Speaking of pictures I recently realized I hadn't ever gotten around to uploading the pictures from Halloween 2006 and Epulum Rimki 2006. That has now been taken care of.
monstersocks left for San Diego on Saturday, she returns tomorrow. She hasn't yet figured out what the Seismic button in the elevator does. No BSG, House, Heroes or Lost until she's back. I baked some cookies for her return. I actually did two batches because she didn't seem very excited about the Chocolate Tang Cookies. Next time I want be a little adventurous I might alter the recipe a little and try some Bacon Tang Cookies.
I've been playing a lot of GTA: San Andreas in the past few days. I got it when it came out, played a little then ignored it for quite a while. I think the biggest problem for me was that they made it way too much of an RPG. You have to eat periodically, exercise if you want to be in shape, build up weapon proficiency, etc. They dropped the hidden item mechanism for gaining weapons at your hideout and replaced it with the Tag concept where you don't get anything until you clear all 100. GTA3, Vice City, LCS and VCS were all much more straightforward. There were optional side missions that you could do but much less stuff that you needed to do. It felt like fun, not like work. They also ended up with a game that was harder to become familiar with because of the huge maps. It was easier to get a feeling for Vice City or Liberty City and know your way around.