Playing a lot of the newer great video games that are out, focusing on College, working a little bit, and doing a lot of Crossfit and playing a lot of Dek hockey (My rec league team has started practicing outside of our games).
I've been having a lot of fun lately, but I know that Christmas time without Hockey just won't be the same. I really hope the lockout is resolved by December.
I recorded around 18 episodes of the ''walking dead'' over the weekend when AMC had a marathon of seasons 1-2.
chip away at watching that
Incredible series. Watched episode 1 of Season 3 last night, it was amazing. last winter, when I had my Kindle Fire, I downloaded the first 8 episodes of season 2 to it, because I missed it. Watching on trains is not advised, very easy to miss your stop, AND to scare other people by jumping when you get scared, lol. Right now, I'm in zombie heaven, as I watch The Walking Dead on Sunday Nights, and just got Resident Evil 6 for my birthday.
Also playing NHL 13 (I suck big time), started a season, lost 4-3 to Pittsburgh after tying it up in the 3rd period 3-3 (2 SH Goals on the same Pitt PP !). Andy Mac actually scored the SH goal to tie the game in the 3rd peiod. IF you've been playing this game, the computer opponent sure has come a long way since the old days. An amazing tic-tac-toe goal by the computer for the game winner. I'm playing on rookie level, and being outshot like 30-15 every game.
I keep telling myself I am going to try out that game. I know it sounds dumb but I don't like the art direction looking all cartoonish. That's what has put me off but everyone keeps saying how good it is.
In the meantime though... tons of games coming out or just recently out that I have been/will be playing.
NHL 13 (yea, I know)
FIFA 13 (addicted to career mode)
In the next few weeks... Medal of Honor Warfighter, COD Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Forza Horizon. Looks like I need to take a few weeks off work.
I'm actually having more than a passing interest in the Jets & Giants. I guess I'm rooting more for the Giants because my father is a Giants fan & my ex brother in law who was a real jerk to my sis is a jets fan. But it's still nice to see both NY teams do well. It's also very strange following a team that has their collective **** together with the Giants. Between the Mets & Isles, I don't know how to root for a coherent franchise.
Any of you guys have old hockey games to hold you over until/if the lockout ends ? I still have the Pittsburgh massacre from 2 years ago (one of my faves), Also from the same year when we crushed the Rangers 6-2 (Haley destroys Avery). I have from last October Isles beat the Rangers 5-3, Tavares hat trick (all those games on my DVR). Of course I have the Islanders 10 greatest game DVD set. I also have some World Junior Championship games from 2010 on, on my DVR. I have Switzerland upsetting Russia (the legendary Niño Niederreiter game), USA defeating Canada in the same World Junior Championship, the Gold Medal game. I have The Ultimate Gretzky DVD set as well. What about you guys and gals ?
I have plenty of hockey to keep me busy-- my oldest is on a travel team that has been playing since the end of August, and my little guy started his season yesterday.
If the lockout continues, maybe Milbury will be in attendance when we play his son's team in a couple of weeks.
Bring an extra shoe for him.
I'm getting into European hockey more to get my fix. Also picking up German as a third second language since all the French and Spanish I've learned has been forgotten, having not used it enough. I recently got picked up by an electronic music label/collective based in Paderborn, Germany and will be leaving from Austin for Berlin in a few weeks to fully destroy any hopes my poor mother ever had of her son turning out anything near 'normal.'
I just wish I felt less trepidation for attempting to 'live the dream,' as they say.
im slapping more college kids around this year than i did last year. for some strange reason, they dont want to walk around to the front gate. ( i live in a gated community that has a main gate with a security gaurd on the north end of the property and a pedestrian gate on the south end of the property for loyola kids that live here and actually have a key for the gate ) for them to walk around to the main gate would only take about ten minutes. but no.....they insist on climbing over the fence that runs along the south end. and thats where they fall into my hands. and the funny thing is..........ive never seen the same kid climb over my fence a second time.
one of the girls that live in the apartment next to mine told me that the loyola boys ( and they are boys........20 years old but still about 15 years away from being men ) refer to me as "the hound" or "dog" or "bronn".....two bad assed ******** from a show called "game of thrones".
if they view me as either one of those characters, thats fine with me man........and ill play that role right up to the point where ill get locked up for doing it. as soon as i get to that point, ill slow down. i sure as **** aint going to jail for slapping some obnoxious assed loyola kid.
im also watching a lot of old movies. most of which i havent seen in ten or so years. none of the new movies really interest me. too much computer generated ******** for me.
and im doing a lot of baking. and cooking for that matter. today i made my first attempt at baking oatmeal cookies. pretty easy to make right? yeah, well theyre easier to **** up!!! but i like clowning around in the kitchen so its all cool. experiments with foods and seasonings can either make you look like the most brilliant star in the sky or it can make you look like an absolute idiot. i thank all the gods that most of my experiments turn out pretty damned well!!!! if you want to exchange recipes, just let me know. i promise you, you will love my "chain gang stew".