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Going Through the Motions

The past week felt like a breath of fresh air. Ever since the start of Autumn, I have been really busy with a lot of developments in my personal life. For the most part, I’m sorting out the finer details of adulthood and finally feel committed to improve myself. Still have I not found a place I want to be just yet, but I hope the shotgun of requests will find a way to get me somewhere.

This year with more games on my Steam account, I’m starting to get a lot of game updates around autumn. Though I am more than happy to play through these games. I worry I might be losing steam (Pardon the pun) when it comes to recording new  gameplay for my YouTube channel. Regardless, I will not give up on my channel just yet. For now as more new content, I would like to get into multiplayer co-op matches if I find them. Beyond recording, I’m playing through the new content from Interstellar Marines update 14, though it’s limited. I’m still hooked on playing Star Trek Online and it’s Delta Rising content has left me playing an hour a day exploring the new end game. On the Insurgency front, the new Nightfall DLC looks interesting; at the moment of this post, I’ve taken a peak of it on release. I feel like I could record more if I could somehow get my hands on new games. For the moment, I’ll settle with what I can buy and download. Gaming on a budget has it’s downfalls.

With YouTube and the new stuff, I have lacked in exercise. I promised I would keep exercising but I want to do more then just push ups while I wait for videos to render. I want more than just the usual. I would join gym but at the moment, my finances does not accommodate a gym membership at the moment. Maybe having a running buddy would be even beneficial, if I had a friend who enjoyed exercise. I’ll keep trying to stay fit while the weather gets more forbidding.

For now the new things in my life has to take precedence over the stuff I’ve created the past 10 months. Though the old and new my clash, both from my point of view have a part into my future. The only question is how much and would it be good for me.

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Fun Feast Friday is back!

Hey everyone, just want to let you know I’ve updated my Fun Fest Friday page with some new information.

With the premiere of season 6 on Thursdays, I would like to take this opportunity to really explore some of the content. Well mostly, I want to play the Tholian stuff. But as always, up for anything in Star Trek Online since it’s a grind fest at the top.

To save some time here’s the information I’ve added.

Game: Star Trek Online
My name will be: Romeo McGrual (Romeo@Shooter-90)
Date/Time: 20 July 2012, 5PM EST
In-game meeting place: Nukara Sector, Eta Eridani Sector.

Also I’ll be giving away some stuff if anyone is interested but can’t level up in time. It’s first come first serve, I may throw in some good endgame gear for a few lucky people.

Come out this friday!

Bam…A game called Life

We had all those days when we escape in our head and wish that big wish. “I wish life was a video game.” Well buddy, easier said than done. Life would be way better to have attributes of an amazing video game. Better yet, why not all video games? This is likely everyone’s pipe dream, to become the cunning protagonist of an all time amazing plot called “Your Existence”. This video game would involve an ESRB rating of A for awesome involving nudity, violence and awesome. Whether you put it into a genre, you want [insert game features here] to become a wicked reality. But imagine how that would be like just for a moment. Right here, right now; think of all the games you played, what would you want in real life? Don’t worry, these are words…not like they’re going to leave you. I can wait…

…done? No? Okay, a few more minutes…

…done? Alright, let’s share!

We’ll take as how would a normal life would be from a perspective of a first person game. I like shooters, so FPS is a nice way to go.

So what would life be like? Well for starters, if I was born, it would be nice to customize myself. Like come on, you technically didn’t pick your avatar. Your genes literally hit that Randomize button like in Star Trek Online or The Sims. Then again your genes does do a better job than you can match certain features. To that; hats of nature, you are awesome. Though some genes suck though since they give you inherited abilities, like “Get Diseases” which is +15% Susceptibility to all Disease. Or what about “Light Drinker” which is a 50% chance of getting drunk on the first drink. Okay, the last one maybe isn’t inherited; you get my point. If anything, I would go with “Tank” for the 20% resistance and “Hindsight” for a small Perception boost. Not much a pick, but at least I’ll be visually acute with a powerful immunity to certain things. As always, we can never pick our abilities; genetics, life’s epic buzz kill. Though if by parallels, my world would be kind of like Grand Theft Auto IV. Drive cars, do whatever you want, strip club, die and respawn at a hospital. Like come on, the physics is hilarious too considering you can fall from space and hit water without dying. Even times just landing in a weird way can surprise you. Though if it was like GTA, the kicker would be a lot of drugs and random violence. Double edge sword considering you could gain money like crazy from just beating up pedestrians.

