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Kinda sick, but not of Fridays
Fridays are always good. Mmm, Friday. So good. This Friday's pretty nice. I'm going to take Monday off, just because. Three day weekend! Woo! I'll be all vacationed up, with my two sick days and one floating holiday. I actually have a few things I need to do on Monday, so taking off is the only real way to do it.

But this week has been full of flavor, and coughing, and even some nose-blowing. Oh, and quite a bit of something new that came out. Oh, it's enough to keep me occupied whilst I'm coughing and so forth. Even distracted. NOT a kids' game, this is for sure. It's built like a Spike Lee film, all starting in the 'hood. I'm worried I'm going to start cussing and speaking Ebonics after too much of this. It holds nothing back. And if you've seen any of the previous GTA 3 evolutions, this one just takes all of that and builds further on it, adding lots of little details (little details are good) and a few big ones, too. It's very well done, and the closest thing to an interactive movie I've seen yet. Although it's more like an interactive mini-series. A LOT of freedom to do what you like, be it riding your bicycle, lifting weights, playing basketball, popping a cap in somebody's behind, or going on a date. Yeah, there's a bit more of the cap popping involved, but who needs to focus on that?

And the flood of new titles begins. Yesterday was the release of the latest in the DOA series. I haven't actually played it yet, but I'll be getting my hands on it soon enough. From what I've heard, it's basically the designer's fulfillment of a wish to have all the DOA games on one system. This catches up, since the third installment was on the XBox, so he's released a package of the previous two, with a new game engine, graphics upgrades, and online capability. Too bad my XBox is retarded or I might be able to spank people's attempts at DOA skill all over the world. They are fortunate. For NOW.

Yeah, and a week from Tuesday is the BIG ONE. Halo 2, in case you've been living under a rock, and the rock didn't bother to let you know. Probably the biggest release since the PS2 craziness occurred. We're talking about campouts in front of stores, lines potentially hundreds of feet long, and all that that implies. I'm looking forward to this one quite a bit. Sadly, more for the single player, since I can't play online with a retarded XBox. But the story of the first one is one of the better sci-fi stories I've heard in a long time, and being part of it somehow makes it cooler. I have a feeling the sequel will do the same or better. Maybe I should have saved my vacation/sick days. Oh well!

And one week after that, it's Half-Life 2. This is one not as many people are excited about (probably because they're not sure it'll be released when they say it will), but I think that they SHOULD be. This one will r0x0r your s0x0r5. I think this one may parallel or perhaps eclipse Halo 2's storyline. It reminds me a bit of War of the Worlds (being re-released by two different directors, in two different countries, at the same time, which is soon) crossed with 1984. The only problem with this is that I don't have enough computer to do it. I need to upgrade the video card, and sadly, that's got to wait a bit longer. Oh, but it'll be good. I'll probably be spending part of Thanksgiving break shut away for a while, since I don't really have that much free time outside of work/kung fu.

Oooh, it's all good. So yeah, I'm still recovering from my sickness. I thought it was a sinus infection, and I went to the doctor yesterday to find out, YES, it's a sinus infection. So he gave me some prescription drugs and I should be good to go. It's even starting to seem like it's fading today. I did try cooking some good food Wednesday night, but in my sickness, I must have not been paying attention, because things didn't go so well. I was cooking hot dogs. Right there, you're probably thinking, "How bad can cooking hot dogs be?" Well, let me tell you. To begin with, I like my hot dogs in the oven, because it's closest to grilling them without having a grill. You pop that sucker on BROIL and you're good to go. Just make sure to watch them closely, because they'll cook fast. So I put a cookie sheet (a beat up one) to catch the grease. I guess there was something about these hot dogs (they're all beef, instead of chicken/cow/boot) that made the grease extra cookable. Because when I'd open the oven to check on them (actually it, I only did one at first), SMOKE would come out. I was a little concerned, because smoke in the apartment is not good. So I let it finish cooking, then I got prepared. Put myself into the proper ready stance, grabbed my tongs, put the oven fan on, and got psyched up. I pull the oven door open and grab the hot dog, pulling it out fast and then closing the door. Woosh! This made a few things happen. First, me pulling the hot dog out with such high velocity made some of the residing grease on it fling towards me. BROILed grease. Which landed a nice drop on my arm. So number one, I've burned myself nicely from a hot dog. I wipe that off and go to grab ice, when the second thing happens. Yes, the smoke alarms go off. Not just one, but ALL of them. It's like a little song. Maybe I should have grabbed a guitar and started recording. So I turn on some fans, and hope for the best that the sprinklers don't get excited. And they didn't, so that was good. But ooh, that hot dog was GOOD. Maybe it was from the effort it took to make it. So yeah, I made another one. I like hot dogs.

It's a scary weekend! Halloween weekend! I don't know what I'm doing for sure, although since Halloween's on Sunday, I'm very tempted to dress as Jimi Hendrix for choir. Maybe even take an electric guitar. But that's for later. Tonight I'm going to watch SAW, which fits into things for scaryness. There's the Freaker's Ball tomorrow (I think that's right) at Cain's, and I may go check that out. Who knows what the weekend will bring! Hopefully you'll have a good one. Time for random link! This something that can easily kill time, if you need to for whatever reason. And it's a little fun, too. At least I think so. See for yourself.

Comments:
1.you as hendrix would be cool. do it! =)

2.i hope you don't start speaking ebonics lol. although that would be hilarious.....

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Ericus, Ericus!
About the hot dog incident, I just have three words: George Foremann Grill. Twenty bucks, easy plug-in, actual grilling. It's worth it!
Lizicus
P.S. I'm glad you're feeling better! Keep getting better!
 
Hey, there is nothing wrong with a rock. I happen to like living under it (since I know next to nothing about videogames). :) Sorry about the cooking...you'll get better. -A
 
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