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Monday, 28 February 2011

The weekend that was

  • We moved
  • Lots of time spent packing, unpacking and getting things from the old place to the new one
  • The new flat is massive, easily 3 times the size of the old
  • The scary thing is that it took me about two days to pack everything up. It did though include the throwing away of a lot of things, we even filled up two black bags of clothes to give away
  • The next time we move, we're using a moving company
  • Did I mention that the two days of packing was just books,games, clothing, linens and crockery and cutlery?
  • We rented fully furnished, but not anymore.
  • Yip furniture shopping has happened, well is on going. We still need a table and chairs, couch - red, standing lamps, bedside tables and lambs and book shelves.
  • Now it's just about the waiting to buy the items, we buy cash so it's all about priorities.
  • I have a long shelf in the kitchen with all my spices and recipe books on it :) It was the first thing I got sorted :0
How was your weekend?

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sometimes I just want to be...

a bitch. I dislike rudeness and meanness so much that I work at ignoring situations and people that might call for it. The side effect of just being calm/joking about it/counting to ten is that my tolerance for life's little irritants becomes close to nonexistent and I just want to rage/be mean/bitch. So thanks to the coffee that I drank this evening, I'm up and ready to just vent/get it all out thereby building up my tolerance again.

In no particular order I give you the things that have been tempting me to let my bitch out:
  • Women who think and say they are fat, when they're not. Newsflash if you are smaller than a SA size 34 then you are skinny. If you say you're not one more time you're just going to confirm my belief that you are an attention seeking fool; now shut up and stop whinging.
  • Rudeness ranging from so called friends who don't return phone calls, sms' and e-mails, prospective future employers who don't put "if you've not heard from us by..." in their ads or reply to job applications or expect you to fly to another city for the first round of interviews to spam e-mails, phone calls and sms'.
  • People who call blog posts a blog. You wrote about something in your newest post, not you blogged about something in your newest blog - see the difference, yet?
  • First language English speakers who write in English and can't be bothered to follow the most basic grammar rules. I see this in blogs, newspapers and online news sources, it makes me want to grab my red pen and start correcting.
  • Ryan Dancey, if you've been following this competition you'll have noticed that all of his commentary was clearly written by someone who has not paid any attention to what he has read. When you're the judge for a competition with such a big prize at least give each entry the time and attention it deserves, and don't have clear favourites.
  • PDA's, not only the kind where you see a couple making out, but the ones where your twitter and facebook news feeds are filled with messages of how in love they are with each other. Yay for your happiness, but those things should be said in private to each other, not through an electronic medium to everyone else.
I know that there is more going on in the world, and that I have a lot to be grateful for, but it's hard to remember that when you're irritated.

What's been inducing your rage?

Ps. If any of this offends you tough cookies.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Word Wednesday

Today's word is cute, and I think I might just manage to throw this into casual conversation ;)

  • the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say - think "to be or not to be"
  • a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Thoughts on Marvel vs Capcom 3

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Jerall bought Marvel vs Capcom 3 on Saturday, and has been playing it since then. Not surprising behaviour for him once he has a new game, but what did surprise me is that I enjoy the game too. I think a big reason could be that it has a normal and simple mode for each player. The normal mode makes use of all the buttons and has people do those half circle, forward, back, left right, x crazy things to pull off a mode, not something for a button basher like myself. The simple mode though is button basher heaven, now by just hitting one button I too can pull off amazing movies and combos :D

Another reason I like the game is that other than any of the Dead or Alive titles, this game has more than the 4 or 5 female characters seen in fighting games, it has 13. Lets not forget the intro movies and general style, it's pretty :)

My only gripe with the game is that it's missing Ms Marvel :-/ In general I find Marvel vs Capcom 3 fun, and an easily accessible fighting game for those who like to just pick-up and play.

Monday, 14 February 2011

The weekend that was

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  • Friday evening we had dinner at Tasha's - great coffee and watched The Warrior's Way
  • The movie was a B-grade action movie, and lamely awesome
  • Saturday we took it easy, ran a few errands, but mostly vegged
  • Sunday was gaming :D Pathfinder at Paul's and then Lips at our place
  • Was yours good?
  • Jerall's Wellingtons day present is not having to bother with it this year.
  • Happy Wellingtons day :)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

No more sweets

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I was going to do this for lent, but then I figured why not just start it now. So since yesterday Jerall and I are not having sweets, crisps or soft drinks. All three are things we have way too often, and sweets are my weakness - especially the gummy ones. It's pretty much a challenge to see how long we can do this, and for me a way to stop myself from snacking on the bad things. By still allowing us baked goods and chocolate, I don't think it'd be as tough as if we'd cut those out too. Since last week we've been following a 'always share any single portion treats' rule, so I think that will be a big help in not going overboard on cake :)

How long do you think we could keep this up?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I'm too fast for tv

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While killing time till the next round of Superstar voting goes live, Jerall and I watched The Green Hornet in 3D. It's a pretty enjoyable movie, with some great one liners and a nod to Bruce Lee. What makes the movie - well at least for me - are Jay Chou's aka Kato's fight scenes. The scenes were well executed, done in a way that I don't recall seeing before, and best of all not over used throughout the movie.

Kato and Britt's relationship reminded me of the typical romcom pattern - girl meets boy, things go well, there's an issue/fight, they get back together. Christoph Waltz's opening scene was great, but his character throughout the movie just seemed a bit flat - a waste of great talent. Aside from that I found the movie fun, and really what else do you need a movie to be?

Monday, 7 February 2011

The weekend that was

  • Friday we had dinner with former housemate J - the food was not the best, and they were busy so it was slow service as well :-/
  • We did however get great coffee at Deluxe Burger Bar, then J came over to our place and we played Lips :)
  • XBox Live SA is the suck, I can't use my points to buy more Lips songs, because SA Live doesn't get them :-/
  • Saturday we had coffee and lunch with Briget and G at Green with Envy - notice the trend of only going to places with good coffee? We've become coffee snobs ;)
  • Then the 4 of us had a brief stop over at Cath's, with me getting the address wrong and us walking up and down her street trying to find her place :0
  • After that we then went to the Bluff for the first time ever, and played boardgames at B and G's place. It was their first time playing a boardgame that wasn't Monopoly, and I think it's safe to say they had fun :) We played Last Night on Earth and Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Sunday saw us playing Mage: The Awakening with some folks we meet at a tweetup. It was good fun.
  • Sunday evening we watched Shaolin Soccer - I'd seen Kung Fu Hussle and everyone was you should watch Shaolin Soccer, so we did - and Ip Man.
  • The weekend was pretty packed, and we signed the lease for our new place :)
How was yours?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Bits and pieces

  • We had dinner last night at Market -yummy, yummy food :)
  • Jerall made the Top 16, so thanks for voting :) Round 3 voting starts next Tuesday @midnight SA time
  • I was Victim 1 of Briget's victim week
  • We're moving to a massive flat at the end of the month. It's easily 3 times the size of our current place :D
  • This post on NMP got me thinking. While I understand the point and I do realise that when you've played for a while during fights you and the rest of the group will draw on game knowledge, it's still a kick for the random things to be random. Well go read the post and then you'll get what I'm saying :p
  • Much as I love meeting and getting to know awesome people from blogging and twitter, it gets me down when those friends in my computer have shitty things happen to them and there's nothing I can do. I know that listening and letting them get their feelings out helps, but I just feel like there should be more I could do. Yip, I'm a soft touch :-/
  • We have a packed weekend planned, you?

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Word Wednesday

Today we have apophenia - the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. What's interesting is that this is a realitively new word; it was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad an eminent German psychologist.

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

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