I'm turned 18 today! (Woo!) Now, I can touch, serve, and sell alcohol, but not drink it. I can buy sharp stuff, explosives, ninja kitchen systems off infomercials. (Now I can finally learn how to make a smore with that Perfect Smore maker thing. (idiots)) Today, we had the cake n ice cream, open presents business. My Loot: The Dokken album Under Lock and Key, some heavy bag gloves, an EVERLAST HEAVYBAG.2 days before my birthday, I accidentally found a REAL Everlast heavybag installed in my backyard while I was getting a ladder out the shed. It really blew me out of the water. Up until this point, I've been using a military canvas bag stuffed with blankets and jeans. It worked, but it's no comparison to a real bag. I didn't see it coming at all, because things are rough, and a bag can be anywhere from 60 to 200 dollars. My parents found one pretty much unused at a resale store. It's kind of funny, because I just completely broke my old military canvas bag with a Flying Kick (about 4 or 5 steps running start followed by a jump and a straight out kick). It ripped completely from where the head would be on a person and fell from it's hook. As it turned out, I was getting a real bag in about 5 days. Long story slightly shorter, I LOVE IT. The cardio workout difference is unbelievable. It's extremely solid and stiff, so unless you know what you're doing, you'll probably hurt yourself if you hit it. It weighs so much that it barely moves almost no matter what (unless you do something that builds up, like a Flying Kick) so it really helps my focus. Plus, where before I had a bag hanging from a tree, now it's hanging from two posts. In other words, I can move 360 around it now on level ground, where before the ground was bumpy and the tree prevented movement. I know this probably sounds like I'm just ranting and geeking out, because I am. I can't not geek out! It's awesome!
I had my party on Saturday. I invited 7 people. 2 made it. The circumstances that prevented 5 of them from coming are inconceivable. One of them had a Gull Bladder removal on that day. Another had stomach surgery AND broke his toe. One had a hiking trip AND a Martial Arts Tournament on the same day. On of them found the day beforehand that he had a funeral to go to, which, in turn, prevented another from coming because that person was another's ride. The chances of all these things happening on the same day TO ME are actually pretty high. This sort of thing happens to me all the time. Don't believe me? Our house is 10 FEET IN BOTH DIRECTIONS out of range for DSL. We can't get Satellite because we keep having people come down here that don't know what they're doing. What the new person knows, the last guy didn't know, and vice versa. All our neighbors have DSL AND SATELLITE. Curiously enough, our neighbor goes to the same box or whatever as us to get DSL, but we can't get it and she can. DUBLE YOO TEE EPH!!!!
I might give God of War 2 on Titan a shot soon. I'm not sure, but I think I'm qualified. I've got DMC3 and NGB under my belt right? But it's a totally different type of game. GOW2 is more about blocking, knowing what your downtime will be, and keeping enemies at bay. NG and DMC3 are are about evading, knowing what technique or weapon to use when, and style. It's a big switch. Right now, I'm beating the game on Normal, both getting my chops up and figuring out what weapons and spells I want. So far, I've got the Blades of Athena to max because you use them for almost everything (cinematic brutality kills, when on walls or ceilings, in Rage of The Titans). I got Typhon's Bane to level 2. I figure I'll almost always be able to deal with being in a crowd control tight spot. You can block infinitely, counter easily, and go invincible with rolling, so it can't be too hard. Typhon's Bane helps me interrupt my foe's attacks to with little mana, so I can hit them with the long reaching Blades for longer. I didn't like the Spear of Destiny much, so I upgraded the Barbarian Hammer. When you don't want to use magic or get close, the Hammer can summon souls infinitely to attack and shoot fire. Plus, it knocks enemies back, does huge damage, and interrupts attacks quickly because the combos are short. I've still got a lot of experimenting to do though. Especially with the spells. I think the Hammer is the most expensive to upgrade for a reason though.
In the past couple of days, it's clear that I've lost my edge on info. The reasons are obvious. I was offline for about a year and I'm not next gen yet. I'm trying though. You can get a PS3 on Ebay these days for 60 bucks if you're lucky. If I'm next gen, I'll naturally gather more information because it's relevant to me. I have about 60 bucks, so I need a LOT of luck, on top of all the other luck I'll be needing (as previously mentioned). It's odd, because I'm pretty Irish, and I eat clovers all the time. I don't eat potatoes though....Hmmm.....there's a message here...Gotta go play some frisbee. See ya.