Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Training for the Gladiator Rock'n Run

Hey there.  Training has begun!  Well... actually, I've been doing some exercises on and off for quite some time so it's not like I've been sitting on my butt doing nothing, but today marks the official day that training starts.  The Gladiator Rock'n Run is on Oct. 6th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and I have a little over a month to build my endurance.  That's the one area where I know I lack.  I'm not the biggest of guys, I'm not the fastest, I'm not the most athletic, but I do have an OK build and I'm not a push over.  I was able to complete all of the challenges during the Hero Rush but I did notice that during the jogging parts of the run, other runners ran by me.  The challenges were tough and I was able to power through it, but I could tell that my body slowed down to recuperate during the jog.  I even stopped to walk at some points.  Not good.  So I want to make sure that I can build that endurance.  I need to able to finish through obstacles AND still have enough in my tank to jog to the next obstacle.   So tonight, my endurance levels up!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dead Island Game of the Year Edition Giveaway

Hey there.  I was wondering whether or not to go with another game or a movie for this giveaway.  A single vote decided the outcome.  lol  Yeah.  1 vote.  I guess we're not all that fond of polls.  lol  Anyways, I gave away Dead Island some time ago and that giveaway went fairly well.  This time around, it should be better.  Not only are you getting the critically acclaimed game, Dead Island, but you're also getting the Game of the Year Edition.  That means you'll be getting all kinds of extra goodies which include 3 DLC packs!  How awesome is that?!

The giveaway will run from now until Sept. 24th and the winner will be announced on the 25th.  Game will be available to US friends only and you will get to choose between the Xbox 360 version or the PS3 version.  Sorry international friends.  A $15 Amazon giftcard is up for grabs for all our international friends.  If the winner is from the States, they too have the option for the giftcard if they already own the game.  Best of luck!!!  Later!!!

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Motivational Monday - The Church of Gaming

And may the power of the triforce be with you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The NFL Season is Just a Few Weeks Away

Hey there.  Who is ready for some football!?!?!  I know I am.  I have been ready.  I'm a huge football fan and it pains me when we have to go through the 6 months or so of no football.  The preseason has already started and we now have our first glimpse of all of the teams and many of them have new looks.  Some of the more exciting story lines include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, and Peyton Manning a Bronco.  I, however, am a loyal Raider fan and I would love to see if we can improve from last year and make the playoffs!  Another great thing about the football season starting is FANTASY FOOTBALL!!!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce a winner!!!  I asked you guys which Final Fantasy game was your favorite and there was no doubt that the majority love Final Fantasy 7.  Final Fantasy 6 came a close second!  Personally, I'll always give Final Fantasy 7 the edge since that was the first FF game in which I pulled all nighters to play.  Anyways, we are not here to reminisce.  We are here to announce the winner of Final Fantasy XIII-2.  And the winner is...

Getting Ready for The Gladiator Rock'n Run

Hey there.  My year of fitness continues!  I made a promise to myself that this year would be my year of fitness.  That I would try to be a little more on the fit side than the flabby side.  Now, I haven't gone all out and became a fitness guru, but I have made more of a conscience effort in being more active.  This year, I managed to complete two 5K runs and am scheduled to do two more runs.  Never before have I participated in a 5K.  Sure, I've done some running during my school days, but I never signed up for a marathon or anything like that before this year so I am really proud of being able to complete The Color Run and The Hero Rush.  I have already signed up to participate in the Super Spartan Race (use promo code SPEAR10 for $10 off registration!) in January and recently, I stumbled upon another great 5K run and this one seems to be right up my alley!  The Gladiator Rock'n Run!!!

The Gladiator Rock'n Run will be at The Rose Bowl on Oct. 6, 2012 and this guy is going to be there!  It's the first time that I've heard of this run but talking to friends, it seems that it's not the first time they'll be at the Rose Bowl.  When asked how challenging the course is, my friends simply said, "It kicked my ass!" and quite frankly, I CAN'T WAIT!  I've already started an exercise regimen to start building up my stamina.  I managed to power through The Hero Rush while practically blind, but something tells me that I'm going to have to rely on my strength to get through the Gladiator Rock'n Run!  Any tips?  Later!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Loss of a Baby Cousin

Hey there.  I've been kind of missing this past week.  I found out this Monday that my baby cousin (2nd gen cousin) passed away recently.  It devastated me.  Especially since my little baby cousin's dad (1st gen cousin) and I grew up together and I've always felt close to him.  It's tough to have to bury a child.  It is the most devastating thing that a parent would ever have to endure.  While at the viewing, I couldn't but to get choked up.  A small angel... lying there motionless is not what a baby should be.  A child is the epitome of life, the essence of joy, and the very definition of a growing family.  To have a young one be taken away from you before he had a chance to experience the outside world, shattered those thoughts for my cousin, his wife, and the whole family.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Friday, August 10, 2012

