So, I had a nice philosophical post on my gamer credibility, but the damn thing is taking too long. This little item that happened the other day was so humorous (to me, at least) that I can't let it go. So, before I forget, I shall tell you of an exploit that made me feel like I was in a video game in real life.

  I was driving back to my little forested home from work. My rust bucket of a car (seriously) was the last in a convoy of vehicles coming off of a passing lane. The road narrowed down and in front of me was a couple on a motorcycle and an SUV. Not very interesting, right?

  Out of the nearby trees, a deer jumped onto the road! (A WILD DEERLING APPEARED) For some odd reason, it decided to pick a fight with the SUV. (DRIVER CAN'T ESCAPE! DEERLING USED HEADBUTT!) The vehicle swerved over the yellow line after the deer hit it, and the deer bounced off the asphalt into the grass. (IT WASN'T VERY EFFECTIVE... DRIVER GOT AWAY SAFELY!) This near-crash spooked the bikers ahead of me and myself. As I passed the deer, I could see that it would live, but would have a massive headache. (DEERLING IS CONFUSED!) Having been on the receiving end, I would have gladly tea-bagged this majestic animal. But now was not the time; I wanted to make sure the driver of the SUV was okay. I followed the vehicle as it pulled over at a restaurant.

  The driver was looking over his ride as I stepped out of mine. I asked him if he was alright, and he seemed fine. (Diplomacy check: Success) His only concern was if the huge dent in his passenger side door would pop out easy. I had told him to call the police, so they could do a report on his wildlife drive-by. Having a report would allow him to have his insurance take care of his repairs. (Knowledge[Previous Experience] check: Success) Looking them over with him, they did appear minor; passenger side door dented in around the door handle, poop stain on rear left passenger door, and rear bumper slightly ajar. (Appraisal check: Success) He was very glad to have someone help him and I wished him a good day as I continued my drive home. (Quest Complete! Morally Ambiguous Points Earned!)

  And there you go. Most of my parenthesis are word-for-word what I thought while everything happened. Funny how most of what I experience in video games can be easily used in real life. I still need to figure out how to put pictures in here. Until next time!


College And Homework

   Short post today. College has taken hold of my free time and is ransoming it for forum questions and answers to cryptic math questions. So that's it for today. Just wanted to say Hello, because I have a bad habit of forgetting. Now, where are my keys?


Must Not Forget

   Sinuses are revolting against my body. Cannot Brain properly. Must remember the following.

1. Repair old DS, or buy new XL 3DS that will be obsolete by time of purchase.
2. Look into trip to Mackinaw Island. Nicole wants to go there.
3. CORY needs allergy medicine BADLY.
4. Oppan Gungnam Style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0&feature=g-music

   With luck, I shall recover and continue my mental wanderings into Wonderland. Or is it Neverland? Whatever, as long as I end up in DEMACIA! I need sleep.


Jobs and Careers

   I have an awesome job. Not a lot wrong with it at all. I watch over children to make sure they have a decent environment to learn and play. It may get boring every now and then when no children show up, but you do what you can. It may get upsetting when the children don't feel like learning, or don't wish to play fair. Kids will be kids, insert witty proverb here. The biggest problem with my job? I might not have one soon.

   I live off of a grant, set in a four year cycle. After time is up, someone needs to reapply for the same grant, a different grant or get a new job. I have been informed that my superiors have already done option 1 and 2 already. There is, figuratively, only fumes left in our piggy bank/gas tank and then we are on our own, literally. I should have an income until October, if math was done properly.

   This little... Well, I really can't say little. I mean, this is huge. I provide for my family. I may not make a bunch of cash, but we live off of that cash. And while I like my job, it hasn't helped me grow at all. I can't go off and go pro, start my own business and such. I will have to take what little experience I have to acquire another job in the rat race of life. I've done the horrible jobs before, and landed myself with a pretty spanking good job. Problem was, I didn't really take advantage of it. Now that it's looking to be too late, I have to go and get a real job. One where my coworkers will be nice to me when I'm around, if I'm lucky. A job where I get promised overtime and have it swiftly taken because they are tightwads. A job where I could almost enjoy what I do until I have to deal with the customers or my upper management.

   Even worse, both the customers AND upper management at the same time. Brrr.

   Okay, my drama bag is running low, so I need to finish up here. Point is, I'm scared to start jumping from job to job again. That was hard enough by myself. Now, I have a family to take care of now. Things get done around here because of me. As if I didn't have enough pressure already. So I've decided that I want to stop having a job and finally have a career. Something where I can excel at, where my name would be synonymous with my position. As I make my venture back into the job market, I will keep my goal in mind. I will return to Academia and get a degree. One day, I will have my dream job.

   My dream job is where I make video games. It was, at one point, to be the President of the United States. Alas, another topic for another time. Anyway, I want to make video games; eventually making my own video game is a goal in life I want to accomplish. I've been dreaming of a game design for years that I was hoping someone would just eventually make for me instead. So, from today on, I want to make that dream come true. I will take horrible and time-consuming jobs so my family can survive. Whatever spare time I have will be divided between my family, and my future career.

And my bag is empty. Story time is over, people. Nothing to see here. Hmm. I wonder how one puts pictures into a blog. OOOOoooo, maybe that will be our next topic. Until then, grab your favorite drink and toast the night away. Cheers.


Game Start!

   For my first blog entry, I really should explain what I want this blog to be, why I made it and such. I wish it was for the enlightenment of all humankind, or to have you laugh and enjoy yourselves. Hell, if it makes me money in the end, it's still just an added bonus. No, those are not the reasons for why I am making this blog.

   I am making this blog to vent about the world. Not about my problems with friends or family, though I guess I will forget that and post at least one event of such. I will stick to topics of everyday life, or items that I see fit to post on; random thoughts, as my page header states. I may not be appropraite all the time, but it will be my honest thought process.

   I don't wish to just vent to the world and make money off of this in the future. This is something I can look back on and see where I have been: What I thought, what I did, and what was going on around me because of it. For instance: I just realized that this program is in overwrite mode, which will overwrite anything I type if I do not push the Insert button. Hmm. See, that's what I want this to be about. I have learned something, and perhaps you have too. We shared this together, just now.

   To close, I wish any and all who read this a merry journey into my inner thoughts. It's not something I'm really confortable doing, but I feel that it is necessary for me to grow. Feel free to comment or complain, as conversation of opposing views often bring about new ideas.

   P.S. New discovery! This program also does not automaticly indent paragraphs. Nor does the tab button function properly, forcing me to use my ancient lessons in HTML. Yay, knowledge!