Flotsam and Jetsam

What was that?

As I was sitting here trying to think of something to say that didn’t have to do with Rock Band or my marriage, a commercial came on that I could have sworn said “Homos, want to refinance?”
I very quickly realized that he had said “Homeowners”.

Sound isolation

Today Larry and I paid a visit to our downstairs neighbor to do some sound tests. We found that if we put our “Rock Band” drum set on a blanket, that greatly isolated the noise. We could not, however, find any good way to keep jess’s music on her computer from being annoyingly loud in the downstairs bedroom.
I’m investigating trying to find some sound absorbing materials to put the drum set on and to put our stereo speakers on (which we run the TV through).

Mitch Hedberg Possession

Mitch Hedberg periodically possesses my body. Every now and then I will just say something that sounds like something that he would have said (though not nearly as brilliant as him) and it even comes out in his particular inflection. My most recent Mitch-ism: a friend was saying that she knew someone with photographic memory. I said “I have phonographic memory. I remember everything people say but it’s kind of scratchy and sometimes it skips.”

Blog clog!

I want to blog about stuff. And yet I don’t. Yet I do. Dilemma. I may need to consult da Grr.
We so need a Nintendo Wii.
We have an Xbox 360 which is way cool too. I just saw a commercial for Call of Duty 4. Must go pick that up!
The last set of my “expert” career on Guitar Hero III is BRUTAL! It’s totally kicking my ass. Tried many times to get through “Rain of Blood” and failed every time. I decided to move on to “Cliffs of Dover” but can’t even make it through the intro. I 4 starred “Number of the Beast” though, so that’s cool. Then I tried “One” and completely bit it once it reached the really fast solo part. Looks like I might have to break down and use the “practice” mode to complete it.
Got cast in r another short film filming this Sunday night. I will play a car thief mentoring an aspiring thief. I’ll be keeping my Victorian facial hair for the part. They liked it.
So, yeah, I want to blog about stuff. And yet I don’t.

Random ramblings

In many ways Autumn/Winter are my favorite time of the year. Always has been. Strangely though, it always seems to be a time of the year when I am much more pensive and emotional. Really in touch with my emotions and passions. For obvious reasons I am absolutely dreading the next several months. Please send all the good vibes, Wiccan spells, prayers and thoughts you can muster.
I am really digging the new show “Journeyman”. It’s easy to write it off as a “Quantum Leap” ripoff but I really think it has its own thing going.
I’m almost done with my “Expert” Guitar Hero III career. Next month, ROCK BAND! That game is going to be awesome.
Owen Wilson, I understand, man. Call me if you want to talk.
Uh, yeah. I think that’s it for now. He’s Chevy Chase and I’m not. I am outta here!

User registration

So thanks to Jess I discovered a little quirk here since I upgraded to MT4. If you previously commented using Typekey then you may have had a problem trying to register here now (Movable Type now has built in registration so you don’t have to use typekey if you don’t want to). I’ve cleared out the database entries so if anyone previously tried to register but received “a user with that name already exists” then you should be able to register now if you so choose. Otherwise typekey still works as do LiveJournal logins, OpenID and Vox logins.
Let me know of any wonkiness you encounter.

Twitter

I’ve succumbed to twitter too thanks to Jess who succumbed thanks to some other friends. I actually find it pretty fun though I would find it much more so if there were more people I knew using it.

Does blogging work? It just did!

I’ve seen billboards on the side of the road that say “Does advertising work? It just did!”
Um…no…actually it didn’t. All that means is that my eyes work and I can read. Just because I didn’t avert my eyes from your stupid billboard doesn’t mean I’m going to buy your product or frequent your business, which is more the point of advertising, I would think.
And with this post, we begin NaBloPoMo!

A Perfect Song

“Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s is one of the most absolutely perfect songs I’ve ever heard. Simple, sparse yet full of as much pure emotion and soul as a song can be. I can’t stop listening to it even though it makes me want to cry every listen.

And we’re baaaaaack!

Some of you might have noticed a slight interruption in my website service. This was because I had long ago stored an mp3 here for transfer. Somehow, some ass-hat found it and must have posted it on some mp3 sharing site or something because over one night it was downloaded many hundreds of times, thus using up all my allotted bandwidth for the month.