An Early Christmas List

July is less than a week away, and we all know what that means.  Yes, that’s right, CHRISTMAS!!!  Okay, so actual Christmas is still a few months away, but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about it and the whole holiday season.

In fact, with the Steam Summer Sale in full swing I started thinking a little bit about some of my more material desires and figured that placing a timeline to acquire said goods at about Christmastime would be a good idea.  For one, I’ll have paid for a year of grad school by that point and won’t have to worry about making another payment for a few months, which means that I’ll have a very firm grasp of what finances I have and what I don’t.

So far, most of my list actually revolves around upgrading my current PC.  Right now I’m running a GTX 970, and have been since I built this rig around two years ago.  I love it and it more than suits my needs, but I think that the time is nearing when I spring for the GTX 1080.  I have friends who run the 1080 and they swear by it.  Also, I think that I’m going to look into getting another motherboard.  Not that there is anything wrong with mine at the moment, but in my experience motherboards are pretty fragile and I don’t want to be stranded without one for however long while a new one gets shipped.  Also, since I’ve fairly more experienced now with computers I should be able to get one that better suits my needs.  Right now I’m thinking of going with an MSI, but I haven’t actually done any research quite yet, so stay tuned for that.

Oh, and a tattoo.  I want a tattoo at Christmas.

More Money, Less Problems

The title may be misleading in that it implies that I have more money now, and therefore less problems.  However, quite the opposite is true.  As I am in the process of transitioning between a broke college student and a wildly successful Tony Stark wannabe, I’m finding that the middle phase is in fact me being a wildly broke Tony Stark wannabe.  This is not made better by the fact that I’ve lived here for all of two weeks, aND I ALREADY HAVE BILLS.

Like, what?  I came home on Monday and opened the mailbox and there were like 50 (actually it was six) letters!  Okay I’m exaggerating, I read them and they were all nice welcome letters from the people who will be back in two more weeks to take my money (go away, I don’t have any).

That leads into the segment, where I have to apologize for the condition of the blog at the moment.  So far I feel like it has mostly been about fitness and my search to become swole, but that wasn’t the intent when creating this blog.  I wanted to talk about art and science and travel and how all of those things can come together to create the human experience.  Unfortunately, modern society dictates that art, science, and travel all require money which, again, I do not have much of right now.  The gym, however, is free for me, so I can go there and talk about my experience there free of charge, also I enjoy that.

TL;DR:  The blog is gonna be about fitness until payday, then I’m buying robot parts and gonna make death machines.

Packed and Ready

So today was filled with two things:  packing and Mount & Blade:  Warband.  While I am equally excited about being able to say that I did both today, I had considerably more fun with one than I did the other.  As usual, my neat and organized style of packing devolved into me shoving whatever I had in my hand into whatever container it would fit in.  I blame the fact that I haven’t unpacked since I got home from college and therefore none of the stuff was organized, but honestly whenever I go to move next this will probably happen again.

In other news I’ve injured myself a total of 5 times over the last two days, at least by my count.  Last night I found three new scratches on my foot while taking a shower.  Since I have no idea where they came from, I can only assume that tiny ghost ninjas periodically sliced at my feet throughout the day, perhaps in retribution for my misunderstanding of Microsoft PowerPoint.  Another occurred today when I tried to hang a pair of pants and wound up breaking the hanger, consequently cutting my wrist.  The final (so far) injury occurred when I spun around too quickly and snagged my finger on a metal sculpture I had made years ago.

Here’s hoping that the ghost ninjas don’t return until I get to my new apartment!

Travel and Future

So this weekend I probably spent a combined 24 hours driving around.  From home to Orlando to back home to Pensacola to back home, I spent more time on the road than I normally like to  but every minute was worth it.  And I mean, seriously, I’m usually not tired after traveling, but this post was supposed to be made about 5 hours ago, but instead of that, I was passed out in bed.

Megacon was awesome, and it reinvigorated me with love for nerdom.  I met a man named James, and hopefully, James and I are going to help change the world for someone, little by little, but this isn’t the time for that.  I also met a Shoretrooper with the 501st.  If you don’t know what the 501st Legion is, stop here, go Google that, and come back.  I’ve been a fan of the 501st for years but never had the money to really start getting involved with them (again, go do research).  But I’m about a week away from starting my job now, and I’m happy to say that I’m more stoked than ever to get involved and start helping out!

Also, I bout this Dr. Fate comic that I really wanted for like $0.50, so that was cool.

Pensacola was fun too, and I’m glad that I got to spend Memorial Day Weekend with a lot of good friends.  If you haven’t seen the movie War Machine on Netflix yet, stop wasting your life.  It’s hilarious and raises a lot of good points about war and politics.

Like I said earlier, I’m about a week away from moving off to start my new job and as far as I know my new home won’t have a desk when I get there, so prepare yourselves to see some posts made from the floor of my new apartment!

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Why I’m here

Hi, everybody!  My name’s Winston.  I do stuff and things on the internet and, occasionally, in real life as well.  What I do often times do not have any real rhyme or reason, but I enjoy them.  I’ll probably post about some of the things that I do here, along with other things I create or enjoy.

I might also just decide to post about ideas that I have that come through my head.  I promise that this blog won’t have any real continuity to it.  One week may see the rise of deep thought exploring the meaning of human existence only to be followed on the next week with whatever item I saw online for half off and refused to control myself over.

Whatever happens, I hope you’ll decide to join me in my adventures to discover the unknown, my quests for knowledge, and my searches to figure out why humanity has made existence so complicated for itself.

Alternatively, I could just let this website sit around on the internet and take up precious space on a server somewhere.  We’ll see where this goes…