Where Them Updates At?

November 3rd, 2011 by |

So I’m sure you have heard about some miraculous snowstorm that happened the other day in the early month of October. My first reaction to that being, “Hey, snow! Neat!” Especially since it got me off work Saturday. Unfortunately, the whole thing turned out to be this huge ordeal. When Hurricane Irene hit me a few months ago, it wasn’t too bad. It rained like crazy for a day, the power eventually cut out and the next day everything was so sunny that the streets weren’t even wet. You wouldn’t have even known a hurricane had happened if it wasn’t for the tiny branches spread all over the pavement. I got my power back in a day and my cable back in another.

The damage of the snowstorm was at least thrice as severe. Fun fact: leaves on a tree are like tiny little catcher’s mitts. When it snows in the fall, those trees get weighed down like nobody’s business. I drove a little during the storm and every other tree was leaning over, ready to snap at any given moment. Crazy dangerous. It didn’t take long for me to lose power, as well as most of the area. Huge branches and even entire trees simply tore apart and killed countless wires. Even the lack of electricity wasn’t that bad. It was the post-storm wreckage. It seemed nearly every road was blocked off in some way. Doing something as simple as going to work meant having to go through an hour-long maze of finding a path to the end.

Every cloud has a silver lining, though. With all the darkness and live, dangling cables everywhere, those little toilet paper-tossing bastards didn’t do shit on Halloween Eve. Sadly, there was very little in trick or treating too. I myself went from Saturday to Wednesday without power or heat, which is maddening, but that’s all over.

Because of that little misadventure, I was forced to skip out on This Week in Panels and Brave New World; Bold New Direction. Guess I’ll just have to lump them together with this coming week’s stuff, so stay tuned for that.

Since I had nothing much to do on my day off, I dropped my phone off at work to be charged and hit up Real Steel, which I had been meaning to do for a while. It’s a really fun movie, albeit one of the most derivative ones I’ve ever seen. The final battle is like a checklist of references from the different Rocky movies with the robot champ Zeus being like Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago rolled into one. Still, it’s like a big wrestling show with really good CGI. It tells a story that allows cool fights to happen and even if it’s all been done, it’s a good time that’ll get you cheering the heroes on. It’s worth checking out.

Despite the limitations, I was still able to get my Halloween groove going on Monday.


Yeah… that nametag probably would have looked better had I had access to a printer, but it is what it is.

I’m back, though. And thank God. After all, I don’t want to miss tomorrow’s Beavis and Butt-head.

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5 comments to “Where Them Updates At?”

  1. “What do you think’s in the burgers?”

  2. Blue Sky! Barthy burgers! Girls!

  3. Gavok your professional opinion on the Rocket Raccoon/Frank West trailers for UMvC3 has been sorely missed :negativeman:

  4. (salutes) Your costume is most excellent sir. :c00l:

  5. I remember thinking his name was, appropriately and inappropriately, “Barf.”

    Nice one.