Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Like I said, it's the year of the Ox. It's our year though I have to say, I already started it off 'wrong' by washing my hair and not having money in my pocket. Yeesh.

I think it's Papa HOchie's year, so all the best to him and hope he wins us that lotto so we can all retire.

Best of luck to the rest of us too and all our other Ox(ymorons).

Saturday, January 24, 2009

S7: 24 HC - 12 PM to 1 PM

SPOILER ALERT!

A silent clock?

I don't think that was necessary for the character - I was no where near attached to her!

She sucked, that Renee Walker.

Since it's been unconfirmed though...

Head Count: 0.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Merry Christmas, Beetchie.

She came and she looks cute. Her hair looks very stylin', as do her boots and I'm liking her bass even though I think the colour could have been a little bit better.
She's grainy like Zarnyx but as we've discussed, that's how they're made.









Sunday, January 18, 2009

S7: 24 HC 8 AM - 12 PM

It's that time of year again.

I'm actually a week late but there are no worries due to the powers of DVR.

8 AM - 9 AM:

Jack Bauer is still awesome - he can still bust ass and tell people to stop their smuggery.

Tony Almeida - being 'ded' made him put on weight. He's not looking so goo' looking as he did before.

I hate this Sean Hillinger ass, and Jeanne Garafolo (or whoever that's spelt and call me lazy for not looking it up right now) is no Chloe O'Brien! I can't wait for that meeting to go down in the hopes for another taser-filled fun fest.

Head Count: 200,000 and going, plus a dead president's son. This was all from the last incident in November to January. 1 in the actual hour.

9 AM to 10 AM:

It's good to see Methos. I could have sworn he was in this before, but I guess not. I'm half expecting him to whip out a sword and behead Almeida.

It's also good to see that 6 days of previous nonsense finally let Jack wise up - there's always a mole digging around! CTU, FBI, the gov't... moles get around!

Head Count: 2.

10 AM to 11 AM:

I'm hating this President Taylor. They've written her two lines the entire season thus far and it's annoying. I don't understand why she's so willing to risk American lives by sticking her nose in another country's business...oh. Wait. Nevermind.

Chloe is still awesome. Her introduction is as per usual, kick ass.

Bill's hair.. is much whiter than it used to be. Where's his wife? And Bill is still awesome.

Memorable Conversation of the episode

Jack: Hi Chloe. It's good to hear you again.
Chloe: It's good to hear you too Jack. I saw you on CSPAN and I can't believe what that Senator told you... but at least you look good.

Head Count: 0

11 AM to 12 PM:

I don't know why it comes as a surprise to anyone that the only members of CTU are Chloe and Bill. With Jack around, that's all that ever truly ran CTU, so nothing has changed. Oh Jack, I thought you learned much from the previous 6 days.

H1's right, Tony A. went crazy because of the death of Michelle Dessler but like Jack, couldn't kill innocent Americans. Ummm.. okay. That's flawed logic since his weapons dealings probably killed innocent Americans and then some but whatever. Tony's always been kind of special that way.

This whole female Jack Bauer FBI agent has a lot to learn. She's not nearly as hardcore.

Head Count: 3.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Rants of the Nerd Variety

Zarnyx is awesome.

I know I say it a lot but it's true, I love him best out of all my characters.

But I guess his 'suave' personailty is suited best to a microphone if he were to be a Rock Band character, and since that's the instrument I use in the Rock Band franchise, I made him a singer too, as I've noted before.

Last week Saturday I ordered a custom made action figure of him. Obviously, I could not create him in game exactly as I've drawn him but I was happy with what I did.

I received no notification of shipment but he showed up today at the house without warning, which not surprisingly, is much like my character would do.

I was quite worried that they got it to me so quickly and with good reason.

Even though Harmonix botched my figure by giving him shades instead of glasses, no barbed wire devil wristlets like I wanted, he's 'grainy' and his mouth is open more than I draw him to be (well, he is a singer in the game after all, I guess), I still love him.








Here's how he's really supposed to look in game, minus the umm...mean mouth. Heh.



Awww. Cutie.

Currently listening to: "Spaceman" by The Killers. I didn't think I'd like much by them this much since my Killers O.D. back when their first album came out but I'm really loving this ridiculous song, probably because I am determined to have Zarnyx master it in Rock Band 2. Oh, I can't wait to have another go at it. It was hard the first time when I never heard it before.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oh, Lork.

