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I honestly don't know how October totally flew past me and pretty much left me with the feeling that I gained an hour somehow.

Given the amount of activity I've had in just these first three days of November I suppose that months flying by me shouldn't be an altogether new feeling for me. To date, I've worked until about 8:00 p.m. on two of the first three days of November. Sunday was fairly leisurely and then, all of a sudden, it was 7:00 p.m. By rights, I should be completely exhausted but will end up forcing myself to go to sleep because tomorrow is shaping up to be just as busy--except I won't be working until 8:00 p.m. (but will do so on Thursday). Next week's already shaping up to be very similar to this week. Thankfully, a week off at the end of November will be a welcome respite (AND there WILL be some Magic played with family & friends).

Was quite pleased with the updated V. Having watched a bit of the original again over the weekend (thanks to SyFy), I was reminded how horribly dated the thing was. Don't get me wrong, I recall being on the edge of my seat when it was originally on. Not only that, but I spent an inordinate amount of time drawing quite a bit of the alien ships, symbols and such. It's quite easy to see why an updated version was introduced--given the state of things lately. Still, it's a BIG risk putting a sci-fi show on against the much more inexpensive to produce scripted-reality programming that's out there. If things don't go well, ABC could just make it a single season thing--much like quite a few BBC shows seem to be and very much in the fashion that ABC treated Life on Mars. Need to watch the original BBC one, to be sure. I understand the ending to it is infinitely better that what we got in the U.S.

The next show I'm looking forward to is The Prisoner. I know the original by reputation alone, so I won't have all the baggage that fans of the original series will be bringing along when watching the updated version.

Yes, I watch too much television.

Oh, and I don't care how many Christmas presents you throw out into the crowd, you're still creepy Max Shreck--I mean, Christopher Walken.
servermonkey: (Michael Stipe)
Is it b0rked? I had thought I had broken it, but it does not seem to firing for a few people.

This, of course, works to the advantage of those that loathe Twitter updates on people's LJs. So, I suppose I'll Tweet and post as well.

I was driving to my meeting this morning and thought about a bit I'd read about Michael Stipe eating cherries and listening to Patti Smith's Horses late into the night until he about threw up. There hasn't been music that I have been able to listen to that way--not in a nauseated manner, but just a CD that I'd be able to just dive into completely. Some examples: R.E.M.'s Murmur (which I would still like to buy in its newest incarnation), The Smiths' debut CD, The Sundays' Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. These, of course, are just a few that I listened to and listened to over and over again--amazingly not ruining my copies of them. Descendents' I Don't Wanna Grow Up was another--which I just thought about, because I've really been enjoying Christmas Vacation again. If I recall, I think one of the first Black Flag cassettes I ever purchased was around the same time (in Gatlinburg, TN of all places). In any case, I kept thinking that there just isn't music that I throw myself into like that anymore.

Sure, there are songs I'll really find appealing, but whole CDs? No. Not really. Not that I can think of?

Is it me? Have I crossed another line into practicality that I hardly ever find new music to praise?

What about you? What music shaped and defined you? If you had to think, would there be anything out there like that nowadays?

Perhaps I'm just subconsciously fishing for new music to check out, but I really am curious.
servermonkey: (BIG hair)
The Pieces of Flair Facebook app has truly invaded my family.

Rachel was going through hers and told me that her mother had sent her a piece of flair. Ok, cool. Then Rachel continues to say that the flair is an actual picture of her mom and that she called a bit after sending it to make sure that it was posted on Rachel's profile.

My mother, on the other hand, will never send me a piece of flair with her picture on it. I even tried providing a PC for them to do so. It got b0rked after two weeks of use and unnecessary file deletions. I haven't even powered it up to see what the true issues were, but there we are.

Also, the SkateIt game for Wii looks like something I'd like--though I feel badly for the half crab boy in the commercial.
servermonkey: (OK Soda)
Rachel likes to keep neat and organized TiVo lists. After her shopping excursion today, she came home tonight and was going through the list and deleting programs that have been watched, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

She got to Batman: The Brave and the Bold and asked, "Did you watch these already?" I told her that we did not, but Abby, Jon and I did watch all of The Brotherhood.

