I was reading up on Tale of Two towns because the Salad festival is coming and I have jack shit to offer…and I stumbled onto the dating and married section…because I don’t want to screw things up with my candidate.
Apparently, once you start getting serious with someone, all the other bachelors/bachelorettes start getting JEALOUS! They collect points just like they collect friendship points and if they collect enough, they stop talking to you.
I can’t wait to strut around town showing off Reina on my arm. “Awww yeah, you see this? You could have had ALL of this!! I’m off the market now bitches!”
Got asked to go for a walk with Reina for the first time. Unfortunately I blew it by picking the wrong locations somehow…
I figured we’d go to the mountains because she’s there all the time looking for specimens and junk right? But for some reason we went to some temple or something and she was so bored out of her mind she left.
Moral of the story…I’m about as successful in dating in video games as I am in the real world.
…oh well. Summer just started, I need to focus on my cooking festival recipes anyways. I’m on my own now that the tutorials are over.
After some intense number crunching, I’ve discovered that after all my bills, gas, groceries, spending money, and saving money aside for Christmas, my Vacation this Summer, and my savings in general…I have about $168 left aside…I think we all know what that means.
Damn you 3DS, why are you suddenly so appealing to me?
Even a Joel episode at its worst is better than about 98% of TV today.
The following TV shows are currently on TV and are 10 times better than any Joel episode of MST3K:
How I Met You Mother
Game of Thrones
…I’d go on, but I feel these shows are strong enough on their own to make my point.
Yeah, and those are all in the 2%.
For every Community, there’s three Real Housewives or for every Good Eats (which I actually haven’t praised on this blog before now) there’s at least ten Down Home with the Neeleys. Joel episodes are still pretty damn good, and if the worst MST3K episodes are still funny, then that’s something to be said for the show as a whole.
…which brings me to the heart of this discussion.
JOEL ISN’T FUNNY. At least not to me…
…and trust me, this has nothing to do with some stupid Team Joel/Team Mike bullshit…because I still watch Manos fairly regularly, or some twisted preference due to who I was introduced to first…which consequently was Joel.
I just, really don’t think he’s funny.
His voice is dull and monotone, he portrays no convincing emotion (Mike had a similar problem, but at least he had “annoyed” down pretty well), any skit involving him delivering an extended monologue is painful and awkward, and let us not forget the worst of all…he’s a PROP COMIC…the lowest form of comedy, just under Dane Cook.
I know I have been posting a lot of HARVEST MOON stuff lately…
…well tough tomahawks (yeah, I know that’s not a real saying but I’m trying it out for size, it’s gonna be a thing!) cause I got jack else to post about.
My life has gotten pleasantly boring as of late and I’m enjoying it as best I can without being bored. Sure, I feel guilty for spending hours on end laying on the couch playing a video game about being a productive member of society instead of actually being one myself, but hell, I’m 26, single, and live by myself. If that’s how I want to spend my time off, who’s to nag me about it? No one that’s who!!
Even Transformer collecting has taken a bit of Hiatus. Sure, that’s because the DOTM toys are just as awful as the movie, but still KRE-O has been released and I’ve still to seriously consider purchasing them. Of course, when the PRIME toys come out, all bets are off…
Also, some of my sloth can be blamed on Netflix…or Qwikster…or Boneyouintheassbecausewehavenoideahowtorunasuccessfulcompany-ster…or whatever the hell they want to call themselves. DVD cue has been full up on BURN NOTICE, and BREAKING BAD was just added to the Instant Watch along with a ton of MST3K Gamera movies…sure they’re *shudders* Joel episodes. But for Gamera, I’ll take the not-at-all-as-funny-as-Mike Bullet.
Apparently they put lesbians in ADVENTURE TIME and both sides are freaking out. One side because “OMG I love LESBOS!!” the other side because “OMG I hate LESBOS!!” Frankly, I think both sides are missing the big picture; the princess is made of bubblegum. It’s not going to work out between them…she has no blood for the vampire chick to drink. It’s common sense people…come on.