I've decided to attempt to cut back on the cursing and the calling of God's name in vain.

Now on to the story...

A few weeks ago, I ordered a couple of fuku-bukuro from JList.

As their description goes, for New Year's there are 'lucky bags' that are of high value that are sold at a discounted price and customers line up to buy them. The catch is that, you don't know what you're going to get in your lucky bag/fuku-bukuro.

If anyone knows me, they know I'm a fool for capsule machines because I love the thrill of getting something potentially cool but unknown.

But, if anyone knows my luck with these things, I always end up getting something stupid that I don't really care for.

The other factor in this story that is needs to be understood is the nature of JList.

JList is a Japanese based company run by this American guy living in Japan. The company sells all sorts of cool, and strange Japanese related items.

However, there are two parts to the site - there's JList and JBox.

The JList section allows one to browse their 18+ items, while the JBox keeps everything PG.

This story will get worse, is probably what you're thinking and you'd be right.

So, when I went to order my lucky bag of anime toys, the description read: get a large sexy ('sekshi' or 'se-shi' as the Japanese pronounce it) figure, plus 6 smaller figures, and Japanese snacks to brighten your New Year.

Being that I require no 'sekshi' up in my room and on my shelves, I ordered the 2nd Lucky Bag option, the description of which read: get a large cute figure, plus 6 smaller figures, and Japanese snacks to brighten your New Year.

The box came today and I was super excited.

Underneath the lucky bag, I discovered the first cool thing - some kind of weird tempura Japanese chip thing which also tastes of wasabi, so I'm not loving:



Notice it's R for Restricted. Eh?:



Followed by a Star Trek figure and I was actually fortunate to get the TNG Enterprise E, even though I secretly hoped for a Klingon Bird-of-Prey.




Then, I pulled out a 20th Anniversary Metal Gear Solid Kubrick figure. Umm, I'm not caring much about MGS, but whatever - it's Kubrick, so that's kind of cool. Of course, it turns out I got none pictured but rather, the secret figure which is a clear variant of Solid Snake, which is SUPER HELLA LAME to me.

Then out came 4 little boxes of girlie figures from an anime I had no clue about. It turns out they're from Lucky Star, which just seems too cutesy for me to watch but is really damned popular, so I'll give it a whirl sometime.

The large figure was really frickin' hilarious and it's a series that was quite the in thing when Beetchie and I went to Japan. It's another one I'd like to watch but not sure I'd enjoy but I'll take my chance (again, because I tried before) on Fate/Stay Night.



I don't know why but this cracks me up terribly:



The last four items in my box were not copious amounts of snacks I was looking for.

No.

For some reason, those crazies at JList decided to 'sekshi' up my space, regardless of what I ordered.






Needless to say, I'm mortified.

I'm trying to palm off the green undies clad Hip Parade legs (I refuse to take a picture of them) with see-through Bust Emperor on Beetchie.

Something tells me, MC would like the off-shoulder Kimono one with black leather thong set.

Did I mention in my very innocent Bento Fuku-Bukuro set, I got all sorts of wonderful bento accessories and stationery...

...plus a pair of boobs?

Thank the Lork, Boohead didn't open this box with me like I intended. He's fascinated enough by boobs.

Currently listening to: "Apocalypse Please" by MUSE.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The End of 2008 Year Review III - Broadway, Concerts and The Best of the Blog 2008

There were not many concerts or broadway shows we attended in 2008. I can't really do a list of what was the best and worst because all the bands we saw were good and the one broadway show we went to was hilarious.

The R.E.M. concert was plagued with B rated celebrities that made for an annoying concert experience and The Last Shadow Puppets had a terribly long wait at the beginning surrounded by hipsters who are always an annoyance.

I guess that makes The 39 Steps the best thing we saw last year since there was no drama involved and damn it, thank goodness I made sure to check the time before going because H1 would have had my hide.

2008 like all years, we shared many memories together. I decided to not only do a recap of the awesome times but also pick our best blogs posted by month. Being that May was the worst month ever, I don't think I'll even be looking at it.

Sometimes I may not be able to give a clear winner because taku, did we write a lot last year!

