Friday, February 29, 2008

two short reviews/musings

American Psycho (book)

There is only one thing I can say for certain about this book: it definitely deserves the R18 sticker on the front. Graphic, disturbing, violent, but's just good. Though I don't really like the last chapter, it's a darkly comic literary masterpiece that well, if you're serious about books, you will read at least once. And probably feel sick. But yeah. You'll read it.

The Club (pc)

well, apparently it is supposed to be like burnout with guns. Which i can sort of see why, with the visual styling and the combo system, etc - but the control scheme is really unresponsive and strange - there is no consistency to the mouse sensitivity and the guns don't fire when you click but rather after about a .5 second pause, enough to annoy. There is also no storyline to speak of. Is it worth playing? Yes, but not for very long, and not if you had to pay for it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yes, free internet. About time!!!
A stupid old man tried to haggle in Borders today.

He brought a book up with $27.00 on the sticker and said "I dont think that's worth 27.00 i think that's worth 20. will you give it to me for 20?"

i was like "no"

he was like "ask your manager"

he said no.

he just wouldnt stop, i dont care mr, if you think the book is small and "oh i dont think this book is worth 27" if you dont think its worth that dont buy it! simple! DF!%!@% dont come up to the counter and expect me to sympathize with your viewpoint

also: a lady complemented my shirt lol. its just the green one i have. she was all like "hey, nice shirt, lovely shade of green"


and oh yeah the weather destroyed this morning's train, so the train wasn't leaving, so what the train company did was call for taxis for the passengers. So i got a $47.00 taxi ride from Britomart to Sylvia park, for free.

Remember how a while ago, coke spilled from upstairs in Hoyts all over the most expensive section in the store? (art, photography, architech)

Well, today, Fanta syrup started leaking from the ceiling, and spilled onto the greeting cards.

And the managers came down from Hoyts etc etc and were like yeah ok cool

and then they left

and then another leak started

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sins of a Solar Empire.

Is a really brilliant game; hearkens back to the days of like, Master of Orion....but it's real time and pulls it off well. How does it do this? With an impressive scaled zoom, to selectable automation....and the battles look AWESOME.

Yeah. It's good.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Finished World in Conflict.

EXCELLENT game. Heaps of fun!! Yea.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I am so sick of this plastic bag thing.

I had a lady come up to me with a plastic bag and return it, just like a book.

Yes. She walked up to the counter, handed me her receipt and said "I don't want to pay for this plastic bag, I didn't know I was charged for it".

At this point, I look around behind me to look at the extremely large sign that says "Plastic bags now cost 10c. Because they cost the environment a lot more". And also at the sign that is facing the lady, which is facing away from me, that says the same thing. And, also the one on the pillar. Yeah.

I gave her 10c.

If you are so fucking poor why are you buying stuff from Borders?

Just use your fucking Paperplus plastic bags or whatever, bring a trolley in, use our baskets, !@$*!@ just stop bitching about the 10c 

Thursday, February 07, 2008

You know how we are now charging 10c for plastic bags?

Apparently today, a lady bought about $100 worth of books, and then after she paid and everything asked for a bag and upon being told that they were now 10c, she proceeded to get all huffy and returned all $100 of her books.

Over 10c.

What a bitch.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Saw IV. Is good, and bad

the FBI agent (he is introduced early) is the worst actor in the world. Watch him in the interrogation rooms. Count how many times he flaps his arms. It's really frustrating.

some of the traps are really kool. i dont think anything has toppped the needle pit yet but there are some good ones in here.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Opera. Pretty good! Lots of cool things, like mouse gestures and speed dial built in, and the download manager is better than IE or Firefox, because it resumes. Yes. It's cause our internet crashes often. So. I'm using Opera now. Yay.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Went scalloping today at Clarke's Beach. Very relaxing activity, and its really a weird feeling to look all around you and be surrounded by water; but be standing at the same time. Scalloping is like fishing with your feet...although mostly we caught boring lame starfish. I think we went home with about 6 scallops lol which equates to very little for two people, but it was still an enjoyable experience. Plenty of other people at it too, but I don't think they fared any better than we did.