Monday, June 25, 2007

Lots of cousins and cake

and some other stuff. Barely got to see my Dad at all the whole time I was here, but definitely lots of cousins. Played some cool games that I'll talk about later, I guess...

Mostly I just wanted to worry about my teeth since they are apparently all rotting and breaking. Or something. I had three cavities at the dentist this morning which would seem a little overkill considering I do actually brush AND even floss at times. I don't think most people floss everyday. Do they? I never used to, but now that I do I have cavities. Go figure.

I'm not saying you shouldn't floss. Obviously I just have to floss EVEN MORE.

Anyhow, I was numb and drooly and didn't get to have lunch with my friend. My other friend came over for dinner, which was cool...

This whole weekend has been a bit of a food fest. Lots of grill-outs, cookies, cakes, pies, bagels, chips, zomg. I decided to just take advantage of all the celebratory whatever and eat the food. This strategy always works ok until you're done eating.

Oh well.

To not dwell on that we will continue on with the sad teeth story. So yeah, in addition to the 3 cavities that just got fixed today, I have 4 or 5 other spots that are in danger of becoming cavities unless I stop screwing around with my teeth. I really thought I was doing an ok job, so this is rather disappointing.

I'm hoping the fillings are ok. The one in the back seems fine, but I'm worried one of the ones closer to the front is hitting my bottom teeth weird. But then, my teeth may have always done that. It's hard to tell and I don't want to waste their time looking at it if it's fine. I think maybe I'm just still sore from all the everything. They polished and water-jetted and drilled and I think maybe I need more recovery time.

Of course, I leave tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.

Anyways, what else. Well, there's a boat at the lake sometimes now. I didn't ride in it because when I got there they were already out, but when they went out a second time it was right after dinner and I was too full as well as supervising some cousins on the Wii. Ah well.

That was at my graduation party. We had it at my g-ma's house on the lake. Very nice. One of my Aunts made this spectacular strawberry pie which didn't exactly show up my mom's Stoughton Cake-- I mean, it's impossible to do that-- but since it was a new experience I was very excited about it. In fact, we have some leftovers which I will partake of tomorrow morning alongside ham and eggs. It'll be glorious. Can't wait.

Then I'm getting on an airplane, ready to outsmart Kansas City by buying TWO water bottles in mke before I go and not stepping off the plane for one second. Stupid Kansas city. I left the waiting area and saw the guard. Didn't realize the guard wouldn't let me back in! There's nowhere to buy drinks or anything once you're through security, so you have to go outside, but then you can't bring anything back through security!!! It's a nightmare. Luckily I was in the mood for some orange juice or I would've been one thirsty kid. Everyone knows airplane water sucks.

teeth teeth teeth

I had a dream last night that I was at a game press event party thing with some of the guys from 1up. It followed the theme of everyone being horribly ill. In particular, Jeremy was trying to not feel throw-uppy. I don't remember anything else happening except a lot of people dancing while I stood around, which is weird, cuz that never happens. Also a tall guy. Maybe he was a videogame character? There was something surreal going on, that's for sure.

Xav just left a while ago. I guess it was almost an hour ago now...


It was good to see him. We played games and watched youtube. Just as we should, I guess. Also ate steak which my mom grilled expertly, but which sort of hurt my tender teeth.


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rp said...


Floss every day, before bedtime.


Emily said...

Robert: Erf, no kidding. I guess I'm not screwing around anymore.

Ian: Yeah, but it's homebrewwwwww. Is someone going to actually publish it? That's what would be really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Onoes! Not homebrew!!!

...Seriously, all you need for homebrew is a $40 flash cartridge. They make pretty cheap ones now that use MicroSD cards, and there are some pretty useful things to have on the road. An AIM client, an email client, a sequencer, a program to use the DS as a PC controller, a PDA, and some surprisingly high quality Cave Story ;-)

Someone just needs to stop being a snobby :-P


Emily said...

It's not about being snobby, it's about coverage. If an indie game were being picked up a la Flow or Every Extend (etc) and being released, that is more interesting work-wise than if a guy is doing it and you can download it to your thing that Nintendo would probably rather you didn't have. I don't know that much about it, though. I do know that despite the at lest two, probably more, fan translations of Mother 3 happening people are still hoping for an official release. Plus, there's nothing wrong with Cave Story as is. You were the one just going off on how PSP is blah cuz it's just ports. Why do we need a port anyhow?

Anonymous said...

Point taken.

However, there is a distinction to be made: my complaint about the PSP is not that it has a lot of ports. It's that the bulk of its professional library (at least, of the *worthwhile* part) are just ports or adaptations of games already available on other consoles

First off, this is homebrew. You don't have to pay for it. The DS has a whole host of original commercial content that is NOT ports and adaptations. Comparing homebrew availability on one system to the commercial library on another is really an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Second, I understand that this may seem a little hypocritical, since Nintendo is absolutely notorious for this. The GBA had countless ports and remakes, as well...but there were two significant differences between that and the PSP situation:
- the games being ported to GBA were old NES, SNES, and Genesis games, which were not currently available elsewhere, and
- more importantly, there was still a large library of very desirable, original content coming out for GBA. The same is true of the DS.

Third, Cave Story is not currently available on any console or handheld. It's PC-only. And I don't think I need to explain to you how PCs and consoles are practically separate worlds in terms of gamer culture.

Fourth. more supporting arguments I'm too tired to make right now. G'night!


NOTE: I find it odd that the comments will allow bold and Italics tags, but not underline.

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