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What 5 websites do you visit often, and why

Found [[[this website]]] and decided to let my LJ live out a little longer.

Question 2: What 5 websites do you visit often, and why?

Facebook: Sounds a bit pointless to mention. But its not because I am a slave to trends, its because it is a well written way to stay in touch. Also, poking. I never wanted one to begin with, but a gf decided to make one for me. It's strange, really. All of the pictures of me I didn't take. It was others. I pick the one that gets "my good side" and let it be the profile pic. I send interesting messages along the way, I don't stalk nearly enough to be labelled as such, and update in third person. I sometimes find pictures that reference something to people, chiefly Elyse and Stephan. The movie about this thing was awesome, for reasons that could have other view me differently if I stated them. I enjoyed it, plain and simple, and I enjoy this website. That is until Google+ replaces. Yep, its gonna happen. Sorry Mark.

GameRant: Because I love videogames, and this thing has the daily potential of being a jackpot goldmine of information I salivate over. Or at least interests me. I don't really hold any particular writer [read: Ranter] in any high regard, but this is an inexpensive and semi-witty alternative to Game Informer. They bring up news of games that allow me to cock my head to the side in curiosity. They give honest and harsh reviews, in which I tend to agree with, after playing the game. There are some games they review that were better than they gave credit for, and others I discovered that they were right on the money. [Here's looking at you, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow] I appreciate what these guys do, and I do take their reviews seriously, but if I wish to play a game, their advice is put on the back burner because I'm capable of my own opinion, dammit.

Zero Punctuation: This site is all hilarity. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is a Brit living in Australia. Which is odd, because they have the strictest sense of media censorship tighter than a medieval chastity belt made of dragons that would take a stealthy mastermind ninja to navigate, exploit, and enjoy. "Yahtzee", apparently, is such a thing. He rambles, reviews, critiques, edits, and tears down every game he reviews. Without any regard to the spacebar. There are a rare few of games he gave praise to [Like this and that] and it was well deserved. Unfortunately, this section of the site updates once a week every Wednesday, but rest assured I shall visit it then if not the day after.

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes: Go ahead. Give it a shot.

D20srd: This site is possibly the best reference site of all time. Only pertaining to D&D, but do not allow that to detract from my prior statement. This site coupled with this other awesome site, you have the basics, if not a little more, to start a group, roll characters out, and get some D&D done like a boss. Of course when I get to playing the game, I have hundreds of .pdf files and indexes for further reference, but this site is Always. Open. At. All. Times. Yeah, this is my inner nerd shining. But lets be honest: GameRant? Zero Punctuation? I'm not necessarily a closet dork. I'm downright proud of that descriptor. And I don't recall asking your permission. Whoa, there goes my inner nerd on a soap box.

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"This is like the end of an era..." - Colin Davis

Two things ended this week

Jamie's Stay: She PTFOed. Left for Florida with Stephan, whom was also here for the week during break. They are driving down, passing the wreckage the tornados left in its wake. Why its taking them longer than 24 hours to get there, I'll never know. Stephan, you could've consulted Burkett. She knows her stuff. Its true. No its not.

Jilian's Presence: Wait, what?! C'mon Colin, you barely knew this girl for two weeks. The very mention of her name gave you a case of the Sighs. And that’s where the problems started for her. Apparently, I'm too intense of a person. Considering she’s one day shy of five years younger than me, she mentioned that I have more of a goal fleshed out for my future than she does. She isn't ready to settle. And my behavior, at least to her, suggested I did. I tried contesting, but that was just making it worse. So... where we are right now, I really couldn't tell you. I'm a bit depressed about it, but I am certainly functional. At first, I thought this upset was affecting me physically, but due to too much whatever I ate last night during D&D, I threw up and now I feel much better. I do much better when I have something to think about, so as long as I distract myself with things, I'll be just as good as I was on Friday, April 15th, 2011 in a few days, tops. I wish things worked out differently. But wishing about the past isn't improving my future. "Onward," as Andrew would say.

[ Here's to the future! ]
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The weekend, and subsequent awesome

Friday, April 15th: My brother's Party. Stephan was kinda upset that we didn't inform him of its existence. And to his credit, shame on us. The party wasn't amazing, but it was good to see people, like Sean, Ryan, Amanda [first time I met her]. I order a Guinness, and I condition my 6 year old cousin, Amanda, that she must never drink alcohol. I'm such a grand role model. Clay, Andrew, and Danny talked D&D shop. We are such geeks. AJ and Krystal showed up and we tried getting them in on this awesome nerdy action. No avail. Their loss. The party was good, the pizza was phenomenal, and we still have some cupcakes left. Any takers?

