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July 11, 2014

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I’m riding the desk for the first two periods. What’s up for you guys? (Could I possible ask that question more “white” than that? LOL)

I know that Zos and Steph are busy with Ethan. So busy, in fact, that they still haven’t made good on their promise to give this facebook-boycotting blogger some pics! (Hence Ultraman on the right.) Knowing that they are both off work for a month or more, assures me that they are enjoying this first month, rather than being absolutely run ragged like most new parents.

Kenai probably continues to make mad money for his company and spend his time (and bonuses) with the trees, ponds, dogs, and family…and a few chilled brewskis, “Living the life” as the say.

Kenny can be counted on to be sitting shirtless on his leather upholstered sofa, drink and snacks on the coffee table, ordering his Xbox around – it is the submissive “wife” for the 21st Century man – while his most lovely and real wife and daughter talk and laugh quietly in the background, turning every aspect of his life, including endless hours of video gaming, from black and white into full technicolor.

And rED and Grymm, who could be spending their evenings with the fairer sex, choose instead to bond on the “ice and turf” with virtual pucks, and ahem, sticks and balls. I love you guys! Let it never be that I have to send you a deck of “Whipped!“.

Herandar is almost certainly overachieving on the Battlefields. And by overachieving I mean that I always considered him to be a gamer of comparable skills, yet he kicks butt in that game. I die. Then, after I respawn, I die again. I am in an abusive relationship, really. Those stats you see, that’s because I fell down the stairs, I walked into the door, I tripped on the curb. Actually, I mean that literally. I couldn’t get through the ….king door! I pushed the back button to spot the enemy and I pulled up the battlelog again! I pushed “B” to melee and dropped a ‘nade at my feet, pin out. I got shot from a guy I never saw until the death cam showed him running around in orange, which is apparently the new black. Then, I watch Johann and I think, “I wanna be like Mike”.

How about the rest of you lurkers? I see you so seldom these days, I honestly can’t imagine what you are up to.

So, I started playing Guacamelee last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I fear, however, that button mashing will only get me so far. If that is the case, rather than spend a lot of time trying to learn the moves to make combos, I think I would like to go back and finish another great game, Shadow Complex. Hmm… By the way, I sat beside Cornie yesterday watching him play Guacamelee on Hard (see the “make combos” link), with almost no health, and I found that watching him press the buttons was almost as fun as watching the screen. It made me think that it would be cool to focus the Kinect camera on his hands for the picture in picture.

So, it is Guacamelee, Shadow Complex, or watch more of The Blacklist, another one of those guilty pleasures. I can recommend it to no one. I always really disliked James Spader because he is so creepy, but there can be no doubt that he is the reason I am enjoying the show. He was born to play a psychopathic, ex-government agent with a “Blacklist” of undesirables he wants dead. He has a very particular set of attitudes, knowledge, and skills.

Also, there are movies to watch, or at least, there will be movies to watch.

David Linklater (of the Before Sunrise series) directs. His movies aren’t “feel good”. In fact, they are more like feel angst, regret, lost opportunities, and intense loneliness, BUT, they are well done and accurately represent certain aspects of the human condition.

  1. July 11, 2014 10:07 pm

    Rotfl!! Hahaha!! Mad money has been made for the week. Dog laying next to me on my king sized bed. Getting ready to crack some brewskis. You my dearest friend, have me Pegged.

    Got a great email to write you tomorrow. God is Great! He loves us, and ever surprises us with simple blessings. His latest one is for Seth. 🙂

    Ok, finish those classes and meet me tonight on the Battlefield, or somewhere on Cera. The adventure continues, and it’s sweeter still with friends.

  2. Herandar permalink
    July 11, 2014 11:04 pm

    Gotta agree with Kenai on pegging, for I am certainly overachieving at BF4. My hand-eye coordination is only getting worse. Here’s the secret: The deaths don’t matter. They are inevitable. I just do what I can before I’m killed.

  3. Blankman permalink*
    July 12, 2014 12:08 am

    You, brutha, have way too much time on your hands! LOL We (Zos, Grymmie, rED, Kenai, & me) can picture your body shaking trying to keep the laughter in at your desk. Meanwhile, the students that you’re watching don’t know what the heck is going on, they don’t know whether you’re suffering from a seizure or to shake their heads at the Gaijin. LMAO.

    • July 12, 2014 10:39 am

      A pic is worth a thousand words, and “Ultraman” busts me up every time I look at him.

      BTW, sorry I didn’t see you again last night. After repeatedly failing to make contact in the party chat (I could see my bubble lighting up properly, but none of yours were, and there was only silence), I took my shower and then joined Chiiko for a nap that lasted the rest of the afternoon. Then I had to go to a wake in the evening. We will be gone most of the day, tomorrow, too.

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    • Herandar permalink
      July 13, 2014 12:44 am

      The Party chat has been funky for a couple of days now. Sometimes, it just drops out without any sort of notification. You are all still in the same party, but no one can hear anyone else. And then it seems to fix itself, again without any obvious signal, though party membership changes might trigger it.

    • Average permalink*
      July 13, 2014 10:14 am

      Wish I could like comments!

  4. July 13, 2014 5:07 pm

    I’ve been working my ass off. Doing about 48 hours/week, plus about 4-12 hours of studying for my CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) – it’s a certification that’ll help me get into CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), a brutal Master’s Program. Also blogging. I recently deactivated comments, so if ya like something, like the post, drop me an email or hit me up on FB or twitter. Miss ya’ll lots. 🙂

    Saw Zos and Steph’s lad on FB. Super happy for them!

    • July 13, 2014 7:40 pm

      Sounds like a grueling load, but good for you! The benefits in salary and work content will definitely be worth it.

    • July 14, 2014 12:55 am

      Yeah. Well, Bailey will be going to College in five years, so it’s time to wake up. lol. And I’m so close. I’ve been working ICU for six years now. I’d be stupid not to try it!

      The workload isn’t so bad once you get used to it, to be honest. But studying, especially on your own and out of school is probably the biggest challenge!

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