Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekend review for 3/7 - 8/15.

 Wednesday was my birthday, I woke up to a homemade yellow and chocolate fudge frosting cake.

 Baymax was staring at me from the corner.

  This picture is so deceiving, this Baymax Funko Pop is huge. It says it's six inches, but I think it's taller than that. And I got a sweet USB Snes controller. You will see that a little later in the post. How amazing is Melissa!? My birthday was made, I needed nothing else.

 Friday night we watched The Captive with Ryan Reynolds. It actually had a pretty well known cast. It was interesting to see Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Durand outside of X-Men. Ryan Reynolds was Deadpool and Kevin Durand was Fred Dukes. It was a pretty good movie. We actually streamed it from Amazon Prime. We decided to try it out. It was really cool. No buffering and no pauses. 

 Saturday, we ran some errands for my birthday. We headed out to GameStop and I preordered Battlefield Hardline for the Xbox 360 and Mario Party 10 for the Wii U. I was getting up sold a whole shitload. I have seen Amiibos and I know what they do, but I don't know if I want to start down that path. Funko Pops are our focus right now. Anyways, if you preorder Mario Party, you could get a gold Mario Amiibo. I said no thanks and they tried to up sell me on Hardline too. I wanted the best prices and free shipping and that's what I got. I was actually a little disappointed in GameStop, they really didn't have a lot of what I was looking for. I was looking for some Bluetooth tablet controllers and nothing. I was looking for some DS games and they had some, but not a lot. Just all around kinda disappointing. After GameStop we headed over to Jimmy Johns for some amazing as always sandwiches. I chowed down my food and we headed out to Costco. I looked through the portable hard drives and the prices weren't as good as I thought they would be. I really want an portable hard drive for just my movies. No ROMs, pictures, game saves or APKs, just movies. I have been reading mixed reviews for NAS', so I figured a portable hard drive would work for what I want also. Even the Raspberry Pi or any computer would be able to read it. Anyways back to Costco, I saw this sweet, sweet looking Vizio led flat screen with millimeter wide bezels and I started to drool. It was only $1500 too. There had to be a little more to it for that price, but it was sweet. Maybe it was 3D? We started looking at some iPod nanos. I with they came in 32 gigs instead of 16.

 We walked around some more and found a blanket Melissa had been wanting. We looked at some sweet patio furniture, a ottoman that turned into a hide a bed. That would be perfect for guests, I guess I am getting older if I'm looking at guest furniture. Ha ha. We headed over to the DVD section and Melissa found The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 on Blu-ray, DVD and HD Digital for $23.99. Reading the fine print, it was an instant rebate for $4 dollars off, sweet, I'll take it for $20 brand new. We got some desserts and we headed for the snack bar and got a pizza and swirl frozen yogurt to go. We got home and Melissa being amazing, put away all the stuff and I popped in Mockingjay. We watched that, then I turned on my Raspberry Pi to try out my new Snes USB controller.

 RetroPie, configured the controller and I was up and playing. I have to do some fine tuning in the controller config, but the controller was nice and responsive. It worked so good for Nes, Snes, Gb, Gbc and of course Gba had problems, nothing new there. I can't wait to figure out the controller config and make this a Nintendo only retro console. Saturday night, we watched a documentary called The Culture High. It was actually kind of interesting what was all being said about weed. You should check it out. The whole spring forward the clocks through us off. Before I even knew it was like 3:30 in the morning, jeez it was time for bed.

 Sunday, we had some house chores to do. We relaxed and watched some shows. We made an amazing dinner and before we knew it, Melissa had to head to bed. I started watching part 2 of the Revelations The End Of Days, I talked about before. Side note, I was trying to watch James Bond The World Is Not Enough and it kept giving errors and was unplayable. I took a closer look at the movie and found this:

 The top right edge actually has an air bubble in it. I still cannot believe it. I take such good care of my movies and it's so disheartening that one of my movies could get ruined. This movie is actually only seven to nine years old. I actually have older movies than this. What am I supposed to do? I'm gonna have to keep a close eye on all my movies now. i would advise you to check your collection out too, till next time.

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