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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The ComicCon number.

The number is up to four people that are going to the 2008 ComicCon. There is me, Rich, JP and Chris (which did not go last year).

The car is back.

It took about a week and a half to get the car back. Mostly it was waiting to get the part. The passanger side wiper transmission was broken. It took 2.5 hours to complete and $444.82 for the final cost. One small part that was under the dashboard cost a good amount of money to fix. On a side not, the fan in the Volvo had stoped working about a year ago. It had blown a fuse and was a easy fix.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Some things I saw and picked up.

Picked up my first Wii game the other day of Super Paper Mario. I like the prev game of Paper Mario. I am aware the it not a RPG like the GC system game. It looked good to me. Time will tell.

Looks at a few item to look up online.

My car update.

Found out today, that to get to the wipers to check them out (on my '82 Volvo), you have to go thru the dashboard. I myself tried to look at how you get to them and had no luck. Its about 2.5 hours of labor at around $200.00 just to find out what needs to be fixed. Once there, maybe it is a easy fix (fingers crossed). From what I was told, Volvo still make parts that could be used on my car, if it is broken.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Some things I picked up.

This last Thursday I picked up two DVDs.

On the road home.

Coming back from my parents today, my cars wipers crapped out and stoped working. I pulled over to check what happened. The left one had pooped out and the other one is not working correctly. I need to get it fixed.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The new Wii.

I got the notice after work on Monday. Monday night it snowed.

Tuesday there was snow and ice all about.

Wednesday was better, I went and picked the Wii up at the post office, during my lunch. And after work I got some play time in.

(The Wii was a belated Christmas gift from my parents and my brother's family.)

The Opening Of The Box The Mii

Also see the picture group here.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our HERO game tangents.

Here are some of the off topics that came up durring on HERO RPG game on 1/11/08:

TV (Series) - Big Bang Theory
TV (Series) - Buffy and The 8th Season in comics
TV (Cartoon) - Kim Possible
TV (Series) - Final season of Veronica Mars
Food - Rikki Rikki
Podcast - Dragons Landing
TV (Series) - How I Met Your Mother
Movie (DVD) - Shrek the Third

My game blog.

Some things I saw and picked up.

Picked up the book Stardust by Neil Gaiman at Half Price Books.

Also spoted two different covers of the MYTH series of books that I have read and reread.

MYTH Conceptions UK Cover MYTH Directions UK Cover

Thursday, January 10, 2008

MyMiniCity Found

As of today the town of Heathtown has been founded.

Found this nifty simulation over at Boards at Fear The Boot. It simple, you click and visit the town to make it grow. The more visits, the more it grows.

Please visit Heathtown.

If you want to start your own, click the "Build My City" button on the town page.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wii Update

I just checked my email and found a update of the status of my Christmas Wii.

Subject: Wii were successful! Mer-wii Christmas!

We just wanted to let you know that we have your Wii in hand and will be sending it your way post-haste. Merry Christmas!
I almost have a Wii.

What D&D Character Am I?

I Am A: Lawful Good Human Fighter/Sorcerer (2nd/2nd Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-10

Dexterity-11

Constitution-10

Intelligence-13

Wisdom-13

Charisma-11


Alignment:
Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.


Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.


Primary Class:
Fighters can be many things, from soldiers to criminal enforcers. Some see adventure as a way to get rich, while others use their skills to protect the innocent. Fighters have the best all-around fighting capabilities of the PC classes, and they are trained to use all standard weapons and armor. A fighter's rigorous martial training grants him many bonus feats as he progresses, and high-level fighters have access to special melee maneuvers and exotic weapons not available to any other character.


Secondary Class:
Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)




Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (26)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (23)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (25)
True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (22)
Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXX (5)

Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Neutral - XXXXXXXX (8)
Chaos --- XXXXX (5)

Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Evil ---- (0)

Race:
Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Dwarf ---- XX (2)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXX (8)
Gnome ---- XXXXXX (6)
Halfling - XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Orc - XXXXXXXX (8)

Class:
Barbarian - (-25)
Bard ------ (-19)
Cleric ---- (-2)
Druid ----- (-23)
Fighter --- XXXX (4)
Monk ------ (-2)
Paladin --- (0)
Ranger ---- (0)
Rogue ----- (-2)
Sorcerer -- XXXX (4)
Wizard ---- XX (2)

Try it out yourself here. What Kind of D&D Character Would You Be?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Something I picked up.

