Posts Tagged ‘Cop-out

03
Jul
09

The Weekend Cop-out, Wherein Dueg goes Upstate

Heya everyone!  Quick post today to let all my regular readers know that I’m gonna be out of town this weekend and won’t be making any posts until maybe Sunday night, but probably not till Monday.  I apologize to everyone for the lack of Friday Strats posts lately, which I was supposed to start up again today and for anyone who will be missing the Saturday RP this week.  However, when you’re fiancé’s parents offer you their vacation house in Cooperstown, NY, where the baseball hall of fame is located, for the fourth of July, well, you go.  Sorry again, but I’ll be back in a few days and until then, you’ll just have to be satisfied with knowing that I’m having an awesome time!

Happy 4th!

-Dueg

14
Jun
09

The Sunday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg’s Saturday Evening is Awesome

So last night Mrs Dueg was working on a little home project, sewing up some pillows for our couch and watching Anne of Green Gables, which she had checked out from the library.  Though all of this is wildly entertaining for me, I figured that she didn’t need my monkey ass rattling around the house and decided to have some Dueg time.  So I wondered into the village in order to see Land of the Lost.  I love me some Will Ferrel and I was a fan of the original series, campy though it most definitely was.  I would say that this movie is quite hilarious as I was laughing the whole time, but the plot itself is fairly weak, so don’t be expecting Shakespeare or anything.  Still, if you like stupid comedies, and Dueg does, I definitely recommend it.

So after it ended, I wondered further into the village over to our local book store.  Now, anyone who reads WoW.com may have noticed a short post Friday advertising Christie Golden’s visit to a bookstore in Huntington, NY, which is where I live.  The venue, Book Revue, is well known locally for all the big gets that they get, including such people as Anne Rice, Bill Clinton and Buzz Aldrin.  So since the movie ended at 6:40 or so and the event started at 7, I decided to attend.  So I walked in, purchased my copy and sat down, waiting for the event to begin, but also having fun being a lurker and listening to all the various WoW stories floating around me.

There was the young couple, getting married and thinking about having a WoW themed wedding with a string quartet to play the game music and everything.  There was also the avid gamer couple who had met on Ultima online and the wife had created a horde banner which had already been signed by Chris Metzen and would now hopefully have Ms. Golden’s name on it as well.  Then there was the arms warrior talking about his hatred of OP paladin in arenas while extolling his undead’s psychosis of being “Lord of Cats” and who would whisper to his cat.  I also got a kick out of the woman who had created to the banner passing her roguish wisdom down to the seven year old who had come with his dad and sister with the sister obviously just not into it.

The event itself was pretty cool with Ms. Golden reading the prologue and chapter 5 and then taking questions.  I myself asked her a couple of questions about how she handles the lore process when dealing with the world of Azeroth and which authors she likes to read.  She recommended The Lovely Bones, apparently about a 14 year old girl who is raped and murdered and watching how her family is dealing with it from heaven.  Though the content sounds heavy, she assured us that it’s actually somewhat of a comedy and a pretty good read and I’ll say that my interest is definitely peaked.

So finally she did the book signing  and I, being the super nerd that I am, had her sign it to my character.  When she saw that she was all, “ZOMG, Dueg, as in Holy Dueg?  You’re like the bestest blog on the web and I totally think you’re awesome, will you bear my children?!”  And was all, “Oh, Christie Golden, would that I could, but my life is here and my true love is Mrs. Dueg.  Were it not so, you and I could run away together and write blogs and novels on some white sanded beach in the bahamas for the rest of our lives.”  I then woke up and handed her my book so she could actually sign it.

Mmm, your jealousy is so delicious

Mmm, your jealousy is so delicious

So that was my Saturday evening, one of the best I’ve had in a while.  And now I am off to have a gloomy Sunday filled with garden work, laundry and cleaning.  Man, Mrs Dueg is such a slave driver.  I totally should’ve run away with Christie Golden.

-Dueg

07
Jun
09

The Sunday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg has a Birthday!

b-day comic

lol, Cairne is old

-Dueg

31
May
09

The Sunday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg is a Filthy Liar

Pictured: My nemesis

Pictured: My nemesis / best friend

What?  Huh?  *peers around, blurry eyed*  Oh, that’s right, Sunday RP, like I promised yesterday before I went to the wedding.  The wedding with the open bar… that glorious, beautiful open bar where Jack Daniels waterfalls flow into rivers of Coca-cola, whispering to Dueg.  Telling him that it’s ok, one more drink will help him dance better.  See that disapproving look from Mrs Dueg?  It won’t look so disapproving through blurred vision.  Oh yes, it was quite a night… at least I think it was quite a night.

