Old Consoles Live Hard

Managed to get my 64 working. Needs a new controller; my current one has a loose joystick. I can still play, though! I don’t know what to play… I think I’ll pop in Super Mario 64! If only I had my old SNES; the tornado took it back in May 2011. Oh well, I’m going to watch TV and play SM64!

Posted on September 17, 2017, 4:42 pm By
Categories: Video Game
Alex has been Demolished

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!

 

Springfield Zoo

I went to the Springfield zoo today. I was with a small group of about 25. I saw hippos, giraffes, alligators, monkeys, tigers, bears, lions, wolves, bobcats, and many more cool zoo-time animals. The trip was about six hours. One hour there, one back, and about four hours hitting the zoo. Pretty much the only thing I didn’t see was an ape. I was bummed that I didn’t get to see that one animal.

One of the other things that impressed me was the fact that I saw five peacocks that were free to roam. That’s right, no cages or anything. They could walk right up to your face if they wanted to. Another cool thing was the giraffes. I didn’t know that giraffes had black tongues. They’re long, too!

I hope to go back here real soon! じゃね!

— アラックス

Posted on September 7, 2017, 4:15 pm By
Categories: Out & About
Alex has a New Laptop!

The best thing happened today. The “L” key on my laptop busted clean off. I was perfectly willing to try and deal with not having this key, but my parents surprised me with something goooood. They got me a brand new laptop. It’s super fast and has that new computer smell :-).

It was gonna be a Christmas gift, but I guess I needed it now. I was going to hint that I needed a new laptop before Christmas, so it’s a win-win! I have spent the past four hours installing updates and putting programs and my data on the new machine. I have no idea what I am going to do with my old laptop… it really is puzzling.

I am so happy! By Tuesday or Wednesday I should be 100% ready to rock!

Posted on September 3, 2017, 9:23 pm By
Categories: Main
September is on its Way

August has been a great month. I moved into my new apartment and broke away from my parent’s clutches! I got to go bowling, play put put, go to a wonderful buffet and went on a road trip!

In September I am going to the zoo. It is a $4 entrance fee; well worth it! I am always like a little kid when I am at the zoo. The zoo we are going to is in Springfield, MO, so here’s to another road trip!

Once my 30 day stay is over (on September 11) I might be on the hunt for a job. It will be a tough fight but there is a job coach to help me every step of the way.

I have a bad cough, my voice is going away and my energy levels are way low. I might see a doctor on Friday if my symptoms persist. Hope I make it all right!

Posted on August 30, 2017, 6:22 pm By
Categories: Main

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