Category: Oooh shiny!

Gadgets, jewelry and other things that attract gemini.

Wii vs. PS3

Many have looked at the impending console war for the next-gen machines and concluded that it would be a battle between Sony and Microsoft. So many people have discounted Nintendo’s contribution as irrelevant that I think they all need to take a look at this.

The wait in line to play a PS3 at E3 is thirty minutes. The wait to play Nintendo’s new console (ridiculously named, the “Wii”) is three hours. According to the above article, people are walking away from the Wii impressed.

So here’s my take. Nintendo’s name for the console is stupid, I can’t argue that and I won’t even try. I liked “Revolution” much better. However, their main goal with this console was to get it into the hands of everyone, both gamers and non-gamers and give everyone a fun gaming experience. They’ve hit their target dead-center.

I will probably buy a PS3, mostly because I want to get my hands on Lair and it’s a cheap entrance into the world of Hi-Def DVD compared to how much the initial stand-alone blu-ray players are going to cost.… [Read More]

I call bull****!

Since Sony’s press conference yesterday with regard to the PS3, every major news network on the planet has been reporting a delay in the release. The problem with this is, there is a delay, but not for the North American market. Sony never promised the North American release of the PS3 before November of this year. Not once, ever. I dare you to find an article to prove it.

Sony had announced that the PS3 would be ready for Japan “some time in late spring of 2006 with a worldwide release following it some time in the late fall.” If those aren’t the exact words of their statement, they are incredibly close. We weren’t going to see it before Christmas anyway.

Just had to share.… [Read More]

Music

Yesterday, I had all of my homework done, so I went out with Angel and wandered about town with her. On the way to drop her off, we picked up my son and introduced him to “My Chemical Romance” a punk-ish band that’s been tearing up the music scene for the last year.

Knowing that my son really likes Green Day, I figured it was a good idea to go out and dig up some more bands for him to listen to. I’ve only recently learned that my son has musical tastes similar to my own. For anyone who has never ridden in my car, you should know that my musical tastes range far and wide and lean toward the obscure. I love anything that could even be remotely construed as rock, yes that includes some pop music. I’m still a huge fan of U2 and have been for as long as I can recall listening to music.… [Read More]

Madly in Love With My Naked Zen!

The Naked Zen, as it is coming to be called around my house, has been loaded up with some music. Most of it is stuff I’ve been meaning to listen to, but hadn’t gotten around to listening to. On that list are the following bands: My Chemical Romance, Harvey Danger, Howie Day, James Blunt and Ryan Cabrera.

Just a brief review here, Harvey Danger is really interesting and unique. I referenced them on my blog a while back. They are the band that released their album, “Little by Little” via BitTorrent, as an experiment. They are heavily influenced by several 60’s greats.. and their lead vocalist sounds, at times, like Ozzy Osbourne. Now, on the surface this seems like a bad combination, but it’s actually very cool. I’m enjoying them. As soon as I finish the album, I’ll have to pick it up from them. Howie Day, known for “Collide”, has a good mix of tunes on the album, “Stop All The World”.… [Read More]

Bragging Rights

So… my husband got me a Creative Zen Micro for Christmas. It’s the 6 gig model.

It makes my minidisc player sound like crap. The sound quality, even across the same wireless transmitter I used for my MD player… is superb. The player is cute.

Unfortunately.. when I received it, it was rather naked.

Luckily, my husband and mother conspired to put together some wonderful new outfits for my zen micro. Hand crocheted by Mom.


This outfit gives the zen a sleek, classic look that will never go out of style and is perfect for nearly every occassion.


This designer gown really has it all. Silver, sparkles and an elegant look that is timeless and perfect for any formal occassion.


This little number goes great with jeans and is perfect for those fun evenings out on the town with the girls, or for a cool fall day at the park with someone special.… [Read More]