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pro couchsurfer

February 3, 2011 1 comment

I've got good form in this pic, and a good base tan too

I have pseudo-embraced the homeless lifestyle here in my third day of not knowing where I’m sleeping. In hindsight I probably should have just gone home to MD and spent time with my family and friends, but that isn’t the case. I have looked into the professional couchsurfing circuit many times previously, but never used it. I have always dreamed of a time where I could just buy a plane ticket to somewhere on the map and go. Spin that globe, close my eyes, and put my finger down. I realize that 2/3 may result in my choosing a place in the middle of a body of water, but instead of flying to the spot underneath the “A” in Atlantic, I’ll just spin again until I find a landmass.

From there I want to just buy the ticket and go. No hotel plans, I want to land in country and figure it out. There is a network of adventurous people who simply travel and sleep on strangers couches. These people are called couchsurfers and I am jealous of the completely random times that they must encounter. New people every day if they do it right, new experiences all throughout. How much more could you want? A place to crash for free, built-in chauffeurs and local tour guides who are tapped right into the underground hubs of their respective cities. These are the adventures that normal tourists don’t have access to and I want that. I would love to have a partner in crime for some debauchery in another country, but I don’t think that many of my friends would be down for sleeping on stranger’s couches. Many of them watched the horror movie Hostel and rethought their vacation choices not wanting to be hacked into pieces or kidnapped. Plus some of them are germaphobes which wouldn’t work out either. Who knows what’s happened in the life of that couch, but that doesn’t bother me too much. I’ll just try not to think about it and I’ll pray that I don’t wake up in a tub filled with ice and no kidney. Read more…

updated mortal kombat?

June 16, 2010 2 comments

the new face of scorpion

I used to get my ass handed to me every time I played this game by some little kid named Kevin back in middle school (Kev, this trailer was actually leaked to the world on your birthday, wierd right?). We would play all day after school and I would be lucky to continually sweep kick my way to a victory once in 10 matches. Im getting frozen, speared, flying triple kicked, had acid spit on me, slipped all over the place, had my head pulled off, been bit in half by a dragon, shattered into a thousand pieces, sawed in half, and uppercutted into oblivion…and this was all in 20 minutes. My fingers would be swollen and callaced, but nothing I could do would let me beat him. My only way to defend my honor was to physically punch him so that he might let me win one. Kevin’s not that little any more, in fact he’s a real American hero Marine man and I am sure he can still serve up a beat down in MK if he had to.

The original 1995 release of MK was pretty much a joke. I would put it on the same level as the Street Fighter movie with Jean-Claude (yeah that one sucked, but then again, most of his movies did). This new buzz however has got a lot of people thinking this is the rebirth of the franchise for this new generation. After watching this 7 minute trailer, I might have succumbed to a little barakaboner (no, not a presidential boner bc I dont particularly care for the guy so why waste a good wood. I mean a Mortal Komboner for the ages). I think all you MK fans can see that this movie needs to be remade and remade right with this storyline and this director. The “new” twist on the MK tail is a definite plus and strays away from the all supernatural effects that the ’95 movie played out. Plus the effects were garbage back then. Now special effects have caught up to the ideals of what Mortal Kombat has always been about. This reimagining is to be a balance between the real world and the supernatural just like in the Harry Potter movies (ropeofsilicon.com).

I think all you MK diehards that played til your fingers bled, you know, the ones that knew all the nuances to find secret levels, should be getting on the web and making this movie a reality. The fans that were no fun to play against because this game was your prepubescent life. “Screw girls, Im playing with Sonya Blade so I can make her jump all over the place and possibly get her digital boob to pop out like Janet at the SuperBowl.” The ones that mastered every finishing move to make me look like an idiot ALL THE TIME. You are the ones that want this movie to be made (me too which is obvious because I am writing so fervently about it). If you do, pass this blog along, write about it, “like” the video and comment on it. Warner Brothers has the money to make this movie happen and to finally do it justice. This trailer is amazing and I think that you MK buffs might also be in for a little boner time.

Its the video game nerd in me, I couldnt help it. Check it.


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simpler times

April 21, 2010 1 comment

The last couple posts really got me thinking about the changes we go through in life and how different things are today than yesterday. Not actually yesterday, but you know what I mean. The yesterday that was your college years or for me the military. The yesterday that was high school, middle school and the playground in elementary. The yesterday that was the old block, the hood you grew up in. Where is all that now? Where did it all run off to?

I know we are on this earth to live, work, die and pay taxes, but along the way, where did these times go? Have you ever really sat down and thought about how mundane and monotonous our lives have become. Where is the spontaneity, that fire that makes us leap before we look. We are so calculated and plan oriented now that we have lost a little bit of ourselves and we lose more with each day that we dont reign it back in. Work to make money to live happily ever after when you are 65. Its not going to happen like that for me and I know that. I want to live that life now and work along the way. Truthfully, I just dont want to work ever again, but I havent invented silent velcro yet. Read more…

“I like guys who dont try”

April 15, 2010 1 comment

The title does not pertain to my sexual preference, but instead is a quote from a HagerVegas local as she apparently was trying to compliment me.

Scene:
Local bar called the Corner Pub with only a handful of patrons including our crew of Kevin, Bex and Dave…oh and Dave’s zombie-drunk friend who was wearing an olive green polo shirt, collar flipped up, and shimmery, navy blue basketball shorts. If that’s not style, I dont know what is. Own it bro.

We’re just having some drinks, nothing out of control, just conversation. A couple of girls walk in and hover around the pool table across the bar. One is forgettable at best and the other is way too exotic to be a local. A definite transplant and upon further inspection, is dressed like she just came off the pole at Rick’s Cabaret. Too much eyeliner, her barbie doll’s top, and tights that had to be painted on. Stripper or Pro, I cant be sure, but Im willing to bet that she was in the “service” business. Read more…

been away awhile, but now Im back

April 14, 2010 2 comments

3 clowns

I havent written anything in the last couple weeks because I have been doing a lot of thinking…I really mean drinking. One of my oldest and dearest friends, Kevin Lowe, is being stationed in Okinawa, Japan for 3 years so I figured I could put my simple life on hold to enjoy some fun times with him before his departure.

He left on a 17 hour plane ride yesterday with his family in tow; Leslie his amazing wife and their 3 year old daughter, Presley. (yesterday was her birthday!) I hope the flight went well and the little lady didnt get too antsy on that long of a ride being held captive. Read more…