Hi everybody! It's been a while since I have written a journal. A lot has been going on in my life. I don't want to go into too much detail, but I will provide a small description for each situation.
Went Back to School
After taking a couple year from school, I decided to make the mature decision to go back to school. I felt like I was in a huge rut and was going no where in life. I decided to continue my Engineering degree with a focus in Bioengineering. The first semester back went really well and I got all As. My GPA is back up to a 3.75 and I am going to take one more year at my current school, maintain good grades and try to transfer to a better college. The top prospects that I am considering are: University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, and University of Texas. Wish me luck! I hope to be in a different city by this time next year.
I Got Picked To Be A PA Guardian Again
Once again, by the good graces of @SailorTweek, @Barbara, @Bethany and @sirNARVY, I was brought back onto the RTX Guardian squad. Even better, I will be retaining my title as a PA thanks to @kriss and @LoZelda. I will do my best to keep working my hardest to make sure that Staff and Attendees will have the best RTX experience possible. I can't wait to see and work with my friends and PA Family again. See you in a week! It's going to be a blast.
If you want to know who I was assigned to as a PA, take a good guess. He/she has been mentioned several times (not so discreetly by my team leads) over Twitter.
Getting Back Into Self Improvement
After getting into a bad cycle of eating poorly and not exercising daily, I am making an effort to get back into shape. I am not happy with the weight I have gained. I want to go back to around 200 lbs. I have started swimming on a daily basis for about 30 minute per day, doing daily sets of push-ups, sit-ups, bicep curls and etc. Only two weeks in and I am already beginning to see myself toning back into shape. It's not much, but it's progress.
Reading For Recreation
For most of my life, I have hated the idea of reading for recreation. I always found it to be too boring and found myself wanting to do other activities instead. Recently, that has changed. I'm not sure if it is due to me becoming more mature, but I find myself enjoying books more that playing video games. I have actually read three novels in the past six months and am on course to hit 5 by the time I get back from RTX.
Dungeons & Dragons
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me discuss D&D on a more frequent basis. Never in my entire life would I have imagined myself saying this, but I really enjoy playing D&D. The tabletop game is giving me the chance to role play on a much deeper level than I ever attained playing video games. It does help that I have a fun group of people with whom to play. I now play on a weekly basis and have gotten into the habit of following other people's campaign's. A good example is Critical Role. They are just really fun bunch of people to follow. Their characters are so vivid and their campaign is ridiculously fun to immerse yourself in. I would really recommend them.
Now, onto the other main topic I wish to share. I am going to be trying to sell a couple things that I have lying around in my place to raise money to buy a new computer for my house. I am wanting one because my current tech isn't able to perform at a desired level to what I need. I am going to try and upgrade my PC desktop computer to a better graphics card (if I can get it up and running again) and purchase a new laptop suitable for my engineering work AND gaming. I will update the list as I find more things as I find them, but the few that I have now are just taking up space. Here they are:
2012 Mac Pro Desktop- this baby has served me well, but as I continue to work on my Engineering degree, the less I use it. Plus, the Boot Camp version of Windows does not run well with the hardware, which is needed for almost all of my Engineering software.
- runs exceptionally well considering it's age
- 64 GB of RAM
- 2 TB HDD
- Thunderbolt ready
- 27" Retina Display
- I can supply a decent mouse to accompany it
-The computer will be inspected by Apple and wiped before shipping
Asking Price = $2500
Original Price = $5500
Mass Effect M8 Avenger Rifle - I purchased this a couple of years ago with the intention of placing it somewhere in my house, but as I got older and became more focused on making my house into more than a nerd den, I lost interest in displaying it.
- Still in Very Good condition
- I can even have a friend make a stand for you to mount it upon
- I still have the original box it shipped in
Asking Price = $200
Original Price = $600
Samsung Gear VR Headset - I bought this with the intention of using my Galaxy Note 4 for VR, but I grew less and less interested in using it that way.
- barely used
- works with any of the Samsung Galaxy or S7 phones
Asking Price = $80
Original Price = $100
An Unopened Copy of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for N64 - I purchased this baby four years ago at RTX from a collector.
- Good condition, same condition as I purchased it.
- Will provide a case for storage
Asking Price (with case) = $125
Original Price (sans case) = $150
If you are interested in purchasing any of these items from me, please message me either on here or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you could, please spread the word to other people. I am eager to get these item to proper owners that will utilize them.