Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This stuff happened today....

This first part didn't happen today, but a little while.  I was organized the mess on my shelf into piles and found a gift card I got from my mom last year for my birthday.  It was a food gift card known as the Ultimate Dining Card.  It's good at Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Milestones, Montana's, Kelsey's, East Side Mario's and a couple places I haven't even heard of.  I always make her take me to Swiss Chalet, so she probably bought the card because she think I eat there all the time.  I only eat there when she comes to town and pays for dinner.

Since I haven't eaten a burger forever, I decided I was going to go to Harvey's and use my giftcard.  There aren't that many Harvey's around anymore, but I know there is one off Crowchild Trail in the Brentwood Village Mall.  I haven't been since like I don't know, 15 years ago!!  Maybe more.  I drive by there all the time, but don't ever go in.  Today was finally the day I went in and got my Harvey's.  It wasn't bad, only good because I used the gift card and didn't have to pay.  I shopped at the smallest Safeway I've every seen, the aisles were only like 15 feet long.  While I was there I discovered a crazy new store!

I saw a sign on the outside that looked old and trashy and said "CD Trader".  The mall itself is tiny, and once I went in I wasn't even sure if the store existed because the sign looked so old.  I thought maybe they closed and the sign was left up.  I found it though, and while the store is more like stall it was packed pretty tight with lots of CDs, DVDs, and blu-rays.

This is both a good thing and a bad thing.  It's bad because it makes it hard to look through stuff.  The DVDs are stored standing up, so you have to flip through the cases.  It would've been a lot nicer if they were somehow stored on the sides with spines up making it easier to see what they have.  Also, if there is four people in the store, it's too crowed to look at stuff.  I gave the place a quick look, but again there were a few people in there, so I didn't get a chance to really go digging.  I'll have to make another trip and go in the morning when hopefully it is quieter.  A quarter of the store isn't even in the store, but bins outside is the mall walkway.  They do have a website, check it out HERE.

I just thought of this, but from this moment onward we will refer to East Side Mario's as Grease Side Mario's.  Classic!

Monday, May 22, 2017

DVD of the Day II

I bet you didn't think there would be another installment of "DVD of the Day" so soon.  Don't worry like everything I start I'll do it four or five times and then forget about it and you'll never see it again.  Until then, here we go!


I was bored the other night and wanted something to watch, so I went down in the basement and opened one of my movie boxes and dug this out.  It's ADV Films "Special Edition" of the Japanese anime film Spriggan.


It's "special" because it includes the DVD and a CD soundtrack from the film all in a fancy pants box.


The disc itself is double sided with one side containing the English dub and the reverse side having 
the original Japanese version with English subtitles.  The Japanese side also includes commentaries and trailers for other ADV releases.  There are two commentaries, the first with the ADR director and engineer and the second with the actors who did the English dub.  I guess this is better than nothing, but I'd rather see something from the original Japanese production staff who actually made the film.  Just my preference.


The CD features the exact same artwork on the front as the DVD, just sized slightly different.  This is the back of the case with track listing.

I really liked the movie and even before I owned this version I had a bootleg version I bought in Chinatown.  I didn't have English subtitles, so I didn't know exactly what was going on.  The kick ass action scenes didn't really need subtitles though.  

Spriggan the movie was released in 1998 and it based on a manga series of the same name.  The manga ran for eleven volumes and adapts the Noah's Ark storyline .  Viz Communications released three of those volumes here in North America, but under the named Striker.  

I tracked down these three volumes and really like them, I was bummed they didn't didn't release anymore.  I'm also surprised with all the manga coming out now, that another publisher hasn't picked up the rights and done the complete series.

If you haven't seen this movie, then you should!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

DVD of the Day

I'm surprised it took me this long to come up with the "DVD of the Day" concept as I could literally have enough content for the next five years.  I picked up today's DVD at the thrift store and while it is of a movie I already own on DVD, this is one is an upgrade.


This is the 3 disc set for the French movie "Brotherhood of the Wolf".  It's an period "action/horror" that was released in 2001.  The movie is loosely based on a real life legend of "The Beast of Gevaudan".  This version was released a single disc and as a three disc set in Canada, I'm not 100% sure the 3 disc was available in the States.  This version is also the 152 minute version, while the theatrical version ran 143 minutes.  Either way it's super long!


Disc one holds the movie with English/French Dolby 5.1, French DTS and commentaries with the director and cast.  Of course English subtitles are optional.

Disc two has a Making Of, deleted scenes, "The Legend", filmographies and bonus ROM.

