Update

I promised to bring you up to speed on things around here... this is the short version.

Black Vatican, the webcomic - We had an influx of new members on the forum, but I ended up deleting all of them and their posts because they were obscene, insulting, stupid, off-topic trolls. Although Flynn is the cyberthug around here, I am not afraid to swing the mod hammer in a vicious manner.

The Pope's New Bed - is lovely. Kingsize, very papal, sleeps perfectly. It ought to - it was over 4 digits in price before I started buying sheets and duvets!

Spring Break - very relaxing. Didn't accomplish much besides spring cleaning. Went to Boulder one day, and that was nice and mellow as well. I just wish the break was longer.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - is a lot of fun. It was my birthday gift from Flynn, and I have invested about 21 hours into it so far, and the menu says I've completed 45% of the storyline. I heart Samus.

Army of Two - is fun too, but there are serious targeting problems. It is, however, an excellent concept; a game that is best with a buddy. I know that my abysmal FPS skills are holding Flynn back, but shooters always seem more fun in split screen.

Badminton - I played 4 times during spring break and it was awesome. I just ordered a new racquet (because I'm a gear-whore) and I'm getting psyched for the intramural tournaments coming up. On Friday, March 28, Flynn and I will be playing in the men's doubles intramural, and G-Fresh will be my partner in the mixed doubles tournament. I fully expect to get smoked, but I think we will do better than the last time...

Squash - I just bought myself a racquet, and I love it. Much lighter than the racquets they rent at the gym. Flynn and I played with the "doubles" ball and it seems to be the right amount of bounce for playing squash on a racquetball court. A racquetball court is 8 feet longer and a foot wider than a regulation squash court, so the very low bounce squash balls used for competiton are pretty hard to play with. The doubles ball has significantly more bounce and covers the court better. It's not "real" squash, but it's still better than racquetball...

Handball - We placed an order for new gear - most of us have sweated enough on our gloves to make them rot. We've got some interest from female players, so we got some of the softer white label balls (the official ball used for Ladies competition). I'm excited about my new handball t-shirts (more gear-whoring)!

Racquetball - My old racquet was no longer symetrical due to repeated impacts with the walls, so I bought a new one (see "gear-whore" above). It was cheap, but I do feel the need to play a bit more to justify the purchase. Maybe I'll go back to the racquetball RSO to get a few games in - eh. I mostly bought it because the girls want to play racquetball...

Imelda and Ajax - are both horribly spoiled. They got to spend a lot of time out of ther cages during spring break and they are now not very pleased by my return to classes. There was a battle of wills on Monday morning when I went to put them back in after their showers. Brats. Where did I go wrong as a parent?

School - is taxing. Rarely have I despised a professor as much as one that I have a class with this year. His grading is so arbitrary, his lecture style so disconnected, his powerpoints so irrelevant, his handouts so hastily constructed and poorly edited, that I want to choke him. Alas, the class is required, and no one else teaches it. I pray for a B...

Weight loss - is progressing slowly. I lost a few more pounds over the break, and I am committed to adding some cardio to my daily routine, in addition to playing my games. I am currently reading a book called Chi Running that promises to make me not hate running. We'll see... I've always hated running. I used to always say, "I didn't train for years with guns, stick, swords, knives, and empty hands to run from shit."

We'll return to our usual erratic posting schedule tomorrow. Which is not a promise of any kind.

4 comments:

WNG said...

That's quite an update, but something was missing...how are the preparations for my birthday month coming along???
Oh, and I have a little something for you over at my blog...

Levi said...

Metroid Prime 3 is one of the best reasons to own the Wii. Another good reason: Smash Bros. Brawl. Get it so I can Jigglypuff you into another dimension!

Modig_Bjorn said...

I miss the video games. Whose leg do I have to hump to get an invite for these sessions. *Whimper*

Flynn said...

The new games are fun, we just beat AO2, we were a little disappointed in the ending but it was a good game.

Squash is a real workout, and a lot of fun.

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