egamer86

Male
from Maryland

  • Activity

    • Question of being in debt VS being poor

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      So just a general question for anyone who still watches me.

      Which would you prefer to do: Eliminate all your debt but have money in the bank, or completely pay it off and have very little in liquid assets?

      I ask because I chose the latter and paid off my new car loan instead of taking the money and doing something with it, like investing or splurging on something else. I personally love the feeling of never paying interest on any bills (except my mortgage but that's usually a lifelong thing), having near perfect credit, and never having to worry about collectors. That and there is a feeling of satisfaction in pissing off the banks because they don't get to make money off you. However, all my friends and colleagues think I should have found something with a larger interest rate than my loan and invested in it.

      Thoughts?

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    • Wonderful new year so far... /sarcasm

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      So I unwound over Christmas break which was awesome. No more depression = YAY! However, now that it's back to the grind and school has started up again, I am not liking life anymore yet again... I hate school! It is ruining my life!

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    • Why? Just why?

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      The world officially hates me and wants me to actually lose my mind.

      So I'm actively seeking help from a psychiatrist, but all the ones within 45 minutes are not accepting new patients. The ones I've called farther away are not returning my calls. It's like they are all still on vacation or something. It seems that I won't be able to get help before I leave again for yet another work trip next week, which all previous trips have only served to increase my stress and anxiety.

      It sucks when depression sets in and you know it and yet can't dig your way out.

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    • Sunny Cali here I come?

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      I've been rather apathetic and depressed this week about work. Dunno why. Oh well, I have only to suffer through the rest of today and a meeting tomorrow morning then I can have a weekend before I head out to the Roseville, CA area Sunday for a week and a half. Hopefully my demeanor will change because this emo shit has got to go, but I have nothing right now to be happy about.

      I am really looking forward to Anime USA in 2 weeks though. ^_^

      Side note: played the BSG board game last night and pulled off an amazing Cylon Leader victory after a rather epic (and long) game of skirting the losing line. Only good thing this week that has happened.

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    • Busy busy busy

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      Spent a week South Korea a couple weeks ago, I've got a week and a half in California starting Sunday. Then it's off to Germany for 2 weeks at the beginning of December, followed by a trip to Hawaii some time in January. All for work attending meetings and surveying buildings/rooms. On the plus side, I'm a Platinum Marriott and Diamond Hilton member. :-P

      I'm going to Anime USA in Washington DC the weekend of November 18th-20th with my girlfriend. I'm also going to actually visit my parents for the first time since New Year's this year on Thanksgiving.

      Who has time for school? Even if it is online, the time zone changing is really fracking with me...

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    • So good to be home

      7 years ago

      egamer86

      Been gone from home for a month. Didn't really have time to update anything. Bleh. It's nice to be back and living in the place that I continue to pay the mortgage for.

      Side note: South Korea is kinda fun. :-)
      The plane ride over is not. :-(

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    • One down...

      8 years ago

      egamer86

      Finished my first class last night for my online MBA program. Only a bunch more to go. Lol

      Side note: I'm really fighting my Android tablet and the auto correct. It is frustrating when compared to my iphone. Almost makes me wish I would have gotten an ipad instead. Almost.

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    • Irene was awesome

      8 years ago

      egamer86

      So I'll put this out front, there are still people around the country that are still without power and have had trees and such destroy property. It hit some areas pretty hard, so it's not really a laughing matter.

      Then there is my hurricane experience. First, I lost power while cooking lunch so I drove to a friend's place to cook some food. The storm was still no worse than a regular thunderstorm with a few gusts. Got soaked so I decided to play in the rain and wind a little bit before going back home. My girlfriend drove down 2 hours just to spend the weekend with me before the storm hit hard, which was awesome of her, even though I was worried the entire time until she got here. By this time, the storm was starting to pick up a bit as we went to a "natural disaster" party and drank to the hurricane and earthquake. We all got pretty messed up which was awesome. Drove back to my house in the middle of the storm with shit all over the place on the roads. Finally, I weathered out the rest of the storm cuddling with my girlfriend.

