Afternoon people! Got a week off now. Awesome... :D
The other day I bought a new CD player for my car. The one I had in my old car was pretty good but I wanted Bluetooth compatibility and also for it to worth with my iPhone. It was quite an expensive upgrade but I've got a really good one now and I'll have the car for a few years. Having the option to answer the phone through the stereo and being able to use the microphone and car speakers is a major plus for me. If that isn't enough I can now use the USB port to charge my iPhone and for anyone that has one they'll tell you that having another place to charge it is never a bad thing! ;) When we had it installed we didn't really think about how it would all work so we had the guy feed the microphone through the passenger side of the centre console/dashboard before realising that it should be the other side. Once we got home I thought I could probably do it myself now that it was all connected up. It should've just been a simple case of pulling it out and feeding it through the other side. That all went fine and it worked perfectly when it was hanging out as we made sure before pushing it back in. For some unknown reason it just didn't work when it was all fitted back in. We spent maybe an hour just trying to get it working again to no avail. As it was getting late I had to wait until the next day to take it to a garage. In the end we took it to Halfords and as they weren't busy they managed to sort it for free. Turns out the fuse had blown which something we would never have worked out!
The other day I came across an iPhone app called Miso. It's based on foursquare and is the TV/movie version rather than a location based app. It works in exactly the same way and links to both Facebook and Twitter. Plus it does work with foursquare so if you happen to be watching something in a café you can kill two birds with one stone! So far I haven't used it a lot and I haven't tested out how obscure their TV show database is but it does have all the main shows that I actually watch. Maybe it uses the database of another website but I haven't looked into it yet.
In gaming, I've not been on my Xbox for two weeks!!
On tv.com, last week's podcast talked about Outnumbered and The Big Bang Theory. This week's is a Lost special which should be really good!
As for TV, I've watched:
Breaking Bad 'Fly'. Normally I love these alternative episodes but this one sucked for me. I wasn't paying it that much attention but it seemed to be really boring…
Legend of the Seeker 'Tears'. I didn't realise this was the series finale as I thought it was doing well enough to come back. Despite that I thought it was incredible and was action packed with a great story, even though the special effects aren't super duper. :P I shall definitely miss it as it falls in the 'sci-fi but not too sci-fi' category for me which is perfect.
Parks and Recreation 'The Master Plan' and 'Freddy Spaghetti'. The last episode of this was a bit disappointing although the episode before was a lot better which I shall take as the season finale! It's a shame this has been bumped from the Fall schedule as it's far better than The Office now.
The Office 'Whistleblower'. I couldn't really care less any more as it's a shadow of its former self. They could probably do with cutting it down to a regular season episode order as it's been going for so long and having even longer seasons just makes each episode storyline that bit thinner than it needs to be.~
American Dad 'An Incident at Owl Creek' and 'Great Space Roaster'. Like P&R the finale was awful but the one before was brilliant.
The Good Wife 'Running'. Considering I thought this was a pretty generic legal show I quite liked the season finale.
Parenthood 'Season One'. I wasn't expecting a lot from this as it seemed to be aimed at a different market to what I normally like. In the end though it turned out to be a serious contender for Brothers & Sisters ensemble crown. The cast is good and everything just works well.
South Park 'Season Eleven'. Brilliant as per usual. It's a lot better now as the references are a lot more relevant now I'm not 10+ years behind! The internet based episodes were very good. The one where the internet went down is very true and the other one with the internet sensations was so funny, especially the dramatic chipmunk. :P
Good – 24 'Day 8: 1:00P.M. - 2:00P.M.', Lost 'The End (1)' and 'The End (2)', Legend of the Seeker 'Tears', Parks and Recreation 'The Master Plan', American Dad 'An Incident at Owl Creek', The Tudors 'Season 4, Episode 7', Party Down 'Steve Guttenberg's Birthday', Community 'Pascal's Triangle Revisited', How I Met Your Mother 'Robots vs Wrestlers' and 'The Wedding Bride'.
Indifferent – FlashForward 'Countdown', The Mentalist 'Red Letter', The Simpsons 'Moe Letter Blues' and 'The Bob Next Door', 30 Rock 'Emmanuel Goes to Dinosaur Land' and 'I Do Do', 10 Things I Hate About You 'Just One Kiss', 'Changes', and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', The Big Bang Theory 'The Staircase Implementation', The Middle 'Signals', Modern Family 'Family Portrait'.
Bad – Breaking Bad 'Fly', Parks and Recreation 'Freddy Spaghetti', The Office 'Whistleblower', American Dad 'Great Space Roaster', Rules of Engagement 'Harrassment', Two and a Half Men 'Gumby with a Pokey', How I Met Your Mother 'The Wedding Bride'.
My album for the day is To The Sea by Jack Johnson.
My shuffle song for the day is 'Hey Stephen' by Taylor Swift.
My thing to ponder for today is: How can something be "new" and "improved"? if it's new, what was it improving on?
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