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non-weekend post [Jul. 6th, 2005|01:13 pm]
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[Current Music |Lager Rhythms - "Happy Phantom"]

So I added driving directions and a few other things (it should work in IE now) to my map. Now there are instructions on how to make your own, if you so desire.

Another neat google maps hack I found today is the Gmaps Pedometer, with which you can figure out how long your walks are, or whatever. Cool!

It seems like people are going to be playing World of Warcraft soon - a useful site I was pointed to is WoW Vault. And I'm going to be a priest. :-)

This weekend djedi and I are going home to take my dad to an Astros game (for Father's Day). So I bought tickets online yesterday through Ticketmaster. Ugh. Ticketmaster is a huge pain - you have like two minutes to decide if you want the tickets they assign you, and then three minutes to fill out all your information, otherwise you'll lose the tickets. Then there are the ridiculous fees - the tickets were a total of $60, and I paid ticketmaster $78, for a 30% markup. Grr.

destroyerj mentioned this already, but you should check out Google Earth. They're not letting people download it now, but I have a copy of the installer if you're interested...

As I was driving to work today, I saw a Volvo that had a Howard Dean sticker on it, and had a chuckle at the stereotypicalness (is that really a word?). Then I realized that that was me before I got my Prius! So, I don't know what that means.
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 07:52 pm (UTC)
So how soon is soon?
And when are you going to Fry's?
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-07-06 08:00 pm (UTC)
Probably mid-August, after musical stuff is done.

Huh? We went to Fry's yesterday. *confused*
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 08:03 pm (UTC)
You presumably need to go to Fry's before you play WoW. Maybe not.
August, however, isn't yet in the realm of "soon" to me. But good to know!
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2005-07-06 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with that interpretation of not-soon. But then, I shouldn't complain, seeing as how I have Ocarina of Time to finish alone and FFX2 to finish with G&D if I don't want to leave games hanging (Mario games I don't count, because I think of them as something I can play a bit of without feeling required to finish the game. Everyone knows the ending anyway).

And I almost went to Fry's last night myself, but then told myself no because I know if I'll get it I'll play it, and ideally I'd like to start at the same level as everyone else. That and I'd have stayed up even later than I did, which is saying something.

Blah blah blah. Can you tell I don't want to do work today?
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 08:26 pm (UTC)
The horde calls to you... You want to go to Fry's...
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[User Picture]From: cifarelli
2005-07-06 08:30 pm (UTC)

*smirk*

Zug Zug


Just got my Night Elf Rogue to lvl 60 last night. Wheee. Hope to see ya'll on when ya get to it.
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 08:32 pm (UTC)

Re: *smirk*

Grats!

So are ya'll going to start new characters to play with all the newbies, or what?
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2005-07-06 09:04 pm (UTC)
I think there was more interest in Alliance, actually... but if I got it before everyone else I would likely make a different character than the one I'd play with the group, and for variety's sake that character would probably be Horde.
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was gathering that.. I don't get what the appeal of the 'good' side is, but whatever, I'm a team player.
*goes back to enslaving wookiees as an imperial officer*
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2005-07-06 11:20 pm (UTC)
I don't specifically or rather consciously pick the 'good' side. I tend to prefer to play (or watch) something I identify with or empathize with. This usually ends up being the good guys more than the bad guys. In the case of a complex situation like in star wars galaxies, whichever is fine by me. In weird situations like Starcraft, I tended to be pretty flexible. In gangsta movies, I just get disgusted and walk out.
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-07-06 08:03 pm (UTC)
I prefer stereotypicosity.
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