hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (Default)
We spent a quiet weekend at home. Mostly because K couldn't ditch the cold.

That was OK, honestly. We spent alot of time playing Animal Crossing, which is cute all it's own, but add other people, and you can have all sorts of other gameplay you couldn't have had otherwise. You can play hide and go seek in someone else's town. You can have 5 or 10 minute fishing/bud-catching tournaments. You can exchange fruit, go raid each other's shops (Clothes Shop and General Store), visit each other's museums to see how people are doing compared to you.

It was a good time.

Not much to say past that. We're hoping to get Fleetwood Mac tickets today. 3/10 at the Verizon Center. The tickets go on sale at 10. :) Both K and I like Fleetwood Mac and how many chances will there be left, I wonder, to see them live. :)
hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (Default)
Capitol Steps was good. :) There was a fair amount of repeat songs, a few songs with a few different words ("Beginner Takes It All" included lines, this time, about 'that Plumber Joe' and 'My Friends' *amuse*) and some never before seen songs.

Some songs.. they really really really REALLY need to take out of circulation. The Supremes' Song, "Stayin' Alive" just HAS to go. It was cute a few years back. Now it's overused (I've seen it four times in 3 years) and anyways no longer the point with Obama president-elect.

But they had some GREAT new Material (Seeing Putin, Medvedev and.. some unknown third person dancing around, clapping their hands, etc.) to "Midnight Raid to Georgia" had me nearly rolling along the floor laughing. It was AWESOME! :D

Though Tina Fey does a much better Palin then the Capitol Steps does. (The Capitol Steps performer kept dropping her accent. Though.. how she was going to deal with foreign powers like Russia... also left me rolling along the floor (she whipped her hair out of the bun, and started running her hands down her body. Then... THEN.. to show that Biden knows how to play the game, he, too, started running his hands around his body. Oh my god, it was funny.)

So.. all in all, a great show! :D

Studying.. is going along. I did a lot on Saturday, a little on Sunday and will do a little more Wednesday. It's tough.. and I'm really struggling with the questions, but.. I'm also probably learning too.
I had a nightmare Saturday, though, that the test was five weeks ago and woke up freaking out (feeling kinda freaked out most of yesterday, really)

Speaking of the Presidential Candidates, I nearly died.. there was a Producer Event in Norway last week, and they released a couple of official videos. The first was a fight between Biden and Palin at the steps of city hall (Palin picked a fight with Biden, they fought for a while and Palin kicked Biden's butt.) and then.. a dance-off, I guess, between Palin and a less-than-adequate McCain. Which was.. mind breaking. :)

There are other videos from the Norway Producer Event, quite a lot, really. So.. some real details about what the game entails are filtering through.. and I'm REALLY impressed.

I have some less-than-lovely things to say about EA and some of the directions they've taken recently. Alot of the stuff they've put out recently has not lived up to expectations. Spore.. was.. OK. Just OK. It didn't deliver up to the hype it's still getting. Simcity Societies.. wasn't good at all. MySims.. crap. Simcity Creator.. crap. Not to mention that I'm not thrilled with the DRM software, SecuRom, they keep sticking on the games.
But Sims 3... clearly they've been LISTENING to their players. I have no doubts whatsoever that, so long as the game runs, that this game is going to deliver and will be better than Sims 2. No doubt.

In fact, i was obsessing to K about Sims 3, and kinda sad because I realize once I GET Sims 3.. Sims 2 will probably go away. K may play it, here and there, but.. it'll be like saying goodbye to an old friend. Sims 2 and I have been buddies for five years so it'll be sad to see some of it go. K points out it might be worth it to 'say goodbye' properly. :) So... I've spent some time and will probably continue to spend some time, when I can, playing Sims and living their lives out for them. :)

Which is good for my SimGod blog. It gives me something to talk about. :D

So.. *checks time* Time to get to work. See y'all at lunch. :)
hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (Default)
I think.. having gotten as interested in the political stuff as I did for as long as I did.. and then finally having gotten the president I wanted.. yesterday I was euphoric.. today, I just feel wiped out.

I'm still happy my candidate won, but I'm done with arguing, done with trying to correct people. I see there's still a bunch of active threads in CC's Lounge about the election and I just.. don't have the stomach to be involved.

Tomorrow we'll be seeing the Capitol Steps, Musical Political Comedy. THIS I'm looking forward to. Whereas the stuff in the Lounge almost makes me cringe, I know I'll be busting a gut laughing tomorrow at the Capitol Steps' take on things. There's SO much for them to mock from this past election.
Hopefully this time we don't end up sitting next to the Conservative with no sense of humor who only laughs when they mock Barack but audibly mutters and gives us the fisheye when they mock McCain and we laugh.
hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (TMBG2)
OK, I'm up (stupid Gershwin), so I may as well take a moment to talk about the TMBG Concert:)

First off, the concert was short. Like, not even an hour and a half, even with Encore.

The playlist is
La Fortuna Intro
Clap Your Hands
Bed Bed Bed
Cyclops Rock
Fingertips
John Lee Supertaster
Dr. Worm
Famous Polka
Famous Polka - FASTER!
Drink!
Dead
On The Drag
In The Middle In The Middle In The Middle
Istanbul (not Constantinople)
Minimum Wage
Boss Of Me
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Why Does The Sun Shine?
Thank Yous (also, very short)
No!