Cars are so last century though, from point A to B you have to wait or watch the world go by. Of course, would be nice if you can watch the world go around. But when you’re late for something, I want a damn Portal gun. Pop it from one place to the next. Heck, even NASA could use it. Since speed going is speed coming out, space travel would be a bit easier. Vacation? No problem, your trip is cut by half. Pay for a one way ticket and travel back via portal, then congrats you have a permanent place to take an vacation whenever you want. And for my political readers, if you wanted to govern over a city, state or country; it’s now super simple in this fantasy land. Easy to manage city fund and handle affairs; almost as easy as Simcity! Careful not to tick of the residents while you’re at it.

Spending all that time spending funds and jacking cars, don’t know about you but I would be hungry after running along the sidewalk for 6 blocks without a care in the world. I wouldn’t mind downing food in a single bite or suddenly absorbing it through my clothes and my skin. Taking from a bit of Grand Theft Auto, the clothes. Would be nice to have a preset amount of clothes rather “designer” fashion and such. Then again, I’m a guy and I don’t really need anything fancy to wear (I don’t think I need anything).  However the downside would be that the same dull pair of pants day after day and can’t really wash it in terms of in a “Grand Theft Auto meets reality” universe. Same goes with everything else I guess, but at least you can respawn back into a fresh set of the same dull outfit.

When it it comes down to DIY projects, it seems every game has the same general idea. Gather what you need, make it, enjoy. Either you wait for a timer to get it done or you would have to spend time to gather resources. No matter, it seems art imitates life when it comes to crafting albeit simplified. It’s not like I can make myself a gun out of one brick of metal or a computer out of sand, a brick of metal and plastics. It’s much more involved and labour intensive than just farming the resources and holding it in your hand and saying “make me a salad.” Large requires material items, a form of energy like heat or electricity and a whole lot of time. Even with crafting your first thing in real life, it’s not perfect; it’s way under perfect that when looking back to that very day, you could say “wow, that was indeed a crappy thing I made.” So chalk one to life for making crafting way harder, requiring experience and training, more materials than you need and some way to make those mats adhere to one another.

As you can tell in my little imaginative world, it would be partly based off a some MMO’s and RPG games with undertones of RTS. Of course, it will have it’s own problems and it’s own solution. Nothing is truly perfect, just better than it was before.

Up in the grey space

Everyone with free time have stared into space and asks unworldly questions, fact! Most I can say is they start with “what if?” We made them, asked them, answered them. Crazy, logical or even an odd conversation; it is great to boost a conversation. Zombies, sex, murder scenarios, probably the major three I have asked or answers.

Here is some of them I want to pass around. For every question, read my answer and think of how you answer; or don’t and enjoy the post for the sake of entertainment.

Way before the apocalypse and zombies became mainstream, I was given the question how I would handle the apocalypse if it happened now. So if it happened now while I was on my bed, I would be unprepared. But I would have a first aid kit ready, then accessibility to equipments/weapons. Starting with more aid as in food and medical supplies. There’s a pharmacy (Shopper’s Drug Mart to be specific); as well as 2 supermarkets, a Wal-mart and plenty places to hide. However without a very well built weapon, a city of millions would defeat bullets. However I do own some old hockey sticks and knives from the kitchen. So I think I can fashion a few axes and spears. All I need is companions with cooking and technical skills, safety in numbers.

Relationship scenarios are interesting and usually result in a long debate especially varying different opinions. One being Hilary Duff or Lindsey Lohan. Unfortunately this was much after Lindsey taking in so much bad publicity, she seemed okay then all the drinky-drinky. If it wasn’t paired with Duff and asked before all the bad stuff, I would consider it. Though I have heard interviews and Hilary seems an interest person to chat up. Probably her, I envy a certain hockey player.

