Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wake Me When September Ends

I couldn't think of a good title.... can you tell?

Well, August 31st. Hot diggity. Let's see, what's in the news today?

I bought an N64! I rented my favorite game! I see it when I close my eyes! ACK! That's right, F-Zero X... the greates, and fastest racing game in the Universe. What makes it so cool? Well, it has 30 cars to chose from, and to race on 24 tracks on four difficulty levels, and you have to beat various tracks on various difficulties to unlock more cars. There's ramps, theres loops, there's inverted tracks, there's tubes, there's inverted tubes, theres half-pipes, there's land-mines... there's everything. But you wanna know what this racing game has that no other racing game has ever been able to duplicate?

A Random Race generator.

That's right. No matter how good you get, no matter which car you use, you can hit Random Race, and get a course no-one has ever seen before, and get your ass whupped, or hurled into space, or just blown up. It's amazing... hairpin curves, upside-down jumps (instant death!) or maybe just a field of lava that slowly melts your car... this game has it all!

In other news, Poppy cut her first tooth! At three months old! Truth be told, if you take into account that she was late, and go from her DUE date, then she is three months and three weeks, so just one week ahead of the standard "normal" time for a kid to cut their teeth early, but this is still way early! We hope to have her potty trained by Christmas.

Allright, time for some fun links to keep you people coming back....

Free Song / Music Video: Stroke 9 - How Many People Wanna Kick Some Ass (feat. Jay & Silent Bob)

Free Funny Video: Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry - Tony Control

Amusing Pic Of The Day:

Sebby's Quote Of The Day:
"Daddy, it's time for you to come downstairs and play Nintendo hockey with me. Do what I say."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Injuries, Drugs, Seizures, Oh My!

I now need an elbow brace to complement my brace of braces (brace, in this case, meaning 'pair'). My left hand's terminus fingers (pinky and ring) are now pretty much numb. They feel cold and hot at the same time, but they don't pick up much in the way of pressure sensation, certainly not cutting (ask me how I know that). The nerve that handles them runs through the elbow, which I've ground down to a nub through years of leaning.

On the flip side, I am now catching up on a lot of my sleep thanks to taking Valerian Root extract pills. I fall asleep faster, and even though I still wake up five times a night, I fall asleep EASIER during those periods. I've been well rested in the mornings. Yesterday mornng, Poppy got me up at 3am. I fed her at 3:30, finished at 4, and at 4:30 she succeeded in convincing me she wasn't sleepy (by screaming and kicking me). So, I get up and watch TV until it's time to go to work, after less than four hours of sleep. Last night, I take my Valerian, go to bed reasonably early (10:40) and Throkky let me sleep until 7am!

So, naturally, at 9am, I had a seizure. Why do I bother catching up on sleep if I have seizures AFTER the catch-up sleep? Gyah!!!

All stressed out now... I have to go drive Throkky home from Seb's soccer class which he said he didn't want to go to... until it was time for me to go to work, when he went postal and said he changed his mind and HAD to go to soccer. Throkky then had to shower, eat, get the kids dressed, and bring them in on the bus so Seb wouldn't be intolerable for the rest of the day (which he will be, anyways.)