Netflixing

So, I got Netflix. At least the one-month free trial. It’s been okay thus far, especially for watching stand-up and cartoons for the kids, but I’m a bit disappointed with the lack of selection. I’d like more TV shows, so I might be better off getting HBO Nordic, once it’s available.

Star Wars

We’ve been watching Star Wars movies with the wife the last couple of nights. We’re going by episode order and I can’t say I’m exactly thrilled with the first two. There are a few redeeming moments, but CGI doesn’t age well. As a minor Star Wars nerd I am loving the lore, though. My nerddom is mostly confined to the comics and the video games. I’ve also seen a few independent movies, which have been impressive, but I cant rememeber their names.

I still don’t like red wine.

Gnucash Cont.

So I kinda got a handle on Gnucash, but it still seems overly complex for the simple function I need it for. I might just try to make my original OpenOffice spreadsheet better, which might be another project for this summer.

I’m pretty tired, though. Maybe even chronically tired. Diablo 3 became a bit more fun again, when I realized how I should approach the game. New goals are always exciting!

Next week we’ll play a wedding gig with the band and I’m not too confident that we’ve had enough rehearsals. We still have a few days left to rehearse next week, so we better step up and take it to the next level.

I wish vacationing these days felt more like the vacations of yesteryears..

No Food

I’m going on no food! Haven’t eaten pretty much anything during the last two days. I’ve got the runs. Luckily, I haven’t been puking like the last time I had these types of stomach problems.

Diablo 3 has occupied my mind for the most, but I’ve pretty much “figured it out”, as far as you can figure out a game and it’s maybe becoming a bit boring. There are also certain design flaws (or features), i.e. being forced to use the in-game auction house in order to have the type of gear you need to survive in the second difficulty level, that are giving me a bad taste. More rare drops, plz.

We watched The Expendables a few days ago. It was exactly what you might have expected. A strange lack of female upper body nudity for such a male machismo movie, though. The second part is opening in theatres in August, so I might have to go check it out.

Weekendz

Weekends are for relaxing.

Went bowling which I haven’t done in a long time, it was quite fun! Didn’t bowl as good as I used to, but I had to look after Sofia at the same time, so that might account for it. I had a few strikes!

It’s been pretty slow otherwise.. I’m pretty much sure I’ll continue working at the daycare center after July, which means I’m safe until 2013! Take it, Mayans.. Wait what?

GoT

I’ve really loved the second season of Game of Thrones. The plot twists haven’t been as “OMG!” as in the first season, but it might be because you’re already used to the idea of major things happening. The world is less set than in other similar series. I’ve loved the character development, though, and I still regard it as one of the best (if not the best) series ever created.

Work’s been hard, but consuming, lately. I’ve been thinking of trying to stabilize my sleeping pattern by always going to bed around 22:00 and waking up around 06:00, but thus far it’s been a failure, because I haven’t kept the times. I gotta try harder, obviously. 😀

River Venom

Listening to the new Lapko album on Spotify and I’m quite impressed! Digging every song this far, but this one seems especially good.

Yesterday we went out to eat at Mamma Rosa’s. Got a pizza called Pollo Diablo or whatever and it was pretty good.. almost a sweet taste. I’ve started to tend towards pizzas with unusual tastes with my favourite (and Petra’s too maybe?) being a chicken-pineapple-smetana-feta cheese pizza.

We’ll have Petra’s aunt visiting us for the rest of the week. Luckily, tomorrow’s a national day off and Friday should be an easier day at work. Sofia will also be with us from tomorrow morning until Monday morning, which will be fun! And hopefully not too tiresome.

 

iTunes’ed

I started using iTunes, although I tried to avoid for ages. I’ve been importing CDs and files for a few days now and it’s going smoothly thus far.

We also changed the order of rooms, so now we’ve got a somewhat classical arrangement for the rooms: parents’ bedroom, kids’ room and a living room, instead of the earlier my workspace, livingroom/bedroom and kids’ room. I had to take apart my computer desk in order assemble it into a mirror view arrangement of itself. It must’ve taken 1½ hours. Funniest part is that the last ½ hour was simply trying to get the keyboard roll-out thingy back in place. I finally gave up and Petra managed to fix it while I calmed my nerves by catching a few glimpses of that Anvil documentary..