Recently, same guy same question with different celebrity names. “Would you rather have sex with Hayley Williams or Taylor Swift?” First, why sex? Why must it be sex first? I wouldn’t go around shacking up every beauty. They’re beautiful and attractive, but sex would likely be last on the list or somewhere on the bottom of the list. Back to question at hand, Hayley or Taylor? Sex aside, they are evenly well matched. Attractive, eloquent, seems interesting are all there. Hayley seems to have a bold vibe, not sure if it is her personality or clothes; I like both. Taylor, she’s seems like a gentle and sweet personality. Also Taylor and I have an odd similarity in a certain number. I see it every day and good things usually happen. Well good would be exaggerated, more like I would be better off than before and my luck stat is pretty low. Now the bad side to get into that, it is always good to think of the downside. Songwriters they are, likely going to get a bad song for every good song. Public life is great but if someone pulls you under the bus, kind of a unattractive feature but a good thing to know she’s thinking of you. Popularity would also be a great undoing since I would lose out personal time. Saving best for last, way out of my league. Have you seen my profile picture? Like to that itself, would you or not? Anyways I had to answer this mind boggle. Close race that I had to choose. If anything best case if I was in that scenario; best friends with Hayley and Taylor’s on top. Though I must remark, why did you make it sex related?

Same person got Heavy Rain once the hype simmered down. It gave the protagonists choices to cut his finger off and other mature actions. So he asks “would you cut your finger off or get kicked in the nads?” Nads, most definitely nads. Then the chain of question rolls in. “Kick in nads or wake up in jail?” Depends if I did something wrong; misunderstanding then jail, otherwise nads. “Wake up in jail or wake up in bed with a man sleeping next to you?” I am pro to sexuality. You can choose how you run your personal life, relationships and all. However I have a comfort zone when it comes to my sexuality so I chose jail. At least it was a misunderstanding and not a drunk decision.

Walking down a busy downtown street, another chain of questioning. “Would eat two bowls of noodle soup or eat a whole plate of fried chicken?” I ate many things and learned a few things. Fried fills you up quick and water can be expelled easy so soup is easy to do depending on size of the bowl. I use to eat a lot, now just on moderation. “Soup or random item on the menu?” That day, I had my eyes set on a nice warm bowl of beef noodle soup. “Soup or steak served by a hot waitress?” Both good, I flipped for it. for the waitress. I like a good steak, otherwise it isn’t worth walking in. Well this descended into a bit seedy line of questioning where it ended into choosing really odd things. Never again.

Grewsome and morbid, murder. I asked one “One bullet, who would you shoot?” This one was a hard decision that I tried to answer the question. Since I didn’t specify, I started bend the rules. Evil people, I mean people who push you around and get what they want for personal gain. That’s hard to accomplish, lots of evil people and only one round; going to go big quite literally. Unless I can beat people with the gun…huh.

Hope I have given you something random to think about it. Play this when you have friends or just to post some hypotheticals for kicks. Feel free to comment or even ask one down below. Would you ask a question or just post a comment?

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Going to be the best Friday yet!

The last Fun Fest Friday was dud, but I’m pretty sure of myself for this Friday. First of all aside from updating my last post, the prize may increase just slightly and it might turn into a giveaway and PvP session. Considering I may or may not have some stuff I bought that might come in handy for someone else, I promise it’s not junk; more like overflow and I don’t necessarily need doubles of some items. Besides, the honest thing to do is to encourage more people to enjoy the game.

Also I started to tinker with creating a channel. Currently, it’s “nawkcirewordpress”; it’s private but you can contact me in game for details and maybe an early invite in and stuff. Just in case, I’m reading up on the channel commands in case I need them before I put it up as a public channel.

Remember folks, Friday at 5pm Eastern! See you there.

Probably the one MMO I love–“STO…you may stay…for now…”

As a fan of the 90’s Star Trek (Never saw the Original Series yet), I’ve always wanted a comparable game. Obviously, I’ve been going on about it for awhile; I do apologize, the little voice in my head wants to play. If not play, then think of Star Trek Online.

