Stranger in the 305

August 13, 2009

Captains Log: Star date 81309923.

So, I made it down to Miami safely yesterday. It was like a 7hr long directors cut of “The Fast and The Furious: Miami Speedway” Seriously, I think I drove at 90 an appropriate, legal speed while there were people around me flying at 90mph.

As I lay here and type this there were things I instantly noticed about Miami.

1. people can’t drive/ drive suicidally. I saw people switch lanes with only a car length of space; I counted 45 near accidents on my way here.

2. the street names? I shouldn’t have to pass SW 93 st, ave, ct, pl  THEN see SW 94th… I propose Miami gets their streets renamed, immediately.

3.We met the planner, she’s amazing. Yes, she lives way down in Miami, but it was totally worth it. I was so happy to listen to her speak with her oh so perfect Jamaican accent. It didn’t sound like Ms. Cleo, or any other negative stereotype, but sounded genuine. I hope I was paying attention to WHAT she was saying instead of how it sounded…

and to top it off, she gave us mangoes !!! I hope they don’t show up in her fees…

Anyways, You should check her out if you want a wedding planned. She’s giving us a GREAT deal on her rate.

We finally made it to our destination, and we were greeted by 3 adorable girls (and by we, I mean she) as we hung out and ate chocolate cake, I was given the opportunity to gaze into the past of my fiancée.

She hasn’t changed. You could tell by the photos that her feisty-ness  was developed and cultivated at a young age…

Today there are a few things we are going to try and do while we’re here… unfortunately, the list of places to go a few friends of mine sent me won’t be completed.


Monday 34

July 6, 2009

Hopefully nothing like this happened to any of my readers…

I’m starting to feel a little bit better, my sinuses aren’t killing me as much as they were over the weekend. It’s the first Monday in July, which means I SHOULD be doing a monthly update of everything I wrote about in June; Alas, it was mainly Monday updates and and the new facebook vanity url thing. Naturally, I’ve apologized to everyone and I’m trying to do better. I really am.

Last night, instead of showing a new episode of True Blood, they did a recap mini-marathon. Last night was your night to get caught up all in one shot. If you missed it, I’m sorry; but if you’re a “real fan” you would have already known and recorded this on Tivo AND VHS (I didn’t do that, I just watched it on tv like a “normal fan”)

I’m telling you, this series never ceases to amaze me. They give you just enough slow time to catch your breath for the next wave of crazy stuff they insist on sending your way.

Is it me, or does the “golden boy” resemble Tim Tebow… No?

I’ve been working on articles over at Platform Nation. I’ve written 10 articles for them now. Go read them:

  • My first one dealt with Kingdom Hearts 358/2 getting a “release date” from Gamestop.
  • Then I spoke about Monster Hunters coming for the PSP (btw, I’m taking donations for the PSP Go)
  • This is the article I used to get the opportunity to write with these guys. This one dealt with the E3 Video game conference.
  • This is my first Video game Review; it was for the Sony Exclusive “inFAMOUS” I had to beat the game in a week.
  • This article spoke about the Playstation Videogame magazine known as “Qore”
  • Then I Did a review for “Trash Panic” which was essentially Tetris in a Trash Can.
  • Free Realms is getting Guild Support, which was news for me; even though I’m still waiting on PS3 Support
  • Then there was my review for Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires. For some reason, I just kept putting this game on hold.
  • There’s a soundboard for the iPhone coming out that’s pure evil.
  • Finally, I noticed something that BestBuy is cooking up over there in way of a PS3 Bundle.

And that’s all about all I’ve written so far for those Guys. Tell your video game friends to go read them and leave comments… I’ll only get into the “big leagues” if they notice that people like my work. If you don’t like my work, tell me what I can change.

Moving Day is about 4 weeks away, I am quite excited. I’m on box hunting duties until then.

And Finally…

A little kitty told me that there is something on the horiZon this Saturday. If you are in the area, there’s going to be a health fair first from 5-6pm, and then the  Spring 2009 ladies of the Ravishing Rho Kappa chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority inc. will be having their probate at 6pm on the Union Green; that area that’s BEHIND the Union. I’m gonna try to be out there to record and blog about it…


Area unlocked: Jacksonville, FL

May 22, 2009

This post has been a long time coming.

During the middle of last week, I took a trip to Jacksonville, FL

Why ? to see what it was like out there. Well, I went looking for RIBS also…

Seriously, at some point in the near future I we shall be leaving the land of the ‘Noles (and Rattlers) to “seek out new life and new civilizations” (give yourself 5 points if you get the reference) Star Trek

I decided since I had some newly acquired spare time, I would go ahead and check out this place to see what all the fuss was about.

When I actually got there the weather was pretty bad, so I ended up staying in my hotel room the whole night watching the Playoffs. I did manage to sneak out and get some pizza from a place I heard about from my Tour Guide 🙂

The next day, I actually went  out and did some Sight Seeing. I went to a Museum, and took pictures of the wildlife and other. I went ahead and added a photo gallery of all the good shots I took around town. there are mini stories with some of them when you click that specific picture. Enjoy.

