Sunday, January 14, 2007

Last night/this morning I finally finished Zelda: Twilight Princess. After the original buzz of the game people started saying it was the best Zelda game ever. I don't know about that, but it is very good, and it finished strong also in a classic multiple iteration boss fight. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the last fight is that it forced you to use skills that you were tought in the very beginning of the game. Regardless, it is a great game, the question now is what will I play on the Revolution. A new game (Wii Play) comes out tomorrow with a packed in controller. I'm going to go get it for the controller really, but hopefully it will be good game.

Today I'm headed to Gwinett (sp?) to play a day long game of Diplomacy. It should be fun. The idea was started by Bruckner because one of his friends at work wanted to play, so he called me since I own the game. We are going to finish it all today, which made it particularly interesting. So Bruckner got his people (which is a lot since most people are coming with their significant other) and I "got" my people. I knew Bruck was bringing people, so I didn't put out the big APB for everyone. After calling Mark and Jeremy and talking to Mike, and getting some committment from each person, I think only Mike and I will be making the trip today. Mark is out for whatever reasons, and after not talking to Jeremy yesterday, it is up to me to track him down if he is going. At least Mike lives here, but not last night. He was out with Rich last night and didn't come home.

Long ago I realized that unless my friends and I are doing something together (school, sports, living, etc.) the amount of time we see each other is reduced greatly. That isn't a problem, as it has worked well in the past whenever we get together again, but it does make me realize that the people that I see everyday are highschool students, then after that I see college students (at practice), then I see the people at the bar, then I see my girlfriend, then I see my friends. I don't know what I think of that order. As people's lives change it is interesting to see how social networks change. It is something we all have experience with (at least since High School) and could lead to some fun discussions, but I need to drive up to Marietta to go get Diplomacy. Jeremy, give me a call if you read this before noon today.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Recently my friend Dan Heacox referred to this blog as "[my] video game blog." Not to bash on any of the other content that gets put up here, but I do spend a lot of my time here writing about video games. I wonder what percentage of the posts on this blog have at least one word about video games?

Tomorrow my trip in NY will come to a close. There haven't been that many great stories about my times here. It has been a blast, but nothing like last year. I almost went out clubbing tonight in the city. Almost. That's where my story lies, in the realm of potential.

I'm potentially in my last semester as a high school teacher. I don't know if I like that appraoch to the subject, but that is one way of looking at it. Dr. Prilutsky has found a fellowship through Tech that I can apply for, but it only gets me $4000 over the course of a whole year. I'm not sure if I will be able to swing this Ph.D. thing without going in the red, while is something that I'm not quite willing to do.

On the videogame front (+1), FFV is still getting mad play, and that will continue until the 8th. Zelda is second on the list, as the Revolution has been a hit at every house it has plugged into this trip. That should also be done by the 8th. School starts the 8th . . . notice a trend. Jeremy, I hope you like your Christmas present. I'll bring it over Friday.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

It's a new year so I decided to buy a new car. That's how I roll.