Monday, March 08, 2010

Another Licking Tongue… Maybe

Ladies, you won’t understand it when I say this, but having a thin wallet puts the world in a completely different perspective.  Perhaps some of the menfolk can agree with me.  I cleaned out my wallet the other day and it’s amazing how much of a difference just a few strips of plastic can make.  It’s like my own, personal comfy seat.

I like this proverb: “A fool’s lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.”  (Proverbs 18:6)  I like it when I can read the Bible and laugh at something that’s strangely worded.  This is a pretty clear, to-the-point verse that really leaves no room for misinterpretation.  You act like a foo, Mr. T gonna pity you, and then he gonna beat you down.

So why exactly did The Hurt Locker win best picture?  I’m not saying that Avatar deserved it any more than The Hurt Locker did, but I think it did, maybe.  And I really enjoyed Inglorious Basterds quite a bit.  The acting was superb.  The plot was absurd.  Excellent.  But my favorite film up for Best Picture, which I reviewed here, had no chance in winning: District 9.

I beat Batman: Arkham Asylum over the weekend, just in time for tomorrow’s release of Final Fantasy XIII.  The game was very fun, though a bit too short for my liking.  On the plus side, the pounding of goons never got old, and racking up combos was always fun.  Detective Mode, which gives Batman a little x-ray/thermal vision, almost always came in hand.  The game was tough, too, and I died many times before I completed the last boss.  On the minus side, there weren’t as many major boss battles as I would have liked.  Many of Arkham’s famous residents were never saw in the game, only mentioned at.  Overall, though, I really did enjoy this game, and I can see myself playing through it more later on.

But the major thing that happened over the weekend was that our house now has another warm licking tongue in it.  Yes, we have a new dog.  I came home from work Friday, Keisha told me her friend was selling her one-year old Yorkie/Japanese Chin mix, we made an appointment to see it, and picked up the dog Saturday afternoon.  We wanted to get one for Stella so that she could have a playmate, and if the two get along well, then we’ll keep the dog.  So far, two days later, the two haven’t really been getting along, but they haven’t not been getting along, either.  Sofie (the new name for the dog) does not like to sleep and her house training is not very good.  Needless to say, I’m a little tired.  If we decide to keep the dog, I’ll put up some pictures soon.


Bilski said...

I hear you on the wallet relief, Logan! My friend Damon recently moved his wallet out of his back pocket after his personal trainer noticed he stood ever so slightly skewed. Yikes! As for me, I just have pants with ridiculously wide pockets I guess because my wallet always seems to slide to the side of my butt. :P

Btw, based on the title of this post, I could have swore you were talking about

logankstewart said...

Oh Silly Bill. Lickitung is funny. If my dog looked like that, then I'd be one step closer to catching them all!

David Wagner said...

That's a great Proverb!

Congrats on the new dog. I hope it works out between the two of them. I'd get a dog if the home management place allowed it, but they don't. Ah, well...

When the Batman game goes to bargain prices (say, $20), I'll pick it up and let it age on my shelf for a while, I'm sure...

logankstewart said...

@Dave: Hopefully it does work out with the dogs. For me, home management really wanted the extra dog.

Okie said...

Great post.

A few years ago, I actually stopped carrying my wallet in my pants pocket. I now have a huge wallet but only put in my pants the couple of cards/cash I actually need for the situation (and they're usually in their loose).

Great find on the Proverbs quote. That's awesome.

I can honestly say I haven't seen The Hurt Locker or many (any?) of the best pix nominees (I know...been living under a rock, right?...actually, it's more that my movie-going time has been more dedicated to kids films). Eventually I'll rent some of them on video and try to get a fill for what made up the "best films" of the year.

I also loved Arkham Asylum. I was in school when it came out and was also dealing with lots of work and family fun. So it actually took me a few months to finally finish (only playing an hour or two a week generally). It was a fabulous game and was definitely tough. I really liked the Detective Mode, but got annoyed at it after a while too because I found I was (except during fights) almost always playing with Detective Mode turned on and as a result, I missed out on a lot of the great art in the world. Still, it was a fabulous game and, like you say, the combat and pacing never got old for me. I even played through the various challenge modes and still have fun hopping on from time to time to do a stealth or combat challenge.

And finally, congrats on the dog excitement. When I originally got married, we thought we'd eventually get dogs, cats and all sorts of other fun. Then about 2 years later, I developed allergies to TONS of animals, including my parents' cats and dogs that I'd played with for years. My oldest son was born with animal allergies as well. So sadly, we probably won't ever have any around the home...though we do love to pop our benadryl and go play with the neighbors' pets.

logankstewart said...

@Okie: Y'know, I had the same problem with Detective Mode. I was too busy looking for Riddler Trophies or something instead of enjoying the beauty of the game.

Our first dog, Stella, is a part Maltese, part Shi-Tzuh, and she is a hypoallergenic dog. Plus, she doesn't shed, making her a perfect dog for people with allergies. There are a few dogs in this category, if you're interested.