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New Year's Resolution.... - Paint It Black
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New Year's Resolution....
My resolution for the new year is deceptively simple: I resolve to go out and buy a new pair of glasses. I've had this prescription for over six years and even if my eyes haven't changed any, these lenses are terribly scratched. It's gotten so bad I've caught myself squinting to compensate... and nothing good will come of that. Further incentive to buy a replacement prescription is that the finish on the frames has worn through in a few places. I suppose the frames could be reused -- these are Flexon and thus have plenty of service in them. Still, it might be a good idea to roll a whole new set. The nose pieces on my current pair have been bent enough times from blows to my face that they probably aren't going to be terribly forgiving the next time it happens.

In other news, doomsey let me mess around with his Sony PSP on Friday night. I rather liked the way the unit felt in my hands and the web browser is remarkably functional. On New Year's Eve I was at a party hosted by my former coworker JD -- and while I was there he introduced me to Lumines on his PSP. Lumines is like a cross between Doctor Mario and my personal favorite, Tetris. I knew I was lost to the siren call of this new gadget when, amidst total cacophony, it commanded my attention for over forty-five minutes straight. Today was spent shopping around online and, once I found a reasonable deal, I bought one for myself. With luck it'll be here in less than a week and I'll be able to start feeding my new addiction. But fear not, my Nintendo DS shall not go neglected!

I'll be watching you

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yakko From: yakko Date: January 2nd, 2006 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
What would be your reason (read: game that's really fun, or is like crack on a cart) for suggesting that I get a DS? I know I want one, but I can't really justify it. :o)

And oh... if you're into golf sims, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee is the best! And there's Namco Museum Battle Collection to scratch that classic gaming itch, and if Sony's still shipping units with 2.00 firmware, you can run non-approved content (though in a roundabout way).

It's a great machine with promise of great games coming this year.
feren From: feren Date: January 2nd, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I enjoy Nintendogs (it's silly but fun) and grabbed Super Mario 64 DS (IGN's #69 in top 100 games). I hear a lot of good things about Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Animal Crossing: Wild World is number ten on IGN's top 100. However, for me... I've found Mario Kart DS to be holder of the title "Completely Awesome Crack on a Cart." Why? Great usability and excellent implementation of the touch screen (letting you see the map while the main screen is your HUD). Ad-hoc races against local friends when I'm at parties can be a lot of fun and you can get up to 7 folks involved which makes it remarkably robust in my opinion. If I'm at home I can hop on the net via the WiFi and race people anywhere. The decals are a riot and add a nice touch of customizability to the game. The maps are challenging and, in some cases, downright trippy.

Also, you're aware that the DS can play Game Boy Advance carts, right?
fiskblack From: fiskblack Date: January 2nd, 2006 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweater hogans.
haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: January 2nd, 2006 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a couple of songs from Lumines on my iPod. They are addictive. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 2nd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Eye ball adjustments

You need eye ball adjustments. Shanedoll recommends you get eyeball adjustments. 6 years - I thought that I was bad for going 4 years. Anyways, Happy New Year and my resolution is to quit smoking ;)
yotogi From: yotogi Date: January 3rd, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lumines. Mmmm.

I know what we're doing in the art show this year.
feren From: feren Date: January 4th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
We're going to have an arsenal of entertainment this year.
hightensile From: hightensile Date: January 4th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
The Revolution Will Not Be Tele...er...listed in the program.

Knock as loud as you want, you aren't getting in ;)
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