Wow, it was a great weekend. Today, my true first day of summer, (since I had family over last Friday which was my first day out of school) feels good.
It was a great weekend. Friday and Saturday were fun, and all was well, but Sunday really capped it off. I woke up around 8 AM, watched some TV, then hopped in for a shower. Around 9, I was all dressed and ready for my Confirmation. I wore black pants, shoes, and socks, a red/scarlet shirt, with a red tie with black stripes, and little sparkly rhinestone looking things. I looked nice, and were headed over to the church.
We, the confirmands, had to go in a room with our families, and there we received directions on what to do. Plus, we had to give communion which was hard at all, but we almost ran out of bread since it was a packed congregation with all the families of the confirmands. It was a wonderful experience, and at after the service I received a gift from the church. The gift was a nice card, and a plaque with a header saying "God loves you," in a cool text and then a bible verse from Jeremiah Chapter 31 Verse 3 (Jeremiah 31:3) saying "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness says the Lord." But it's not just a bunch of words on a plaque, it's artistic and has like some raised letters, and like a little heart emblem, and it's just very nice.
Relatives came back from the church, and we had sort of a brunch/lunch (it was like from 11-1 that people ate from) and people just socialized. It was a fun, easy-going day, and was kind of tiring that night, but very fun. After everyone had gone home, I opened up my gifts, because I just didn't open them up earlier. I got a lot of checks, and some cash. The total ammount was $285, including some books, photos of relatives that couldn't make it, and some other trinkets. I really liked the book my cousin bought me. It's a sports book titled "It's how they played the game," I believe, and it's about memorable sports figures and atheletes who tell tales of lasting values and moments of life. I'll tell you mroe about it when I finish it.
So now, you're most likely wondering what I'm going to do with my money. Well I did buy Guitar Hero 3 last week, but now with this money I plan on buying a Wii. Last Friday, when I got GH3, my father and I went to Best Buy (We go to Best Buy because we get Reward Zone points which total and at the end of the year Best Buy gives you gift certificates depending upon your point total. Last Year we 8 $20 gift certificates [$160] because we bought basically every game/electronic at Best Buy. Plus, at the time GH3 was on sale.) But anyways, once we picked up GH3, no one was at the Wii Kiosk/Station, my father and I played Mario Kart Wii with the Wii wheel. My father was really good, and said "A Wii wouldn't be bad," and he finished 3 races, with 2 in first place, and the other a 3rd place finish. Now while Mario Kart Wii may not have great AI, the WIi is actually a console my dad can play, due to the fact that Wii (in my opinion) is more user-friendly than some consoles, and takes more hand motions than hand-eye coordination.
Plus, we'd put the Wii on our 46" Samsung HDTV where my father said I couldn't put my 360 because it's a "family tv," and not a place where I can "kill people," haha.
So I called Best Buy yesterday, to know if they had any Wii's in stock and to see if we could get one yesterday. Unfortunately, they were out of stock, but on Friday, when we picked up GH3, there were like 4-5 around the corner.
It doesn't bother me though, because I know they'll get more.
So on my first day of summer, I'm just reminiscing about the fun I had last weekend.
Hopefully this summer will be filled with excellent gaming moments!