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Thursday: July 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Fed up

Name: Vin (aka dns homewrecker)
How Vin feels today: Fed up @ 2:13:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To formerly declare I am taking a much needed and well deserved day off from work tomorrow. These last two weeks have been hell. Monkey need break.

Music Stuck in Head: Mami Gato / Medeski, Martin & Wood
This album successfully got me through one of those weeks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize once again for slacking on daily grind posts
  • Note that the number of weekdaily links will soon surpass 20,000
  • Hold a party for self, bake cake, buy favors
  • Pat self on back instead
  • Take suggestions from readers on how to improve GLM (leave a comment)
  • Laugh at lack of comments

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:13 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | vacation | off | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Awesome

Name: Vin (aka daily grind slacker)
How Vin feels today: Awesome @ 10:46:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Revel in recently completed projects but to continue bug testing before reveling any further. Also, to apologize for lack of daily grind entries this week, will try harder next week.

Music Stuck in Head: Weekapaug Groove / Phish
In light of the recently announced Halloween festy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convince other half that driving from New York to Cali for a three day Phish festival is a healthy family experience
  • Plus kids under 5 get in free!
  • Find other family friendly experiences that won't cause unnecessary marital problems
  • Ask non-Phish friend about about actually going to said festival for laughs
  • Alpha: Any other bands besides Phish playing at it?
  • Me: ...no
  • Alpha: All three days are just Phish?
  • Me: ...yes
  • Alpha's illustrated response: link
  • Settle on PAX EAST next year instead

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:46 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | dailygrind | east | festival | mad | pax | pennyarcade | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Daily Grind: Temperamental

Name: Vin (aka mic jack hero)
How Vin feels today: Temperamental @ 12:26:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue chugging along at this week's coding project, stop getting frustrated when something unrelated deters me from getting this programming job done.

Music Stuck in Head: Possum Kingdom / The Toadies
This song sounds way more interesting when played from a mono jack (certain aspects of song are mixed to the left and right respectively). Makes the song a little more spookier than usual.

Stuff to do today:

  • Give a birthday shout-out to Alpha
  • Rush home early today to play newly released Special Edition of Monkey Island
  • Encourage readers to visit this URL and click the big YES button
  • Cmon, help me get written into a video game
  • Stop begging

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:26 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | monkeyisland | guybrush | contest | telltale | alpha | birthday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Daily Grind: All over the place

Name: Vin (aka waxpaper eater)
How Vin feels today: All over the place @ 3:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Some peace and quiet. It's turning out to be quite the manic Monday.

Music Stuck in Head: Certainly nothing from HSM3
No, certainly not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Explain what today's aka actually means
  • Probably better that it's not explained
  • Note that MST3K'ing High School Musical 3 makes for a great social experiment
  • Thank Ant and Cheryl for being courageous enough to participate
  • Conclusion: some parts are so bad that no jokes can be made
  • Alternatively, some parts are downright riotous

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | chiles | comedy | dailygrind | experiment | gross | mstk3 | musical | paper | wax |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Daily Grind: Relaxed

Name: Vin (aka onivan of eniladam)
How Vin feels today: Relaxed @ 12:51:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a trouble-free Friday then to knock on wood because I typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Star Wars Cantina Theme
Mostly because I can't stop playing with this online toy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Seriously, stop giggling like a seven year old girl
  • Continue on with Star Wars-related bullet points
  • Figure out your Star Wars name with this online generator
  • (mine is located in today's aka above)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | friday | soundboard | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Daily Grind: Just fine

Name: Vin (aka ancient simian)
How Vin feels today: Just fine @ 3:34:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Second day minus 'anti-stress' vitamin - feeling good. Screw you, pills!

Music Stuck in Head: Ease Back / The Meters
The hippie side of me is dancing quite awkwardly right now. Go ahead, have a Meters day - you won't regret it.

Stuff to do today:

  • Post new entry to the photoblog at some point today
  • Try out the Tales of Monkey Island demo
  • Secretly install on work computer during lunch break
  • Computer at work does not meet spec - d'oh!
  • Publicly install demo at home
  • Start working on some GLM tasks that didn't make it in time for launch
  • ...cough...POLLS...cough...DESKTOPS
  • Stop coughing

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:34 PM | Tags (3) | demo | dailygrind | photoblog |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Decent

Name: Vin (aka that guy who does that thing with computers)
How Vin feels today: Decent @ 11:45:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Figure out why I feel less stressed on days that I don't actually take an 'anti-stress' vitamin. And no, the vitamin isn't candy (B-Complex).

Music Stuck in Head: Octopus's Garden / The Beatles
''The backing vocals by McCartney and Harrison during the guitar solo were put through compressors and limiters to create a gurgling sound. Starr added the sound of bubbles being blown into a glass of water using a straw.'' - wiki

Stuff to do today:

  • Break down and pre-order Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...especially after reading some online reviews of episode 1 - here and here
  • Continue to wait patiently for full series to be available on XBLA
  • Admit that I am an Xbox achievements whore
  • Watch High School Musical again with Mad, MST3K it into oblivion one more time
  • Yes, you read that right - I want to watch that movie AGAIN (for comedy purposes only)
  • Pray that my kids aren't into this crap when they come of age
  • Having written that of course I'm now officially screwed

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 12:45 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | stress | vitamins | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Daily Grind: Rested

Name: Vin (aka kevin)
How Vin feels today: Rested @ 9:40:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy this nice laid-back feeling for as long as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing Too Tough / The Backyardigans
The in-car music of choice for the little ones. Multiple times. Every car ride.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note that that the latest Pixar offering, UP, was quite enjoyable
  • Note that the Disney 3D experience is not all that it's cracked up to be
  • ...the effects were kind of neat but overall it kind of degraded the overall definition of the movie
  • Stop being such a movie experience nerd
  • Speaking of Disney, read up some more technical explanation regarding the monorail crash
  • Wait patiently to see what LucasArts has in store today for this 'special announcement' they teased all weekend on Twitter
  • My guess is still Grim Fandango

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:40 AM | Tags (9) | games | lucasarts | monorail | pixar | up | disney | grimfandango | classic | adventure |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Daily Grind: Less Pain

Name: Vin (aka mancomb seepgood)
How Vin feels today: Less Pain @ 12:01:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and start enjoying the extended weekend and then take additional Motrin for continued neck pain.

Music Stuck in Head: Air Conditioning Unit Whirl
For some reason, this sound is all I need today.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for late start at posting links today
  • Do some house cleaning on the Facebook GLM fan page
  • Remind readers that GLM actually has a Facebook fan page
  • Find time to replay Curse of Monkey Island this weekend
  • Watch some more play through videos on Justin.tv

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:01 PM | Tags (6) | extended | holiday | life | movies | pain | weekend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Daily Grind: In Pain

Name: Vin (aka fall guy)
How Vin feels today: In Pain @ 1:42:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To figure out how I managed to survive a fall down multiple flights of steps, Chevy Chase-style, at 4am this morning.

Music Stuck in Head: Fall Down / Toad the Wet Sprocket
How appropriate.

Stuff to do today:

  • Debate making a trip over to the doctor to see if I actually managed to break something important
  • Load up on pain killers (legal ones of course)
  • Get everything prepped for work projects before holiday hits
  • Update the All About GeekLikeMe post with slightly more relevant information
  • Wish a happy birthday to my older sis

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:42 PM | Tags (5) | chevychase | clumsy | fall | miraculous | survival |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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