Upcoming Trip: San Francisco!

In just a few days, I’ll be headed out with the guys for a little Okay Samurai reunion out in San Francisco, where Dave lives. Also, my paper that was due on the Monday after we get back, got pushed to the following Monday. A whole 7 more days to procrastinate! It’s just nice because I won’t have to be worrying about it all weekend. We’ll be out there Thursday night through Sunday, and I can’t wait to get out there. There are so many things to do, but here’s a list of things I really hope we get to do:

  • Visit Alcatraz
  • Watch Dave perform at O’Neill’s Irish Pub
  • Visit Minor Studios‘ office on Fremont
  • Rent bikes and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge over to Sausalito or Tiburon
  • Wii Sports showdown
  • Burritos from La Taqueria the Mission District
  • Ride a cable car at Powell St, have a Beard Papa creampuff in the food court

Those last two bullet items, I have no idea anything about, but Dave put it in the list of possible things to do, so we’ll see what happens! You can bet that Dave and I will be taking tons of pictures and videos to document the weekend…

Dreams Do Come True

I know, three posts in two days. Very unlike me. And two of them are about childish video games. I bought the Nintendo DS yesterday, and already have two games, Brain Age and of course Mariokart DS. In two days, I’ve improved my “brain age” from a weak 49, all the way to my age +1 (27). I’d like to just think I’m getting smarter.

Dreams do come true – the DS can go online. There are many games where you can use Nintendo’s free online network to challenge people to a game. I was surprised at how easy it was to detect a wireless signal, configure the wireless settings, and then get online and play people all around the world. If anyone out there who for some reason reads this (ben?) and also has a ds/mariokart, let me know! I am not playing up to my normal Super Mariokart par just yet, but watch out, I’ll perfect the game before you know it. It won’t be long before I’m pulling one of these on ya: