I had the day off today. I went with a couple of friends to see the new Bond film, No Time To Die. Off the top I'll say that it wasn't bad, but it wasn't super great either. I think I've just been spoiled by how amazing Casino Royale and Skyfall were. While it's not on Quantum of Solace levels of bad, it is a movie that I'm probably going to forget about in the next couple of days; sort of like Spectre. I remember maybe three things about Spectre. Batista and Monica Belluci were in it. Oh, and Blofield made his first appearance in a Bond film since 1981's For Your Eyes Only. Blofield was the inspiration for both Dr. Claw from the Inspect Gadget series, and Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers franchise. Overall, I enjoyed No Time To Die. I was annoyed by one of the child actors they cast showed zero charisma and could not emote to save her life.
Oh, but how amazing did Lashana Lynch look playing the new 007?? Homina, homina, homina!
Afterward we drove around for a bit and looked for props that my two friends are going to use for a secret project they are going to be working on. Then we had lunch at Boomerjacks where I caught the tail end of the Texas/OU game. I'm not into college football at all, but I guess state pride was on the line. Texas lost in the final minute. Oh, well. They had Blue Moon on tap, and the wings were delicious.
That was pretty much it for the day. I spent the rest of the night watch Pawn Stars watching NYCC videos online. Tomorrow I get back to working on my Animal Crossing island.
Everyone knows I love a good fancy cooking show. It started with Hell's Kitchen back in the day, then Iron Chef, then Top Chef, then a bunch of weird gimmicky ones, like one where the contestants purposely sabotage each other. And now there is one that's right up my alley, Fast Foodies. Three Top Chef alums, Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford, and Justin Sutherland, go head to head each week to see who can best recreate and then remix the favorite fast food items of celebrity guests. Along the way there is a lot of hoo-ha. At times the hoo-ha can be over the top, and sometimes just the right amount. The show originally aired on TruTV, but it is currently streaming on HBO Max. It's a lot of fun and I recommend it to everyone. However, if you're not down with a lot of hoo-ha I would just skip it.
I haven't been up to much besides that. I've streamed Animal Crossing New Horizons the last two nights in anticipation for a big Halloween bash that my friends and I are going to probably do. We did one last year where everyone went to OMGxNikkii's island and did our thing. I've been paving roads to give the place that spooky feel, as well as planting pumpkins all over the island, and dressing up the island with spooky stuff and lots of jack-o-lanterns. You'll see the finished product once I'm done with it.
FarCry 6 comes out tomorrow. Still not 100% sure I'm going to purchase it. I haven't played one of those in awhile. I used to get the series confused with Just Cause all the time for some reason. I tried playing Psychonauts 2 the other day. I played the original game when it came out, and I thought I did okay. For some reason I'm having trouble grasping the controls of this sequel. The levitating gimmick annoys the crap out of me, and I kept failing at the one level where you need to employ the gimmick in order to get past the stage. While I didn't rage quit I did stop the game after the umpteenth try and just deleted the game. I'll try again another time.
As a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan who has seen more downs than ups in his life, I was dreading today's game against the undefeated Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys have been riding a wave lately, and all I kept wondering was how were they going to bone it up this time. However, that didn't happen. The Cowboys actually won again! Holy crap!
Aside from that I spent a great part of the day trying to fix an ancient computer that I want to toss in a dumpster, but my co-worker insists that it can be salvaged. Co-worker tells me that the processor is good, I might just need more RAM. Well, it never really worked well... Co-worker thought maybe I had a virus, or I had a program running that was slowing it down. After a deep scan and a visit to Task Manager, both of those thoughts were out. So, I'm going to try one more thing before I send it to the trash heap.
The Many Saints of Newark released. I haven't had a chance to watch it because I like to watch movies (movies that I intend on giving 100% attention to) in the perfect setting. Lights off, eyes fixed on the TV, and no outside distractions. Also, I need to be in the right frame of mind to sit and focus on a movie. I've been looking forward to this movie for a good while now. I'm anxious to see how James Gandolfini's son does in the same role his father played years ago. Also, Ray Liotta, who I wanted to appear on the original show, finally makes an appearance in the Sopranos universe.
The rest of my Sunday was spent playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, listening to podcasts, and having football on in the background. A very productive Sunday, if I do say so myself.
About the Author
Samuel Colunga has been writing on the Internet since 1997. He is a podcaster, blogger, Twitch streamer, and former games journalist from Fort Worth, TX. In the past he has worked for AT&T, LG, Nokia, Apple, and Radio Shack.