Hanukkah is still going on—day six; Saturday night was the big celebration in the household. There was tons of food to be eaten! There was matza balls, latkes, hummus, cheese, green beans, and much more! There were around twenty to twenty four people in this tiny household. After the food and drink, there were gifts. I scored a huge gift card for Amazon.com. I had a great time visiting my family, it’s a shame that I only get to visit every six months to a year at a time!
I know I said that I would wait until January to see Episode VIII, but my Aunt and Uncle wanted to see it this weekend. I absolutely loved it. It kept you on your seat for a good chunk. The ending was okay I guess. I won’t spoil anything for those that actually read this blog and haven’t seen it yet.
I have been sick with food poisoning for the past few days. As a result, I have been out of the gym for some while. Today I didn’t feel like lifting weights, riding a bike, or swimming. Instead I decided to join the rest of the group and play volleyball. The group has been bugging me to play with them for quite some time. I finally gave in and had a great time! I felt kind of dizzy on the last game and had to sit out. I blame being slightly dehydrated from the food poisoning.
Since I have been down for the count for the past while, I haven’t been able to game all that much. I am going to Kansas City, MO to celebrate Hanukkah with my Jewish family up North. I won’t be able to really game until next Wednesday.
This past Thursday I went to the Neosho Fishing Hatchery in Neosho, Missouri. At first I thought that it was going to be a boring, run of the mill, trip to see a bunch of lame fish. Boy howdy was I wrong! I have never seen a full grown sturgeon until now. Those things can grow to be huuuuuuuge! I wonder how aggressive they are; there were also large and small mouth bass in the same tank. There was a pond where you can feed the fish. There were bass and rainbow trout in the pond, I didn’t see any sturgeons in the pond. You were allotted two cups of food. I took my time feeding the suckers bit by bit at first, but then I tossed an entire cup in the pond at once. It was like watching a royal rumble XD. There were also a few huge tanks full of minnows–they were cute :).
I need ideas for a project in either Java or Python. My bot idea flopped because I have no idea what to add to it. Weather bots and trivia bots are so cliched. I am thinking of a simple game where the guy just jumps over obstacles, but that’s been done to death, too. It’s gotta be something in Java or Python, I don’t find much interest in C#, C++, C or the like. I am more comfortable in Python and am getting used to Java. Just pitch me some ideas on Facebook, shoot me an e-mail or use any other contact methods.
I finished watching a mini-series called Sinner. It came on USA and lasted eight episodes. I am not going to go into much detail about it other than it kicks some serious ass. Informaiton can be found right here: http://www.usanetwork.com/thesinner
Now it is time for some TV. New seasons on great and new shows are coming on tonight!
I went on a picnic today. The heat was unbearable, but the food was fantastic! It was at Shimmerhorn Park in Galena, Kansas. There was a pretty cool cave about a mile into the center of the park. The temperature was at least fifteen degrees cooler inside the cave; there was a small river running inside! The cave was meant to explore! I think I saw some baby stalactites!
There was also a nifty nature center at the top of a huge hill. They had snakes, turtles, bugs, and even… TARANTULAS! I also learned how to skip rocks! I managed to skip a rock three times in one throw.
It went great until I started having asthma problems; I made it through alive, though, so not to worry! I am looking forward to going to the fish hatchery tomorrow.
I woke up today wanting to play a few friendly games of chess. My first opponent claimed to be a rookie, so I showed him some good strategy and let him win so he would get a better grasp of the game. The second time I played for real, I showed no mercy, I played my heart out… and he mopped the floor with me. I played him a third time and he beat me yet again! Call me stupid, but I think he hustled me. I’m just glad all I lost was a bit of my pride and nothing else. Next time I play this guy, I’m going to play like I do at chess club against the big boys; no mercy will be shown to my opponent–blood will flow (in a metaphorical sense).
After three grueling games of chess, I decided to go with the group and go miniature golfing. I had my worst game ever. My score was…. 80…. The lowest (and best) score you can get is 18. That’s a hole in one on each hole. The way we played was if you didn’t make it in by six, you took a score of six and moved to the next hole. I was doing wonderful until hole number 12. That’s when the course got topsy-tirvy. Even though I came in LAST, I still had a good time :).
I had a scare with Aura Kingdom. I thought my mount got deleted, but instead Aeria games switched the system up. When the mount icon is clicked, it is equipped (not mounted). Instead to mount up, the player needs to press Shift+R. That will mount your equipped mount. I’m relieved that my mount didn’t go bye bye!
To end this post I would like to wish Buttons a happy birthday! Enjoy your burger, Buttons! I will scratch your fuzzy head when I see you next!