Friday, May 29, 2009


I haven't posted in awhile.....again. But I have been working more to make up for the fact that I was going on "vacation" to visit old college friends in Pitsburgh.

So here I am! I'm in the Burgh and it's late. I'm staying at my buddies house for the weekend but he has work tomorrow so he passed out. I figured I needed to blog about something so I will just be rambling on from here on out.

I decided to drive up a night early since the weather was supposed to be really shitty today. Boy I'm glad I did. The weather in Maryland was rainy and unpleasant which is not very fun to drive in. My favorite part of driving to Pitt is being able to roll down the window and listen to my latest J-pop/rock mix on the way there. Driving through the rain ruins said experience. So I left the night before and while I did hit a bit of rain it was the fog that really hurt me. Once I reached the mountains of Pennsylvania is was literally engulfed by fog. It was about 15 minutes of terror. I couldn't even see 50 feet in front of me and the few cars around me are trying to do 80 mph on swervy, foggy, mountain roads. Very dangerous. Driving through the mist giant trucks would appear out of nowhere in front of me. It was a pretty amazing experience when I wasn't fearing for my life.

Today while my friends were at work I spent my time playing video games. Played some Uncharted which is a pretty slick PS3 game. Might be able to beat it sometime this weekend. Tomorrow my friends will be at work again so I will probably be doing the same thing I did today. Though I'd like to probably get some reading in and maybe some anime episodes. I think I'm about due to watch the new Haruhi episode again (Natch).

I shall probably also spend my time unlocking characters in Bleach: Shattered Blade and Naruto: Clash of the Ninja.

Anyway, that's all I got for tonight. Tomorrow night is going to be awesome seeing old friends.


Thursday, May 21, 2009


Oh lordy how I love sushi. I think I've almost become addicted to it because I've been getting it at least 3 times a week lately. Then again, I've also had more money lately so that probably helps.

It wasn't until a few years ago when I realized how much I loved it. But it wasn't always like that. I've been told I have some of the strangest tastebuds on the planet. I do not like fruit (except maybe limes and lemons), but I do like most vegetables. As a child my mom would chop up little onion pieces for me, but if you gave me apple slices I would not be having that. Strange indeed.

A lot of it is also in my head. Would you believe me if I said I never once in my life had a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich? Cause I haven't. And not because it doesn't taste good (how would I know?) but because jelly looks gross to me. The sight of jelly makes me feel sick. Though I have no problem with peanut butter. I'd say about half of the things I say I don't like I actually have never tried. So very, very stubborn am I...

So back in high school a group of friends and I went to get some sushi. Being the stubborn mule I am I was really not excited about trying it. It just didn't look appetizing to me. But like any normal teenage boy, when a girl asks you to try something, you fucking do it. I tried it and it made me feel sick. Looking back on it I'm pretty sure it was the caviar. As much as I love sushi now I will still avoid caviar because of that past experience.

I also think there are several other factors for my new obsession. One key reason being that once you go to college your tastebuds change. I'm sure this doesn't go for everyone, but I noticed that once your in college trying to survive on your own you learn to eat whatever you can afford. If you have little money, you will buy whatever you can with whatever you have. I was eating things I never thought I would in college. Ha. So I think that's a definite factor.

The other being my new found interest in Japanese culture. Ever since I got REALLY into anime/manga about 5 years ago I've also become really interested in their culture. It's so much different then ours and that fascinates me. My friends will give me a hard time about it sometimes "If it's Japanese, Sean will like it" and that's fine. But it's kind of hard to watch a lot of anime (especially with Japanese subtitles) and not also learn a lot. Which I think is cool. Now when I go to get my sushi, I know how to properly thank the chef Nakazima-san with an "arigato gozaimasu". The polite way of saying "Thank You Very Much". He doesn't speak very good English so I feel super awesome when I thank him. Yes, I am that big of a dork.

And now, I'm going to pick up my sushi for the night!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mail call!

Remember back in the day of childhood innocence trying to find out what came in the mail was one of the greatest moments in the day? "I wonder if there is something in that pile for me!!" I would always wonder. A time where anything with your name on it was either a card (which usually meant money was inside), a magazine, or some sort of package. I fondly remember reading as a child My Big Backyard and Zoobooks magazines at first, then moving towards Disney Adventures when I was a little older, then going on to Gamepro, EGM, and Star Wars Insider by middle school. I couldn't wait to get home to see if any of these magazines had arrived.

