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Overheard at My Apartment This Weekend (Context Free Edition)

“Do not strangle your sister with the snake!”

“But that’s my little nothing!”

“But, if you read that out loud we’ll all have to take a nap.”

[watching me play World of Warcraft]
“What are you doing?”
“Throwing bombs at those eggs so they blow up.”
“Don’t they need those to make babies?”
“But we don’t want them to make babies.”
“That’s not nice”
“Well, I never convinced your mother that debating the morality of actions in a fantasy role playing game wasn’t productive eith–”
(excitedly pointing to a clutch of eggs on the screen) “BLOW UP THAT ONE!”

“I know what a boat IS, I just don’t have one!

“Your computer doesn’t even speak Latin, let alone Middle English.”

“Will you shave MY head and spray paint it?”

“Both of you, stop it! You do not need to fight over a book of naked girls.”

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

I think we exhausted most of the good puns last year, but this year, My ITLAPD is a plea for fairness and bi-partisanship.

If we’re going to have International Talk Like A Pirate Day, in the spirit of the great Pirates Vs. Ninja divide, we need to have International Talk Like A Ninja Day.

So please, on International Talk Like A Ninja Day, try to be as silent as possible.

Isn’t It enough to know that I ruined a kitten making a gift for you?

Sometimes, you come across a photo that, due to an oddity of perspective, makes it look like something much different than it really is. Such as this photo I came across while randomly blogsurfing today:

You like monkeys, you like kittens…. 🙂

DVD Update

After the gaming group went home (and a report on that will be coming later for the three of you who are actively reading the exploits of our merry band), I dug our Playstation2 out of the closet and hooked it up to the TV. I’m pleased to report that it was able to play the movies that the JVC was unable to recognize.

I’ll be searching to see if there’s a firmware upgrade for the JVC, but in the meantime, I have a workaround. I really should use the Playstation more, anyway. We originally only bought it because rslatkin and vatavian introduced us first hand to the aerobic joy that is DDR, but we had stopped for a while, and when we moved I didn’t bother hooking it back up, though I’m glad I took the time to carefully pack the various parts of it into a box.

Maybe I’ll play some of the other games I picked up for the thing but never played. In my copious spare time.

Movie Night, sort of

The only person who showed up to watch a movie was Alice. This is fine, since Alice is always good company, and I always enjoy having her around. Next week we plan to move the weekly movie night to Wednesday, since at least one person suggested that they had a permanent conflict on Monday, and the day was pretty arbitrary from our point of view.

We originally intended to watch Hot Fuzz, which I had seen on the airplane heading out to California, but ran into a technical snag. My very spiffy JVC multi-region DVD player won’t play the disc. Apparently, the makers of DVDs are upset that some of us found a way to watch our overseas purchases on our own televisions, and are now including logic on their discs that my player completely fails to recognize them as valid media at all. (This is my speculation, at least. I should pull out the PS2, which I think can also play DVDs, and see what it does with them. If not, I’ll have to go buy a cheap DVD player for these oddities, because, dammit, I want to watch my own movies in my own living room!)

At any event, we ended up showing Alice the other half of the first season of Coupling, since she had seen the first half while visiting kitanzi last week. We had a lot of good laughs, and some good conversation, and everyone had an enjoyable time.


Our plane tickets for OVFF have been purchased. Here’s our itinerary, in case anyone’s interested:

                                 Bkng                          Meals/ Seat/
Day Date       Flight     Status Class       City        Time  Other  Cabin
--- ----- --------------- ------ ----- ---------------- ------ ------ -------
Thu 25OCT DELTA 958         OK     T   LV ATLANTA       244P           24D
                                       AR COLUMBUS OH   415P          COACH

Mon 29OCT DELTA 6441*       OK     T   LV COLUMBUS OH   1149A          8C
                                       AR ATLANTA       128P          COACH

Looking forward to seeing everyone who will be there? Who’s coming? 🙂

Retail Therapy Weekend

We really hadn’t intended this weekend to be a shopping weekend.

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The rest of the trip

The rest of my trip was both fun and relaxing. Here’s the highlights.

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