Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm in Virginia right now.  
I'm going to New  York tomorrow till Sunday (1/4), and it should be a blast.

A lot has happened since my last update.  I'll fill you in.

I moved out of Ohio, for good.  
Moving out was a pain in the ass.  I was moving crap in and out of my car all night.  It was frustrating.  

The drive was okay, I took a couple naps at rest stops.  The drive from Ohio to Virginia is really boring.  

I get into Virginia, and literally 5 minutes away from my house, I get into a car accident.  

My car is a total loss, so I don't have a car anymore.  Which kind of sucks, but the value of my car is pretty high, compared to how much it cost.  So I guess it was a blessing in disguise?

Yeah, not much since then though, except Christmas shopping, and of course, Christmas itself.  

I'm more excited for New Years.  

I hope ya'll had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and/or whatever you celebrate.  

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Moving is a pain in this ass.

*4:39AM Update*

For the record, I have been up since 8:30AM December 20, 2008.
I have watched 3 movies on TBS, and am still in the process of packing my car.

I've made 5 stops to the dumpster.  Which is walking distance, but not when there are bags of trash that need to be throw away.

I don't even know why I'm taking the time to update.  I feel like I need more of a purpose to this blog.  I just ramble on about my life, and my life is boring.  

Did I tell you that I've yet to finish packing?  

I was more excited to leave columbus 24 hours ago.  But now, I just don't want to do anything.  I can count on one hand the number of things/people I will miss.  Give or take 2 fingers.  

The last time I went out to my car, I took everything out of my trunk.  Then I rearranged it.  I hope I don't have to do that again because it's dark outside, the sidewalk is very icy, and my body is sore from moving stuff all day.  

Now the question remains.  Should I go to sleep soon?  My estimated time of departure was/is 8:00AM December 21, 2008 aka in a few hours.

The logical answer would be yes, but I still have stuff to put away, and perhaps more "tetris" that needs to be played in my car so I can get optimal space usage.  I wonder if it's possible to major in ergonomics.

I have a 22 oz. bottle of NOS in my fridge.  Not the kind you use for your cars to make them go faster.  I really hope this bottle of NOS is enough for my 6-7 hours drive to Fairfax, Virginia.  

Again, I'm rambling again, and I've probably lost 80% of readers by now.  

The next time I update, I'll, hopefully, be alive and in Virginia.  

This is my last update from Ohio.  For now.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Done Deal

I'm done with college!

Now I just need to pick up my diploma, which I will do within the next couple days from the university registrar.

I'm moving back to Fairfax, VA on Sunday.  

I haven't started packing my stuff up yet.  I have a lot of stuff, but I'm also giving away/throwing away most of it.  I need to empty out my trunk.  It has a bunch of crap, that I am probably going to keep, but must be reorganized to optimize my trunk space.  

I just beat Final Fantasy X a couple of hours ago.  I didn't get all the side quest items (sorry Cecil).  I wanted to.  I really did, but I thought to myself, "If I don't beat this game soon, I'm never going to pack, or do anything productive."  So I had to beat the game.  It was pretty easy, much like Final Fantasy XII.  I just leveled up a ton towards the end.  

But the journey has ended.  Both my college career, and Final Fantasy X.  

My friends came over today to "surprise" me.  I use quotations because I sort of knew they were coming.  But I didn't know why.  On Saturday they kept telling me, "Monday's going to be good."  and then I'd ask them why and they would just ignore me.  

But when I opened the door, I was glad to see them, even if it wasn't really a surprise.  

What I didn't know was that they were going to cook up some hot pot.  I'll post up pictures of it later.  But man I love hot pot.  

So I haven't sent my resume's out yet.  I'm still a little hesitant.  I feel like my resume still needs work, but find me one person who thinks their resume doesn't need work.  

I need to start acting more "responsible" now.  But I can't just flip a switch so I'll take baby steps.  First...

-Wake up in the morning.  Not 11:59AM, or even 11:00AM, but rather, 9-10AM.  If not, even earlier, like 7-8AM.  I need to enjoy the day.  I'll feel a lot better too, since I feel so sore all the time, probably because I don't leave the apartment much these days.  


