Sunday, January 21, 2007

Boredom & The Alias Game

1. YOUR REAL NAME: (the one given to you at birth, duh)
Inari Seng

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus -izzle)

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal)
Orange Elephant

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street name)
Jean Delores

5. YOUR STARWARS NAME: (first name: the first 3 letters of your last name & first 2 letters of your first name. last name: first 2 letters of mom's maiden name & first 3 letters of the city you grew up in)
Senin Hawya

6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink).
Pink Cranberry

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name(no siblings than best friend), last letter of your moms middle name)

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mothers maiden name)
I'm supposed to be under protection!

9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black and the name of one your pets)
Black Kharma

10. YOUR PORNSTAR NAME: (first pets name and your first street)
Shadow Plum

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Obi-wan Kenobi Crabs?

While passing time in Kent waiting for my mother to get off of work for a business meeting pertaining to Perfect PC, I stopped by the super market to see what they had in the way of futons for the shop. While there I passed through the pet section to look at the fish. Let's face it, the fish are the coolest part of any super market. Across from the goldfish were little 3"x3" circular tubs with hermit crabs in them. Noticing two of the younger crabs trapped in much-to-small for them shells I decided to save them from their purgatory, and brought them home.

Well, that is a lie. I did not have time to stop by the house before the business meeting so I took the crabs to dinner. There's nothing quite like the strange looks you receive when your waitress comes to the table and notices live crabs sitting beside the condiments. Especially at a fancy restaurant.

Walmart was so ill-prepared to care for hermit crabs that  it was mind boggling that they even had them in stock. The crabs I purchased are Ecuadorian crabs, meaning from the coastline and they had them all crammed into little containers of freshwater. They didn't even keep hermit crab food or vitamins in stock! So while you could buy them there you'd have nothing to feed them unless you made another stop elsewhere and bought it separately.

I wound up going to the nearest pet shop in Kent and picking up a bottle of all-around balanced nutritional supplement hermit crab food, though you can feed them anything (from fruit to french fries) it's important for them to have a healthy primary dish.

I'm now the caretakers of Sven and Unaru! They're living contently in a small 5 gallon aquarium with sandstone pebbles, a marble freshwater bathing pool (for hydration requirements) with a sponge in it (for humidity needs), various shells for them to move into when they outgrow their current shells (which will be very soon due to the poor conditions they were living in at the store), a small piece of driftwood for them to climb around on (Sven loves this), a lil' upturned clam shell filled with moist food and a second upturned clam shell filled with salt water because as Ecuadorian crabs they MUST have that to survive.

The crabs themselves are smaller than 1". In an orange shell we've got Sven and in a dark shell we've got Unaru. Aptly named I might add because Sven is always up and about first thing in the morning, whereas Unaru digs herself a hole into the pebbles in the morning so she can sneak in more sleep -- but you can coax her up by offering food. Similar to myself I'm told.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Inari > PSP

So after a day of thinking about it,  I went to the store and I bought my shiny new PSP. I even paid in cash, which I never do because I dislike handling money. I had exact cash and intended to be all suave and pay that way, but I didn't include taxation in my equation so I wound up having to break another 20.

It's great because it's a version .71 (not the newer .82) so I can mod it and download old games that aren't actually available for the PSP.

This means any game I own now or in the future, no matter what console or handheld it was originally designed for, will be playable on my PSP with a little assistance from a computer. Because I would only ever download things that I've already paid for myself and already own. Obligatory disclaimer out of the way!

For example's sake: even though Square is only re-releasing FFVI for the GBA:A (which I also own, original pink import) I can technically buy it for my GBA, rip it to my PC's HD and reformat it for the PSP. Then hook up my PSP through the USB port and download it. Why? Good question really, since I already own a GBA and having bought the game (despite the fact it's US release is next month) I could just play it on my GBA... I guess the answer to that would be I like the PSP better.

Not that I intend to do this with FFVI's re-release for the GBA, that was just to give you an idea of what I meant since I know a lot of you noobs aren't gamers yourselves. Come to think of it, even WITH an example most of you probably still have no idea what I meant. So nevermind.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Computer Upgrade

So I bit the bullet and fully upgraded my PC for the release of all the new graphics-heavy games coming out this year. Bought the parts myself and had put it all together even though putting together PCs is one of my least favorite things to do.

It makes the room look evil. Eviiiil!
The key component being my shiney new BFG Tech GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express graphics card, featuring the world's first DirectX 10 GPU. The sucker's about 12" long and 4" wide with a height of roughly 1.5" and it emits a glow.

Monday, January 8, 2007

The 1 Thing

Target sells everything -- or so I thought!. You can go to one aisle and buy an LCD and walk a couple aisles over and buy a freaking slice of pizza, it's crazy. Any time I need something random, I always go to Target first because I always find exactly what I'm looking for, and they have those cool cement balls outside which are neat.

What is this 1 thing you ask? What could possibly be beyond Target's all-reaching economical  grasp? Paint. Yep, paint.

I went there looking for some paint with which to paint our logo for shipping computers only to search the ENTIRE store and come up empty handed. To make sure I wasn't just somehow missing it, I asked a clerk. His response, "Ugh, yeah... we don't sell that here." and he sounded ashamed when he said it. Like, he knew they should have it in stock but for some maniacal reason they don't, ever.

So I say to you, wtf?

You probably thought this was going to be something deep and philosophical because of the title. You should know better. Really.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Schedule Alterations

Due to the completion of Perfect PC and our impending grand opening I have been forced to alter my sleeping habits. From going to bed at 6am to waking up at 6am! Yikes. Thus bedtime comes a lot earlier from here on out. No more night owl behavior for me! Not that it's a bad thing, well I will miss the silence and peacefulness of night time, but it's for an awesome reason!  I feel like grandma Matt though.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Viva Pinata

If you own an Xbox 360 and do not own this game, there is something severely wrong with you. It's horrendously addicting,  you'll love it and never want to put it down ever. I'll admit watching the videos prerelease for the game left me thinking it was a ridiculous idea for a video game. However, once I bought it I quickly realized the ridiculousness of it all is what makes it so great.

I'm not even sure how to appropriately describe the gameplay... it's like Harvest Moon made whoopie with Pokemon and 9 months later this is the fruit of their loins. Only better. Buy it, buy it now!

Here's the run down. You lure wild Pinata into your allotted garden space using various nefarious means and coax them into living there. Once you've attracted 2 of a kind you can play a little mood music, dim the lights, and breed them to make baby Pinata. Then they can live happily ever after in their customized Pinata homes.

Or not. Pinata are also prone to eat each other, or get sick and die and by die I mean explode into pieces of candy and confetti. It'll keep you busy and giggling like a school girl the entire time, I promise.

Monday, January 1, 2007

2007, Here We Come

Happy New Year everyone!

In 2006 I experienced many things. I'll list just a few of them that I'm especially grateful for...
1) Chris and I moved in together!
    1a)  We then adopted our kitten Spock.
    1b) Now we're starting our own business!
2) I found my long lost little sister!
3) Getting my hands on those next gen consoles!
    3a) PS3
    3b) XBox 360 HD
    3c) Nintendo Wii
4) Watching my nephew William take his first steps and say his first words.
5) Witnessing my nephew Jaiden grow healthier.
6) The continued friendship of my friends both offline and those online.
    6a) We met Rinna irl!
7) Meeting my mother's new puppy Ziggy.
8) The continued well being of not only myself but my friends and family.
9) The abolishment of smoking in all public venues in the state of Ohio.
10) The awe inspiring fantasticness of Viva Pinata.
My resolution is to procrastinate less!