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Friday, March 31, 2006

This is my 100th post!! W00t!

:: 100th post, Halo is here ::
This trip has been good. Its good to get away from things for a while and think. I've been pretty busy too though... Snowbowl was still closed today, but the road was opened, so we went up near the entrance and sledded. We had a blast, built a jump, got sunburned, watched Ken sled nearly a 1/2 mile (not kidding, the slope was just right and the snow nice, he went crazy far.), waited over 15 minutes for Ken to hike back, got cold, then got hot. I have some cool pictures of the jump, including some of me doing it bare chested... w00t!

When we got back to Carl's, it was time for us to run Halo club for his apartment complex. We had 3 boxes and even had a projector unit, it was sweet! We still had to rotate some people in and out because we had too many kids there. Its really too bad that Carl and I are so good... Because we always have to be on separate teams. We had some pretty epic matches this afternoon: Team Snipers on Acension, Multi-Bomb on Coagulation, 3 Team Swat on Ivory Tower, 4 round Single Bomb on Burial Mounds... ahhh... The goodness. I love Halo. I especially love Halo when the games are good.

:: Bethel Baptist Church ::
Yesterday was Breakout (Wednesday night youth group), Carl had 4 kids get baptizted. So awesome! And... well... Once a tech guy, always a tech guy.

:: Settler's of Catan ::
We've been playing Settler's quite a bit... This is from a game yesterday. I haven't won yet... I usually do well, but I haven't been able to pull out the win. Yet. Carl has about 10,000 board games. So there is always something to play...

I'll be here until Sunday morning, but Ken and Sherry are going home in the morning. I doubt I will get to snowboard, Snowbowl will be open tomorrow, but I have don't have anyone to go up there with me. :(


:: Carl droppin' in ::
Here is a slideshow of all the photos I've uploaded to Flickr. I can't upload anymore until Saturday (the first of the month). The only thing that I don't like about Flickr is the monthly upload limit (20mb), which... I don't think was around when I first started on Flickr, but I can't remember for sure. There is no storage limit, just upload limit.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Snowbowl is CLOSED!!

:: chains and 4x4 only ::
Dude. The Snowbowl is closed. I can't go snowboarding.

They closed the mountain on Monday because the snow was melting off, but, last night it snowed a decent clip, there was some on the ground in the city this morning. It has been drizzly all day, with infrequent bursts of snow and 'snail' (read: snow/hail).

The mountain won't be open again until as early as Friday, so, I may still get up there. We'll see. We were going to drive up there and just look around this afternoon a bit, but the road up was closed to our dinky vehicle.

We had lunch at Crystal Canyon Sandwich Co, and I schooled Carl at a quick game of pool while waiting for our food. We came back to the apartment and played Settler's of Catan. I almost won, but Ashley snatched the victory right out from underneath me.

We are about to leave for Youth Group in a few minutes. More later.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I'm tired... but... in Flag.

:: More Photo's at Flickr.com ::
The drive today was uneventful.

Tonight we played a couple of board games... I'll post more about that later, I'm about to pass out.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


This whole week has been crazy fun... Like... Crazy fun. A lot of fun.

Thanks to PJ, Ruth, and Mandie for coming down to the Old Pueblo for spring break. I had a really great time with all of you this week. But, we seriously spent too much time at Starbucks. I cannot work there eight hours a day, then be expected to spend another hour or two hanging out at one. Seriously. I was 'bucksed out by Wednesday night.

I saw "She's the Man" with Amanda Bynes yesterday... I thought it was funny, and apparently it is based loosely on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," but, since I haven't actually read the Shakespeare, I went in search of a review that might shed some light on the comparison, and came back with this article.
"Forget about that "inspired by William Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night.' " Other than using several characters' names, "She's the Man" borrows little more than the common Elizabethan device of a gender-crossing disguise."
The article goes on to tell you every plot twist included in the movie, so if you actually want to see the movie, and believe that you will actually be surprised by the end... then... Don't read the bottom half of the article. I thought the movie was funny, albeit predictable, and in some parts down right cheesy... I was entertained.

I've wanted to play pool for like 3 days too. Ever since Mandie mentioned it the other day, so I am glad that we finally got that out of the way this afternoon; and also established that I can shoot the eight ball in every time if I am about to win... I shoot at something else just in time to see the cue strike the eight out of turn and send it careening into the closest available corner pocket. I want a rematch when you come back down yo.

Tonight however was filled with "Pride and Prejudice." Now, that was a great movie. Grrrrreaaaat!! I really wanted to see it in the theater, but, I didn't have a girl to go with... Seriously, no guy in his right mind would go with another guy to see that movie.

