Sunday, June 15, 2008

Buying Music Digitally

Today I bought a song and downloaded it digitally. Another first for this old man. It was from Amazon's mp3 download thing. I still haven't bought a song from iTunes... maybe I never will. I remember downloading a MP2 file back in the day. Man I feel old. Get off my lawn!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dentist Visit

About 3 years ago I tried a new dentist office across the street from me. There was a really good dentist there, Dr Stephanie Lopez. Unlike other dentists who just scolded me and told me to brush and floss more, she actually explained to me how and why. She also did the exam and cleaning herself. Every since that time though, every time I made an appointment, I only got to see the hygienist, and never Dr Lopez. Lame. Then a few months ago they sent out a letter saying Dr Lopez had left the dental center. Hoping she was still in the area, I looked her up in the Delta Dental directory and there she was at Marina Del Rey. So I made an appointment and saw her last Thursday. She was still an awesome dentist like before, and my teeth were in good shape. Yay! So if you're looking for a good dentist, try Dr Lopez: 4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 714, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. (310)821-0839. Here's the goodie bag you get for going there!

Dental Goodie Bag

Metal Gear Solid 4 (part 2)

Ok so this is like 3 days late... :|
I got to the mall about 11:45pm. The store was open for people to go in and pay for their game, so that they could pick it up and go home and play right at midnight. There were about 30 people in line at that time. It looked pretty subdued. I wonder if any one of them really went there at 10pm... that would have been pretty boring. Inside the store there was a clerk dressed like Naked Snake from MGS3 and they had Metal Gear music playing. Pretty cool geeky.

Metal Gear Solid 4

Here's a picture of the people in line.

Metal Gear Solid 4

I was number 33 in line. They even gave me a little artbook for pre-ordering the game.

Metal Gear Solid 4

The line finally started moving. Here's a poster on the wall. I have no pictures of me inside getting my game because I didn't want to be the weird guy that kept taking pictures.

Metal Gear Solid 4

Finally I go home. The collectors edition of the game comes with a bonus DVD. It tells me to play the game first because it's full of spoilers. Heehee.

Metal Gear Solid 4

The game has a 11 minute install time while it copies stuff to the hard disk. During this time it shows Snake smoking while stupid tips go by, like "take a break every hour, throw your trash away, eat your vegetables, etc."

Metal Gear Solid 4

Finally, the game! It starts with Snake standing at a gravestone, looking really old. Lots of passage of time imagery in this game. Oh I just remember that was the same EB Games I bought Metal Gear Solid 1 from, back in 1998. SO OLD!

Metal Gear Solid 4

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4 Midnight Launch

Gamestop (formerly EB Games) at the mall (Westside Pavillion) is doing a midnight launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of the Patriots tonight (tomorrow). Since I pre-ordered the super duper collectors edition ($84.99 plus tax) I'm gonna go pick it up. Hardcore! Not really. They're suppose to have "activites" there starting at 10pm, but I don't really want to spend that much time waiting. 10 years ago I would have loved something like this. But I guess I'm just not hardcore anymore. Now I'm just old. Old like Old Snake. I just need to grow a mustache. Yes. More pictures to come when I get back from the mall.

Metal Gear Solid 4 pre-order recipt