Saturday Stuffs Madness

It has been a while since I went hells blazing, stuffs to the wall crazy, so I figured it was time …

There And Back Again
I spent last week in Calgary, which explains why the site experienced a severe slowdown. Thursday and Friday marked the first time in over 150+ days (8 months) that I did not post something. That was a hell of a run; I suppose it had to end sooner or later.

Flying sucks. Everything stinks about flying from the airport parking experience, to get a boarding-pass, to security, to sitting next to overweight folks that have no business buying a single seat. It all makes for a crap experience. For this trip I had to go from Atlanta to Salt Lake City to Calgary, and returned via Minneapolis/St. Paul to Atlanta. Four different airplanes; 2000 sky miles. Glad to be home.

Now Drinking
I am sort of a homebody; I am not much for traveling unless it is with my wife. With three kids, that is just not something that occurs frequently these days. When I do travel, it is almost exclusively for work. If I had to pick a favorite part about traveling, it would have to be having the opportunity to sample different local beers. While I was in Calgary, I was able to enjoy 4-5 different beers, my favorite of which of Big Rock Honey Brown Lager. The Big Rock Black Amber Ale was a very close second.

New on Blu
While I was out of town, two new Blu-rays arrived – Never Ending Story and Clash of the Titans. Unfortunately it looks like both movies received absolutely nothing in the way of extras, which is extremely disappointing. We watched Never Ending Story for family night tonight. My youngest son was really into it, although he did not know what was going on except there was a really bad wolf. My oldest was pretty much soured on the whole “making him watch another stupid movie” routine. Thankfully my middle boy decided the movie was pretty good, even if he tried to play it off as a ho-hum experience.

Gaming Backlog
MLB 10: The Show arrived earlier in the week, but I have not had a chance to crack it open yet. I have not even come close to finishing Heavy Rain, and of course WKC:I is also uncompleted. FFXIII arrives next week, so I better get going. Or get eBay’ing.

I should have plenty of comments on these games over the next few days. Something video gaming related to make you stand up and clap your hands. Sorry; I think you get the point.

While I was in Canada, all hell broke loose in PS3 land. I guess I should be thankful for small favors. Non event for me, but from the best I can tell, there are some seriously pissed folks out there. Time heals all wounds? This too will pass.

Chrony In Action
Today was truly a blessed day; 60 or so degrees. Sunny, blue skies. I was finally able to get my Chrony setup for a few rounds from the Beeman R1 .22 Long and my Beeman R7. The good news is that I was able to get the shots to register. This was a huge improvement over my first experience, which was a non starter. I still do not know what I am doing, but it looks like my R1 is blazing at around 713.85 FPS while the R7 was cracking at 574.75 FPS. As the weather turns nicer, there will be a whole lot more of this for your airgun reading pleasure. I just hope the weather holds so I can break out the Chrony again and see how the Marauder fares.

Bring on Sunday!


2 thoughts on “Saturday Stuffs Madness”

  1. Welcome back to the states… now it’s time to get back to work, I’m waiting on the MLB game review. I haven’t played a console baseball game since the NES… Okay, maybe not quite that long – but I have been fairly unimpressed with previous attempts to implement the game in the new consoles. They all seem like better graphics with the same old tired game logic. However, they’ve been running commercial ad’s like crazy, and I’d be interesting in seeing a reputable review. Not sure it’d be a buy for me ~ but I’ve got some time to kill before Madden 2011, the only small kids in the house appropriate game I own that can be played during the day. Madden is due for the bi-annual refresh (’09 has been played, dominated and forgotten). Probably time to fill the gap with another sports game. I almost made the FIFA purchase a half-dozen times – now there is truly a sport console game I haven’t played since NES days.

  2. I spent a lot of time on the NES with RBI and Baseball Simulator 1.000 – two classic games! Intellivision Baseball before that. The PlayStation had a few good if not spectacular titles – I remember spending some time with VR Baseball (forgotten classic).

    I would have to check the archives; cannot remember the last baseball game I really enjoyed. I spent time with MLB 08 and EA Sports’ College Baseball game. Unfortunately, neither was spectacular enough to capture my attention.

    It will be interesting to see if I keep playing MLB 10 captures my attention, or if I revert to Madden 10 or maybe FIFA 10 for my sports gaming jones.

    Good to see someone actually reading the junk I post! LOL

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