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I'm now 9/10 of the way to my ultimate goal of 100,000 gamerscore. It's been over 4 years since my first achievement
sucked me into this madness, and now a Pac Man game for Windows Phone achievement
has put me 10 full retail games away from a milestone worth quitting for. I'm hoping Lila will finally break me of this addiction, but in reality I know it will always haunt me, well beyond the 100k score. I just wanted the Xbox for a simple media center extender, playing that first game doomed me to a life of servitude under the great banner of gamerscore.
Today is the day I finally order my Focus ST
. My 13 year old Cougar
has been showing it's age for some time, but I refused to buy a naturally aspirated car and the current forced induction vehicles on the market did nothing for me. Enter the Focus ST rumors almost a year ago to which I clung desperately. While a huge fan of the new Focus when it launched last year, I knew I'd need more than the 160hp the standard engine produced, and I wasn't keen on another aftermarket option
, so the ST became my new fanboy obsession. After spotty reports of vehicle testing, tuning, and engineering sign off I'm finally on the precipice of greatness.UPDATE:
It's official, I'm all ordered up and in the queue
My love of benchmarking, which has given me so much nerd ego boosting over the years, was at an impasse with my Windows Phones
. While web-based benchmarks assure me my browser is sub-par, I was at an impasse for deeper hardware comparisons. Today, AnTuTu benchmark
(yes, also hilarious) launched on Windows Phone, and it allows me to compare with fandroids (albeit not EXACTLY as they mention WP7 doesn't support all the same procedures for testing). Regardless, I can now get crushed by all kinds of dual-core wielding phones that should easily outdo my numbers
. The built-in "different algorithim than you" excuse has me covered if I lose.UPDATE:
Excuse has already been used, Marco kicked my ass
Driving home from work today, I decided it was time to start documenting the burned out buildings I enjoy on my motorcycle commute. The motorcycle is uniquely suited to this task since I could pull up onto a sidwalk, take my shot, and get away before the homeless zombies had a chance to react to my presence. As usual during my odd projects, first John then Tom passed me while I was taking the shots, with Tom pulling off the road and waiting to make sure I wasn't in any trouble (because what kind of nut takes photos of burned out buildings). Despite giving the impression I'm mentally divergent, I think the end result is a good perusal.
With the AIM team being laid off
, and the fact that I only actively talk with 3 people on the service it's time to switch to Google Talk. It already tries to muscle it's way into my Gmail, G+ and Google search so I might as well just bend over and take it willingly instead of search for another alternative.
As my anticipation for the Focus ST
grows, so does my daily news search for anything related to it. Today I was rewarded with this possible order sheet
for my dream vehicle and immediately contacted my dealer to see if they also had it. Of course they had no idea what I was talking about and probably contacted security, but I sent them my choices based on the leaked form anyway.
With my recent health screen fail
I've started considering diet drinks despite my hatred of them. Pepsi has almost perfect timing with their "half-diet half regular" Pepsi NEXT. While I'd prefer a Mountain Dew NEXT the non-ass flavor of this one isn't bad. You still get the ass after taste, but for almost half the calories I'm trialing it. This may be my gateway drug to the Pepsi MAX zero calorie which will ultimately be the cause of my liver cancer in 2017.
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Lila decided to help me with my weekly eBay shipping and even offered to auction herself off for extra money. I thanked her and explained the gesture was commendable but unfortunately illegal. Knowing how obsessed I am with making extra money she was initially sad, but I reminded her that by not being sold she could continue to live with me and surprisingly that made her happy again.