Salutations my gaming homies!
I know I haven't blogged since August but I'll make it up to you for making an insanely long blog about everything that has happened to me since! Well I have just been in Asheville, North Carolina. My grandmother who likes to criticize everything under the sun except her beloved homeland of England is in town and came with. We went to the Biltmore Estate which is 8000 square acres and the house itself is apparently largest in America. Here are a few pics to give you a good idea of what it's like...
The house has a lot of history most of which is dull. Owned by the richest man in America, opened to the public in 1930. That's all you really need to know. On the second day my grandmother forced us all to watch 'The Duchess'. Not bad. There are multiple sex scenes and I like historical movies. But if you can't stand 1700's flowery English speech then give it up.
So I haven't blogged for a while but that's because I've been busy getting past the thick swamp that is Savannah Country Day Middle School. I am still getting grades in the 90's and I even let the unthinkable thought pass through my head. I could make High Honor Role! Then I realized I probably failed Orchestra. Advice to you all: Never play the violin. Not only is it a physical impossibility to play those wretched Symphonies, but most Strings teachers are usually well, strange. Especially mine. So I'm probably not going to make High Honor Role. Just regular Honor Role. Although you don't read my blogs to hear about my personal life, I don't care. So excuse me while I spew out the happenings of my non-gaming life. First off, I'm not that quiet nerd boy sitting with Dungeon Masters! Now I'm a (only!) semi-nerd sitting at a popular table. That's right. I made the plunge. Although I'm not about to switch from cross country to football, at least I feel somewhat accepted. Here's how I did it:
1st Week: Move to a table with semi-popular people. Talk a lot. Everyday, all the people at the cool table move to another table randomly. When they do, leave not to early but not too late. Move too early and maybe not everyone will move, leaving you stranded with one or two people. Move too late, you look awkward.
2nd Week: Keep slowly building your confidence by sitting with the same people for a week at a time. Then move on to the next level the next week.
4th or 5th Week: You've probably graduated to the highest level by now. Congratulations! (Note: This worked for me. Maybe not you.)
So, my homeroom is alright although it is frustrating that I've got a math teacher for my advisor three years in a row. We are the dolphin riders! No, I didn't vote for that particular name. One thing constantly confuses me though. Although the school is insanely expensive, costing $15,000 dollars a year, it seems to me that in 6th grade everyone was restrained to the same level. For instance, in English we all read the same brain-dead books. It's strange that now, in 7th grade we're reading Shakespeare. A huge jump. Hopefully, during that painful transition between 8th grade and High School, we'll lose the jerks and idiots. I'm crossing my fingers.
Now back to my gaming life. I've played Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty 4, Oblivion, and Battlefield: Bad Company and Civilization Revolution all on my beautiful ps3. And I've played massive amounts of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PC. I downloaded it (legally!) from Direct2Drive. Words cannot describe how da*n fun this thing is. Play it. There is so much stuff to do. So many ways to kill off civilians. Do yourself a favor and play some gta, any gta from gta III to gta IV. You will have fun. Also, Cod 4 is great to. There were so many moments in it when I stared blankly at the screen with amazement at what had just happened. Cod 3 was great to- I didn't notice too many framerate drops. Battlefield Bad Company is amazing to although I prefer Cod 4.
On another note, I turn 13 today! Precisely 1 hour and 52 minutes ago actually. I got GRAW 2 for the ps3 which is pretty sweet. And a $90 gift card for Best Buy. I'll have fun with that. I'll get a $60 dollar game but what should I get? Battlefield Bad Company, Little Big Planet, Fallout 3, Call of Duty 4 or Far Cry 2? I'll spend the remaining $30 on Civilization Colonization of Call of Duty 4.