Monday, December 08, 2008

Ill Take What I Can Get

With impending layoffs at work(tomorrow), im tryng to do everything i can do to keep my mind off of it. This weekend, i was a total mess. Couldnt sleep, couldnt focus....not fun.

My main distraction, WoW....been great., one of the guild ranking sites just came out with their first global ranks since the new expansion came out based on cleared raid content. While i knew we were good since we got server firsts of all 3 top 25 man raid bosses(Sartherion, Kel'thuzad and Malygos), i didnt know wed come out as high as we did.

Realm: 1
US Realms: 130 out of 3865 ranked guilds
Worldwide Realms: 393 out of 7649 ranked guilds.

Ill take that. Lots of hard work went into our server firsts. Pretty amazing stuff...then again, the content was relatively easy. We have sartherion 25 down with 1 drake up. Will be awesome when we can do it with all 3 up.

Anywho, back to worry about layoffs.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Apple Love

Well, I love my apple products, but they have never really known to be that giving. If something breaks, you normally have to pay for it, unless you get applecare.

Last night, i bit the bullet and went to buy my 3rd iphone headset since i got it in june of 07. Not bad, since i use the headphones at work for close to the whole day, but still. The latest one was only 2 months old. One of the drivers in the right earbud died. Wasnt thrilled. At any rate, went into the apple store, grabbed a new one and went to the checkout guy. He asked me if this was a replacement set, which it was. He told me to give him the old ones, which i did. He then said that if your ipod or iphone headphones/headset ever dies, they will replace them for free.


Yep. Free. Just take em in and ask for a retail exchange. Incredible.

So nice to have working headphones again.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Been busy getting realm firsts in WoW. Not much else going on other than having pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. GOOD TIMES.

More info soon. Well, maybe not. Not alot of info other than

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


So....all the talk about wall street favoring dem victories and policies? What?

This is the headline i just saw a few min ago.

Stocks Plunge as Investors Ponder Obama Presidency; Dow Falls Nearly 500- AP

If this is "our moment" or our "new day" or our "change", then i dont like where we are going. Saying this isnt a response to the obama election is a bold face lie. Theres no possible way to defend this.


RIP Michael Crichton. I remember Jurassic Park totally sucking me in as a kid, wishing for a world where that could happen.

Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show “ER” and wrote the best-sellers “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “Sphere” and “Rising Sun,” died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, his public relations firm said in a news release.

He “died unexpectedly,” the release said, “after a courageous and private battle against cancer.”

He was 66.

Why Today Is OK.

Its back. It wipes away all the angst from last night.

A Warning

If i hear any words/phrases from any of my friends in the near future, you are asking to get smacked.

Yes we can
Main street vs wall street

Oh yeah, and the Dow is down 200 at opening. So much for wall street loving Obama.

I wish we could impose a 2 month ban on any political discussions. I think that would do wonders for the country. Way more than anything else right now.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hes Back :)

Welcome back, Jack. I've missed you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WoW Update

Since im sick of the election, I'm going to focus on some cool WoW news.

Since we beat the game by downing KJ, the final guild rankings on Wowjutsu have come in. We achieved the following ranks.

Realm Rank: 1
US Rank: 179
World Rank: 474

Not bad :D Im really proud of what we were able to do, especially since I joined this guild in a strange time. When i finally made the move to Anvilmar Realm off of Dalaran, it was a big step. I didn't know anyone, the person i transferred with stopped playing, so i was on my own. I made tons of friends there and as things with the guild started to deteriorate, i helped create the guild we are now back in february. Stoic was formed and we have flourished since then, taking the top spot in server progression.

Asros - 70 Holy Paladin

It is very interesting to see how far ive come since moving to anvilmar and even since i went back to my paladin as my main. Here are some screenshots of him as he has progressed over time.

Here is my Paladin when he first hit 60 back on Dalaran.

Here is my Paladin when he initially hit level 70.


My Paladin when we first started working through Hyjal/Black Temple and i had hit 5/5 Tier 5.


