Thursday, October 23, 2003

I talked last night with some friends from work who are originally from South Africa. As a joke on Monday night I started writing down some of the words and phrases they use that I didn't know and then I decided to write it up as a "South African to English Traslation Guide". They thought that was pretty damn funny so they sat with me and now I have two pages of terms with definitions. I'll post it if I can figure out how to create a table.

I ended up staying here too late doing that last night, so I didn't make it to the gym. Instead I went home, had dinner, started to watch some more bad anime (more on that in a minute), but then decided that I was going to move my computer table and computers from my bedroom where they sit unused out to a corner of the living room where they can sit unused -- at least until I buy a new computer. Which may be soon. I called a local place that my office uses for its computer purchases and I should have a price quote tomorrow. I can't express how badly I need a new computer, my old PC is seven or eight years old and I need to back it up before it dies completely.

Okay, bad anime. I like anime, some of it, but wow, when it's bad it's really bad. I was watching Devil Lady the past couple of nights (and as much as that sounds like it's porn anime, it's not) and it's not good. Maybe it's the pacing (which sucks), but it was a real chore to get through the four episodes on the DVD I got for free from work. I was talking with Seth about it last night and I hit upon a theory I like -- I think a lot of anime (and other things for that matter) are well-liked because the ideas are good -- even if they're executed poorly. People look at it and say, "Wow, that's a cool idea. I want to see more of this just to see what they do with the idea." Unforutnately, it never gets as cool as it could. I feel like that about a lot of anime. The only exceptions I have are for the Ranma 1/2 stuff, and Cowboy Bebop. Oh, although I did enjoy Kerry's copy of Phantom Quest Corp. Um, that all on that.

I need a couple of new bookcases. Now that I cleared the desk and computers from my bedroom, I have room for some more bookcases. Man, I have a lot of books. Mostly gaming books. I may have to get rid of some. Especially that Rifts crap. Oh, damn, now some poor Rifts fan is going to stumble onto this site and give me hell. Those guys are rabid.

I made plans today to go to Wizard World Texas in November. I also looked into meeting Seth and Chris in New York, but I don't think I can. The ticket runs about $330, and I don't have that to spare at the moment.

I had a nice talk last night with Greg. It was a good talk and he caught me up on what's going on with all the folks at LSS. Donna is still a putz, but I forgive her. Robyn however, had better keep posting.

Okay, now I'm going to clear out of here and see if I can get to Best Buy before they close. I want the Indiana Jones DVDs. Mmmm, good.


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