I had too many topics to cover in this blog. They're ranging from death to monkeys running around in balls. I don't even know where to begin so I guess I'll start with the first thing going on.
I'm generally a happy guy. I rarely get sick or depressed, but for a while now, I've been really depressed about a lot of stuff. It really all started with how much I don't like my job, and how much I do like my job. The problems with my job is how they make you feel. If you're not the best at what you do then you're nothing, and in some cases, they tell you that. My friend who worked here was pretty good and then he started slipping in his performance. They pulled him into a room and told him how he was going to amount to nothing and all this crap. It hasn't happened to me, but I'm sure it will be coming. I'm not doing so hot at the moment, and it's because of how sad I am all the time. On top of work, they work us so much here that I don't have any me time. Since I'm married, it's hard to maintain a healthy relationship, especially since I can't get out of this job for anything. It doesn't pay too shabby, which is the main reason I'm still here. But I feel like I'm going to be stuck here. I wanted to go to school this year but had to wait because of work. I don't know how I'm going to squeeze in work and going to school. I'm 22 so I should at least have more than a week of school under my belt. College, not general education. Then there's my family, who lives in Tennesee. I wouldn't want to live in the same house as them since I click heads with my parents, but I really miss them and my brother. It's hard to even get the time to play games with my brother or my dad. I didn't grow up loving my family, because I really had a bad attitude with everyone. I never was too mean to my brother, but just some of the stuff I've done or let my friends get away with really bothers me today. If you have a younger brother or sister, take my word on this; be extremely nice to them because one day, you're going to really miss them. On top of everything, this weekend, my wife's grandfather passed away. It's really sad for both of us because he was sort of my grandpa in California. I'm taking her to the airport this Thursday so she can go to the funeral. Again, I'm stuck at work. The policy here is "If it's not making us money, then you can't take off". Stupid big corporations, I swear... Just to let you guys aware of this: I'm not emo or a suicidal guy. I'm just sad. It's the holidays and everything is going crazy. Maybe I'll win that lotto since life has been so hard so far. I'm a big Relient K fan, and anyone who has heard the song "Softer To Me" should know how I feel. I don't want to feel selfish since there's obviously much more pain going on in everyday life than mine.
Off of that, and onto some more gaming excitement from the House of Dinghy. First off comes the new Wii game I bought Saturday night, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. I was looking at the reviews and I was thinking "Okay, cool. I need a new Wii game since I'm not playing Zelda yet and I already did everything I could in Rayman.". I loaded up the game with my cousin, who has been over nightly playing Wii Sports with me. We loaded up the first mini game, which happened to be Monkey Golf. After one hour, we got through maybe 3 holes. I don't even think it was that many. Why? Because the controls are a piece on that mini game. It almost made me go back and return the game (somehow) or choice B, which is hurling my Wii at the door and going "There! Enjoy that!". It was way too frustrating for me. I actually got online and checked out the fourms to see if anyone else had the same problem. I'm not sure about the Golf, but a lot of people were complaining. I finally read the full review on GameSpot and then checked out the video review. They didn't really tell you some of the problems they had with the games that "didn't work". That's just about all they said is some of them "didn't work". So I tried a few other games, just in case. Home Run Derby worked perfect actually. I think it was more fun than Wii Sports version. There was the basketball game that also worked... sorta. It is just too awkward. I think the problem I have with almost all of the mini games is they really don't work that well, and then there's some that are just really retarded. For instance, in golf, you have to move the Wii-mote around until you find out where you want to hit it. There's not really any bars or anything that tell you how far you're going to hit it, what you're power hit is going to be.. nothing. It's just like they handed you a virtually broken club and said 'swing away'. Aside from the mini games, I loaded up the single player game. Now, that was actually fun. If you plan on getting Monkey Ball for the mini games like I thought, think again. I'd really suggest waiting for WarioWare or something that has better controls. That stupid Monkey Ball game just has so many games that don't work that it makes you second guess that which wii call We. Or visa versa.
Now, I started playing my 360 again. I loaded it up to show my cousin and friends Gears of War. We had a lot of fun, but split screen is just so annoying after you play online! Still, it's a pleasure to have it there. The other thing I tried last night was renting a movie from Live. I figured 240 points for a movie isn't that bad since I ultimatelly have to drive somewhere and waste gas across town to get the movie, then drive back home and watch it, then take it all the way back. It's just annoying. Well, after getting the movie last night, I have to say, Microsoft needs to fix their crap. I was in the middle of downloading it and it was taking it's dear sweet time. We didn't get to watch it last night. I was showing my wife the trailer to the new TMNT, and I saw the movie in there. I was like "Cool, I wonder if it would let me play it.". Well, it started up and I just closed it before the Warner Bros. logo popped up. My wife was commenting on it beforehand saying "14 days we have to watch it. That's neat". Right after I stopped it, it said '23 hours and 59 minutes left'. Ok, I knew that if I watched it, it would be 24 hours before it deleted. I don't really care about that since I doubt I'd have time to watch it a second time. But c'mon. The movie was like 10% done and I was just seeing if it would even let me watch it to see the quality. Now IF I make it home tonight before 9, I'll have 1 1/2 hours to watch the movie which is 2 hours long. So will I be watching it and it just closes out? If so, I'm going to go crazy. Overall, I think Microsoft needs to review their 24 hour delete time because I might want to watch it a 2nd time. Netflicks, baby. Screw this Live rental junk. It is just a waste of time.
Since the Ponty Mython has taught me so well, I must look on the brighter side of life. I did get my computer I won last week. It's really cool looking, but I don't need it. I did, however, keep the free 19" flat panel monitor I got. A nice upgrade from my cheap 17" CRT that I got because my 21" Cinema Display from Mac went out during a long game of World of Warcraft. Blast it!
~Dinghy "Didn't Spell/Grammar Check" Dog