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Friday, June 22, 2012

And we're off

A few hours til I leave for vacation, its only a seven hour drive so it shouldn't be too bad. A week away from work, and this very depressingly boring city, should feel nice.

In other news, I worked 17 hours this week. Not to shabby, eh? Getting closer and closer to my guitar every week, and I'm thinking about going ahead and ordering it when I get back next week. They only require 33% of the final payment to kind of guarantee that you'll still want to buy the guitar after they've spent a couple months building it.

The 2013 Viper GTS was put in Forza 4 today as a free download. Bet you can't guess what I spent the greater part of the night doing. Hooning around in that car is a ton of fun, and boy is it a driving machine.

Preparing for the drive,

The Weekly Gryt? Pfft.

Had some computer troubles lately, but I'm back.

Got my first paycheck for my summer work so far yesterday; that felt good to cash.

In concert news... Oh my god, I've seen the best of the best now.

Literally, the best of the best.
I saw Dream Theater, in person, live, all that great stuff in Columbus on Tuesday. Dear lord, I can't even begin to describe how awesome that concert was. John Petrucci is truly a talented guitarist. I doubt I will ever see a show better than that one, but I'm totally okay with that.

I leave for vacation tomorrow, and it might sound like my updates would get even more sporadic because of that, but surprisingly I think I'll have more time to write blog posts since I won't be at work all day.

Holy mother of comma splices, Batman!

Friday, June 15, 2012


Was my last blog post really on Tuesday? Sorry about that, lost track of time.  I leave for work in a few minutes so let's keep this short.

Sooo beautiful
That, up there, is a Solar7 made by the wonderful guitar making company Strictly 7.  They're a bunch of guys who hand make guitars up in Medina, Ohio. Oh hey, for those of you who didn't know I also live in Ohio.  It's like we were meant to be.

But yeah, I plan to be the proud owner of one of these pieces of art sometime in the near future.  I get to work all this summer to be able to afford the fairly hefty, but justifiable, price tag.  And boy does it sound beauitful. Just ask Ola Englund, the guy they designed it for.

A bit rushed today,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Took a few days off blogging to celebrate finals, now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Nothing to interesting to post yet, just me working my summer job at the family store.

I don't remember if I posted it on the blog, but here's a picture of the speaker cabinet I built in wood shop this year.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vroom Vroom

Well, I got some exciting news at E3. There's a new Forza Horizon trailer, and man does it look good.  I'm a Forza diehard, but this just looks like a really fun game.

In other news, finals are getting ever closer. Wednesday are my first ones and I am not looking forward to them.  Even though I could literally fail every one of them and just about keep straight A's, tests are a pain to take.

Also semi-related to finals, I haven't been able to check in on anyone's blogs yet since I've been cramming.  Maybe tomorrow I'll take some time to relax and catch up on everything.

Until then,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Its June...

...and I am still in school.  Finals this week, so if posts seem even more incoherent than what they used to be, you can blame it on cramming.

School is boring, so enough talk about that. Let's talk about video games. E3 to be specific.  Starts on June 5th, and I better see some Half Life 3 announcements there or its just going to be the same old same old.
Oh man, I wish this was real.

I haven't gotten a chance to check everyone's blogs that I've missed; I usually used Google reader but I think I have over 9000 unread posts on it.  I think I'll just clear out everything unread tonight, and start fresh.

Stay classy,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Saga Continues

I am going to restart this blog yet again. I've honestly missed reading everyone's blogs, so hopefully some of my followers are still out there. I still follow you all, so any active bloggers can hopefully expect some visits from me in the near future.

I've been enlightened in the past few months, that and its summer so hopefully I'll be able to maintain this blog full time.

For now, I'm signing off.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I've been out enjoying the weather too much lately to post any blog updates.

Normal service will resume tomorrow though.

Not to much to blag about, besides all the Kony controversy.  I don't feel like talking about that because it seems everyone I know outside the internet is obsessed with it.

Kind of scatterbrained right now, got a lot going on.

And I really can't think of much to write about.

Sleep deprived,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stop Kony

Been really busy lately, but this caught my attention.  Some of you may have seen it, some even blogged about it.

What matters is, its really important.

This could actually change the way the world is now.  At first I was a little disappointed, it takes some massive campaign like this for the West to wake up and realize what is actually happening over in Africa.

Then I realized something bigger.

The way society is right now, this video could change things.  I'll admit, I was incredibly moved by it.  I watched the whole thing and I plan to donate to it tomorrow.

The whole video is incredible, and really sums up how social media is changing revolutions and such in this modern era.

Step up, do something.  One thing leads to another, we could start here with Kony and move on to something bigger.

Kony 2012,

Saturday, March 3, 2012


The title is Latin for storm, in case you were wondering.

And man was there a storm yesterday.  I don't know how many of you experienced it, but I got some of the really heavy rain.  No tornados touched down here, but I saw a picture of a high school completely destroyed.

Took this picture before I went back home from guitar practice, rainbows are so surreal.  The whole ordeal yesterday was crazy, it was almost bright out because the cloud cover was so thin!

