May 27th, 2009

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BSG and food

Instead of eating at a restaurant last night shelleycat and i (well, mostly shelleycat =) decided we should go grab some mostly ready-to-go food at the store. For about $23 at TJs and Albertsons we got a loaf of french bread, a wedge of cambozola cheese, some kiwi fruit, a largish box of grapes, a huge "steak" (technically a roast, but we just cut it in half and it resulted in what seemed like two perfectly good steaks to me) and on spec, a weird candy bar from the check out lane in TJs for dessert.

The roast was even pre-cooked, so all i had to do was cut it in half and toss it in a frying pan for a couple minutes on each side to warm it up and sear the outside. On the downside that means that it didn't come out quite as rare as i would normally like, but i, er, rarely manage to get steaks as rare as i want when i'm cooking my own, and the ease of the cooking process made up for a lot.

So for about half the cost of a trip to Outback we got more yummy food than we were actually able to eat, and probably far more than i _should_ have eaten =P There was still some of the french bread left and about half the grapes when we were done, and we never did get around to the strange candy bar.

We also watched the last two episodes of season 3 of BSG. Someone or other told me that the season that just finished was actually number five, but checking wikipedia it seems that was in error, and we need to wait around a couple months before season 4 comes out. I can't believe they're doing that damn .0/.5 thing again though. I thought it was a crappy thing to do the first time when there was some hope that they'd relent later and come out with a full season later, but that never happened. I ended up having to pay almost double the cost for a regular season box set a full two or three years after the initial stupid release.

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PopCap, ur doin it rong

Well first of all, if you haven't seen it already, this Plants vs. Zombies music video is pretty cute :) Although i could swear the song reminds me of something i've heard before, but i can't think what.

But anyways, it convinced me to try out the demo, which was fun, but i was reluctant to spend $20 on it. Then i happened to reread the VGCats post about it and noticed that it claimed the game was just $10. I double checked the demo, it said $20. I checked the PopCap website, it said $20. Then i checked Steam, and they have it for $10. They also have all the other PopCap games for $10 each, while on the PopCap website they mostly seem to vary from $15 to $20. What kind of company charges more when you buy it from them directly then when you get it from a major retailer? (And it's the downloadable version in both cases, so there's no difference in what you get as far as i can tell.)

Now that i know i can get it for "half off" i'm strongly tempted to pick a copy up.