Disc three has a documentary, storyboards, an album and bonus ROM.

Since it is a French movie all the special features with any kind of dialogue are in French, but everything is subtitled.  It's nice they included all that stuff, but where is a trailer?  I love trailers.

Also is a booklet that has notes on pre-production, filming, post-production and historical references about the Beast of Gevaudan legend.  Cast and crew listings are also included.


This three disc set was released back before technology advanced enough to fit three discs in a regular sized case.  Nowadays you could fit twenty discs in a case that size.  How far we've come.

I haven't watched it yet, but I will soon.  I haven't seen it for quite a while, so hopefully it still holds up well.  I can also rid myself of the single disc version, so it is up for grabs if anyone wants it.  I remember when this was first released on DVD in Canada, the three disc version was very hard to find and was selling online for up to $100.  Luckily I found my copy for only $3.00, it took 16 years, but I did it.  Patience pays off!

If you are looking to know more there is Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database and the official website.  The official website still works and it's a real trip down memory lane mostly for the design and layout of the flash website.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

New tunes

I stopped by the thrift store just off Richmond Road because I hadn't been there in a while and also so I could go to the Vietnamese a few doors down and get a sub for lunch.  I didn't find much at the thrift store except CDs which are normally 50 cents each were on some kind of crazy sale and were 4 for $1.00.  If my math is correct that is only 25 cents each!

The best thing about CDs that cheap is that you buy just about anything and if it only has one song you like then it was still worth.  Also, for 25 cents you can buy a lot of guilty pleasure CDs you'd never pay full price or even half price for.  I got my four CDs, let me know how I did.


SHABBA!!  I had Shabba's "As Raw As Ever" on cassette back in tha day cuz that's how I rolled.  This album looks to be a compilation of remixes and such.


You know I already own this one, but it was easier to pay 25 cents for another copy than it is to actually find my original copy.  I'll just end up listening to it and then donating it back to the thrift store.

 The Blade soundtrack, mostly rap type stuff, but there is a Mantronik Vs EPMD song which is pretty cool.  Seems like every song is by an artist but then "features" anywhere from one to four additional guys.  The songs must be really good if it takes that many guys to make one.


You know I think I've actually even listened to Skunk Anasie aside from maybe catching a music video on Much back in the day.  I'm not even sure what they sound like, probably hard/angry alt rock is my best guess.  They seems totally 90's.  I think Cam might have this CD.

This Tuesday is the cheap CD and DVD day at the other thrift store.  I haven't been there in a while, so I'll probably go check it out since I still got some loose change.  I'll let you know if I find anything good.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Upgraded

I just picked a new blu-ray to upgrade from my older aging blu-ray player.  I was hoping a newer model with better hardware, firmware, and software would be better.  I upgraded from a Sony to a Sony!  My old Sony was getting on five years old I think, so it had to go.  The fact that my new Sony also had dual band wi-fi is also a big plus, Netflix needs it sometimes.


Here is my new player sitting on top of my old player.  As you can see it's definitely not as wide and slightly taller than my older player.  Both of them a super light, so don't drop it or it's toast.  

The new one plays CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and 3D players and can upscale to 4K UHD.  The front has a USB port and the unit plays multiple image, audio and video files.  In the operating instructions it doesn't note that it plays VCDs, but I tried one out and it worked so that's a bonus.


Here is my new remote on the left next to my larger old remote.  I like that they simplified it and made it smaller.  I actually never even used the number buttons on my old remote.  There is an app to download for Android or Apple that allows you to use your smart phone as a remote.


This is the main menu once the unit is turned on.  One thing I don't like is there is no ability to edit the "Featured Apps" as I will probably only use two of those apps.  In the "My Apps" section you can add (using the + button) or remove whatever apps you like.  The Opera TV app also contains additional apps.  Most of the apps pretty much suck, but I found a movie and TV app in Opera that had a couple anime movies and shows I want to checkout, the rest of the movies are pretty much trash.  I mean like actual trash, I know they are free, but you could pay me and I still wouldn't watch them.

On the bottom right hand side of the screen you see the disc tile which will tell you what movie disc is in the unit if one is inserted, the USB is the middle icon and the icon with the two screens on the right is for screen mirroring.  You can display whatever is on your phone screen onto your TV through the unit.  If it can do this then I'm sure you can stream video or audio to the unit, but I haven't figured that out yet.  It guess it's sorta the same, but they called it "miracast".

