Saturday, March 31, 2007

its shiny its grimy...

...its so cold its so low

Four words that you have to add onto a sentence. Lloyd Andrew Lord Webber on his search for a new Joseph:

"I want a cross between Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson in the old days"

Phew nearly put your foot in it Lloyd.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Walk out to winter...

...swear I'll be there

New work complicated.
Old work hard to handover.
Tiredness coming back.

That wasn't a haiku, but still it accurately summed up my past few days. I did have some interesting things to blog about, but forgot about them in the shower. And to stop boring you about videogames I've signed up to

My blog about videogames will now be seen at Hope to bore you there.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Do what you want...

...make the ("funsters" - ed) pay

I'm in a dilemma. I want to play an MMO, in particular World Of Warcraft, but the last time I tried it out (a free demo on PC Gamer) it went a bit like this:

Partario is created. Red hair is a must.
Partario waits to enter Darkspear
Partario waits some more. Alternate between the two pictures for about twelve minutes.

Partario enters the world. Has to kill wolves for some reason. Gets challenged to a duel. Runs away. Speaks to no-one.

So I didn't really enjoy my excursion into World of Warcraft. But I think it might have slightly been my fault. I definitely didn't go around chatting to the various people there. That's why I'm giving it one more chance. I'm having another 10 day trial and will go in with Uri Geller Noel Edmonds style positive thinking this time around. Who knows, I might like it?

Although it's mega annoying that I can only log on to European servers. World of Warcraft? Continent of Warcraft more like*.

* I used the 'joke' before on a message board, but stole it back. I'm not witty enough to lend jokes to just anyone.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Some people say that bowling alley's... big lanes

One good reason as to why I should perhaps start attempting to get fit (yes it's this old argument again) - I wouldn't still be aching two days after bowling.

It's probably my own fault for choosing the heaviest ball, but surely my buttocks shouldn't hurt after that? Possibly too much information for you readers there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hey baby, how're ya doing...

...this beat is non stop

I feel foolish. I sent an e-mail to someone on a forum asking her a question because no-one had replied to my post (it was a question that should've been easily answered by people on there). Then I realised people had replied I just neglected to put the 'please e-mail me when people reply' function on.

Truly I am an idiot*.

It's the big company wide bowling tourney tomorrow. I feel confident that I will once again finish in the top 10 scorers. However I doubt my team is as good. Ah well. Booze will solve those worries.

* Also I've noticed that my tag for blogs about my idiocy actually say 'idocy'. This just goes to show something although I'm not sure what.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Hey (hey) You (you)...

...I don't like your girlfriend*

Coincidences are weird aren't they? Especially when you try to work them back and figure out how the coincidences started.

My most recent one involved me going into my local Borders and buying a copy of EGM that I found there. When I got home I read it and was really confused as it appeared to be talking about really old games like Dead Rising. Then I noticed it was dated August 2006, which meant it first came out around February 2006**. For some reason Borders must have been unable to offload them back to Ziff-Davis so kept them on the shelves for non-date checkers like myself.

But the coinkidink happened when I was listening to the latest EGMlive podcast and they spoke about the same issue. Wooooooo...

Although thinking about it, EGM talking about one of their old issues isn't that weird. Still it gave me the willies.

* Hey (hey) You (you) I don't like your new song, more like.

** Magazine scheduling joke.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Konnichiwa bitches...

...from Beijing to Saigon

"You know Ben, you talk to much"

It's true. For someone who considers himself to be shy I don't half rabbit on. It's a problem because I think sometimes I say things that I shouldn't just because I think I have to fill some blank airtime in.

Tomorrow I will try to speak only when spoken to. I bet I'll only say two words.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Still the fire of a love is true...

...and I would be breathless without you

Now I like puzzles*, but I don't like having to pay two pound fifty for six cards with brainteasers only to have the same ones keep coming up. That's why I got annoyed with perplexcity. The idea behind it was ok, but I felt a little annoyed that I couldn't spend a set amount for all the cards and then get confused by them. Plus there's the fact that after all that effort of making finding the cube really exciting with helicopters flying over people & phones ringing you up in a cinema it ended up being buried in a field. Bit boring that, I'd have thought they would've had it in some security place where you would need the password to get through. Ah well.

The perplex city board game looks like decent, but the whole point of board games is replayability. Knowing me, I'll probably look at all the questions and then annoy everyone by having the answers memorised.

Anyway, my point is that a cheaper brain teaser is in need for me. And I've found it. Say hello to Abstractica 2 ("Hello Abstractica 2!" - the readers). You have to work out the phrase for each level and type it in. If you're right you move onto the next level. If you're not you get annoyed and use the tip, or search on the forum for clues.

The puzzle below is one I was stuck on for ages, but have now completed.

If you can get it and found it fun then download the full game here. If you can't get it the answer is in the file name.

By the way I'm not taking responsibility if you get totally addicted to this and spend ages trying to solve 'one more level'. Like Freya and I just did.


* But not spelling as I had written puzzels first.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Oh reckless...

...the boy wonder

Having lived in Germany for about seven years you'd expect me to have picked up a bit of German. You'd be wrong. Even going into a MacDonalds in Osnabruck I freeze when they ask me the German for "is this a takeaway".

It's more annoying though when I'm explaining something to someone and instead of the English word, "umleitung" enters my head and never leaves. The one German word that I can never forget. And it means diversion. Luckily I never have to create a diversion so I should be ok.

Bis bald!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The more money we come across...

...the more problems we see

I have a promotion. Well a trial promotion for six months and then it'll be permanent after that. Luckily no-one else went for the job so I didn't have any interviews to muck up.

If I didn't have man flu I would be drinking to celebrate. Maybe tomorrow.