      The results: Earthquake hit. Wasn't concerned. None of the figures that I have on shelves and such were even tipped over, let alone fell.
      Hurricane hit. Lost power twice for no more than 2 hours each time. Cell tower close to my house was out until Sunday afternoon. No damage to the house found. Shed needs re-sided for the third time. Currently my house serves as a haven for my friends that don't have internet/power/running water.

      Final tally: Earthquake: 0, Sean: 1. Hurricane: 0, Sean: 1. I should even get bonus points since everyone keeps coming over.

      UPDATE: Everyone has power again finally. I guess I'm not sheltering people anymore now.

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    • So yeah... Earthquake then a hurricane

      8 years ago

      egamer86

      That 5.9 hit while I was in training in Virginia. We all just kind of looked around, shrugged and walked outside as per regulations. Walked back in 5 minutes later.

      I'm kind of worried about this whole hurricane deal. The predictions have been changing constantly and I'm not sure if my house is going to be washed out to sea, blown away, simply flooded, or just rained on. Slightly unnerving. Oh well. I'm staying at a friend's place that night farther inland anyway so I guess I'll find out the next day when I get home.

      On a side note, school is quite time consuming when added to my regular work load. I'd forgotten what it was like.

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    • I'm a student again

      8 years ago

      egamer86

      I just started my online EMBA on Monday, so for the next two years, my life is going to be work, school work, and travel. I am gearing up though for some overseas stuff. Dunno when or where yet, just that the boss says "Get a passport."

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  • About Me

  • Comments (1814)

    • BlueYoshi15

      9 years ago

      Unfortunately, registration ended a few days ago. You'll have to wait until March/April for the next season.

      With Crunchyroll revealing that they are going to "License" 13 shows for the Fall season, it has made things complicated regarding licensing points in FAL. Really agitating.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      "we'll see" cause she said she always has to work wednesdays and she does night shift
      so i just made sure to add "it doesn't have to be wednesday"

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      tis she is and she told me yesterday how she wants to see transformers so i asked her if she wants to go see it on wednesday

    • Lacrimosa

      10 years ago

      c u thar

    • BlueYoshi15

      10 years ago

      I'm waiting for WinD's version as well.

    • mdfq3

      10 years ago

      Sounds legit

    • Frostitute

      10 years ago

      Pretty awesome.
      I like Tyranids, alot.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      nice i'll have to remember that one when we go back

    • Killericon

      10 years ago

      Hahahahahaahahaha.

      Thanks, man. I love you guys.

    • Killericon

      10 years ago

      Things are going well. I'm breaking up with girl at King's because the girl back home, who has been driving me nuts for the past 2 years, turned out to be just as nuts about me. smiley0.gif

    • mdfq3

      10 years ago

      it would be for me too, but goddamn I'd beg for money (like I'm gonna do for Caltech)

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      man i wish i had two moniters

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Heh.... I can try to get 5 dollar mangas. But I am too lazy...

      Figurine
      I bet this is on your "wish list" :P

      Post edited 11/29/08 12:10PM

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      My local anime store. 2 of them shutdown, so I have to go to the one about 33 miles away. But it's not that far.

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Thats what I sorta heard so I bought that also..... It was 25% off MSRP.

    • Reincarnate

      10 years ago

      not really. Those hole were neccessary and after I get the final parts in and lock the lid down you won't really be able to notice it unless you're looking at the back of the thing.,

    • Reincarnate

      10 years ago

      Electoral College yes, the popular vote no. It was 50/50 in the popular vote.

    • Valacar

      10 years ago

      no.. I dont think there is anything that compares to this place. I.E. I went in right after posting my last journal, and I just walked in the door, and saw your comment. so 11 and a half hours, and there is no such thing as overtime for me..

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Do it! Do it! Do it!

