Archive for April, 2010

Brighter Days

Posted: April 30, 2010 in Gaming, xbox360
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A few days ago, I mentioned how my Xbox 360 took a dump on me, and then mentioned how this left me with a few options. Get a different console, or plunk down the cash for yet another 360 machine. I pondered and pondered, and tried to weigh the options to the best of my ability, then a thought crossed my mind! Why not put up a poll on my blog, and let my readers decide?!

I came very close to actually posting this poll by the way. I had it all written out, with 4 options. “Get a PS3!” “Stick with the devil you know. Go 360!” “Vote for the power of Wii!” and last but not least “None! Get a new hobby, like reading!”. I almost clicked the post button, then my head started doing that weird thing it does sometimes. You know, thinking.

So I thought, maybe it wouldn’t be a good idea to post the poll! Why’s that you ask? Well, the answer is simple. You might vote for the ps3 or the Wii! It hit me right then and there, how bad that would be, since in my opinion the Wii and the PS3 suck!

Let me re-phrase that before you fanboys start jumping down my throat. Those consoles suck for ME. I mean they are great systems! Just not for me, if that makes sense. The Wii is a great family machine, with unique and novel controls. The PS3 is a powerhouse. A sheer monster in the realm of gaming consoles. It’s like one of the best Blu-ray players on the market, it’s powerful and the last time I looked its online service was free, though im not sure if it’s STILL free.

However for me, the way to go was clearly the 360 again. Why is that? Well, because I own almost every 360 game out. It would be insane to just stuff em in a box, and rebuild my game collection from scratch on another console. Thought the PS3 was really tempting, and if it had more exclusive titles that were interesting to me, I probably would have went with it. However, as great as Resistance, Infamous and Uncharted 2 is, they just aren’t appealing to me!

So, I stuck with the devil I know. The xbox 360. It’s a good system, despite what hardcore ps3 fans claim. It’s such a good system, that when presented with the chance to go with a ps3, wii or 360…I made the same choice I made the first time I bought one, and the same choice I would most likely make again if it ever came down to it.

Well I’m not the kind to kiss and tell
but I’ve been seen with Farah.
I’ve never been with anything less than a nine so fine.
I’ve been on fire with Sally Fields
gone fast with a girl named Bo
but somehow they just don’t end up as mine.
It’s a death-defying life I lead
I take my chances.
I die for a livin’ in the movies and T.V.
but the hardest thing I ever do
is watch my leadin’ ladies
kiss some other guy
while I’m bandagin’ my knees.

I might fall from a tall building
I might roll a brand-new car
’cause I’m the unknown stuntman
that made Redford such a star.

I’ve never spent much time in school
but I taught ladies plenty.
It’s true I hire my body out for pay (hey, hey).
I’ve gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs
blown up for Raquel Welch
but when I end up in the hay it’s only hay (hey, hey).

I might jump an open drawbridge
or Tarzan from a vine
’cause I’m the unknown stuntman
that makes Eastwood lookes so fine.

They’ll never make me president
but I’ve got the best first ladies.
Some days I’ve got’em as far as the eye can see.
A morning dive with Jackie Smith
I crash in the night with Cheryl
but in the end they never stay with me.

I might fall from a tall building
so Burt Reynolds don’t get hurt
I might leap a mighty canyon
so he can kiss and flirt.
While that smooth talker’s kissin’ my girl
I’m just kissin’ dirt

yes I’m the lonely stuntman
that made a lover out of Burt.

[Peek-a-boo]

What are bugs? Well, by my definition bugs are “Creatures of exceeding bugginess”. This means, if it looks like a bug, smells like a bug and walks like a bug, then chances are it’s a bug!

The bug family is quite large and includes, but is in no way limited to Spiders, Ants, Bees, Wasps, Centipedes, Mantis, Flies, Slugs and so forth! However Rats, Mice and Snakes do NOT fall into the bug category of course! That would be silly. no, they have their own family quite simply called “Beasts of hell”.

However, I really hate bugs. I hate the way they look and the fact that they have a habit of just marching into our homes like they own the place! Plus There’s also the fact that a large number of bugs bite, Which is not good!

I despise bugs so much, that I pay an exterminator to come down here on a regular basis and spray around the whole house. The idea is to kill the bugs, on the outside before they have a chance of moving into the house. Great in theory right? However, I am guessing that my exterminator is just spraying water, or more likely bug food, Because there seem to be MORE bugs now, than before I hired him!

Last night for example, Ants declared all out war on my house! I mean, seriously, it’s insane! They were going after everything, and by everything I really do mean EVERTHING! They were in the washer, Trying to eat the soap in the shower, They were going after my toothbrush and toothpaste! I mean, they were going after anything!!

