The Most Amazing July Fourth Weekend Ever!

The title of this post is misleading. In fact, it’s a flat-out lie. Our July 4 weekend wasn’t amazing by most accounts. But it was pretty relaxing, and I haven’t quite gotten my mind back into “work” mode yet.

Most importantly, we finished busting up the concrete. That’s a good job done. It’s all been cleared out and now we have to dig out some space, bury the body, put in sand and gravel, and then put in the pavers. Did I say that bit about the “body” out loud? I didn’t mean “body”. That was a typo. I meant “Treasure of the Templars”.

We also spent a fair amount of time replaying the PS2 game Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II. I’m really itching to get that Lego Star Wars game soon, but in the meantime we enjoy returning to these old two-player hackfests.

We visited with my cousin Trey, in town for some work. We had some dinner, hung out some, played a boardgame, and I got him hooked on the new Doctor Who. Do you want the fifth episode, Trey? Then dance! Dance for your new master!

Speaking of Doctor Who, I also fired up the DVD burner to try and make DVDs of the new series, but I’ve had limited luck. Despite Dan being able to make a DVD of the first four episodes with no problems at all, I haven’t been able to do so. I managed to get episodes 5-8 burned as a DVD, with some effort, but no dice on anything else. I don’t know what the problem is, if I am missing a codec or what. I’m a complete n00b when it comes to this stuff, so any advice is appreciated.

I also dug into the comics stack a little. Finally read the second Rex Mundi trade. That’s not a bad book, but unless they’re planning on making a major twist, isn’t it a bit too late to be hauling out this hoary old “mystery” again? *cough*DaVinciCode*cough*. I also finally read Vimanarama and really enjoyed it. TJ loaned me Queen and Country: Declassified about twenty years ago and I finally got around to reading it, and I also caught up with the third trade of The Losers.

Mostly, though, we relaxed. We had plans to go to Six Flags, but car problems intervened, and ultimately, that seemed to me like more work than I wanted to do. Becky made some mix CDs, we took some walks with the dog, I straightened up the office, and we grilled some steaks. I also goofed on the computer some, and I’ll talk about what I was doing in another post. All in all, a fine, fine holiday.

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4 Responses to The Most Amazing July Fourth Weekend Ever!

  1. Your wonderful father says:

    Why don’t you watch “Barchester Chronicles”?

  2. Dave says:

    Why don’t you watch “Barchester Chronicles??

    Becky did!

  3. Blasterhappy says:

    Dance huh? You would make a good Dalek!

  4. Greg Burgas says:

    Rex Mundi started before The Da Vinci Code came out. So Brown ripped them off. It’s just their bad luck they’re doing a serial instead of a novel.