What I’ve Been Doing 24 Sept 2013 [FB/IB/F/BT/GO]
Sep 25th, 2013 by Dan

Katie and I Invading The Trop

We were so excited for Katie’s first trip to the Trop. Unfortunately, the game didn’t cooperate…

Katie and I had a nice little vacation down in Tampa. Beach time, pool time, Cuban food, and baseball. Why did I come home again?


We came close to watching one, but, alas, not last week.


House of Cards – Not totally loving the Underhill/Zoe Barnes romance still. It doesn’t quite make sense considering that it feels like he’s brought surprisingly little to the table compared to Barnes of late.

65th Emmy Awards – Some surprising winners this year! Who knew Jeff Daniels could take it over Bryan Cranston or John Hamm. I sure didn’t expect it! NPH did nice work hosting, but I wish the eulogies had montages associated with them. The House of Cards joke in the intro was HILARIOUS.


How about a classic today? Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen”


World War Z – Very close to finishing it and starting a new book. Just gotta finish that last chapter.

Video Games

Civilization V – Slowed down my turn playing by a bunch when I went down to Florida because my dad’s internet wasn’t working like he was thinking it was (at least not on my laptop). I’ll be picking it back up over the rest of this week.

Shin Megami Tensei IV – Slow-moving. Got stuck against Xi Wangmu for like four or five attempts.

What I’ve Been Doing 9 and 16 Sept 2013 [FB/IB/F/BT/GO]
Sep 16th, 2013 by Dan

First Ravens and NFL Game!

M&T is almost oppressively purple and it’s kind of awesome. So glad that Katie brought me to this game.

Went to my first professional football game with Katie this past Sunday and it was awesome. I wish the Ravens would have dominated by more, but it was really fun to see them


Star Trek: Into Darkness – Watched this with Katie and Min last week. I won’t lie to you guys, we were a little tipsy when we were watching, but everything about this movie felt rushed and unearned. It’s almost like they were trying to get away with a lot via nostalgia shorthand. All flash and no powder, but Benedict Cumberbatch was loads of fun in the movie.

The World’s End – I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since I heard that Pegg, Frost, and Wright were reuniting to end the Cornetto trilogy. I was worried it would be more of a horror movie, but it was actually kind of delightful and not that scary. Very cleverly written with an interesting take on the “growing up and maturing” thing that we see in a lot of American comedies nowadays. Worth seeing.


Sherlock – I loved watching this with Katie, but I’m bummed that we’re now fully caught up. Series 3 will come soon enough!

House of Cards – I’m not sure how the Frank and Zoe plot is going to progress, but I will say that I’m not really down with it yet. Other than that, I’m interested in seeing how bad things are gonna get for Russo after he compromised his values to appease Frank.


This one comes courtesy of Katie who played a cover version (followed by the much better actual version) of T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa, and Lily Allen’s “5 O’clock”. Good stuff.


Don’t think I read in these two weeks, much to my dismay.

Video Games

Shin Megami Tensei IV – Finally finished up at Shinjuku for now. I wish there was a better way to get around the world map to make things easier to get to.

Civilization V – Made some really dumb moves in the game with David, but I think I’ve mostly recovered from the setback. The game with Eric is moving fairly slowly, but we’re coming along.

Spelunky – Only a few mins of this. Always a pleasure.

What I’ve Been Doing 3 Sept 2013 [FB/IB/F/BT/GO]
Sep 3rd, 2013 by Dan

New Yankee Stadium

The picture’s from the opening year, but I was definitely there this weekend.


No, but this week, probably!


Sherlock – The Chinese banker episode is so bad, comparatively speaking…

Breaking Bad – Only watched a few mins in the morning while waiting for Katie.

House of Cards – I’m not a fan of the “narration” at all, but a political revenge thriller does sound kind of awesome.


Camila Moreno has this voice that’s smoky and nice. This song is apparently far from her usual political message, but it’s very good nonetheless.


World War Z – Getting close to done on this re-reading. Good times. The book is so good.

Video Games

SMT IV – Had to use a FAQ to figure out where to go, but I finally figured it out.

Civilization V – The Mesa game is moving along, but I haven’t had a real chance to play over the holiday weekend.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – In really quick to have townspeople ask what happened to me. Just not much time to play.

Rogue Legacy – Moving through the forest now that I’ve conquered the first boss. Still loads of fun for me.

Spelunky – I can’t remember if it was this week, but I came so close to beating Yama. Next time!

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