A Really Good Day

I woke up yesterday knowing there were places I needed to go and peoples I needed to see. But I really had no idea just what kind of day it would turn out to be. It had the recipe and all the fixins to be a great day but I’m no chef and sometimes when you put too many ingredients together you end up with a sticky plate of mush.

I started the day with 2 eggs and potato pancakes, mixed those with a little girlfriend and a dash of ‘who the hell is justin bieber?’ and we were off to a good start. As the breakfast slowly snaked its way through our mazey intestines we stopped off at my house to download an expansion for a  360 game while it was still on sale. We had some time to kill so while HES became engrossed in a book about making her boyfriend happy (I don’t really know what it was about, but I assume that’s what she’s readying about) I decided to play a few games on the ‘box. After a 20 minute struggle in Toy Soldiers I finally beat the level I had been stuck on for days. Woot, high fives all around. Since there were a few minute left to spare I popped in Battlefield 2 BC2 and proceeded to Rambo the other team into oblivion. This was only a taste of things to come…but more on that later.

After the brief gaming interlude we packed up our things and headed over to Kat’s house to watch the Blazer game. She cooked up more food than a nagging non-kosher Jewish mother. Non-kosher because of the pulled pork tacos and crab won-tons. Nevertheless, delicious and really there was little to no nagging. The Blazer game was incredible! If you live in Oregon and didn’t watch the game, what the hell is wrong with you? Kat gave me a whole recliner to sit in but I only needed the edge. The game kept me on my tailbone my stomach twisted. Brandon Roy came back and surprised everyone, the Blazers decided to show up and play basketball and in the end we won! High fives all around for the second time in the day.

I left Kat’s house on a happy high while I made my way to Phil’s house so I could testify. He was complaining about how he was famished since he hadn’t eaten for 45 minutes so I picked him up some Arby’s to stuff in his yapper. Andy and Liz were in his living room when I arrived so we had a nice mini-GFU reunion. Rockband was fired up and it lasted about 3 minutes before his crappy bass pedal broke on the drum set. Not to be outdone, Andy and I set out to fix it using airplane epoxy and our intuitive wit. While we let the pedal set we returned to our rockin and had to use strategy to make it through songs as the drummer would always be in the red since he missed so many bass pedal notes. After we determined the bass pedal was again ready for action we hooked it back up and tried to play Jimi Hendrix’ ‘Bold As Love’ I say try because it was only 2 minutes before Phil’s hammertoes managed to break the pedal again. My favorite Testify song was the only song left and so we finished up the night shaking the walls to Rage Against The Machine. Totally awesome, and a round of high fives for the 3rd time in the day.

I took HES home so she could get to bed before a Sunday morning shift. After dropping her off I came home and thought my super great day was coming to a close. But then I remembered that I had some cookies so I ate a bunch of those while I caught up on the news of the world and tried to decide if I wanted to watch a movie, play games, play guitar or go to bed. I decided to fire up the 360 and see if any games would pique my interest. I was bopping around the dashboard for only 3 minutes before an old college friend, we’ll call him “loobs” jumped on and invited me to Bad Company 2. I figured I’ll play for a little while and then head to bed.

We met up in the game, formed a squad and strategized to beat the other team. In this game you work together with your team against other online players to take and hold positions on the map. You can play 1 of 4 classes all with unique abilities. Assault, Medic, Engineer, Recon. Assault throws out more bullets for your team, Medic heals people and brings them back to life with defibs, Engineer has the ability to destroy or repair tanks and Recon….well recon is supposed to go out and spot where the enemy is and take out heavy armor but if you’re like most people in the game you simply put on a monkey suit and wait in the bushes to snipe a few bad guys in the process of barely helping your team. I don’t know if we were just lucky or the stars were aligned to give me the perfect Saturday but I played the greatest games I have ever played. We didn’t lose a single game, I went the entire time dying only once or twice (that is unheard of in these types of games) and each time loobs and I were at the very top of the player list. Usually our games are full of so much frustration we’re not even sure why we play. We played for 2.5 hour and during the final hour I had to pee so bad but I wasn’t willing to stop the roll we were on. Finally my fatigue and urine caught up to me and I had to quit out, but not before sending cyber-high fives to loobs and giving myself a pat on the back.

I fell into bed and as sleep quickly took over, my mind raced through the day indexing all the silly memories for a later time. I rolled onto my sleeping side and thought “Damn, what a fine day it was”.

1 Comment »

  1. mego said,

    April 26, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    what a great day! i didn’t watch the game, and nothing’s the matter with me ;).

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