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A Winner Is You

So, last day at work, though leaving this early has turned out not to be necessary. Still, I went right from "my last final exam and the Paper of Doom" to "wake up at 5:30 AM for work" with about three days in between. Colossally ill-advised, but I needed the money. And now I need a break. Funny how that works. I will endeavour not to jump for joy. Not being able to jump rather helps with that.

Speaking of joy, though - who wants to go see Stardust with me this weekend? I've been looking forward to this flick for months, especially since the novel introduced me to Neil Gaiman, who is now one of the few people of whom I can genuinely call myself a fanboy.

As an aside, you have to know that Nintendo is doing something right for its bottom line when my 52-year old mother asks me for a DS for her birthday so she can play Brain Age. The role reversal is kind of jarring, but, really, I'm just happy she doesn't want a Wii, because I suspect I'd still have better luck chasing down a fallen star.

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siobhan63
Aug. 8th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
I bought a DS so that i could play Brain Age. I'm not quite as old as your mum, but not that far off...
vlosk
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
The DS is awesome, no? The character regogition in Brain Age could use work though: "4" = "you've answered 8! Wrong" :P... Still fun though!

I'd be up for Stardust; I get in at a shitty time Saturday morning (aka, really late Saturday night) so how does Sunday sound? I have to agree with you about the whole Fanboy bit, though I haven't read Stardust yet
paleshadow
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know. I'm so not a console gamer. I'm thinking of getting a 360 sometime soon (damn you, Mass Effect and Halo 3!), but I'll still likely get one for her. :)

Sunday sounds good to me, yeah, though my mother might want to come and might have issues with Sunday. *wry smile* We shall see.

How's SIGGRAPH?
kwirq
Aug. 14th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
How was Stardust?
/wants to see it
paleshadow
Aug. 14th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'd have thought my Facebook status was enough of a clue, but there'll be a more detailed entry going up...ideally tonight, but, more likely, When I Get Around To It (tm).
kwirq
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, fair enough. I hadn't seen the Facebook status. The home page is not a particularly comprehensive summary, to my frustration.

Still, very, very glad to hear that it was good.
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