You know how I said I wanted to go to Finland to study abroad? Well, I've finally done it. After two years of planning, I got onto a plane back in August (I am really terrible at keeping up with my blog). And since being here, I have made many Swedish-speaking Finnish friends, explored the towns, took a cruise on over to Stockholm, and so much more. I have been to sitz parties (so much better than the parties back home: there's food!), I have a pair of overalls with over a dozen patches ei
I finally got around to seeing Jurassic World, and I enjoyed it. When going to see it, my friend mentioned that it was along the lines of a soft-reboot, ie: new people, but the previous stories remain intact. The two points I want to focus on: the literal ending (how to do this without spoiling it... I'll figure that out), and the Brontosaurus scene. Brontosaurus scene: Absolutely heartbreaking scene. Borderline tears in my eyes watching that. It was like watching a family dog slowly fade
Due to visa issues, it looks like I'll be delaying studying abroad in Finland until the Spring 2015 semester. That leads to a whole set of other issues like graduating on time (more on that much later), but at this point, I don't care. i want to go to Finland. I'm not going to let anything get in my way of that.
So I got an e-mail a few days ago. This Fall, I will be studying abroad in Finland I have friends out in Finland who will help me out, and I have friends that studied abroad recently (though, they went to Ireland (How many people at my college went to Finland?)). Either way, I have a great support group for this. Of course, this means I'll have to resign from my LEN Vice-Presidency sooner than expected (Originally thought Finland would happen in the Spring), but I let the current
So the final episode of How I Met You Mother aired tonight. Everything was set up perfectly, and was executed perfectly. I loved this series, up until the last three minutes. Barney finally growing up, brought a tear to my eye. Everything afterwords just got me angry. I want to hear your thoughts: what did you think of the finale?
In the College Life: Since the semester ended, I've started going to the gym and I lost around 10-15 pounds, and I'm able to lift up to 90 pounds on weights (yeah, it's not much, but "The journey of a thousand miles..." and all that). I worked my college Orientation, and I liked it for the most part. Somebody lost their key on the football field, so my buddy and I went searching for it (keep in mind that this was in the dark). We turned up nothing. Went back to the Residence Hall, chugged down
After some serious talks with my friends, and despite my fear of flying, I am honestly considering studying abroad in Finland. Now this means I'll have to bump my GPA up to AT LEAST a 3.0, and that will be tough. But once that's finished, I'll do what I can to try and attend a semester in Finland. Now why Finland? 1) One of my friends is Finnish, and provided allot of info on the college that I would try to attend. 2) Not gonna lie, I want to meet foreign people (I know I can go to Can
So I find out a few days ago that my best friend won't be coming back to college for a semester. So, five days later, with only three days planning, I get some friends together and we do a road trip all the way from Central New York, all the way to Western Massachusetts. Around a three hour drive. Once we picked him up, we went to 99's and ate there (I had the Jammin' Crab, my friends had wings, and potatoe skins). We went to a local mall (where I finally found a Metal Gear Solid Foxhound T-
So I got my first semester of college done! Averaging out with a 2.74 GPA. I'd say I'm pretty happy with the grade, and I'll have nowhere else to go but up from here. Merry Christmas, and have a fantastic New Years. --Guy
Alright! August 28th, I started college. Right now, I'm taking five classes at a total of 13 credits. (I'll need 30 credits every year, or 15 per semester. I went into college with 3). The History Class is allot darker than anything I've taken in high school, so it's a nice refresher from all the sugarcoated history I was taught. The English class is interesting (partly because the teacher can keep our attention, partly because to the right of me are four girls haha). So far we've been doing
So from August 3-5, I was at the New York DeMolay Convention. It was a fun time. Friday, I showed up with a Captain America hoody and shirt (which soon after got me the nickname of Captain America). We held our State elections for Master Councilor, Deputy Master Councilor, Senior Councilor, Junior Councilor, and Sweetheart. Then after, we proceeded to eat pizza and play games, of which our Region won 3/4 times. Went back to where we were staying, I went to bed, I just passed out. Saturday,
I took a trip to Buffalo, New York, on June 11th, and met Marcus Luttrell at a book signing at Barnes and Noble. I read 'Lone Survivor' (if you haven't, go read it. It's a depressing read, but an amazing one. I shed man-tears at the end of it.), but I didn't bring it with me though (I let my friend borrow it. He didn't finish it. Or he did and he doesn't want to give it back). But I did bring his latest book 'Service' and I got that signed. I walked into the building, got in line, and saw hi
As of June 8, I officially graduated from High School. And now I have over a dozen graduation parties to go to today (I'm throwing mine in August, away from everyone else's). And on June 10, I will be in Albany at the Albany Comic Con. I might see some of you there, or not. Depends on what I find.
I got to go on the Senior Cruise with my NJROTC Unit Monday and today in Groton, CT. Despite the name, only NS3s (The Highest cadets in our unit can get up to) could go, and we didn't really go on a cruise. We did, however, go on a Submarine (an actual in-commission Sub (Today), and a museum (Monday)). The one in commission was so cramped I sucked in my gut in order to get through some areas, and I had a full stomach (BTW, if you're ever in that area, GET THE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER!). And th
Alright, so on April 20th (Happy belated birthday to George Takei, BTW), my NJROTC unit had our annual inspection. I was the first to greet the Inspector and direct him to our Instructors. Soon after, myself and the Inspector followed the CO into the gym. Now, being the Cadet Command Master Chief of my unit, I was very nervous (I mean, I probably lost a pound of bodyweight due to sweat). But once it got underway, and he inspected me (got an Outstanding on my uniform, BTW), I just wanted to give
So Guinness Book of World Records held a poll asking what were the top 50 video game endings of all time. The end result is this list: 50. Resident Evil 4 49. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic 48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time 47. Crysis 2 46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 45. Call of Duty: World at War 44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 43. Half-Life 2: Episode Tow 42. Super Metroid 41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 39. inFamous 38. F
I was at Barnes and Noble back in October. I was looking at the comic books, looking at whatever caught my eye. Then I find this one comic book, and from the corner, it had that look and a font that I would find in a World War Two propaganda poster. I picked it up, and it had The Red Skull on it. Being a fan of Captain America, and knowing who his nemesis is, I decided to pick it up, and get a little backstory on the guy. Even though it was the third in a series of five, I didn't believe I wou
I've been having a serious unexplainable nostalgia of wanting to play this game. Probably because of the soundtrack, but anyway... I need to get my hands on a copy again. I'm practically foaming at the mouth wanting to play it. Has anyone else felt like this for a video game, let alone a movie based video game?
Is it too hard for them to make a Star Wars video game that has an undisputed dark side victory? No redemption, no "I'm dead, but I at least kept the sith tradition alive!", and none of that "Evil has won... for now". I just want to play as a Sith, and have it actually be canon.
In the ending of Medal of Honor: Heroes, Col. Hargrove tells you that Sergeant John Baker is being transfered to the Pacific to aid Corporal Joseph Griffin in POW rescue raids.
Now, in that statement alone, there is a noticable flaw (of which is in bold). In Mission 6 of Medal of honor Rising Sun, titled Singapore Sling, Floyd (aka OSS Agent with sunglasses) says: "Take a seat, Sergeant Griffin." From there, the events of Medal of Honor Rising Sun takes place from March to July of 1944. MOH H