Gospel of Exodus
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You're lucky. Looks like my summer vacation is...|
Finished the newest installment to KH. Heeeeere we go!( Kingdom Spoilers 358/2 DaysCollapse )
Current Music: Kingdom Hearts II - Roxas
So in true hilarity and irony, I just found out that Star Ocean 4 IS being ported to PS3, with extra content. Will I get it and play it?
So the general hype has worn off, so here's another review. This one might go on and on, I'm not sure yet. Without ado.( Dissidia: Final SpoilerCollapse )
Calnus, Warp 5. Engage.|
Everyone else is gonna post about Con, so I'm gonna post about NOT-Con. I totally will do another review sometime. My problem is, I'm now playing 3 games at once. Which means I slow down on progress considerably. But in the near future, look for reviews on Star Ocean 4, Knights in the Nightmare, and BlazBlue.
Coming soon to a theater near you.
ALSO: I am fucking PUMPED to see Nine. Now if only 2 months would go by sooner.
I haven't done one of these in forever! ( Patapon 2: THE REVENGECollapse )
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Pata pata pata pon!
DAMN YOU WORLD|
So this is a quick update again. For the few people who read this.
On Monday, when I started my car, the engine was making a lot more noise than usual. This bothered me, since I have a fairly old car, and I decided by the time I reached work I would bring it in to my mechanic. So I called them and set up an appointment for Wednesday, since I also needed an oil change and a headlight replaced.
After work, I start the car and the noise is still there. I feel uncomfortable, as the faster I go, the more noise it makes, so I was worried about the freeway. Nevertheless, I have no real other option, and get on 94. I don't even make it a mile before the noise gets worse and worse, and I have that feeling of impending doom. I start to pull off the road and BAM! the engine dies.
Well, I wasn't too surprised. I get out, take a look at the engine to make sure it's not on fire, and check the wheels in case it was actually a flat tire. None of those, so I whip out my AAA card and call a tow truck. I also call my mechanic and let him know the car will be coming un much sooner than expected. Fortunately, I'm only waiting about 15 minutes before the tow arrives. He hauls the car up and we're up up and away.
We drop the car off, and my dad picks me up. My parents bring me home, and J very nicely gives me usage of his car for Tuesday, since he wasn't going into work anyway.
Next day, I get a call ~10 from my mechanic. Lo and behold, the car has finally kicked the bucket - an engine rod has broken. The only option is to replace the engine, which will cost anywhere from $2500-$4000. I only paid $2500 for the car, so I have to bid fairwell to my loyal Mitsubishi. You served your country well, soldier. *salutes*
Of course, now I need a new car, and stat. I can't keep borrowing J's car, and my parents can only make do with one car for so long. My mom makes a call to my Uncle Pat, who is a car salesman, and asks him if he has any manuals (I will only drive a stick!). Lo and behold...he just got a '99 Saturn in last night, and was just driving it in. He took a look over it, and found it to be in pretty good condition, and offered it to me for $3400. We drove out, took a look ourselves, test drove it, and I said 'It'll be fine.'
And there you have it. Within 24 hours, I've lost one car and gained a new one. Not exactly how I wanted to get a new car, but you have to roll with the times.
For those interested, it's a Black Cherry Saturn. No idea what type, since it doesn't say anywhere. No automatic windows, locks or sideview mirrors, which is a little odd and retro, but not like it's a bad thing. Loud engine (4 cylinder) but runs nicely and doesn't hoot like an owl.
I am posting because...I am. That's pretty deep, me. Like, Des Carte deep. Go me.
Here's a 10 minute update on my life:
I have a temporary job now. Grading 8th-grade essays. It's repetitive, boring, hilarious and disgusting all at once. You wouldn't believe the difference in writing ability between 8th graders. The fact that there ARE 8th graders out there who cannot spell or even form a sentence is chilling. And the fact that there are 8th graders who can write better than most college students I've met is equally humbling. It really makes you appreciate the education you were given.
I will (hopefully) not have to move out before my lease is up. However, there is no guarantee that I will be able to stay here another year. The chance of moving home - again - is large. But not certain.
I have a job lined up for the future that could very well define my career. I'm very excited over it, but there is a chance that it could fail me once again. However, this time I've done more research and am more confident. It would be working for a company called Primerica. Not an insurance company, per se, but enough of one you could call it that. Their main goal is actually financial advice: teaching people how money, investments, insurance, and interest all work, and how to make it work right. I was a Finance major, and yet in the 4 hours total I've talked to the branch manager, I learned more than I ever did in school. The only people who really get it are the ones who sell it, and they want to make a profit off of you. Primerica works just a little differently: they aren't trying to sell you anything you don't already have, they're trying to get you a better rate on all of it while at the same time teaching you how to properly spend and save your money so that you have something to live off of in the future. The 10 minute spiel about retirement funds was more eye-opening to me than I would have thought.
So it's still sales, but not the same kind of sales as the insurance company I almost worked for before. There's no cold calling: they get all of their customers through word of mouth. I don't even think they advertise, I've certainly never seen anything for them. It's a strategy that really makes me trust them more than other companies, among other reasons. They don't charge for their services, but get comission for their sales. Salespeople are not given a quota, and can work as hard as they like (meaning you can do this part-time). They pay for the majority of the cost of getting liscened. It's so many good things, it's no wonder I have to be suspicious that there's a catch. But so far, I've seen no catch, so I'm being optimistic over this one. Once I actually get certified and finish training, then I'll be able to let you know the truth.
That went for longer than 10 minutes, but whatever. Aside from that, there is nothing new about my life that anyone really needs to know about. Unless someone is vastly interested in how much time I'm wasting on FFXI. Which is, in a word, lots.
Current Mood: confused
Somedays, it's nice to have nothing to worry about. Somedays it's not.|
Current Mood: mellow
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