I had forgotten about the meme’s I had saved last week but hadn’t yet posted. So prepare yourself for a mini-flood. :P
I haven’t exactly been in a social mood for various reasons. We’re busting ass at work and I’ve been putting in mega-OT. (minus the mega-pay of course, *sigh*)
Oh, and my weekend? If you’re looking for game commentary … Let’s not go there and pretend we did. :?
Moving on …. Jim’s ex is being a major (insert favorite and/or best nasty expletive), so Jessie will not be joining us for Thanksgiving. She ranted on and on last night about how she does “everything” for us, and we do nothing for her. (Don’t get me started)
At least Jim’s mother is going with us to see my family at grandmother’s house, so that will be fun. But I hate it when Jessie misses out on family and holiday events. And more than likely, her mother will keep her out of Christmas too. :evil: (hello, not happy!)
The job hunt has come to a stand-still. I had talked to a place downtown a few weeks ago and sent off some code samples, but haven’t heard back from them. I also haven’t heard back from the hospital I talked to. *sigh* Sometimes I feel like I’ll be stuck here forever.
We took Jessie to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Friday night … of course we had to take the MegaBitch with us. And that was only as a compromise. She always insists of being the one to take Jessie first to any movie, and we’re tired of taking Jessie out to see movies she’s already seen, so Jim invited her mother to go with us. We even paid for her ticket.
I know, recipe for disaster … the show was way overbooked. We ordered the tickets online, and the Rave website had 2 listings instead of one. So about 50-60 people were not able to get a seat. There was much grumbling, griping, and outright yelling by most all of us who were standing about and trying to find a seat. The manager had us hang around while they put together another showing right then and there (which was about an hour later). Jessie’s mother grumbled and bitched the whole time, so needless to say, she stood by us … every time she stood with her mother, the grumbling and bitching was turned to her. I swear, she picked on Jessie’s hair, her clothes, … no wonder this child is so self-conscious!!!
I couldn’t have gotten into my seat fast enough … and I made sure that I sat as far from her as I possibly could. It was all I can do not to tell the woman exactly what she can do with her criticisms and where to go with them!
Anyways, back to the movie … it was pretty good. A few really cute parts, a LOT was cut out. I won’t spoil it for y’all …
I bought a new game this weekend and liked it up until the ending. It’s called Still Life. It’s one of those murder mystery types. (Think Myst meets Law and Order) The graphics were very good (considering it was under $20) and I liked the audio samples and soundtrack. The puzzles were pretty challenging.
BUT (SPOILER part!), the game’s short. I played it from beginning to end in 6 hours. AND the ending pissed me off … the killer got away. All of the suspects had been eliminated, literally, and I wanted to see who it was. *sigh* I suppose they’re leaving it open for a sequel … I wouldn’t mind that I guess.
Also, another downer was that I found out that the Weird Alabama magazine has been closed down by Barnes & Nobles’ team of scum-sucking lawyers. It seems that B&N owns the trademark to the word “WEIRD”
I posted to the W.A. yahoo group and told them that was the most rediculous thing I’ve ever heard. I mean get real! Owning the word “weird”?!?
The mind wobbles …
I was under the impression that companies couldn’t ‘own’ or trademark such a common word? A little over a year ago Microsoft had fought for, and lost, the ownership/trademark of the word “Windows” against the Lindows software company. (though I believe they are still fighting it in EU courts?)
The US District Court in Seattle, WA ruled that “once a word is declared generic it would continue to be generic,” informing Microsoft that “no amount of marketing around a generic word changes the generic state of the word.” (I think MS is still appealing this one)
Personally, I don’t think B&N have a leg to stand on if A.W. were to fight them, but that would take money … and these guys put out this magazine and all of its resources for the love of it. The subscriptions are next to nothing … hell, if I were a lawyer, I’d take their case pro-bono!
*sigh* Oh well … time to hurry up and post my drafts and get back to work … my boss keeps walking by (I hate shoulder surfers) … that’s my cue to look busy.