7 years agoak_guy
7 years agoak_guy
Which quite honestly is a crap load of people in the world, and here I am complaining about the annoying complainers of the world. Or more realistically, the people of the Interwebz. I have been reading technology news from one place for many years and that place is Tom's Hardware Guide, www.tomshardware.com/us/ if you're in the US and I love the place. They provide me with quality news and insights to products and areas of technology I find relevant so I frequent the website quite frequently.
I have also taken to reading the comments people leave and to be quite honest, it's getting rather annoying. These people choose to read Tom's Hardware Guide on their own and read the articles they see, then complain about the article, why? Did any one person hold a gun to their head and make them read the article? Or even make them read an article they didn't want to read? No. They did it on their own, then complain about the article about something that Apple has done and to be quite honest, the company is almost everywhere. A lot of people have iPods, I personally have owned quite a few and I love them, then there are people who own iPhones or Mac computers or even the iPad.
These people complain that Toms Hardware Guide seems to have a bias towards Apple but it isn't a bias towards any one company. Like I said, Apple makes headlines, people love or want to hear about the up and coming Apple product and who doesn't want to know about the new iPhone? Or the iPhone 4 as it is, I know I do. The, "Smart Phone" market is such a competitive place, it's always interesting to see what each company will do and most companies try to outshine the iPhone since it's one of the hottest phones on the market, ever since it came out.
I know the solution to not get annoyed by these people who complain is to not read the comments, but the comments have some great insight every once in a while as well, so I will just have to put up with the general bitchiness of people who dislike Apple. In all fairness, Tom's Hardware has offered a solution so when people go to the website, they won't see any Apple related articles, but people obviously haven't taken that option or just like to complain. Either way, it can get to the point where you get annoyed with going to the site, but I don't think I'll ever stop reading news from there, I just won't read the comments for the most part.
8 years agoak_guy
So, I get on Facebook more than on here, which some people are very, "Fuck Facebook, RvB is better" and while I must admit that I do enjoy the Red Vs Blue site, I also enjoy Facebook so I had a conversation via status update where we made a snow day seem dirty when it really wasn't.
Julie's status: It's starting to STICK! :D ok I was really doubtful but I'm starting to get a bit excited. It's sooo preeettttttyyy
Lobo: It's gonna be awesome
Julie: I hope so
Me: I take it you're talking about snow
Julie: yep :) I know you can't relate, but it never snows here. on average probably one day out of the year. so this is big. haha
Me: Why yes, yes it is big... oh! You're talking about the snow sticking :-P
Yes, I know that was horrible but oh well. I really hope the snow sticks! :)
Julie: it is. it's getting pretty thick too. no comments!
Me: The thickness is one of its greatest features >.>
Julie: most def. it really makes me want to lie on my back.
Me: Or go for a long ride... a sled ride that is
Julie: hahahahah it's just so wet though. very slippery.
Me: It can get pretty rough too, but ultimately it is well worth it and very fun when all is said and done.
Julie: unless there's an accident
Me: Yeah, tearing a hole in the sled can be pretty dangerous.
Julie: lol or just going too fast
Me: Yeah, then the ride is over before you can truly enjoy it. Lame
Me: Or if you're not careful you can get that white stuff ALL OVER YOUR FACE
Julie: hahahaha you're horrible
Me: I must admit though, this has been one of the funnest conversations I've had all day, having to come up with different ways to make a snow day seem dirty when it really isn't.
Julie: yeah lol I love those kinds of conversations
Lobo: I haven't laughed this much all day. This guy is a genius.
Now, what's funny about the, "ALL OVER YOUR FACE" comment is her brother constantly logs in or uses her account when she doesn't log out and when he trolls her account he writes the same status update, "Its all over my face!" so I figured that'd be the best time to put that in there.
I did some searching throughout the thread and didn't notice anyone had created a thread for John Green or any of his books. If anyone did, I didn't find it but the forum and site are spazzing for me and sometimes the search actually doesn't go through.
So, has anyone had the chance to read anything from this amazing author? I stumbled upon his book Looking for Alaska one day as I was walking around the book store trying to find something new to read when I came across a table of, "banned books" table and saw this book called, "Looking for Alaska" and it caught my eye since I, for 1) live in Alaska, 2) I enjoy, "banned books" now 3) this isn't a discussion of banned books but that's just where I found it. I decided it seemed like it could be an interesting book and I had truly wondered why it would be, "banned" since it's supposed to be a book for young adults, or teens then I read the description beneath the book and found out why.
I personally don't think it's that bad, it could be worse and it doesn't get into anything very detailed or graphic, but a lot of parents complained because the book dealt with teenage sexuality, or curiosity and teenage drinking and smoking, but it's not like the kids in the book were doing it and to be honest their, "parties" were actually quite lame in comparison to how things were when I was in high school so I bought it and ended up loving the book.
I read it in a little over a day, I would've finished it faster but work got in the way, but after that I bought the other two books from John Green, one is An Abundance of Katherines and the last one is Paper Towns. An Abundance of Katherines is probably his weakest book of the three but still pretty decent and if you haven't read anything from John Green I highly recommend checking him out.
Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
8 years agoak_guy
What shall I do with my life? I don't know, I know what I'd like to do, but the chances of that happening are fairly slim at times so I'll know in the next few months. I do know that soon I'll be going back to school, finishing up my IT degree and getting a degree in business, sounds like it could be fun. I know I want to be my own boss, I hate answering to other people, I know what I'm doing so just let me do it. Oh well, time to go home and eat and see if my girlfriend calls me or if she's just pissed at me again.
