I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I was listening to music on iTunes tonight (samples of songs, mostly) and I listened to "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, which I think is just one of the most amazing songs in a long, long time.
I decided to see what the other songs from his album sounded like and enjoyed them very much, enough that I'll probably end up buying the CD. Because iTunes makes recommendations, I noticed that people who buy his music also buy stuff from Snow Patrol.
So I decided to listen to some Snow Patrol and, while I didn't get as good a vibe from their stuff as I did from James Blunt's, I think they're also pretty good. I might pick up their second CD sometime.
I need to stop going on iTunes...
So, I bought some music tonight. I do that once in awhile. I shall now post it so that you can all laugh at me. I'm sure everyone will laugh at at least one of the things I got, as people are prone to do when they've not listened to the music in question.
Rob Zombie (Hellbilly Deluxe)
Gary Allan (Tough All Over)
Switchfoot (The Early Years: 1997-2000)
Paris Hilton (Paris)
I really like the song "Dragula" by Rob Zombie, and I've heard and liked a few of his other songs, so I figured it was high time I actually bought a Rob Zombie disc.
Gary Allan has been putting out good country music for a long time now, with a voice that sounds like it would work fantastic in any sort of music. His newest album has enough 'must-have' songs that I couldn't hold off any longer.
Well, people periodically make fun of my old picture and sometimes ask for something more recent, so I got a coworker with a photography degree to take a quick picture of me at work today. He used a crappy digital camera but I think it came out fairly well:
The picture was taken in the alley behind our store and we spent probably two minutes trying a few shots. I'm not going to pay some professional studio for a picture or anything, so this will probably be the picture I have to use online now for a few years. It's accurate, at least, blemishes and all.
The list of games in my backlog of games to get continues to dwindle, until now it is finally in the form you see below:
Game Boy Advance
Mega Man X: Command Mission (PS2 version)
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Mario & Luigi 2
Yoshi's Touch & Go
I think anyone can agree that my list has come a long way since I first composed it, and I'm happy with the results. There will doubtless be a few more games that I want from the current generation, but the list above accurately reflects those games that have been out for awhile that I want but haven't grabbed.
Sony is getting hit hard from all angles, all at once. To recap:
* Sony was lambasted for its proprietary copyright protection on CDs that allowed hackers to gain access to numerous PCs because of a security hole. This software was on its discs with no notice to consumers--or at least, notice was not widely advertised.
* Sony is in court over its use of the PS2 controller, which used a rumbling technology without permission of that technology's creator. In a worst-case scenario, it will have to send its profits for the PS2 to the damaged party. It'll probably just end up costing a few hundred million, though.
...check out this clip on YouTube. It's pretty freaking funny and it has hot women to boot!
Yes, this clip right here.
I have to admit I find it the slightest bit offensive, but I'm so busy laughing that I have to share it anyway. So, uh... if you're easily offended, it's not the best clip for you.
Well, the draft for the team tournament is underway and I still haven't been picked. Four people have been foolish enough to let my massive library of stellar reviews slip through their fingers, but what stings the most is that True--True!--has picked the lowly Zigfried instead of myself. This does not bode well for Team True. In some circles, this might be considered an act of war.
Note: this may very well be one such circle.