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January 10th, 2005

A few random updates:

Finished Half-Life 2 over the weekend. A great game, but a very disappointing ending. Note to game designers: if I save the world, I want to receive some sort of payoff. Cheering throngs, a little virtual nookie, anything other than being put into storage until the inevitable Half-Life 3. It would’ve been nice to at least see a little of the invasion aftermath, or have an opportunity to punch the villainous Dr. Breen in the face a few dozen times. Man, I hated that guy.

A busy week for me: not only am I in the final full week of rehearsal for The Phantom Tollbooth, but Vic and I are taking Wednesday off to drive to Chicago and see the pre-Broadway run of Spamalot. This is Eric Idle’s musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, starring David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria and Tim Curry. The only time for which we could get tickets was a Wednesday matinee. Don’t know if it’ll be good, but it should be fun!

Thursday, the installers come to hook up Dish Network. We’d been talking about migrating from cable for some time. Vic doesn’t like the ever-rising rates; I don’t like the endless, annoying Insight Cable commercials and the fact that they moved the Sci-Fi Channel to the digital tier. So, as of Thursday we join the satellite crowd, which means that I not only get Sci-Fi again (just in time for the premiere of the new Battlestar Galactica series), but also finally have a chance to check out some of my station’s competitors, including BBC America and Noggin. And best of all, we’re getting a PVR (one of them fancy disc drive recordin’ thangs), so it’ll be much easier to catch my favorite shows.

Appropos of nothing, here are my favorite spammers of the weekend: Wmowg Guwc (say that three times fast), Eddy Ooont and Sprained J. Lexicography.

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