Thursday, November 17, 2005

Poker and Jackassery

Last night was the first official poker night at our house. In honor of this momentous occasion, I've chosen to post a picture of the gambler himself...Kenny Rogers, seen here with another legend....Barry Gibb. Oh Kenny, your beard says you mean busines....but your purple Member's Only jacket says party over here. So, we originally were supposed to have 2 other people coming over. I decided to call a friend and invite them over as well to make it 6. I left a message for them and when they called back, Jackassery insued. Honestly, he who'll shall not be named is a complete Jackass. He calls and wants to know what's going on. I tell him we were supposed to have 4 people, but one person backed out. He then proceeds to tell me that isn't much of a poker tournament. I was pissed. The fucking nerve to call me like your interested and then change your mind just because there aren't enough players for your taste. Honestly, I think he just didn't like the fact that there wasn't that much money to be won. He's sharky like that. We usually do a 20 dollar buy in, with him as the 4th that would mean 80 bucks out there. That's not a bad haul for a friendly game. I then told him that he could invite other people if he wanted to. He then tells me that he was trying to organize a poker game on the same night and nobody was available. Funny, he never called to ask me if I wanted to play. Again, Jackass. So, it was just Jade, a friend of hers, and myself. We had a good time....just drank some beer and played a little cards. We only did 10 dollar buy ins. The girls took me to the cleaners. I was out an hour before we quit. I'm not sure if I even won one hand. Jade ended up the big winner. I was planning on making it a weekly thing, but if Jackass doesn't want to play it will get boring with just 3 people. I think I might join a bowling league instead. We finally have 3 people at work, so I'm not on call near as much. I've got to do something. I'm going stir crazy in my house. There's only so much tv I can take. Alright, enough rambling for now. I ate dinner in between writing these last 2 posts and my brain got sidetracked. P.S. Give me advice on how to put pictures in my posts so that they will be staggered in the text. So far tonight, no luck.

This is the quote from my favorite geek shirt. It has a NES controller on it with that quote. I ended up buying Capcom classics for the xbox the other day for 15 bucks. It was the best 15 bucks I had ever spent. That collection is pure nostalgia. For those who don't know, Capcom made some of the best games of the 80's and 90's. My first example is Street Fighter 2. This game has 3 versions of it. Street Fighter 2 was a revolutionary step forward in the fighting genre. It was the first game to incorporate 6 buttons and special moves activated by joystick patterns. I wasted many a quarter trying to beat the local "pinball wizards" of this game at the mall. Eventually, it came out for the SNES. Every day after school let out my friends would come over for "party time" at Jason's house. These events mass quanities of Jolt cola and Street Fightin'. Yeah, lame I know....but it was fun. I got to be fairly good at the game. I picked it up the other night and I'm proud (or embarassed) to say that it was just like riding a bike...I picked up where I left off 15 years ago. I welcome all comers that want to challenge me. (side note...this is the 3rd damn time I've written this. Something is wrong with me loading pictures into text. They keep going in next to one another rather than dispersed through the text. I don't know how to fix it, I'm tired of fucking with it, and my damn browser crashes every time I try to mess with it. So, no more pictures...which is a shame because I have some sweet shots of Super Ghost and Goblins and Bionic Commando. Those are the other two games on this disc that are top notch. Bionic commando was an insanely hard game in it's day, and it still is today. The controls aren't that tight I got tired of it quick. Ghouls and Ghosts and Super Ghosts and Goblins are another story altogether. These are two sequels to a classic game. The controls are spot on, the graphics are great (for their time) and the gameplay is tough as hell. I must be getting old with slow reflexes. I've been stuck on the first stage for the last two nights, seriously, it's that tough a game. Anyway, it's pure joy to waste hours of my day on games that I've already wasted hours on all those years ago.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Sick and tired

Yup, I'm both sick and tired. It's 8:30, I just got home from work, haven't eaten, and am coming down with a cold. That's the most I can write tonight. Enjoy some pictures.

The dude abides. This was a sweet costume. She put quotes from the movie all over the robe. She even had the ransom note put together word for word. Gold and silver bowling shoes. She gets my vote for best costume. Posted by Picasa

Aaron as the 'baumer. Posted by Picasa

Jade as a martini. Posted by Picasa

Me as the continental.....notice the shitty makeshift ascot, white glove, and glorious moustache. Posted by Picasa

View from the top of an unfinished lookout that was off limits. I climbed it anyway. Posted by Picasa

The scenic lookout Posted by Picasa

Jade and I in front of an old land fill. Or as I like to call it, the not so grand canyon. Aaron finally showed me how to add pictures to a post, but I'm sick and feeling lazy tonight.  Posted by Picasa