Today is the ninth birthday for Sonic site, SoaH. For some it’s hard to believe that I’ve kept a fan site running that long. I know many people enjoy the site and it is a great source for downloads. Having a message board is what has really kept the site going because although the site may go through update droughts, the message board always had something new.
Well, I did this last year, so I figured I should write an overview of my year. I’ve been pretty busy throughout the year, but I didn’t accomplish much. I didn’t get reach my News Years Resolution to make something worth selling. I didn’t get even close to that. I didn’t shot any movies. I didn’t even help with anyone else’s movie. Though, I tried to start a web series, but it fell apart before it could get started.
There are some big things I did do this year. The biggest was getting my own place, which has taken a ton of my time by looking for places, looking for stuff for my place, and the whole actually moving into my apartment. I got new furniture and bunch of new stuff, including an iPod Touch (2nd Generation) and a Tom Tom GPS. I made some new friends and for a short while I had a girlfriend. I explored new places and tried new foods. I’ve made major progress on my novella, The Crashing of Heaven and Hell, and I’ve written bit and pieces for other projects.
Overall, I’ve made many changes in my life and I feel like I’ve grown as a person. It honestly feels like I’ve started a new chapter in my life. Anyway, that’s 2008 in a nutshell. Tomorrow, I’ll write about the future.
You know that feeling you get when you learn something really neat and you just want to share it with everyone? I had one of those moments today. This also got me thinking about doing regular weekly feature where I share things I’ve discovered at the end of every week. Let’s see where this goes!
First, the useful thing I learned about today. I went around work asking if anyone wanted a hard cookie before I threw them away. Charmaine mentioned that if you cook the cookie in the microwave with a glass of water, the cookie becomes soft. I tried it out for myself and sure enough the cookie was warm and soft. It tasted so good.
Excessive flip-flop wearing leads to a much higher risk of developing skin cancer on the feet. Only half of patients with foot melanomas survive. Source.
Taking a 10-minute online break during the course of the working day serves to reduce stress while sharpening and refocusing the mind.Source.
Women who answer to another woman in the workplace feel significantly more stressed than those who have a male supervisor. Source
That’s about all I can recall for this week. I’ll have to start keeping notes if I want to making this a weekly feature.
It’s still Friday, so I have time to post today’s free goodie. This one is a short fan made Superman/Batman Christmas comic. It made me laugh out loud.
Gather around boys and girls for I have a tale to tell. The sun was bright making the day quite a delight. I hopped into my car, with presents to share, and sheets to wash. I headed north along Highway 77 to my parents’ house. Oh what joy, the construction on the route was nearly complete. All of the lanes were open and they bumped the speed limit up to 55 mph from 45. Though, from my car I saw something bizarre. Why it was a large mound of red dirt on the ground beside the road.
At least, that’s what I thought until it sought me. “Oh, damn,” I shouted as I slammed on the gas. It was a colossal red snake about the size of an 18-wheeler truck. The snake slithered onto the road, right behind me. At this point I’m blowing past the speed limit, going upwards to 100. In my rearview mirror, I caught a glace of a greenish Bigfoot creature seated on the big snake’s head. As it drew nearer it disappeared from my mirror.
Before I could come up with a plan, the snake began opening its mouth up wide as it slithered even closer. I turned my head around too what might become my new compound. But when I looked forward, I saw something unexpected flying towards. But whom do I see? Why it was Santa sporting some shades while one of his reindeer pulled his sleigh. Santa reached his big brown sack and out came large present. He threw it into the snake’s mouth as he flew south. The snake chomped down. After a beep, there were a heap of snake guts everywhere and the green creature was no where to be seen. I came to stop while Santa made a U-turn toward me.
“I was on my way to Bahamas and saw that I could help you from your dramas,” he told me.
“Thanks, Santa,” I replied.
“Well, you have merry Christmas,” he jousted. And off he went!
The rest of the day was rather okay. I got a griddle, candy, and some baking supplies from my parents. From my sister I got a $15 gift card to Game Stop, some Rubbermaid containers, and candy as well. As for what I got them, I got my parents some computer games and a set of jellies. I had gotten my Dad some nice sunglasses earlier in the year and told him it was an early Christmas present. For my sister and her boyfriend, I gave them a kitchen cart. For the dogs, I got them a package of treats. I really couldn’t think of any great gift this year as I’ve gotten them all useful things in the past. I was also not expecting much with my Mom fighting cancer.
After staying with my parents for a while, I headed back to my place and bought the Metal Gear Solid level pack for Little Big Planet. It is so much fun and worth buying as it’s only like $6.
Well guys, that was pretty much my Christmas day. Tomorrow is the start of insurance week at work as people rush in to use up their benefits. He’s to that going smoothly.
Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s time for a long awaited round of “You Laugh, You Lose.” For this round, I got a Christmas theme.