Number 30!

October 31, 2006

How about this for a thirieth post! So here’s a long one in the making, lets just get the bad news out of the way. I complained about this yesterday on ACF (check the links), and it’s been bothering me quite a bit. To the point where I didn’t really want to leave my room today to go anywhere. I’m of course talking about the fact that I received my first speeding ticket yesterday. Now it’s not so much the fact that I received the ticket, but the circumstances that I received the ticket in. I admit, I have a problem speeding, and I did have this coming to me. I’ve been pulled over twice before and got away with just warnings. The problem is I got a ticket and I didn’t even KNOW I was speeding.

So the context of what happens has to factor in a few things. I had just gotten back to the University campus, after spending two and a half hours on the interstate and another road (speeding) and I unloaded the stuff I had brought back with me. I decided to take my car back to the parking lot, and just to add in, this is during day two of a four day weekend, where almost everyone has gone home. It’s a Sunday on top of things, so the campus is extremely deserted. Deserted as in, I am the only one of the road. So I am driving around, minding my own business, when I park my car. Right as I turn my car off I hear the siren and his lights go off. Apparently I was doing 43 in a 30, but I never once saw him behind me until I had parked the car. In conclusion I now have my first speeding ticket, which I have not found out yet what I owe, but he thought it was around $106. I contribute my speeding to the fact that I had been driving at high speeds all day, and having no one else on the roads at all to gauge myself against, it had seemed like the natural speed. I also have to add in the rat bastard had to have been waiting for someone to do just that, because he was no where on the roads at the time.

Now that that is out of my system I can get onto other things. As I mentioned earlier I am back from going home for the weekend, from my house where we are packing everything up getting ready to move. That’s basically why I came home early, because all of my stuff is here at school, and my room is literally empty. No bed, dressers, no carpet, which was removed to put new carpet down before we sell the house. To top it off my parents were going to the new house yesterday anyways, so there was really no reason to stick around. The girlfriend is still at home, but I wanted her to spend time with her family, so that was another motivator to come back early. I did have two great dinners with my mom and dad, and I brought back a ton of winter clothes, which I sorely needed, so I am glad I went. I just felt bad having to tell my ma that I got my ticket yesterday, I didn’t want them to be disappointed, but she was more worried that I was going to be depressed myself, and didn’t want it to ruin my weekend, or my birthday (which is next Sunday!) While I am still somewhat resistant to go driving again any time soon, I feel much better that they aren’t pissed at me.

After finally sitting down and giving my Xbox some loving I’ve decided I am going to trade Saints Row in soon. The game itself is good, but I just can’t see it holding my attention anymore, especially with other titles that I want to play coming out soon. I am thinking of playing some more of it tonight, getting it out of my system, and then trading it in tomorrow towards buying Smackdown Vs Raw. I was tempted to trade it in towards Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and had I not gotten that ticket yesterday I may have done just that, but since I didn’t want to drive anywhere I did some reading, and decided that it would be best as a rental, seeing as it isn’t a very long game, and I can’t see the replay value being to high. So I may try to grab that as a rental tomorrow if anyone is carrying it. The big draw of the game for me is the fact that one of Spiderman’s alternate costumes is the Scarlet Spider, which just rubs me in all the right places. I was a huge fan of the Scarlet Spider and the clone storyline in general, because that was when I was really getting into comic books as a kid. Everyone else hates it though heh..

I’m almost tempted to start playing Oblivion again, especially after watching this funny Gothic III trailer. http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/pc/gothic-3-combat-is-hilarious-207649.php What I have been playing while I have had the time is more Pokemon, besides Emerald where I’ve been messing around catching and evolving new Pokemon, and attempting to level my second team, I’ve started to reset for a shiny Charmander on my copy of Leaf Green. Unsuccessfully so far I might add. I’m going to keep trying though, and not give up like I did when trying to rest for a Mudkip on emerald, because I found that trying to breed for a shiny was much more tiresome.

I have concocted a new plan though, which has to do with the fact that the girlfriend’s family still has a Super Nintendo. No one besides her little cousins played the SNES, and due to the fact that her family is packing up to eventually move down to Florida, and that the little ones are going to be visiting any time soon (seeing as they live in Florida..) I asked her to bring the SNES to college for me. The plan is to find a Super Gameboy, and buy Pokemon Gold or silver again to play on my TV. It’s been a long time since I’ve played this version of the game, which is arguably the pinnacle of the series. I made it as far as setting up an Ebay and Paypal account yesterday to bid on a Super Gameboy, before I realized I needed to link the Paypal account to a bank account. That is something I’ll have to wait for, especially considering the whole ticket situation. I’m going to scour a mom and pop used video game store in town tomorrow and see if they have one, and possibly pick up a SNES game or two while I am at it.

So I’ve just been playing more Saints Row, and I have to say the storyline is getting somewhat compelling. I’m going to see how far I can get tonight and tomorrow, and then decide if I’ll trade it in right away or wait until later.

I haven’t touched WoW at all really since last Wednesday, and I have to say my interest in doing so hasn’t grown any. The fact that the expansion was delayed is making me want to get into the game right now, because I feel I’ll just burn myself out before it even hits retail, and I won’t want to play anymore. The fact that they have announced that the green items that are dropping in the post-60 quests are better than the dungeon Tier items, just makes me not want to waste my time doing these raids even more. Wasting all that time to have the items become obsolete right away just doesn’t sound appealing.

That’s all for now, I’ll post again soon, possibly with another podcast recommendation!


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