I thought I was going to have a drama free trip, but I was wrong. As I walked to the Rib place with my tour guide (who is white, not that it matters to me, but is vital for the story) there was a group of people eating outside of a restaurant and decided to yell “Thank God for Obama” as we walked by. I wasn’t aware ignorance was still alive in the south =/ in Florida no less. When I think “Racist South” Florida doesn’t sit at the top of my list, but that’s just me. This guy disagrees.  (please don’t be offended by the “Racist South link… I couldn’t resist)

My tour guide thinks it was coincidental that the man yelled that as we walked past… but I know better. When your birthday is the Day after Malcolm X’s and the day Florida celebrates “Emancipation Day” your “Racial Senses” tend to tingle more than others…

There is Racism afoot !!!

There is Racism afoot !!!

Finally, I would like to say that I am aware that I did not cover all of Jacksonville. It took close to 3o minutes to get anywhere, and I only had one day to check the city out; but from what I saw, It was nice. Nice enough to maybe move out there; naturally that depends on the economy and job market and all those other important adult things… I think I might need to do a couple more of these “discovery trips” to check out the rest of the state. Any suggestions on where I should visit next?

A special thanks to my Tour Guide for showing me the sights and sounds of Jacksonville. Your services maybe needed on a later date 🙂

** The views expressed in this blog are those solely of the author and no one else. I will not claim to speak for anyone other than myself. Even if I may point out general trends, but they are by no means the standard. That is all. **


MondayPost 8

January 5, 2009

Well, it’s here.

The first Monday of 2009 !!!

How did you spend your new years?

Mine was alright, but Ms. Blogmaster was at work, and Heather had left me… so I spent it with my PS3.

So, As always, here’s what you may have missed from last year week:

You might be wondering how did that visit go. Honestly, not as bad as I thought; It could have been MUCH worse. I guess I can finally shed my mental image of my “Old World Parents” and take up this New and Improved version of them.

However, I will NOT have them sleep over any more; Yes, they DID sleep on the futon like I said they would, but they need their OWN bed when they come up here; we don’t have a “Guest Bedroom” yet, so a hotel will have to do.

My little sister is also up here now, and it’s not that bad. I won’t be babysitting her, I might tell her how to find things, or let her know how things work on campus, but that will be about it.

Yes, we’ll hang out ever now and then, but we’re both adults and we’re leading our own lives.

p.s. I got a funny clip… but i’m saving it.


exodus3

December 31, 2008

I woke up this morning, and she wasn’t there next to me.

I ran out into the living room; she wasn’t there either.

Sorrow filled my soul.

with a heavy heart, I walked over to “Old Faithful” and said…

“Will you help me write this blog about your competition ?”

and as expected, she said with a smile on her bright cheery monitor “Yes, it will be like the old days !!!”

I muttered under my breath “for now”

** end of poetry time **

It’s the first morning without my laptop mistress, I knew I was going to miss her, but i didn’t realize it would be this bad.   I noticed things were bad just 3 hours after I sent her away.

Each time I thought about calling her, telling her I missed her and that she should come back so that we could grow old together… but I knew that would be selfish of me. She needs time to grow and do her (skip to about 2:17) so she can come back and do what she was made for. (song lyrically NSFW)

So now, all the blog updates will be on “Old Faithful” or on the “mobile mistress” the problem with her is that she has trouble spelling


Exodus2

December 30, 2008

Well, The day has arrived. I just got my empty box to ship Helen (i mean Heather…) back to her homeland in.

One final backup and now it begins.

I have to erase all her memories now.

Every time I’ve ever done a restore like this, a little piece of me dies each time. Good thing I got this external hard drive this time 🙂

I’ve gotta erase school files, family photos, music, movies, everything. I’m pretty sure H.P. Would do it, but I have privacy issues
(normally, I would have a link to a previous post dealing with this issue, but mobile updates aren’t that fancy, so check my post on “eagle eye” movie )
Blame my information security teacher for that one.
I already miss my mistress; who will keep me warm on those cold lonely nights? Whose buttons will I push now?

With my parents arrival around the corner, and spring semester not far behind, I only wish I started this process earlier.

So I open my empty box; and it’s not so empty.

Upon further review, I find all of this stuff inside

They gave me packing supplies and forms to fill out, and instructions on how to properly pack my loved one for her journey.

As of now she is 60% back to factory settings/memories. I also gave to call fed-ex to either pick it up or me drop it off somewhere… More on that later.

** update **
I called FedEx (the people who sponsor the Orange Bowl) about a scheduled pick-up. The lady was so nice. They are picking her up later today even after dropping the box off not too long ago.

**update **

Sorrow washes over my soul. 2 really good photo-shoots i did recently (I like to take pictures of random things) Has disappeared.

I thought I did a good job in backing everything up. unfortunately “The Computer says no”


Exodus

December 26, 2008

Well, all good things must come to an end…

As some of you might remember, My mistress Helen Heather Pi is still pretty sick. I’m getting her ready to be sent off to a facility for some preemptive tests; They might perform some surgery on her, I hope everything will be OK with her.

I’m currently backing up her memories… I swear she doesn’t forget a THING.

I’ll be tracking the progress as best as possible.