Thursday, June 22, 2006

We'll miss you Robert

Earlier this week Robert Morea passed away. Robert was a friend of mine from Atlanta. Most of the readers probably recognize his name. He was also TCG player who played every Decipher game save probably MegaMan or BeyBlade. Even after Will and I worked at Decipher he still believed game company employees were celebrities. He thought Mike Reyonlds was incredible ("he worked on Middle Earth then on LOTR TCG and now on .hack//ENEMY, of course I'm going to play it"). He really though Chuck Kallenbach was another god's gift to TCGs ("yeah I'm going to play BSG, Chuck designed it!").

I wrote about Robert and the great times had by all playing LOTR TCG when it first started on my other blog. I really don't want to go through everything and post it again, I just wanted everyone to know that he left us.

Julie, Emily, and I will miss you Robert.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Say it isn't so

I understand sports are a business, hell my company holds a license with all four major sports leagues. I'm a huge baseball and football fan and I've seen some decisions that made the fans upset but were mainly because the teams are a business first. Losing John Smoltz would be high on the list of things that make me upset. I didn't like losing Glavine or Maddux or Dale Murphy for that matter. Please stay with us Smoltzie.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Florida, boy I don't know

Some girl lived in Florida her whole life but now her father lives somewhere else. Now the University of Flordia wants her to pay out of state tuition. You know that is neither here nor there really. They have published guidelines on who is a resident and who isn't and in most cases it matters where the money is coming from, I understand that. My problem is this quote:

  • The state's comparatively low in-state tuition rates and scholarship opportunities for Floridians constitute a significant taxpayer burden that lawmakers hope to keep at bay, said Sara Hamon, an expert on residency issues with the state Department of Education.

If Florida has cheaper in-state tuition rates and better scholarship opportunities guess what that means dumb shit, more kids in Florida can go to college. This from someone in the Department of Education. There are enough people in government to worry about who is going to pay for this and how to raise what taxes. What I want from anyone who works in Department of Education is figuring out how to get more kids to go to school and it sounds like that have. Let someone else worry about paying for it, lord knows there are enough of them in government.

Some days I feel like Randal

"This job would be great if it wasn't for the fucking customers."

With me it isn't the customers, I love the end user in my business. It is the other people in the chain to get my product to the end users hands. I hate bitching about work but it is nice to get it in type and let it out. They just hurt me on the inside, so painful. I've worked with some great partners but mainly they are not so great. Okay now back to the good stuff of the job.

Hopefully see some of you guys at shows this summer.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Art or Science

To make the color white (or black) do you combine all colors or remove all colors? An artist (well maybe before everything being digital) will tell you one thing and a scientist will tell you the other answer. Not really sure what tells you about the person but it is fun to ask.

Monday, June 12, 2006


I want him to be healthy for mulitple reasons, mainly just because I don't want people to be hurt. But come on idiot, wear a helmet. Not just for the sake of the defending Super Bowl Champs but for the sake of not being a complete idiot. This will probably get a Darwin tag on fark.

14 and Done

It appears that 14 in a row (well 3 in a row, a year off, then 11 in a row) seems to be enough divisions. Sure more World Series (one is still more than the Mets have won) titles would have been nice but it was a great run. Saw some great players, 2 MVPs, 1 1/2 ROY (Nomo wasn't a rookie), 6 Cy Youngs, 2 Hall of Famers, and 3 almost HOF guys.

Friday, June 9, 2006


I shattered my tooth leaving about 1/3 of it. Last week the pain was insane, worse than when I broke my arm. When I broke my arm it was pretty bad, it was even a case study in how I was able to break it but not break my elbow. Anyways my tooth hurt. For me to actually go to the denist is pretty impressive, I have some irrational fear about them, I could go into it but it is irrational so I don't really understand it. Anyways the denist says its broken and needs to be removed. They give me some medicine and send me on my way. They did set me up with an appointment to have it removed three weeks later. Three weeks, what the hell, I've got pliers and a bottle of vodka, lets do it now. I was able to find a doctor to remove it this week. It was also an oral surgeon and they said it was probably good that I was having them do it. Where the tooth is located the roots could create a hole in the sinus which would be bad and require follow up surgery. With an oral surgeon they can check for holes and fix them during the removal since they would knock me out.

