First off, I should let you know that on Christmas Day I did update You Laugh, You Lose with a Christmas theme of course!
- December 25, 2007: Christmas LOLs
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As for what I got for Christmas, here’s the list: $50 cash, $75 from Amazon.com, $50 Sam’s Club gift card, $25 Best Buy gift card plus a second $33 card, $10 Burger King, $10 Sonic (a fast food burger place), $20 Blockbuster, Planet Terror on DVD, Candy, and a plain shirt that I’ve already thrown in my closet to be forgotten. I haven’t gotten any gifts from my friends yet, but they don’t have jobs. Cheap bums.
Now for a quick run down of my favorite things in 2007. Best game has to go to BioShock. Portal was awesome too. As for movies, there were a lot of good movies, so it’s hard to say. It’s also hard for me to remember what’s came out this year that I’ve seen. For books now, all I read was all seven Harry Potter books. As for new shows, I like Chuck and Journeyman.
Overall, I’m having a bit of a hard time remembering what happened in my life in 2007. Namely because I didn’t have a blog to write about stuff that’s happened. It was really a different year. This year, I actually travelled far away from home, on my own mind you, to places. I visited my friend Aaron in Washington State and Paul in Kansas City. Both of those trips where thrilling. I also felt like I spent a lot of money on stuff for myself this year. Some of the expensive things (besides the trips) I bought were a Nintendo Wii, and Sony PS3, and recently the complete Buffy DVD collection. I got a new cellphone and my own cellphone bill to go with it. I took a stab at Internet dating. Sadly, I didn’t get a girlfriend, but I made some friends and actually went out on dates. The biggest “what the fuck” moment was getting those 200 boxes, which I still have no idea who they came from. I’m glad that I finished my young adult novel, Too Close to the Ground, this year, which was one of my goals for the year. I can’t remember what other goals I had this year. I want to say get a girlfriend and make a movie, which did not happen. I didn’t really make any movies this year. I filmed some Thanksgiving Bible Shorts for a friend, Robin, and his church this year and that’s it. I did help some friends with their short movie. I did come up with a ton of movie and other project ideas, which now leads me to talk about the next year.
In 2008, things are going to again different. I have one big goal for this year and that’s to make something worth selling. To get there, it’s going to be a long up hill war with many battles. I have some many great ideas, some of them are just so extreme that it will be hard to get that rich to make them work. I really do come up with a lot of ideas, not just story ideas, but stuff like, things to make life more interesting through all of these crazy business ideas I come up with. The latest one: The Mall of the Dead, a mall open from like 7 p.m. to midnight selling indie art stuff. I just come up with all sorts of neat ideas. If I was rich, I wouldn’t be very rich for long because I would end up reinvesting the money into another project just because I want people to have something different in their lives. Speaking of lives, Running Out of Lives, will take shape next year. I’m going to start casting for in February or late January when the weather isn’t so damn evil.
I guess that’s all for my end of the year summery rant.
Yesterday, I started work at Sunglass Hut. I’m still working at LensCrafters, but I’m at SGH since they badly needed help and I need some extra crash. Yesterday I went through some Macy’s training since the SGH store is inside a Macy’s store and today I went over how to open at SGH. Fun stuff! Okay, not really. I went to work at SGH at 8 am and then afterwards I had to go to LensCrafters at 1 until 9 to work there, so I’m pretty beat right now, but I’m doing alright though. I am bringing you a new edition of You Laugh, You Lose this time featuring videos! Totally exciting, huh dudes? Oh, as for the ice storm, I did lose power, but thankfully it was only for a few hours on Tuesday.
Ice. Everywhere. I have Sunday through Tuesday off work, but I’m spending them stuck home because of all of the ice. There’s no snow, just lots of ice here. The grass is just a sheet of ice as you can see in this picture. In this picture, you can see that the ice has covered the tree and we have icicles all along our house. So, yeah, at least I have my cake. Thankfully, we still have power (but that could change).
