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Friday, September 28, 2007

Game Night

Tonight was game night. This is our first meeting in over 3 months. It looks like the Hero game will be picking up soon.
We got 2 games of Give Me The Brain!, the color special edition. We then got some food and came back to play a game of Ticket To Ride. A new game for me. Not too hard to learn, but will take time to master. I did not win, but I did not do too bad.

Give Me The Brain!
Game Night - Give Me The Brain! Game Night - Give Me The Brain!

Ticket To Ride
Game Night - Ticket To Ride Game Night - Ticket To Ride

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Yesterday I headed over to a friends house thinking it was game night. It turned out I was off by a week. That showing my age. ;-) We talked and I got to see the new baby. With some time I headed over to Half-Price Books and found a few items. I next started to head back home, but stoped by Best Buy to pick up the The Grim Adventures of Bill & Mandy. Took a little bit of time, it was found in the B section. I thought it would be under the G section. Oh well.
While I was at Best Buy Chad (my brother) call to wish me a happy 35th birthday. Two days late, but understandable due to getting ready for our parents trip to see them in New York. I did learn that they have moved into the new bigger place and that dad is help refurnish most of the cherry furniture. The new place is about four blocks from Chad old place in Forest Hills and required about a month of work to clean and fix up the place before they moved in.
Just a little over a month away, I will be heading down to see them for about a week. Till then.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My 35th Birthday.

Today I turn 35. Today I took off work, slept in and took it easy. This last Sunday I had dinner with the parents and opened most my gifts. With the last gift arriving today. I got everything on my list (see prev post). Yea!

Also my parents are going to see my Chad and Kate down in New York for a few day. I picked them up and droped them off at the airport for a 11:50 pm flight.

On a side note, I found out it is also Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrrr.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New novel based off the TV show, Heroes.

Got a email with the following info:

NEW YORK, NY - September 18, 2007 - Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced plans to publish a novel based on NBC's Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Heroes. HEROES: SAVING CHARLIE (Del Rey Hardcover; $23.95; on sale December 26, 2007) by Aury Wallington will be an original novel based on the characters Hiro Nakamura (Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated Masi Oka) and Charlie (Jayma Mays), created by executive producer/creator Tim Kring. It is developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.

"One of the more memorable relationships in Season One was Hiro's first love, the waitress Charlie. We were as smitten as Hiro by that story and seized the chance to tell the full adventure of Hiro's six months in the past. Aury Wallington was hand picked by the writers of the show for her brilliant voice for these characters. The novel is a welcome addition to the Heroes family," said Tim Kring, creator-executive producer, "Heroes."

The novel--written with the full cooperation and consultation of the show's creators--will tell the story of Japanese office worker Hiro, who, through the use of his ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time, bravely catapults himself into the past to save Charlie, a small-town Texas waitress with an extraordinary memory, from being brutally murdered by super-powered serial killer Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Fans of the television series were given only a brief glimpse into Hiro and Charlie's relationship as it grew into love over six time-changing months, but their history is told here with the depth and insight that only a novel will allow.

To Sell a DVD

With two main outlets for DVDs (at least for me) there is a choice for new releases. Cost can be a factor. But if both stores have the same cost. This is where extras come in. Not the extras on the DVD, but item that come with the DVD. Here are a few examples.

Superman: Doomsday DVD
At Best Buy they had a Justice League: New Frontier mini comic book attached to the DVD.
At Circuit City they had a poster of one of the Death Of Superman comics.

Family Guy DVD
At Best Buy they had a Exclusive Animated Art of the DVD cover.
At Circuit City they had a little bit lower cost.

Smallville Season Six
At Bust Buy they had a mini visual guide to Smallville by DK.
At Circuit City they had it on sale, not sure if it different.

The ones above were the ones I recall from today's trip to the store. They did something similar with the Ghost Rider DVD and Heroes.
One thing I will point out is look for the sticker on the DVD saying the item is in or on the package. They the standard ones and the special one mixed together. Make sure you pick the right one.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Chainmail Bikini Webcomic

Check out the new web comic (with the link above)
and Digg the webcomic here.

Check out the podcast episode fromFear The Boot:
Bonus Episode 17 - web comic announcement

Monday, September 03, 2007

The 8000th View on Flickr

As of today, I have over 8000 views on my Flickr pictures, a update from 5000 views on 8/13/07.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Upcoming by Yahoo

Upcoming by Yahoo. Found this site the other day and updated a few events today. I think this is a good tool to see what other people my be going to and share some pictures (via Flickr) from that event. I have added myself to: ConQuest NW 2008, Sakura-Con '08 and Comic Con 2008. Also added a past event of Dragonflight 2007. Also added new banner off to the side of the blog of the upcoming events.