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Journal of No. 118


November 29th, 2007

catsup @ 11:38 am


Dad's 65th was on Saturday. We went to La Vie En Rose (or LAH VEE AWNG ROSE, as the website helpfully offers). The restaurant has been there for ages and was always the watchword among the high school crowd for a hoity-toity place to get your eats on. Certainly the food was excellent, but there are certainly signs that you are getting the Orange County Disney-fied "reproduction of a Normandy farmhouse". Such as the waitress being stymied by the phrase "café au lait". What in tarnation is that? After dinner, the dozen or so revellers went back to Dad's place for more drinking and carousing.

Sunday, smaug had a few people over to test out Rock Band. Definitely a party game. The guitar felt pleasantly solid, but it took some getting used to. I was a bit fumble-fingered and slow, and the extra buttons on the neck are so narrow that they're more trouble than they're worth (at least so far). The drum kit is really fun, though even on the Easy level, there's more than enough to keep you busy. I sweated my way through one song on Medium, and that was plenty. I even tried my hand (so to speak) at singing. The game is encouragingly forgiving on Easy. Definitely a fun experience, but I wonder if I have room in my house for a whole recording studio of equipment.

I passed Cult of Personality on Expert on GH3. I'm not sure I have the courage to even look at Rain of Blood. In my backing-and-filling, I've passed and 5-starred all of Easy and about half of Medium.

Oral Roberts University was $50 million in debt, while Roberts Jr. was "taking shopping sprees, buying a stable of horses and paying for a daughter to travel to the Bahamas aboard the university jet." For a while, it looked like the world was about to lose an excellent source of unintentional humor, but "the founder of a Christian office and education supply store chain pledged $70 million to help the university."
Personally, I think sending your daughter to the Bahamas is probably a better use of money than propping up ORU, but different strokes for different folks.

Save Our City on Saturday. Start your engines.
 
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From:popepat
Date:November 29th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Curse you for not writing a novel this month!
It's bad enough that I have to write 3,000 words tonight.
Now I have to go see how hard "Cult" is first in order to find out the measure of a man.
This morning on Expert I barely beat Talk Dirty to Me, and then cruised through the second set in no time. The difficulty levels are all over the place on this edition.

Journal of No. 118