Black Friday update

Work is going great – I still just love my job. I’m re-energized with all things Web-related. I’ve quit online poker for the most part to focus more on learning, living, and loving. Ok, that’s corny – it’s probably more like wanting to waste less time gridning it out and spend my free time doing fun stuff instead, like video games, or at the very least, improving my Web dev. skillset.

Speaking of video games, I’m very tempted by the new Nintendo Wii. It’s been a long time since a company has come out with something so revoilutionary (heh… the original name of the Wii was the Revoultion). Plus most of the games that have been out the past several years have been the same things over and over and over…

And I LOVE video games. Ever since the Atari 2600 at my brother Ray’s I was hooked. But the last game system to get me this excited was the original PlayStation. The PS2 served it’s purpose, but it really wasn’t anything new: just improved graphics. The Xbox is ok too, but again, no real big changes and no fun new games – about the only thing that piqued my interst on it is Start Wars – Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2.

The 360 absolutely sucks. I owned one and have since sold it. It was buggy, ate my game discs, and again, nothing revolutionary and exciting about the games or the gameplay. Same old [*%##!].

But the Wii… now this is what I’m talking about! Of course, I’ll have to actually play it first, but it sounds like the cat’s pajamas.

Ok but enough about video games.

I’ve got a poker tourney tonight – the first in a long time. It should be fun, but of course, I’d like to play well and make the money. I’d love to win my first one ever – it would validate years of training and studying. Buuut, again with variance and everything all you can do is play your best and hope everything pans out well.

Turkey day was good: I just kinda hung low and worked on some website for a while, then went over to my Aunt Barbe and Uncle Jim’s. I talked to Family back in Buffalo, including my neice Michelle whom I hadn’t talked to in years… it was really nice to hear her voice.

My video iPod is also crapping out on me and I’m not sure why. It’s still under warranty, but I think I’ll fix it and then sell it. I’m just not sure about hard-drive-based players anymore.

That’s the news and I am outta here.

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