First Midnight Launch ExperienceMar 27, 2011
So I got back from the midnight launch for the 3DS. (There just so happened to be one at a Gamestop by my university.) This was my very first midnight launch event and I got there about 10PM, two hours before they were about to sell it. I didn't know what to expect to be honest, I was kind of nervous. I thought it was going to be packed, but it really wasn't. Probably about 30 or 40 people there, some of them not even getting a 3DS. Just being there with their friends. Anyways, I had a great time, I got to talk to many people and I played some games with some of them (mainly Pokemon). One of the guys was really an RPG fanatic, he knew a lot of RPGs I didn't know of and recommended a few of them to me.
When it came to midnight though, I just got my 3DS and games and I left. Too bad I wasn't able to get their 3DS FC. But I still had a great time, I hope I'll be able to attend another one soon.
Hope everyone that attended one had a great time!
My Life Away from the TempNov 3, 2010
It's been a while since I posted here. Life has been busy and I haven't had a lot of time to get on. I'd thought I'd update everyone with whats happening with my life right now.
For those that don't know, I had to go to court for traveling wrong way on a one way. I had to plead guilty even though I had a solid case, but luckily I didn't have to pay a fine have to take TLC (Teens Learning Control) since I'm under the age of 21. It's not so bad but I have to do several things:
-Take a 4 hours class
-Take a 2 hour MADD VIP Class
-Take a 1 hour 45 minute FYI Class
-8 hours of community service
Takes up a lot of my personal time but it's my fault I guess for not seeing the sign. I already knocked the 4 hour class out of the way, and I'm doing the 8 hours of community service this Saturday. I'll be taking the 2 hour MADD class next Saturday and the FYI class the 22nd of this month. I'll have everything done before my birthday, which again isn't so bad cause now I have a topic for my paper. But this is definitely a learning experience for me. (I'm never driving into the city of Atlanta EVER again.)
College life is going great. My roommate snores a lot and he is aware of this AND the fact he talks in his sleep. He seriously sings, it's so weird. I've heard of people talking in their sleep, but singing? Unheard of. I've joined a few clubs and I'm pledging to a fraternity soon. I've made many friends here. Too many now that I think about it. Also I have a mentor since I participated in a program over the summer and he's pretty cool. He even has his 360 hacked with LiteTouch firmware and playing Black Ops.
Speaking of Black Ops, it's looking to be a good game. I honestly wasn't looking forward to it but after seeing some videos, I think it will be a good game. My mom has it pre-ordered as a birthday present for me so I'm going to enjoy it. My dad has Assassins Creed Brotherhood pre-ordered so again, I'm going to enjoy it. Haven't bought many games lately but I did pick up Vanquish. Very fun game. Short but fun, I'd recommend it. Sonic Colours looks like it will be a good game. I think it will break the "sonic cycle", the music is great and the gameplay has just been awesome so far. I think Sega may have a winner with this one.
Been looking for a job for the holidays, I applied at a Gamestop and I got interviewed right on that spot. It was so awkward. But they said they were going to call me so it looks like I may get the job. Need the money just for spending purposes, saving, and possibly Christmas presents for the family.
That's about all I have to say for now...
Also, did I mention I have a girlfriend?
Judgement DayOct 6, 2010
Today is the day I go to court. Hopefully I have a solid argument and they drop the charges...if not then oh well, it's a learning experience. For those that want to know why I'm going to court, this blog post pretty much sums up what happened.
Wish me luck.
Court Case Part 2Sep 10, 2010
So some of you may know, I will have to go to court next month. Today I went back to the scene to take some pics and I got some interesting results. I guess playing those Phoenix Wright games really paid off cause I noticed some things that I probably wouldn't of noticed.
Sad thing is, there was indeed a sign. But like I said before I did not see it. In fact, I had 4 others in the car at the time and they didn't see it either, even when we drove BY the area on the way home. I thought that was sort of weird. I thought to myself "How could not 5 teenagers in a car not see the sign, even as we drove by?" This is where the Phoenix Wright skills come in. Instead of asking "How couldn't I see it?" I asked "Why couldn't I see it?"
Then it hit me. I realized, there were two trees right next to the sign, and a lightpost. I'm thinking MAYBE I couldn't see it because either the tree was blocking it or the shadow of the tree was blocking, which is why I couldn't see it. Although, I can't confirm if that light was on that night. Nonetheless, if it wasn't, that's all the more reason why I couldn't see it. Either that or the GPS was blocking the way.
So what do you guys think? Think this may be possible reason?
Going to court for some stupid shit...Sep 6, 2010
It's really stupid and really isn't my fault..
So some friends and I were leaving a club and we turned onto a street. What we didn't know was that it was a ONE way street. There wasn't a sign or anything indicating that it was a one way street. We realized it a little too late, just when I was about to turn around and a cop pulled us over.
We didn't go to jail, but I have to go to court for driving on a one-way road. But like I said, there wasn't a sign or anything on the road, especially since we came out of a parking lot building. There were hardly any lights so you couldn't exactly if there was a yellow line (this happened 2 in the morning).
So now I gotta go to court for this....I feel bad.
