Amalthea22

Female
from Silver Spring, MD

  • Activity

    • Ode to Milk

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      I ran across an amusing link today and thought I'd share the silliness:

      Amazon.com User Comments for Milk

      Is it the weekend yet?!?

    • Watson Flu

      in Forums > Watson Flu | Follow this topic

      Amalthea22

      I've had a cold for a week - I blame Watson. I might pick up swine flu on the metro - I blame Watson. Discuss . . .

      1 reply

    • Spam

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      Spam is annoying of course but I couldn't help but be amused by the random text I received this morning in my inbox. There are so many crazy stories implied here, enjoy:

      " 'Do not let them take me. Clothe me in my simplest lead and he no more thought of emerging from his to marry. That explains perfectly his sudden change path bent and twisted, and now and then we lost spy returned immediately, with two men. how, then? Companions in the chinese car was the most stupid on the train. Mirelle had told me that my wife been so calm and so so kind. That sounds rather a pity corjeag couldn't have finished what he gently but firmly, to make it plain that the president no good, mother, going on like this. whatever i would be glad to see a man paint it in red letters,. "

    • Overheard in DC

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      One of the many random things I hear during my Metro/walk commute to work:

      Little Girl to Mom, nonchalantly: "I just peed a little in my pants."
      Mom: "Oh . . . okay."

    • My Awesome Button

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      Because it's Friday and I'm bored and the new video is . . . . awesome ^_~

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    • Cuteness Friday

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      It's a freezing Friday here in DC so I've been keeping warm by goofing off at work at CuteOverload.com. I present to you some of the cuteness, enjoy:

      Toshiro: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/paws-at-the-20.html

      Guinea pigs : www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/guinea-pigs-doi.html

      Kitten Fail: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/kitten-fail.html

      Slow Loris eating fruits: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/sure-he-could-p.html

      Koala Cooldown: www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/02/10/indepth/photoessay4790812_0_5_photo.shtml

      Escher cat: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/this-house-look.html

      Baby bun has cat mom: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/encore-presen-1.html

      Odd couple: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/take-a-good-loo.html (warning â€" really dumb commentary, but sweet story)

      Express Cat-a-vator: www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/cat-a-vator.html

      Purrs with a Chance of Nomming : www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/purrs-with-a-ch.html

      No Exit Strategy Whatsoever : www.cuteoverload.com/2009/01/no-exit-strateg.html

    • Tuesday, bleh

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      that is all

    • Xmas Loot

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      Got a sweet red and black Nintendo DS Lite for Xmas from BL44RTH - I'm completely addicted to it now and I keep switching between Nintendogs (go ahead, laugh it up), Suduko and Star Trek: Tactical Assault (a shorter DS port of the larger ST: Legacy game). I also ordered Chrono Trigger, Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama (again, go ahead and laugh, you're just jealous!) with some gift cards.

      While I love playing all of these games, I've noticed that my play style is very different than with XBox games. I won't play the DS games for as long in one sitting and while there are in-game related goals and bonuses, the lack of quantifiable achievements to compare to other players is new for me. I enjoy progressing through the games but I feel an isolation of play, I've become accustomed to the complete connectivity of the XBox Live community.

      Unless I seek out other DS players at a convention or something, I'm not sure if I will be playing anything as multiplayer. This isn't too bad though since I mostly wanted the DS for the portability - I can play it anywhere around the apartment and during my Metrorail commute to and from work every day. Maybe I'll get lucky and find some other people interesting in multiplay games or pictochat on the same train ^_^

      I've noticed that a majority of DS games are designed for children and with a much higher percentage for girls than on any other gaming platform. Many of these seemingly kid games are also great for adults, as I've discovered. The DS really shines in the puzzle game genre, which is great for me, and the sylus functionality gives all games a dynamic tactile element that is missing in standard platform games and other hand-held units.

      I'll post more DS related thoughts as they occur to me and please let me know if you have a DS game to recommend.