In addition to all that the player is also supposed to be able to play select Playstation 3 games by streaming from the cloud.  You need a Dualshock 4 controller and a Playstation Now account to be able to do this.  I borrowed a controller from Cody and I still need to sign up for a free trial Playstation Now account to give it a try.  It's cheap of Sony to only give you a seven day free trail, XBox used to give you a month of XBox live for free.  The Playstation Now account seems pretty pricey if the unit can only player certain games.  I will at least try it and see how it works.  I have a feeling the streaming aspect will result in some choppy gameplay and many "buffering" moments.

The first movie I watched on it was Ultraman Fight Victory because I it's short, action packed and a lot of fun.  Then last night I watched I Am A Hero, another Japanese movie.  Good zombie movie with all the craziness and zombie attack action happening at the end.  It hasn't been picked up for distribution in North America yet and I'm surprised, but it will probably happen at some point.  Since I just watched I Am A Hero, that means I'll be watching Meatballs II soon on the Crackle app.  FYI, White Water Summer is also on there.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Poppin off

It's been far too long, but finally Nabisco has graced us with a new Oreo flavour, Fireworks.


I found these at work, but haven't seen them at Safeway or Co-op.  At first when I looked at the picture of the dissected Oreo, I almost dismissed it because it looks just like the Birthday Cake Oreo that came out quite a while ago and still might be available.  I didn't like the Birthday Cake Oreo and just about passed on these until I saw the accompanying text that said, "with Popping Candy!"  Now I'm buying them!


At first taste there isn't much taste outside of an slightly off Oreo taste.  Once I chewed and swallowed the cookie I could feel the small pops of left over candy bits going off in my mouth.  Just like Pop Rocks, but much much less intense.  Overall, they don't tastes as good as regular Oreos, and the "popping candy" thing is just a gimmick.  Bring back the good flavours like pumpkin spice, gingerbread and cinnamon bun.  Or better yet Nabisco give us all the other flavours that they get down in the US!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stick 'em up

This month I got a got a new phone.  The plan on my current phone was expiring, so it was time to renew it and I might as well get a new phone while I'm at it.  When I say "new" I don't mean the latest model, I just mean it's new and fresh from the box.  I got another Samsung, a Galaxy S5 Neo, and just last week the Galaxy S8 came out.  You see how even though I got a "new" phone, I'm still three years and phone models behind.  Classic me!  At least it doesn't have a crack right across the screen like my old phone.


I got it through PC Mobile because I get 25% off my plan because I work at Superstore.  Also, the phone was free, it was free with a 2 year plan.  As a total bonus I got 200,000 PC Points with that phone.  If you don't collect PC Points that $200 in free groceries, or whatever I want at Superstore, its too bad we don't sell video games anymore.  There are other phones that offer PC Points, but usually like 50,000 and for whatever reason that particular model got 200,000, so I'll take it.  I got $200 and a new phone?  

As I said my old phone has a crack right across the screen.  I didn't use a case on it and then it fell out of my work locker and landed face down.  I'd like to try and avoid that with my new phone, but finding cases for older model phones in stores is actually pretty hard.  I did find a case for my Galaxy S4 at the Dollar Tree in Cranbrook.  I figured I'd give a try and went to a Dollar Tree here in Calgary.  I managed to find a case, although its not the coolest case.


They had this case in two colours, the blue I bought and a purple one.  Even though the packaging says Galaxy S5 and not S5 Neo I thought I'd give it a try.  It does fit, but the case doesn't fit tightly over the edges on the bottom, it's a bit loose. I also found a black case with a kickstand on it, but I could tell it wasn't going to fit, the camera hole was too small.  


I thought the bright blue case was pretty plain and thought I needed to spruce it up a bit.  Since I was already at the dollar store, I just hit up the sticker section and went nuts.  I should've just completely covered the case in the kitten stickers, so no blue was visible at all.



Since the case doesn't fit perfectly it's just a temporary fix until I find a better fitting case.  Looks like I'll have to go eBay to find something.  I doubt it will cost $1.25, although the stickers cost a lot more than the case.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

More movies!

If you've seen my "to watch" pile of movies, it hasn't gotten any smaller, in fact is just got larger.  I've been watching Iron Fist and then Lucha Underground on Netflix, then went through a 46 episodes of a TV show(more on that later).  Despite that I still went to "Cash Converters" yesterday to have a look around.  I was hoping to find a 3D blu-ray I didn't have yet, but they didn't have anything good.  I had a look and found a $3 DVD I wanted, then another, and then I had to keep looking because its buy 5 get one free.  Overall, I got seven movies for just over $18.00.


