Ok so the gifting season is over and I was just wondering what everyone got.
I was hoping to get Star Trek on Blu-ray but the ante was dramatically upped without me knowing it. Instead of getting what I was hoping for, three of my sisters and two brothers pitched in and got me a $100 gift card to Target and a brand new 250GB PS3. Yeah talk about a significant difference in what you want and what you get. Understand that this is not a typical family gift. It’s like going on a loot run in Diablo 2. It takes about 32 runs to get anything worth keeping 😛
Granted the PS3 isn’t completely for me, it’s probably more for the lady but I’ll probably be using it quite a bit as well. Family got it so that when Final Fantasy XIV gets released next year, we’ll both be able to hit the ground running. That’s gonna be good times.
I also wanted to mention that Sony has always done quite well with packaging their hardware. Just check out the corrugated sweetness holding the PS3 in place! That is some impressive package design work there I tell ya (ok that was the packaging geek comin out).
My only gripe with Sony is that both of my PS3’s only came with composite cables… How could you possibly tout a high definition system when it can’t provide high definition right out of the box? Just doesn’t make any sense. I figured the new slims would be shipped with HDMI cables but I guessed wrong.
Well I hope everyone else got what they wanted (and thensome). Keep gaming through the new year and just plain have fun!
PS I’ve ordered Star Trek and District 9 (which has the GoW 3 demo) from Amazon so I’m covered. Got everything and more this holiday!
Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry Groundhog Day! Hope it’s great because if you have to re-live it for… a loooong time, it should be a good one.
Groundhog Day is one of my favorite holidays and as a tradition, I like to watch Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day. I know, not so creative eh? Well anyway if you have never watched the movie, I suggest you do. Below are some of my favorite quotes from the movie (stolen from the IMDB). Enjoy!
This first quote/dialogue hits close to home because I was raised Catholic. It makes me laugh whenever I watch this part.
- Rita: I’m sorry? What was that again?
- Phil: I’m a god.
- Rita: You’re God.
- Phil: I’m a god — I’m not the God, I don’t think.
- Rita: Because you survived a car wreck?
- Phil: I didn’t just survive a wreck; I wasn’t just blown up yesterday. I have been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted and burned.
- Rita: Oh really?
- Phil: [nods] Every morning I wake up without a scratch on me, not a dent in the fender: I am an immortal.
- Rita: Why are you telling me this?
- Phil: Because I want you to believe in me.
- Rita: You’re not a god. You can take my word for it; this is 12 years of Catholic school talkin’.
Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.
Phil Connors: Excuse me, where is everyone going?
Fan on Street: To Gobbler’s Knob. It’s Groundhog Day.
Phil Connors: It’s still just once a year, right?
Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster and drank pina coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over and over and over…
Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.
Phil: Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean we’re up here at Gobbler’s Knob waiting for the forecast from the world’s most-famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who’s just about to tell us how much more winter we can expect.
Nurse: Sometimes, people just die.
Phil: Not today.
Phil: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.