Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Ok... So admit it... It's finally happened... After being told repeatedly that I would become addicted to the Hero's TV show if I watched it, I give... I am in fact, addicted to Hero's... It all started with a Zune video download, and posts on the high def digest forums... I was told there again that I'd become addicted to this show there too, and finally I went and watched the pilot... It was alright, in and of it's self not quite crack, but entertaining. But then I went to, and noticed that the HD DVD's for the whole of Season 1 were selling for $30 through one of their vendors. So I bit, what the hell, the pilot was good, why not get a full season in quality HD for $30? I mean, when the heck else am I going to get that kind of deal? I sure won't with the upcoming bluray's.

So, last night the HD DVD's finally came in and I watched episode 2. Again, very entertaining though not quite crack.. More like, Marijuana. So today, after helping out a friend and spending a lovely day at work I decided to watch Episode 3 and an episode of Space: Above and Beyond (I got those on DVD as well)... Well, I started at 6pm, and now it's 8:47 and I'm on episode 6 of Hero's.

Over all, a very well done series and I like very much. I suspect that I won't have any trouble catching up with Season 1 very quickly. All in all, I'm not quite sure if it's 100% on battlestar level, but.... It certainly will keep me from jumping off a cliff when the show is finally finished off this season (ok, slight dramatization).

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The wedding gift...

Ok, for starters just to get it out of the way incase anyone didn't know my sister is now engaged to her boyfriend of well, since forever I guess... A really great guy called Paul Long, he totally rocks and I totally look forward to having his as a bro in law!

So, as for the title of tonight's little story... I gave them their wedding gift a smidge early, they're getting married Dec 31st of this year. But, ya know I figure whatever get the gift, give it to them and let them enjoy it some while they go through all the fun and excitement (and stress) that is planning thee most important day of anyone's life. So rather than getting to the point and just telling everyone what I got them, I'm going to write a small blurb about how I went about giving them this gift. Because if you know me, then you know I can't just straight up give them their gift, I have to punk them first!

So Paul comes over tonight presumably to watch movies with the family (being my family) tonight. My sister is really excited for me to see knocked up (we did finally watch some of it). So he comes over, and he's chillaxn' with us all talking about this and that having a good old time. I had told them I was going to give them their wedding gift tomorrow just before we went to our picnic thing, but since he happened to be over I figured what the hell, I'll just give it to them now! So I say "hey, do you guys just want me to give you your wedding gift now?", the obvious answer here is yes ;) (or the only correct answer I'll accept anyway j/k)

So at this point, I make a big show about aaaalright, well me me go downstairs and haul it up here for you guys! At this point I promptly run downstairs, haul out the gifts but leave them in the basement. After moving them I ran back too their hiding spot and pulled out 2 McDonalds Happy Meal bags I had saved since yesterday for this evening's little production.

At this point I run quickly back upstairs with the happy meal bags hidden behind my back and say "aaalright guys you ready?!? I got you.... Happy Meals!!!!" while presenting them with the happy meal bags. At this point their smiling but also seem to be trying to figure out just what the hell I'm up to. So I go ahead and inform them to open up the happy meal bags and see what they got inside. Inside my sisters (which she found what she was supposed to right away, you go sis!) was the McDonalds girl toy, and a print out of a picture of a 42" Toshiba Regza LCD TV, she found the print out first which was immediately followed by "OH MY GOD ARE YOU KIDDING?!?", then Paul opens his up and find Optimus Prime lol.... I told him to dig a little deeper because in his was a picture of a Playstation 3.

Once they had the pictures of what I gave them, I led them downstairs and showed them the real things. It didn't take long for us to decide that indeed we were driving to Paul's and setting it up! So, it's 2:30 now, I just got back from the future bro in law's place (and watching most of knocked up), and I have to say I'm really happy with how this all went down. Actually finally getting to do this after having planned this moment out for months has been completely awesome! My sister loved the happy meal idea, and is actually saving the happy meal bags lol.

So, for now... It's really darn late and I need to get some rest because we're having our family/friends 4th of july (yes a day late) slash regata picnic tomorrow and I suppose it would be convinent to be awake for it. Good night all, hope you all had 4th of july's as good as mine.