Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Little Magical Lego Action

 I have been playing Borderlands 2 and now that they are going to raise the level cap again, I am not in a big hurry to fight through Ultimate Vault Hunter. I am already a 61 so I am not gaining any experience points at all. I have a inventory full of Legendary, Pearlescent and even a couple Seriph weapons. I have yet to find a single Seriph Crystal and I can't get any of the Invincibles to drop any heads/skins (the ones that are supposed to drop them). So, I am taking my time.

 I was burnt out on intense games so I popped Lego Harry Potter 2 into my Xbox 360. I already have 100% in the first one and had thought I had finished the second one. However, once I started it up I realized I hadn't even gotten very far, the first two areas at best. My oldest daughter had borrowed it and taken it back to college with her so I hadn't even looked at it for a long while.

 Needless to say, this game fit the silly-but-fun bill and I have just completed the main story. Now to get some freeplay in and earn 100% in this one too. I think I am going to try to get 100% in every Lego game released on the 360.

Besides, I am trying to potty train a 3 year old so playing a game I can pause and walk away from at a moments notice is rather valuable at this time.

Tomorrow, it's fun in the sun at our friends' home so very little gaming tomorrow for me.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Little Bit of Country

I have pretty much been stuck on playing Borderlands 2. I am down to needing two achievements and I'll need to get two characters up to level 31 before I can even attempt to unlock them - so play I must. I am also having a bitch of a time getting Terramorphous to drop the siren skin and head. It dropped once when I beat him but the head glitched and it couldn't be picked up. Haven't seen it since. The whole thing pisses me off really. I really need someone to create an app that has a list of heads and skins that will allow a person to check off what they have and give information on how to obtain each one. GO!

So on to the real reason for this post: a young lady I have watched grow, and has an amazing voice, has released a single through a record company. Apparently, this song was supposed to be done by Faith Hill but it was cut from her album so our little Candy got to record it instead. The recording was released on YouTube and it is going to be on iTunes (if it isn't already). I want to help give her a boost so I am posting the YouTube link here.

The song is "No Greater Love" and this singer is Candy Campana. Give it a listen and feel free to share it.

On a side note, I know for a fact she had a cold when she recorded this. not bad for a sick person. LOL

Monday, July 15, 2013

A New Goal (Or Two)

 Recently, I have been spending a lot of time playing games. Yes, more than usual. Don't judge me. Anyway, I am about to write up my 2 second review for the week and start my third review game. However, I have been trying to take some time out to play games just for fun. Enter Borderlands 2. 

 My dear friend Dave C. works at a camp in the summer and Borderlands is that series we love to play together and with out other friend Chris R. We have a ridiculous amount of fun whenever we are all together. Even if we are just dicking around and goofing off. Anyway, enter my nefarious plan -- I plan on having 100% of the achievements in Borderlands 2 before Dave gets back from camp. I know, I am truly evil. He hasn't even seen the new DLC because he's been away. I am down to needing three achievements, all character based so I had better get busy and get these knocked out. 

 My 3 year old has decided potty training is a good thing. My next goal is to get her to grasp the concept of pulling her panties down BEFORE peeing in the potty. She just doesn't seem to get that part. I am proud of her for understanding the idea of the potty so quickly but damn, I am tired of washing tiny undies. 

I really need to start going through my embroidery and getting more serious about packing stuff up. This move to Colorado will come quicker than I think and even though we are in limbo right now as to when, it's better to be ready than not. 

This heatwave we are having isn't helping my motivation to do anything. It's hot and not just hot, it's bloody humid. I swear I am living in Hell's sauna right now. The kids refuse to play outside, not that I blame them, and would rather sit in the air conditioned house. I was going to go for a run but decided to forget about it. I don't think it's safe to be running in this heat. The last thing I need is to end up with heatstroke or worse. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chaos, Inc.

My life has turned from nearly normal, for me anyway, to sheer chaos. The move date for Colorado is still up in the air and all this instability is making me crazy. I hate being "held hostage" by a company that hasn't released all the details to its employees. IT and other departments know what is going on for them but labor does not. Labor has a union contract to contend with and while I know that is making things far more difficult for the negotiations--can we get some information PLEASE! My needs are simple: I want to know when I can expect the new company to take over, are the other regions locking out hires from Ohio and when do I need to plan to move. Is it really that difficult to tell me these things?

My anxiety and stress levels have been so high, I actually dreamed my bed was trying to eat me. Of course that led me to not be able to sleep since every time I dozed off, it felt like I was sinking into my bed and it was trying to swallow me. Crazy, I know but I can't help what my subconscious gets up to. Next time, I sleep on the couch.

 On the home front, my poor college graduate daughter can't find a job. She's frustrated beyond belief and I do not blame her one bit. She has experience but no one wants to give her a break. She's now looking in the Cleveland area for a job in the hopes she has a better chance there. If she gets one, we will be saying goodbye to her much sooner and she won't have a car so we won't see her often. She really needs a car just so she can travel to Akron to visit her younger sister. I made them promise to stay close and see each other even though we (their parents) have moved to another state. They both have the option of moving with us but they are just starting their lives here and aren't ready to move. I get that.

 I am attempting to get my now 3 year old to potty train. I would probably have better luck teaching a cat to love water. She is so damned stubborn. She has the basic concept down but doesn't want to take the time to use the potty. My washer is getting worked over that's for sure.

 As for gaming; I am working on getting all the achievements in Borderlands 2 before my friend Dave gets back from his summer job in the Poconos. I just want to see his face when he has to catch up to me. *giggle* Yeah, I know, I am pure evil.

 I just finished a review for The Last Door. If you are a fan at all of point-and-click games, grab this one. It's pretty awesome. It's being done in chapters and the devs are asking for donations so they can keep making it. Please fund them if you like the game at all. On a side note, I saw people griping about the "terrible graphics" and I think those people missed the point of the game. It's a throw back to the old days of 80's adventure games so they went with 80's graphics. It's supposed to look like that. Not sure why some people think the only way a game is good is if it has the most realistic graphics ever. Hell, that's probably why most of these great companies are now closed or bankrupt. They are trying to meet the demands of an unreasonable community when a game can be fantastic with a good story and gameplay. Borderlands 2 is a perfect example. When the first Borderlands was released there were people bitching and moaning about graphics. I am not kidding. But, the game was amazing and the second one built upon the things that made the first one so fun. See? It doesn't have to look real to be good. Geez.

 I have two more games I am reviewing, a couple of JRPGs so my gaming time has been taking up by that. Anyone that has played a JRPG knows how time consuming this genre is. My PS3 is getting a workout. Installing these games has convinced me I need a bigger HDD for my old 60GB. I guess it's time to upgrade to a 500GB. I am still trying to save some money for a 3DS XL and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'd like to get it before the move since I will be stuck in a hotel and I will have 3 kids with me.