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The last week!

Well my last week was interesting. Well, first off, my internet hasn’t been working right. It seems we lose our connection for a while. For instance, we had our internet down for the whole day. Road Runner in Ada needs to get there act together soon because I don’t really want to pay for not having the internet. I would rather pay for dial up and have the internet at a very low speed than never having the internet. I am looking at going with a place called Embarq for my internet needs. I don’t know if I will. I will try my best to get Road Runner to work.

On Sunday, Ed and I went to Greenville for the weekend. Our first night was somewhat fun. We went out to Richard’s house. It started out with a game of Might and Magic. Man, it’s been years since I played Magic. I used to play all the time. I had three decks. A sliver deck (just for fun!), a Zombie deck (It kicked major butt!) and a Discard deck. My favorite deck to play was the Discard deck. It was a 40 card deck that made you discard your deck. It played fast and had a few cards that kept you from attacking. It was an all around good deck. It didn’t fair well against direct damage decks though. Well, Suzi and Ruben went on a beer run and brought the rest of the guys some booze. Ed suggested a drink called Killians Irish Red. I have to say, I have lost all faith in beers. A lot of people like the stuff, but I still hated it. All beers just taste really bad. Liquor is just the worse. I don’t know why people drink that stuff. It just burns. I guess after a while you don’t remember how bad it tastes so you would get used to it. Well we decided to play a game of FRAG. A nice game for massive gamers! Well, we were playing when Shawn and Ed got into a debate about whether a rule was in the rule book or not. Well Shawn looked for about ten minutes and gave up because he didn’t want to find it. Well, he went and watched TV. Well I looked in the book and the rule we were arguing about was not in the book. So technically, Ed was right. The card says play at anytime and it never says in the rules that it needs to be on the table instead of in your hand. When we first got the game, we played like that. Then at Richard’s house, Shawn and Richard were saying you couldn’t. I went with them because it made since that the card has to be in play for you to use it. But it never says it in the rules. So Ed was right 100% So then Ed and Suzi got in a spat, I have no idea what about and Richard deleted all of Ed’s pictures off his camera. That really pissed me off. You don’t delete someone’s pictures. He had some pictures from a party at ONU that he can never get back now. No one deserves that. I’m not even going to finish out the night because it makes me mad recapping it. Not just how Ed behaved, but everyone.

Well Sunday was fun. My whole family got together for Family Christmas. I love my family. Everyone just loves each other and we have a bunch of fun. Both sides of my family are great. My dad’s side is filled geniuses. I know where we get our smarts Bah-Zing! Anyway, we had our Family Christmas with our Mom’s side. Everyone just has a great time. I of course played with the kids for a while. Then once they got their toys, they found more interesting things to keep them company. All of us watched the Browns Vs whoever game. The Browns lost so I thought it was well worth it! I don’t hate them; I just don’t want to root for them!

Monday was awesome. After Ed got home from college, a few of us went to Texas Roadhouse for steaks! That was awesome! Think about it, huge steaks covered in Mushrooms, onions and cheese! Ohh it tasted so good. After the meal, we went to the movie theatre to watch Happyness. That movie is awesome! Will Smith in a serious movie. It just made me want to cry! But I didn’t. You know, I’m a guy!

Tuesday and Wednesday Ed and I had Bacon and cheesy eggs! Man they were good. Our house smelled like bacon and we were going nuts because it made us so hungry. Why is Bacon so good and something like a cheeseburger is not as good. I guess the more grease something has, the better it tastes? It makes sense. Bring on the grease. But if you eat a lot of greasy foods, you need to work it off by going to the gym and work off all that fat!

Well guys, have a fun and safe holiday. I will be adding a few things to my website on my time off so stay tuned!

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Alcohol and it’s affects

You know, there are so many people who drink alcohol out in the world today. You always hear how bad alcohol is. I am here to say that alcohol has its positives, and its negatives. It’s the people that drink irresponsibly that give alcohol a bad name.

First off, let’s explain how to read an alcoholic label. On the bottle of most wines, they will post their alcoholic content, usually between 10 to 13 percent by volume. Beers don’t report alcohol content, but for them it is typically three to four percent by volume. Regular beer is 3.6 percent alcohol by volume; light beer 3.2 percent by volume. 

Liquors usually measure alcohol in “proof” rather than percentage. To convert proof to percentage, just divide the proof number by two. Eighty-six-proof whiskey, for example, is 43-percent alcohol by volume. Most liquors fall into the 80-to-100-proof range.