God of War Saga Game Giveaway

Hey there.  GOD OF WAR!!!  KRATOS!!!  5 FULL GAMES!!!!  How awesome is that?!?!  The ever popular God of War series has a strong following and all of the GoW games have been stellar.  Now, with God of War Saga being released later this month, you can get all 5 of the God of War games in one awesome package!  The game will not be released until Aug. 28th so you'll definely be one of the first ones to get it!  Giveaway will run from now until Sept. 9th and a winner will be announced on Sept. 10th.  PS3 game is available only to US residents.  Sorry international friends, but what I can do is offer a $30 Amazon gift card if you are chosen the winner.  Good luck everyone!!!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Photo a Day - Something You Love

I'm going to start using this on my little one!!! 
Hey there.  Today's photo is of something that you love.  I couldn't have gone with the obvious choice here and added my family.  But I'm not the kind of guy that goes with the obvious.  lol  So I decided to go with something a little different.  HUMOR!  I love to laugh.  I love stupid funny movies.  I love comedy.  I love anything that will get a chuckle out of me.  Comics, TV, Live shows, entertaining acts, if it's funny, I will definitely enjoy it.  Funny is the reason why I have a humor section on this site!  lol  Whether it be gaming, geek, nerd, or sarcastic humor.  If it's out there and I saw it, I'll post it.  lol  So what's something that you love?  Later!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August Photo a Day - Something You Hate

Hey there.  Today's picture is something that I hate.  That's pretty easy.  I hate hate.  I hate it when people discriminate against others.  Why hate?  Why not embrace?  Why not learn from our differences?  You know, the world would be such a better place without hate.  No wars, no violence, no stupid racist tweets from Olympic athletes (yeah, that happened).  My motto is "make pride universal."  I stole that from a Pantera song.  When I first heard it, I hit me.  No matter what, be who you be and that's it.  No envy, no greed, no jealousy, and no hate.  Hate is something that we can use a lot less of and I can't wait until it happens.  Later!

Motivational Monday - Pwnage

After last night's awesome sprint, you can't help but think that the fastest man on Earth is toying with the competition!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Photo a Day - Sibling

Hey there.  You see that guy up there?  Yup, that's my brother.  He posted this pic on Instagram not too long ago and I thought it was hilarious.  Not so much the pose or any thing like that.  It's the fact that we were at the same place, The Downey Brewery, earlier that week my brother was irked that he wasn't invited.  lol  So in retaliation, he sent this pic to show my friends and I, "how he does it."  lol  Yeah, we're awesome like that.  The last time my brother and I were both at The Downey Brewery at the same time, we each had about 6 boots (28 ounces of beer per boot!) and the wife had banned me from setting foot at the Brewery again.  lol  Yeah, that happened.

Anyways, it's always a fun time when I'm hanging with my bro so here's a little shout out to the only sibling I have, my lil brother.  *Cheers*  Later!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August Photo a Day - Heart

Hey there.  Today's photo is supposed to be of a heart.  I decided that I would do a quick sketch of a heart with the names of my wife and kids surrounding it.  In essence, that is my heart.  The wife and kids will always be in my heart and they always come first.  The sketch is not one of my best hearts ever drawn, but it's something that I wanted to share with you.  Later!

Friday, August 3, 2012

ESRB Game Ratings Explained

Couldn't have explained it better myself

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August Photo A Day - Your Pet

Hey there.  Today's picture is our pet tarantula, Vixin.  I tried to take a picture of our dogs, Odin, Lucy, and Lacy, but they weren't having it.  They were too active to sit and have their picture taken so I decided to take a picutre of our tarantula.  We've had Vixin for well over 5 years now.  A coworker handed her to us when her daughter was "done" with it for a school project.  lol  I've seen Vixin molt twice already and if you have never seen a taratula molt, it's definitely something to check out.  You can see Vixin molting here.  The pictures in that post were taken with a camera instead of a camera phone so you'll see way better pictures of Vixin there.  So what pets do you have at your place?  Later!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Photo A Day - A Favorite Part of Your Day

Hey there. One of my favorite parts of the day is having my morning coffee.  It's a daily thing for me and it pretty much signals my body to wake up and get going.  lol  I'll admit that it's better during the weekend though.  I get to have my cup of coffee with the wife but since today is Thursday, I'll have it at my desk at work.  If you haven't already, you should definitely check out my Ode to Coffee.  I'm sure it'll bring a smile to your face.  lol  So what's your favorite part of the day?  Later!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Photo A Day - Yourself

Hey there.  I don't usually do the photo a day thing.  I've seen many friends go out and about and participate in them and they have all sorts of pictures that they have posted on Instagram, Facebook, or thier blogs.  Well, today is the start of a new month and once again I have seen the photo of the day posts go up.  The difference this time around is that I saw a schedule as to what you are to post that day.  That alone intrigued me so I went ahead and took the plunge.  Why not, right?  So here you go, the August 1st picture a day.  A  pic of me.  Enjoy.  lol  Later!
Early morning pic.  Getting ready for work.