Most of the the time spent now as  vice Admiral is just doing the dailies and working on getting the story done. Not much of a level grind, but a repetitive grind for loot to be turned into set items. Before I focused on gathering dilitihum from the hourly events. Since completing the Breen storyline, I have enough dailies to provide the 8000 dilithium I would normally receive from other means. With that said, the 500 refined dilithium from the current anniversary event seems so insignificant. Of course there’s always something a bit more special in terms of events. Normally it would be some magically reason to hold an event. Well logically, it is the second year this game has been active. However in game, seems like old Q is at it with his omnipotent mischief. Though I though it would be a bit more annoying, it still is. Gathering his buddies in Starfleet Academy to receive a party popper, dilithium, or the mystery box (chance of the two or some random rare loot). I was hoping something more devious like turning my ship into an amoeba or he would harass me in some extra-dimensional way. Along with this big celebration of party proportions, Starfleet is rolling out their new class of ship. Bigger than anything built to date, the Odyssey is very noticeable despite everyone not trying her out. I for one, will let her mellow out a bit before I give her a spin; I’m not quite done with my Intrepid. For now, all I’m doing to her is adding consoles and refitting the weapons.

I’ve been considering since I have a lot of things in my bank that I would start doing something to clean it up. Not quite sure whether I should haphazardly give them away to people or make it interesting by posting clues on my RPG blog and see who might want to try and turn their skill into some in-game goodies. Probably make it into an intellectual pursuit rather than something you can look up on a wiki. I’ll be thinking about it maybe have a test run. Speaking of which…here’s some info for the next Fun Fest Friday.

Game: Star Trek Online

Time: Friday Feb 24, around 5pm Eastern. Feel free to just drop in and say hi.

Voice Chat: Nope sorry…maybe next time. However I will set up a chat channel in game for anyone who wants to join in. Watch the Fest Fest page for updates this week.

Cryptic handle: @Shooter-90 (also try Romeo@Shooter-90)

I will be at: Andoria (Vulcan Sector Sirius Block), likely just sitting in a corner or something.

The Fun Fest page has been updated so take a look if you have questions. Lets make a bit interesting since I will be in a corner of some place. How about first person who finds me and challenges me to a duel can get the opportunity to best me in PvP and get some starter goodies like:

-20 Large Hypos

-20 Large Shield Cells

-20 Large Power Cells

-All the batteries I have on my ship at the time (currently 20 engine batteries, 15 shield batteries and 20 weapon batteries; trying to collect 20).

-1 Cryo Tribble

-5, 000 Energy Credits

-And next blog and if you win, I will declare I got defeated by you in my next post.

Rules to the PvP fight:

-Bat’leths or fists (unequip weapons for fists)

-Free use of any device to benefit you (4 slots to fill, make your choice)

-No skill usage. I can’t heal myself except with hypos, so don’t use skills or it would be pretty cheap.

-No bystander buffs/debuffs. As in you can’t bring a buddy to be your advantage.

-If downed, other person should revive if possible. We all have that revive skill, good time to use it as a friendly gesture!

Win or lose, nice little offering of some goodies considering the starter pack in C-store is pretty pricey compared to what I’m offering. Of course if I feel up to it, I may allow others to fight me as well.

Aside from that, I will be helping anyone with missions or you just want someone to tag along to make it interesting. Two ships are better than one!

I forgot to mention, I must apologize for the last time we did this. I was caught up with real life stuff so I wasn’t able to be at my computer. This time, I’m saying no to real life invites; so I can accept your party invites (yay!)

Stay tuned!

Fun Fest Fridays

Hey guys,
I’ve updated the recently added Fun Fest Friday page.

Next week we’ll begin having some fun in Star Trek Online. Some details I will still have to work out and the meeting place might be crowded since it’s the default social zone to start.

Keep checking the page for more information since it might be on the 17th or 18th that I will have all that information up. Also I don’t like the tech setup for Ventrilo and the price of a TeamSpeak server so Raidcall is the way to go. I’ve added the link to it inside the page so check it out and download. A small company with big dreams, and free servers to give to all who sign up. All users will have to sign up to use the servers whether it is to make them or join them.

Doubt there will be a lot of starting content for some teamwork based stuff. If not, we can always have a chat on Raidcall and stuff. Doesn’t have to be game related. Though if there is, it’s going to be one busy night just running around and killing stuff!

Hope to see you there on Friday!

Trek to Trek–Serious RPG fun time!

