Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nevada City, January 18-30

The past two weeks have been a lot of fun. Not much news on the job front, but I'm not too worried there. Kristina and I have gotten a few games of pick-up in, down in Sacramento, which have been exhausting and fun--I definitely miss the Sac ultimate scene.

Kristina and I went to Sonoma for her friend's 30th birthday on Saturday, which involved wine-tasting and GUITAR HERO!!! Man, what a fun game. It definitely reminded me of DDR. I rocked the house, and on my last song of the night I hit 99% of the notes, with a streak of 102 consecutive... needless to say, I was THE guitar hero for the night. We all had a blast though, and I tossed in some high-kicks and back-to-back double-dragon style duets with Kristina.

Before the wine-tasting we played frisbee, and no--we didn't shower in between. We actually got towel-wipes and used a few of those, and lathered on deoderant--it was awesome.

Before the frisbee, we had lunch with my parents, who spent the night Friday night in Nevada City, on their way to Arizona for 3 weeks. It was great seeing them, and we had two really good meals on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Sunday, Kristina's brother A.J. and I used the chainsaw to cut down some "Widow-makers" on Kristina's property. We spent the entire day cutting down dead trees and sawing them up into firewood. Not many people spend half the weekend wine-tasting and half of it sawing up wood. What a weekend :)

Looking forward, I buckled today and bought Vanguard--the new Everquest. I'm in the process of downloading it from the library connection right now, so wish me luck... Looking forward to teaming up with Tyler, Mike, Guang and Marc for some fun-da-mo-neum.

Also, in my weird logic, I think having Vanguard will push me to get a job sooner, because I'll want to be able to support the money I'm spending on the game. We'll see if I convince myself...

Still playing a bit of poker every now and then. I'm having fun in the low buy-in SNG's, after realizing I've lost about $200 in the last two years playing online. I'll take it as money well-spent on entertainment, but it was sort of sad to realize I haven't made any money. Sticking to the low games until I prove to myself that I can beat the limit, before moving up. We'll see how long that'll last before the BOOM comes down. Darn government.



Blogger Doog said...

Hit me up on my blog the next time you'll be down in Sactown, I'm always down for a pick-up game!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Doog said...

Got your comment, thanks for the tip. By the way, exactly which game are we playing? lol

10:49 AM  
Blogger Doog said...

I don't know, man... I could hang with basketball, or football, or baseball, or even soccer... but I've always sucked out loud with the whirling plastic disc of fury in my hands.

I'll keep it in mind, though when I get the urge to publicly and spectacularly humiliate myself in front of complete strangers I just fire up a SnG. That usually does the trick.

12:09 PM  

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