Become a Premium member! SIGN UP for
  • Bee
  • Gatsu
  • SarcasmoJones
  • Bonecollektor
  • twistedcaboose
  • Megatron
  • Agonizing_Gas
  • codemonkey
  • SarcasmoJones
  • Vezz
  • Gatsu
  • erinroxyfox
  • CProRacing
  • shamrogue
  • sfw555
  • SarcasmoJones
  • TwizdFred
  • Jett_Fuel
  • Y4bz
  • Gatsu
  • VengefulJedi
  • Bee
  • GunMod
  • SarcasmoJones
  • deucedriver

First night cranking along!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 01:35 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

Military Police GungalTM covers her flank...

 

 
    As this auto-posts on the HQ, the first work night of four is done, and I'm likely collapsed in a heap on my bed at the Albany pad. The first night is always the hardest, for sure, but it'll all be OK on Sunday when I get to come home to my beloved Effie!! I can't wait!!
      I noted in the gaming links today, that someone has finally started a PC Gaming Wikipedia. It's about dang time. Google is teh awesome, but it sure would be fantastic to have solutions to PC gaming problems collated in one online resource. My Sweet Gal and I were wracking our brains and putting the stress test on the Google search engine earlier in the week trying to find a solution to a Toontown launch problem on Windows Vista. No luck thus far.
      My Gamer Gal has just about completed Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It looks like there's just one more huge, annoying boss fight left before the end of the game. I watched her play some over the weekend, and I'm still enthralled with the graphics on that game. Nintendo sure manages to make 480p look awesome! For my part, I revisited Killing Floor again yesterday for just one beginner level game. This time I made it to round three before being swarmed by ravenous zombies, lol. I guess it'll take some time to learn my way around the maps (there seem to be about a zillion of them!). I should never have stopped moving, for sure. But the maps are distinctly dahrk, and the only light source I currently have is the tactical light on my Beretta M9. I had the MAC-10 SMG briefly, but I upgraded to the M4 straight away. The map I got eaten on yesterday was a pretty nifty homage to Portal's Aperture Science Laboratories, so that was pretty cool in and of itself! Moving on...
 
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 19 February 2012 on FrothyOmen
 
 
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
 

Back to work...

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 09:28 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

 GungalTM Mea Lee cosplays a very, very naughty Alyx Vance...

 

 
    It's back to work today for the ever dreaded four night work rotation when I'm away from my beloved Effie for four long, cold nights. I really, really hate having to be so very far away from home, but we all have to work. It's a blessing nowadays to have a job that even comes close to making ends meet for us. My Sweet Gal has some irons in the fire being worked on, but we're both kinda strapped right now, doing the best we can. Still, we can't complain. We have each other, and knowing she's home waiting for me gets me through the work week!! Effie, baby, I love you! I can't wait till I come home to you on Sunday morning!! Moving on...
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 18 February 2012 on WargasmicGaming
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.
GungalTM of the Day

 GungalsTM show off good shooting habits...

 

 
         My Sweet Wife was called into work today for a few hours, so I'm pretty much on my own today for a while. We got our taxes done yesterday with a minimum of muss and fuss, and then we did a few errands and headed straight back home. This afternoon, my beloved and I have to head back to the optometrist to get her prescription tweaked. Mine turned out unusually good, but hers is a bit off on the distance side.
     Not much gaming for me lately, as there really hasn't been a lot of time, really. I played one abortive round of Killing Floor, and I was impressed at how smoothly it ran on my distinctly underpowered laptop. I'll have to take it out for more of a spin when time permits. The game is an interesting hybrid of gameplay elements of Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike, and Gears of Wars' 'horde mode'. Moving on...
 
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 18 February 2012 on Niven5111
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.

Heading out to do taxes...

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 09:00 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

 SAW Gunner GungalTM stands guard...

 

 
    Another wonderful day at home with my Sweet Gal!! So glad to be home!! My beloved and I have another first today: We're doing our taxes as a married couple for the first time!! Moving on...
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 18 February 2012 on XboxAhoy
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.
GungalTM of the Day

 Videogame GungalTM Alyx Vance of Half-life 2 shows off her best wallpaper form...

 

 
    Sunday at home! After a quick (but kinda rough) drive home Saturday morning, I shared a cup of coffee with my beloved Effie. Then, my lovely wife put me to bed for a nap, and I awoke at nootime to find the new flat-screen HDTV set to hang on the living room wall! My Sweet Gal and Nan had hauled the enormous tube TV aside, moved the old entertainment center out onto the porch, and mounted the board and arm for the new TV all in a couple of hours. My own humble contribution was holding the TV steady while it was secured to the mount arm and then programming the cable TV remote for the new TV. Not much, for sure, but it was about all that was left to do. Moving on...
 

 

Featured CoD: Black Ops Video
Uploaded 15 February 2012 on timothytrout
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.

And the last night is nearly done!!!

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 02:41 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

 Leather-chaps GungalTM shows abominable trigger finger discipline...