My Paladin as of last night, with full t6/sunwell gear(and his sweet new haircut)


Its amazing to see the changes in his gear over the time. Hes become the top geared paladin on the server and ive created a pretty good reputation for myself. I do everything i can do to help teach some up and coming holy paladins the theory that i work with and give them tips and tricks that i know. If you are interested in his gearing/gemming/enchanting/talents, armory links are on the right.

Tyyrol - 70 Enhancement Shaman

In the alt world, my shaman has become pretty legit. I wanted to play enhance, but never in my life thought he would have seen as much content and get as geared as he would. With the 3.0 raid nerfs, hes seen full BT and Hyjal clears, amassed tons of badges and is now sitting at a crazy 3/5 tier 6. Insane. I have to send a shoutout to purifiedtart, one of the players in our guild that runs a great pick up raiding group that helped my shaman get geared up pre 3.0 with 5/5 t4 and the gems to get his 2 badge fist weapons.

Here he is early in his lifetime at lvl 70 in most t4 and one badge fist.


And here he is as of yesterday, sporting his hot new tier 6 level gear and dual badge fists...which just look incredible.


Mavrixx - 70 Shadow Priest

Mavrixx has really taken a back seat. Due to some bad raiding experiences with him at the start of BC, I used him for some daily farming, herbs, etc. he hasnt changed much, gear wise, in the past year, but i thought it would be interesting to see what hes looked like since lvl 60 to raid geared at lvl 70.

Here is Mavrixx as he first ventured into outlands at lvl 60.


Here he is in his raid gear at lvl 70.


And here he is, feeling somewhat festive.


Cant wait for lich king to drop. Im so excited for it. Going to take some time off to level and relax and get ready to start rocking naxx :)

Friday, October 24, 2008


Love the Guy

I love Charles Krauthammer. While i know im not crazy about McCain, this editorial hits the nail on the head.

Charles Krauthammer - McCain for President: "Charles Krauthammer"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Beat The Game

More info to come soon once i can eloquently put it together. Funny to see how much things have changed in my WoW career since it began a few years ago. From not raiding and dealing with casual guild drama to being the top geared paladin on my server with 2 server first Sunwell kills including KJ. My, how far we've come.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Officially Meh.

While ive never contemplated voting for Obama, i never really felt compelled to vote for Mccain. I think hes someone who does what the polls tell him to do. That being said, I finally decided on voting for him because the socialist policies of Obama that have come out lately are just too ridiculous to let go. Wealth redistribution? Tax "rebates" for people who dont pay taxes? Sorry. No thanks. Dont penalize people who work hard to strengthen the economy while rewarding those who suck welfare from the system.

Out of control.

Win or lose, i just want this election to be over. Its giving me too much anxiety. I havent blogged lately cause im tired of politics and tired of WoW complainers, so i have nothing really to say. Nothing that big and exciting going on.

Happy hump day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


From list of "Top 10 Most Stressful US Cities"

No. 1 Chicago, Ill.
With 7.3% unemployment and a gallon of gas going for just under four bucks, the Windy City has some economic headwinds that result in a perfect storm for stress. Chi-town’s pollution problems (it ranked No. 7 in terms poor air quality) and lack of breathing room (it's No. 2 in terms of population density) couple to create a Midwestern Molotov cocktail of stress.

Explains alot about my mood lately...

Monday, September 15, 2008


With the info today that the WoW Xpack is launching 11/13, this is what the fall games calendar looks like for me.

And i thought LAST years was bad...

Rock Band 2 - Out Yesterday
Star Wars: Force Unleashed: 9/16
Red Alert 3 - 10/28 (PC)
Fallout 3 - 10/28
James Bond: Quantum Of Solace 11/4
Gears of War 2 - 11/7
Call Of Duty: World At War - 11/11
Mirrors Edge - 11/13
Wrath Of The Lich King - 11/13
Prince Of Persia - 11/19


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Yes, i know i havent blogged in forever. Ill fix that soon. Been a wild month.

However, Ive had a few people as me for some fall TV premiere dates. This isnt all of them, just ones i watch and my friends watch. So do some super sleuthing if you dont see your favorite stories listed.

Bones (Fox) Sept. 3
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox) Sept. 8
Fringe (Fox) Sept. 9
House (Fox) Sept. 16
Heroes (NBC) Sept. 22
CSI Miami (CBS) Sept. 22
Law & Order (NBC) Sept. 23
NCIS (CBS) Sept. 23
Without A Trace (CBS) Sept. 23
Criminal Minds (CBS) Sept. 24
CSI: NY (CBS) Sept. 24
Knight Rider (NBC) Sept. 24
Office (NBC) Sept. 25
Chuck (NBC) Sept. 29
Life (NBC) Sept. 29
Pushing Daisies (ABC) Oct. 1
Numb3rs (CBS) Oct. 3
Clone Wars (Cartoon Network) Oct 3
CSI (CBS) Oct. 9

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


No posty. Been packing to move.

Pics/info/stories after i move. Things are too nuts.

When im not packing or working, im wowin. Check for updates since im site admin.

Friday, July 25, 2008


I remember hearing about this when he did this back last year, but never saw the lecture. When i heard he died today, i took the time to listen to all 2 hours of it and its one of the most touching things ive ever heard.

Its terrible to see such a life taken by cancer. Rest in peace Randy, from someone who never met you, you touched me with your incredible way with words.

Randy Pausch dies --

Monday, July 21, 2008

I love dilbert

So true, so true.

Friday, July 11, 2008

iPhone 2.0 Firmware

Installed. Messing with apps. The ability to take screenshots is pretty cool.(hold home button and press power switch until the screen flashes. It saves it in your camera roll).

More thought soon.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Out With The Old, In With The New

Well .mac, we had a good run. You werent the cheapest, you werent the most feature laden, but you were damn reliable and im glad i signed up for it on the first day.

FYI, .mac users...

MobileMe Launch
7/9/2008, 6pm-12am PT

As part of the MobileMe launch, will be taken offline at 6pm PT on Wednesday, July 9th.

Members will be unable to access or any .Mac services during this time with the exception of .Mac Mail accessed via a desktop application, iPhone, or iPod touch.

MobileMe will be available as soon as possible during this maintenance window.

Cant wait to play with it, even though most of the changes have been in use with .mac for a while. The "exchange" system will sure be nice, though.

RIP .mac
Long Live Mobileme.

Apple .Mac Welcome

More Dumb Polls

For the record, you ignorant idiots...

"Recession - A period of general economic decline; specifically, a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive quarters."

We havent even had ONE QUARTER OF ECONOMIC DECLINE. Every quarter has been growth, maybe small growth, but still growth.

Im so sick of this recession bullshit.

The CNN Wire: Latest updates on top stories Blog Archive - 3/4 of Americans see recession � - Blogs from

Tuesday, July 01, 2008



Starting Tuesday, shoppers in Cook County will notice an additional bite at the cash register. Chicago shoppers will pay a 10.25 percent tax on some items -- higher than in any other major city in the United States.


Monday, June 30, 2008

Wall•E Thoughts

I was going to type up a review of wall-e, but my dad beat me to it and summed it up perfectly.

Wall•E - not my favorite film � The Old Gray Cat Speaks - Version 2.0

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reading Comprehension Is Good.

While i know this case was about how guns are handled in DC, which is under a different oversight than the rest of the country, this case could have had SERIOUS impact against the rest of the country if it went one vote the other way.

While sure, im against criminals having guns as much as the next guy, i hate the idea of legislation of things like this because a small minority of the country cant handle themselves. Also, if guns were to be outlawed, criminals would find other way to kill or find other ways to get guns. Making things illegal is not the answer. Just look at prohibition.

Assault weapons is the same way. Do i see a reason for someone to have an AK47 of M16 in their house to defend themselves? Not really, however, if it is something the country feels strongly about, the constitution should be amended, not a new law made. However, i dont think that the government has the right to judge what kind of weapons someone keeps in their home.

Its a sticky situation, but just like most issues, it becomes INCREDIBLY polarized. The left screams bloody murder and makes anyone who wants to own a weapon to look like Rambo, and the right responds by coming across as haughty and hypocritical by saying things like "the government should keep their laws off my guns", which makes their arguments against abortion somewhat ironic.

