Archive for April, 2006

Finally Easter

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Man, I swear the longer I wait to post these things the harder it is. I’ll try to keep more on top of it in the future, I promise.

First off, some of you may have noticed some weirdness going on with my site the other day. This was due to an older version of the forum I was running that was deemed unsafe by the powers that be, so my site was restricted until I updated it. This would not have been a problem if they had bothered to TELL me this before restricting my site. Oh well. All fixed now.

Anyways, here’s a quick recap of Megs and my Sooper Sekrit Plan to visit Eugene Easter Weekend. Actually, it was really only a secret from mom, but since she reads this page I didn’t post about it beforehand. She was pleasantly surprised to see us, I think, which was fun. In addition to seeing mom and other family members, it was good to hang out with the Drew Crew over at the dorms, Marshal over at his pad in south Eugene, and Shelby & Eric at Soriah’s Cafe & Bar. I took some pictures at mom’s place, dad’s place, and Drew & Mel’s, so maybe I’ll post them someday. As always, the weekend was all too short, even though Megs and I took Thursday and Friday off. Definately needed a vacation and a trip home, though.

While we were up there I picked up Franz Ferdinand’s latest album for some tunes in the rental car. I’ve taken a liking to the band, so now I have both their albums, the older of which I purchased off iTunes Music Store after I got back to L.A. The band’s got some catchy rythms, although one song in particular I took a liking to from the PlayStation game “Guitar Heroes” called “Take Me Out.” God, I must have listened to that song at least 30 times in less than a week. Now I’ve got “Do You Want To” playing as I write this and it’s also quite catchy.

I Warcraft news, Megs made it to level 60 with her druid, Cheshire! Yay! Go Megs! This is quite a landmark accomplishment for those of you who don’t play. Also, just yesterday Megs and I went with the guild on our first official guild Molton Core run. This is a high-level dungeon and we were successful in taking down the first boss, Lucifron. Afterwards some of us went to Zul-Gurub, another high-level dungeon, and we took out the first two bosses there, Venoxis and Mandokir. We’re awesome!

Lastly, I’ve been re-reading the Redwall series of books as it’s been a long, long time since the last time I read them. I know these are kids books, and they certainly read that way to me now, but they’re still quite enjoyable and for me there’s definately a sense of nostalgia. They remind me of reading in the car on trips and to garage sales. They remind me of 5th grade and middle school when I started reading them. They remind me of mom and how she’d always do the silly accents with enthusiasm when she read them out loud to Matt, Kim and me. Especially the moles. I’d forgotten about the mole speak. Ho’ ‘urr!

Dress Pictures

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

So, a while back Megs took pictures of her wedding dress and I believe herself wearing her wedding dress. I have not seen these pictures, nor will I, but for those of you who would like to see them, please email Megs and she’ll send them to you. Her email address is her first and last name followed by three zeros (000) at yahoo dot com. If you don’t know her first and last name, you probably don’t need to see the pictures. =)

This entry is cross-posted at the Big Damn Wedding Blog.

Mudd Party

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I would be remiss not to discuss the activities of last weekend to at least some degree here. I know it’s a bit out of order since my last post was about the activities of Monday night, but that was epic news that had to be told right away. Not that Megs and my venture out to Harvey Mudd College wasn’t epic in its own right, and we have the pictures to prove it!

Megs and I arrived out at HMC in the early afternoon on Saturday where we met up with Matt, Other Megan, and Jacques. We met many of their suite mates, played a lot of Guitar Heroes and DDR on the PlayStation2, and made good use of the bar the residents had built in their common area. Good times. Megs and I ended up staying the night and crashed on the couches around 4 or 5 in the morning, depending if you count Daylight Savings Time or not. See the pictures and captions for more blackmail insight.

Final Fantasy Premiere

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

So, last night I went to an actual Hollywood premeire with stars and everything! The one and only silvery screen showing of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children took place at the Arclight Dome in Hollywood last night. This was also the world premeire of the English dubbed version and several of the voice actors and production staff were in the audience with us for the show. Mena Suvari, whom you might remember from American Beauty is the voice of Aeris, and she was totally standing right next to me at the concessions stand before the movie! Some others in attendance included the Director and Co-Director of the movie, Tetsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue respectively, the English voice actors for Cloud and Tifa, and a few others. See these articles from Siliconera and Joystiq for more information and details. Oooh! And I got a free movie soundtrack and poster just for showing up to the free showing! What a great town!

As for the movie itself, damn it’s just so cool! Honestly, I’ve seen a bootleg fan-sub already, but it was totally worth seeing again, especially on the big screen. I’m also not going to hesitate to pick up the DVD when it comes out on April 25th. It’s been a long wait–it came out in Japan in September and has been in production for what seems like forever–but it was absolutely worth it!