I Like Texans.

I Like Texans.

It should be no secret to anyone that I'm a fan of the NFL, given that I've been blogging the travails of my Chinstrapped Yardgnomes (through this site's many iterations), for almost a decade now. But what might be surprising to many of you is that I'm not a fan of the Patriots. No, my New England loyalty resides solely on the shoulders of the Boston Red Sox who, by the way, gave the best exiting "fuck you" to the Yankees that they could muster on Sunday. (In the final game of the…Read more …
Extra Life 2010

Extra Life 2010

So, it's that time again... Time to nestle into a thickly padded office chair, strap headphones the size of cereal bowls to your noggin, and rock 24 hours of non-stop video gaming...all while ingesting enough Red Bull and Brother's Pizza to induce heart murmurs in a mastodon. Yes, it's time for Extra Life. The M0nk3ys had an awesome time at my little apartment last year, although I do think we underestimated how difficult the hours between 5 and 8am would be. (Around that time it becomes quite clear why they call it a…Read more …
Who’s This Guy?  And What Has He Done With My President?

Who’s This Guy? And What Has He Done With My President?

Earlier this week, President Obama officially approved the release of Cryptowars II: Cryptkeeper's Revenge by approving legislation that would (basically), require "back doors" be placed in all encryption programs (like Tor, for example), that would otherwise prevent online activities from being tracked by prying eyes. "Mr. Potato Head...MR. POTATO HEAD!" "But why would people want to cover their online tracks anyway? People who use that kind of encryption are probably shady anyway!" One answer? Journalists. "Been IMing the folk on WikiLeaks I see... Let's have a chat about that upcoming article of yours....at…Read more …
Scars of Mirrodin

Scars of Mirrodin

It's cardboard-slinging, mana-tapping, planeswalker-charging, geek time again! As such, anyone who has zero interest in Magic: the Gathering would do well to come back tomorrow. Thanks. Are they gone? Okay... So, despite the throttling I took last July, I decided to hit up the same local gaming shop this past Saturday for the Scars of Mirrodin pre-release tournament. This had less to do with being a glutton for punishment, and more a feeling that I'd simply pulled horribly unlucky cards during the M11 pre-release. And for anyone thinking that's an exhibition in sour…Read more …
“Schpidah!”

“Schpidah!”

It appears a Thanagarian Snare Beast has taken up residence in the barbecue grill in that picture. Not the little "Old Smokey" bbq. Not the covered one behind it either. The big one, right up front, with the fern in it. And no, I don't know why I keep a fern in the BBQ. Come to think of it, I don't know why I have three BBQ pits either. *shrug* I live in Texas. Let's move on. So every single morning this week, as I'm leaving the house and mentally preparing myself for…Read more …
Wedding Pics!

Wedding Pics!

I've gotten a lot of requests for these, so here are just a few of the over 700 pictures we're wading through at the moment. Setting Tables "You should kiss your bride..." Fam First dance - Evermore Never Let You Go" Vineyard Run All of my groomsmen (One was in my pocket all day) The First Suppah Groom's Cake The Rocking Begins Mom and Derek Luis and Darla Luis and Bryan Rock Kat and Rezki Jen, Me and Dixie "Presenting, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Shaw" Genius. Go Time. Derek and Amanda Dead Sockmonkey…Read more …
Ahoy There.

Ahoy There.

Ahoy there. Apologies for the long hiatus. Obviously there's been a lot happening of late and only recently have things quieted down enough for me to update. (To be honest, I started this post about 3 weeks ago and it's been taunting me from the "Edit" bin since then.) So the Facebook updates are true...I'm totally married now. Made of Unobtanium The pictures of said wedding have yet to be sent back to us, but I do have this... Obviously someone flipped on the Improbability Drive. After said wedding/honeymoon, our days have been…Read more …
DeathSick

DeathSick

Hi there. I got hit with the DeathSick last Saturday morning, so I've been down for the count for the past week. I haven't been updating because sleeping for 15 hours a day doesn't lend itself to interesting bloggy anecdotes, not to mention I've been so dizzy I couldn't even stand up without wobbling like a dashboard hula doll. I've leveled out over the past couple days though, and am starting the climb back to my normal operational altitude. Right now I'm at that point where I don't really feel well, but I'm…Read more …