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Ganked from Ms. J

Posted in Blogging Related, Life with tags on February 3, 2009 by abraxus

Two names you go by:
1. JJ
2. Jas

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. “I am Gifted” T-shirt
2. ChefWear work pants

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. The pain from my surgery to go away
2. My headache to go away as well

Two people who will most likely repost this:
1. Yoshi! (cuz if you put a spotlight on the man he does things!)
2. Pandora (If she could Blog at the moment.)

Two things you did last night:
1. Watched old Atlantis Eps
2. Discussed books with Chris

Two things you ate yesterday:
1. Indian Style Stir Fry
2. Tim Hortons Chili

Two people you last spoke to:
1. Christina
2. Janaka

Two things you’re doing tomorrow:
1. Going to work
2. Baking some bread

Two states you’d like to visit: (Confusion and Grace?)
1. Michigan
2. Texas

Two favorite beverages:
1. Homemade Smoothies
2. Green Tea

Two random pics:


Swiped from Ms. J via Cipherpunk

Posted in Blogging Related, Life with tags on January 30, 2009 by abraxus

The first seven (7) people to respond to this post will get something made by me or something that I find to be personal to me that I am willing to part with.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

  1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. I will not take requests.
  2. What I create will be just for you.
  3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
  4. I will post a second post that will be screened for addresses and contact info.

The catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well.

The seven people will be confirmed once they have committed.

Ten Years Out

Posted in Blogging Related, Games, Life on January 7, 2009 by abraxus

In light of my recent activity on my Blog, the Yuletide Season and contact with some old and dear friends I wanted to take a moment to write something personally about my time online. Also it might give y’all I just met some background! Not that you needed it or wanted it..but here it is anyway.

More than Ten years ago I got a new PC that allowed me to play my very first ever Online Game. It was MechWarrior: Mercenaries. Awesome game, crippled by lag at the time. I joined the GhostBear Clan and they had an IRC Chat Room. I had NO idea what IRC was at the time so I downloaded it, fought with it, cursed at it and finally got it to work.

We had Clan Meetings there to plan Strategy and other things but I noticed there were other things on IRC so in my downtime I took a Channel List and started browsing about. Several Months earlier I had picked up Vampire: The Masquerade as I was (and still am) a HUGE fan of all things Vampiric/Supernatural so when I stumbled upon a Channel called VampCity.

Believe it or not that simple act changed my Entire life. I met my wife there, I met one of my longest, closest and dearest friends there and I retain contact with a whole host of others most of whom hold the title of Friend with me at the very least. I find that I even miss the people that drove me up the walls at the time. I look back now and I can appreciate all that they did to make the games we played the sort of fun that I most enjoyed. I remember spending entire evenings getting to know them all, planning, plotting and otherwise entertaining one another in the time before online games came to rule the virtual world.

It struck me last night when I first had a thought about this Post that I owe these people a great deal and I have only ever met one of them in person. I guess that makes this a Virtual Memorial of sorts to anyone and everyone that I have ever played with on IRC in the last Ten years.

Thank you all for letting me play, create, laugh and even cry with you all over the years.

I wish…

Posted in Life, Rants on September 18, 2008 by abraxus

that I could trust my wife.

that she actually wanted to spend time with me.

that she cared enough to notice what she is putting me through.

that she didn’t care more about having fun with others than spending time with her own husband even when I am sitting right there next to her.

that she wouldn’t force me to take up her interests just so I can have some social contact with her.

that it didn’t take me exploding into an arguement to make her see how upset I am.

that I could handle this all better without being depressed and hurt and angry every minute of the day.

You know who you are…

Posted in Life with tags on August 29, 2008 by abraxus

My own medicine eh? *chuckles*

There was no need to apologize, between you and I there never will be. Thank you my very dearest friend from the bottom of my heart.

Long time no blog!

Posted in Life with tags , , on August 9, 2008 by abraxus

It’s been a busy last few days for us here at the old homestead. All summer long we’ve been planning a trip to Animethon 15 in Edmonton and despite a few nervous moments (the Itinerary for th event was not posted until 5 days prior to the event itself) it did indeed happen this year.

We had planned to go down for all three days of it but the last minute worries made us change our minds and opt only for the Saturday excursion.  We did see an amazing array of CosPlayers who went to alot of trouble to dress up as their favorite Anime Characters.

Of course the highlight for me was the dealer room. I love wandering about and seeing all the different items of Anime Inspired goodness that are to be had. I think we spent a bit more than we had planned to because we ran in to some folks with some really beautiful Jade pendants but I had anticipated us going a little over budget so it wasn’t a panic moment.

My Camera passed out before we got to the Convention so I got no photos of any of the awesomeness. But I did get a picture or two in the West Edmonton Mall.

Galleon I

Galleon II

Skating Rink

Credit to the lovely and talented Ms. J

Posted in Life with tags , on July 21, 2008 by abraxus

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

Oh and also if you haven’t already. Check this out, also Credited to Ms. J