I’m a little late with the weekend update because I was pretty busy yesterday and didn’t really get much of a chance to write much. The weekend was as boring as every other one.
Friday night I went over Raz’s house and he and Jenny and I watched Death Warmed Up. It’s a futuristic type horror movie about a doctor that reanimates the dead and it makes them psychotic. It was a hard movie to review. The problem with it is that it didn’t really make a whole lot of sense. I liked the parts of the movie, but I didn’t like the whole of it. That’s a first for me. Usually I can say “Oh this movie is awful, but I liked the scene where that guy’s head exploded”, but I don’t know if I’ve ever said “I liked the scene with the brain surgery, and the scene where the motorcycles chased the group through the underground tunnels, but boy that movie was shite!”
Afterwards we played GTA for a while, and we had to fix some problem with Raz’s router, because we could hardly ever connect to a game. We’d sit in a lobby by ourselves waiting for others to join, but no one would ever join. You’d figure on a Friday night there would be thousands of people playing. We finally got that fixed at about 2:30am, and we played for about an hour before I headed home.
That brings me to one part I dislike about GTA, and that’s the way the multiplayer is set up. I like the multiplayer gameplay itself, but I don’t like that you have to load your game and then select multiplayer from Niko’s cell phone which in turn loads the multiplayer portion. When you’re done with a match, let’s say for instance a race, and you decide “I want to play deathmatch instead” you have to leave the game, which then loads your single player game, and then you have to bring up the cell phone again, then launch another game, which again loads the multiplayer lobby. Imagine if you wanted to play a race, then decide you want to play deathmatch, then cops n’crooks, then mafiya war… That’s loading 8 times, which while it only lasts about 30 seconds, gets tiring after a while. Maybe you can do it a different way, but I haven’t really paid enough attention to get it right yet.
Saturday was pretty uneventful. I installed a new dryer vent from our basement, because our old one was pretty drafty, and we had the new one laying around the garage for a while. I used some spray foam sealer generously around the opening, and it seems to be holding up pretty well. After that I played some more GTA, and watched an HBO boxing after dark card that was pretty entertaining.
Sunday, Katie and I went out for lunch and went to Best Buy so I could get Boom Blox. Eventually, we went out to Ikea, and I bought another shelf to display my vinyl on, and some other odds and ends that we saw there. We ended up watching The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe that night because neither of us had seen it and we were somewhat interested in seeing the new one. I also got some new (to me) music, including “In Ghost Colours” by Cut Copy, a David Axelrod compilation, Justice of the Unicorns “Angels with Uzis“, a few albums by Mew, and some other stuff.
Monday, after work Katie and I went to Barnes and Noble, and I picked up the latest copy of 2600, a wok cookbook, Black Hole by Charles Burns, and Tricked by Alex Robinson. I have Alex Robinson’s “Box Office Poison” and really enjoyed that, so hopefully this one is good too. It seems like the only books I finish reading are graphic novels. I’m also looking into getting some ebooks in the near/immediate future.