Monday, March 02, 2009

Sim Animals: shake your shit off edition

Okay, wtf Nintendo/EA? My wrist hurts. A lot.

The primary way to move forward in the game of Sim Animals for the Wii is to "wave your hand" (cursor) over everything. Which means I am gently shaking the Wiimote CONSTANTLY for the entire duration of play.

Which means, in 30 minutes I have unlocked a new Forest areas, a new animal, a new plant, and, oh yeah, CARPAL TUNNEL.

Am I playing this wrong, and if not, where the hell is the warning on this box about playing longer than 20 minutes? Let me just give you a rundown...

Play consists of:

  • Shake wiimote over a bush and it will drop it's goods (berries, flowers, etc).
  • Shake wiimote over animals who like you to give them lovin'.
  • Shake wiimote over animals who don't like you to piss them off.
  • Shake wiimote over the trees to drop pinecones, acorns, helicopter-seeds, etc.
  • Shake it over the plants with butterflies above them to make them spit out a seed...
  • ...then shake it some more over the spat-out seed to make it grow into a plant.
  • Shake it over a tree for about 30 seconds straight to knock the tree down altogether.
  • Shake it over the felled stump/trunk to create sticks.
Basically I am jacking off this entire forest. Men, how do you DO it!? I'm in PAIN!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Animal Crossing: Coma Edition

Ahh, the sweet lull of an Animal Crossing coma... how I've missed it!

I compare playing Animal Crossing to being in a coma, because just like a coma, the duration of play usually involves no movement, response, or anything that resembles productivity, on my part.

I can sometimes hear others speaking to me, like my boyfriend, as he comes in and out of the room, but the only reply he gets from me are in the form of yes-or-no eye blinks.

I took time off work for this launch and it was well worth it. Unfortunately, I will be returning to work tomorrow... ugh. Why must the real world interfere with my video games!?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Animal Crossing friend codes, anyone?

Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Nintendo Wii launched Nov. 16th and I bought it! However, I don't know anyone else who has it, so that means I can't visit other towns.

Total suck, Nintendo. Why do you hurt me so?

So, does anyone want to swap friend codes? My town has yummy pears. I am currently paying off my 3rd mortgage (Yes, I took time off of work in order to play this game) and I have a spare invitation to Redd's if you want it!

If you want to swap, please leave a comment below. Or email me at jenomaha (at) gmail (dot) com

I must warn you though, I do teach my townsfolk to say rather offensive things... Because, damnit, it's funny. So, if you're easily offended, don't visit my town. More than likely, my crude neighbors will move around and become YOUR crude neighbors.

Also... I have Wii Speak if you wanna chat.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Anti-social or intelligent?

I'll probably never sign up on Facebook or Myspace or any other social networking website. Do you know why? I don't think it's because I'm anti-social. Quite the contrary. I have friends and I like making new friends too. On my own terms... in R.L.

The truth is that I learned my lesson the first time. Why would I want to put myself back into an online rerun of high school? The people in high school were losers and jerks. I didn't like them 7 years ago and I doubt that much has changed. Why would I put myself through that again?

Adults who spend all their time on Facebook & MySpace fall into two categories: A. Insecure Attention Whores and B. People who didn't loathe high school and want to stay there forever and ever.

If I wanted to recycle shitty high school friends that I never liked in the first place, and pretend to give a crap about their lives again, I could just as easily dig out my yearbook and stalk them the old fashioned way - by hiding in the bushes in front of their houses or mailing them dead flowers or rodents. In fact, that might be more enjoyable than creating a MySpace account.

I voted today. I hope you all did the same. I also am having a bad week... work is really letting me down right now. And frankly things aren't going well right now in general. My dad got laid off a couple weeks ago and now my boyfriend got laid off too. I guess I could say that I blame the economy, but what's the use anymore? Too many people think everything is just peachy and are going to go ahead and vote in the G.W. Bush Clone and his extremely dimwitted sidekick.

There ought to be an IQ test before you are allowed to vote (or be nominated as V.P.)

Monday, October 20, 2008

2 years ago tomorrow.

October 21st, 2006 is the first day we met in person. You can see my silly post about our first date. You can also see how my blog posts deteriorated in the past 2 years. This isn't just because of him, but it is mostly because of him. Because frankly, in what little spare time I have outside of my hectic work schedule, I'd always prefer to be in his company.

There isn't anywhere I'd rather be.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Filling a hole.

Oh, you didn't realize that this blog was just filling a hole in a particular time in my life, and when something better came along I ditched this bitch?

Okay, well now you know.

I'm flighty and flaky and I rarely finish things I start. LOVE ME ANYWAY, DAMNIT! Closure is for the birds anyway. My mode of closure usually involves a bridge and some matches. :)

I hate to say it but if anyone cares to read or leave comments, don't be surprised or disappointed if I don't respond. Don't be surprised if this is the last entry for another year - who knows when I'll feel like writing again.

Everything is so beautiful right now... work rocks, the boyfriend rocks (we'll be 2 years in October!), and my friends seem happy and busy too. My family is good enough, maybe better than usual. It seems like it's all settling into place. This is what I wanted life to be like and I finally got here.

My last best friend is getting married November 1st - yes, that's Echo, my drinking buddy from college! She met a great guy named Dean and they're getting hitched! I'm a bridesmaid, too. I happen to be one of those people that just LOVES weddings, and especially being a part of a wedding. It's exciting to me to witness something so personal and passionate and special, made public for all to see and hear. This may be the last wedding I am a part of, since I am not planning on making any more best friends in my lifetime. It could happen, sure, but I'm pretty thrilled with the 3 I have.

I don't know if many know this, but almost 2 years ago when I first chatted with Corey (the boyfriend) online, I was actually chatting online to 4 other guys. I was signed up on a dating site and it just so happened that when it rained, it poured. When you're a geeky girl like I am, guys flock to you. Just mention video games or Star Wars or 3D modeling and they're excited.

I had 3 dates scheduled for the same weekend, each to meet 3 of the guys for the first time. Another was near asking me to meet too. I'd been chatting to Corey the most, in fact, we talked online every single day except for the days I went to Worlds of Fun with Echo. After a few weeks of chatting, I was beginning to think Corey would never want to meet - I thought maybe he wasn't as interested as I was. Finally, he did ask me to meet... on the same weekend I had 3 dates scheduled.

I just felt that he was too good to be true and I had to meet him FIRST... so I moved things around a bit to make it so I'd go out with Corey first that weekend. After we spent over 10 hours together on that first date, I canceled the others immediately.

I kinda felt like a bitch, in a way, even though I'd never even met these guys. I told them all I'd met someone else and that I was off the market. I always kind of wondered how things turned out for them. Why is it that you can be perfectly honest with someone and still feel like a jerk? Not that we would have definitely hit it off or anything, and I don't regret it, but I just kinda felt like... a guy.

So, I'm off to bed now. Maybe I'll write again sometime soon... maybe not. Who knows? I do miss writing, now that I'm sitting here doing it. I miss the useless diary-type blathering that I do so well.

P.S. I hope you all are voting this year. And by voting this year, I mean for Obama. Because any other vote would be a disgusting mistake. And speaking of disgusting mistakes, how's that Sarah Palin thing going, McCain?

Ohhhh.... too soon, John?