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Saturday, November 12th, 2005
1:50 am - Wow
I haven't looked at LiveJournal in well over a year, I think. Maybe not that long.. but it's been a while. It's changed quite a bit! I may have to start actually posting on here! Though I think that would be redundant.. unless I used this only for certain people I actually WANT reading my stuff. MySpace is too populated with people trying to see how many friends they can get on their lists ;)

Okay, enough ranting. I'm back on here... and all due to Michelle. We'll see if I actually post on here soon ^_^

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Thursday, July 17th, 2003
2:22 pm - Yay!!!
I got home around 12:30 this afternoon and proctically dove for the phone. Jen had an untrasound today at 9:15 and found out what we are having, so I was more than eager to know! We're having a little girl!!! I'm SO happy about that! It means we can stop now! ::chuckles:: Jen and I both wanted a little sister for Cole, and though we would have been quite happy having another clone of myself running around, we both were hoping for this. Especially Jen. She's been wanting a little girl to dress up for years now. Our poor daughter's going to be in dresses until she rebels and wears nothing but jeans and works on cars 24/7 :) NOT MY FAULT! If she becomes a flirtatious computer geek, well, then that's my bad.

Now Jen and I have to think on names some more! For a long time Jenni has loved Victoria Rose, and it sounds fine to me as well (as long as NO ONE calls her Vicky.. her nickname will be Tori :) ). But lately we've been discussing some others.. dunno.. but now that we knows it's a girl, we can finalize!

Well, other than that, I have no other huge news. ::smiles:: I'm going to go take a shower!



current mood: happy

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Sunday, July 6th, 2003
5:33 pm
Okay, well my neck is all cramped up and I can't turn my head to the left. At all. This sucks.. there go all the things I had to get done today! ::sighs:: Ah well, since I can't move, time for more quiz posting..


Cloud, from FFVII.

You have memory problems- but don't we all?
You can't decide between two girls who love you,
you often space out when people are talking to
you, and you tend to focus on bad things too
often. Despite that, you would do anything for
those you care for, and you try your best to
please people. From cross-dressing to buying
flowers while the city is exploding, you'll do
anything for the people you love. Even
battling physcopath's with big swords. Aren't
you brave?


What random character from random PSX RPG's are you?
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Heh, Hell yes, swords and cross dressing. Can't get much better than that. I love FF7 :) I even had a Flower Girl, once.

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The Brave though Unlikely Hero
The Brave, though Unlikely Hero
Your courage and outstanding bravery make you a natural leader. It suprises others when you take the initiative, but it always works out for the best.

You are related to these people:

Cecil (Final Fantasy IV)
Chrono (Chrono Trigger)
Boy (Secret of Evermore, Secret of Mana)
Cloud (Final Fantasy VII, above)
Tidus (Final Fantasy X).


What Squaresoft RPG character type are you?
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Heh, sensing a theme, here..

**

Sora
"Which Kingdom Hearts Character Are You?"
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current mood: sore

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2:58 pm - Test Post
Testing! Testing! This thing working?

Trying some features I haven't played with..

Okay, time to play with some quiz madness. If you're bored, read on. If not, then I suggest you turn away now!

You represent... hope.
You represent... hope. You're quite a daydreamer and can be a hopeless romantic. You enjoy being creative and don't mind being alone at times. You have goals, and know what you want in life... even if they are a little far fetched.

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You Are Lust
You are Lust.

Every part of you screams "Do me now!"
You exude sexuality and while others sometimes
view you as a slut, you see yourself as only
giving into your base desires.


What Emotion Are You?
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obsessive compulsive


Which Personality Disorder Do You Have?
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Heh, Bingo! This quiz knows me :)
**

firesprite
Firesprite.


What magical female creature are you?
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Ooookkkkaaaayyy... looks like I'm an interesting Magical Female creature, at least. If I have to be a female creature, guess that's a good one to shoot for. ::chuckles::



current mood: creative

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Friday, July 4th, 2003
11:12 pm
I got a good chunk of money from my family for my birthday, so I just had to spend at least some of it on something fun. Most of it is going for bills.. no way around that. ::sighs:: BUT, I buckled down and bought something I've had my eye on for a while now. A pair of 3D Glasses from eDimensional.com. Basically 3D glasses for gaming on your computer. Not like those old red/blue ones you put on to watch at the drive-in. :) Quite a bit more advanced. Anyway, I'm looking forward to breathing some life back into a lot of my games, especially the older ones. Can't wait to find myself ducking out of the way to avoid something flying towards my head! I ordered them Thursday night, and they're supposed to be here 2 days from order, but with Friday being the 4th and then the weekend, I'm not holding my breath to receiving them before Wednesday. Still.. hurry!

