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Thursday, December 31, 2009

New house pics

Hopefully this works, never tried sending pics to the blog.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two more days!

Two more days until we move into the new house. More scares but someone or something is defiantly looking out for us.

There is a way to get pictures on here, but I am not sure how it works. I will keep investigating.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Have a safe holiday season!

The Texas Casteels.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wow! Email/Mobile Posting!

Now things are going to get dangerous! I can post anywhere! Any time! Muwahahaha! No more inturruptions in service! No more distract... ohh shiny!

Steam Sale!

For those of you who use Steam (www.steampowered.com)there is a HUGE sale going on right now. Huge savings on premier titles. For example the Eidos collection is only $50 and it includes the recently released and highly acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum. Also as of this writing, Grand Theft Auto IV is only $7.49. Check it out, great deals.

A big web-out to Ryan over at Gamers Platform. He graciously gave me Left 4 Dead 2 for the holidays. Run on over to Gamers Platform and check out what he has to say.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Woohoo! We got it!

We have been approved for our rental! Woohoo! 2400 square feet of spacious coolness! I will try and get some pictures up shortly.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Please pray!

We found the most wonderful house. Please pray for us as we submit our application today. If it all goes through, I will get some picturs up here shortly!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So painful...

So very painful! These are the results from the temporary housing we are in.

Not much happening

Still trying to find a permanent place to live. The temp housing we are in is really nice, we are actually investigating trying to live there (in a different unit up the road).

I'm hungry. Maybe I will go find a burrito.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weird, had some DNS issues for a couple of days. Not sure what really happened.
I start the new job tomorrow. I am extremely excited. Oddly, I only work for a week until I get two weeks off for the holidays.

Oh, I also want to post a web-out to the good folks over at GamersPlatform. The guy that runs it is an old friend of mine, and he is starting to ramp up his reviews and commentary. Good stuff, check it out!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Austin

Here I am! Austin!
Exhausted.

2 Degrees below is a good beer.

More later.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

When it rains it snows...

So, trying to pack etc for the move and it is snowing. Oh, and I am sick and have completley lost my voice.

One good thing, thank you to MarkXII and Jessi-Rose for taking in and fostering Trinity. I know they are big animal lovers (as is evidenced by the pug (akuma) cat(Sgt McLuvin) and rabbit (Name unknows, AKA death vermin).

Thank you guys so much for taking her in and finding her a good home. Perhaps some day she will come out from under the couch.

More later as I feel worse... :(

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday fun!

Ok, we just got back from my brother and sister-in-law's place NC. The kids all had a great time and I think all the adults did too. I am thinking of it as a dry run for the road trip to in two weeks.

Right now I am getting ready to scrub the kitchen and bathrooms in the house. What joys! Today the wet-rooms... tomorrow THE WORLD! Or at least the yard.
I have to say "getting ready" because I am waiting for the allergy medicine to kick in. There is nothing worse than scrubbing under the fridge with a runny nose. As it is, the Zerg-Creep that is under the fridge is pretty scary.

So I am getting really excited about the new job. The opportunity is awesome and I think it will be a tonne of fun.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Workin in a coal mine...

Starting to clean and pack the house. We have a couple of weeks, but really only about 4-5 full days as I am still going into the office and Kier has the minions to deal with.
Hoping to get a lot done prior to the 2nd. I want the "pre move inspection" (where they come to see how much crap we have) to go pretty easy. Right now we are already anxious to get out of the ghetto and into our new home.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Austin Project

So a lot of people have pestered me about my upcoming project. I finally broke down and will tell you. I am going to work as a consultant for the Catholic Church. I will be helping build a new MMORPG. The Tentative title is "Rise of the Apostles".
I actually have some concept art that I will try and get up soon.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recent Games

So, I have not been playing a lotof games lately, but one I HAVE been playing a lot of is travian. It is kind of an old school web based Civ game. It is free, but you can pay for some of the features.

Check it out, and if you decide to play, use Server 10 on the .com domain (http://s10.travian.com) It is the youngest server so you wont get killed right away.

I am also playing Evony on server 94. Look me up under the name "SirRhosis"

Maybe more later.

Muisc or Misery?

What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns or watching violent videos afraid that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands, of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery, and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
--HF

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Austin Bound

So I accepted the offer to transfer within my company to a new studio. The new studio is in Austin ad I will be moving my family there within the next few weeks.

We are very excited but personally I am very scared. This is huge and I am worried about how difficult it will be and how I will overcome those difficulties.

I do not have any concrete dates yet, but tentatively I will be starting in the new studio on December 14th. I am very excited about the new project... it will be even cooler than the last.

For those of you who are curious, if I display where I work or what projects I have worked on I have to do a lot of disclosure crap with my company. As I don't want to deal with all that you will have to suffer the mystery. Most everyone knows whereI work anyway, so it is not a huge deal.

I will try to get this set up for easier posting, but no guarantees.

Try Try again

Ok, so I am going to try this again. I have had several complaints/requests about the blog (or lack therof).

For my new readers, please remember that I am a great speller and a terrible typist.

This post will be short as Iam still trying to get everything set up.