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Friday, August 01, 2014

August has Blown in

The year continues to march forward at such a rapid pace and things that I thought I wanted to do have been put to the back burner like playing poker and gambling at real money USA casinos.

I mean, it seems like just yesterday but I guess it was really closer to 2 months ago that I was all excited about getting back into poker (and craps) and I think that lasted all of 5 sessions before the real world bore down on me with its demands and expectations.  A wife, a kid and another on the way have all eaten into my free time more than truly expected.

I have plans, most of them unfulfilled.   Why, this past Tuesday was the PS4 release of The Last of Us and my whole goal was to pick it up and spend my two days off playing it.
Tuesday ended up with a trip to Wet n Wild, taking the kids and some of their friends along as a pre-birthday celebration.  A fun time was had by all (well, except for me because I have always hated pools).  The day was a success and I'm happy it happened.
Wednesday I started to play some of TLoU but then my 8 year old wanted to watch me play.  He can't really handle horror movies and as such I think this game is going to be too intense for him.  Plus, when he watches he thinks we should be taking turns so any time that I die he thinks he should try and I'm not willing to allow that to happen with a majority of the games that I play until he gets a little older.

However, on that same front - we have begun playing Injustice because it was put on sale on PS+ for $8.40 at one point and even though I generally don't get into fighting games that's a price that I'm willing to spend.

Next week we are leaving for California for 5 or so days and this is going to be relaxation time for papa grrouch.  We will be bringing along my wife's brother and his kid plus her sisters kid and taking the 3 of them to Disney for one day.  I feel like we'll spend about 8 grand on that trip and there is where all my poker money will have went to.  But, the rest of the time we will do a little shopping, a little sight seeing and most importantly a little beach time.  While I hate pools I absolutely love the beach.
Hopefully my sunburn from Wet n Wild will have went away by then so I'm not doubling up on the pain.

In other news I'm trying to increase my activity levels as my goal, once August 10th hits, will be to beat my step total every single day for a year (as calculated by my Fitbit).  I've also gone into a weekly competition with a guy from work who just got a Fitbit as well.  We said something minor each week so it will probably be something like the loser buys the winner a Mountain Dew.  I'll be requesting a Super Big Gulp of the Solar Flare from 7-11 which, while delicious, doesn't actually taste like a soda at all.  It tastes like fruit punch just whoring off the Mt Dew name.

And one final thought - it's almost time for football season to begin and as such I'm going to be starting a Pick-Em league made up of co-workers and friends across the states.  This will most likely be $20 to enter and I'm pretty much going to be copying Lucki Ducks format because that was pretty damn fun.
No MoJo's allowed :)

If anyone is interested please email me or post a message.  I am going to have everything set up by the end of August so we can begin week 1.


15 comments:

  1. I can't wait for you to get all the way through TLoU. I f-loved that game.

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    1. I'm just a few hours in right now and am working on getting a running car.
      I almost want to quit and amp up the difficulty - this game is pretty intense

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  2. "life is what happens when you're making other plans" or something like that.

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  3. Your a good man, making the sacrifice going to wet n wild even though you don't like the pool in order for everybody else to have a good time.

    Enjoy your trip to Cali. I'd like to tell you that someday things will slow down. It keeps getting more and more about the kids and the family. It's a good thing.

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    1. Last year we bought a summer membership to the YMCA but this year we decided to do Wet n Wild instead. It has been worth it overall. We make sure everyone is aware that there is not buying food inside. When we are hungry it is time to leave for lunch somewhere cheaper and that is probably the end of our day (this usually occurs 4-5 hours into the day).
      Overall a good time is had by all and that makes it all worthwhile

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  4. Disney... You put up 8 grand for a total and I thought, "yeah, he's probably right...". :) You sound REALLY BUSY. I like the prize for the fitbit challenge - "!If I win, you have to buy me this big cup of unhealthiness.." Carry on... :)!

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    1. I think we settled on my first prize being a beer. I told him we can hold off until the end of the month that way he has to buy me 4 at once instead of just one at a time :)

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  5. mountian dew is NOT HEALTHY??????????? WTF

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  6. AS FAR AS football. JAGS under 4.5 wins bet yr wholesockroll LOL. also RAY GUY finally in the HOF. ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as far as cali, get yr mmj card and get some sour diesel and watch the sunset. FUCKING KILLER.

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    1. We will enjoy Disney and the beaches and some sunsets and we will do it mmj card free.
      :)

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    2. oh i see. so u will b dropping acid?????? not my drug of choice but 2 each his own

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  7. "A wife, a kid and another on the way have all eaten into my free time more than truly expected."

    He he - rookie!

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    1. Ya damn right - this is my first time going through this whole pregnancy thing.
      I didn't quite know what to expect.
      The weight gain is real though - Trying to combat that is the hardest thing

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