Monthly Archives: December 2011

Maintaining my KartMaster ‘Cred

I can’t believe there’s been seven Mario Karts…  Makes me realize how long I’ve been playing games.

I got this for Christmas from my Brother in Law Josh for Christmas, and so far it’s pretty awesome.  I’m still working through 50ccs and haven’t had a whole lot of time with it, but I can once again say I have every Mario Kart game!  I actually just got the original Super Mario Kart on Wii Virtual console a couple weeks ago for 100 Nintendo Club points!  If you aren’t registering your Wii games at, you’re really missing out on some cool bonuses.  And if you aren’t going to make a Club Nintendo account… can I have your registration codes inside the boxes!?

It was really cool though, because my nephew Nik wanted me to open my present so bad.  He even wanted me to open it before he opened up his own presents.  I thought that was just too awesome that he was getting that happy about giving a present, when so many kids you see are just gimmie, gimmie, gimmie.  He’s a pretty awesome guy!

I’ll write some more about the game after I’ve had some time to sit down an play it to a greater extent.  Which will be right after I publish this post!

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas!  It’s 9:30 Christmas Eve and little Lucas just woke up from another nap.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get one in today too.  Luke’s first Christmas will be exciting as we’ll be in Wichita for Andrea’s family’s Christmas.  I know Santa has some presents waiting for him there!

I’ve played quite a bit of Guild Wars the past couple days.  It’s been exclusively the quest Strength of Snow which is only around during the Winter’s Day Festival going on now.  It’s pretty mindless, but sure has netted me a whole stash of holiday items.  I figure I’ll play some Guild Wars while the festival is around, and once it’s gone, get back to beating Zelda Skyward Sword.

I hope your Christmas is a joyous one.  Thank the Lord for his Son born on this day!  God Bless!

They’re still playing…

Even if you're not.

Special Treatment

The snow came down earlier this week.  They were calling for as much as 14 inches at one point in time.  We ended up getting around 5 inches.  Seems like that’s the way it always goes.  Better to freak everyone out and over prepare, than to catch everyone off guard with a foot of snow I guess.

It’s no suprise Andrea’s car get’s the nice dry garage.  But that’s okay.  The Toronado is tough.  I had to head in to work early the next day and I think I was the first person to hit the roads here in Albert.  The Toro trudged through the five inches of snow like a champ.

Look familiar?

Take a look at this video. This is a super old commercial from the 90’s, but might remind you of an ad campaign you’ve seen recently.

Super Cute Zelda Video

Most Stressful Time of the Year

I like to think I’m pretty versatile and can handle just about anything.  But the last couple weeks have been mentally tough.  I’ve been spending some extra time at work trying to get all my stuff done.  Doesn’t help that I haven’t really worked a full week since Thanksgiving.  But now that basketball season is here, and we’re following four teams instead of two, it’s more than my brain can handle at times.  Plus we had one of our board operators quit, so that’s more stuff that we need to find fill in’s for.

When things are going smoothly, it all goes really well, but lately all it’s taken is one little thing to send my whole world out of whack.

Today was nice though.  I didn’t have anything work related to do.  I slept in until 8:00am and then got up and eased into the day.  Crazy… I remember thinking my 10AM classes at K-State were SO early… and I remember being out and about in the mornings thinking… wow so much goes on while I’m sleeping… haha.  Of course I used to stay up until 3am or 4am in those days.  Now a days my bedtime is a strict 10:30pm.

Went and saw a radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  It was pretty good.  I found myself somewhat confused as it started though since each actor played several characters.  Took me a while to feel out who was who.  But the local Community Theater did a really good job, and it was a fun way to spend part of the afternoon.

Then I got to play some Zelda!  It’s been several days for sure.  And man it is just such a cool game.  I could sit and play the game all night, but I wanted to get a short blog written, and get to bed.

So that’s what I did.  Onward into next week.  I have a new starter coming in for the Toronado tomorrow so I need to get that swapped out.  The starter hasn’t been engaging every time, and it’s starting to get less reliable.  But $50 for a rebuilt starter isn’t too bad.  Should last a few more years.  So that’s my project for tomorrow night.  Shouldn’t be too bad… and I’ve got a garage to do it in!