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Another action packed weekend has closed, and now I come to the part of the week where I spend more of my time doing stuff for someone else.
Friday, I meandered down to Bottlescrew's to take in the first game of the Flame's playoff run. With the Edmonton game going into double overtime and the Flames also going into knuckle whitening OT, the night was definitely great for hockey.
Saturday I was up early for my first ever attendance to the Basement Bowl. Chad was nice enought to host the LAN party at his house, and we murdered each other electronically for most of the waking day. The biggest problem with attending something like a LAN party is explaining it, because a good number of people don't really know exactly what one is; Furthermore, once you put the entire debacle of a group of guys people dragging their computers together in order to lower latency doesn't quite make sence to the non-technical. Well, we still did it, and had a blast. I was king of the hill when it came to RTS, being on the winning side most often, and always finishing with the highest of scores. On the FPS side however, I was a walking joke. I was killed so humiliatingly, so many times that I was contimplating better spending my time making a bullseye for my soldier's back. Nevertheless, the fun had to end, and I went out socializing at Peter's place, where I caught the tail end of drama to a scale I have never seen before. Funny and tragic at the same time.
Sunday I managed to get around to some fix-me-ups that I've been putting off for a while. Now my plumbing works a little better, my garage door opens every time, my screen door won't go flying off in the wind and I have proper working chairs in my computer room.
In the evening I went out and took in V for Vendetta. I read the graphic novel, and I would say I liked both the book and the Wachowski brothers shortened it. There really was a whole lot more going on in the novel, as is to be expected, but the writers were really careful about what they took out and what they left in. They did change some key points at the end of the movie, but the overall flavour was preserved.