On Life Updates

So, I normally make a post every couple of months of non blogging about why I haven’t been blogging. This time I’m doing something different and going with the once in a while personal post. Sure I haven’t been posting with any regularity, but honestly a lot of times I just don’t think about it and next thing I know it’s been two months since I’ve written anything. So, today is going to be a bit short, but a personal post. Over the last few months I’ve taken on a bit more of an active leadership role at work. My company has been using a SCRUM/Agile method of working for a couple years now and my team is kind of the flagship team for this. To talk a bit about what this means is that we meet every two weeks and plan out our work for the next two weeks. … Read more…

On Prepping For PAX

So a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I had bought tickets to PAX South and reserved my hotel for the event. While doing this I had thought about how much walking/standing around that I’ll wind up doing and that if I want to not be suffering the entire time I needed to get my body ready for the stress. So that leads to the last couple of weeks at the gym, where I have decided that I should go as often as I can and walk a minimum of 9 miles per week. Last week I hit my 9 doing 3 miles a day. This meant I went to the gym 4 times last week, 3 of which were for walking plus my regular weight lifting night with one of my friends. I had wanted to get to 12 miles, but when Friday evening rolled around I just didn’t … Read more…

On Kickboxing

A bit off the gaming topics, but as you may know I also plan to talk a bit about fitness stuff. Because I can. So if you’ve read everything I’ve posted, and if not you should, then you might remember me talking about signing up for a kickboxing class in order to help myself lose weight. I’m not a small person by any means and have quite a bit to lose to reach a “healthy” weight. So last night was the first official class for me. Went down to the place after work and signed up for the 1 year membership at the low low price of $129 a month. So even if this class is hard I have that money as the incentive to keep going. Let’s just say that by the time I got home an hour and a half later that pretty much every muscle in my … Read more…

On Fitness/Health vs Gaming

So if you follow me on Twitter, and if you don’t you should, you might have noticed me posting something quite interesting this morning. That is that I have cancelled both my WoW and ESO subscriptions. Now, I know that I have said that I wouldn’t be doing this as I enjoy both games but I had to pull some money out of somewhere to pay for something else. That something else being $125 per month membership fee for a kickboxing class. This is where the inner/outer fat kid at me is screaming “Why God why!?!?!”. It is no secret that I’m not exactly in shape and that I’ve been trying and struggling to lose weight for years. I’ve been going to the gym mostly regularly for a couple years, and I am always trying to eat better which lasts a couple of weeks and then I fall back in … Read more…

On MMO Boredom

Before I get in to todays topic I need to remind everyone that they should be listening to my friend Bel’s podcast, especially this weeks because I got to come in as a guest host again (link). Okay, so today’s topic is one I deal with every so often, and that is hitting the “end” of an MMO. What do you do when you reach the “end”? I know that in reality there is not really any ending to MMO’s. There are usually plenty of things to do such as dungeons, raids, and achievements, but what if none of those interest you? What keeps you playing a game that you feel there’s nothing left to do? For me this usually comes up around the time that I reach max level in a game. In almost every game I get to that point where my interest starts to fade. I’ve done … Read more…

On Gaming and Fitness

As I sit here digesting my lunch I can’t help but think about things like how much is to much, or will I or won’t I go to the gym tonight (the answer to that is yes I’m going tonight). But I also think about my diet and how I need to lose weight and how to go about doing that. Personally I think the word “diet” is evil and I don’t like using it. I’m not on a diet so much as I’m trying to shift my eating habits so that I can lose weight. I’m not a small guy, I’m 6 foot 4 and I have some broad shoulders. The problem is I like to eat, and for a very long time I didn’t care about what I ate or how I looked. So a few years ago I decided to better manage what I eat, which I’ve … Read more…