Court rules in favor of Second Amendment gun right - Yahoo! News

Im finding myself to become more and more moderate lately, not because i dont agree with the ideals of the conservative movement anymore, but just because for the most part, conservatives do such a HORRIBLE job of getting their message out. Almost as bad as most of the liberal think tanks.

Politics is driving me nuts. Talked to my dad about it last night, not sure what to do in november. Ill have to pay a bit closer attention to Mccain...cause i know the past few times ive read up on him, i havent liked alot of what ive heard/read. What i do know is that Obama scares me. Not cause hes black, not cause hes a true leftist, but because hes been able to charm his way into so many people, but with some really scary policy ideas.

He hasnt really gotten most people to know what his "change we can believe in" motto actually means...just that he isnt Bush. For some, thats enough. Then again, im pretty sure thats the same situation that got us Jimmy Carter. That worked out superbly.

Eh, ill stop my rant...I just never thought that much change in the government could really impact whats going on just because of the incredible bureaucracy...but man, im not looking forward to november, and the following january.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008



Male blackbirds intent on protecting turf --


Not sure how i feel about this list, but hey, i guess thats why they are the experts, right?

The New Classics: TV | EW 1000: TV | TV | The EW 1000 | Entertainment Weekly

Monday, June 16, 2008


Flight of the Conchords songs are normally parody songs...but this one hits pretty hard for me right now.

Man, I Needed This

A snoring duck. Enjoy.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Its kinda true?

[15:39] Tim: weather is a perfect 75 degrees outside
[15:39] Tim: gorgeous
[15:39] Tim: saw a chick eating outside at chevys just now dude
[15:39] Tim: just your type
[15:39] Tim: white
[15:39] Tim: and breathing
[15:39] Tim: perfect

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Updating Contacts

So ive been updating my contacts in outlook on my work computer to keep them updated on my iphone. Now, heres the situation i have.

Outlook @ work - exchange, has work contacts/calendar synced to phone through itunes(when i think to do it).
Mac at home - apple address book(where most of my personal contacts are added)
iPhone - merged data nightmare of doom

So today, i was merging the 2, and all the ones i input in outlook display like ass garbage on the iPhone. Took me 5 times going through and changing the format to figure out why. The issue was that it would display the name in outlook like this

Full Name: First Last
File As: Last, First

However, in my contacts on my iPhone, it was showing up as

Last First - but was sorting all names by FIRST name, thinking it was the last name.

Confused yet?

So, in order to fix it, you actually have to go into the name editor, not the name field where you import it...and change it manually. For whatever reason, outlook imported all the names i was adding manually...backwards.


Hate outlook.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Already kinda regretting transferring off my server with my paladin.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008


Anyone need a t6 geared paladin(alliance)? Im on the market.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Sums up my feelings on most things in life right now.

Dad makes me Lol

From an email from him today:

From Obama's Memorial Day speech in New Mexico:

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

So either he doesn't know what a fallen hero is or he has the sixth sense. If you believe the latter, why in the world would the military dead be attending an Obama rally? That's like a wookie living on Endor.

Nice one, dad. Nice.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Why I Dont Post

Id say "People have been asking me why i haven't posted lately..." but the truth is that no one asks. I'm guessing this blog has fallen off the radar of most of my college/crowe chizek friends, and I cant say I blame anyone.

Why don't I post anymore? Honestly speaking, its because life is lame. While this post may come across as whiny or emo, this is literally what is going on.


6:45 Alarm goes off.
7:00 Get ass out of bed
7:40 Leave apartment to train station
7:57 Catch Train
8:30ish Get in office
8:50 Start checking IM to see if Tim is awake yet and online
9:14 Tim leaves his home for his work
9:15-10:00 Try to find work to occupy myself
10:00ish Tim gets to work and gets online
11:15 Start contemplating lunch options
11:30 Execute lunch option
2:30ish Tim takes lunch so i find myself talking to myself
4:00 Start contemplating train options
4:15 Realize id be a total slack ass for taking the 4:35 train
4:50 Pack up and leave
5:10 Train leaves for home
5:50 Get home - change - make some dinner
7:00 Log on to WoW to do a daily or 2
7:30 Raid invites go out
8:00 Raid starts
11:00 Raid Ends and i spend too much time updating our DKP site
11:30-12:00am Crash

