Well, where do I begin? I have had a busy summer that has allowed me to have access to a computer sporatically. So I have had very limited chances to use a computer or my xbox 360.
Summer started for me during the first week of May, because that's when I finished school. Just for refreshment, I live in California but go to school in Michigan. Well, 1 week after school ended I flew back to California to visit my family. I knew ahead of time that my trip would consist of two visits: my mom and stepdad in Southern California, and my dad and stepmom in Northern California. In each area I live a completely different life.
My intention for visiting my family in SoCal was to visit family and to get a summer job, which I did. However, some things out of the ordinary did occur. First, I had to do some house sitting because my mom and stepdad had to go away on business. Consequently, I was living alone for a couple of weeks. While they were gone I took a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain with a good friend of mine which wound up being a lot of fun. Perhaps the most unusual and unexpected event occured down here while I was in SoCal, a tornado touched down. Not only that, but it touched down only a couple of miles away from the house and I recorded a video of it. This was all during May.
Two weeks ago I drove up to Northern California to visit my dad and stepmom, as well as my two younger sisters they had adopted. When I got to the house they had surprised me with a pool in the backyard, and I'm not talking about a 4 foot, above ground pool that is bought in a store. This was a good sized pool that was placed between a gazebo and a fountain in the backyard. It is 7 feet deep and on the deep end there is a waterfall leading into the pool. So I pretty much spent those two weeks living in the pool. As well as visiting friends and going to a NASCAR race. I went to the race that was held at Infineon raceway and had a lot of fun, it was my 3rd time going to that race track.
Today I drove back to SoCal where I plan on to resume working for a few more weeks before flying back to Michigan. Man, I can't believe my time in the state is almost over.
I am highly anticipating the release of Burnout Paradise on January 22nd. I have watched several videos on the game and have played the demo, which I both enjoyed. Today I viewed a new movie that Gamespot has posted which you can view here. Its just a short 1 minute video that shows off a car called the "Wal-Mart Racer." This lead me to a question: Will this game be another game that has a dispicible use of in game advertising? I don't want to jump off the boat right away, because the car was after all a Formula 1 look-alike so the Wal-Mart logos all over it were suitable. If in the final release they start thowing in curve balls with things like the "EA Stunt Car" or crashing through the "Best Buy Burnout Billboards" I will be dissappointed with the game.