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Blog Therapy 2.0

Sports: NBA - Go Cavs - Witness - MVP - Coach of the Year - GET THAT RING!! - PBR looking forward to the World Cup in Brazil. Enjoying two of my favorite Bull Riders doing well (Brian Canter & JB Mauney). Enjoyed seeing my now retired favorite bull rider Adriano Moraes at the MA event doing commentary. I think he's a great ambassador for the sport and he's easy on the eyes so win win for me. MLB - Between the NBA & PBR I haven't paid attention accept when a blurb about A-Rod shows up. I don't know if I should pity him or shrug my shoulders. It seems like Karma to me (Reap what you Sow) and yet with all the pile on pile on and knowing what that feels like personally I can't help but have some empathy. I think the biggest thing that keeps me from feeling out and out sorry for him is his bank account. But is that right?

Economy and Such: I'm not even going to go here. I live in Vegas which has double digit unemployment and employment ads that read only the first 50 applicants will be considered. I've long since expanded my job search to other states but even that has been painful. I could blog everyday on it but that would be depressing and I'm not into depressing. What people do that don't have Jesus I just don't know.

TV: Still peeved about the dumbing down of court TV. Tru TV still hasn't come up with a better slogan than "not reality but actuality". Apparently no one uses a thesaurus there since reality and actuality are synonyms for each other. Fortunately, other channels have been picking up the slack with some of their programs. I'm particularly fond of A&E's The First 48, ID's The Shift, and the old stand by Cops. I also liked Jack'd but I haven't seen it lately. 48 Hours Hard Evidence is pretty good and so is Dr. G Medical Examiner. The only problem with Dr. G is that they don't show enough. I don't understand why they have to blur out peoples innards that she's working on but can show us sample stills of theirs or someone else's later. For example she was working on one guy's lungs that had a lung disease. They blurred the lungs she was looking at and instead showed us a still photo of a pair of lungs (real lungs mind you) that had the same disease. It's weird they put a disclaimer up stating that some of the things shown may be disturbing for some viewers and then proceed to blur out all those things that may be disturbing. So why put up the warning? Some of the drug specials that the different channels (History, ID, A&E, even E! and VH1) have been really good. I watched one the other day on Meth and its origins and spread across the US. And I watched another one that showed how a county in CA has made Weed legal but if the Fed's decide to go after you your still screwed. Now I'm not an attorney (Yet!) but Federal Law trumps State and Local laws so why risk it. There is actually a "Weed University" in this county that shows people how to successfully obtain, grow, market, and sell weed. And yet if people get caught with it pretty much outside of this one county (state law enforcement varies since I think CA has a medical provision) they can go to jail. Only in America!

Ministry: We are trying to figure out the best way to set up our magazine so that it prints correctly. So far the 1st edition is complete with regards to content but we are still monkeying around with where to put the pages so that it prints correctly. If anyone is reading this and has some easy and free or very cheap solutions please please post them to me. It's a life style magazine focused on health physical, spiritual etc. We are still serving under another organization but I think that is going to end soon. Our website should be back up and running soon as well so that will be nice.

Movies: I'm looking forward to seeing Star Trek. It will be awhile since I don't go to the movies but wait for movies to hit cable but I'm still looking forward to seeing it. I'm going to pass on X-Men Wolverine, I've never been a Wolverine fan nor understood the fascination with him. Granted, I don't dislike him I dislike Cyclops, greatly. If I haven't mention it already I was pleased when they killed off Cyclops in the movie, I could not stand that insanely arrogant yet equally weak and whiny a-hole and every cartoon and movie wrote him that way. I'm still waiting on Underworld, Rise of the Lycan to hit cable. I'm not sure about the Witch Mountain remake or that Angels & Demons thing with Tom Hanks. Both are real low on my watch list even when they hit cable. I think the Witch Mountain one already has hit cable or at least DVD.

Other stuff: I'm working on a fantasy short story, an Orc vs. Elf type of thing.

Gaming: Still working on that Christian RPG. I've back burnered it because I have other real world stuff to attend to but it's still there. I've been playing the multi player map for Dungeon Siege. My Vista laptop won't play Dungeon Siege anymore after of all things an automatic Microsoft update so I'm stuck at my XP desktop. If any knows of a patch for this that actual works please let me know. I've down loaded some patches from Microsoft that are suppose to fix the problem for Dungeon Siege, Fable, and a slew of other games but it hasn't worked and trying to get a person to answer from anywhere is virtually impossible at this point. And then Microsoft wonders why people don't like them? I've also been playing Farm Frenzy 2 and Farm Frenzy Pizza Party. I'll put up some reviews at some point. I like them both. Just the right blend, for me anyway, of reflex and strategy so it's not just how fast you can click and it's not just figuring out the "trick" to it. I also like that you don't have to beat the clock in order to advance, it just takes you longer to advance if you do something slower than it thinks you should. I gave up on several other play first games because I could not figure out the trick to a particular level. Speaking of which if anyone knows the trick to Luxor 2 level 4-4, my mom would appreciate it. I'm waiting for Sims 3. It looks good, I'm disappointed that they delayed the game from Feb to June for some non game play stuff that if the Game Spot post are any indication people are not thrilled about. I won't use it either and I'd rather the time went into to debugging and game play but hey, what are you gonna do? I am hoping Gas Power will come out with a Dungeon Siege III that incorporates more of the aspects of the original, but I doubt it. It looks like they have abandoned the francise using it little more than as a cash cow and goodwill generator. Sad, I love Dungeon Siege but much like Lode Runner, X-COM, X-Wing, and Decent it doesn't look like I'll be able to play it too much longer. Sniff, Sniff.

Whoops, I over ran my therapy time. Where's that check book?