I have not read the book, nor seen the older 'extended' (6 hours!?) version. But, I loved the movie. It was nominated for four Oscar's this year. From the second scene, you know how it will end. That is the beauty of a chick flick, but the drama that ensues to bring two people together is the joy of a sappy love story.


Sunday, March 19, 2006

Halo Graphic Novel

I am pretty pumped. I have never been into comic books too much... I mean, I am a guy, and so I grew up readin them. But, I never learned the authors/artists names and I never collected them. That said. I am pumped.

Annouced in the update this past Friday. Frankie tries to pass it off as 'the next project' that they have been working on. While I do not doubt that this is technically the next project... I have serious doubts about it ending here. After all... a few weeks back he was talking about different builds of exiting things they were passing around the internal network at Bungie. You don't need "builds" for a graphic novel that will be printed in book form. Bungie, everyone knows that you are working on Halo 3. Even if you decide to make another game before you release Halo 3, you are still working on it. It has been made public knowledge that you are writing more novel content (The HGN plays a role in that), and that movie stuff is in the works; all of this leads to Halo 3. I don't expect a release date to be set anytime in the near future, but you are working on it.

Why would you hire a new "mission designer" if you weren't?

Why would you need a new AI programmer?

And, although you denied ilovebes2.com, was it just a cleverly desguised way to get people to visit it?

I love you Bungie.

Kids these days...

So, tonight I closed at Starbucks, and we close at 10:30pm... then we stay and clean for about another hour. Tonight was a good close, and we were wrapping things up about 11:30, I am doing a final walkthorugh, make sure the drivr thru window is locked when... whap. Some jerks in a late 90's silver Mustang decide to egg us. What the hell are you doing egging a Starbucks on a Saturday night? Whatever happened to TPing someone you know, or going to the movies? Its gross... the egg got in places that we can't reach to clean. I'm glad we were there though, that would have been a pain in the ass to clean up in the morning after it dried all night.

No biggie... an extra ten minutes worth of work that I got paid for, so maybe I should thank those idiot kids. So, we clocked out and Jen says... "Well, I'm glad they didn't egg my car." Denniel says, "Yeah, they probably took one look at my car and felt bad." I say, "They did egg mine. See it there on my grill and hood."

Now its personal you souless minors. I caught it and got it washed within 20 minutes of it happening and my paint is still discolored.

Oh well... I guess it karmaic payback for egging the Schwans guy when I was in Jr. High.

St. Patty's Pipes

Eli you are a crazy man.

Thanks for the Patty's Day Vid. Even if I was late on it.

Go to YouTube here.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Snow Patrol

18" in Ski Valley??
So, Flag better watch out. I got in some serious sledding practice this past week. The slopes were open starting Tuesday... pretty sweet.

The Snowbowl opened in Flagstaff today. My time off is still pending. I might just have to quit so I can go snowboarding.

It is supposed to rain/snow here again tomorrow (today). That would be awesome! I'm praying. haha.

For a limited time, the photos I have are in that nifty flash badge on the right. I will try and gather as many photos from the trip as I can and put them there for your viewing pleasure.


Props to Gray for spending spring break down in New Orleans cleaning up/rebuilding. I want pictures and a story soon girl!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Long Lost Thursday

I miss you PAX

I suck at blogging, that is all there is to it. It is a good thing that I don't get paid for this stuff, because my chedder would be weak man, weak.

Here is a post to silence the voices, and something nice to listen to here.

I went and played on Mt. Lemmon in the snow on Monday and on Wednesday. I am such a baby, I am so sore from sledding. I need to work out more. Ken, when are you going to LA Fitness again?

If you went with me on Wednesday, send me your photos. I should have mine up on Saturday or so.

I am about to change my voicemail again, and I need something witty to say... any suggestions?

PJ(and Ruth): We are so hanging out yo. I will call you tomorrow night or Saturday for sure.

This post contained little content. :)

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Yeah... I missed Thursday. I couldn't make a decision, and I was too lazy to post more then one song up. I'm in Flagstaff again for the weekend.

Here is a tip: Cabbage juice is gross.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Lent/Ash Wednesday/Me

 Day 1
Amanda and Lent
I am pretty much a tool. I didn't even know it was Ash Wednesday today, let alone that signaled the start of Lent. I suck at religion.

One cool thing that I discovered today was that my friendAmanda was giving up making text entries on her blog, and was also committed to reading through the New Testament and a goodly portion of Psalms over the next forty days. So, much props to you Amanda.