Moved into my dormAug 20, 2010
I moved into my dorm today. Classes start for me on Monday and things are ok so far. I already knew my roommate from a few months ago so it makes it all the more easier. The room looks pretty good so far.
I've seen a lot of people looking like they brought in their whole room to the dorm, a friend (who I met a few months ago) brought I don't know HOW many speakers. He claims he needs his music...but seriously, he has a LOT of speakers, and many shoes.
I've seen people bringing in 30"+ sized TV....makes my 19" look really puny. Seen a kid bring in a queen sized mattress, even though they said themselves we couldn't bring our own mattresses but oh well.
I've met a few people here, some really cool people. I think my freshman year is going to be great, a lot to look forward to!
I'll probably post pics later. We'll see.
Today was the worst day of my life...Jul 27, 2010
Today was just a horrible day. I got scammed twice today. First time, some guy tried to trick me into sending him my phone for $300. I didn't think anything at first till today after I sent it in at the post office. The paypal message was really suspicious so I asked some people on the channel. I noticed that the email had a ' at the end, which was different from the regular one. I realized I was scammed so I drove all the way down to the post office. Luckily I managed to get it in time, so now I got my phone back.
But then, I got a call asking they want to buy my PSP for $100. So I was thinking maybe it would be the real deal. Wrong, I go there and I make the exchange. I go to the bank to deposit the $100. The bank wouldn't take it, so I begin to think it was fake. At the time, one of my best friends calls me and I tell him the situation and I head home. We use a counterfeit pen on it, confirmed it was fake. We called the police and we filed a report, they said to call the guy up cause they think maybe he didn't know it was a fake. So my friend calls him up, and he tells him it was fake. The guy starts yelling, trying to say it wasn't counterfeit, calling him some terms, etc. So that pretty much confirms he knew....we were going to the police today to go get this guy but unfortunately, it started raining and hailing really bad. So I'll have to do it tomorrow.
I feel really stupid and kind of upset right now. Just wanted money for this stuff so I can build my computer or buy a new DS but it looks like that won't be happening...
Stuff going on in life....Jul 6, 2010
So, if anyone doesn't know, my car battery died last night while my friends and I were getting ready to leave the city from the fireworks. We thought it just needed some juice so what we did hooked it up. Come to find out, the battery was dead and I had to buy a new one. So we went to the walmart, took us forever to find a battery and then I had to pay $150 for a battery and some tools so my friend could replace the battery. (He took auto-tech when we were in high school.) Bad thing is I only had $80 on my card so we had to use my friend's cousin card to pay half for it.
So now I have no fucking money to my name which I needed for college books in the fall. Ain't that some shit? At least he was able to replace it and my car is up and running again. But still, now I have no money. I have no money for books and I'm sure as hell my parents aren't going to pay for them. And now I possibly won't be able to get Continuum Shift when it releases later this month. Hopyfully my mother reimburses me for the battery but still, that won't cover my books. Trying to find a job is a bitch, I've applied to numerous places near my college and I haven't gotten a call yet.
But while we're on the subject of college, I'm thinking maybe I chose the wrong college to attend. The college I'm attending next month is one of two colleges that have my desired major. I don't know why, but I feel like I'm not going to like it. I really don't like the campus cause it's sort of in a country setting. I'm a city boy and that kind of setting doesn't sit well for me. There doesn't seem to be much around it either, sure it has some restaurants and fast food places but I prefer to have an area where I can just walk around to get my destination, even if I do have a car. Again, I think its because I'm a city boy. I recently went to SPSU (the college I'm attending) for a program and stayed over a few nights. I got a little bit of the college life, I didn't like it at SPSU. Saw some people there, didn't really like them.
There are other reasons but I won't bore you with them. Bottom line, I think I may just transfer after Summer of 2011. Gives me time to see if I truly don't like this school (though also because the Fall freshmen deadline has already passed), I already told my parents my plan and they are fine with it. Even if it is 3 hours away from home.
That's pretty much my rant.
I put together a DSJun 11, 2010
Put together a DS from some spare parts. Took me some of last night and some of today to get it together. It works...as far as I can see. I haven't tried any games for it yet. I bought Mega Man Zero Collection though!! Only problem I'm having with it though is I can't put the battery cover on lol...
Class of 2010May 21, 2010
It's been a ride for us but we made it! We finally made it through our senior year! It seems just like yesterday I was in Kindergarten hitting on older girls lol. I wish you luck on your graduation and life after high school.
I graduate later today at 7PM...less than 4 hours away. I'm excited and at the same time nervous. But wish me luck, I'll take pictures later and maybe put them on here...
I'm Telling HerMay 18, 2010
Todays the fucking day. Today is definitely the day, I'm going to her house after school today and I'm going to tell her how I feel about her.
For those that don't know what I'm talking about, last week I invited a girl I like, no scratch that, a woman I like to my house and I was going to tell her my feelings but that dream was dashed because she had to help her cousin with prom. So I couldn't tell her. I called her last night and I told her to meet me in front of a building because I had something important to tell her. She said she would meet me but later she called me and said she had to talk to her teacher (again) to get her grade up but I can meet her after school. So that's what I'm going to do.
