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Giant Spring Update

Posted in About Gaming, About Me, and School, and Work, on PC on Thursday, April 10, 2008 by theorangemage

I have been employed since mid-February at Browse Awhile Books in Tipp City, Ohio. School is still plodding along as usual. Smash Bros. got delayed again but came out a day before my birthday. Speaking of that, I turned 21 on March 10th, 2008. Yay booze!

Current gaming is some Team Fortress 2, and a new, fledgling mod for HL2 called “Ballmen,” which is a simple old-school deathmatch game with one major twist: The ability to change your gravity to any of the six “cardinal” directions in 3D space, which makes for some…interesting gameplay to say the least. Those who get dizzy easily may not like it. I’m currently working on a map for it to show my support. However, my gaming in general is lacking at the moment simply because of work and school taking up most of my time. It’s not too bad, but meh.

I don’t even touch my XBox360 or Wii these days. It’s a pity.

I won’t even try to say I’ll fix this blog up this time, but it’s not impossible.



Summer is here, but was here over a month ago…

Posted in About Gaming, About Me, and My Oddness, and School, and Work, on PC on Saturday, June 23, 2007 by theorangemage

Summer classes have begun, and I am taking two classes, one online.

No hours so far this summer for my job, probably gonna pick a bunch up later this summer and for sure in fall.

The Specialists 3.0 was finally released, and is my primary means of gaming at the moment. I even made a CTF (or in this case CTB) map for it called Spectre.

Our area is finally getting some good rain.

I snagged a $64 pair of pants on eBay for $8.55, though the thing seems to be stuck in transit.

Tiny paragraphs make blog entries look somewhat bigger, I suppose.

Late-Spring Uber-Update

Posted in About Gaming, About Me, and My Oddness, and School, and Work, Maegmusic, on a Table, on Consoles, on PC, with a Wii, with an XBox360, with Magic on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 by theorangemage

Well, I figured I needed to update before it becomes a month without one. Here we go, though each category in no specific order:

  • School: Classes going well, few weeks left in quarter.
  • Work: Awesome. Good co-workers. Piece of cake.
  • Wii Gaming: Still not done with Zelda, play Wii Sports about once a day for the Fitness test.
  • XBox360 Gaming: I play Guitar Hero II maybe once a week. Just can’t justify the amount of time it takes.
  • PC Gaming: The Specialists 3.0 RC testing (now at 10) is the only thing right now, really.
  • Magic: Haven’t played since December 3rd, 2006.
  • Music: Working on next album, only one or two songs complete so far

In other news:

  • I ran over a Possum driving home from my girlfriend’s tonight. My first car-based kill.
  • Baby oil is fun.
  • This post lacks oomph.

Hopefully the next post will be within the next week. Hopefully.

Employment Quest IV

Posted in About Me, and School, and Work on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 by theorangemage

I have landed a job. Oddly enough, it’s the same one I went for in Employment Quest II. Funny how that works, eh?

Tech support-ish job, part-time, ftw.

Employment Quest III

Posted in About Me, and Work on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 by theorangemage

Application has been submitted to Subway. Ironically, I received a reply about the previously mentioned prospective job after resubmitting my resume again. A local gift shop next to the subway is also hiring, which I will most likely look into if all else fail.

Yes, I realize I’m going against my “never again” stance when it comes to working a job involving food. 😦

Employment Quest II

Posted in About Me, and Work on Friday, January 19, 2007 by theorangemage

Today, I finalized my resume and submitted it for a prospective job I found that sounds great and meets my previously stated expectations. I will name the prospective job once I hear back on if I get it or not.

The EBGames things didn’t pan out. I decided that I would rather not work in such a place after seeing some of the crap they have to deal with on a daily basis. The job I found is much more peaceful, and frankly, much quieter. 🙂

Employment Quest

Posted in About Me, and Work on Friday, January 12, 2007 by theorangemage

Soon, I begin a full-blown search for employment after roughly 17 months without it.

My previous job was at the McDonalds in Vandalia. It was probably the worst 9 months of my life. That’s not to say that there weren’t good times on the job, it’s just that the stress of fast-paced food (if you can call it that) assembly got to me pretty quickly.

With this supposed new job, there are some things I hope to avoid. Firstly, I vow to avoid any job that involves the production, assembly, or serving of food. Secondly, it will be a job in which I do not have to work directly with large numbers of customers on a regular basis. Thirdly, a desk job wouldn’t be so bad.

I will start with the three closest EBGames/Gamestops, and branch out from there.

More on the search in future posts.