I'm pretty sure I've seen this, but like a long time ago and I remember nothing about it.  It has guns on the cover and stars Captain Picard.  


Steve Guttenberg is a member of a covert special ops named Mach One,  hahahaha.  Guttenberg plays against type in this one as a serious guff voiced commando with perma-stubble.  Cody and I watched this one last night and I was expecting it to be a TV movie.  It has a TV movie budget, but the f-bomb gets dropped a times and there are some surprisingly juicy bloody squib hits.  There is also an impressive scene where a guy gets frozen by liquid nitrogen and his legs break off at the shins which actually surprised me.  Overall, it's very cheesy and filmed in Toronto.  As soon as Kim Coates showed up you knew it was Canadian made.


What a badass, Lassard really trained him well at the Police Academy. 


No Van Damme in this one, but I'm sure people will still get roundhouse kicked.  I mean, they better!


A Korean monster movie that I've wanted to see for a while.  It was released as a 3D blu-ray as well, but we'll see if it's even worth an upgrade first.  Pretty sure it is or was on Netflix.

I found a basket hidden under a table that was full of Chinese movies, some of them were actually decent ones too and I even found three I hadn't even seen before.  I picked out one extra one, so in total I got seven movies for my trip to Cash Converters.


Kung fu and vampires...that's all I need to know.


Dragon Inn is supposed to a classic Hong Kong film.  I've never gotten around around to watching it because it's a period sword play movie or wuxia.  I prefer the kicking boxing type modern era setting Hong Kong movies.


Moon Warriors is directed by Sammo Hung (more on him in a later post) and I already watched this one yesterday afternoon.  It has the wuxia flying around and and lots of wirework.  The main hero has a pet killer whale who lays the the smackdown, literally, on the bad guy at the end.  Although, the ending doesn't really wrap anything up.  What happened???

Picking my movies from Cash Converters now is just looking for weird/old/obscure/cheesy movies you won't ever find anywhere else.  Sometimes this is a good or bad thing depending on the movie.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Who you gonna call?

FYI in case you didn't already know but...


The Real Ghostbusters, the entire series all 116 episodes of it is now on Netflix!

I learned of this quite a while ago via some Instagram posts and figured it was probably in the US only because they get a lot of movies and TV shows we don't up here in Canada.  I think it was a couple weeks after that, but The Real Ghostbusters did show up on Canadian Netflix.  Nice!

As far as Netflix goes I'm currently watching Lucha Underground, so I can't start anything new until I finish that.  I'm getting close to finishing Season One and then on to Season Two.  Lucha Underground is "wrestling" program that airs on the El Rey Network, the Latino channel started by Robert Rodriquez.  It uses wrestlers from different countries, but mostly focuses on Mexican Luchadors and their style which is why its so awesome.  There are the typical big muscle dudes, but I like the matches with the smaller "technicos" who do all the crazy moves and high flying.   My favorite luchadors would have to be Fenix, Pentagon Jr and Drago.  They also have a wrestler named Mascarita Sagrada, a "mini" and Pimpinela Escarlata who if I used the word  "flamboyant" to describe would be an understatement.  They are both pretty fun and the crowd loves them, but usually they end up getting beat down.  Oh well, you guys should check it out!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kootenay Lake news

I talked to my mom tonight and she went over to Kootenay Lake over to Easter weekend.  She told me the large ferry had a break down and leaked oil in the lake.  I looked up some articles online about it.

CBC - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ferry-leaks-400-l-of-gear-oil-into-kootenay-lake-b-c-1.4072107

Looks like most of the leak happened on the Balfour side and was 400 L of gear oil which sounds like a hell of a lot.  That side of lake has a lot of homes on the water and sees a lot of visitors pass through.  Hopefully, it can get cleaned up properly and there won't be any lasting environmental damage.  It will also take a month to repair the main ferry leaving the little ferry to do all the work.    

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Still Star Wars

I was at Wal-Mart last week and walked down the toy aisle to see if there was anything cool.  I ended getting another Star Wars Hot Wheels vehicle for my desk.  I picked up an AT-ST as part of the Rogue One collection.


It looks nice, but like my AT-AT it is not 100% die cast.  The body is metal while the legs and blaster cannons are plastic.  At least my Snow Speeder is all metal.  The AT-ST does come with a clear display base with the Imperial Logo on it, something that didn't come with the AT-AT.  There is also the AT-AT Cargo Walker from Rogue One which does come with a display base.  Looks like Hot Wheels changed all the display stands for this wave of vehicles from previous vehicles.  I'll admit the new stands with the Imperial or Alliance logos look a lot nicer than the old ones.  That being said I bet you they re-release all the old vehicles with these new stands just get some more money.