But that rain, that was the hardest we've had all year.  I almost hydroplaned my car coming off the dam, the tires started to spin a bit.

And now, lovely Ohio is cold again.  What a bummer.

Missing the warm weather,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Great Scott

Its almost Friday!

Had no time to take any pictures today, hopefully tomorrow I can find some interesting stuff.  Also I was a little disappointed in how small the pictures were.  I'll take them off my SD card instead of uploading from my phone tomorrow.

I guess it compresses the pictures to save data over 4G.  Oh well, you got the idea anyways.  Lots of trees, mud, and open fields.

I plan to ride in the opposite direction tomorrow so we'll see what we can find.  I'll probably make it a lot farther, since I won't have to drag a mud covered bike through 3 miles of hell.  I thought I was going to die out there, that mud put up an insane amount of resistance.

Also, what are your opinions on piercings? I have both my ears pierced, and I'm thinking about getting an industrial bar. I'll try not to sound hypocritical but I hate gauges, those open holes are just nasty. Any other piercing is good with me.

Heres to the weekend,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bike Trip: Pic Dump

Went for a ride today, weather is absolutely gorgeous. 
Everything was great, until I hit the mud.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Woohoo. My old router has given all it had, so I am internet-less again.
This is a nice little post from my phone however.
I actually quite like the idea of posting from anywhere, maybe I'll introduce you guys to the wonderful place I live in.

Right now, and I don't know why, but everything just feels "right" and all is well.

The song I have on right now is pretty good, being that power metal is my favorite genre. "In the Violet Fire by Pharoah"

I don't know if it'll post but heres my guitars.


Sunday, February 26, 2012


Woops. I counted wrong, my birthday isn't in 13 days. Its on the 7th, maybe I should go back to practicing counting... But thanks for all the early birthday wishes, hah. Oh and happy birthday to all the other people with March birthdays, I noticed there were a handful of you.

Also, my new router is a piece of crap. Its a DLink DIR 815, and at first it was great, fast dual band all that stuff.  Then it just stops working like every 5 minutes, so I'm going to try to return it.

Any suggestions for a reliable router? I don't care about the speed or dual band, I just need something that works all day every day.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Live and Let Die

Can you believe it? My router died, leaving me without internet connection.  Finally got a new one, a nice DLink dual band router so I can game and browse the interwebz at the same time.

In other news, holy crap its almost March.  My birthday is in only 13 days, but it doesn't feel like its almost spring time at all.

I need to get in a habit of changing my guitar strings more often, its crazy the amount of tone difference you can get from a fresh pack of strings.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Status Quo

Still catching up on missed work and what not, feeling a bit better though.  I will follow through on what I said yesterday, and I'll catch up on everyone's blogs tomorrow.

Be ready for the 11 questions thing tomorrow!

Hopefully this is enough to hold you over, I'm dying right now so I'll see everyone tomorrow.

Monday, February 6, 2012


No I am not having a heart attack, nor am I constipated if thats what you guessed based on the title.

I am however, getting sicker so this sucks.

I got tagged in the 11 questions thing, however I'm going to put that off until I get better.  Also, sorry for not hitting up everyone's blogs recently.  All my spare time has been filled up with sleep.

Hoping to be all caught up with everything by Wednesday, until then stay frosty.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Hopefully everyone is ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow.  I don't really care about either team this year, but I will definitely be ready for the commercials.

Nothing noteworthy happened today either, but that is how I like my weekends. Uneventful and relaxing. Still feeling a bit ill, but a massive improvement on yesterday so thanks to everyone who wished me well.

One last thing, someone asked what game the clip was from yesterday and it would be Forza 4 possibly the best racing game ever in my opinion.


Friday, February 3, 2012


I am sick... Again... I've been sick so much this past year, its really bothering me.  Think I have Strep this time, going to the doctor in the morning.  Other than that, nothing new really.  Slept for 13 hours today, haven't done that in a while.
The next song I'm learning on guitar is Spirit in Black by Slayer.  My band, if you can call it that, is deciding to go instrumental so if you know any good instrumental songs, any genre really, feel free to post them in the comments.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chop Suey.

Exciting news as I sit here filling out my schedule for next year.  My school has decided to offer Mandarin Chinese as a dual enrollment high school and college credit course.  It's out of school, three days a week from 2:30 to 3:30 but I'm actually really considering it.  I think it'd be neat to be trilingual.

Do any of you speak multiple languages? Chinese seems a bit intimidating, having to learn a whole new alphabet, but I think I can do it.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This is how I roll.

Don't worry, this isn't going to turn into a vidya game only blog, I just think the video clips liven things up a bit.  I'm completely baffled by the weather right now. February 1st, in lovely Ohio, and it got to about 60F today.  I'm saving up for a new guitar from Strictly 7 Guitars, because hey why not?


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guess What?

I'm back! Time to start blogging again, I missed doing this as it was pretty therapeutic.  I'll update everyone on whats been going on in the next few days.  I might start posting some of my videos on youtube, they're usually just short 30 second clips of me playing xbox but I plan to get some guitar footage eventually.