Point being that I am in no condition to be writing RP.  I’m hardly in any condition to be writing RP.  Plus I have to go to a birthday party for Mr.s Dueg’s sister and swing by my brother’s house to drop off my sister-in-law’s birthday present.  Busy day for Dueg.  Anyways, I’m going to try my absolute best to get an RP post this week in order to make up for the missing one this weekend.  Again, I apologize and trust me when I say that I’ve learned my lesson and will not be drinking the devil’s water again… says the filthy liar.

-Dueg

30
May
09

The Saturday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg has a Wedding to Attend

FormalDueg

I'd rather be playing WoW

Heya everyone, sorry about this but there won’t be an RP post today because I have to attend a wedding this afternoon.  I had hoped to be able to write it up this morning, but between having to make breakfast, picking up the last part of the gift for the happy couple and still having to bathe my filthy self and get ready, my time is somewhat limited.  But worry not, faithful readers, all both of you, for I shall return tomorrow with the RP post, and it shall be glorious fantastic a post.

Anyways, I must run now as Mrs Dueg is yelling at me to get my butt in the car.  So until tomorrow, I hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday (I know it’s gorgeous on Long Island right now) and I’ll see everyone here tomorrow for a little RP action.  TTFN, Ta-Ta For Now.

-Dueg

16
May
09

Over the River and Through the Woods…

Heya everyone, just wanted to swing by real quick and let you all know that I won’t be making my usual weekend posts today and tomorrow.  I have to go to Pennsylvania with Mrs Dueg this morning for a wedding shower that a friend of hers is having.  I had hoped to have this morning’s post written up at least and skip over my usual Sunday post, but I just wasn’t able to take the time this week to write it up and there’s only a couple of paragraphs on it now so it’ll just have to wait.  Sorry about the short notice, but don’t worry because I’m come bearing 90’s alternative rock!

Enjoy, and I’ll be back on Monday!

-Dueg

10
May
09

OMG, Star Trek Rocks

Pictured: Something that rocks

Pictured: Something that rocks

Heya everyone!  Sorry that I didn’t make my promised RP post today, but I have been out of the house since about 10 this morning, and am actually posting this from my brother’s house right now.  You see, we went to Mrs Dueg’s family’s house this morning for Mother’s Day breakfast, at which my point my brother called me to see if we wanted to go see the new Star Trek movie.  Being the huge Trek fan that I am, I immediately accepted.

My brother actually lives close by Mrs. Dueg’s family’s house, so we just went straight over there, had a couple of beers, hung out and went to see an afternoon matinee.  I was blown away.  If you’re a fan of the original series, hell, of Star Trek in any incarnation, you owe it to yourself to go see this movie.  It is very smartly written and it does the one thing that I want most from a reboot, which is that it just feels like the original.  We immediately came back to my bro’s house and spent a couple hours talking about how awesome the movie was.

Now we’ve got a pizza on the way and some hardcore Sorry board game action seems to be brewing, so it seems like the blog will have to take a back seat for today.  I know, right after my 100th post and everything.  How embarrassing.  But, as they say, shit happens.  Don’t worry, I will make it up to you soon somehow, possibly with a double post one day.  Till then, live long and prosper, gentle jerkwads.

-Dueg

03
May
09

The Sunday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg Notices Something Missing

Sorry for a bit of a late post today, my friends, but I have been pretty busy all day and only have a few moments now.  But I felt that it was of supreme importance that I make it to the computer for at least a few moments today in order to warn you of a most dastardly plot put upon me by the most evil of entities, Blizzard.  I know, “But Dueg,” you say, “how can someone out-dastardly you?  Look at that fine mustache you have, for Pete’s sake!”  To which I respond that Blizzard must have a mustache that curls out about a foot on each side of it’s massive, yet stylish face in order to have done so, but there it is, they’ve done it.

