Take my blood please.

Yesterday at the Doctors office the tech tried multiple times to take my blood, each time failing. I was not a happy camper. I had to go to Lab Corp today to have blood taken, which was a quick and easy process. I really need to change Doctors.

Current Music: Cat Stevens "Life"

Being Sick Is Not Fun.

I don't know what I had, but it kicked my ass. It was either some sort of Intestinal Flu or possibly Food Poisoning.
I'm still weak, but my system is getting back to normal.

Last week I had the pleasure of watching most of the demo movies for HalfLife2. This is going to be an amazing game. Doom3 is going to have a hard time impressing me after I play HalfLife2.

I'm starting to get back into Polymer Clay again. It is a real shame that the only local Guild is based in Ashville.

Current Music: Todd Rundgren "Feel It"

Order of the Phoenix and the not-so jolly green giant

Well I read the new Harry Potter book this weekend. Wow, another great book in the series. I already can't wait for the next book in the series. The only thing I can find to complain about is that once I started reading I couldn't stop.

The Incredible Hulk was very good. I was not expecting it to be any good at all. I kept hearing people say negative things about the lack of action, bad animation, etc... But, what I found was a pretty good comic book adaptation. I think I might actually like this one better than Spider Man.

Current Music: Monster Magnet "Negasonic Teenage Warhead"


I have been playing PlanetSide
almost every night since I bought it. What a fun game. Everquest was getting
very frustrating as I gained in levels. Planetside does not suffer from that problem as far as I can tell. Its so
easy to just jump in and have fun without getting concerned over details. I give it two thumbs up.

Current Music: Nine Inch Nails "Please"


Last night we attended a discussion on Claymation at the Matthews Public Library.
The presentation was given by John Lemmon of John Lemmon Films. I had no idea there was a animation company right here in Charlotte. The whole thing lasted only an hour, but I still managed to learn a few things. Stuff like this always gets me interested in doing more art.

Current Music: A Perfect Circle "The Hollow"

What is the Matrix?

I have now seen The Matrix Reloaded twice. All I can say without spoiling anything is WOW! I really liked it.

I'm looking forward to getting
PlanetSide tommorrow. I have been playing the
Beta for the last week or so and I liked it alot. I don't know if it will have
the power to keep me interested for a couple of years like Everquest, but so
far I enjoy the faster pase.

Current Music: Joy Division "The Only Mistake"

It was the dawn of the 3rd age...

We got the second season of Bablyon 5 on DVD yesterday. I know I have said it before but man this is a great Science Fiction Series.

I am now 70 percent complete in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. I have completed all the major storyline missions. I have 98 out of 100 packages, and I own all of the properties in the game. Not much of an accomplishment, but one of the things I can do now in the game is too get the Hunter Helicopter from the Military base. Its way too much fun to fly around blowing up cars and pedestrians.

I can't wait for the new X-Men movie this weekend. I was never a follower of the comic books, but all of the cartoons and movies have been great. I think I might have to check out some of the comics.

Current Music: Morrissey "Seasick, Yet Still Docked"


Everquest, Why hast thou forsaken me?

I used to be a pretty big Everquest nut. Lately I just can't seem to have fun playing. I usually only plan on playing for a few hours and once you get to my level, thats just plain impossible. My character has been progressing very slowly lately, I can't really justify paying for a game that I don't enjoy playing anymore. Having said that tho - I just can't bring myself to cancel my account. I wish Starwars Galaxies would hurry up and come out so I could start playing something new. Hmmm, this will be the third time I have quit this game.

I have been messing around with my Genetic Algorithm example program again - not sure if it provides a nice eye candy example or not. I'll post it in another week or so. I am going to try and start doing more side development projects again. I miss the satisfaction of making something new.

There is a new edition of the Polymer Clay Polyzine up. Another hobby I have not been doing much with lately.

Current Music: Sneaker Pimps "Kiro TV"