The 4th was just another day, really. Cole had fun up in WA with Jenni, though. Loved the "Boom"s :) Also loved throwing pop-its all over and stomping on them. ::chuckles:: That's my boy.

current mood: mellow

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Monday, June 30th, 2003
11:03 pm - Happy Birthday to Me! :)
You know, having your birthday away from your family and (most) of your friends sucks. ::makes a face:: Ah well, the choices we make. It wasn't a bad day. Couldn't sleep in today because businesses kept calling me setting up interviews for jobs, but that's a good thing. Jen made me buy a pizza, lol. She's adorable. Went and saw Bruce Almighty at a local theatre because it was free on my b-day.. other than going alone it was good.

My mom didn't call me today, though, which isn't the best thing in the world, but hey, that's life. Just read a couple Game Designer articles I needed to read as homework for tomorrow. Was some interesting stuff! One of them started giving me some good ideas for the game I'll be making.

Ah well, not much else to do but say goodnight to those of you online and head to bed. Early morning tomorrow and I have nothing else to do tonight. I'd love to play RoE a bit, but I can't. If I do I'll be playing until 2am or so, and I shouldn't do that tonight. Ja ne!

current mood: contemplative

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Saturday, June 28th, 2003
5:46 pm - ARGH!!!
Okay, I'm about to cry. I was just on the phone talking with Jenni about how much I wanted a pizza when there was a knock at my door. Open it up to see a Little Ceasar's pizza guy holding 2 pizza's and a 2 liter of Pepsi. I was drooling but told him he had the wrong address. He showed me the ticket and it was the right address and my apartment number. I told him I didn't order it but I'd take it if it was paid for!! He just smiled and sais "Oh well, see you later" and walked off with the food!!! I just want to cry.. I want pizza so badly, and that was a cruel joke fate played on me.

::sighs::

current mood: hungry

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Thursday, June 26th, 2003
1:36 pm - Hmm, oops.
Well, looks like I took a 1 week break from playing with my livejournal. Where are the friends that I told to beat me if I didn't write almost daily, huh?? You're hiding, that's where you are.. Well, started college on Monday. Wasn't all that bad.. it's going to be an interesting 3 years. I especially like my Intro to Game Design class, which basically teaches us the psychology behind making a game, what certain types of people look for in a certain type of game, all that jazz. But for the next 4 weeks (rest of that class) we're going to be Beta Testing/QA Testing PC and console games. Today was our first day of that. I spent 4 hours playing Unreal 2 (PC demo), MOHAA (PC), The Matrix 2 (PS2), and about 6 or 7 other games for the PC, XBox, PS2 and Gamecube. Today we played them and loosely looked for bugs, glitches, things we don't like, things we love, that sort of thing. Next week we're going to start filling out the mountains of paperwork that goes with QA testing and getting more specific on things, but.. heh, what a hard life I have. I had to play games for 4 hours!! Oh no!!! ::shrugs:: I feel awful. Completely, horribly awful. Run down, sick to my stomach, head's killing me, dizzy, weak.. and I have too much I need to get done to lay down and sleep. I hope I feel better soon, otherwise I'm going to get rather grumpy.

current mood: Not so hot..

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Thursday, June 19th, 2003
8:00 pm - Ooooooh boy
Whew, what a busy day I have! Asheron's Call had their monthy patch today, RoE is patching to fix their Pathing Server problems, and the 5th Harry Potter book comes out tonight at Midnight. Lots of stuff going on, and I feel well enough to look into none of the above. Heh.

Seems I had a "ghost" stuck in game on RoE last night. Basically, I couldn't join any parties or hunt 'cause there was a mirror image of me (invisible of course) standing somewhere else. Talked to a GM (Game Master.. people who work there) about it and she said that the game more or less "froze" my character's leveling for the time being because I had tripped the leveling code (if a character is leveling far too quickly than normally possible the game assumes they're exploiting/cheating and locks their stats so they can't cheat). Well, that was amusing, becuase I obviously wasn't cheating, but I WAS leveling very quickly. Had just made a new character and went immediatly for the higher level monsters around the area, since I now knew what I was doing from playing my Illusionist. Turns out I'm just too good.. ::chuckles:: They couldn't fix me unless the server was reset, which was going to be today anyhow, so I just logged out and left it until later. It was rather cute. But I'm enjoying RoE a lot more now that I know what I'm doing, somewhat.

