Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Where In The World Is . . . David J. Batista???

Cue that Rockapella music, maestro!

Actually, I've been nowhere as of late. Just been chilling at home, trying to adjust to the local scene and work and all. Last week was also very busy both at the office and on the personal front, the latter due to preparations for our 6th wedding anniversary which arrived on Saturday. We had a nice quiet day all to ourselves, with some unintentional excitement added near the tail end of the day which I just don't have the energy to detail right now.

So, yeah, the wife and I are still going well and strong after six full years from the day we officially tied the knot. If you would like to read an old blog post I wrote about how and when we first met, click here and get taken back 17 years ago to a much younger, innocent us. As for the actual wedding . . . I don't believe I ever wrote that account down here, but you can go over to my Facebook photo album to see pics of that special day. The photos and captions should tell the story well enough (hee!).


Stop The Presses!

Oh, and just what did my wonderful, FANTABULOUS life-mate decide to gift me so unsuspectingly on this yearly milestone date? Why, look below and see for yourselves:




Yup, that's right! It's been foretold that I would get one eventually, and so I have. Behold, the iPad 2. And damn is this thing AWESOME! It's especially useful around the house because, with the WiFi linkup, I can execute my daily online frivolities from this amazingly compact and lightweight device without ever once turning on my desktop PC. True, for heavy duty usage--such as writing and major online transactions--I still need to power up the main box, but for almost all other things I can save the hassle and energy bill by simply jumping on the iPad real quick from the comfort of my living room couch.

I've already grown accustomed to taking it outdoors with me, too, for when I commute to and from work. The larger screen compared to my iPhone makes it ideal for reading my ePub novels and digital subscriptions. I even downloaded a bunch of comics to the device, which look so amazing in the glorious color palette offered by the iPad's sleek screen. Just take a look at this Conan comic I was reading today:




That right there is the HOTNESS, as the kids say! :)

I've yet to completely configure the iPad to my liking, but it's getting there in bits and pieces. This weekend is probably when I'll get the bulk of the work done, including configuring my mobile as a WiFi hub so that the iPad can tether to it and go online when I'm outdoors. Technology, I tell ya--it's a wonderful thing!


In Other News . . .




IT'S HERE, people! There it sits on the book shelves in our den! Ain't it a beaut? That, in case you're wondering, is the 5th book in the "A Game of Thrones" series by George R. R. Martin, which just hit stores today. Of course I wasted no time in barging into the nearest bookstore and snagging my copy like they were going out of business. Oh wait, it was a Borders store . . . so they actually ARE going out of business. Anyway, you know what I mean.

The book, titled A Dance With Dragons, is approximately 1,000 pages long! *gasp* That's about the size of all 3 Lord of the Rings books combined!!! This also makes it roughly the same size as the 3rd book in the series, A Storm of Swords, which was also quite the hefty tome. I love it!

If you haven't started reading this series yet, I suggest you get a move-on pronto! And to help you along that very path, Amazon.com is enticing you with a pretty sweet deal. Yup, click on that link and scroll down to the "Best Value" section to find out how you can get all four previous books in paperback PLUS the new hardcover novel all for the ridiculously low price of $38!!! Considering that the new book alone has a list price of $35, that's quite the damn steal, ain't it? You'd be CRAZY not to go for it!


Last And Certainly Least

It's been a long time since I've added to my collection of "man purse" sightings here in the city. For my really old-skool readers who've been visiting the Bimillennial Man since 2008, you may recall the ground-breaking expose I wrote detailing this bewildering trend here in New York City. Now, although I didn't follow up on that post and the one after it with even more sightings like I had originally promised, mark my words that this disturbing trend has not diminished here in the Big Apple over the intervening years. Quite the contrary, it seems to have gotten worse!

The other day Lisa and I were waiting for the train to head back uptown to the Bronx. And, lo and behold, look what decided to step up to the edge of the platform in front of us:




*sigh*

Yes, unfortunately, this is an all too common sight. Especially during the warmer months. I don't know who these guys think they are, but this hipster look is so not flattering. Ladies, does this guy look like potential boyfriend material to you? I can't imagine who would think that's masculine, but hey . . . maybe I'm just an old-fashioned red blooded American male. I dunno. Guess it takes a village, huh?


Anywho . . .

Sorry for being so darn scarce around these here parts so far this July. I've been negligent in reading up on your own blogs, too. A sure sign that I'm too busy for idle browsing on these here Interwebs these days. But I shall remedy the latter matter shortly, if not the former. So beware: I shall be ALL UP IN YOUR GRILLS in a manner of minutes!

And by grills I, of course, only mean your comments sections. Technology is a wonderful thing, but it's not THAT good.

Not yet anyway.

9 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

Congrats you newlyweds ;) You're not getting older, you're getting better - isn't that the way the saying goes?

Yvonne said...

I've never understood the "man-purse" phenomen! Congrats again on your wedding anniversary! What a great month for you so far! :)

Alittlesprite said...

Congrats on your Anniversary.
Hi, I saw your comment on Frisky Virgins' blog and had to come check your out, seeing you mentioned my favourite show, "Game of Thrones". I'm reading the first book at the moment and I'm loving every minute of it.

As for the Man-bag? Not appealing at all. lol I was more concerned about the guy standing on the yellow line. Gee if he did that over here he would cop a huge fine.

David Batista said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one perplexed by the manbag phenom. It's becoming an epidemic! :)

Oh--and hey! Thanks for visiting, Sprite. Aussies rock! :) And, yeah, this is normal here in New York City. I'm guilty of standing on the yellow line, too, from time to time. We New Yorkers are a crazy bunch. But there is also no fine for doing so. Come to think of it, they should implement one. Some people have ended up on the tracks after all . . .

Oh, and I love hearing from a fellow Thrones fan. Yay!!! Have you perchance checked out my episode reactions to the show? If not, click on the link below for my reactions to the pilot episode:

http://davidjbatista.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-trip-to-westeros.html

getyourselfconnected said...

Great to read you again! Quite the gift indeed, wow. Love the look of that Conan book too.

Watchtower said...

"It's not a purse, it's European!", lol.

Botanist said...

Belated happy anniversary wishes, David.

And I guess with 1000 pages to read you'll be out of circulation for a little while longer then?

Alittlesprite said...

OOO! had to come and tell you...
Did you see Lego is making A Song of Ice and Fire LEGO??!!!
How cool is that?

David Batista said...

OMG, really? That *is* cool! I'm going to have to look into that. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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