out Kate Monk's Onomastikon

UPDATE: I added this link to the Dragon's Landing Message Board (under the MrWhite name) and got a note on the Frugal Gamer segment on the Dragon's Landing Podcast, Episode 22 (12/12/05).

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Adventures of Stabby McStoo

Rich from work, draws durring his down time. He mainly works on his comic strip and characters from the Lineage 2 (PC) game. He has been interviewed about his artwork and posted on Lineage 2 web page HERE.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wacky news

An Iranian man has been ordered by a divorce court to pay his ex-wife one gold coin a month in alimony for the next 10,000 years. (WENN)

Today's game canceled due to sleep.

Due to Topher's work schedule and odd work hours, the game was canceled. Topher went homw and crashed. Of course I did not find this out untill after I showed up at Norm's place ready to game. Me and Norm did get a chance to play Fight City by Cheepass Games. I lost. Its a good game one you understand the rules.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Hasbro Library Game

Check out this link for "Hasbro Library Game", deluxe game in large wooden book shaped box. I found the orginal link on All Games Considered Pobcast. From the podcast, they say there are wooden and metal pieces and it fits on a bookshelf and look good.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Wacky news

Two cleaning ladies are being investigated after they were caught attempting to extract cash from a slot machine with a vacuum cleaner. (WENN)

Man accused in $200,000 Lego Internet scam

click here for the full story.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Wacky news

Police have arrested a man who believes he is Spider-Man. He was found climbing walls of buildings in Houston, Texas. (WENN)

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Check it out.

Check out the two following art BLOGs: Pete Oswald and Lou Romano

Sleeping in ...

Being a day off, most people will sleep in. But today (Thanksgiving Day) workers are continuing to prep/paint the apartment units that I live in. Its not a good thing to wake up with someone scarping off paint off the outside bedroom window. Its just like the day before my New York trip, I took off to rest and finish any last minute items. That day the roof redone. It sounded like people running around on the roof, ok, maybe they weren't running, they were walking.
This also brings up the actual trip to New York, the city was taking down a building in the downtown area. They can not just blow it up, being downtown and all. They had to take it down by jack hammer and other tool. It good to wake up with the pounding of a jack hammer at 7:30 pm. Of course you don't need to sleep in on a vacation, you need to be up, visit and see the sights.
This is my rave for today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Today's game canceled.

Found out early this morning that today's HERO game is canceled due to our game master being under the weather. Looks like we will be trying for next week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

CSI: Miami

Watched last night episode, at the end it pointed towards CBS web site for a major plot point. It is a good/different idea, it included a extended ended. It picked up from the ending of the Monday's episode to detail a plot point that looks to run most of the season. You do have to watch hummer add to get to the 5 min extended ended. There are are 2 interviews and a video tour of the MIAMI set.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Our HERO game.

This game was played on October 12th in the year of 2005 using the HERO game system with Fantasy HERO setting.

With our enlarged group (trackers and a non-trackers), we set traps and scouted the northern area. With smoking fires, a group of orcs and goblins showed up. (In the picture, our group is on the left and a small group shows up on the right.)

Three orcs turn and face Gregor (top of the picture) ready to attack him.

Gregor is knocked out by the three orcs. Vaden (lower left of the picture) and another of our party come up behind the orcs and kills one of them and damage the others later.

Making sure Gregor is not killed, we set to kill the other orcs. With the tide changed, the remaining orcs make a run for it (top right of the picture). Vaden follow behind the fleeing the orcs (middle of the picture). Be a little faster on his feet, Vaden is able to kill the orcs. A dead orc is a good orc.

Next installment: The road back home.

New York pictures.

I have uploaded pictures of my New York trip, have a look here.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Song Deja vu

While at Fiddler on the Roof the song "If I Were a Rich Man" rang a bell, Gwen Stefani's song "Rich Girl" has similar beats and lyrics.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Day 5: Fiddler on the Roof

Today me and Chad saw Fiddler on the Roof with Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donnell in the Minskoff Theature. This is the last day in New York for the next day I head home.

Total distance walked today: 2.17 miles (5470 steps)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Day 4: The Family Visit

Today we went to see Kate's parents. First the tickets were bought, then there was the hour and a half bus ride to Jackson in New York.
We talked for a time, visited some and talked about the wedding.
Dinner was served.

Total distance walked today: 1.19 miles (3007 steps)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Day 3: Out on the town

While my parents do their own things, me and Chad went via subway to pick up Benjamin.

Here is the street he lives on.A great view from the Rockefellr Tower's observation deck.
We had some time to visit the Whitney and then we headed back to Chad's appartment.
Total distance walked today: 4.9 miles (12418 steps)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Day 2: The MoMA

The main thing that we did today was to visit The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The above picture was on the way to the MoMA. Will update with a few camera shots once I get home. For dinner we headed over to Virgil's Real Barbecue, a great place. It was the place Chad and Kate had their first date.

Total distance walked today: 4.7 miles (11878 steps)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Day 1: The trip to New York

The view from my window on the plane before we head out.

After we get to New York, we stand in line to get a taxi (the mini-van type, due to the large number of bags that were brought).


We got to the hotel and were shortly greeted by some firetrucks (there were about 5 total). And as you may be able to tell from the picture, it is raining. There was some problem that shut down the elevators in the second building my parent were. The bags had to be toted up 4 flights of stares.

Had diner with my brother, visited with him and called it a night.

Time flies when you set you watch 3 hrs ahead.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Day 0 of my vacation.

I am finishing up my packing and picking up last minute items. Ready for a early rise for my 8am flight to New York.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Wacky news

A woman is facing criminal charges after being arrested for not stopping at toll booths more than 2,900 times. (WENN)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The working picture of the Paintball DVD cover.

The original picture. (click for larger picture)

And the final free hand drawing of the picture.

Done by Rich Schleifer. (click for larger picture)


I was thinking adding a color picture of a forest shot or a grayed out background. Adding text to the art piece will also flush it out. Updates will be added here as they are done.

Any comments? Pictures? Font suggestions for the title? Please leave them below.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

I did not dress up this year, so I dressed up online (Wolf Man). I did have a few trick or treater, 100% more this year than last year.

Check out dog Vader.

Friday, October 28, 2005

My 100th Blog Post: The "Scrubs" Blog

The "Scrubs Blog" was launched late last night, and it already has 5 video entries. The cast and crew of Scrubs have a hand in this blog, check it out if you are a fan of Scrubs.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

D & D Adventure Downloads

At WOC web site, it was found that have they have a great number of old D&D adventures available for download. Check it out here.

RPG Matches ... Connecting Gamers

Check out RPGMatches.com if you are looking for people to play with, eather RPG, board or card game. It is free to sign up and do a search. They have just started building a customer base, I tried a search and got no hits for a distance of 250 miles. Have a look at the web site, its a good idea, sign up and pass the word on. Thats my 2 cents.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Predator Games.

I funny comic about paintball, the sport of my past. Found on Keven & Kell under the Archive on June 5th of 1998. The Archive goes back to late '95. (click on the picture for the full picture)