::waves:: Time to clean up the dishes I made dinner with. Ja ne!

current mood: lonely

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
8:12 pm - This is insane..
I'm uploading 37MB of files to a web server so a friend can download them at his leisure and not have to wait for me to put up my personal FTP server. All well and good, yeah? Heh. There's some 8MB files and some small ones.. anyhow, in the past hour I've uploaded the 4 8MB files. Yes, you read right, I've uploaded 32MB of files in 1 hour. On Dial-Up. This is just.. strange. Good, but strange. What should have taken me over 4 hours will now take me 1.5 hours. Not sure why, but I'm happy to see it. Hell, I can barely even download 20MB in an hour! I SHOULD be uploading at about 2-3kb/sec, but instead my average is between 6-8 (sustained), with spikes up to 10 (again, sustained). Must be some nice compressed stream! I dont want to leave :)

Someone is giving me some slight compensation for my DSL loss. That must be it :)

current mood: shocked

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2003
3:20 pm - A Subjectless Subject
Hmm. I have nothing important to write about. I had a job interview today with a Telemarketing company. HA! What a joke. I mean, it would have been bad enough working there if they'd been legit, but the whole pyramid-style "sometimes commission, sometimes base pay" shpiel they were throwing my way wasn't cutting it. Walked out without a second thought as to persuing something like that. All in all, a complete waste of a perfectly good hour and a half I could have been doing.. well, absolutely anything else.

On the other end of the annoyance scale, Rubies of Eventide isn't all that bad so far. It's good a good mix of time tested features mixed in with some newer ones that take some getting used to. The battle system, for example. Typical online RPG (Everquest, Asheron's Call, etc.) would have you running up to something, beating the crap out of it (physically or otherwise), and if it was too tough you could run away.. port away, outrun it, whatever. Not in RoE. The minute you even signal your intent to fight something it locks on to you and starts charging. No sneak attacks on the player's part in RoE. The only way to move is to click on the ground near you and run that direction, and that's not far. No free movement during battle. You CAN escape battles by managing to get out of the enemy's "agro" range (represented by a red circle on your radar) but that's not the easiest thing to do with something or things beating on your back. There's some good and bad to that. I don't like the limited movement at all, seeing as I like a more action-packed fighting style, but I do like the fact that if you are able to break combat the thing won't chase you down for miles until it gets bored. Makes it easier to regroup and try again. OH, something I like: NO KILL STEALING! Once you start fighting a creature, no one else can even touch it. Can't hit it, fire anything at it, even breathe on it. It's all yours. The exception is if you're in a party.. then the whole party can wail away on what you're fighting. I like that. That makes things MUCH easier. It all takes some getting used to, though.

RoE is basically a released Beta gone Live because they don't have too much implimented into the game yet in the way of skills, quests, spells. Most of the casting templates are missing over half (probably more than that) of what they were supposed to have. That will come with time, though. After all, it's only been out 1-2 weeks.. still..

Heh, look at that.. I can't type more than a few lines about the important things, yet I can ramble on forever about the inner mechanics of some game. Maybe I AM going into the right profession, heh. Ja ne!

current mood: geeky

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Monday, June 16th, 2003
2:21 pm - ACK!
Rubies of Eventide IS making me download! Ah well, at least it's only 300MB for the client. That's only, what, 16 hours? If it were, say, twice that I would be rather annoyed. It would have been done by now, but I've been pausing and unpausing the download all day for my job prospecting.

I've been a busy boy today so far: Faxed my resume and cover letter to 17 people, emailed them to 13 and called 7. ::sighs:: That's a lot of people! But I really want and need a job so the more effort the better.

ACK!! Jen wants to call me! Time to get offline! :)

current mood: busy

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Sunday, June 15th, 2003
2:26 pm
Wow, I slept in until 1 in the afternoon today. That's insane even for me! But I guess it was a REALLY long night last night, so I'm not completely suprised. I slept through 4 phone calls from Jenni/Cole though, which is definitely not normal. Cole left me a message wishing my a Happy Father's Day, which was completely cute, so I had to save it :)

Woohoo! I won www.warcry.com 's Secret Symphony contest! I get a free copy of the new MMORPG "Rubies of Eventide" and a free month to play! I've been looking forward to trying that out.. I can't wait! They'd better send me the software, though, and not make me download it.. dial-up is such a pain! I can't wait until I get broadband back.. ugh..