Saturday, April 16th: 30stM concert. It. Was. Amazing. Anberlin was a disappointment, only playing songs for the veteran fans, and even then the singers mic was on the fritz. The crowd sang his songs. What a lazy man. While we were waiting outside, I made it imperative to get to know the ones around us. That is when I met Jilian... my heart skipped a bit just by typing that out. Met her, her mother Toni, and more Neon Trees fans. My sanguine side was kicked into overdrive and I was talking to almost everyone. A member of the other band touring with 30stM, CB7, walked by and I brought it upon myself to introduce myself. We talked like we haven't seen each other for a long time. Good guy, and from France. Yeah, threw me for a loop as well. While we were talking, Jilian [there it is again] asked him for a hug. She thanked me for shooting the shit with him long enough for her to get the courage. And I kissed her hand to signify that is was no problem. The concert starts, and we are up front. Show was crazy. From forging alliances with tall dudes to start body surfers on their way, getting the death stare from a closet pansy douche nozzle, seeing said douche nozzle's gf's fine backside, making self proclaimed gingers laugh, hoisting up married women on my shoulders, to getting separated from my original group, it was good times. Wanted to meet up with Jilian [once again] and Toni at coney, to no avail. I didn't /cry, however. We scheduled a date for yesterday. Read on, if interest remains. I ate like a king this time around, and I've been in a twitter pated state of good moods since.

Sunday, April 17th: D&D. Stephan’s group. Via PS3 Eyetoy and interwebs. Like a boss. Pizza, snacks, beer, and octopi. We killed what we saw, saved a city, and only played for 6 hours. Time management, Colin. Work that into your own group. May do some good.

Inner week, April 18th-20th: Job interview left me worried. Gonna apply more. Meeting was awesome, as usual. Wednesday was almost a waste of time at work. Beat DA2, though.

Thursday, April 21th: My date with [inhales] Jilian. I showed up to work and it was not gonna let me enjoy my day there. Eff that place. Right in the A. Got home, and cleaned the inside of my car. Because I wanted to impress her. Plans changed, and she was in Troy for the day instead of Livonia. Sweet. I knew Troy better, and it was her mom's, aforementioned Toni, place. She likes me. I show up 11 minutes late because 696 to 75 is brutal, and so was the construction on the way there. We took off, got tickets for 7:15, and it was almost 6. We wasted time by going to Walmart, viewing randomness, and discussing Slender Man. We sat in and waited for the movie. She mentioned the word "friendship" and I decided to not wuss out and nip this in the bud. I asked: "Friendship?" She corrected herself and decided to unload a few things worth weight in a relationship, and due to it's history of scaring people off, she wanted to wait. The verdict? I got it handled. Scream 4 was alright. Jilian's [sigh] reactions were more amusing. But really a far cry better than 3. I say no more on the film. We make our way to Red Lobster, and they were about to close in a halfhour. We were standing before the host as he saw us decide to get take out. We ordered and they fed us the cheddar biscuits, which I recommend. The host approached us as our food was being prepared, and he thanked us for considering their timeline, even though they would serve us anyways. Both of us work with food, I got them. They over delivered with the food, giving more biscuits then normally, because both the host and bartender thought Jilian [...] and I were awesome. We then drive to her mother's place, singing Animal by Neon Trees with the windows down and volume up. Amazing. We got back and started to eat the food. Amazing. And Toni was totally going to bed early due to her appointments, and having me still in the house with her daughter. Amazing. We watched Scream 3, but didn't really. More discussion and and bold moves more than watching the movie. For those of you waiting for me to tell about the kissing, she doesn't put out on the first date. And I commended her for it. Although the discussions we were having almost made her change her mind. The bold moves were kissing in of itself. She is a sucker for shoulder rubs, and conditioned me to keep my lips from her neck. We stayed on the couch, attempting to sleep while holding onto each other. I opened the door a bit, because the body heat was make us sweat, and we can take off so many layers before we become irresponsible. Soon after, Toni came in, said "Awwwe" and told us to go to the guest room and shut the door, to hide from the baby sitter. We do just that. We talked some more, held some more, kissed some more, and slept some more. I woke up with a blizzard from Dairy Queen, paid for by Toni. After that, we ended our 20 hour date. She told me that she's looking forward to the sequel.

Now: Trying to schedule the next date, because I see nothing wrong with seeing her again. And she said she loves the way my kisses sound. Sound! Apparently, I ooze adorablility. Yeah. Adorablility. I made it up. Come at me. I'm taking care of Adam, and getting paid for it. Dinner will be an issue later, and I have yet to start writing down my adventure for next Thursday. I need to apply for jobs and get me out of this house. I wonder if we still have any cheddar biscuits left...

I want to see her again. I got in my car to drive home, and color started to fade... and I only met this woman not only a week ago... it's too early to guess where this is going to end up.