    • Foto Friday

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      So it's rainy and cold outside, nothing to do at work.

      Solution: look through my archive of saved images from surfing the 'nets. I felt like posting some of these cute, funny and/or random pics for your Friday viewing pleasure. A mix of LOL Cats, LOL Rats, MSNBC Picture Stories, and other randomness that I've amassed during my slacking at work over the last few years. Maybe if I remember, I'll try to post a cool pic every week . . .

      Check them out and enjoy!!!

    • NXE review

      10 years ago

      Amalthea22

      I have mixed feelings about the NXE like everyone but it is just a new look to an interface that gets me to the games I want to play or the movies I want to watch. The stupid Mii-ripoff avatar is pretty much useless but I am endlessly amused by the dramatic interpretations that some people create ^_^ Its only redeeming element is that it creates a visual connection to people that you would only ever think if as a random icon or disembodied voice. The real and the ridiculous are allowed to shine through.

      For the friends list - the avatar view setup is clunky and dizzying. Sidescrolling through everyone is a waste of time. If I see other friends are online, calling up the classic list style is very easy. I do like that when you are in a game together or just chatting, it makes your avatars chill with each other. Now we just need more control over the expressions and actions they can do to make it much more personal and fun. End of FL consideration.

      For the games - functionality hasn't changed a lick. When playing a game, I usually have just put the disc in the XBox, replacing whatever BL44RTH has been playing, and it will auto start that, skipping the ad silliness.

      For the movie aspect - I love Netflix and have a list a mile long with movies and tv shows that I will never get through in my lifetime, especially by mail. Many of my selections are available for Instant viewing - tv shows, good old ones like M*A*S*H that I never saw growing up, documentary type or B-rate movies that I'm curious about (HELVETICA was surprisingly cool, probably due to my graphic background), classic movies (not just old black and white ones!) and lots of new movies. Now I get to watch all of this stuff without waiting 3+ days each for snail-mail delivery. I've discovered 30Rock, a very new show by comparision to others I've been watching, and it is now my favorite show. I never watch tv so I would not have found or watched this anytime in the next few years if i hadn't given it a try with the Instant-to-my-livingroom function of Netflix through NXE. If anything, this new acces is dangerous because it could totally suck up the rest of my life with such easy access to movies and shows. Most new blockbuster movies are crap anyway so I don't mind their delayed inclusion in Instant access. There is so much to watch for entertainment or education, and for no extra charge to a service I was already receiving. I'm hooked. Crap, after rereading this section, it sounds like a commercial . . . oh well. :P


  • Comments (11)

    • Gorbash FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      The VCR is from ION. The process counldn't be easier, press play on VCR, press record on the included capture software, and BAM you are pretty much done until the tape runs out, when you hit stop on the capture software. There is also a setting to limit the amount recorded, other wise you just end up recording nothing. Also Macrovision is totally useless, you can record any tape no matter what the MPAA tried to stop with its dirty DRM.

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheGift73

      10 years ago

      Nikon D40 with 55-200mm AF-S with VR on. Plus the tripod.

    • Gorbash FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      HAH! That is probably the best thing I've ever read.

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheGift73

      10 years ago

      Fucking hell!

      It's a completely different world over there when it comes to broadband.

      Sucks to be English I guess. smiley0.gif

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Those are the exact games I watch my husband play.

    • DeadDragon

      10 years ago

      Yes , i don't think I'll like this Matt Smith character, not one bit..

    • Gorbash FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      It the crappy iPhone camera. It sucks in low light.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      I haven't read any books with a love story I like, but in movies I like The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Iris. The latter reminds me of my parents.

    • BL44RTH

      10 years ago

      CORN!

    • BL44RTH

      10 years ago

      I think for your next primary image you should take a close up photo of a well cooked buttery piece of corn.

    • Amalthea22

      10 years ago

      :P three! buttface ^_~

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