She was not amused.

This entry took me a bit longer to type as I was riveted to the opening segment of Fringe.
servermonkey: (Michael Stipe)
Tomorrow sees the release of R.E.M.'s Murmur Deluxe Edition. Anyone that has known me for even a small amount of time knows that R.E.M. has long been my favorite musical group.

I came to listening to them just about the time Green was released, but listened to a LOT of Document. Actually, I listened to a lot around that time period, but Document got heavy rotation from me.

Funny thing is that I have never seen them live. I have missed several opportunities to do so. I'd like to be able to see them at least once in my lifetime, but I don't know when that may be.

I think I'll have to fire up my R.E.M. only playlist on my iPod and actually go out and buy the CDs--CDs!! I haven't bought a CD that wasn't blank media in I don't know how long.

Still waiting on the MST3K DVD set, too. Score! for me.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
All of our family has a three day weekend--woo hoo!

So--after all of us got showered, dressed and in the car--Jon asks, "What we doing today?"

To which I answer, "That's all up to the boss...and who's the boss?"

Both Abby and Jon pointed at mommy, but I said, "No, no. Tony Danza's the boss."

Both my children found this pretty funny for some reason that I'm not really sure about--even though Rachel really only managed a half-hearted smirk and head shake at me.

After about a minute, Jon asked, "Who Tony Dans?"

Honestly, though Mona really was the boss, wasn't she?

And, as it turns out, I ended up coming home to work on homework and meet an appraiser. Woo.
Oct. 16th, 2008 11:16 pm


servermonkey: (Big McLargeHuge)
I never placed Jane Wiedlin in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure before, and yet there she is. She was, easily, my favorite Go-Go--though I like Belinda Carlisle a bit, too.

Since I'm admitting only slightly embarassing things here, I'll admit another: I paid box office money to see Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. At the time, I loved it too.

So there.
servermonkey: (Cartoon Me)

Hobgoblins won't you?
Originally uploaded by Server Monkey
I love Vixy--for which I have to thank nebsllimBen (since he reminded me of it and all).

Now I can have MST3K episode audio galore!
Sep. 8th, 2008 09:04 pm


servermonkey: (Default)
It's going to be a love-hate relationship, eh?

I <3 you Spore.

For now.
servermonkey: (Absolutely Fascinating)
Guessing is now over--nicely done everyone that one(s) correct! Answers are now posted...

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie. (or in some cases, just remember them.)
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out Italicize it when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it correctly and the name of the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb/Wikiquote search functions.

1. Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2? - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

2. Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood. - Donnie Darko, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

3. I was quit when I came in here. I'm twice as quit now. - Blade Runner

4. Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things. - Big Trouble in Little China

5. We have normality. - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, guessed correctly by [ profile] audacian

6. I have protected myself from ever having to sell out by having nothing to sell out. - 24 Hour Party People

7. I don't have to take this kind of abuse from you. I've got hundreds of people waiting to abuse me. - Ghostbusters, guessed by [ profile] lulu_girl

8. I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid…and I went ahead anyway. - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

9. It seems we've found that lost assignment of Easter eggs. We're getting confirmation on this from the Louisville Police Department. Well, sir, that would be good news, but the eggs have hatched. - The Return of the Living Dead

10. Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards. - Aliens, guessed by [ profile] lulu_girl

11. Happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it... Chariots of the Gods, man... They practically own South America. I mean they taught the Incas everything they knew. - John Carpenter's The Thing

12. We kept our rep bro. - Swingers, guessed by Nitch posting as Big Anonymous

13. This is not a weapon! You idiot. - Saved!, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

14. Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don't want to go to school anymore. - The World According to Garp guessed by [ profile] separated

15. Brains stick with brains. The bomb could go off and their mutant genes would form the same cliques. - Say Anything, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

Comments screened for the moment. Enjoy!
Feb. 29th, 2008 10:01 am

GN Netcom

servermonkey: (Red Circle Monkey)
An odd question, I know, but has anyone ever used the GN 8110 USBxp with their GN Netcom headset?