In You Laugh, You Lose it is a Caturday post with pictures of cats. You will so lose this time! MHAHAHAHA!
Although it’s not snowing here (thank goodness), I bring you a very short snow story. The Bear in the Snow is a cute rhythmic story is about a teacher who liked everything about Christmas – except the snow. My English teacher in my senior year of high school, Joy Cleaver, did an extra credit deal where if a student got or made her a Christmas card they would get extra credit. Not that I needed any extra credit in English, but I always liked to have some just in case. I wrote this story Christmas in the card I made for extra credit. It is really short since I did have to fit in in a card. Making it rhyme all the time wasn’t easy either, but hey it was worth it.
Have you been watching Tin Man? It’s a pretty interesting mini-series that does a totally different take on the Wizard of Oz. Also, Heroes news alert! Sylar has his powers back! Well, hopefully he won’t get my brain. I need my super powers. If you thought my fight with the mutant fish was hard, man that was nothing to hordes of zombies I had to deal with recently.
This incident happened the day after my last entry here. I should’ve posted this shortly after it happened because now it all seems so fuzzy and I don’t remember too much, but I’ll do my best to tell you what happened. I was visiting Jack at his science lab. He who reminded me of Jack Bristow from the TV series, Alias. Now for his lab we were in, just picture a clean white Apple Mac style looking lab without any windows. There was three doors. Two in the front led to the entrance and one in the back led to a small monitoring room with a bunch of computers. Anyway, the point of my visit was so Jack could show me this creature he had created that he based on Tokka from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Yeah, don’t ask why he picked him because I don’t know what give him that idea. This creature he had created was sleeping away in a tube filled water. Jack talked about the creature and how he made him. He was worried because the creature was extremely violet. He wasn’t sure if the creature should be destroyed, so he asked me, “What do you think I should do with him?” Before I could answer a flood of human zombies stormed the place. They poured in from the only two front entrances.
“Damn it, they found me,” Jack cursed.
“Don’t worry, I’ll protect you,” I told him.
“I don’t think you can fight them all by yourself.”
“Well, what do you suggest I do?”
“Free my creature.”
“What? Are you sure about that?”
“Yes. He’ll kill everything in sight while we escape.”
I couldn’t but agree. The zombies were closing in on us. Using my telekinesis, I picked up a zombie and threw it at the glass tube the creature rested in. The tube didn’t crack. I then lifted up a metal chair and swigged it like a baseball bat repeatedly at the tube until it shattered. The water poured out as Jack and I ran into the back monitoring room. The creature woke up, and like Jack said, it started to attack everything in the room. While I watched from the behind the window of the back room, Jack had accessed his computer and set the build to self-destruct.
“You know,” I started to say to Jack, “I always thought it was kind of stupid to make your own building self-destruct, but I see the point now.”
Jack just smiled back. I grabbed a hold of him and teleported out the building. Well, at least I tried to teleport out.
“I can’t teleport us out of here.”
“Sorry about that, I but anti-teleporting padding installed into the walls.”
“Well, how fuck are we going to get out?”
The zombies started pounding on the door.
“Come on, this way,” Jack said as he ran out through another back door.
We actually made it out safely and quickly without any dramatic obstacles in the way. It was just a short run down an empty hallway, up a ladder, and we were home free when I said to Jack, “You know, maybe you should get a normal job.”
To which he snapped back with, “And like you have a normal job.”
“I work at LensCrafters,” I smarted off. “I make glasses, not crazy ass monsters. Saving people in weird events doesn’t count as a job because I don’t get paid for it.”
Yeah, I had some crazy adventures the past few mornings. Lately, I would see like this girl of my dreams, and then I would lose track of her. That’s more upsetting than being attacked by an army of undead. Oh, well, maybe some day I’ll meet a wonderful girl. Until next time, keep your brain.