Did not find any new DVDs to pick up at the store, did find a older one on sale in the $9.99 bin.

Monday, January 07, 2008

The calendar come today.

My Calendar from SnapFish came today.

I did not do a calendar for my friends this year due to time, scaning a lot of old paintball pictures and the cost of it. I did have some nice pictures os a few paintball, 2007 Comic Con, family pictures and a few shots from New York.

There were a few shots for a few dates that I could have centered. But all in all, it came out good.

I started the month in February, so I would full month on my wall at work.


My 2007 Calendar

Saturday, January 05, 2008

My YouTube first post.

Gingerbread City



At work, they gathered up all the Gingerbread Houses that the teams did and placed them in a conference room. It looks like a Seattle city scape done in food and candy all spread out on a conference table.

See my pictures that I took here.

This is my first post on YouTube. I took video with my camera phone, a LG-9900 (aka the enV). The upload was simple, fill in some info and upload the origanal file that was stored on the phone. Once uploaded, YouTube did its thing and converted it for the web.

Some things I saw and picked up.

Pick up two DVDs:
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, The Laughing Man DVD
    (Put together from the Laughing Man plot from first season. Most of, if not all, the voices of the main characters voices have been redone. From what I recall, some of the scrip was rewritten to fit all the bits and parts into a 160 min DVD.)
  • Ragnarok: The Animationm, First Quest
Due to geting a Wii for Christmas (or will get soon), I am looking into some games. Here are a few that I saw in the store and looked good.
  • Super Swing Golf Season 2 for the Wii
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure for the Wii
One item of note that I snaped a picture of with my cell:

Sports Pack for the Wii

Sports Pack for the Wii

Attachments for your Wii remote from NERF. Looks to include a club attachment for golf game use, a bat attachment for baseball game use and racket attachment for tennis game use.

Moving.

I just got a call about the apartment that it not needed that I move out of my current apartment. Yea, I can get rid (recycle) of some of the boxes that I started to collect. When asked, looks like I could renew the lease with out being kicked out.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Books I have read in 2007.

2007 is over and my list is complete. The total of books read is: 19. Which is good for me. There were some comic books and mangas that were read in between the books and are not listed.

The list is in order of read. The top is most recent and the bottom is one I stared reading the beginning of 2007.
  1. Ringworld by Larry Niven
  2. Trail of Time by Jeff Mariotte
  3. Class Dis-Mythed by Robert Asprin
  4. Phule's Errand by Robert Asprin
  5. No Phule Like An Old Phule by Robert Asprin
  6. Phule Me Twice by Robert Asprin
  7. A Phule And His Money by Robert Asprin
  8. Phule's Paradise by Robert Asprin
  9. Phule's Company by Robert Asprin
  10. Conrad's Quest for Rubber by Leo Frankowski
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  12. Ghost In The Shell:SAC Revenge of the Cold Machines
  13. The Last colony by John Scalzi
  14. The Pocket and the Pendant by Mark Jeffrey
  15. Myth-Told Tales (2007) by Robert Asprin & Jodi Lynn Nye
  16. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book One, Lord Foul's Bane
  17. Conrad's Time Machine by Leo Frankowski
  18. His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  19. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Things you do not say . . .

Dad's birthday is Jan 5th, but my brother is us in Seattle. We got a cake, wrapped our presents and planed on celebrate it early, today. We got them in the house with out him knowing about it. We set them up in the dinning table while Dad got dinner ready. Benjamin (my nephew) came into the dinning room and yelled out "Who is the cake for?". He quickly was silenced. He had looked at the cake, but he did not read it. It did say"Happy Birthday Dad" on the top of it.