Howdy folks. It's been a while since I've graced these here pages, almost a month by my count. Well, as you have no doubt been able to see, a lot has been going on in that time. Comics, unfortunately, are the least of most of our worries. But that doesn't mean we don't love you! We do, really. Here are the chocolates and flowers to prove it! Well, not so much chocolate and flowers as a comic
brought to you by CXM Contributing Columnist and Dance Dance Revolutionary Jared Goldberg
I had the pleasure of going out to visit Jason
last weekend, and we had what is loosely termed as a "blast." There was much watching of Spaced
, and a bit of the playing of the Worms: Armageddon
. A nice stress reliever was had by all, and I returned home, refreshed.
That lasted about a day, as I had two exams that I desperately needed to study for this week. So by the time I was back in home, sweet Ithaca, I needed a vacation from a vacation. Fortunately, last week has passed, and it's on to bigger and better things. Including buying a book for class which I need to present on on Thursday. Doh. Bad luck as usual. Not to mention the extensive credit card bill resulting from my nifty new Visor Pro (which I, amazingly, have not yet broken). I love this little sucker to death; I've already got it working as a remote control, and loaded up with the King James Bible for my class, as well as the usual functions. Now, if I could just earn some money and buy some nifty Springboard modules. I shall have to wait towards Christmas, I suppose.
I've also just picked up one of my programming projects again, and been working on souping out the Mac OS X installation on my G3 tower. I've got MySQL and PHP in, so I can do some dynamic web programming, and I just got the OS X build of Samba up today; if only the built in Samba client supported browsing better. Oh well. I like the ability to trick out my computer; it reminds me of the early days of crappy shareware utilities on my Mac LC, back in Junior High. Except these are much much more useful. Okay, well, marginally more useful.
I had a chance to see Bandits this past weekend. It was pretty damn funny, and I recommend it to anybody looking for a couple hours of leaning back and relaxing. I liked Bruce Willis, as usual, but I (more surprisingly to me), I liked Billy Bob Thornton even more. He's really a versatile actor, and I'm really looking forward to his performance in the next upcoming Coen brothers' movie, The Man Who Wasn't There. I really liked O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and this looks even more up my alley, kinda film noir with the main character being a barber (damn, I just wrote a story about a barber a couple weeks ago).
Oh, incidentally, speaking of O Brother, definitely take a look at George Clooney's next upcoming. It pairs him with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Carl Reiner, Don Cheadle and a few other names I'm probably forgetting. Ocean's 11 is a remake of a 50s Rat Pack movie, but this time with Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) at the helm. This is probably my second most anticipated movie of December (after Fellowship of course). The trailer's here.
I've also spent a lot of time playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein with my apartment mates recently. We have, incredibly, not grown all that tired of it yet, though I sense that it is reaching the end of its one-map lifespan. It is quite fun though, and I look forward to playing other missions. Otherwise, it'll be back to good old Rogue Spear.
Dan is ready to take on a new week. That'll be beaten out of him by Tuesday!
Quote of the Day: "Smash and grab job, eh?"
-Matt Damon, Ocean's 11