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Ahh, thats cool. Now make all 6 of them and then wear each one every day. :P

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Then go as this one the next time around and take many pictures. :P But why is it green when in the actual character, its brownish....

    • stoneblade

      10 years ago

      well if you let me sign you up through the referal system you can still get us 100 points without having to donate

    • bobide

      10 years ago

      I was thinking I was in a 9 semester plan but my advisor seems to believe I can get it done in 8. I may back off to lighten the course load and actually get some good grades.

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      I think they are working in numerical order... Like coding each user into the automated milestone giver.... Don't ask me why, but right now, they are just being bad coders....

    • mdfq3

      10 years ago

      yes, but they are some that are over-the-top phallic.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      i think the last two i might i have played

      the first one i would get though is Sonic

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      the only hard part of getting some would be finding a place to buy them...........oh wait the internet duh smiley4.gif

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      u should send me some games smiley8.gif

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      what?
      that's the best i can do with google smiley0.gif

    • ChrisCaboose

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I noticed in your journal. And you will soon enough.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      thnx
      i can't wati to start
      i just want to get these two years out of the way so i can get into the UW

    • BlueYoshi15

      10 years ago

      That's ok. You can come back to this in 14 weeks time, when it finishes. Although, I might recommend that you use your bench anime if you have the time to swap them.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      guess i'll have to sign up & check it out

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      so that crunchyroll site
      i finally checked it out
      the stuff that it says is "under license"
      does that mean i need to be a member in order to watch them

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      As for ayu, stop touching her then. smiley0.gif
      Damn my laptop's mousepad is a little different from what i usually use, it has a multi-touch sensor and the pad is hard to configure.... but heck, it's still a good one.

    • FleetCommand

      10 years ago

      thnx now i'm going to be watching my back like every 5min
      >_>
      <_<

    • MCS117

      10 years ago

      Lol Right now Diridon, my older laptop needs 500 bux to do a replace on the motherboard, so once i get that amount of cash, ill fix him up right away. But right now, Nietono is gonna be my comp on the go. Spill resistant and shock sensor, it's a good computer.

    • Archanos

      11 years ago

      lol I would be using SQL implementations if my workplace wasn't stuck in the fucking 80's as far as software goes. smiley6.gif

    • BlueYoshi15

      11 years ago

      Also mentioned you and Decemius indirectly in the journal before that. xD

      Saw your post in the FAL reminder thread, and finally breathed a sigh of relief. I was close to giving up trying to persuade you. Once the rules for this season are posted (I'll remind you when that happens), and you have to choose your team of anime, I'll help out with any questions you have. The important thing in your case is that you don't have to watch the anime you chose.

    • BlueYoshi15

      11 years ago

      Trust me, with my agitation of failing to get people to join previous FAL seasons over the last 18 months, I'll continue to remind people when they need to check something FAL-related, cause I'm that desperate this time. For you, once you register, I'll only remind you to pick your team, and then you can forget about it for 14 weeks, and then you'll find out how you went.

    • Desert_Punk

      11 years ago

      Well it still sucks. Hope you can find another.

    • Reincarnate

      11 years ago

      Maybe next time I can find a way to make the system more efficient, while keeping the functionality of the keg itself intact.

    • FleetCommand

      11 years ago

      ya i'm not looking forward to those

    • mdfq3

      11 years ago

      The list of things that are great about her is quite vast:
      She's smart
      She's not batshit crazy
      She's not a trap
      ...

    • mdfq3

      11 years ago

      Touché.

    • mdfq3

      11 years ago

      not even, she's just so nerdy...

    • mdfq3

      11 years ago

      the MIT essay is lame too.

    • Reincarnate

      11 years ago

      I thought it would be 16 or 18 guage, it was 14. I did manage to cut through it with only 5 dremel cutoff wheels.

      Now for the real problem, when I cut the lid off the metal deformed.

    • Reincarnate

      11 years ago

      Have you tried installing gentoo on it (yes, i know it's a pain in teh ass, but it has worked for me where others have not).

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