[ But I'm too excited to see where this goes ]
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The good news

Money: My dad got a potential job [not a temporary contract] lined up. About 30 minutes drive, non-automotive scanning tasks, and pay is still up in the air. My mother has lessened her attendance at her place of employ just to spend more time with Adam and get some things done around the house. For the days she does work, I am to be Adam's caregiver. Due to the job I have not really doing me any good at all, the added financial gain helps. I'm job hunting still, Ryan backing me up on that prospect. He wants me to succeed, which is a big difference from what people think of him. "Oh, he wants you to move product so he can make more money". Thing is, he doesn't need my success. He doesn't need my product moving around for him to line his pockets. He is doing just fine without me. He doesn't want me to succeed for him. Perish the thought. He wants me out of the house. He wants me living free and calling my own shots and not being under the care of my parents while sleeping in their basement. Even if I quit, which I've contemplated, he'd still call me ever so often to see how things are. I'm getting out of the pizza business. The only thing that can change is the "what" and "when". I applied for two places today, and working on my resume tomorrow.

Developments: I cleaned my room in the basement, btw. Looks spiffy. What surprises me is that I'm taking small steps to keep it that way. Oh, and running. I ran two miles and got my lungs ripped out, wrung out, and handed back to me. But I ran those damn miles. My music is increasing in number of songs and variety. E.S. Posthumus = amazing. Get at me. I've kept up with D&D rather well. Chris and Andrew calling me practically all the time to get my blessing on quite absurd [but also sense making] ideas. Clay also helping me along my game and his D&D character. Putting Clay and me [proper grammar] in the same room results in potential character back stories of epic, humble, and ugly proportions.

Recap: Money is well and getting better. Adam is well and getting better. Room is clean and staying that way. Dragon Age II is awesome and unbeaten as of now. D&D is great and getting better. And music is always awesome.

Catch: You later, undoubtedly after I see Anberlin and 30 Seconds to Mars hit the stage at teh Fillmore.

[ Let it be known, there is a lot of links in this one... ]
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"Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes."

Marquis De Sade said that one...

... ho boy, here we go.

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.
Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.
Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

1. I can give those girls who have put me in the friendzone the best sex of their life, not just because I'm awesome, but they told me what they like in bed.
2. I really don't want to talk to any girl I've had sex with. One of my goals in my life is find a girl who is the exception to this.
3. I believe sex in the shower is the best sex ever.
4. I've had one pregnancy scare. Turns out, her period was just late that month.
5. The best sex I've ever had was rebound sex for her. I haven't seen her since.
6. I've never cheated in my life. The girl claimed I did, logic said otherwise. However, because it hurt her so much, any inkling of cheating on anyone has been completely eradicated. I'm doing for the next girl and myself, not her. She's on her own.
7. I don't stop until she achieves the big O. Which is 100% of the time.

[ Strangely not that uncomfortable to admit, really... ]
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"In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision."

Italo Calvino said that...

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.
Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.
Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

1. Video games. Duh.
2. Chocolate. Or food in general...
3. Teasing others. As much as I talk about getting along with others, I'm in a constant fight with myself to stop me teasing others. I can do it very well...
4. Sleeping in. Too much.
5. XS.
6. Pirating. Its a good way to figure out if I like a band or not. If I like it, I delete the entire album and buy it.
7. I love driving. Love it. If it weren't expensive, I'd drive to get my thoughts straightened out.

[ I had to do all 7 and finish xlucky_x's as well... ]
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Wanna know about the junk in my trunk?

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.
Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.
Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

EDIT: Because I'm a derp. [What is a "derp"?]

1. Evo Shift. Best phone since the iPhone, although both are great phones to have. I just got into Sprint again, so...
2. The most expensive gamefly account. I miss playing my video games...
3. I could do with a badass sound system in my car. And a surround sound for my gaming TV.
4. HDTV. For my PS3.
5. MONEY.
6. Never-ending supply of KitKat
7. A home theatre.

[ Minus the banana... ]
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Sloths are silly creatures...

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.
Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.
Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

1. Build my business. [slaps face]
2. Find another job... sometimes. As of right now, I'm neglecting it. I applied to 4 places last week.
3. Write that one book that will kick the crap out of twilight for all its moussed up perfume ridden bodily waste that it is... on paper
4. Eat healthier.
5. Clean things up... on a consistent basis. Don't get me wrong, though, if I have company I either steer them away from unlean places, or clean it up ahead of time.
6. I'd say "exercise", but as of right now it's cold and I don't run in cold weather, kills my lungs.
7. Stop making excuses.

[ This is like cheap therapy... ]
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Hulk, smash!

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.
Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.
Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

1. Hatred. Misplaced anger and frustration in the name of hurt egoes. Usually incurred by men with little to no ambition and no direction in life. This also involves racial hatred groups; IE KKK, Black Panther, Nazis, etc. I would want to kill them, but that would be shooting myself in the foot.
2. American society. So much we, the people of America, sacrifice in the name of money. Girls starve themselves to look better and more attractive to richer men. Everything revolves around sex, money, and short spurts of immediate pleasure. I'm sick of it.
3. Wedbush Securities. They will ruin video games.
4. How politicians and stock brokers use the common-person's ignorance against them and make a profit.
5. How radio stations play the same song in same 25 minute span. Every radio station. F***ing hate it.
6. Other drivers. Who the hell goes UNDER the speed limit? Honestly?
7. How it seems the wrong person is always right and in charge.

[ Now I want to punch something... ]