Britt5091 Origins: In Every Dark Cloud There’s a Silver Lining…

Welcome to Britt5091: Origins, where I dig up old blog posts I used to write for IGN’s community under the username Britt5091. Some posts may make you giggle, some may make your eyes bleed, and some may make you stroke your beard in a pensive manner. All you need to know is that these posts, no matter how terrible some of them may be, ultimately lead to everything I do now.

In Every Dark Cloud There’s a Silver Lining…or something like that.

August 4th, 2009

I’m really happy my 360 Red Ring of Death’d my ass.

Remember about a year ago when the Xbox 360 Pro had a 20 gig HDD? Then Microsoft replaced the 20 gig with a 60 gig and discounted the price of the remaining 20 gigs to clear inventory blah blah blah? Anyway, I had a 20 gig Pro.

The morning after my 360 went tits up I headed off to Best Buy.

A Best Buy Warranty and dead 360 in hand, I approached the customer service counter and told the clerk with a smile that I had an ‘RROD problem’. Judging by the look on his face, the poor guy had no idea what I was talking about and likely thought I had just confided in him that I had a venereal disease or something.

But once he saw my 360 a little light went off in his head. Taking my 360 he quietly said, “Oh, the red lights. We’ve had about 10 people in here this week with that problem.”


Anyway, since the 20 gigs are discontinued, I was able to swap mine for the 2008 holiday bundle–a 60 gig that includes Kung Fu Panda and Lego Indiana Jones. I didn’t know stores were still carrying those. They must be left over from the holidays? Anyway, I’m pretty excited about Indy.

Not too shabby!

Also this weekend my fam had our annual “Tiki Party” and it was a blast. I just picked a few of the pictures to share! Unfortunately all the good ones included family members that would kill me if I posted their drunken asses for the world to see, so I had slim pickin’s.

Uh oh…

I was trying to tell everyone I was sober enough to stand on one foot. And yes it required my eyes to be shut.

Normally I don’t go for ankle biters but this dog was so freakin cute. So cute he made my face distort.

Fun weekend had by all!


Britt’s Note

January 16th, 2012


I’m too butt-hurt to say any more. Except for HOLY HELL I look young in those photos! I was barely 21…ah, good times. Good times indeed.

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