Work has been absolutely insane the last few weeks.  As the newspaper industry transitions into new media and struggles with a terrible economy, I’ve been involved with several key projects.  As I typically I update my blog during the downtime at my office, my poor little website has been gathering dust.

Things are finally starting to calm down, so I’ve tried to sneak in an update for the ravenous fan of my website.  I really enjoy blogging, but this update is mostly to get her off my back.

Last weekend Kari and I went to Eminence to assist in the family concessionaire business.  Its tons of fun to work in the fast paced world of fried foods.  The key is to do it in very small doses.  I would hate doing this as a career.  I love sneaking away to Eminence and the weather was absolutely perfect.  Unfortunately the only souvenir from the Arts & Crafts I took back with me was a nasty burn on my elbow (thanks to my brother).  Check out the Arts & Crafts pictures from my brother’s Flickr site.  Mark also took this great video of my mom playing with a stick.

 

Most of my free time at home has been spent looking for a house to buy and playing Warhammer Online.   On Monday we found out that the offer we made was accepted and we’ve begun closing procedures.  Hopefully this will give me more time to play Warhammer!

Warhammer is the next great MMO from the makers of Dark Age of Camelot, a game I spent way too many hours playing.   Its based on the Games Workshop tabletop game and is more Player-versus-Player focused than  World of Warcraft.   Several of the guys I played WoW and DAOC have joined up on the same server and we relaunched the old guild, Infinite Darkness.

The Rock Band stage kit is almost available for the public!  This is my favorite game, there’s nothing quite as fun as belting out classic rock songs and pretending you’re Steve Perry or  the lead singer from the Silversun Pickups.  I can’t wait until the next Lan Party when I can see some of the STL LAN crew testing out their mic skills.

Speaking of Rock Band, they recently updated their website with a new Merch section.  You now have the ability to get posters, t-shirts, stickers, and even 6″ figures made in the likeness of your virtual bands!  Look for Zombie Nation 2000 posters to be appearing on store shelves soon!