Alright, now you know how to read the label, let’s talk about the downsides to alcohol. It a depressant, that’s not a good thing. You will be more prone to doing things you don’t want to do. Next, when taken in heavy doses, you become drunk. When you are drunk, you lose your most of your senses. You also don’t know you are drunk. You might think that you aren’t drunk, but you really are. One last thing, you could die from drinking alcohol. See, when you drink alcohol, your throat shrinks. The more alcohol percentage by volume you drink, the tighter your throat becomes. It’s not until you get to 90 percent that it becomes bad. If you drink 90 percent, you throat will close up mostly and might not open back up. If you drink 100 percent, you are as good as dead. Your throat will close up and won’t open back up. Good Luck!

Ok, now with the positives! Red wine, not only is it tasty by most people’s standards, but it is healthy (to a point). Drinking one glass a night builds a healthy liver. It basically flushes out you liver of poison. It also helps with weight loss. OMG, weight loss! Who would have thought?? Have you ever seen an overweight Italian?? Probably not. This is partly because they drink a glass of red wine at dinner. The Italians eat a lot of pasta, which is high in carbohydrates. With all the pasta they eat, they should be fat, but the red wine they drink helps them out, and they exersize a lot too! Red wine has a chemical in it that collects fats and makes it so that you dispose of the unused carbohydrates. Beers and liquors don’t offer this. There are just really no ups to beers or liquor. Drinkning a beer or two your buddies isn’t a bad thing. It’s just like pop with a side affect.

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Well I had a great weekend!

Well I had a wonderful weekend. It all started with Friday. I got up around 0600. I took my shower, got dressed and got my things ready to go up to Ada. The drive up was horrible. The high winds almost picked my car off the interstate. I felt like I was going to just fly off the road. Well after I arrived in Ada, I watched the movie Stealth, as well as one other, but I can’t remember. See, I was supposed to go up to Ada to get our Cable connected. Well it turns out that I had to go up next Friday. Whoops. Well it wasn’t a total loss. Ed came home from college and then we drove back to Greenville and went to Keith’s Christmas party. It wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had, but the food was just to die for. Well after this, we went home to celebrate my birthday! Yay! Presents are awesome. Well I got a bunch of cloths (always nice for a poor college student!) a DVD and a headset for my phone. Ohh and I got Starfox for the DS which I will write a review on here in a few days. After we had our family birthday bash, Ed and I went over to John’s house. We pretty much sat there playing Starfox while Matt and Eric played WoW. That game is so lame. I swear!  

 Then Saturday, I played some more Starfox (this game is addicting) and I worked on the calibratorhavenii.com website a bit. I’m working on making flash buttons for the nav bar. It shouldn’t take long now; I just need to make a few final touches. After that, we went back over to John’s and hung out for a while. I also got a chance to play some more bass. Man I love playing bass, well anything really. I’ve decided to give guitar a second chance. I have a Strat here and I’m going to slap on a set of Elixers and tune her up and see how I play. I think I’ll start with something very easy, Blink 182! Man, they are lame but they are great for learning the basics. That’s where you need to start, from the bottom. Don’t start from the top like I did with bass. I went straight to the Chili Peppers and it took me a while to get the hang of it. Now I just rip on the bass! I’m hoping to just learn how to play radio head after a while, and then move into some chili peppers. Maybe do some recording. I don’t know. Whenever I can find the time I guess.  

Sunday was the day of rest, just some slight work and mostly programming. Now that’s my idea day of rest, just relaxing. I bet Shawn hates me for this. I can actually have a day of rest and he can’t! Hah, poor Shawn. I went ahead and burned an image of my Final Fantasy IX game on my hard drive so I can play my game again. I let Matt borrow my PSX and he took it to someone’s house and they pulled a swap on my. Bah, it won’t work, but I don’t care. I have a computer that can play them ten times over. I downloaded an emulator and started playing. I am only on Disk two and not very far in the story. I am mostly doing the side quests like the chocobo digging quests. I am right at the part where Zidane rescues Dagger (Garnet) and they flee the castle after Dagger’s mother sentenced her to death. Man this was the best Final Fantasy. I don’t care what everyone else says. This blows VII out of the water, mostly because people got me turned off of VII because of all the hype. VII is my second favorite though.

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