Archive for August, 2006

Pluto Downgraded

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that an international group of astronomers has reclassified the planet Pluto. Here is my employer’s reaction.

Snakes–On A Plane, No Less!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Last night Megs and I were bored so we went to go see 22:00 showing of the now infamous Snakes on a Plane. If you haven’t heard about it yet, then you don’t spend enough time on the Internet. And yes, the movie is as bad as its descriptive title suggests, which is why it’s awesome. Samuel L. Jackson plays a heroic FBI agent on a plane. He’s protecting a murder witness on a plane. Bad guys put snakes on a plane. Mr. Jackson deals with this… on a plane. Good stuff. Definate popcorn flick.

In other news, Megs has just about finished her two-week intro to law school mini-class. Today is her last day of that and next week she starts class for real. She’s both apprehensive and excited about it, so wish her luck!

OK, time for some linky fun. First is Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager. Yes, it’s as goofy as it sounds, but’s not long so if you got 5 minutes check it out.

Secondly is the most amazingly brilliant comic ever. I’ve mentioned Narbonic before, but now its archives are free! Link goes to episode one. It’s about Helen, a mad scientist, her violent co-ed intern Mel, and her computer guy Dave. Totally awesome, I HIGHLY recommend it.

Real quick, yes I am on some of the popular social networking sites. I’m on MySpace, Orkut, Friendster, and Facebook. I don’t check messages on these sites very often, but if you wanna add me as a friend or whatever, go ahead. =)

Have I pimped our product here yet? Check out Pirates of the Caribbean Online. This is what I spend the majority of my days working on at work.

I was gonna link something else, but I forgot what it was. Oh well, that’s probably enough for now anyways. Where’s everybody gone? Comments have certainly slowed to a trickle of late. Is there anybody out there… out there… out there….

Pictures Are Up!

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

I’ve finally got pictures from the wedding and the honeymoon uploaded for your enjoyment. We don’t have the professional pictures back from the photographer yet, so these are just the ones that I Anna and I took with personal digital cameras. My thanks to Anna for adding her pictures to our collection, and if anyone else out there has some digital photos/video of the wedding/reception, please let me know!

In other news, life is settling back to normal for me, however Megs is busily getting into the swing of things at law school. Wish her luck!

Home And Tired

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

We are back at our apartment in North Hollywood now. This will be a short entry. We’re pretty tired. These are short sentences. Ha. Ha. This is as funny as I can get right now.

We just finished opening all the wedding gifts we had waiting for us on our return, so our thanks to all of you who sent us such wonderfull things. And thanks again to dad for getting us business class both ways across the Atlantic. Totally awesome! I’ll try to get some more photos up soon, but for now it’s a shower and a nap, I think.

Cheers.

Leaving London

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Well, all good things must come to an end. We’re on the plane home about to take off, so I must be brief. Overslept a little this morning so it’s been a bit rushed, but it all worked out. We had a great time, but it will be nice to see our friends and our cat again. =)

So this is Chris and Megan signing off. Honeymoon out!

London, Day Three

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Man, are we tired! We spent nearly all day walking around the British Museum, which is just HUGE! Megs took lots of pictures, and I took few. I took a lot last time I was there. Still an impressive place.

After the Museum we were bored, so we went over to Leichster Square and got discount tickets to The Producers, which starts in a couple hours. Everything except shows and pubs closes at like five here, so it was that or back to the hotel. Should be fun!

Tomorrow we fly home. Thanks to dad we’ll be flying AWESOME BUSINESS CLASS! Yay! Business class for the win! I’m still debating whether we should get a cab to the airport or just take the tube tomorrow morning. Not sure who to call in order to get a cab early in the morning, but I can probably just walk down the street and flag one down. Not used to being able to do that in LA. We get in to LAX a little before 14:00 on Saturday, but we’re likely to just be sleeping all afternoon, so contact us at your own risk. 😉

This may be my last post before we get back, although if we have some down time at the airport, I may post one last time before we fly out.

Cheers and cheerio!

London, Day Two

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Today was a lot of touring about London. We took one of those double-decker tour buses around the city and stopped off at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespear’s Old Globe Theater, and Oxford Street for some shopping. St. Paul’s is a LOT of stairs, but the view from the top of the dome is incredible. Windy too, but don’t worry–we didn’t fall off! The Tower of London is cool. We saw the crown jewels and lots of old armoury stuff. Neat! Shakespear’s Old Globe Theater was closed! Boo, Britian! Everything closes at 5 in this bloody country! Been a constant problem for us on this trip. Anyways, after our defeat at the Globe, we hopped back on a tour bus and ended up here at Oxford Street, which is apparently a huge shopping strip. My poor, poor Master Card will never be the same!

The show last night was quite fun. Sorta like a cross between Sesame Street and Rent. Definately not for children, though! Got such splendid songs as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “The Internet is for Porn.” Good fun! Megs’ favorite song was “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?”.

Tomorrow is the British Library and the British Museum. That should take most of the day. At least until 5, when London goes to bed and we get bored. Saturday we fly home!

More later.

London, Day One

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Today we arrived in London and promptly ditched the car at the airport rental return. Not going to be driving around London! Underground all the way! Took the tube into the city and found our “hotel”. It’s got to be the smallest room I’ve ever stayed in. Barely big enough for the double bed, it has a tiny bathroom, and a TV mounted on a bracket above the door. That’s about it. A nightstand and a very small bookshelf make up the rest of the furniture and take up almost all the rest of the available floor space. It’s about half the size of my dorm room. But at 55/night and located right in the city, we really can’t complain. It suits our needs well enough. I’d take pictures, but it’s so small you really can’t stand far enough back to get it all in frame. I’ll try.

We took the rest of the afternoon to do some much needed laundry before going out to explore the city a bit. We found Buckingham Palace and St. James Gardens. Both very nice places. We then walked up to Leichster Square, which is where we are now. We’re going to see ‘Avenue Q’ at the Noel Coward Theater in just a few minutes. Think Seasame Street on the wrong side of the tracks. Should be fun.

Tomorrow is city sight seeing and possibly the British Library. Friday is the British Museum, which was one of my favorite stops on my last trip out here. Saturday we return home! Seems to have gone by so fast!

Oh and before I forget, Dad, how early can/should we get to the airport to secure first-in-line status for Business Class standby? We’ll get there at 5am if it’ll help our chances. Thanks!

Cheers all! More soon!

Outside of London

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

We’re now in Warwick, which is getting fairly close to London. We spent nearly all day today getting from Dublin to here. We had a close call with the ferry in that we almost bought passage on an 8-hour freight crossing to Liverpool! We instead took a 1.5 hour trip to Holyhead, Wales. At least, it would have taken 1.5 hours if we hadn’t hit something mid-trip. Still don’t know what it was, but we felt it when we hit it. Wasn’t another ship or anything, but since we took some minor damage we made the rest of the journey at reduced speed. Other than that, it was just a lotta driving today. I’m getting so good at driving over here I’m actually starting to worry that my right-side-of-the-road driving back home will suffer because of it.

That’s it from me for now. Tomorrow we ditch the rental car at the airport and grab an Underground schedule. Tuuuuuubes!

Cheers, all!