-Sleep earlier.  No later than 1:30AM.  But even that's pretty late.  I've been going to bed at like 4-5AM the past few days.  Granted, I was playing Final Fantasy X, but still.  Even now, it's 3:55 AM as I type, yet I beat the game hours ago.  I need to be more efficient with my time.  

There is more, so much more, that I can improve upon, but I don't have the time to list them all.  Actually, that's not true, I probably DO have the time to list them all, but I'm really tired.  And I probably SHOULDN'T sit here and list them all anyways.

Damn...I still need to do some Christmas shopping...

On another note:
I don't know if she reads this but...


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Penguin Holiday Sample Sale


I'm having a hard time focusing.  
I should be studying for my final.  
I should be sleeping.
I shouldn't be on Facebook. 
And I shouldn't be updating my blog.

But, as I'm listening to music, Kanye's 808s and Heartbreaks, I felt compelled to update.

I didn't like Love Lockdown when it first came out.  I'm still not really feeling it, but I've come to the conclusion that I really like Kanye's latest album.  

It's so different, and supposedly genuine.  

Honestly, I take what Kanye West says with a grain of salt, but again, it sounds genuine, and it's not like I personally know the guy.  I give him mad props for this album.  It's not rap, it's pop art (don't confuse with the visual art kind of pop art).

I read up on the album on Wikipedia, because it's such a trusted source.  But for serious, I don't know what I'd do without Wikipedia sometimes.  

The album cover you see here isn't the one that comes with the CD, but this art work will be included in a special Christmas packaging for the CD.  This album art was done by KAWS.  The link leads to his website/blog.  I really like his stuff. 

So I realized that I always end up liking stuff more after I get it.  Especially music.  I'll listen to something and think it's "ehh" or "just okay", but when I listen to it again, way later, weeks, months, maybe a year, I find myself liking it.  I guess my tastes are always evolving.  Then again, if a song or group is flat out bad I try not to give second chances out of principle.  

Okay.  I really should finish my studies.  It's 3:45 AM.  My exam is in less than 12 hours.  

I'm almost done with school.  Assuming I haven't failed any classes this quarter.  
The feeling hasn't settled in yet.  I'm dreading my move out more than I am excited that I'm done.  I'm sure that will change once I put my pencil down tomorrow.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Would you say I'm addicted to Final Fantasy?  

I talk about it/play it an awful lot.  

I beat Final Fantasy XII in November.  I started it last winter, but I never got to sit there and play it until this Fall.  

After beating FFXII, I kind of missed it.  I know it sound stupid, but beating a Final Fantasy, especially after purchasing it almost a year ago, is really fulfilling.  

I didn't want to start the game over, but rather, I wanted to play Final Fantasy X.  I beat it years ago, when I was still in high school.  I still remember the general plot, but I forgot a few things, and the game is significantly different than FFXII that I had to "re-learn" how to play it.  

So I'm in the midst of playing it.  I started last week.  I'm almost done.  But as Cecil recommended, I should do all the side quests and get all the Celestial weapons.  

Besides Cecil, who understands what I'm talking about?
I'm interested in knowing...

But here is my reasoning for playing so much Final Fantasy.  

My Playstation 2 is broken, has been for a while.  The thing doesn't read DVDs, and it isn't under warranty anymore.  

When I move out, I won't be able to play games anymore, that is, until I buy a new console or fix my broken one (I doubt I'll do the latter). 

I want to take advantage of it while I still can! 

On another note.  My last final is on Thursday, and after I take that, I'm virtually done with school.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last First Final

So I didn't realize that I had a final tomorrow (technically today) until Tuesday.  Which would be one days ago, but again, technically two days ago.

I'm still not close to being prepared for it, but I also don't give a damn.  

I mean, I still want to do well, but I've had a bad case of senioritis since junior year.  I just get lazy, and take advantage of the curve.  I don't think I'm a really smart guy, but I also don't think I'm that dumb either.  I can pass a class with an above average score and do it without trying too hard.  Then again, I've had times where I tried hard and failed to get above a B.  So I guess it evens out.

I'm a man of average to (hopefully) above average intelligence.  

I don't really dwell on it though.  

