leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Have you ever watched a movie and then wished you could take those 2 hours of your life back?

That's how I feel after watching "Knowing."

It's Nic Cage, so I knew it wasn't going to be mind-blowing, but I didn't expect it to be so abysmal. And in truth, it really WASN'T that bad up until the last 20 minutes. That's when it took a turn from "Yeah, this is alright, I guess," into "WHAT IN THE NAME OF HELL WERE THEY THINKING? GOD, THIS IS STUPID."

This movie made my brain hurt. )

To summarize, don't watch this movie. You would have a better time getting a root canal.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Typical fashion for me these days is to just give short bursts of information on facebook or twitter, but I felt the need to put all this up here on LJ since... well, there's kind of a lot to cover, and I just felt like updating.

long post is long )

tl;dr - Christmas was rad with lots of rad gifts and awesome people, our car is borked, we're happy to be home.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Baby, work, video games in between.

There, now you know what I've been doing since September.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Don't you love when spam comments on your journal remind you that you haven't had a substantial update in almost two months?

Good times. Good times.

Well, all three of you reading this, there's really a good reason for that: I don't have anything substantial to SAY! In fact, every time I start a new livejournal entry, I always say "Hey, look, nothing has changed." Well, children, that's still true.

Alyson is growing. Holy crap, so fast is she growing. She's almost to the point of rolling over from her back to her tummy. She can already go from tummy to back (well... sort of. She sort of FALLS over...)

Oklahoma is still a crap place to live, and so is our apartment. We're planning on moving again, which is always good times. The one place we're looking into is cheaper, which means we might get to pay Sallie Mae more (sidenote: I hate Sallie Mae. We're too busy paying off hospital bills to worry about them, but they're like "sorry, you can't defer your payment, lol we suck"), plus it will be nice to not live in an apartment where every time it rains, the patio floods and the corner which is stained in the previous tennant's dog's pee smells again.

Where was I?

Oh yeah, work. I'm coming up on 3 years working with Tate. Doesn't seem like it's been that long, but I guess it has, considering we've lived in this state for over 3 years now. I'm going to get an assigned parking space, which is going to be jolly good seeing as I won't have to walk all the way across the empty field. Also, we started flex scheduling at the beginning of this month, which is AWESOME, because I am now working from home once a week, which means more time with Liz and Alyson and one extra day a week where Liz can have the car to run errands. It also means I'm not super wiped-out and pissed at the end of the week from dealing with stupid clients all week long.

That's about all that's going on. Liz is in Sayre at a funeral, so I'm eating taquitos and corn on the cob. I can tell you're jealous.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
Liz and I, like many people in our generation, are avid Harry Potter fans. Liz got into it well before I did. In fact, I didn't start watching the movies until Year 4 and I didn't start reading the books until a few months before book 7 came out. That being the case, this game was naturally a first day purchase for Liz and I. This review is for the Wii version.

Read more... )

Final thoughts
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 is, overall, a really great game. It's fun, simple, and a very faithful adaptation of this beloved series. The game is a bit short, but that's come to be expected of the LEGO series of video games. However, this games greatest downfall is the abundant glitches. Most of them don't ruin the fun, but some of the major glitches force you to completely restart the game. It's worth buying if you are a Harry Potter fan, but be wary of the glitches. It's definitely worth looking at any of the FAQs available online so that you're aware of them before getting into the game.

Score: 7.5/10 (brought down considerably because of the glitches)

Soap box

Jul. 1st, 2010 10:38 pm
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
I feel a little apologetic that I'm breaking the seemingly interminable silence with a rant, but this is just something that I really felt that I needed to get off my chest.

Political and stuff )

That's my opinion, and I'm stickin' to it.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Nothing really important. Just confirming that I'm still alive. There's honestly not much changing. I mean, yes, life is radically different now that we have a baby, but honestly the day to days aren't changing that much. There's a lot more poop, and it takes like 15 minutes longer to get out the door, but seriously it's not much different.

Liz is fine, the baby's fine, the cats and the dog adjusted just fine.

At this point, life pretty much doesn't exist outside of the baby and work. We're watching a lot of Netflix recently. And I got back into Puzzle Pirates, which I'm sick with myself about. Thought not really.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
In case you haven't gotten the memo yet, Lizi gave birth on Thursday.

All last week Liz was having pretty bad contractions, but they were still about 10 minutes apart, so we weren't really too worried about it. On Wednesday night, we went to bed at the regular time (11:00). Liz woke me up at about 12:30 in a lot of pain, decided we needed to go the hospital. So, we loaded up the car, and away we went.

the story on page 1 )

So that's pretty much the story. The first couple days I slept all of like 4 hours in total since we kept getting woken up by the baby. That wasn't so bad alone, but the nurses coming in every hour really made things annoying. That and the fact that the chair I was sleeping on was insanely uncomfortable. We're back home now, Alyson is eating, and we're getting ready to go over to Liz's mom's after she's done. I actually got a little more sleep last night since there weren't any nurses bugging us.

I still can't believe I'm a daddy. I also can't believe how cute this baby is.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch (Depeche)

As the caption would suggest, this is Mallory's cat, Opie. I drew him for her, because she kept asking me to give her a cat. The look on his face suggests to me that he was dropped on his head a few times durring kittenhood.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
Biggest hopes and dreams: A happy, healthy, sane baby. I also plan to buy shoes in the next couple days, I just have to decide what kind I'm getting. We also plan on going across the southwest once the baby is born to show her off to the family. It's going to be quite a fun week where we stay in one place for two days and attempt to not lose our collective minds.
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Much like my month in detail, the specifics of the past year are kind of lost in the ether. There are some obviously very large points to cover.