January

There was a survival guide. It's kind of funny because we just bought a survival guide to everything for a friend. I guess this time in January is prime Survival Guide season. Maybe we should market this one that we wrote for Beetchie as she embarked on her adventure in Grenada.

A trip to a cook your own dinner experience with a quiz book made for some good laughs but damn it, of course it'd figure that I'd be Robin.

February

Hands down, this is the winner. Every year we forget MC's birthday and last year was no different. His response to this blog was "how come I didn't get a nice Birthday greeting like everyone else?!" The truth was that we totally forgot again and posted it with some clever editing a few days later.
It even posts the title as "oh for eff's sake", which if anyone paid attention was the rastafarian cheese paste blog's title becuase that's what we originally had there on MC's drop day date.
Sealing the deal was the damned random song I was listening to as I posted that too.

We're sure to forget again this year but if he doesn't read this, he'll still never know. Heh heh heh.

Notable mention: Frass's favourite.

March

We had the most activity this month and out of the 34, I found 3 that we posted that I really enjoyed. I didn't put in the teary-eyed bachak or turtle so as to not traumatize Bughie J. again.

Here we've got Hong Kong, possible bird flu and a whole of nerdish behaviour on my part. I've not regretted it though!

Plagued by Jamaicans and chameleons?

And umm, this thing.

April

Yeah, MC. Here's another blow to you but what we blog is just true.

June

The month CLee showed up! We had lots of fun, from Mario Kart Racing to being confused by Duck Asses.

August

The ass of all months. No one likes August. There are no holidays, the tail end of summer just makes you remember how hot it's been and work is always an effin' pain.

Nothing good ever really happens in August either. Even a trip that was supposed to be fun times with Beetchie turned... slimey.

Then turned dangerous.

Bunji and I even got into a fight of magical creature proportions and saddened by things we hoped weren't a hoax but yeah, kind of were.

Robert Downey Jr. is awesome again but was always more awesome than MC.

And the devil made me do a lot of things, including write a whole lot in the month of nothing to do.

September

MC's starring but that's what happens when you're ridiculous, I guess.

September's usually pretty busy. I love Fall, so I'm all happy when the end of the month comes around. I was even happier this September because OMG, Frass FED US! Heh. Thanks, again Frass.

X wasn't happy but I sure was as hell laughed my ass off when this happened. Who knew Canadians could do something applaud worthy?

H1 and I spent quality time together.

October

Oh ho.

This was the consolidated blog month. I stopped blogging because H1 and I were fast approaching our 666th blog post and it was so close to Halloween, I staggered blogging by consolidating our very busy month just so I could legitimately post our annual Halloween ratings on that numbered post.

So, the whole month had fun times as October usually does but Emo Lumberjacks and H1's knowledge of Flounders are things that never cease to amaze.

November

November's all about food. The squirrels stock up for winter, as do the HOchieS. Well, it certainly seemed that way and this blog made most really hungry and really cranky with us.

It was also a first time for everything month. We voted in our first presidential election and hoped that we wouldn't have to go so far as wishing for a moosey fate.

You know, there's always a conspiracy of some sort and if Obama didn't win, we'd find a way to link it to Bughie J.'s other conspiracy...

December

The end of the year came quickly.

We made Christmas which was fun and too many good times to re-hash here (and it's late, so I'm getting really tired now).

Chinatown continues to amuse us and we hope for much of the same this year as last.

And as per usual, there was some damned debacle with these drunken louts.

We hope that this year, we'll have fewer bad times (even though it's already not started so fantastic but...we're hanging on) and more good memories to share together.

Currently listening to: "What If You Were Right First Time?" by Arctic Monkeys.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just In Case

Just in case anyone was wondering -

Oreos do not go with eggnog.

H1's right, oreos are milk's favourite cookies.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Smiling for the Camera



Look at those fools... they're so special, they can't even smile at the right camera. They probably looking at Fox's camera.

This little display has me thinking that so far, I'm happy with my vote.

Currently: feeling very overwhelmed and stressed. I hope my little Boobey-Head will be okay and that I won't have another meltdown at work.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

It's 2009 and this year, we wish everyone all the best.

2008 was not the easiest year for The HOchieS but we're thankful for all our frenemies, the support you showed during difficult times and the good times and good memories we shared and created together.

Here's to 2009.

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. Hare, Hare, Hare.
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