Well, I can't say too
much for the weekend. I didn't catch the Huskies game on Saturday
since I was pretty busy. I don't even know the result, but I know
with UCLA being the opponent, it was probably not too good. I could
be wrong, but UW is going through a rebuilding year, so that limits
good results for this season. Of course, if Jake Locker leaves to
the NFL after this season (and who would risk their health and a
larger pay check in order to play a senior year at college?), it may
be another rebuilding effort next season.
I did see enough of the
Sounder playoff game to have felt good. I missed the heartbreaking
overtime, since I was moving a piano for several hours. Anyway, the
Sounders inaugural season is now officially over since Huston put
the Sounders into a place of oblivion with a goal in overtime.
Still, for being the first season, and playing such a defensive team
who's won several championships in the last few years, it was a
damned good effort that went beyond what one would expect from an
Luckily, with the piano
move I mentioned, I missed the start of the Seahawks game. I would
have turned off the TV at half time with a 17-0 deficit that the
Lions put Seattle in. Luckily, I had an hour or so to kill in the
middle of doing other things (moving a piano), so I saw the second
half and was very pleasantly surprised with a damned good come from
behind victory by Seattle. If Seattle lost to the Lions, I think my
season of NFL watching would have ended right there. Actually, being
a glutton for punishment from the Seahawks, I'd still watch.
Still, this is probably
the final Seattle victory of 2009. Once again, the Seahawks are
going 4-12 this year. Anything other than 4-12 will only happen if
our final few games of the season are against teams that have
clinched some post season action, and they want to rest their best
players. It's sad when the only guarantee with the Seahawks is that
they can only tackle mediocre challengers.
I also finished Ratchet
and Clank Future: A Crack In Time this weekend. However, I'm not
done. I am now in challenge mode (the second play through) to get my
weapons to level 10 so I can tackle the option uber-boss. Plus, I'm
only a few collectables shy of getting 100% on my game file. I will
not get the trophy for beating the game on hard, but I will do
almost everything else that the game can offer me.
I obtained a piano
yesterday. Moving a piano is as painful as the old time comedy
movies would lead on to think. They are heavy and I'm in a world of
pain right now. With that in mind, I'm done trying to be coherent
and will now crumple into a broken mass.
I've been a bit bad on
updating anything this week. Let's just say it's been a perfect
storm of lame. At least when it comes to my posts. I've had
blackouts, lack of computer at work (making me have a need of using
my home PC as a work one and not wanting to do any fun stuff when
the drudgery is done), chaos at work, and have felt pretty crap-tastic
from side effects of a flu shot. In other words...I need this
The two things
I've done is play Rock Band and Ratchet & Clank. I finished R&CF:ACiT
this week and moved on to the beginning. I'm now about 1/3 of the
way through (my guesstimation could be off) the original R&C. It's
hard trying to play this game when I just played all three parts of
the PS3 R&CF saga. It's definitely unusual to go back to when
Insomniac was being more conservative (more subdued) in the game's
trademark wacky ways. Plus, the visuals and controls are definitely
not as polished. Most of all, the game plays a lot differently when
you don't have weapon upgrades to deal with.
Still, I will aim
to finish R&C so I can move on to the next game. I picked up, for
about $14, the next two R&C games from Gamestop (used, of course),
and I've heard they should be a lot more familiar to a R&CF player.
I also played the
new White Stripes pack on Rock Band. I can't say too much since my
hands were numb from the cold when I was playing. So, the guitar
took on an unnatural challenge as my fingers struggled with anything
that was thrown at them. The only thing I can say is that this pack
featured another devil head song on guitar (Iggy Thump) that just
didn't live up to the challenge of that tier. It's a lot like Almost
Easy, except I never could beat Almost Easy with numb fingers.
Speaking of Rock
Sgt. Pepper is coming next Tuesday to The Beatles Rock Band.
Rock Band is getting the long expected AFI five pack and Walk Like
I can do without
AFI, but everything else sounds fun. It looks like my wallet is
going to be hurting next Tuesday.