What a great weekend. Friday night I went over to Jeff’s place and we played Gran Turismo 3 until about midnight. Saturday morning I met Larry and Curtis for breakfast at the Black Rooster before trekking down to the comic convention (pictures to follow). The convention itself was pretty good. The real fun came from watching the freaks who were there as everything from Anime girls to the requisite Star Wars and Klingon characters. Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca from Star Wars was there as well, so that was really cool. There seemed to be more dealers than last year, and Rob from The Shining Knight said that he was definately busier than last year, so that’s a really good sign. I hung around the Artists’ Alley for a while and got to talk to both the artist on Green Lantern, and Ty Templeton (he of practically every DC comic at one time or another).

I picked up an independant comic from one of the local artists, and bought a Starman TPB. There were a ton of things I would have loved to have picked up, Transformers, McFarlane Action Figures, that sort of stuff…but I refrained.

I lost my parking ticket, so it cost $15.00 rather than 10 for parking, but it was still a great time.

Afterwards, while I was dropping off Larry, we got to talking about computer parts, and I said that if he was going to buy more RAM he should do it soon because prices will probably go up when Windows XP is released next month. We just so happened to be by College, so we stopped in at a computer shop. I picked up another 256 ram and a 40 gig hard drive for $250 (which I naturally charged to HeadsDown).

I went home and cleaned up my place for Ryan and Rich, who came over later. Char called and told me we had been approved for the new place at Elmer, so we’re pretty jazzed about that. Ryan, Rich and I sat around, drank some Corona’s, shot some Tequilla, ate some pizza, and were having a pretty good time, when Ryan started to feel foul. It wasn’t a good scene, so while Ryan flopped out on my bed, Rich and I explored the world of Black and White. We WOULD have played PS2 until the wee hours of the morning, but Rich is in a cast that immobilizes his thumb. There would have been no way.

Sunday morning we went to the Beacher for breakfast, and I took the guys up to Freeman Formal Wear to get measured. We’re good to go for at least a month. I grabbed some groceries, did some laundry, and headed home.

At home I tried to install my hard drive, but was met with some resistance, so I gave up and made parmesean chicken and pomodoro sauce from scratch for Joachim’s birthday. It was so frigging good, I can’t even believe it. All I did was take two tomatoes, some spices, an onion, three cloves of garlic, and a can of tomato paste, carmamilized the onions and garlic, threw everything else together, added a dash of Balsamic Vinegar, some tobasco, pepper, three bay leaves, rosemary, oregano, and some basil, and let it simmer for about an hour. It was perfect, and with some Rotini, made for a hell of a meal!

I then brought out a Turtles Cheesecake for Joachim (with some candles), and wished him a happy birthday.

All in all, it was a heck of a weekend. What a blast.

Album Du Jour: David Usher; Morning Orbit

DVD of the week: I got into the Dogma SE again this week and watched a bunch of the cut footage.

Movie of the week: I didn’t go see a movie this week. I know, isn’t it insane?

Game of the week: Black and White.

Website of the week: TheFourthRail.com Randy Lander and Don MacPherson’s comic reviews are back!