But those days are long gone. The mailbox is no longer your friend when you reach my age. It is your nemesis. After a long day of work opening that mailbox is the last thing I want to do because there is practically nothing in there that is going to make the day any better. While I do still get Star Wars Insider and now Otaku USA, anything else in that box is bad news. And that bad news is normally bills.

Bill, bills, bills. Once you thought you'd paid them all, a bunch more show up in their place. It never stops and it never will until the day you die unfortunately. Sad but true. Lucky for me though I am all caught up on my bills and have nothing to worry about for awhile. And once I stop using my storage facility (who just recently upped our rent from around $280-$310) thats a good chunk of change right there that I get to keep for myself once again.

But I'm tired now and wanted to rant about something before I chill out for the rest of the night. I saw Star Trek tonight and was not really impressed at all. I shall spend the rest of the night playing Final Fantasy X.

Live long and prosper...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have to apologize for not posting as much as I normally do. I get pretty depressed around Mother's Day and normally try and keep to myself. I lost my mom 3 years ago to terminal brain cancer. I have been able to move on with my life, but when Mother's Day comes around it's like it's shoved in my face. Mother related things EVERYWHERE. I try not to let it get to me too much and I do think I handled it a lot better than last year so that's something.

Around this time of the year I will usually purchase something for myself to keep my mind occupied. Last year I bought my DS and this year I was going to trade in said DS at Gamestop for the new DSi. If you turn in your DS Lite you can get the DSi for $70. Fuck yeah. But I decided to hold off on that. Instead I purchased Rock Band 2 and have just spent the last 2 hours beating the hell out of those drums. So addicting. I was happy to see you could download Blink 182's Dammit and that the drums were really hard. Since I am rhythmically challenged it's all very difficult for me but I have fun doing it anyways. I like a challenge. I''ve already got pretty good on the Medium setting of Dammit which is pretty sweet.

The other thing that has been occupying my time is Final Fantasy X. But I will save that for next post. For now I'm going to watch some Battlestar before bed.

LOST 2 hours season finale tomorrow! Cannot wait!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I love my car. I loved the cars I've had in the past as well. Well, most of them I should say. The Geo Prism, not my favorite, but I totaled that car good!

But I do not understand the obsession with cars. Like, at all. Keep in mind I am one of the rare ones. I am a guy who not only doesn't get excited over pictures of cars or cars in general, but I also don't care much about sports. *gasp!!!*

"He is no man! He's some sort of crazy person!" I'll take that. I don't friggin care.

I grew up knowing kids my whole life that would practically masterbate over car magazines. Talk about how they couldn't wait to own cars like the ones they saw pictures of. And all I could do was laugh to myself. All that was going through my mind was "If you want a car like that, you might wanna get your grades up so you can actually keep a job as an adult." You can't afford a Lamborghini unless you make money. (On a side note, I had to google how to spell Lamborghini and I am absolutely astounded that it's spelled that way).

The other day while I was at work this woman parked her car over the white line so she was taking up TWO spaces. When one of my collegues at work pointed this out I had to ask "Why do people do this?" He told me it's because some people drive super nice cars and don't want anyone to scratch them. So they take up two spaces.

At first I thought "That's a load of crap. Get over yourself" But then I really thought about it. OK, if you are REALLY paranoid about you car getting scratched then park it in the far end of the parking lot! There are more spaces open there. This woman had parked her car in THE FRONT TWO SPOTS. And she was going to do Yoga for an hour and 1/2. To me it's extremely rude to not only take up the first two spots in the parking lot, but to leave it there for almost 2 hours? Bullcocky. I should also point out that this woman was not driving a Lam-borg-hini or anything, but a Cylon.

Excuse me, a Scion. Which looks like a fine car, again I have no friggin idea what cars are good, but I don't think it justifies what she did. A Hummer! That I could understand. That needs several spaces. But then again, if you are worried about someone scratching your Hummer, perhaps you should look into something a little bigger. Like a tank.

I am one of the lucky ones where I have basically been given my cars as hand me downs from my parents. Sadly, I live in Montgomery County Maryland which is right outside of DC and one of the richest counties in the USA. It's a place where children are spoiled. I know kids who have sold the car that was litereally given to them, to take that money and save up for another car that was FASTER. A faster car?? Really? What are you in NASCAR? Your parents give you a car so you can drive to and from work and school and you aren't happy with what they gave you? Makes me sick. A high schooler doesn't need to be "doing 150" on the highway. I'm sorry, they just don't.

Blah. Sorry, I've had a REAL crappy day and I'm venting.