This week is starting to intensify in activity with new tasks I have set up for myself. Most importantly setting up the new content no matter how big or small it is. Most so far revolves around games. Given yes, it’s close to free to play launch. Though I wanted to leave a little something for anyone who subscribed or stumbled upon this blog to fins some use or information out of here, with or without my own opinions. Though now seeing my compendium of net terms may be a continual work in progress, I’m going to shift focus back to some Star Trek Online prep work I’ve been saving up the the last week. The the aid of Memory Alpha and the Star Trek Online Wiki, I’ve broken down to the few necessities I wish to start this seriously.

Though I have engaged into role playing in the past, I think this time I should really buckle down and think hard about this one. The fundamental execution of how everything will play out. First off small is the research of what I can or cannot do from the start of the game. Thanks to the features matrix on Cryptic’s website and comparatively the specifics provided by the wiki, a few things to point out from my previous post about Star Trek Online. One thing, I won’t have a spare character for free play. Looks like it’s all going to be straight up one Federation character. Never liked the Klingons; not being a racist, just don’t like the art direction since it’s too aggressive for my taste. So my roleplay character seems to be more or less “on duty” and “off duty”. Fine with me, until I can trade dilithium for points. Because of this, I was planning on a separate blog which would suit as a “Captain’s Personal Log” for all the roleplay stuff. From just gameplay and after action reports for battles and missions. I doubt I would cover ever mission but I would place in hints and clues of where I’m act in the log. However out of character stuff would be removed from the blog so it doesn’t seem too out of place. Which does raise one more question on how I will keep track of how I will go about playing this. Fortunately, I do have a tablet that will have me log down information and use those notes to form a post (thanks Evernote!)

Next on the agenda, ship set up. My inspiration will be quite limited since I wanted at the start a tank at the start. I’m always the guy as the tank. This time, new approach; the healer. In all likelihood, it would involve science and the science line of ships. People may disagree, but I’m sticking to this and going to use it to the best of my abilities. Speaking of which, I’m doing my best to ignore skill trees. If you were in the 25th century, I highly doubt anyone would just build a human in terms of skills and abilities. So like in life, I blindly go forth in this endeavour. Of course, I will mark my way with breadcrumbs on my new blog when the time comes. Now the name, what will be my name? For now, I am uncertain. Since I’m assuming all ship and RP names are unique, the best way to really go about it is a random name generator for now for some good solutions.

Ships is another philosophy, however. I wanted something to reflect on an elegant yet scientific perspective. I was and still is much of a Voyager series acolyte. All things considered, I may have already decided on ships and uniform design. Names on the other hand, may get tricky for ships. Like character names, I have no clue what is taken or not. Just some blind faith and some avoidance of names of ship classes and current canon ships; of course, anything other players may have taken as well. One thing I was really hoping for was the Delta class shuttle, aka the Delta Flyer from Voyager. Unfortunately, they turned that thing into a cash shop item. Looks like the one most awesome thing I wanted in game will have to be farmed for unless serendipity steps in and sends me off with this gift (hmmmm Serendipity, adding that to the list.) I have going to plan out two ships, one for a small shuttle and a large starship so I don’t have to be oh so bored about everything. Some challenges I would accept as a ship captain.

So to this blog I spoke about. Well obviously, going to handle over another blog. It will run parallel to my personal blog here. I’m not abandoning you guys, just giving you more stuff to read rather the same old stuff. The name however, I wanted to be suited to the name of my captain. Since he is unknown at the moment, it will be down the line before I start up the blog. Most likely when I’m making my character is when around the same time that blog will be online. Of course as time progresses I will add some nifty little things to the blog and maybe renovate it to give it a more techy look and feel. Once again, I’m not closing this blog down; just adding one more for more literary pleasure. Hope you like sci-fi, because I have plans; some good, some just random like this blog. Character meets creator. For now, I’m experimenting and looking around for some designs I might enjoy and would want to have for the blog. Maybe set up a WordPress STO roleplay network (or join one). Maybe start a fleet and have a large network of roleplay blogs among them (hint: you’re invited!) How would the roleplay be involved? Well not necessarily in game since most would just play because it’s free. Most of the role play will come from the blog of course and solo play missions; though if co-op permits, I may give in names of certain players in game.

Boiling it down, the blog would be from my character’s view of his world like this is a view of mine.

