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Title: Some commericals rock
Posted: July 05, 2009 (01:43 AM)
I just love the Bridgestone tires commerical that features a bunch of screaming animals. Apparently, it was played on Superbowl Sunday (which makes sense) and now it's still airing sometimes... including this evening/early morning. You can see the video here:

I guess that just leaves the question of how I spent my 4th of July. This morning, after taking my wife to work, I came home and finished up Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, as well as my review. I like how both the game and the review turned out in the end.

Then I played a bit of Overlord II, also in PlayStation 3 form, which so far is okay but not necessarily better than the first one... just different.

I wasn't able to play that long before it was time to pick my wife up from work. Then we came home briefly before heading down to the marina to meet with her folks, who for now are living permanently on a boat moored there. It's large enough to host meetings with friends and family and is quite the hopping place, actually. There were a lot of folks there now--family and their children--but most of them cleared out and then there were just my wife's folks and her gradnmother, who had made the trip over the mountain pass to visit.

My brother-in-law (who lives with us) was also there, and he got bored so he talked his dad into playing some cribbage. I hadn't played in years--when my father-in-law taught me how, actually--and I'd forgotten the rules. So I watched until I had a grip on things, then the third round was one in which I played. I emerged victorious, which was pretty cool because people usually can't beat my father-in-law (certainly, my wife and her brother were not up to the task).

After that, though it was foggy, the fireworks started. They were launched from only a short distance away, so I was able to climb onto the bridge of the boat and watch them in the sky above and reflecting off the water in the bay. It was a beautiful sight, not quite postcard perfect but still pretty spectacular. Then I drug my wife off partway through them and we zipped home ahead of traffic, which would have been brutal within a few minutes because the whole way up to the highway--past the brewery and along a few campgrounds was lined with cars. Then we made it home and my wife insisted on playing cribbage with me and I won again.

Tomorrow, I hope to play more Overlord II, maybe even beat it and review it, though that probably won't happen. Still, it would be nice to make good headway because there are plenty of other games that I'm looking forward to playing and reviewing. Life sure does keep me busy!

Posted: July 05, 2009 (02:08 AM)
I always forget how to play cribbage. Why does it have to be so unnecessarily complicated!

randxianUser: randxian
Posted: July 05, 2009 (02:54 AM)
That commercial has a good concept, but the woman screaming later looks too bone thin and it looks like her eyes are about to bulge out. Seeing her scared me more than the thought of that poor little squirrel getting flattened like a pancake.

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