The Logitech gaming headset I purchased a while ago for WoW is just weak. I can hear others and game sounds with no problem, but whenever I try voice chat it's a mess akin to my social experience in middle school--and in life in general.

Now, my work experience with the GN Netcom headset at work has been really, really good so I figured that would translate to VOIP on my PC, right? I would hope so.

Jan. 17th, 2008 11:50 am


servermonkey: (Music DL Kills Kittens)
One day early 'cause I'll  have a four day weekend w00t!

Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
The Police - Murder By Numbers
Eminem - Sing For The Moment
The Riverdales - Back To You
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
Lisa Loeb - Wishing Heart

It seems as if Winamp had a bit of an AOR little section there. I can't believe Tom Petty is playing the Super Bowl half-time show. Unless I was misinformed--I don't really follow football at all, so if I'm off base, please let me know.

Even though, it's Cheap Trick's song, I always think of Letters to Cleo in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Great, now I'm also thinking of Murder By Numbers with Sandra Bullock...though this song was used in Copycat, wasn't it?

Mmm, skipping this one...and pretty much am done for now.

I am going to ENJOY my long weekend.
Dec. 22nd, 2007 11:27 pm


servermonkey: (HAL)
Just testing this out on the Wii.
servermonkey: (Chris Ware bot)
Since I settled into the office space where I've been for some time now, my coworker Jason and I usually entertain each other with either mom or that's what she said jokes.

Nothing, however, has been anywhere near as entertaining as the single red Comark ruler that we have used as a variety of different things. From weapons to thumbs up extenders, this red ruler has met and exceeded any entertainment that we'd have come up with ourselves.

In the last couple of weeks, someone else has donated another identical ruler to our cause.

Oh yeah!

I have also forgotten to mention how depressing some of the Christmas tunes have been to me. Some--not all, but some have just brought me down.

Good thing we have two rulers now, though.
Nov. 21st, 2007 02:52 pm


servermonkey: (The Lone Gunmen)
So we have set up our Wii.

Anybody else out there want to Wii friend each other?
servermonkey: (Who Needs a Computer Anyway)
Hey, how's it going?

Setting this here as a reminder to myself, or I'll forget the game I was looking into earlier today.

Feel free, of course, to explore and discover Head Over Heels yourself. Or listen to the song by The Go-Go's--whichever is more convenient.
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:52 pm

WoW vortex

servermonkey: (Zoloft)
Weak willed that I am, I have decided to try out WoW.

I resisted this MMORPG behemoth (I always imagine Steven Wright as the K-Billy DJ mispronouncing the word in Reservoir Dogs) for just over six years now, but after hearing my brother-in-law rave about it I chose to try it out.

It had been a while since I'd even fired up Guild Wars, and in my mind I thought it'd be so close that I'd be, "Eh, whatev."

But I wasn't.

The thing is, I can't even really explain the attraction for me. Additionally funny to me is how ashamed I am to admit that I am a WoW player now.

What a sucker I am!

I have given some thought to putting WoW cards on my wish list--since Rachel's family always wonders what I'd like to get as a gift.

Since I mentioned Reservoir Dogs, I found it interesting that TCM ran Au Revoir Les Enfants the other day. Tarantino once called that the Reservoir movie, didn't he? It's all connected in one way or another, it seems.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
So I saw this whilst shopping at Publix with Jon last night...


It can also be found online here. So there.

servermonkey: (Crow la la la)
Because this will remain in my mind until I grab the song, I place it here and proceed to torment you with it as well.

You're welcome.
Sep. 14th, 2007 04:52 pm


servermonkey: (Evil Monkey)
Hey, who else is on MetaFilter? I can think of two people I've added as contacts there, but wasn't sure about anyone else.


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