Game brain – Almighty gift and addictive curse

As I’m writing this, I can’t stop getting Minecraft out of my head. It’s just so tempting to hit that link and just dive in for a full day in a hole digging and and mining. Its the pure randomness of finding mineral deposits I think attracts me. Maybe the fact that I want to breed farm animals like a mad scientist but eat them like a carnivore. It’s not the first time I’ve been addicted to a game. I’ll admit, it’s beyond the 10th time I’ve been addicted. Wish it wasn’t like that, but it’s one of the unstoppable urges to hit the next level or get the next kill (In this case, break the next block.)

This “game brain” of mine wouldn’t necessarily be a blessing or a bane. Considering every perspective, I can surely say any pro to playing video games is a meatspace con. Sure, I might not represent the 99% of male Dorito FPS-ers; I don’t think we’re even that high (Let that phrase settle and you’ll get it, hehe.) I may be obsessed on one thing on the game industry or my knowledge as a gamer and a consumer may give me an edge over any outsider, but there are yet so many things that could really have turned out horribly. Rather than rambling on my acceptance to my problem, I’ll give you the summary of it’s “perks” of having game brain.

#1

Pro: Hand eye coordination

How: Killing noobs and being situational aware of a virtual battlespace.

Con: Not applicable in playing sports

#2

Pro: Next-gen graphics at the ready for immersion, f*** life!

How: Play/buy/pirate/steal games

Con: Eyes will have a slight burning and tingling sensation after 6 hours. Your character won’t feel it though.

#3

Pro: Team player, leadership skill improves

How: Strategic gameplay and teamwork in your games. Thanks Project Reality!

Con: Time based learning, like school but with super wicked cool graphics…and you only learn about leadership.

#4

Pro: Knowledge of games and how they work

How: Servicing your own computer and troubleshoot your own problems. Also learning what you can about the game in question.

Con: You will gain some unneeded “vitamin D”. In this case, “D” for douchebag.

#5

Pro: Make split second decisions

How: To shoot or not to shoot? That is the hypothetical question. Tap once to check, tap again to kill.

Con: You might develop some ADHD from within, have fun with that one.

#6

Pro: Euphoria. Like getting high, but from dopamine triggered from one of the five kinds of fun (Try and guess the other four.)

How: Play a game, get dopamine to your brain. Just a science thing, or is it a psychological thing?

Con: Play about 10 hours of games before 2 am and try making a choice of Doritos in the aisle of your local supermarket. BBQ or Nacho Cheese? This might take an hour..or more…

#7

Pro: Fanaticism

How: Like it, love it, keep it, hate it, want it, need it; sound familiar?

Con: Fanaticism, more “vitamin D” for you! That and may lose respect with people who don’t share your views (Or you insult them on their fanaticism, you douche.)

#7

Pro: Make friends over the internet

How: Community building, join/make clans/guilds/squads/cabal and just being active in playing so everyone knows your names (Just like in Cheers, but being a guy named Norman…you might get the whole “are you serious?” interrogation treatment.)

Con: Lose friends over the meatspace

#8

Pro: Feel superior in every video game aspect to be a self-renowned “pro”

How: Kill noobs without dying too much, play for long hours, be all you can be in your game…be the medic (Don’t understand?)

Con: Hallmark just released the new V-card to express your loneliness for all occasions…

#9

Pro: Fun! Just calm down and relax…like a bookworm, but it involves a chair

How: Play a game you like and watch the hours go by with every moment.

Con: Addiction! You thought smokers were disgusting…

#10

Pro: Ideas…games and life regardless.

How: Like getting totally baked and talking about how we’re all connected in a inter-dimensional neural network interlinked to the universe which communicates with us constantly but we choose to ignore it for the pursue of capitalistic ideals of a free society which is deprecating the social structure of liberties for capital gain to create a New World Order consisting of oil companies and large corporate conglomerates to control the minds of the people in coerced consumerism and suppress modern man to mere mortal slaves to multimillion advertisement laced with subliminal messages and perspective of sexuality above natural selection to produce the next generation without the proper thought process to communicate on an intellectual level to notice corporate American taking over the world and be forged by the corporate motive to collapse government and – wait, what?

Con: No one is listening…I bet you skimmed the How section above, see? I told you so.

