January 4, 2010

Hey, look at me, I'm making a blog post!

It's 2010, and I've had this thing sit around for a year and two months or so, after my old gmail account was compromised and the blogger site was lost.

Not that I ever used that one, mind you.

But I figure I might as well start using this one sometime, since I'm paying for a domain name and not using anything on there. So I'll just be lazy and put a blog on my domain rather than an actual internet webpage site-thing. I just have to get used to being more verbose again now that I'm not limited to 140 characters.

2009 had its fair share of ups and downs. Crappy job, crappy Cubs, crappy break-up, and crappy car. But at least I have a job, I'm still gonna follow the Cubs even though I don't hold high hopes for this "next year", I actually managed to find myself in a relationship short-lived as it was, and I finally own a car (license forthcoming). I also managed to move back to Wyoming, where I have a sweet basement pad that is unfortunately freezing this time of year.

Things that have kept me occupied lately... I've been trying to master the ukulele, and to do this, I challenged myself to learn the entirety of the Cherry Peel album by of Montreal. So far, I've only done "When You're Loved Like You Are" and "Tim, I Wish You Were Born A Girl". Perhaps if I had picked an album that didn't have so many chord changes, I'd be further into it by now, but at least I never really set a timeline or deadline of any sort to have to weasel my way out of.

As of late, my main Xbox timesink has moved from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to Shadow Complex. It's been out for a while, but I recently acquired many microsoft points for a certain holiday and the game went on sale around that time, so it just felt right. It's kind of like Metroid in the way that Fable II is like Zelda. The only difference with this comparison is that I've never really enjoyed playing Metroid games. My theory? Shadow Complex--and most games these days--are very intuitive and kind of help you along the way, whereas old-school games just throw you into the fire and leave you to figure out things for yourself, with one difficulty setting: too hard for me to play. Maybe I'm just a weak-ass, sorry excuse for a gamer.

Getting back to the whole new year thing, my goals are pretty much the same as last year: lose some weight (did that in '09, need to do more), become a car owner and licensed driver (one down, one to go), and find a nice girl to put my arm around (her loss). I'd also like to try to work on practicing Wheaton's Law (don't be a dick) a little better.

That's all I have to say about that. Hopefully I won't run out of things to talk about for future posts, but we'll see.