Posts Tagged ‘Video Games’

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And It Goes On!

March 10, 2010

Sometimes (I think you’ll find) that things in your life seem to be balancing. They aren’t really great, but they aren’t really bad either. I am really starting to get that feeling right now. There are some good things, some not so good things. Right now things are starting to feel better.

One interesting thing that happened was my Dad getting into the Bay City Times AND The Saginaw News.

What he nor I were expecting is that it would be front page news. He had been unemployed for well over a year, and sent out well over 400 applications and never received so much as a call back let alone an interview. He’s actually going back to school to learn a new craft (which I commend him for, but it makes me sad that he should even have to). Everyone (including the writer and the photographer of the story) was hoping that this would result in work for him. Fortunately he found a part time time job at MBS Airport. He can still collect unemployment and go back to school, and knowing the hard worker my Dad is he will be back on his feet in no time and kiss that unemployment goodbye!

In other good news, Spring Training has begun in Florida and Arizona! Of course this means I get to watch my beloved Tigers take the field again, it also means Opening Day isn’t far away!

Seeing Johnny Damon in an Old English D is going to take some getting use to, but I think I’ll make it. I watched their first televised game on the MLB Network. It was a 9-5 win for the D and it was very cool to see Maggs ripping the ball again. I was also really impressed by the youngster Austin Jackson. It should be a really interesting year!

That being said, I am also eagerly awaiting the arrival of MLB 10: The Show. I didn’t think they could improve upon what was already the best baseball game I’ve ever played but it looks like they’ve done it! Hell they even have Verlander’s proper wind-up this year~!

I also recently watch Up in the Air with George Clooney. I learned something from this movie. I need to stop judging a book by its cover.

Upon seeing trailers for this movie I was totally uninterested at first. I read a lot of great reviews, saw that Clooney was up for an Oscar, but still it didn’t make much difference to me weather I saw it or not. Out of sheer boredom I decided to give it a watch, and boy was I surprised. This movie deserves any and all hype it got and Clooney deserved the acting nod that he was given. Go out and see it! It’s rare to see such a great dramatic film that manages to mix in comedy but keep it serious.

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Ode To Conan

February 21, 2009

Last night was THE LAST EPISODE of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Indeed this was a sad day for TV.

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Yes I know……. Conan is taking over the Tonight Show slot from Jay Leno and that is cool as hell and I can’t wait to watch. I more then likely won’t be the same though. The show itself was classic Conan. They showed so many good clips including the 1864 baseball skit~! It’s good to know that he plans to be the same ol’ Conan though.

Jen got me NHL ’09 for Valentines Day, it arrived a couple days ago.

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So far it has lived up to it’s moniker as the best NHL game in the history of ever. Really fun game and just the right amount of frustrating as well. It’s nice to not be able to breeze through a game, even on the rookie game setting.

SPRING TRAINING IS HERE~!

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And so far there is good news coming out of Lakeland, Florida! Triple-A’er Rick Porcello was apparently VERY impressive and the pitching staff thinks he has Major League “stuff” already! Joel Zumya also apparently is looking better then he has since 2006! Hopefully these are good sign that Detroit will rebound and have a good year this year.

The first spring training game is in four days against the Atlanta Braves! GO TIGERS!