 

 
    As this auto-posts on the HQ, I should be almost home to my honey!!! It was a rough week, for sure, like every week away from my Sweet Gal is! But it's done now, and I'll be hugging her tight, the Good Lord willing, in just a few minutes!! Effie, baby, I love you!! I'll be having coffee with you in a few minutes!!
      The only gaming news of note for me is that I bought the Killing Floor pack on Steam for $4.78. I've always liked zombies, so it seemed a natural for me to buy. Whether I can actually run the thing or not is another question, lol, but the price was impossible to resist! Moving on...
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 15 February 2012 on SlightLessEvil
 
 
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
PS.

Just one more night after this!!

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 03:08 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

Retro GungalTM accessorizes her pinstripes with a suppressed AR-7...

 

 
As this auto-posts on the HQ, the second of three nights is done, and I'm really, really anticipating going home to my beloved Effie!! The three night weeks sometimes seem even harder than the four-banger work rotations, and this is no exception.
I'm still impressed with the capabilities of the Android smartphone my Tech Gal gave me! One of the things I want to resolve for it is voice to text for sending SMS messages. I like being able to alert my wife of my progress on the voyage home, and it's both impractical and dangerous to text on the road. So, I'm hoping I can find a reliable app for Android that can do the trick. So far, the ones I've tried have been unreliable at best, so we'll just have to wait and see whether I can track one down that's suitable. Moving on...
 

 

Featured Booster Fail Video
Uploaded 11 February 2012 on XoUrBrownEyedGirloX
 
 
 
 
Call of Duty Links:
 
 
 
 
More Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
PS.

And 1st night more than half done!!!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 02:16 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

GungalTM Katrina Hodge stands tall...

 

 
    As this auto-posts on the HQ, the first night of three is done, and I'm back at the Albany forward OP, crawling into my sleeping bag for some much-needed sleep.
      My Sweet Gal is plowing right through Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. She continues to get through the major sections on the first try mostly. She's on the search now in the dungeon for the 3rd flame, so that means she's well on her way towards the point where the game glitched out on her the last time. As for me, I've been a bit off my gaming form lately. I had some fatigue issues this past week which felt like a minor head cold coming on with head congestion and runny nose really bugging me. It hasn't become a full blown thing yet, and I'm hoping, really hoping, it doesn't. 
          One of the minor errands my wife and I managed to complete on Tuesday was getting a backboard to hold the flat screen TV mount. The old tube TV, nice as it is, is on its way out the door, and the flat screen is going up probably this weekend. I'm hoping we can get it all done in one day, tho I'm not 100% sure it's doable that quick. We're looking at entertainment center solutions, too, but we want to wait till we find something the fits the space and room just right. We'll make do with something makeshift in the meantime. Moving on...
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 12 February 2012 on Niven5111
 
 
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
 
 
PS.
GungalTM of the Day

 GungalTM likes her M1A SOCOM...

 

 
    My lovely Gamer Gal and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday! We exchanged Valentine's Day gifts over our morning coffee. My Sweet Gal bought me an awesome Android smartphone, something I most assuredly would not have bought myself as long as my old non-smartphone was working. She and our son helped get me started on it, giving me some much needed technical assistance on the settings, lol. I gave my Sweet Gal an assortment of chocolates and a more practical gift for someone as handy and crafty as her, a Dremel tool. She gave me an amazing pair of Valentine's Day cards, both of which make my heart ache, they are so beautiful. I love you, Honey!!! I will love you Forever. Promise.
     We made a leisurely day of it, performing a couple of minor errands and then enjoying a wonderful early dinner at Leo's in Fishkill, NY. We usually don't get to eat much Italian at home, so it was a rare treat for us. And, best of all, we were all on our own, delighting in each other's company!
      Both of us have to work today. My Sweet Gal had to wake up pre-dawn and get off to work. I'm updating the blog more or less in real time, as the Holiday was a happy interruption of my usual blogging routine. I'm already missing my wife, and dying to be home with her again. Luckily, it's only 3 nights this week, and I'll be home, Good Lord willing, on Saturday morning to share breakfast with my beloved!! Effie, I love you, Honey!! I'll be home in just 3 nights!! Moving on...
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 10 February 2012 on iFlyILLINI
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 
 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:32 — Joker961
GungalTM of the Day

 GungalTM Marilyn Monroe aims for the heart...

 

 
    Today is Valentine's Day!! It's very special day for my Sweet Gal and me, as one year ago today, I gave her an engagement ring. What a wonderful year it has been, and I've truly never been happier! As usual on such holidays, I'm moved to compare past with present. Happily, there are no sad times to remember over the past year. My wonderful wife has made me the happiest guy on Earth, truly!! Whatever trials and tribulations we may face, we'll face together and endure them. We have each other, and anything else is gravy!!
   Effie and I wish the Good Lord will bless each and every one of you with the boundless Love and Happiness that we share.
 
   Effie, I love you, my darling!!
 
   I will love you till the Day after Forever.
 
   Promise.
 
 
Happy Valentine's Day!!
 
 

 

Featured Modern Warfare 3 Video
Uploaded 9 February 2012 on theAwfulGamerHD
 
 
    Call of Duty Links:
 

 
    More Gaming Links:
 
 
    Non-Gaming Links:
 
 
PS.
Joker961's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 08/31/2006
Points: 131
Top Members