Thats it. Nothing exciting. Some days, just to be saucy, ill get lunch at 1. Talk about spicing up my life.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Woah....long time no posty

A month between posts. Wow. SO much for trying to top out my post count from last year. However, with this, i guess its quanity over quality. Ive had this blog for years now, and it has gone through many iterations of usage. I originally used it as a "dear diary" of sorts, recapping what i did during the day in college. However, realizing that reading that was about as boring as watching dry paint get drier, i started doing less frequent posts about more important aspects of my life. Who am i? What do i do? What is important to me? What do i think about. Lately...i just havent felt like writing about this. Ive slipped back into a more introspective/introverted funk. What is the root cause? I honestly dont know.

Sure, i was back in the hospital again. Easter sunday, i felt another kidney stone passing. Not fun. It hurt, dont get me wrong, but i knew it was coming, since the doctor told me i had a 90% chance of getting another stone in 6-8 months after i had my first one. Spent a few days in pain and finally thought it passed. The thursday evening after easter, i started feeling really sick. Finally after sleeping all day friday, saturday morning i was feeling horrible, fluish. Called my dad, took me to the emergency room...and low and behold, it was another kidney infection/UTI. Fevers spiking almost to 104 and crap. I was in the hospital from saturday through tuesday. Not fun. I guess i havent really felt about writing about it cause its just BS. Not looking for pity or sympatny, it just sucked.

Things at work havent been real pretty either. Just went through a round of layoffs and i lost some good friends, including by best friend here at work. Joe is a good dude, and im sure hell find a new gig, but good lord did he get screwed. Seems all the good guys get screwed or leave, starting to wear on me. Im not big on bitching about work on her, mainly cause i dont know who does and doesnt read this, but its just a depressing time.

Yeah, still play too much WoW. Its my social outlet. Got good friends who play, especially some friends from college who play too. Its good to keep in touch with them. Do i sacrifice RL opportunities to do stuff in WoW? Probably. Do i care? No. Friends are friends. Putting labels on them as "not real life friends" just because we dont go to a bar in person doesnt mean shit. Im getting a bit tired of that. Maury, a friend of mine from college. I havent seen him since we were both in school, but we both play WoW together. I dont see him...does that make him less of a friend? Man. Sorry, had to rant about that.

Been dating on and off...and i dont know what to do. Either im looking for something that doesnt exist(someone who matches all my expectations), im having terrible luck or im just not date-able anymore. I know that sounds real emo and depressing, but if thats the case, im ok with it. Lately, ive dated women who have been great, but other than ONE GLARING THING that just drives me berserk, they would be great. NOw, i know im no great catch, but still. I cant seem to get over these things that just drive me nuts. I cant help but think that i might just have become jaded and bitter after the string of bad relationships ive had...i sure hope its just a phase, cause it seems like every time i date, something dumb as hell gets in the way. Oh well, i guess ill just keep looking.

Dont feel like rambling on anymore. Will try to post more soon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Paladin. Then and now.

Then. Lvl 60, last june.

Now. Lvl 70 Raid Geared.

Ive been kind of busy.

(Yes, thats 5/5 Tier 5 and Hyjal Mace/shield.)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Found this quote on my google start page today. It is terribly appropriate due to some idiocy im dealing with at work right now.

Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
- Sidney J. Harris

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Leotheras The Blind - Deaths Embrace

My first stab at a WoW Kill Movie. This is done from my perspective on one of our cleaner kills of Leotheras The Blind.

Music is "I Love You" - by BT...seeing as how it was our first kill with our Warlock tank surviving, and he professed his undying love to us :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lack of Posting

Been a while since i made a significant post. I guess thats par for the course with me, since its really been a while since i have done anything of real significance. Ive been pretty sick with a nasty sinus infection/flu thing that knocked me out of commission for a while. Other than that, been doing some family gathering type things on the weekend for various birthdays and working during the week. Trying to wrap up our first review of the year while dealing with a department thats having some serious transitions happen. Not everything is real fun right now with it. But that is neither here nor there.

Saw Jumper this weekend, the movie about people who can teleport. Stars none other than Hayden Christiansen, which....i guess is ok. The story was ok, the acting was ok and the effects were OK. Nothing really exciting. Was just ok.

Still playing alot of WoW. The initial honeymoon with the new guild has worn off. As time goes on, politics start making themselves more known and affect you more and more. Its amazing how people think just because its an online game, they can treat others like garbage. I know ive had my moments, but man. Some people have total bitch attitudes, not good. I guess if you are a shithead outside of WoW, its going to really come out when you are in a place where you dont have to even face the people you berate.

At any rate, back to work. Blah.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sad Monday

A sci fi icon has passed. I remember seeing him first in the first 2 seasons of Seaquest before even seeing Jaws or 2010. He was an amazing actor.

Rest In Peace Roy Scheider -- Aint It Cool News

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My Dad is The Man

Somehow he wrangled an invite to this service and hooked me up.

And let me tell you, its friggin sweet.

FlyTunes - Now The iPhone Is Complete

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Im dying of laughter...

More Idiocy

Good thing i took the 5:10 train, which got me to my station about 2 minutes before this crap happened. Why do all then idiots pull this kind of crap on my train line?

Man pulled to safety before train hits car; Metra's Aurora line commuters delayed -- "The car of an Aurora man, who police said was driving drunk Monday, was struck by two Metra trains in Hinsdale after passersby pulled him to safety.

Commuters on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line to Aurora experienced delays of as long as 21/2 hours Monday night, and four outbound trains from Union Station to Aurora were canceled, Metra spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet said."


0 degrees actual when i left for work this morning. Wind chill of -20ish.

It kinda feels like death?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Wintery Death

Man....seems worse this year.

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon today to
12 PM CST Wednesday...

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon today to 12 PM
CST Wednesday.

A strong winter storm is developing over the Central Plains. A
strong cold front associated with the storm will move into
northern Illinois this afternoon. Ahead of the front... rain
showers will develop this morning. As the front sweeps across the
region... winds will quickly strengthen to 25 to 35 mph with gusts
to 45 mph this afternoon into this evening. With the frontal
passage this afternoon temperatures will drop sharply and rain
will quickly change over to snow. The change over to snow will
occur by early afternoon across areas west of Interstate 39... and
toward mid to late afternoon across the remainder of northeast
Illinois. A brief period of sleet is also possible as the rain
changes to snow. Travel conditions will rapidly deteriorate and
become extremely hazardous across the Chicago Metro area toward
rush hour. Any residual ponding of water and slushy snow will
freeze in place... creating treacherous driving conditions. The
strong winds combined with new snowfall this afternoon and evening
will cause occasional brief whiteout conditions at
times across open areas... particularly during evening hours. Snowfall
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected before the snow tapers
off after midnight tonight.

Although the snow will diminish late this evening... the concern
will transition over to dangerously low wind chills and continued
blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Low temperatures tonight
will drop to the single digits below zero across far north central
Illinois... to the single digits above zero across the remainder of
the area. Combined with continued strong winds... wind chill
readings will drop to around 20 below zero late tonight and early
Wednesday morning... with the coldest readings north of Interstate
80 where wind chills may drop as cold as 25 below zero. Blowing
and drifting snow will also affect the area into Wednesday

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... strong
winds and dangerously low wind chills are likely. This will make
travel very hazardous or impossible.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Nice one, Blizz


Top Selling PC Games of 2007
1. World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack--Vivendi Games--2.25 million
2. World of Warcraft--Vivendi Games--914,000
3. The Sims 2: Seasons Expansion Pack--Electronic Arts--433,000
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare--Activision--383,000
5. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars--Electronic Arts--343,000

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Wintery Death





Never fails. Someone on my line has to be a complete retarded moron.

DOWNERS GROVE - A motorist was killed and trains along Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line to Aurora were delayed Tuesday afternoon after a train struck a vehicle that was being driven on the tracks in Downers Grove, authorities said.

The train, scheduled to arrive in Aurora at 4:56 p.m., struck a car head-on near the Maple Avenue crossing at about 4:30 p.m., Metra spokesman Patrick Waldron said.

Downers Grove Police Deputy Chief Jim Black said a man was behind the wheel of a newer-model Toyota, which was on the tracks for unknown reasons, when it slammed into the train, pinning the driver inside.