Lastly, I finally have a decent collection of liquor to constitute the phrase “Liquor Cabinet.” At the moment it contains a full 750ml minus one shot of Sailor Jerry Rum, an unopened 750ml of Woodford Reserve bourbon, and 3/4 of a Flask of Jim Beam Black bourbon…ok, so maybe “Bourbon Cabinet” is more accurate, but you get the picture.
Apparently people are mad crazy about getting into the HARVEST MOON character’s pants…
A brief tracking on Tumblr for Tale of Two Towns, and everybody’s already been on dates and got purple flowers and the like…AT THE END OF THE FIRST SPRING!!
Seriously…take it easy.
Eh…I’m just busting on you, really it doesn’t matter to me how people play their games. But me, I got some bank to make. Y’all can go breed all you want, meanwhile I’ve got some turnips to harvest and requests to fill. Reina will be there when I’m ready to take a wife…she’s got her own thing going on anyways.
I messed up. I owe you an explanation. [Damn right you do.]
It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. [Um…no? We’re pissed because you instituted a 60% markup with absolutely no incentive to bundle services from your site.] That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing. [Oh god, this is going to be good…]
For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn’t make the leap from success in DVDs to success in streaming. [And you did make that leap…your streaming service is rivaled by no one and has made your company one of the fastest growing in recent history.] Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us). So we moved quickly into streaming, but I should have personally given you a full explanation of why we are splitting the services and thereby increasing prices. It wouldn’t have changed the price increase, but it would have been the right thing to do. [It wouldn’t have changed jack shit about how we feel.]
So here is what we are doing and why.
Many members love our DVD service, as I do, because nearly every movie ever made is published on DVD. DVD is a great option for those who want the huge and comprehensive selection of movies.
I also love our streaming service because it is integrated into my TV, and I can watch anytime I want. The benefits of our streaming service are really quite different from the benefits of DVD by mail. We need to focus on rapid improvement as streaming technology and the market evolves, without maintaining compatibility with our DVD by mail service. [What compatibility??? It’s DVD’s verses Live Streaming, there’s NOTHING that makes them “compatible.” …suddenly I feel like Domingo Montoya…”I don’t think it means what you think it means.”]
So we realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses, with very different cost structures [That are somehow the exact same price…], that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.
It’s hard to write this after over 10 years of mailing DVDs with pride, but we think it is necessary: In a few weeks, we will rename our DVD by mail service to “Qwikster”. We chose the name Qwikster because it refers to quick delivery. We will keep the name “Netflix” for streaming. [Oh sweet Jesus…here we go…]
Qwikster will be the same website and DVD service that everyone is used to. It is just a new name, and DVD members will go to qwikster.com to access their DVD queues and choose movies. [So…why bother doing it in the first place?] One improvement we will make at launch is to add a video games upgrade option, similar to our upgrade option for Blu-ray, for those who want to rent Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 games. [So let me get this straight…you separated from streaming because you were worried about “compatibility” between services…what makes DVDs and Video Games so compatible then other than they are on a shiny disk?] Members have been asking for video games for many years, [They’ve also been asking for PORN but that doesn’t make it a good idea.] but now that DVD by mail has its own team, we are finally getting it done. Other improvements will follow. [Please god, not porn…it was a joke for f*cksake.] A negative of the renaming and separation is that the Qwikster.com and Netflix.com websites will not be integrated.
There are no pricing changes (we’re done with that!). [AFTER a 60% price hike, you damn well better.] If you subscribe to both services you will have two entries on your credit card statement, one for Qwikster and one for Netflix. The total will be the same as your current charges. We will let you know in a few weeks when the Qwikster.com website is up and ready.
For me the Netflix red envelope has always been a source of joy. The new envelope is still that lovely red, but now it will have a Qwikster logo. I know that logo will grow on me over time, but still, it is hard. I imagine it will be similar for many of you. [When they changed the Burger King logo I nearly had a heart attack…my mind can’t handle new things…please don’t make me think…I’m just a wallet with eyes, you know that!!]
