Sunday, September 28, 2008

Job Quality

What has happened to the job quality of NFL officiating recently? So far this season, I have personally seen enough horrible calls from the officiating crews to last an entire season. I have also seen replays (in real time mind you) of others that were completely ludicrous. Why don't they have any pride in what they do this year?

Obviously, I'm not happy with the Cowboys' loss today, but I saw 3 blown calls go against the Cowboys today that could have made the difference in the 2 point loss to the Redskins. You're right that the Cowboys should have overcome the bad calls and won anyway, but if all things are equal, then the game would probably have ended differently.

That's my $.02, and you are welcome to have a different opinion in this particular game, but overall officiating has gone pretty far downhill so far this year.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Impression...

My first impression of Warhammer: Age of Reckoning is this. FUN! I have a few minor issues with the interface, but I'm sure I'll either figure out an alternate way to do what I'm trying to do, or Mythic will correct it within a patch or two. I won't tell you any specifics other than the fact that there isn't a built in PTT system like in WoW. I guess I'll have to make use of Ventrilo like most of the other folks I play with. :)

Anyway, I'm happy with the game overall in that it's fun and the graphics quality is actually a bit better than WoW's.

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Monday, September 15, 2008


After reading my previous post, it's possible that I gave the impression that I never say the words. That's not the case. I just don't say them very often. I have noticed that I have said them less often that normal in the last while and I'm accepting my failing in that.

I just didn't want you to get the wrong impression from my lack of eloquence. :)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Love the Queen

Just in case you hadn't heard, I love the Queen. No, I'm NOT talking about the Queen of England, I don't know her personally, though I suppose she could be an OK person. I'm talking about the Queen I married.

I know I don't say the words very often, but it is a fact. I do love her and hope that she realizes that every time I make a meal for her, or get her water, etc. I think too many people put too much stock into saying the words and not following up on them with actions. Therefore, I'm more likely to say it with actions and not the words. It's a failing of mine, but that is PART of ME. Don't try to make me change, because I won't do so. You like/love me (or not) for who I AM, not for who I could BECOME. I'm also a Taurus and very stubborn. That is also a failing of mine. :)

In fairness to her, I should and WILL endeavor to say the words more often. At least once daily when she's awake and can hear it. It's not my fault if she's ignoring me at the time and misses it. I'm at least trying. ;)

Anyway, I just thought you should know that little bit of info about me. Perhaps, it will give you a little insight into me. Then again, maybe not. Oh well, laters!

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It's About Time!!!

I finally have my pre-order code for WarHammer Online and can download it and play early. Unfortunately, the download is huge and will take all night and a good portion of tomorrow to download. I'll be able to play it as early as tomorrow night, though. :) Of course, there's a conflict of interest because the Dallas Cowboys are playing tomorrow night.

We'll see how it all rolls around. :)

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 Years

It's been 7 years since September 11, 2001 changed our world. It's too bad we can never go back to the way things were. Of course, that's part of what got us into this mess to begin with, but I'm not posting this to rehash the whys.

I'm posting this to remember all those who died that day on American soil as a result of those attacks. I'll never forget.

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

WarHammer Online

I'm going to give new game a try. It's called WarHammer Onling: Age of Reckoning. Go take a look. It's supposed to be a bit like World of Warcraft, but more Player vs Player centric.

The biggest reasone for me to try this game is that the people I used to play WoW with have all quit and I have a ready-made guild waiting to begin WarHammer Online. I'll give it a try and we'll see what happens. I always have the option of going back to WoW since my character will remain on their servers indefinitely. :)

We'll see if I like it.

By the way, the open Beta has just begun. :) Come give it a try.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

What a Person Says...

Does what a person says to you mean anything? Are we a society full of liars?

Those of you who know me know that I rarely make promises. Instead, I will tell you that I will try my best deliver on what I said, or something similar.

I have a reason for not making promises. (It seems to be a really good reason to me, but you may have a different opinion.) The reason I don't make promises, is that it absolutely tears me up inside to break a promise.

Perhaps, it's because of all the broken promises I received as a child (remember the abuse and all. Or some other leap of logic on my part, but as a result, I VERY rarely promise anything. I'm sure the Queen and the Princesses aren't too happy about that fact, but there it is.

I'm bringing this up because as much as I try not to make promises, I also try to always do what I say I'm going to do. I'm not always successful, but I try. I also, tend to expect this of others. I have an issue with people telling me they'll do something and then blowing it off. It seems disrespectful to me.

Perhaps, I'm just too caught up in the old ways, but I was raised that "A man's word is his bond" and "You have my word on it" were simple truths to live by.

Am I that old fashioned that I'm getting caught up on these things? Should I expect the worst from everyone?

I feel a little bit derailed, folks. I could use a little clarification. Better yet, don't tell me ABC unless you're going to deliver ABC.

This has been the first rant of the month by this old fart, but I really don't think it will be the last. You have my apologies for that.

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