I apologize for the lack of blogging lately!
I won’t lie, I spent much of the last 3 weeks working. Working a lot (almost 14 hours a day…and a couple hours on the weekends)…it’s been really tough.
Was supposed to take 2 full weeks off work for vacation but work reasons made me have to cancel my vacation :(
Fortunately, I took yesterday and today (Tuesday) off to get a 4-day weekend :)
It’s been nice…I spent 7/8th of the time relaxing my ass off….spent the other 1/8 of tonight catching up on work emails so I’m okay for tomorrow. Probably have to work late tomorrow night :(
Didn’t do any coding or proactively working on work stuff during my days off like I wanted to…which is fine. Nothing wrong with relaxing, especially after such a tough 3 weeks.
I’ve been in my new role for 2.5 months – but I hope in 1.5 more months that things calm down. I can’t keep this up forever…
Didn’t end up going…and it’s okay. I’m up to date on both comics and toys, it’s hard to justify the admission price given that anything purchased would be impulse buys. That said, I’d like to go next year. It seems I go ever 2 years lately. 2010, 2012…and 2014? Also, going to go to Anime North next year…for sure! FanExpo’s been bothering me the last few years. When I went in my geek prime, admission was $20 and it was Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was Comics and Anime and that was it. Now it’s Comics, Anime (which are both considerably smaller), Sci-fi (acceptable), Horror (I’d pay not to see Horror), Gaming (would rather not have that here), and SPORTS. SPORTS NOW?! Now it’s just a general, broad convention. Still brings out the stars but it’s not at all what it used to be for me. BLEH.
Read Crimson (1-24), Revelations (1-6) and I’m reading Out There (1-18) right now. Going back through some of my Humberto Ramos comics..love his art. Never really read those comics – just bought them for the art.
Watching the series of Malcolm in the Middle at the moment. It’s such an awesome show, written so well! Won so many awards….but I don’t think it caught on that well. Very underrated :(
Breaking Bad….has been as epic as always. Last week’s episode was okay, more just set up. This week’s was great. With only 5 episodes left this season…I cannot predict what’s going to happen next. The writers, like, 10 of them, spent thousands of hours coming up with the best, most satisfying conclusion. I don’t think anyone can predict what’s gonna happen next.
IMDB rates Breaking Bad a 9.4/10.
Wow look at this list:
3: Game of Thrones (Need to watch)
4: Breaking Bad (Watching)
5: The Wire (I was supposed to watch this! I feel more inclined to watch it)
6: Sherlock (Watching)
8: Arrested Development (Never watched)
8: Sopranos (Never watched)
10: Firefly (Joss Whedon’s….show I never watched)
11: Dexter (….this show’s not worthy of #11 imo…maybe the first 3 seasons…and a couple of seasons after that but much of it’s crap)
12: Avatar: The Last Air Bender !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT?!?!?! THIS CARTOON IS RATED #12 of ALL SHOWS on IMDB. Not saying it doesn’t deserve it (it does, it’s a fantastic show), just saying I’m surprised and impressed. Technically, the best rated cartoon on IMDB :) That’s saying a lot!
20: Death Note
23: Batman TAS
….holy crap there are a lot of shows on this list I wanna watch.
Spent a considerable number of hours playing 2003’s Initial D: Special Stage [PS2][JAP]. It’s still really fun :) Haven’t played my PS2 in years but playing this game is worth having it connected. I wanna play more :)
Expanded my house completely in Animal Crossing: New Leaf [3DS]. Been keeping track of the Stalk Market the last few weeks (have a Google Docs spreadsheet). Last week, I sold my turnips for 597 bells! About 6x more than I bought them for. The week before, 450 and the week before that, 207. At one point, I had 11 million bells but spent a lot of that buying turnips again as well as expanding my house. I expanded my house like, 6 times/days in a row.
Trying to get the 4 mannequins and also complete my costumes. Need to start impressing Gracie. Right now, I have the Samus costume but I want the Link and Mario/Luigi costumes. Currently, I’m dressed as a frog :)
Sad this thing hasn’t been updated. I’m actually getting quite a bit of traffic lately. Every time a statue is released, my site get a spike in traffic. Kinda wanna start it up again but would rather do various figure reviews instead.
Totally missed out on movies once my job changed. Never saw Monster’s University, The Wolverine, Planes, or Despicable Me 2. *I* never saw The Wolverine! I should return my “Geek” card right now!
That’s it for me I guess.
Going to Chicago and Milwaukee for work again during the week of Sept 12. It’s crazy, flight there and back, hotel, car rental, food…it’s like a free $1500~ trip…AND I get paid that week. I feel like I’m taking advantage but considering the personal sacrifice, I’m really not. Sadly, my Friday is all travel: 9-11 drive from Milwaukee to Midway Airport, 2pm flight and arrive in Toronto at 4:30. Basically 9-5:30 travelling. What a waste of time. I need to find a way to make it productive – maybe I can like, read or get an audio book. I bet a lot could be covered, listening to an audio book for 7.5 hours :)
Books I want to read
Game of Thrones
The Hunger Games (Book 1 and maybe Book 2/3)
…..but I never read so even though I want to read them…it’ll probably never happen.
…..but I would listen to an Audio book of them :)
Okay, that’s enough for now :) Good night! I’ll try to write again soon!