-Liz got pregnant
-We moved
-We went to Los Alamos twice (once in the summer, once in the winter)
-We went to Sayre a few times. Probably on average of once a month. At least once every other month
-We susbcribed to Netflix. As a result, we started spending a LOT less money on DVDs
-We bought a few video games over the course of the year. No More Heroes, Red Steel, and some others that I can't recall
-In that same vein, I got back into SNES games and bought a few super cheap
-Prepared the baby room over the course of... basically since we moved her, but at an increased pace in the last month

That's all I can really recall.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Again, a very difficult task. As was discussed in my previous entry, much of the days blend together since I don't really do much that's different on a day to day basis. To the best of my recolection, here are the significant events of the past month:

-We met our pediatrician, who reminds me of if my mom had been a kindergarten teacher
-Liz quit her job in order to prepare the house for the upcoming baby.
-We bought New Super Mario Bros Wii
-We beat New Super Mario Bros Wii
-Netflix sent out the instant streaming disc for the Wii
-We watch a metric crapload of instant movies on the Wii
-Liz's doctor informed her that the baby would be born any time now
-Liz was miserable and no longer trusted the word of her doctor
-Neither did I

That's about all I have to say about that.
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Honestly, it's hard to give a detailed account of my week, because the day todays are all very much the same: I get up between 7:30 and 8:00, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed. Usually the only variations are the weekends, where I wake up at the whims of Liz, and Thursdays, when Liz has her doctor appointment. Also different because we watch Bones. Tuesdays tend to be different just because we go to Liz's mom's house to watch LOST (ABC does this awesome thing here where it doesn't come in very well on antanae. The reason seems to be that one of their towers were damaged and they just haven't gotten around to fixing it, or some such thing). Sometimes Liz makes breakfast. I'm pretty sure she made breakfast on Tuesday. Sometimes I stop by the post office to drop off the Netflix before work. That was also Tuesday. I was also almost late because of it.

Work, on a day to day, is much the same. I have authors who are angry for some stupid reason, don't like my designs for some stupid reason, DO like my designs for some stupid reason, don't understand the process, don't understand why their books are delayed, don't understand why this is all their fault, rinse and repeat. This week has been slightly different from normal because everyone keeps asking if Liz has had the baby yet. I explained to Mallory and Liz that I should just get a white board that I can change every day with Liz's current symptoms and feelings.

Every day when I come home I take the dog out, and Liz steals my phone to play solitaire until the battery is almost dead. I plug it in, and she plays again for an hour or so before she goes to sleep and I plug my phone back in.

That's about it.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
I bet we were all looking forward to this entry, weren't we? Back in old form, I would say!
Today, I woke up at around 8:30. Maybe closer to 9, not really sure (Liz now informs me it was "promptly at 8:15"). I got up, peed, went downstairs and put on pants. The dog was whining, so I let her out of the bathroom (we have to lock her up at night, otherwise she gets into the garbage/cat box/everything else that gives dogs diarrhea) and took her outside for her morning potty. To my chagrin, it was raining. She led me to her grassy spot, stood around for awhile, and finally decided to go.

I returned home and sat down on the couch with Liz, and discussed our options for breakfast. Eventually we decided on McDonald's. We ate it, I got indigestion, and Liz had a few contractions (a continuing theme throughout the day. Infrequent and inconsistent, but increasing in intensity. [that's a whole lot of unintentional alliteriation]). Durring breakfast, we watched Frank Caliendo's newish special. His new jokes were funny, but about 80% of it was jokes from his half-hour comedy central special. After that, we watched Clerks, exchanged ribbings, Liz had more contractions, and I frequently asked the question "are you having another apostrophe?" (see what I did there?)

After that, we watched the rest of Weeds, season 5. We had watched up to about episode four before we turned our cable of at the old apartment. The season definitely picked up from season 4, and the show is coming back in my favor. Makes me wish we had showtime again, but not really since it's like... $15 a month for that one show. Durring that we ate lunch at some point. I'm pretty sure we had pizza.

I also ate some gummies, drank some mountain dew, and played with a funny pink thing that Mallory sent me.

Just now, we got back from doing brief grocery shopping. Nothing really exciting happened there. Now we're watching Jamie Kennedy.

As you can see, my life hasn't changed a whole lot from high school, except there's less drugs.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))

leujin: (Default)

It's entirely [livejournal.com profile] boombashpow's fault that this song gets stuck in my head every day.

Speaking of whom, she sent us the most epic package. Liz described it as "drunken christmas."
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch (Depeche)

I have recently discovered this webcomic. It is hilarious, and drawn entirely with the artists non-dominant hands (i.e.: left-handed toons).

Learn it, love it.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
I keep missing days! Argh! But at least I only miss them one at a time.

Also, I don't know any recipes. This is the only one I know.

leujin: (Default)
I like sayin' "Yo, Bear."
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Of my every day talents (design and illustration) there's not a lot to talk about, considering that's what I do for a living. One awesome thing I can do that just about everybody knows (or should know, considering there's a picture of me doing it in my senior year book) is that I can touch my tongue to my nose.

I also like to tell people I play guitar, but at this point I probably can't play any better than I could play the piano. I could probably fake my way through a song, but it would take me a LONG time. But really that's my fault for not having practiced for like... upwards of 4 years.

July 2011



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