The most unsatisfying thing you can do...
...is clean the apartment you are moving OUT of. On one had, yes, of course it's clean and you are done moving and its all good. On the other hand, you just sweated and scrubbed and swept and got in a fight about how clean things actually have to be and then you walk downstairs and YOUR shit is still dirty.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Oh and everytime I clean, I manage to somehow get bleach on me:
Thats the second grey shirt now that has little pink bleach spots on it.
No post today
My post on how to install Ultima 7 DID go live today, so you can go read that instead. It's an old DOS game, and I've written up some step by step instructions on how to get this game running on more current operating systems.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Labels: video games
Movies movies and MOAR MOVIES
So I got to Blockbuster yesterday (yeah, they still have those here), and I rent a movie. The guy at the counter says to me "If you rent a new release, you can get that (the one I have in my hand) movie for free. THEN when you return them both, you can get ANOTHER non-new release movie for free."
Monday, June 20, 2011
And here's the kicker part of all this.
"And you can keep swapping out your non-new release for a different non-new release for free till July 4th."
So basically from here till July, I have complete free access to the entire store. And I can do this all day long if I wanted to. I just have to be willing to walk the 1/2 block to the store after I finish watching them.
Kendle's leaving on bussiness next week, so you know THAT means?
What I've been up to
So you may have noticed that the posts have slowed down a bit around here. That's cause I've been writing for a Chicago videogame blog. I've writing a series of posts on how to get old DOS games up and running on more current OS's.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here's the first one:
oh and I wrote an intro post, incase you didn't see that on Facebook.
AND I'm currently writing the second post for the series and they take alot of work. WAY more than my posts here. So stick with me, I'm taking on alot, but I'll try and keep up :)
Where my money goes
ONE MAN get's ALOT of my money. I need to figure out how to do this.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Brussel Sprouts are a punishment
So Kendle serves brussel sprouts last night. She comes home, and starts putzing around in the kitchen and I ask whats shes cooking.
Friday, June 10, 2011
"Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, chicken" she answered.
"Brussel sprouts? Isn't that what people serve kids when they have been bad? Arn't they a punishment?" I asked.
She just rolled her eyes, and said "You've never even had them, how can you know."
Well fast forward to dinner, and she gave me like...a PILE of these things. I ate them. Oh, I ate them and then some more and then even more, and when I was all done, there were STILL a ton on my plate. So I start in on my chicken and as I'm eating the last few bites of that succulent meat, a stray brussel sprout managed to make its way onto my fork along with some chicken.
"I see you sprout!" I yelled. "Chicken bone wall!" I cried as I started to pen in the brussel sprouts. "You won't be sneaking on to MY fork!"
Kendle snapped a quick pic and then asked if I could eat one more. Here's my reaction to THAT:
In all seriousness though, they weren't that bad. She didn't steam them, they were not mush. They had some sorta sauce on them. She's a good cook.
File this under "things I just didn't have to worry about in Champaign." Sure, mob hits in front of the local mall in broad daylight are a normal day for CU, but at least thats a targeted crime. This shit is just random. Flash mobs, are NOT when a group of improv people get together and break out into dance in unision.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Well, not in Chicago.
Flash mobs are just muggings. You are walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly you are surrounded by a ton of teenagers who just beat the shit out of you and take your wallet. The other way it works is that a ton of teenagers will just bust in your store take what they want and run out. When they leave, they disperse in multiple directions, making it hard for the police to chase.
This kind of thing has been going on overseas FOREVER, and I guess its just now making its way over here.
So anywho, I'm on my way to the Library yesterday, and what do I see hanging out a block away? A ton of teenagers. Not taking my chances, I cross the street, and then back again just to get to the library. While I'm on the other side of the street, I get to thinking...
I can't wait to have a kid, cause I'm pretty sure these teenagers wouldn't target me if I had a kid with me. People generally hate terrorizing kids, so they don't mug people with kids.
Woah! Batman! What do you mean?
Jesus guys, way to rain on my parade! I guess they are right. Having kids with me won't shield me from the dangers of flash mobs....err, I mean muggings.
Yeah, check your calendar. It's not April 1st. I'm not joking. After four short months here, I'm moving. Let's take a look at things.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
1 month to move in
1 month to figure out what you actually need and rebuy things you left behind.
2 months LIVING
START ALL OVER AGAIN
But, before you get your panties in a knot (Colin) or start jumping for joy...I'm moving across the hall and down one floor. You know how when we moved in some dude had fallen asleep on the couch and burned out an apartment? Well it was a 2 BR and now thats its been renovated cleaned up, etc....that's where we are moving. Good news...we get a door that locks and was NOT busted in with an axe!
Things that are better about the new place.
1) One less floor to run up and down
2) DOES NOT FACE THE L
3) Porch is 2X as large, 3X quieter, and has 5X more shade
4) 2 bed rooms, for my office
5) 2 Full baths, so when people come and visit...2 people can get ready for the day at once
6) Parking space is NOT in an ally that is 3 inches too short to manuver in, so my car will stop getting scraped up
So yeah, Colin gets a house, and Hunka gets a new apartment all on the same day. I like to think of it NOT as moving to a new apartment, but more like, slowly moving out. Who knows, maybe next year we will move into the retail space on the first floor, and 6 months after that, out of the building.