8 years agoak_guy
(I'll miss that sweater)
Now, this may seem a little silly, I've talked to other people about this as well, so if you're reading this again Mary, sorry you got another dose of it. I recently lost a huge part of my life, it didn't make a huge impact for anyone else but me.
I have had this fantastic sweater, it's one I got for my birthday while I was going to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. At that time in my life, I really didn't feel that loved, I had hurt someone close to me actually, so I wasn't feeling my greatest. Everything in my life was changing and I wasn't going to stop it, but I was also in a point in my life where there weren't many constant aspects to my life. I had a pretty rough childhood to be quite honest, but I generally don't focus on that, but it does play a role in this story.
There was a couple who worked at the school I went to and graduated from. Bob and Glenda are their names and I had been in band since the 6th grade, I couldn't wait to get out of 5th grade actually to move into band. Bob has been a huge part of my life for many reasons, being my band director was one of them. Then over the years, he became an even larger part of my life, he had saved me from myself by being the stern aspect that I really needed. I became depressed over the years of living a pretty rough life and he showed me the potential that I had and never gave up on me. He worked with me, even though I was a pain in the ass, but he never gave up. He'd leave the middle of his class to come pick me up and make sure I made it to school, he helped me out on band trips, so did Glenda. They let me study at their house, do my missed homework at their place and they fed me dinners quite a few nights. I was spending so much time with them, they became the parents I never had and I love them greatly for it. They made sure I, who I didn't think they needed to waste their time on, didn't waste my potential. They made sure I graduated, they made sure I made it into college, they made sure I had essential things I couldn't provide for myself being a young kid.
As I write this, I feel as if I let them down the past few years, all the hard work they did to make sure I could succeed. It's not that I wanted to let them down, but I felt robbed of a childhood and was childish and immature for quite some time, but I'm past that now and it took the loss of that sweater to wake me up. I had lost it while I was out drinking, sadly to say, but that sweater held a great part of my life because I got it on my 21st birthday. From two of the greatest influences in my life who made me realize that I was very loved, who never let me down. They made me realize so many things I probably should have known but didn't. I was so wrapped up, so lost in feeling sorry for myself I almost let myself waste so much.
I remember thinking that my 21st birthday was one of the best I've had in a very long time. It started off with a phone call from my brother Ed, he had been helping some people move and was denied access back through Canada to get back to Juneau, so he hitchhiked up to Fairbanks in the miserable cold of the back of a truck to see me on my birthday. Which I'm very thankful to even until today, then later I got a carepackage in the mail from Bob and Glenda, that had pants, sweaters, food, oh God was I thankful for that food then, the UAF food was horrible, and a birthday card and some money. I remember going through the two sweaters and picking one because it was comfortable and warm and from that day, I have worn that sweater ever since. Through snow, miserable below 0 weather, rain, and sunshine. Now I have lost that sweater and I feel like a huge part of my life is gone, that sweater was the most constant thing I've had these past few years.
I have also realized I need to get back to college and to finish my IT degree or something. I need to become the responsible person I once was years ago, I need to stop being childish and get over myself and that's my plan. I had been talking to a wonderful girl I met a little while back named Becca who has offered to help me get some funding so I can go back to school and this time I won't screw it up, I'll work towards my degree because I'm going to be 25 soon and I can no longer afford to be childish and I need to stop assuming the world owes me something when it really doesn't.
Even though I'll miss my sweater, it has made me realize how stupid I have been since I've gotten it. I cried a little because I lost it, but like I said, it has a lot to it, it also has the fact that it's been with me every day since I've gotten it. If I get it back, that'll be fantastic, it'll be a reminder of what I need to do in life now. It's odd how God and things work, but I'm ready to get over myself and start living a life worthy of the help I received throughout my childhood. Thank you Bob and Glenda, thank you Ed for showing up when you did. Thanks to everyone in my life who has helped me in my life when I really needed it. Chris and Gordon, my mom and dad, Pat, Frank, Ralph, Jaren, Ben and Stephanie. Robert and Brenda are two I owe a huge thanks to as well, even though they don't have a Red vs Blue account because they're too young, they helped me realize a lot about myself as well. I have some amazing people in my life, even if I haven't mentioned you yet, there is no specific order to anything. Mary, Lizz, Trish, everyone. I can't believe I forgot to mention God. I am ready to be a man worthy of all your love, for all the contributions you've made to make me who I am. I love you and thank you with all my heart.
8 years agoak_guy
I seriously have the most amazing girlfriend in the history of the world. At least in the history of all my girlfriends, I finally found one that isn't crazy, one who is extremely smart, funny, albeit a bit dorky, caring. She's very beautiful and I couldn't ask for more in anyway.
8 years agoak_guy
If your voice were a flavor of ice cream, what would it be? Would it be regular, churned ice cream, or soft ice cream? Mainly the flavor is what is important. I ask because my girlfriend had a dream her voice was a flavor of ice cream, so she asked me what I thought the flavor of her voice would be. She told me mine would be, "Death by Chocolate" because it's very deep, rich and a lot of girls seem to like my voice. So, any replies, if at all, would be great. If you don't know, ask someone. Yes, it's kind of odd, but I thought it was interesting.
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