Encore
Particle Man
Battle For The Planet of the Apes
New York City

Looking back at November's Concert from last year, it was a LITTLE DISAPPOINTING.
For example, New York City.. In November, they really played it hard and well. I remember dancing going "THIS IS COOL!", yesterday I was like 'Too slow! Speed it up!'
Still didn't do No Ana Ng, No Statue, No Guitar, Not even Man It's So Loud In Here or Sleepwalkers or "Adult" Robot Parade this time *sniffsniff*
Not even Spin the Dial!! *sniffsniff*

I'm not saying the show wasn't good. It was. I still can't talk from all the screaming I did. :) It just didn't compare to the one last November which was longer and cooler and stuff.
When they started playing the Famous Polka... again, I was laughing pretty hard. it just amused me. They should have sung the words, though!
Was both confused and amused when someone nearer to the front of the concert (I ended up staying in back with [livejournal.com profile] dawnstar, [livejournal.com profile] kolys, [livejournal.com profile] blackfelicula and [livejournal.com profile] mechanchaos) took his shoe up and held it above his head like a prize.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes was nifty and sounded... pretty much like in Severe Tire Damage.
When the Band of Dans played, we had to raise out left hand, do the concert punching air in front of us thing and scream "People". When the Johns played, we had to do this with our right hand and scream "Ape". When no one played, we had to do this with both hands and scream "Robot".. it was.. amusing :)
Apparently I was amusing too. [livejournal.com profile] dawnstar at one point in the night commented that she wasn't sure whether the better show was watching the band or me watching the band. heh.

Another note, we missed one of the opening bands (Woven), but the one we did catch, McCarthyizm.. well, it was pretty darned cool too :) Unfortunately and for reasons I don't really get when I went up to the place to get a CD, they said McCarthyizm had never put any out.
So I was forced to get the CD version of the Working Undercover For The Man single and the newest version of Direct From Brooklyn (with the Gigantic scenes in it :) ) which I will probably watch before [livejournal.com profile] kholnuu calls. Poor me ;)

I'll tell you in person, but happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] janinedog! :)

OK, I'll post this, feed the evil cattens of hellitude and try to go back to bed before people arrive again.
hkellick: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges (Default)
OK, I'm up (stupid Gershwin), so I may as well take a moment to talk about the TMBG Concert:)

First off, the concert was short. Like, not even an hour and a half, even with Encore.

The playlist is
La Fortuna Intro
Clap Your Hands
Bed Bed Bed
Cyclops Rock
Fingertips
John Lee Supertaster
Dr. Worm
Famous Polka
Famous Polka - FASTER!
Drink!
Dead
On The Drag
In The Middle In The Middle In The Middle
Istanbul (not Constantinople)
Minimum Wage
Boss Of Me
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Why Does The Sun Shine?
Thank Yous (also, very short)
No!

Encore
Particle Man
Battle For The Planet of the Apes
New York City

Looking back at November's Concert from last year, it was a LITTLE DISAPPOINTING.
For example, New York City.. In November, they really played it hard and well. I remember dancing going "THIS IS COOL!", yesterday I was like 'Too slow! Speed it up!'
Still didn't do No Ana Ng, No Statue, No Guitar, Not even Man It's So Loud In Here or Sleepwalkers or "Adult" Robot Parade this time *sniffsniff*
Not even Spin the Dial!! *sniffsniff*

I'm not saying the show wasn't good. It was. I still can't talk from all the screaming I did. :) It just didn't compare to the one last November which was longer and cooler and stuff.
When they started playing the Famous Polka... again, I was laughing pretty hard. it just amused me. They should have sung the words, though!
Was both confused and amused when someone nearer to the front of the concert (I ended up staying in back with [livejournal.com profile] dawnstar, [livejournal.com profile] kolys, [livejournal.com profile] blackfelicula and [livejournal.com profile] mechanchaos) took his shoe up and held it above his head like a prize.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes was nifty and sounded... pretty much like in Severe Tire Damage.
When the Band of Dans played, we had to raise out left hand, do the concert punching air in front of us thing and scream "People". When the Johns played, we had to do this with our right hand and scream "Ape". When no one played, we had to do this with both hands and scream "Robot".. it was.. amusing :)
Apparently I was amusing too. [livejournal.com profile] dawnstar at one point in the night commented that she wasn't sure whether the better show was watching the band or me watching the band. heh.

Another note, we missed one of the opening bands (Woven), but the one we did catch, McCarthyizm.. well, it was pretty darned cool too :) Unfortunately and for reasons I don't really get when I went up to the place to get a CD, they said McCarthyizm had never put any out.
So I was forced to get the CD version of the Working Undercover For The Man single and the newest version of Direct From Brooklyn (with the Gigantic scenes in it :) ) which I will probably watch before [livejournal.com profile] kholnuu calls. Poor me ;)

I'll tell you in person, but happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] janinedog! :)

OK, I'll post this, feed the evil cattens of hellitude and try to go back to bed before people arrive again.

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