Sunday, January 29, 2006

Marble Blast Ultra

I just got done playing this game for 9 hours straight. I took a couple of bathroom breaks, and sometime around 11:30 I realized I hadn't had dinner I had a banana thinking I'd play one or two more games and go to bed.

Now it's 3am.

I've slowly been trying to get the PARs for all the courses. I've finished beginner and I'm almost done with intermediate. Just ONE stinkin course left.

It shall wait until tomorrow. IS tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Attack of the fans

Here's a picture of all the fans they brought in to dry out the rugs from the flood on Monday. It's a scary sight and very loud.

Also..the smell has been upgraded from "wet cat" to "hamster cage".

On the positive side, you'll notice they did start to finish the walls since then. :-)

Monday, January 23, 2006

A Monday for the books

This morning at work, before I had my delicious Life Cereal I was looking forward to the whole drive in today, one of the construction workers made a horrible mistake. All of the people in our hallway are probably going to be enduring the results for the next several days.

Some new offices are being built across the hall from me. This has been in progress for the last 4 months or so, but the construction was especially noisy when I got in to work this morning. I turned on the radio and ignored it, and when I heard loud beeps, I figured it was just something new and annoying that they were doing. After awhile, I thought maybe it was a smoke alarm, and figured the smoke from their drywall saw might have set it off or something. I kept at my email. A few minutes of beeping later (which I was doing a really good job ignoring) one of the guys from down the hall comes banging on my door and says "Get out Josh!".

I opened my office door to see this:

Because my camera phone doesn't do this image justice, I will describe. A construction worker had sliced through a sprinkler pipe somehow, and now water was spraying from the roof all the way down the hall. A good inch of water already covered most of the floor outside my office, and I had just been working away, totally oblivious to this. The water was coming towards my door. Rather than run, I decided to snap another picture with the phone.

I spent the next several minutes sloshing around my office (which was rapidly filling with water) picking up anything and everything off the floor. A computer, power cords, my backpack. Anything I didn't want wet. Then, since I was the only one of my team actually in the office, I went to other people's offices and picked their machines up too. 5 or 10 minutes later, when the firemen showed up....I decided it was finally time to go. I ventured downstairs to find that it was raining on all the cubes below our offices.

I set up shop in an empty room with a wireless connection, wondering how long it would be before I'd be able to go back.

For the next several hours, they pumped and vacuumed water out of the building. It smelled like a mixture of wet dog and Grandma's garage. Not a good smell. Later in the day, they bought us all pizza and while we were eating lunch, they hooked up huge de-humidifiers and blowers to try and dry the hallway and our offices out.

By the time I left tonight, nothing had dried, and it still stank, but at least the standing water was gone.

I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. Actually, with all the action, I never did get my Life cereal today. I managed to save it from the flood, so maybe I am looking forward to tomorrow just a little bit.

Monday, January 16, 2006

More than 24

My quest to watch 24 hours of 24 before last night's premiere was not exactly a success. I could blame the Xbox 360, some good movies, or a general lack of interest in 24 watching marathons this weekend, but I only got through 8 hours of Season 3. For anyone out there that's not exactly Good Will Hunting, that means I have 16 hours to go before I'm done with it.

I did raise my gamerscore by 50 points, so that's gotta count for something.

In other news, I've started a Star Wars Collecting blog, which can also now be found on the links to the right. I've decided to post for one calendar year all the goings on in my little collecting hobby/habit. I thought this would be a cool little experiment.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

How long does it really take?

So, starting Sunday...there are new episodes of "24". This is a show I never particularly cared to start watching, but Heather watched it quite religiously thanks to Netflix. She kept telling me I would enjoy it, so when Season 4 started, I decided to give it a try and ended up sticking with it the whole season through. Then I went back and netflixed Season 1. During the Christmas break, Carol let me borrow seasons 2 and 3 on DVD. I started watching the second season about a week ago and tonight I just finished it.

This leaves me with 24 hours of 24 (the entire 3rd season) to watch sometime before Sunday if I want to be caught up before the new shows start. Is it possible? Should I even try? Is it a mission only Jack Bauer could handle?

Only time will tell I guess.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tis a New Year...

One of my New Year's resolutions is to write more. I guess this blog counts, in some small way. I will endeavor to update it more than at least semi-frequently.

Stay tuned....this year shall be filled with posts aplenty.