Sadly, I did nothing of consequence yesterday except assemble chicken metaphors. I find it really hard these days to muster up energy and initiative a lot of the time. My meds need a little bit of tweaking.
However, I did pull out Guitar Hero II for the first time in ages. The game got sidetracked by construction guys being in the house during all my 'alone' time for months, and then once we finally hooked it up in the new room it fell prey to Lego Star Wars taking over the Playstation. Hooked GH II back up yesterday, and had to go on tour again because my band got erased during a system problem. Funny thing? Since I played the violin for years, one of the hardest parts about this game is that if I let my attention drift I'll play the notes using the fingers they SHOULD be for rather than what's on the display. For instance, if you have notes that scalewise are 5-4-3-2, 4-3-2-1 and you're playing on medium, the fingering is 4-3-2-1, 4-3-2-1. I'll try to play that as 4-3-2-1, 3-2-1-uh-oh and every note in the second set is off. There's also the problem of knowing the music and that a third is coming up, but the display has you playing the notes with adjacent fingers rather than skipping a finger. D'OH! On hard (which I can only do for a couple of songs), you get entirely different notes, so that doesn't so much help!
And may I gripe about the "Practice" part of "Training Mode?" That breaks up the guitar part into its various instrument voices to practice, but that is not how the game works! You don't get to choose 'rhythm' or 'lead' or 'bass'-- you cross through all of them. Practice mode should just be the adjustable-speed version of the regular stuff. *thwaps programmers*
Email spam: Good heavens, the quantities of spams I get inviting me to "satisfy her like a real man" and the like is doubly aggravating-- spam AND it's addressed to the wrong gender. Grrr... Since about August, I've also been getting a lot of spam about knockoff watches. Oh, people-- they have no idea! My watches come from Target, and I kill and have to replace the faux-leather band about 3 times a year. That's the value I place on watches!
The Namesake: Finished this movie-- much more pathos in the second half than the first, and overall we really enjoyed it.
Wednesday Night TV: Seriously, did Vincent D'Onofrio EAT his way through the summer, or what? Now his bloated face is as big a distraction as his character's tics! And on the alternate L&O: CI... why must the Chris Noth character be continually paired with redheaded gals who look like they're twelve? The new one has an added disadvantage in that her voice is so nasal and high-pitched that I can't stand to listen to her talk. :\