This Weekend: Mixed Emotions, but I'm Mostly Sitting on My Ass
Yesterday was a good day as I had a bunch of friends over for a Halo FragFest. I think there was about 20 people here at one time, so there was a lot of bloodshed going on in the rooms. There was trash-talking, but mostly we get together to drink beer, eat crappy food and have fun.
Today I'm not in such a good mood. I found out that friends of Liz and I are pregnant. You know, it's hard to hear that news. On the one hand, we're very happy for them (for reasons that I won't get into here) and we hope everything goes well. On the other...well, I hate to say it, but I'm jealous. I'm angry. Not at them, but at the situation Liz and I are in. Adoption is a tough process. We don't know when we'll get a kid. And to see more and more of our friends extend their family...it's getting tougher all the time. 
So, I've basically been sitting on my ass this weekend, either playing Halo or trying to get my thoughts and emotions together. On a somewhat bright note, I beat my current Nurburgring time on PRG2 to 6:05.850, so I'm now at 139 (which will probably change as others improve their times, of course :) ). The best thing is now I beat a racer that I usually play against, BSmooth, who is at 144. It's always fun to go into a room with him and say, "Hey, check out the Ring scoreboard. Neener, neener, NEE...NER!!!" Of course, he'll go and beat my time, and then I beat his...it's a vicious cycle. I still haven't beat another fellow PGR2 racer I game with, UnshapedSpanky (yes, gamertags can get quite interesting), who's at 125 with a 6:05.530. So now I have to figure out how to shave 0.32 seconds off my time. The funny thing is that the best time overall is by a guy named nicholas0202, who has a 5:55.684. Unbelievable - he's a whole 10 seconds faster than what I can struggle to pull out of my ass. It is a nice feeling, though, to know that I have the 139th best time in history (as of today) on the Ring at PGR2. I can't say I'm the 139th best golfer in the world ;).
 I will say this - having a cat that's 1/2 Siamese is a good way to prepare for crying kids as he just...does...NOT...shut...up!! Great cat, very friendly, but man, he can be annoying when he wants attention.
* Posted at 07.18.2004 04:03:04 PM CST | Link *