In other and way more important news last week was Star Wars Celebration in Orlando where the first trailer dropped for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  I'm pretty sure you've all seen it, that is unless your name is Cara.  But here it is anyway!



At Star Wars Celebration they also announced Star Wars: Battlefront II for this November.  While the first Battlefront focused on the original trilogy, Battlefront II will feature characters and most likely planets from all the Star Wars films.  The first game was multiplayer only, but lots of babies complained about it, so Battlefront II will have a single player campaign mode.  In the campaign you player as an Imperial female special forces trooper and it bridges the gap between ROTJ and The Force Awakens.  I'll give it try and hopefully won't get my ass handed to me.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fun Fact

One of the complaints about Star Wars is why do Stormtroopers wear the armour as it does absolutely nothing to protect them from laser blasts.  That is true, but I noticed something while watching Rogue One the other night, is that the armour is an environmental suit?


The bottom right of the picture a Stormtrooper can be seen patrolling the outside of the Scarif planetary shield gate in the vacuum of space.  Why would a Stormtrooper would be patrolling out there makes no sense, it's not like anyone can just walk up and sneak in.  They are in space after all.  I'm also guessing he has magnetic boots to keep him from floating away in zero gravity.  That is cool the armour is actually useful in some situations, but they really should work on the laser proof aspect, they'd lose a lot less troopers.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Can you "handle" it?

I'm thinking about when I'll be going to Cranbrook because my mom keeps asking me.  A couple years ago I was home just before Sam Steele Days and was bummed because I saw a big ad for a free pancake breakfast at the Tamarack Mall.  For whatever reason, I just remembered that and decided to look up the dates for Sam Steele Days this year and turns out they've really gotten into promoting it with a fancy website.  

I've never really been one to celebrate Sam Steele Days in the past, at least not since I was a kid.  My grandparents lived just off downtown, so we'd just walk down by the courthouse to watch the parade.  I remember they would throw out candy and that's about it.  After that I never really went to any Sam Steele Days events since.  Does that mean I'm too cool or not cool enough?

Looks like they got a lot going this year as there is full calendar of events on the website, all the best ones involve food.  On Friday June 16th there are two pancake breakfasts and three BBQs!  Saturday and Sunday is the Taste of Cranbrook in Balment Park and I'm very intrigued by some place called Tacos del Oso Muerto.  Meurto means "dead", so take that for what it is.  There will also be TWO crepe places!

Other than food there is Smashmouth and I bet Willie got front row tickets.  There is also this...


CRANBROOK'S ONLY EDM FESTIVAL!


They gave old Sam Steele a hip new logo to appeal to the kids.  It's actually not bad, I kind of like it.  They worked a maple leaf and a moustache in there, I'd wear a t-shirt with that on it.  While I browsing around the website I found this picture.


Where is that sign located, I want to know!  Also, as a marketing gimmick they should be handing out free stick-on handlebar moustaches to everyone.  That is a missed opportunity right there.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Colouring for grown-ups

Rogue One was released on DVD and Blu-ray today and you know I got it.  I had to buy it at Best Buy because they had it on 3D Blu-ray while for some reason Wal-Mart didn't.  I also had to get it along with the steelbook because that was the only way to get it on 3D.  I don't normally go for steelbooks because they are a different size than all my other blu-ray cases, so it's a bit annoying.  If it's the only way to get 3D, then I don't even had a choice.

Like all Disney releases it came with a code to enter at Disney Movie Rewards.  At the website you enter codes from DVDs, blu-ray, CDs and movie tickets to earn points.  You can use your points on lots of different things like more movies, collectibles and goodies.

I had been eying a Star Wars adult colouring book for quite a while now.  I entered the code from Rogue One blu-ray and went to check out the Star Wars rewards and the Star Wars colouring book was gone!  


Looks like it's been replaced with this Rogue One colouring book.  It's still pretty nice looking with 100 pictures to colour, but I wanted the Star Wars one with pictures from the original trilogy.  I keep waiting and maybe it will come back or something different will come up.



I've also been eyeing this The Force Awakens movie poster.  I really like the poster, but if I get it then I'll have to get a frame for it and then hang said frame on the wall.  I know Ikea or Michael's would have the frame, but hanging the frame on wall is the major turn off.  I suppose I could just set in the floor and lean it against the wall.


