Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How does it know?

Just when I think I've got a grip on stuff, something always comes along to mess it up. More often than not, that thing is my car. Don't get me wrong, I love my car. Ok, maybe "love" is a bit strong. I really like my car. And no, not LIKE like. It handles well in the snow, gets pretty good gas mileage and (this is the big one) it's paid off! Another big bonus, at least until yesterday, was that it stopped when I applied the brakes. Funny how you miss the little things when they're gone.

After opening the hood to get a look at what might as well be a contraption from somewhere in the depths of Willy Wonka's factory, I took it to the mechanic. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Money leaves me, finds a new home with another guy and Pelmobile returns to patrol the streets. Welcome home, Justice!!

I've also been playing the new Game Room on XBox Live. It's a virtual arcade complete with cabinets and all the white noise that filled my head when I was a youth where you can play retro games dating all the way back to Atari 2600 days. For most whipper-snappers, these games seem pretty dated. Well, they are. I was amazed to find Tutankhamen (sp?). I'd just been wondering when that game would pop up on a compilation or somewhere and here it is! There are some cool challenges, Friend events and the ability to decorate. As much as I want to puff out my manly chest and say I'm not into placing bits of furniture in a nonexistent room, I gotta admit it's cool. Retro gamers like me just need to watch the spending. I can see potential for this to be a tap on the ol' wallet.

Ok. Enough of this. Back to Yar's Revenge. I

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

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