Hey don’t know how many of you are gamers, but I have bitten the bug hardcore since I got to play BurgerTime on the Atari2600… ANyway, for those of you that enjoy playing video games and would like to experience it on a scale not normally seen or heard of, I thought I would tell you about NetHeads.

If you’re a Broad Ripple junkie like I used to be, you would have seen it around for many years. It used to be right above the Brugge… however, they’ve moved north, and with their move, they’ve gotten a LOT bigger. 30 computers, 16 Xbox360s and a Wii! That’s right. All the gaming to your hearts content. I actually went their the day of my wedding just to get out some morning jitters before the big event.

Call of Duty, Counterstrike, Warcraft 3, F.E.A.R, Halo, Ages of Empires, Hellgate:London, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Madden09, Peggle, Sims, and many many more titles are on top-of-the-line systems. GeForce9800s anyone? Flat screen monitors aren’t little 15 inch screens, but 24 inch monsters!

I know that this won’t be a big thing for a lot of people, but NetHeads has always been a great way for me to spend some time enjoying my friends and kicking their ass in the games we choose. For some reason, I tend to have more fun there than even sometimes when I’m at home playing.

Give it a try… 1017 W Main St in Carmel. It’s my favorite place to be when I’m not working!

Hmm… not sure what to say about this one. I was listening to Disturbia today by Rhianna on my way home from Sbucks… if I didn’t say it earlier I decided to pick up a second job on top of the three that i currently have. Yes I say it that way cause it’s a second REAL job while the other 2 are not really jobs persay, but you get married and tell me that a wife and a house aren’t jobs?!? Fuck… they tend to be more of a job than my real work.

Annnyway…. I realized that I would so dance to that song. Yet, I’m wondering if there is some age where I’m suddenly going to be ‘that guy’. Currently if you’ve ever caught me out at LandSharks or The Vogue, you know I can dance. However, at some point, I’m wondering if I’ll ever become that guy that you look at and wonder why the hell he’s there. I remember when I was 21 and there was a guy who used to come to the Vogue… I would look at him and realize that he really didn’t ‘belong’ there. Not that I don’t believe that music truely is an expressive art and that it’s not all about getting some tail, but it just really didn’t make sense to me why he would be comign to the Vogue and not going to LuLu’s or something like that.

I wonder if there ever really is a cut-off or if it is more a “If you look the age, it’s ok”??

So I hurt my back a couple months ago. Didn’t think much of it till I started really hurting to the point of lying on the floor instead of in bed. So I go to the Chiropractor. Not that I trust them any more than I trust the local hypnotist(sorry if you are a hypnotist, I like you anyway), but the pain was bad enough that I was up for anything. Turns out I guess I’ve torn over 50 different spots on my ‘facia’ in the past 2 years. So the ‘doctor’ says that he needs to work these spots out as they’ve developed a pocket of lactic acid in them. Great ok. PAAIIIIN!!?!!?! A ton of it. Deep tissue masages are painful. Especially if they hit spots that are tender. Oh did I mention that the second visit included acupuncture(actually rather painless)?

The best part about it?

I’m on a freaking diet. I’m 6’0, and 175. I run a 6 min mile and can at any time do anywhere between 35-75 pushups and 50-100 situps. My cholesterol is decent and my blood pressure is good. In other words, I’m not a candidate for heart surgery any time soon. But the ‘doc’ wants me to go on this ‘anti-inflammatory’ diet to help reduce the swelling.

A list of items I can’t have:

Sugar
Beef
Pork
Sausage
Hot dogs
Oranges
Milk
Wheat
Rye
Ketchup
Mustard
Relish
Alcohol
Cheese

yep… pretty much veggies and chicken and fish.

So I have eaten a TON of chicken and lettuce with a vinagrette dressing.

I have NO idea how people sustain any form of life on this diet. I’ve gone from 5000 cal. a day to being constantly hungry and eating a TOn more. oh and I’ve lost 2 inches on my waist.

Fun fun fun fun fun.

Diets SUCK.

So I’m sitting in front of my computer sync’ing up my Centro with a ton of music and I’ve been thinking… music is probably the greatest thing to come out of the human race.

What crosses borders, genders, ethnicities, religions, any other divisions? Food? Well perhaps. But music has that extra ability to encourage, uplift, depress, evoke emotions. You sit down and you hear a song that you heard with your loved one and suddenly you feel those same emotions.

Suddenly it’s you and your ex’s ‘song’ and different feelings arise.

And then there is the message. From ‘Fuck the Police’ and ‘Fight for your right’, to ‘Amazing Grace’, music has a distict ability to reach out there and say what you really feel. Need to express yourself? There’s a song out there that will get close.

It continually amazes me to hear the new music that is coming out. Sure you have to search for it, but it’s there.

So for all of you that are already tired of listening to me ramble about how awesome music is… I’m sorry.

*starts singing Buckcherry’s “Sorry”*

(these are great lyrics for apologizing.)

Oh I had alot to say
Was thinking on my time away
I miss you and things weren’t the same
‘Cause everything inside it never comes out right
And when I see you cry it makes me wanna die.

I’m sorry i’m bad, i’m sorry i’m blue
I’m sorry about all the things I said to you
And I know I can’t take it back
I love how you kiss, I love all your sounds
And baby the way you make my world go ’round
And I just wanted to say i’m sorry.

This time I think i’m to blame
It’s harder to get through the days
We get older and blame turns to shame
‘Cause everything inside it never comes out right
And when I see you cry it makes me wanna die.

I’m sorry i’m bad, i’m sorry i’m blue
I’m sorry about all the things I said to you
And I know I can’t take it back
I love how you kiss, I love all your sounds
And baby the way you make my world go ’round
And I just wanted to say i’m sorry.

Every single day I think about how we came all this way
The sleepless nights and the tears you cried
It’s never too late to make it right
Oh yeah Sorry!

I’m sorry i’m bad, i’m sorry i’m blue
I’m sorry about all the things I said to you
And I know I can’t take it back
I love how you kiss, I love all your sounds
And baby the way you make my world go ’round
And I just wanted to say i’m sorry.
I’m sorry baby.
I’m sorry baby.
I’m sorry.

So the great Jack Thompson has come out again and said that the NIU shooting was about video games.

That’s right.

Not about the asshole being off of his meds. Not that he might have needed psychiatric help. Video Games.

As if counterstrike was set in a classroom. Perhaps if he played Guitar Hero instead he would come in and try to jam away at DragonForce and wow everyone with an awesome solo.

It’s comments like this that make me sad to be a human. Instead of recognizing a problem and working on fixing said cause, people jump to some innocuous scapegoat to fixiate their blame. Good job people. Perhaps next time we can sue McDonalds for making us fat…

Oh wait… that’s been done?

wha…

Meh, I’m going to go play some Theme Hospital so I can help people with their appendicitis.

~Nate

I’d like to thank the academy, my parents, my dog….

Oh and television, movies, games, and Mt. Dew for keeping me awake.

Nothing like not being able to sleep. First you sit on one side, then the other. Finally you get comfy and the dog decides to use you as a pillow. You get the dog in a comfortable spot and the wife moves. (Don’t you know I have to work in the morning?!?)

Why do people eat cream cheese?