If the bug-man was spraying ANY form of real bug spray around here, I honestly don’t think there should have been any ants in this area at all! Yet they here they are! Wiggling antennae and buggy eyes and everything. So, quite frankly I am ticked off! Apparently my bug-man isn’t doing what I am paying him to do, and when he comes by for the next spraying, I am gonna have a talk with him.

[Xbox 360 with 4 red lights]Well, my Xbox 360 went and took a dump on me unfortunately. I’ve only had the system for a few years, which sucks considering I have had other systems for a lot longer. Hell, my Atari 2600 and commodore Vic 20 all still run fine! The 360 though? Apparently it’s not as tough as any other Gaming console that has existed in history. It’s a delicate shivering flower.

So, what’s wrong with it? Hell if I know. It’s screwed! Plain and simple. It started with the screen pixelating and the console it’s self freezing up, and then emitting this annoying and loud beep. I would have to reboot the system, and thought it was just a glitch, or some weird freeze up. After the third time, I began thinking to myself that things did not seem right. The next time it happened however the system didn’t freeze at all. In fact, it just never booted up, and the soothing green aura on the front of my 360 turned into 4 glowing red lights forming a circle.

That’s when I knew I was screwed. When I left the system there for awhile, and then turned it back on, It would begin to work, but just for a moment when it would begin pixelating, freezing and beeping at me once more!! So, in essence, best that I can tell, the Console is gone, dead and doomed. Which really stinks, considering I just ordered Final Fantasy XIII. It also sucks, because as I said earlier, the system is only a few years old, however it’s old enough to be off it’s warranty.

Yea, so the systems warranty is expired and it’s dead. This leaves me with 4 options. Those options are as follows.

1) Send the xbox 360 in for repairs. The problem with this is, it will cost 99 bucks. Plus I imagine shipping and handling, and that console is one heavy booger!

2) Just Drop kick the console into a trashcan and buy a new one. The problem with this one is, I don’t really have the cash at the moment, so will still be without the system for awhile.

3) Again, drop kick the console into a trashcan, but instead of buying a new one, sell all my xbox 360 games, buy a PS3 and pick up some new ps3 games.

4) just shove 360 in a closet and give up gaming and just pick my nose and take up booger flinging as a hobby to pass the time away.

Any suggestions?

I thought love was only true in fairytales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Love was out to get me,that’s the way it seemed
Dissappointment haunted all my dreams

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer.
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind.
I’m in love
(ooooooaaaahhh)
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her
if I tried

I thought love was more or less a given thing
The more I gave the less I got, Oh Yeah
What’s the use of trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine I got rain

Then I saw her face,
Now i’m a believer.
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind.
I’m in love
(ooooooaaaaahhhh)
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her
if I tried

What’s the use in tyring
All you get is pain
When I wanted Sunshine I got rain!

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer!
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
(ooooooaaaahhh)
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her
if I tried

Then I saw her face,
Now I’m a believer.
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind.
I’m a believer, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahhaah….

Im a Believer

A Haiku

Posted: April 15, 2010 in Poetry
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Banannas are good.
Peanut Butter is good too.
But not together.

They say the road to hell is paved in good intentions, and this is a quote that I have always taken to heart, and often use. It’s an extremely insightful quote, and it’s just as true today as it was the first time it was uttered, in fact it might be more true today than it was then!

It seems like everyone is trying to do something good, nice or right, however they don’t fully think things through. People tend to act without giving their actions any thought. The idea pops into their head, and it strikes them as being somewhat helpful, and they follow through with it. Sometimes the idea is good, however other times it can cause more trouble for the person they are trying to “Help”.

Why am I even discussing this you ask? Well, since you asked, I might as well give you an idea. See, I am a fairly busy-ish person. I don’t have as much free time as I would like. It seems as if I am not doing one thing, I am doing another. I am usually always occupied with something, which unfortunately takes up a big chunk of my TV watching and Video gaming time.

Anyway, due to my busyness occasionally, people do things for me, that they feel is extremely helpful, then turn around and expect me to be grateful. The thing these people don’t realise is, that there’s certain things that need to be done a certain way. Somethings I am very picky and I will admit, very anal about, and in the end I have to turn around and fix whatever it was people were trying to “Help” me with.

It wouldn’t be so bad really if people actually discussed it with me before attempting to help me. In fact, that might even be appreciated. It’s when they decide to surprise me, with their good intentions, and when I ask why they did this, they respond with something like “Well, I’m doing the best that I can”. Then, I have to turn around, be all nice and grateful, wait for them to leave, then turn around and fix it, and lose even MORE of my free time.