What have they done, you ask?  What could possibly have me up in arms to the point where I’m forced to make a post about it, exposing their vile schemes to the world?  Well I’ll show you gentle jerkwads, if you’ll just stop asking so many questions!  Take a look at this stock photo:

Adorable

Adorable

Now take a look at this pic taken just moments ago:

Vile

Disgusting

Now, other then the change of clothes, can you tell me, what’s missing from pic two that’s in pic one?  Do you see it?  That’s right.  Blizzard has stolen my ears.  Why they would the perpetrate such a vile crime upon such a good and well meaning individual such as myself we’ll probably never know, but I can only say this one thing: Blizzard, this means war.  I’m not sure how, and I’m not sure when, but I promise you, Dueg will have his revenge.  Oh yes, it is on like Donkey Kong till the break of dawn.

-Dueg

26
Apr
09

The Sunday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg Shows off His Ninja Skillz

Heya everyone gonna make this one short and sweet cause I’m throwing a bbq this evening in order to celebrate the first truly hot and fantastic weekend of spring.  This week I wanted to show off all the work i’ve been doing in my dining room for the last month and a half.  You see, for anyone who didn’t know, When we bought our house the dining room actually had a couple of closets in it, cutting it pretty much in half.  Here’s a pic of the dining room from when we were standing between the closets which were in an archway heading into my fiance’s office:

Yeah, a little cramped

Yeah, a little cramped

So we decided that those bad boys had to come down.  And so it was that I focused my chi and rage into a tiny white hot ball of fire, and I struck with all my fury!

KEEEEEEE-

KEEEEEEE-

YAI!

YAI!

By the way, I know that I’m desperately in need of a haircut during the demo pics, I don’t see why you had to point that out, sheesh.  Anyways, lemme give you an idea of how big these closets were:

And there was another one on the opposite side

And there was another one on the opposite side

And in case I wasn’t sure that the previous owners were totally bonkers, I submit to you Exhibit A:

What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture?

I’ll tell you what’s wrong, look at that color!  What is that?  Puke?  Gross.  Plus they actually cut off the molding for the window so they could stick a couple of extra inches onto the closet!  And the ceiling that got torn up when they installed it, cost me a hundred bucks to get a plaster guy in here, sheesh.  Anyways, I digress, these people were whack jobs, here’s a pick of what the dining room looked like after we pulled down those travesties to God:

You can see the closet outline on the ground there

You can see the closet outline on the ground there

So after we got the plaster guy in, we were able to finally start painting, first, the ceiling:

Like a warm, summer sky.

Like a warm, summer sky.

Then the walls:

Like a warm, summer... uhm... light brown... colored... thing

Like a warm, summer... uhm... light brown... colored... thing

And finally put an extra glossy coat on the base molding, sanded as much of the closet outline on the floor (we’ll have to get them refinished before it’s complete gone), put some finish restorer on the table and bought a new chest of drawers for the dining room.  and so I present to you our final product:

I guess it will do

I guess it will do

As you can see, we still need to put that poster up in the background there and we’ll be getting some sort of chandelier to hang over the table.  We also want to scrape and paint that radiator, we just haven’t decided what color to go with yet.  Still, it feels good to have a functioning dining room again after a month or so of having it in various stages of progress.  Till tomorrow, take it easy everyone, I’m off to drink some beer and eat some meat!

-Dueg

18
Apr
09

Saturday Cop-out, Wherein Dueg has Played too much WoW

Hey everyone, sorry about this, but I’m gonna postpone the usual Saturday RP until tomorrow.  With Ulduar hitting this week and the Argent Tournament and general 3.1 sweetness, I’ve been staying up very late all this week and my brain is a little fried this morning due to a 5 hour Ulduar 10 man run last night (still no Dueg loot either, ugh).  I tried to sit down and write some Saturday RP goodness, but restarted the opening paragraph about five times before I realized that I’m just not feeling it today.  I’d rather wait till tomorrow and write up a chapter that you’ll enjoy instead of just phoning it in and force a post that’s crap.

I also have a lot on my plate today other than the blog since it’s the first really nice day of spring here on Long Island.  Mrs Dueg and myself are gonna be spending some quality time together, maybe hit a park, go to the local nursery, do some gardening and yard work, the whole shebang.  Don’t worry though, I won’t be making a habit out of this, although we do have some more 10 mans scheduled next week to help gear some of the other guildies out, so I may end up switching the weekend days again next week depending on where I am mentally.  All I can tell you for sure is that I will definitely get some sleep tonight and be back bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow morning.

Anyways, I gotta scoot, but before I go, I’ll let my cat sum up how I’m feeling today:

She leads such a hard life

She leads such a hard life

-Dueg




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