Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes
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I've been ridiculously busy this week; hence, no journaling, no IMing, no FUN...

1. Last night Kath and I finished up the wedding invitations; now all we've gotta do is get 'em stamped. I've gotta say, these are very cool invitations. Kath and I have maintained since the beginning that we wanted to stay away from anything "froo-froo" and dainty, and, well, the invitations are certainly un-froo and, actually, pretty cool looking. They come in a see-through envelope and the invitation itself is made up of 4 or 5 colorful inserts. You know the CD insert for Sonic Youth's "Experimental Jet Set", how there's 6 or 7 different inserts? That's the general idea, except wedding-related.

2. While we were putting the invitations together, we decided to watch "Die Hard". The only reason why that gets any mention at all is that I had forgotten that we had watched the entire Ben Stiller Show DVD a couple weeks ago, and thus had forgotten the absolutely brilliant Die Hard parody (which takes place in a supermarket), and finally had forgotten the parody's catchphrase, "Yabba dabba deeba dabba", which pretty much cracked us up for the entire movie.

3. The band, slowly but surely, has started to get some more drummer applicants, and I'd just like to pat myself on the back because I've been unusually pro-active about it, and - well, facts is facts - pretty much all of the incoming traffic over the last week or so has been through my own efforts. We've got an audition lined up for Sunday, I think, and a few more are slowly trickling in.

3a. We're also doing quite well on Garageband.com, apparently - one of our songs has made it into Round 3 (of 5) and we're at #56, I think. I'm a little bummed that I'm not on any of the recordings on the site, but in the grand scheme of things I could care less. The band is getting good feedback from complete strangers - that's awesome.

4. Helpful tip of the day: If you're going to get into an argument on an internet forum, make sure you have a reasonable grasp of the English language - this includes spelling, grammar and punctuation. I bring this up because I'm part of a group of Xbox gamers who are starting a "Boycott EA" campaign, and we get lots of retarded 12-year-olds who hate us and offer us wonderful retorts like "Yuo guy's are bunch loser's", and you can imagine how well they get their point across.

4a. Not that you're interested, but we're boycotting EA because of their ridiculous policy of refusing to use Xbox Live. This means that if you spend $50 on the PS2 version of Madden 2004, you get to play it online, but if you spent $50 on the Xbox version, you don't. (It also means that if you're an Xbox gamer, you'll most likely purchase the far superior ESPN Football, but that's another story.) This most recent boycott attempt stems from EA's recent purchase of Criterion Games, who developed the fantastic "Burnout" and "Burnout 2" racing games, and who were planning on making "Burnout 3" a robust experience on Xbox Live. EA's purchase, however, virtually guarantees that this Xbox Live experience will not exist. This fucking pisses me off. I've had an anti-EA stance ever since they single-handedly killed the Sega Dreamcast by refusing to publish ANY games for it, and this anti-XBL policy is, unfortunately, par for the course. Penny Arcade says it best.

5. I've been excited for the start of baseball season for a couple weeks now, but it's been almost painful since yesterday, when it was over 40 degrees here and you could almost smell the coming spring.
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