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News & Updates for September 2002

Mai Shiranui (Fatal Fury)
Saturday, September 14, 2002

Added the character profile of Jeri Katou. Can you believe it? It's been almost two weeks since the last update and that was the only usable profile I received.

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Yesterday, I installed ethernet cables in my house, which involved climbing though the attic. Tim came over and installed an electrical outlet in my closet so I could put the DSL modem and router in there. Unfortunately, when I was hooking everything back up, I realized that there was no phone line for the modem in the closet. So today I went back to Home Depot, picked up the things I needed to install one, and then went ahead and did it. Now everything is everything is hooked up and working, and I no longer have string an ethernet over my couch just to hook up my PS2 to the computer.

As usual, we watched a bunch of DVDS the last couple weeks. Tonight we saw Shriek If You Know What I Did Friday 13th and Lost Voyage. Both were pretty lame. Shriek had a lot of chuckles, but no laughs, and Lost Voyage just felt like a bad made-for-TV movie. Last night we saw The Count of Monte Cristo, which Treeses had already seen in the theater. It was pretty good, but really slow getting started. In the middle of the week we actually went to the video store and rented The Time Machine and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The Time Machine was cool until the third act, when he landed far into the future and encounters the stupid monster creatures. I really liked Harry Potter, but Treeses fell asleep and thus didn't get to see very much before we had to return it. It's okay though, because we still have it in our NetFlix queue.

Some other DVDs we watched were Resident Evil, Comic Book Villains, The New Guy, John Q, and Changing Lanes. We rented Resident Evil from the video store, and we both loved it. In fact, we kept it in our NetFlix queue just so we could watch it again with the commentary. The second best movie in the group was The New Guy. It was funny just about the whole way through. John Q and Comic Book Villains weren't bad, but just lacked something, as I didn't find myself caring about what was going to happen next. Oh, and Changing Lanes was just annoying.

My wife got a raise this week! Congratulations!. Let's see, what else has been going on? I bought a cheap digital camera on EBay for about $35 (including shipping). Hopefully it will arrive before next weekend, as we plan on taking a day trip, probably to Lassen Park.

Monday, September 2, 2002

Added the anime profile InuYasha and the character profile Hiroshi Ozora (from Moldiver). Updated the anime profiles Moldiver, Dragon Ball GT, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, and the character profile Mirai Ozara (from Moldiver).

We watched Queen of the Damned and Not Another Teen Movie on Saturday night (woah, wild night there). I had really low expectations for both movies, and was happily shocked when they didn't both completely suck. Queen of the Damned went against the traditional vampire movie where they all hide in shadows and suck blood (although that did happen). And thank Jebus they didn't give the standard "forget everything you learned from movies" vampire speech.

Not Another Teen Movie was a hilarious movie that parodied a multitude of teen movies from both the 80's and 90's. It pretty much had non-stop laughs from beginning to end, plus it had a ton of bonus features were that were also a riot.

I forgot to mention that earlier this week we found a leak outside our house. There was a pool of water under the outside facet that was neither used nor was dripping. The plumber dude came out on Thursday and dug up dirt until he found the leak. It was coming from the pipe that connected to that vacuum thingy that keeps separates the sprinkler system, so he put some new piping in and used this chemical that melts it together. It was a hot day, but it still wasn't drying very fast as every time he turned the water back on it busted. After the third time, he decided to let it dry for an hour so just left and came back later to turn it on. That seemed to work, so I guess fourth time's the charm.

When I arrived home that night, I noticed that our lawn had been mowed and trimmed. Now, this may not seem too unusual, except that neither my wife nor I have any idea who did it. Our lawn mower hadn't been moved, so it couldn't have been the guy that we used to have do it. And we had contacted a lawn service company who was going to call back and tell us when they could start, but we haven't heard a thing from them yet. So thank you, mysterious lawn mower angel, whoever you are!


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