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Mario Kart Wii

My Wii Code is still online. My Mario Kart code is 3179-6464-7813. Tomorrow, I'll be picking up my copy of Mario Kart for the Wii. I'll spend a fair amount of time playing single player games, but I'd like to play some friends too. If you're a friend, let me know. Comment, email, IM, or […]

The downside to sweeping an opponent? Waiting for the next opponent. Pens fans were pretty confident they'd play the Rangers, but the way the playoffs are going, who knows. I tuned the Bruins-Habs game on with about 8:30 left in the third. The score was 3-2. Within the next six minutes, four goals had been […]

Today concluded perhaps the most boring Masters tournament I've ever seen. Last year at least the lead changed hands several times. This year, the way they've set up the course and the winds prevented anyone from making a charge. Winning the Masters by three with a final-round 75? Zzzzzzzzzzz. Thankfully the Pens play tomorrow, and […]

R.E.M.’s Accelerate

I've been a bit busy lately, so I haven't had the chance to listen to R.E.M.'s latest album, Accelerate. I finally managed the time to give it a dedicated listen, and I'm impressed. I've been an R.E.M. fan since long before they became popular, and I've remained one after their popularity has faded. This album […]

Today the Pittsburgh Penguins won (over the Rangers) 3-1 to step to the top of the Eastern conference. Woo! Today the Penguins of Erie's D League fell to a third-period comeback by the Blades, losing 2-1. The Blades, who began the season 1-11, are now playing in the championship game and will finish the season […]

Traveling to North Carolina

I'm on my way to North Carolina today to visit a friend, play some golf, take some photographs, and relax a little. Update: Pfffft. The weather Friday was fine, but the other days we didn't even play golf. 40°! I could get that in Erie. Or warmer.

C’mon Spring

Spring is late in coming this year. I've played golf in March before… this year it's looking mid-April will be the earliest I'll really get out.

I Am Legend?

I usually agree with Rotten Tomatoes. I Am Legend got a 68%. Perhaps their math library's not working and the decimal was misplaced, because that's all I can figure. The plot was horrible, disconnected, and incoherent (I'd list examples, but every time I think about it I come up with several new ones, so I'm […]

Got a Neck Guard

Needless to say, I went out and bought a neck guard today. What's most incredible is how lightly he seems to have been struck by the skate. It wasn't a slicing motion and it wasn't even firm enough to push his head or neck backwards. Another video can be found here.

Purchasing Video Game Soundtracks

Two games I've played recently - NHL '08 and Burnout Paradise on the Xbox 360 - have some interesting songs on them. You know what would be nice? Being able to instantly and easily buy some or all of those songs. Unfortunately, the current means of acquiring these songs goes something like this: find a […]

Gaming Day

Today's plan: play a lot of games. All day. Carey's going to scrapbook. Tomorrow: reading day, probably. P.S. Thanks to those who have visited the Photo Battle Blog. Subscribe and vote daily, please.

Burnout Paradise

I put some time in with Burnout Paradise today. I feel I've gotten the hang of it thus far. I'm still pretty bad at some of the events that end in the mountains, but I popped online for awhile and spend an hour or two playing competitive/co-operative three-player challenges. The game is getting a lot […]

Gaming Goodness, Vol. 1

Descent3 + Call of Duty 4 = Gaming Goodness. I can't remember why I'm thinking about Descent today, but man that game was fun. Basically, an updated version of Descent built for online play would be awesome.

Penguins Finally Lose

The Penguins finally lost a game. It took a pretty silly goal and a shootout victory (by Mark Recchi of all people - if he played like he's been playing he wouldn't have been released by Pittsburgh) to do it, but their streak doesn't quite reach ten in a row. The streak dates back to […]


The Pensblog cracks me up. Including the Winter Classic, the Penguins have been on a bit of a roll. They've won five in a row and six of their last seven. The third-string goalie is 6-0 and has started several games in a row. Barry Melrose talked last night about Sidney Crosby through 200 games. […]

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