Lately I've been playing a lot of video games.  I recently beat Final Fantasy XII this past November.  It's taken me almost a year to beat it.  Mostly because I never had time to play it.  But I played the hell out of it this Fall.  I felt really good after beating it.  It almost felt like I moved onto the next chapter of my life because it took so long to beat.  Even my room mates were excited.  

I give the game a 9 out of 10.  But I'm not going to review it, because that would be nerdy, and unnecessary, because there are people who dedicate their time to review games elsewhere.  They also get paid.  

BUT.  One would think, "what do you do, now that you've completed FFXII?"  
Oh, you don't think that?

Well if you did, I have started to play Final Fantasy X.  

I know, lame.

But while on my way to beating FFXII, I sort of got obsessed with Final Fantasy.  They are so much fun to play!  It's not the kind of game where you go around and shoot people, whether it be bad guys or innocent pedestrians, but a game with a quest.  A game where the focus is essentially Good vs Evil.  

These games are so EPIC.  I love epic video games.  They have such value to them.  Maybe not replay value, but when you beat it, you say to yourself, "Man.  That was worth it."

Okay I'll stop with the Final Fantasy jargon before I start sounding more lame.

So as my title suggests, my final tomorrow (today) will be my last, first final.  My last, last final is next Thursday.  Then I'm done with college!


I make it seem like I'm way more excited through text, but in reality, I'm not really excited.  

Let me explain.  I'm excited.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm glad I'm done with school.  But I'm not walking either, so it's not like I'm doing the whole "cap 'n' gown" thing.  

I'm a little worried about a couple things.  I have to move out this month, but I don't live in Ohio anymore.  I can't just drive back and forth from school to home.  I live in Virginia now, and it takes like 6-7 hours to drive there.  I'm not going back and forth.  

I have to throw away a lot of my belongings.  Things I really don't need.  I realized this morning that I don't have a lot of variety in my clothing.  I have a lot of clothes (mostly t-shirts), but I only cycle through 7 or 8.  Which is how it's been for the past couple years.  I can honestly fit all the clothes I wear regularly throughout the week in one laundry bin.  Then again I do have my dress clothes and my outerwear. 

I'm just going to give away or throw away some of my clothes.  Or ship some of it home.  

So after moving out, I have to go home, then after that I have to find a job.  YAY!  I'm totally not excited to look for one.  

I want a job.  I really do.  I just don't want to go through all the trouble to get one.  But I will do it, because I have to.  My motivation to get a job, will motivate me to do the necessary things to get me a job.  If that makes any sense.  

I also might go to Korea for a little if it looks like I won't get a job for a while.  It might be nice to get away, but I would also like to be in America, if I get an interview or something.  Wishful thinking perhaps?

That's my life in a nutshell.

If you are curious as to why I have a picture of a polar bear cub, I don't know what to tell ya.  

I don't know why either.  I just wanted to start the post off with a picture.  A cute one at that.  The cub's name is Knut.  That adorable polar bear cub from Germany.  Of course, Knut is no longer that cute.  Knut is probably no longer a cub either.  But it was hella cute when it was a cub.  This thing is adorable!  I want it as a pet under one condition: it has to stay that small.  

Come on science...get on that.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Last Week of Class

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  
I spent mine at my roommates house in Toledo, Ohio.

I've never been there in all my years in Ohio.  It's a pretty blue collar town, also sort of ghetto.

I didn't take any pictures, mainly because the only things I wanted to take pictures of were when I didn't have my camera on me.  

I was online earlier and I found this Portland Trailblazers fan blog, and you know how they have that thing?

Well they did it for Greg Oden, and I thought it was/is hilarious.  
Greg Oden is tight.  Not only because he played for Ohio State, but also because he's a funny guy.  

Greg wore the same thing as me, and copied my hair style for picture day in 1980...He looks better.

These are some other pictures...I have stuff to do, but I did this instead.  



What's sad is that my face fits the fat guy outline so well.  Then again, I did put more effort in resizing the image.  

Honestly.  These pictures can keep me occupied for hours.

Summer Recap Part III will have to wait.

I want to start a "homeroom."  
Perhaps a MAIP 1974 Homeroom??