More PSO

I’ve been playing too much PSO lately. This is probably a bad thing.
:-\
Both of my characters are around level 59 now (I believe 57 and 59). I’m starting to make a network of online friends who I can play with (in addition to some of the old crew from LPSO, now iE). Can’t wait to get to level 80 so I can do ultimate mode with friends. The idea of ultimate control tower scares me since we have so much trouble with the area in normal mode, hard mode is damn near impossible, and vhard is basically undoable until we’re much stronger.
The entire thing that was putting me off of the game (everyone else having awesome rares and me not having any) has mostly gone away thanks to both rare items starting to appear and the generosity of friends (who have given me a God/Arm, Inferno Bazooka, and Meteor Smash). Still, it seems I have terrible luck obtaining rare items in the game, and that makes me kinda sad.

Also, my emotions have been all off since returning from Pittsburgh. Sometimes it feels like it was a mistake to leave, since the awesomeness of my job here doesn’t outweigh the awesomeness of other things and/or certain people that are still in Pittsburgh (and will be for several years). Meh. I love my job and I love this city, I just wish it wouldn’t hurt so much to be so far away.

Life goes on, I suppose.

Carnival

Well that was a crappy way to end an awesome few days.
Carnival was awesome, but more due to people than the actual Carnival proceedings. Watched lots of Buggy and Mobot (new records in both, an amazing 2:04:35 and 0:00:51 respectively), played ITG until my legs hurt and I had trouble walking up and down stairs, saw lots of people, dyed Zach’s hair, explored booths, had some funnel cake, played lots of board games, went to halfprice, shot portraits, had our (belated) first anniversary dinner, took almost 9 GB of photos, and generally had an amazing time.
Then last night the weather was crap. I was already feeling pretty unhappy to be leaving the next morning and then we had to walk back with two rather large bags in the pouring rain. Also, someone stole Greg’s umbrella from in the hallway, which is terrible. I also managed to break my glasses (not unfixably, but still…) and I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to (had to bail on Owen because I was feeling so shitty… apologies; also didn’t see Ben at all). Meh. Now I’m sitting in the airport not wanting to leave.

Photos will be posted in Photos and Portraits later tonight once I get back.

Edit: Photos posted. Also, Zeke, it was 9 GB of JPEGs :) Yay photography!

Urgle

So *that’s* what it feels like to be slightly drunk.
Bumping into objects all the time while walking is interesting… it’s like puberty all over again.

Note to self: 3 drinks in under half an hour is probably a bad idea, just for future reference.

But whee, my company has the best all-hands meetings. Lots of tasty food and tons and tons of booze.
*goes off to let his liver detox*

Marketing

So whoever came up with this idea is brilliant…

Back in Pittsburgh, one time while shopping at Giant Eagle, I got a register coupon for some amount off one bottle of this new 100% juice stuff (I had been buying a lot of juice, stupid tracking buying habits). So I figured, “Eh, why not?” and bought a bottle the next time with the coupon, only to receive a coupon for slightly more than twice as much off two bottles of the same juice.
Naturally, I had to do it and, of course, when I did I got a coupon for slightly more than 1.5x off three bottles.

The same thing has been happening here at Safeway. Once while shopping I got a coupon for like $0.30 off one package of lean pockets. When I used it, I got a coupon for $0.75 off two packages of lean pockets. I am now in possession of a coupon for $1.25 off any three packages of lean pockets. Tricky tricky.

I’m half tempted to keep buying them just to see if/when they stop. Maybe I’ll get a coupon evenually for like $100 off 150 packages or something >_<

I think I’m going to be getting lean pockets again next time I shop.

Booze

Kevin’s birthday was awesome. Thank you :D

Drinks:
Rum and coke
Cosmopolitan
Tequila Sunrise
Melonball

The last of the four might be my new favorite drink. Tasty. I should order it again elsewhere.