I honestly can't believe I'm doing this all for one girl. I've never had these feelings for a woman. Like seriously, if you were to talk to my closest friends I never get flustered or anything over a girl. I guess its because I don't go for just any girl. I don't settle for less, I only settle for the best and to me, she is the best. I feel like I can tell her anything, I can do anything when I'm with her. I feel sound when I'm around her and I feel like I have no worries. I changed my whole lifestyle thanks to her and she doesn't even know. I guess it is like what Eminem said in "Not Afraid":
It was my decision to get clean
I did it for me
Admittedly, I probably did it subliminaly, for you
So I can come back a brand new man you helped see me through
And you don't even realize what you did
Believe me you
Cause the way I feel
I'm strong enough to go to the club
Go to the corner parlor
and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I'm raisin the bar
I shoot for the moon
But I'm too busy gazing at stars
I feel amazing and I'm Not Afraid
That's it guys, it's game time.
Tonight's the Night....May 14, 2010
So tonight I have a friend coming over....but this friend happens to be a woman. A woman I happen to like. We've been talking a lot and we hung out a few times. I invited her over to my house so we can watch Iron Man. (She wanted to see it, we went to the movies last weekend and saw Iron Man 2 but she hasn't seen the first one.) I plan to tell her how I feel and I hope she feels the same way. My friend (who is sort of playing match-maker) told me she does like me alot but I'm not sure if he's telling the truth or if he's telling me to get confident. Either way, I'll know by tonight...wish me luck guys.
Is this really fair?May 5, 2010
Today I got into a small argument over something that happened on Sunday. It doesn't quite seem fair to me since I held up my part of the deal but this is what happened:
On Sunday, my friend A texted me to come pick him up. His 360, for some odd reason, can't/won't sync up with wireless controllers. So he told me if I drove him over to another one of our friends house (friend B) then I could have said 360. He was going to the friend B's house to get his 360 which is why he was giving it to me. So I held up my end of the bargain, I drove him over to friend B's house and I got friend A's 360. So I drop him off and I go home. That same day, he texts me saying that the 360 he got from friend B had 1 red ring on it. The next day (yesterday), I managed to fix the 360 he gave me.
So today, friend A comes up to me cause he finds out I had fixed the 360 he gave to me and he wants it back. He said he would give me the red ring 360 for his back. I even offered to fix the red ring xbox but he says he doesn't want it fixed, he wants his xbox back. Of course, I didn't give it back to him and now he's being a bitch about it.
Funny thing is, I TOLD him I could fix his xbox or he could send it to Microsoft and get it fixed but he is too lazy and impatient to wait for it to get fixed. Question is, is it really fair to give him back his 360 even though we completed the deal? It just really doesn't seem that way to many. He's stubborn and he's making me seem like I'm in the wrong even though he knew I could fix it. And it seems like he's willing to risk our friendship on this damn xbox which I feel I rightfully own now.
Well ain't this some shit....Apr 29, 2010
I fucked up one of my side view mirrors of my car. Not only is the glass completely cracked, it is also off its hinge so now its falling off. What's even worse is that I have to drive this car to prom tomorrow night. Ain't that some shit? Anyone know a way I could make it look in anyway presentable by tomorrow night? I could really use some help because things just haven't been going my way lately....
Am I in a Nightmare?Feb 19, 2010
"Don't Be Scared"...these words were the last words my friend and classmate Rajaan Bennett would post on his facebook. Yesterday morning, he was shot and killed in his own home at 2:30AM. I can't believe it happened to him, of all people. I don't want anyone else to die or take his place but...why him of all people...he was what I wanted to be. What people should be. He was a role model, a hero, he was motivation, inspiration, he was a leader. I can't believe this is happening. I feel like I'm in a fucking endless nightmare I won't wake up from...
He was one of the coolest guys I'd ever meet...I remember last year back in my Junior year, we had the same Algebra class...boy was this guy a riot. He was really smart, an A/B student, he was popular with just about all of our classmates in our year and many upper/lower classman. It's hard to see someone like that just...go...and disappear. He had everything a person could want, he had a full-ride college scholarship to Vanderbilt. VANDERBILT, a really great college in the states. He, again, was an inspiration. He was kind, he was loved and he was taken from us over a fucking domestic dispute. He was killed over something that had nothing to do with him. This is what makes me the most angry, and the most upset. I just don't understand anymore. I'm having a hard time just like everyone else coping with this tragedy. Yesterday, the whole school wad literally dead. We had no classes, we didn't do anything, we were zombies. We had many rain drops that hit those pillows...mine included...yesterday I got home, I broke down and cried in my moms arms.
I know I gotta move on, I can't mourn, cry, grieve about this forever but its difficult. When you see someone everyday, if not every other day, for 4 years maybe even longer you have a bond, a family bond. We may not be blood brothers but he is sort of my brother in a way. We as a senior class are a family...and when a family member dies...theres no feeling that can describe how you feel...hopefully I can get back to normal soon...I'm tired of the crying but I feel I'm going to feel this way for a while.