So in a way, I have to balance a balance already balanced. Tough job especially when dealing with an equilibrium within an equilibrium.

I appreciate input as usually, leave a comment. Until next week!

Recovery over, time to run like crazy!

Oh man, when I woke up today; it was a relief. Yesterday I was aching in pain for the whole day from sunrise to sunset. Though, I do feel I have stronger legs after tearing them up the day before; I still have a bit of pain on my calf. I tried running on it today and it wasn’t so bad, I got in about 1.6 km which is still pretty good for a guy wincing in pain on every other step. I pretty confident once I heal up, I got that 1.5 in the bag. Just need 0.9 more and to keep pace, my pacing has been pretty fast but it’s at a comfortable rate that I’m not going to tired out so fast.

The whole week you might have noticed I’ve been posting up more than usual. I’m trying to cut back on playing videos once again and seems like the hardest task is to keep busy. So for now, blogging and running are the ways to go. I woke up just as the sun came up today and when for that nice run and went to bolster my food supply with some cereal. I’m trying to go on a carb diet of grains and minimal protein. Though I should really add more protein for optimal results.  Back in the day, I wasn’t really health conscious. Guess it’s a price for growing up. The meds must be really kicking in since I’m pretty focused all day and I’ve been trying to get as much done as possible. Like I’ve been contemplating this one idea. Well, it’s more of a question.

This summer it’s been a hassle for me to find shorts considering I rarely buy them. My closet is just filled with jeans, t-shirts and sweaters (my jacket too, but that’s on a hook than in the closet). The couple pairs of pants I have that’s not jeans are cargo pants. To put to bluntly, they see more action than my jeans. I wear them everywhere since it’s so versatile. With 6 pockets of varying sizes, you can’t really go wrong. Don’t believe me? I once carried a 6 inch sub sandwich, my keys, wallet, cell phone, a small notebook, small bag of chips, pen, and a CD. By definition, cargo pants is to a purse. So why can’t cargo pants be fashionable. Of course they come in the shorts variety, but I mean in terms of a trend. It comes in handy when you need pockets and I just find pockets in jeans usually doesn’t get the job done or they would rip. And hey while we’re at it, why not a cargo skirt for the ladies? Screw the purse, wear a cargo skirt. You can store your wallet, make-up, keys, drink, toiletries, paper/notebook, pen, phone, and mace right on you. Also it leaves your hands free to do whatever you please. Sure it might sound stupid, but cargo pants is the one thing I love to wear because of that portability factor. 

While we’re on the topic of of military wear, why not have a jacket or vest rather than carry a briefcase around. It’s like cargo pants, but for your chest! Ever want to sit on the couch with a beer, chips and the remote but you only have 2 hands? Cargo vest! Bringing a metal water bottle for your on the go need? Hang it off your cargo vest while you carry 2 more bottles. You’re a construction work and you don’t have space on your tool belt, what do you do? Cargo vest! Getting stabbed but your personal weapon is on your belt or purse? No problem, slip it in your cargo vest and whip it out and beat the guy senseless with your awesomeness. Don’t need that backpack kids – cargo vest!

Oh, that last week of August will be pretty much the pinnacle of my summer since I’m going to my old high school to get a reference for my application. After that, I need one more and it’s kind of hard to fit such a 5 year requirement. I’m not going to give up, I’m going to find that one person that would fit. Pretty much, I have nothing planned until then so I might just exercise and blog. But I know my notebook is going to be used more vigorously until then.

Beyond blogging and jogging, I spent some time fixing up my site a bit. Just merging categories and making a new one. So now there’s a place for reviews and such. I’m bound to do them anyways so I might as well open it up and let people take a look. Don’t expect a specific kind of review like a game or something else, but at least it’s a little diversion. I’m going to still be tinkering with my WordPress site, so be ready for some minor changes. I’m working on learning the Dashboard settings and see if I can change it up to something I’m content on. Speaking of WordPress, I’ve been adding tags to my subscription page. All this time I’ve been going to tags to look up stuff while I had this to just click and see. It’s a pretty lengthy list and I think I prefer the tags page since I have to keep scrolling for stuff and the scrolling is pretty laggy since it loads large chunks. No matter, I’m going to try and get working on those settings!

Feel free to comment and question. I will definitely try to respond.