I want to acknowledge and thank you for sticking with us, [I had no choice…thank you for reminding me.] and to apologize again to those members, both current and former, who felt we treated them thoughtlessly.
Both the Qwikster and Netflix teams will work hard to regain your trust. We know it will not be overnight. Actions speak louder than words. But words help people to understand actions.
Respectfully yours, [You forgot quotation marks around Respectfully.]
Wake up. Have sex. Make breakfast. Have sex. Go to work & wish I was home. Come home. Have a snack Have sex. Watch tv. Get distracted by sex. Continue having sex. Take a shower. Have sex in the shower. Cook dinner. Have sex. Go to sleep.
I think I covered everything.
Reality as experienced by a 26 year old…
-Wake up. -Make breakfast. -Make Lunch because eating out is too damn expensive -Go to work & forget about home because there’s too much to do -Come home late because you wanted to finish something you were working on -Do chores (vacuum, dishes, laundry, trash, etc) -Watch tv for 5 minutes -Make dinner -Fall asleep on the couch while trying to watch a movie -Take a shower -Read in bed for an hour -Go to sleep -Dream about sex, because you sure as hell ain’t having it, and to be 100% honest with yourself you really don’t care all that much anymore
My name is Dubzor, and I'm addicted to Harvest Muun...
…I’m seriously considering finding the AA equivilent for this game. I bought it Saturday after coming back from Maine and started playing it on the couch because I had energy for little else. Ever since then it’s been hard to stop.
Worse yet, I have odd habits in the game. Like, naming all my animals horrendously unsuitable human names like Jimmy the horse, or Arguile the chicken, or Elizabeta my latina cow.
Thank god I have work today that will pry me away from it.
Yes, I have internets, and power now. It only took CL&P until 1am the night before I left for Maine, but I do have it. What I don’t have is hot water. For some reason my water boiler is borked and won’t stay lit enough to boil water. Figures…so guess who’s showering at work again?
A lot of things to catch up on now that I’m home, the most pressing being Avery Library. Haven’t touched it in over two weeks. I’m hoping to get some work done tonight and have the new page finished sometime before this weekend. Of course, I also haven’t hung out with my bro in over a week so all that is subject to change in lue of cigars on the deck or playing Incubus on Rock Band. Awww yeah!
It has now been two weeks since you said you would ship a game for me from a NY store, literally only two hours from your location, and I have yet to recive a call about its arrival. If it is not there when I call this afternoon I’ll be doing what I should have done in the first place and purchase it online through a far more reliable source such as Amazon.
Totally doing this at work so, don’t tell anyone, just wanted to get a post up.
I’ve actually been handling it rather well, the only thing that’s REALLY bugging me is not being able to clean. Whether it be the house or myself. It’s infuriating! The carpet is a disaster and knowing there’s not a damn thing I can do about it is making me mad!
Keeping myself entertained is actually quite easy. Between my DS, writing on my laptop, and GAME OF THRONES, I’m doing spectacularly well without television. Kinda scary actually.
Another rough bit is feeding myself.
Chef-Boyardee is straight up poison. I bought two cans in prep for this storm and after eating one I swore the second will sit in the cupboard until it rots. Thankfully I also bought two cans of chunky soup…unfortunately after cooking the first one my camp stove ran out of gas…and I am NOT buying another full tank just to cook two meals before I leave on Sunday. Call me cheap if you must but if I’m going to spend money to eat, it damn well isn’t going to be on Stop and Shop brand chunky soup. Screw that.
No, tonight I shall dine on Indian food, which is also my lunch. Thankfully one lunch serving is enough portions to be full at lunch and set aside plenty of dinner. Tomorrow is the real wild card. I’m planning on taking the bike up to BOOK BARN (if they’re open and if the weather is good) and there’s a Subway right there. I’ll just get a footlong and only eat half and save the rest for dinner.
Ugh…damn you Irene…damn you so much. At least Maine will have hot showers, TV, and three meals a day fully catered. Not to mention I get my traditional Bob Marley CD for the drive home!! I can’t friggin wait.