Mmmm, games. Day 1 is over, day 2 is halfway done. We’ll probably be leaving tomorrow morning. No sense in trying to drive home tired tonight. It’s been a lot of CS, some Natural Selection and even a little UT2k3. Don’t know what’s going to be up next. Most everybody went in a big group to get some food leaving me a Chip here to play with whoever was left. It’s been a lot of fun. We’re getting our asses half the time but otherwise we’re holding our own. Oh well. Back to the games.

Memory Sticks and the evil mall

My original plan was to go to Manchester today, meet up with Chip and purchase a memory stick. As it turns out, electronic accessory items are a popular thing to be purchased the day after Christmas. Circuit City was sold out and Best Buy had a few but they were really over priced. I’ll just order them online along with a spiffy new case. I was hoping to pick up a 128Mb and a 64Mb card. The smaller for applications and the larger for photos and MP3s. Everything was going fine until we decided to check Best Buy. The problem with WorstBuy is that it’s in the mall. Going anywhere near a mall on the day before or the day after Christmas is like committing retail suicide. The smart people are out looking for deals, the stupid people are out because they have nothing better to do and the rest of the world is out returning that sweater that they got and will never wear. Add 12″ of snow on top of this mayhem and you get my afternoon.

It wasn’t a total loss however, Chip beamed a few things over from his Clie to mine and I’m playing with new Launcher X skins as we speak.

Also, tomorrow is the start of the big LAN tournament in Maine. I’ll be out of town for the next few days enjoying multitudes of gaming goodness. I’ve never been to a big LAN event before so it should be an interesting experience. Geeks of all ages and backgrounds, in the same space, playing video games for hours on end. Whoever came up with that idea deserves a medal. At any rate, Chip and I will be leaving southern NH tomorrow afternoon. Wish us luck as we attempt to destroy (or at least wound) the competition.


Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

Well, we’ve had a pretty good day here at the Perry ranch. My Clie and I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful holiday. I know I did. There was roast beef and potatoes and all sorts of delicious things for dinner so I’m sitting contently here at my desk looking for PalmOS software. Tomorrow I’ll probably be going to get some memory sticks but the “after Christmas sales” might scare me into staying home. I don’t do well when I’m forced to shop in “herd” form. That’s what is for.

Oh, to all you handheld owners out there… I need to know some software recommendations. I’m in the dark on this one, it’s a whole other software world. Any suggestions?

Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying themselves. Merry Christmas to all. G’night.

Feelin’ Loved

Well, when Lauren sends holiday cards, she doesn’t fool around. I got not 1, not 2 but 5 cards in the mail today. I must say, I feel very loved at the moment and I’m sure that was her intention. I love you hun!

I also got a bit of Christmas shopping done today. My brother and I made our way to the extremely over crowded mall to look for gifts for my parents. My Dad had expressly told us not to get him something but to find something nice for our mother… well, they’re both getting something. We found a few nice things and spent way more than we planned to so I hope they like them. I also was looking for a “little something” to finish off my gift buying for Lauren. I have her main present but I wanted a little mini-present or two to go along with it. Unfortunately I didn’t find anything to my liking so I’ll have to go back after Christmas.

Tomorrow I’m going to mix a CD or two and drink some eggnog. I’ll probably wrap presents at some point too. Then on Christmas we’re just staying around here, having a nice day and dinner together and then going across town later at night to have dessert and coffee with my uncle. The “Perry family Christmas” will actually be happening the following Saturday at my aunt Lisa’s house. So, it should be a fun week.

I hope everyone is having a great vacation, getting some well needed down-time and getting to spend a little holiday cheer with loved ones. May good fortunes and well wishes be with all of you.


Sunday with the family

Well, today it seems I’ll be spending all day with my family. My brother is home from school and they seem to want to take me out to dinner for my birthday. I asked for Longhorn, Olive Garden or The Outback. My brother had the idea of seeing Lord of The Rings as a family since no one other than me has been able to see it. I don’t really mind seeing it again, it wasn’t too bad. I think we might be going to Outback since it just happens to be next door to the movie theater. We’ll see though.

I also talked to my mom about getting the Clie and she seemed to think it was possible but I would have to use the money my grandparents sent me for Christmas as well. I figured as much and had actually planned on doing that anyway. So, I’m looking up places with the best prices. So far CompUSA is winning with $299 but has it for $349 and a free leather case. CompUSA seems more realistic. We’ll see what happens.

Matt out.