Things I learned over the weekend - Monday, 2 May 2011

I haven't done one of these in weeks, and while my weekend was relatively low-key there were still some revelatory moments.

Playing Dead Space 2 can be scary...

This thing isn't as terrifying as my girlfriend - FACT.

...when your girlfriend is asleep on the couch behind you.

In the wee small hours of Saturday morning my girlfriend and I came home from a party, and I decided that would be the perfect juncture to start my first game of Dead Space 2. Lisa, on the other hand, decided she'd fall asleep on the couch behind me. I fired up the 360, perched on the edge of the ottoman, and eagerly (if somewhat blearily) waited to dive into the sequel to my personal 2008 GOTY.

While creeping around some corridor or another, pensive about what spring-loaded creature was to assault me next, I felt something brush lightly and quickly against my lower back. I yelped and fucking jumped a mile. Somehow I'd managed to keep hold of the controller – by rights it surely should have flown across the room – so I paused hastily and turned to see Lisa still shifting in her sleep, her foot still near my lumbar region.

Thing is, she fell asleep on the couch behind me the next night. Second verse, same as the first. God dammit.

Dead Space 2 isn't as instantly addictive as the first game...

...but I've got a good feeling it'll be awesome overall. My boss said he also found the start to be a bit slow (ironic, considering the cracking pace it starts off at) but by the end of it he considered both the action and story to have unfolded pretty masterfully. I'm not at the point where work was just an obstacle in the way of playing more Dead Space, but I can sense it coming.

Noodle auflauf is bloody tasty.

Courtesy of the boys over at the DnA Foodcast, I had a stab at making this dish and it turned out really well. Lucky it was yummy, though, because the recipe made three nights worth of dinner for my lass and me! One of my favourite parts of making it was the fact I got to use fresh rosemary and thyme from our wee herb beds out the back - convenient and delicious!

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I haven't done one of these in weeks, and while my weekend was relatively low-key there were still some revelatory moments.

Playing Dead Space 2 can be scary...

This thing isn't as terrifying as my girlfriend - FACT.

...when your girlfriend is asleep on the couch behind you.

In the wee small hours of Saturday morning my girlfriend and I came home from a party, and I decided that would be the perfect juncture to start my first game of Dead Space 2. Lisa, on the other hand, decided she'd fall asleep on the couch behind me. I fired up the 360, perched on the edge of the ottoman, and eagerly (if somewhat blearily) waited to dive into the sequel to my personal 2008 GOTY.

While creeping around some corridor or another, pensive about what spring-loaded creature was to assault me next, I felt something brush lightly and quickly against my lower back. I yelped and fucking jumped a mile. Somehow I'd managed to keep hold of the controller – by rights it surely should have flown across the room – so I paused hastily and turned to see Lisa still shifting in her sleep, her foot still near my lumbar region.

Thing is, she fell asleep on the couch behind me the next night. Second verse, same as the first. God dammit.

Dead Space 2 isn't as instantly addictive as the first game...

...but I've got a good feeling it'll be awesome overall. My boss said he also found the start to be a bit slow (ironic, considering the cracking pace it starts off at) but by the end of it he considered both the action and story to have unfolded pretty masterfully. I'm not at the point where work was just an obstacle in the way of playing more Dead Space, but I can sense it coming.

Noodle auflauf is bloody tasty.

Courtesy of the boys over at the DnA Foodcast, I had a stab at making this dish and it turned out really well. Lucky it was yummy, though, because the recipe made three nights worth of dinner for my lass and me! One of my favourite parts of making it was the fact I got to use fresh rosemary and thyme from our wee herb beds out the back - convenient and delicious!

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Posted by evildeadron


geez, you made a blog on my birthday and i dont even get a mention....i see how it is

 

your still my 2nd favorite Aussie...after Jenn

Posted by ReyGitano
@evildeadron said:
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geez, you made a blog on my birthday and i dont even get a mention....i see how it is

 

your still my 2nd favorite Aussie...after Jenn

"
It's my birthday too! We're birthday buddies! All right!
Posted by buzz_clik
@evildeadron: Well, it's Monday here now and I just found out, so you didn't make the cut! Happy birthday, though, mate!

And I understand how it is re: your favourite Aussie. It's only because I'm taken that I'm relegated to second, right?
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Posted by evildeadron

@SlashseveN303:

 

happy bithday dude

 

@buzz_clik your 2nd because Jenn is better looking

Posted by buzz_clik
@evildeadron said:
" your 2nd because Jenn is better looking "
Yeah, I know, I know. Jenn could be reading, so of course she's the better looking one... *OTT pantomime conspiratorial wink*
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Posted by evildeadron
@buzz_clik said:
" @evildeadron said:
" your 2nd because Jenn is better looking "
Yeah, I know, I know. Jenn could be reading, so of course she's the better looking one... *OTT pantomime conspiratorial wink* "


 ha ha lmao

 

no seriously, lol

Posted by AlisterCat

You should market your girlfriend as the physical version of 5.1 surround sound. I jump when there is sounds playing behind me, but if I felt something brush up against me I might age fast enough to have a mid life crisis right there.