Unfortunately, the Marvel rewards on the website have been pretty underwhelming, so hopefully that improves soon.  I have cashed in some points before on a couple movies and a Star Wars t-shirt.  They ship pretty fast too and you can opt to pay for shipping or use points to pay.  Now they need some Indiana Jones stuff!

Friday, March 31, 2017

NSFW: Graphic Violence!

I got around to watching the most violent and action packed animated movie of all time, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR.  I won't bore you with a recap or explanation of the plot as it's pretty basic.  I'll just skip straight to the screen caps.







I really saved the best for last.  I actually pulled that screen capture from the film's trailer, not the film itself.  It's obvious the film is violent and certain scenes altered using discolouration and blurring techniques to mask the gore.  While in the trailer the above scene is untouched, in the movie it is altered.

The movie also has some reinserted scenes that were cut from the original theatrical version.  The original theatrical movie had a restoration and is surprisingly clean and clear, but the altered scenes and cut scenes really stand out because they look so poor compared to the main movie.  It's very obvious and very distracting.  I get that scenes that were altered to help mask the gore, but the scenes that were put back in look like they were sourced from a third generation VHS bootleg.

Overall, I liked the movie despite the story wasn't that deep.  It's all macho hyper violence, and I can dig that.  It's a classic anime that belongs in my collection.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Vote early, vote often.

I was watching the CTV news station here in Calgary and they had a story about how the Calgary Zoo is running a Canada 150 years contest to see who is Canada's Greatest Animal.  They decided the beaver wasn't Canadian enough, so they offered up some more patriotic choices.

On the voting page there are eight choices including the beaver.  But there is also an "Other" category that lets you vote for other animals.  I was hoping for a write in section or something, but sadly there was none.

It was hoping to vote for the chipmunk, squirrel or possible the blue jay.  There are more choices as "other", but again it's a set list of choices.  As it stands the grey wolf is in the lead, the beaver is second and "other" is in third place.  With no chipmunk choice I'm definitely voting for the beaver.  I bet Mike votes for the rainbow trout.

VOTE HERE.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Next time look in the last place first

Here is one of my classic posts where I start out writing about something and then veer off to ramble about something else and then wrap it all up in the end.

Last week I was playing Deadpool on my XBone and was browsing the weekly sales and saw the season pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider was on sale and it was decently priced so I bought it.  It was just add ons of extra areas to explore, extra skins and zombies.  Zombies!!  I still needed my main game disc to play it though and unfortunately I didn't know where it was.

I haven't played the game since I moved, so obviously it's still packed in a box in the basement.  I had dug out a few other games from a box a while ago, so Tomb Raider had to be down there in another box.  I tore through all my boxes and made sure to go through every box containing DVDs or Blu-rays in case it got mixed in there.

I was down in the basement for an hour and didn't find the damn game.  I did however dig out a few blu-rays for repeat viewing.  I also decided to part ways with my PSP and my Nintendo 64 and their associated games.  Anybody interested??

While I was searching I found an old back pack I never used, but it was heavy and had something inside it, so I checked just in case.  Turns out the back pack had to two other bags inside it, either of which I also never use.


For the record I used to use brown messenger bag quite a bit, but don't anymore.  It's still in pretty decent shape if anybody wants it.  It's perfect for holding a PSP or N64.


I'm not sure what this style of bag is called, a sling bag?  I just made that up.  I got it free from at the pharmacy at work.  They were giving them away as a diabetes promo bag filled with information and goodies.


A bunch of pamphlets and stuff I already know.


One of the freebies were these pills that are supposed to help with blood sugar and weight "management".  I need these cuz I'm fat, but better check the expiry date.


So the pills expire November 2011.  I've had that pack for at least six years and I just looked inside it now!  I suppose since they are extremely past the due date they are less diet pills and more suicide pills now.  Also, included in the pack were some BD syringe needle tips for my insulin pen.  I'm gonna pass on using them though based on the PGX expiry date.


Last of all there was a package of cookies in there!  I don't care about the expired pills and needles, but it's a bummer when chocolate chip cookies go to waste.  I know they are no sugar added,  so I'm just telling myself they probably tasted expired even where they were fresh.

Well, as I was writing this post I suddenly got an idea of where to look for the Tomb Raider game.  It's a place so obvious it is where most people would look first, but I didn't because I'm me...inside the X Box One console box.  Yep, it was right in there with Saints Row and Just Cause 3.  D'uh.