Okay, off to the store to buy some cream cheese and chili so I can make some yummy dip (mmmmm), then to buy a newspaper and come back home and wait for Jenni and Cole to get online so I can see them on a webcam. ::smiles::

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4:02 am - ::sighs::
Okay, this is rediculous. It's 4:00 a.m. and I can't sleep at all. I have been laying there with my mind going 120 mph and I can't stand it anymore. Time to get something done and hopefully wear myself out a bit more. I've decided to start posting here on a daily basis (not that anyone reads it, heh), so if I don't, get a hold of me and smack me around! I need some incentive ;)

Okay.. I just spent about 20 minutes combing through the paper looking for jobs again. :) I'll be spending a good chunk of today (Father's Day!) doing that, I think. I REALLY need to get a job, and soon. School starts in about a week, and I'm going to start needing some money coming in. Besides, the sooner I get a good, steady job, the sooner Jenni and Cole can move down here with me!! YAY!!!! I miss them SOOO much. It's impossible to write down how much I miss them. It's especially hard being away from Cole on Father's Day. It makes me sad... but hey, it's the choices we make, ne? I'll be away from my family and most of my friends for my birthday on the 30th, too, as well as Cole's b-day on July 9th. Ugh.. I don't want to think about it.

Aha.. I'm very much wishing I could customize lj quite a bit more than it's letting me, but I can't justify to myself paying money to use this. I'm not addicted yet.. that comes later!

I think I'm going to find a decent faxing program for XP then read some long, boring RPG-related story to try to get me sleepy. Let's hope it works, heh.

current mood: aggravated

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Thursday, March 27th, 2003
11:18 pm - Oh Boy, here we gGo again!
I haven't updated my Live Journal in quite a long time! Not that anyone reads this anyway ;)

I had quite a long talk with someone from Collins college in Tempe, Arizona today. Haven't talked on the phone that long in quite a while! He was asking questions, getting information, and of course answering my hard hitting Q's in return. I never let people like that off easy. Their job is to make it sound like that's the best place on the planet to go, so you can't just let them talk you into something that easy! Anyway, I was completely gung-ho about going there until Hinoai beat me down and gave me some information on Collins. Seems they're not as good a place as they claim to be. At least that's her opinion, anyhow. But I trust her judgement more than most anyone I know, so I've got to take her advice to heart! Looks like I'm going to call Mr. Representative tomorrow and ask him about the not-so-dazzling tidbits she told me and see what he says. It never hurts to ask! Well, at least not too much.

It's too bad, too. I'm really, REALLY in gear to head back to school and get a BS in something I love, but having a 2 year old (and one on the way!) makes that a bit harder! We'll see how things pan out.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2002
8:15 pm - The Masses Attack!!
Well, shopping went well, once I actually found parking spots. Sheesh.. oh well, all part of the holiday fun. Spent less than I thought I would and got more than I expected to :) It's nice when that happens, eh?

Busy cooking over here.. we're having my family over tomorrow night for a Christmas Eve dinner.. basically thansgiving all over again! Time to clean! Argh! Well, not tonight. I'll leave that to tomorrow.. tonight I'm just going to kick back and listen to some music while I play Bond: Nightfire for a few hours.

::sighs and smiles:: Time to find more food.. as always. Ja ne!

Oh, if you're reading this and haven't gone and bugged Hinoai, then do a search for her and do it. ::grins::

current mood: relieved

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9:15 am
Wow, I still feel so tired! I may just have to sleep all day, heh. I was just waken by a year and a half old little boy laying on my head. Hmm, think my son wanted attention? Ah well, I needed to get up anyhow, I guess. Shopping, you know! Yes, I'm the "typical" male.. wait until the last minute and all that. At least I'm finishing my shopping today and not on Christmas Eve!

Cole (my son) is running around with a blanket over his head and laughing. I'm slightly worried..

Time to take a shower and brave the cold and traffic. ::smiles sleepily and stumbles off into a hot shower::

current mood: groggy

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3:03 am
 

current mood: sleepy

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2:51 am - There's a First Time for Everything..
Well here goes! My first entry! I'm about ready to nod off while typing.. wouldn't that make for an intersting read! ::smiles:: It'd look something like this:

"FHFHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF" (just rolled my head in my sleep) "DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD"

Anyhow, time for bed! Someone's been whispering not-so-sweet RP in my ear, and I think I should quit while I still have the brain power to make it to my pillow safely. Until later!

current mood: amused

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