mardi, 18 mars 2008

Guitar Hero

For my birthday, Steph gave me Guitar Hero III for the Wii. It's a lot of fun, even if objects around the room seem to be morphing after you've jammed a few sessions.

So, here is Steph herself rocking. Just look at that concentration there. One of the tough things is that both of us really only know songs that are from the 80's and 90's, with a few from the 70's as well. All the ones from the 2000's are unknown to us so we just have to pick up on the beat and do our best. A lot of them we just play through once anyway just to unlock other songs.

Steph did buy a second guitar as well so that we can have a co-op career, battle, and faceoff between ourselves and others.

jeudi, 6 mars 2008

Springtime Tasks

As I am sitting here doing schoolwork and about to wrap up the last two weeks of the winter quarter, I think that this is the first time that I have heard a lawnmower going this year. It actually makes me want to go out and do yardwork and get started on all the projects that I'd like to get done. Last year I was barely able to stand even raking leaves for more than ten minutes because my back still hurt so bad. Now I think that I can get out and do a lot more, even if I need to condition myself to it over time.

I enjoy doing projects around the house. This year I'd like to...

  • Put some more shelves up in the garage and organize my tools and supplies.
  • I need to finish changing all the outlets and switches throughout the house so that things actually stay plugged in.
  • Boxes need to be gone through and sorted. Some stuff to the DI and others to the trash. I am going to put some things for sale on our website soon as well.
  • Pressure wash the driveway and roof to get rid of the moss.
  • Try out more things on our website and produce some more family DVDs.
  • And lots of other things to do...

One of my goals in life is too always be able to park in the garage. So far, so good. I like to get rid of things that don't get used anymore and so that has kept some space free. I used to detest scraping windows on the car early in the morning when I lived in apartments.

Anyway, what are some projects that you all are doing out there this year? I'd like to get some ideas of things that I might be interested in doing around here too that I hadn't thought of.