On The Job Front

I have some uplifting news about a possible job I've been courting. Last week, a recruiter from Volt sent me an email about a position that I had initially passed on simply because of the fact they were looking for Seattle applicants only. He had said that he ran across my resume and asked if I would interested. I emailed him back saying I would be. He then called me yesterday to answer some preliminary questions. Again, he called today to get some more answers to some other questions he was asked to ask. heh I answered them and he said he would put me in the pool of apps for the job with his check of approval. Well, it sounded like that anyway.

I'm pretty stoked about it. haha "stoked" The job is very entry level judging from the questions I was asked. The pay is good for the Seattle area. I'm looking forward to drive over there should I get called for an interview. :)

Of course, I'll let you know what happens. :)

Crazy music set to crazy flash!

Dawn pointed this out to me the other day and I meant to post a link to it. It's called "Maiyahi" by ikari. Well, the flash part of it is. The music part of it is done by a Romanian boy band called O-Zone. The name of the song is "Dragostea Din Tei". This is a crazy dance song that I can not stop listening to. I must listen to it all day long! Please, someone help..please. Ahhh shucks, I best just give in my weaknesses. :P


The Day After Yesterday

Ahhh, so today is the most second busiest shopping day of the year...I think. People returning presents, people spending xmas cash and gift certificates, and people looking for the good buys on wrapping paper. Oh yes, the wrapping paper for next year can be found cheap this day.

Anyway, I took down the links to those fabulous gifts for Gift and Shower Day. Dawn did get Ultramix 2. I'm slightly disappointed with the song selection. While I like the techno/dance type of songs, I prefer more in japanese. Well, I can't complain too much cause now we can dance to "Brickhouse" by the Commodores. OWWW!

So everybody have a nice New Years. I'm sure we'll all be kicking it in 2005!


Toys of years past

Here is a top 100 list that somebody compiled of the toys from the 60's and 70's. Some of those toys are still around or have come back in a second coming. While I do recall playing with some of them, others you can probably find at the White Elephant in Spokane.


Seattle, on the brink

Well, looking at the standings in the NFL, I came to discover that the NFC West still hasn't had a playoff team birth. This spell certain doom for Seattle. See, they are first place in the NFC West. They are a game in front of St. Louis thanks to them losing as well this past weekend. To Arizona I might add. heh Anyway, Seattle is on pins and needles until the end of the season in two weeks. They need to finish better then the Rams because in a tie, the Rams would take the playoff spot. So, Seattle needs to at the very least win one and St. Louis should lose one. Ideally, Seattle will win their last two games. That will cinch up their spot. So, on pins and needles till the end of the season. Maybe, just maybe Seattle will win a game in the playoffs. lol *sigh*


The List of EA Games to not buy

Over to the sidebar, you'll find the link to my new site with the list of EA games you should be on the look out. But here's the quick link for easy reference. Please please please! Be aware of what you are purchasing. If EA can feel the effect of the pocketbook, then other companies will be mindful of what can happen to them as well. Thanks for your time.

EA Spouse, the Saga Continues

Well, you know about the EA situation. I know you do cause you read my post I did about a month ago. I'm really really sure that you read it. I know you don't want me to cry.

Anyway, EA_Spouse has started the beginnings a watchdog group to watch the quality of life at game development. Check out her posting as of yesterday. This is a good start and I applaud her effort in starting something that has the potential to change the industry as we know it today. So please, continue the boycotting of EA games. Just look for the big ol evil looking EA symbol on the box of PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC based games.


EA on the warpath

As everybody knows, or should know by now, EA is a questionable company making games created by their slaves...errr I mean their employees. There has been lots of bad press as of late. The bad PR has given rise to an internal memo that acknowledge the problem and said that things were a changing. Somehow, I doubt it.

Anyway, just today, EA announced that they had gotten an exclusive license to use the NFL teams and stadiums. I don't know how many of you play football on your PC or console, but the Madden franchise has been a powerhouse over the last several years. Though, some have said that Madden has started to go the way of it's namesake. I haven't played it so I can't personally make any comments. In any event, this exclusive agreement, other upstart games such as the ESPN franchise that have been given higher ratings and has a higher likability from the users (as we all know critics are jaded) will be doomed. If anybody in the next 5 years wants to play NFL football on their console, it will be from EA.

Well, this doesn't really affect me too much as I don't really like the sports games. Sports should be watched or played, not controlled virtually. However, sports games have generally been a mass market hit. Taking the air out of the other companies will certainly affect how things are done. Does this license starting to show that Microsoft doesn't hold the only software monopoly? I am almost certain that EA is becoming another 800 pound gorilla. This is yet another reason to boycott their games.

On an aside, I said I would start a list of EA published/created games. It's not up yet, but I'll be working on it. Have faith...please. :)



Today, Dave and myself finished up the single player campaign for Halo 2. We did it on easy, but we beat it all the same. I might have to try it by myself on normal or harder. I'm gonna have to agree with the other naysayers and say that Halo 2 is way too short on top of the ending really, really, really, really, really, really sucking! I can't tell you how much it sucked..wait, yeah I will. I'll just make the text white so you'll have to highlight to read.

Hightlight to read SPOILER:

We had just beat the bad guy who was being all bad. They actually gave him a mohawk based on the gremlin with the mohawk in Gremlins. Anyway, we beat his ass down. We're then cut back to Master Chief just on the outside of the big ass ship on it's way to Earth to find the master control switch to turn on all the Halos. Master Chief says he's there to finish the fight. So here I am thinking this is gonna be the last level. But suddenly, the credits start rolling. And I go WTF?! You mean that was the 15th level we just finished? That's bullshit!

So, there you go. My unhappiness explained.


The spirit of Gift and Shower Day

Some of you might be wondering what the the hell is that new set of links on the right titled "Gift and Shower Day List". Well, my friends, there's a story behind it. But you don't have to sit down for it...Trust me.

Two years ago, Dawn and myself were getting ready for Christmas. Well, more like thinking of getting ready for Christmas. It was fast approaching and nothing was done. Not a big deal. If you really think about it, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Yay. Why did we want to celebrate the birth of some being that represents things that we don't believe? For years, I had celebrated it just to get gifts. Yes, I was a little bastard child. I'm sure most of you have heard tales of me being a bastard. I'm surprised my dad still talks to me.

Anyway, the day arrived. On this particular morning, we were scheduled to go the in-laws for some festive activities...watching Dave open his presents. We both needed showers so we both jumped in at the same time to conserve time. Over the course of the shower, one of us, I'm thinking it was Dawn, thought up the phrase of "Gift And Shower Day" as a replacement title for the celebration of the 25th day of December. It made sense. We were taking a shower together and later gifts would be had. It was very forward thinking. The tradition continued to the next year. Gift and Shower Day happened again on December 25th.

So probably until some undisclosed date in the future, December 25th will be known as Gift and Shower Day within our household. We don't believe in Xmas's first reason of Christ's birth and we have told Dave that Santa Claus is nothing more than a fictional character. At first, I was disappointed Dawn had told him about Santa. Santa is a huge part of kids life. There were some cool Xmases I remember that involve presents from the jolly fat man. However, as I think about it now as an adult, if you start believing such a white lie of Santa Claus as a child, you can start believing anything else as well. Anything. It's better to grow up in world removed from lies than living under a rock of untruths. Yeah, pretty profound for sure.

Anyway, that's the story. We do Gift and Shower Day instead of Xmas. We celebrate being alive. And getting fresh and clean.