About 9:30 this morning they removed it. Just like that last time I went under I don't remember about 2 or 3 minutes before I was unconscious. There is no hole in the sinus which is good because apparently that hurts and requires a longer recovery time. I haven't eaten since last night at 11:00pm and yet I don't have much desire to now, unless you ask my stomach. Drugs are helping and I should be much better in 24~36 hours or so they say.

Normally I just write fluff about Star Wars or baseball or football but I figured I would give everyone an update.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Not much better

There isn't much better than spending time with the little one. She is an absolute delight to be around, Pretty Bird and I like most parents are blessed. Tonight was a pretty laid back night. Pretty Bird had to work so we just hung around. I'm not the most active person in the world plus I'm on some pretty good pain medicine so it was fun to lounge around. She's been on a Star Wars kick since I got Knights of the Old Republic two weeks ago, more on that later. Anyways so we played Star Wars Legos, another great game for about an hour or so. Then she wanted to watch a movie and picked a Star Wars movie, my little Jedi, couldn't ask for me. She picked Jedi because it was part six.

Now this is a funny story. Revenge of the Sith has been on HBO, JDub, Pretty Bird, the little one, and I watched the last 30 minutes on Saturday night. Well not quite the last 20 minutes, from the Mace vs. Emporer fight until after Obi Wan kicks Anakins ass. The little one knows EP3 is the last one, she went and saw it with us last year. She also knows that six is bigger than three and she knows that Anakin becomes Vader in EP3 yet Vader dies in Jedi. We've had about three or four conversations since Saturday with her trying to figure all of that out. Basically it boils down to a six year old doesn't understand prequels.

She's never really watched Jedi, she wanted to see the Ewoks previously so we've skipped to those parts. It was a great time to watch it with her tonight. When Jedi came out until I was about 12 or 13 Jedi was my favorite. It was great to see her like things I liked and make some great comments.

"Daddy, I think that is Princess Leia...or maybe Luke...either way he is tricking Jabba" - speaking about Boushh.

"Chewbacca loves Han Solo daddy, he isn't going to let them hurt him"

"Wookies are very strong, stronger than Batman"

"Jedi's are better than aliens"

"Yoda is the strongest Jedi, too bad he is old"

"Yoda sounds like Miss Piggy"

"That music means the bad guys are coming"

There were a few more. It was a great night.

Friday, June 2, 2006

More Than Meets The Eye

Something that probably only Girard, Triple G, and I will rush out to buy.

Transformers The Movie Special Edition

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Hardest Part of the Day

As far back as I could remember I viewed getting up as the hardest part of the day, at least as far back as high school. Now with my back/neck a little hurt, for whatever reason, making sleep a tad bit more difficult, 5:30am is really early. I don't leave the house until 6:30/6:40 so I don't have to get up until 6ish. I did learn a long time ago however that a relaxed Trevor is a happy Trevor. Taking my time getting ready, eating breakfast, watching SportsCenter, all makes my day go much better. I even have time to do a little morning workout once I decide to start working out. I'm not in good shape, well round is a shape, so it will happen eventually. Now onto other random thoughts.

  • Closed Interstates Suck. This is the third time I've been on an interstate somewhere I wasn't from. Once on vacation and twice for work. I was staying about 30 minutes outside of Boston this past weekend, left an hour before I had to be at the convention. Well 4 hours later I got to the show. It just isn't a lot of fun to have a sense of being lost on some sideroad because the main road is closed. The F150 truck ahead of me was my new buddy, where he went I went. Good thing he wanted back on the interstate as well.
  • X-Men 3 was Blah. I enjoyed it, I will watch it again, and probably own it. I think I will probably watch it more than X-Men 1. It wasn't very good however. I isn't the first bad movie that I like and probably won't be the last. Also depsite saying it was the last official team X-Men (Wolverine and Magneto solo projects aside) movie I think $120,000,000 in 4 days will change that.
  • Stupid Mets won't lose. Maybe they don't go away this year. I think the Braves could make a run at the division or even the wild card. With that bullpen however I don't the Braves chances in the playoffs, ick.
  • My little one has finished her first year of school. Does that mean I'm now an adult or was that a few years ago. Hopefully that doesn't mean I have to stop playing games at work.