Friday, December 30th, 2011
posted 9:01pm
"Christmas"
Well Christmas is over and I had a great time with my family this year. I donít get out much, so it was good to see everybody. On Friday I went over to my brothers house. He ended up making me a wooden staff, that looks like bone, with a dragonís head and skeletal neck coming out of the top. He also made an old man of the mountain staff for Dad. It was capped with stone, and had a face that reminded me of something Iíve seen from Lord of the Rings. I also got the Book of Eli from him.

That night my Mom gave me Steve Jobsís biography by Walter Isaacson. I quit reading books in October because I wanted to read this one, and even waited to send out my Christmas list because I was tempted to buy it. That night I read the introduction, and Iím already up to page 56. What an amazing read.

I also got a few other books, like Program or be Programmed. Itís pretty insightful, and is Douglas Rushoffís 10 commandments for our new digital age. And Smartbomb is another book I got. It focuses on the birth of the modern video game, covering the history up to 2005. A light read, but more stories of what went on behind the scenes. Then thereís the Making of Empire Strikes Back, which is such a beautiful book. But every one of J.W. Rinzlerís Star Warís books are spectacular. Even the Indiana Jones one is amazing.

I got a few cool moves too, like Back to the Future (all of them), and the Pirates 4 movie, On Stranger Tides. I even picked up the new Conan movie with my Grandmaís gift card. Plus thereís Battlestar Galactica Season 3, which I started watching tonight. So thereís plenty of T.V. around.

Now things are starting to quiet down, and winter is creeping in, but at least I have some books and a few movies to get me through it. Iím loving Steve Jobsís.

- D

Currently Playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic






Friday, December 16th, 2011
posted 8:49pm
"Star Wars: The Old Republic"
Ever since 2007 Iíve started to pick up a few Christmas presents for myself. Usually a book or two, or a DVD set, and usually from Amazon. It all started because my Mother has been saying for years that I should have something to open for Christmas. Then sheíd get me something and tell me not to open it until the morning of the 25th. Iíve always been good about this, but back in 2007 Christmas came early. The family celebrated it on the 23rd, so instead of opening nothing, I got something for myself. And over the years it kind of stuck.

This year it turns out that my gift from Amazon is: Star Wars: The Old Republic. I order it a few hours after they announced the pre-order, and it looks like the bill is going to come in on the 20th. So that makes it my gift for this year, interesting how that worked out. And because I bought it so quickly, I got in on the first wave. EA is letting people into the game in waves, based on when you bought the pre-order. And because I got it right away, my invite came at 7:24am on the 13th. So Christmas came a bit early for me this year.

- D

Currently Playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic