I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
So, I've had most of the last few days off from work, but I haven't been working on the site much. Why? Because I've had a cold. That sounds like the sort of thing that would inspire sarcastic comments of "Boo hoo, poor baby has a cold!" and I can understand that response, but my immune system is weird. I don't often get sick with a cold or anything else, but when I do... I really do.
My typical cold lasts me anywhere from one week to a month, which makes it a good thing that they don't come along all that often. The worst of my current one seems to be over, but I'm still avoiding sweets, still guzzling immune system-boosting tea and orange juice, still eating hardly anything at all these past few days. Another day or two and I should be golden again...
Apparently, the new head of MI6 over in England has either an incredibly stupid wife, or a rather selfish and clever one. Seen here:
I don't know about you, but if I were appointed as head of such a secret and dangerous organization--one with capable enemies located throughout the world--I would make sure that my wife very much knew the dangers of posting pictures of me and my family, information about where we live and where we vacation on a service such as Facebook.
21st Century Breakdown, the 2009 release from Green Day, is awesome. Though it contains more than an hour of music, that's not the album's greatest feat. Instead, it should be praised for this: most of that music rocks. There are three or four songs--out of 18 full-length selections--that I could stand to do without, but even then the album would be chock full of Southern California goodness. I recommend it.
I just love the Bridgestone tires commerical that features a bunch of screaming animals. Apparently, it was played on Superbowl Sunday (which makes sense) and now it's still airing sometimes... including this evening/early morning. You can see the video here:
I live in an apartment complex, but that hasn't stopped the neighbors from getting together for a garage sale. It's an odd sort of event, with people sitting at individual tables every few buildings or so, junk piled in short stacks and individually priced.
By which I naturally mean the amount of time that I have to go without a day off on my current work schedule. I'm working eight consecutive days. Worse, the four-hour shifts for which I was originally scheduled have now been turned into eight-hour shifts because the person doing the scheduling right now has very little experience in that capacity. However, it does mean more money that I can put toward my mountain of debt. I'm looking forward to maybe paying off state taxes--which were abnoromally vicious because I did a lot of freelance work in 2008 and Oregon likes to bone people who don't spend all their time working for the man--and even a small credit card or two. If I can get ahead of schedule on eliminating debts this summer, I'm more likely to survive this winter when income is
After some early afternoon fun wading in water at the ocean (sometimes it's really quite nice living within a quarter-mile of the Pacific Ocean), I spent the remainder of the afternoon continuing my campaign to post a bunch of screenshots on the site.
We're now nearing 40,000 posted screenshots, which is quite the handsome number and represents screens from a wide variety of games.
I hope to continue posting screens in the months ahead and working to expand the number on the site so that we don't leave any "major" games untouched. We've also been doing good for niche games right along, and I hope that can also continue.