The driver, 29, was extricated and taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday night.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Seriously considering not voting now.

Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well, the weekend was interesting. Was a nice, relaxing weekend, but good lord it was cold.

I spent all of it holed up in the apartment with the heat cranked up to ~75 because that is the only setting that would keep my apartment above 68. Add on fleece pants, fleece socks and a fleece jacket all weekend, i did everything i could to stay warm.

However, my idiot cat...she has a heated pad. Did she sleep on it? No. She slept in her unheated bed on my desk in my office, where i spent most of the weekend playing WoW. While i appreciate her desire to be near me, sometimes youd hope her animal instincts kick in and shed go, "Damn, its cold in here" and would go get on her heated pad. I have never said Callie is the smartest cat in the world, but she is loyal, so ill give her that.

Speaking of playing WoW...I have been playing on my Paladin as my new main for the past few weeks. I am playing in an end game raiding guild as a healer and i am having a blast. After running guilds horde side, i attempted to do it alliance side after coming back from some time off from wow. I realized i dont want that much responsibility and work, i have enough at my job. When i come home, i just want to play and have as little stress as possible. I ran the guild for about 2 mos, then handed it off to a husband/wife pair who were more than happy to help foster it. I did alot of looking for a good guild that is community based, but focused on end game progression and found one. I joined up after moving servers and am having a blast. It is a PST server, so the raid times are later, so i dont have to worry about rushing home right away to make a raid time. I dont have to be ready to go until about 8, and they only go until 11 local time. Perfect for me. This week, i have seen my first vashj, kael'thas kills and helped the guild down their first boss in Hyjal Summit. Its awesome playing with this guild, great folks, fun and funny.

Screenshot of our first kill of Rage Winterchill. Im the paladin with his wings :D

Back to work though, hope all are doing well.

Oh, also?

LAWL GREEN BAY. Favre, just retire. This was your last shot and ya blew it.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kinda Wanna Die




Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Im running for public office

Cause apparently, shedding some tears saying how hard it is to run for president will garner you lame ass east coast votes. I can get some big ole crocodile tears too.

*puss in boots eyes from shrek*

Irony of the situation? The person who asked the question to hillary that made her well up voted for Obama. Lol.


So, lunch options around where i work can sometimes get kinda old. I dont feel like going far from my building, but so far, it consisted of(within 2 blocks)

Panda Express(gack)
Corner Deli(sandwiches)
Venice Cafe(italian)

So, i was excited when i saw a new restaurant opening across the street. Next door to Quiznos, across the street from subway. What is it?

A jimmy johns.

So, answer me this. What person in their right mind, standing in a vacant storefront, next door to a quiznos, looking at a subway, thought...

"well, there is a deli on the corner, a potbellies a block away, these 2 sub shops right here...but goddammit, we need another sub shop".


Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Jesus, do some fact checking.

"Tuesday January 08, 2008 08:44 AM EST; Category: Xserve, Mac Pro
Written by arn
Apple today revised the Mac Pro and Xserve with a new architecture and the recently released Penryn Processors. The Mac Pro combines two 45-nm Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2GHz and up to 4TB of internal storage. The standard 8-core configuration starts at $2799."

Thanks Too bad they are based off the harpertown desktop architecture, penryn is a mobile chip.


Man, if O"bomb"a wins tonite, im gonna laugh my ass off.

This guy is so outmatched on the repub side its not even funny. Let the dems get sucked into their hype, hell get CRUSHED in november.


Monday, January 07, 2008

Nice Attitude for First Post Of The Year

Why I Hate CES, By Brian J Waggoner.

Is it because of the show itself? Nay. Is it because of the vendors showcasing all their shiny toys? Nay.

Its because every frigging tech blog or news site in the world reports on the same shit as every other tech blog out there. I browse through my RSS feeds of 5-10 different sites during this week just hoping for the love of god that the amount of duplicate stories is lower than before. Guess what, guys, as much as you may hope, your little rinky dink blog isnt the only one in town. Tons of other news sites will report on the same shit you do...and probably do it better.

Man. Not a good start of the year for me. Expect more ranting to come.