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  • Activity

    • Hello

      3 years ago

      stew

      I doubt many read this anymore or check for me here anymore but if someone does, have a great day.

    • I am happy

      5 years ago

      stew

      It's Thanksgiving Eve and I'm at work. There's fuckall to do today since I work IT and the people who need my help aren't even here. I got bored and after wandering the endless waves of the net, wondered what's been going on around here. Despite all this, if my boos catches me here, which he won't (my own office, it's great) I would get chewed out even though he was buggering around earlier himself.

      So for the few who remember me or the few who will read this or the fewer who still care at this point and fewer still who are interested, what's been going on in my life? First of all, RedvsBlue, allow me a proper presentation. You have been a most gracious host in the time I've spent here and time longer I've been watching your videos. My true name, and to my knowledge, this is the first time I've revealed it to this audience, is Matt. I work tech support for a small appraisal company who will remain unnamed here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have been here for over two and a half years. I have lived in this city for over a year and a half and since I don't get out much still have no idea what's good locally. In the past year I gave up some old habits, I started working out, eating healthier and cooking even more often. I never cared much for fast food but now cook 95% of what I eat. Occasionally if I forget lunch, I'll go get a burrito or if my roommates are buying pizza, I am welcome to enjoy some as well. Exceptions can be made and still maintain a healthy diet. Thanks to my roommates owning a PS3 I was finally introduced to all the Metal Gear games this past winter and loved the depth of the story spanning the four games (haven't played Peace Walker or the other PSP one). One unpleasant side effect of working out for me at least, I didn't need to sleep as much, or slept less often. There's also that and combination of one roommate and his new girlfriend always busy at 3am with their late night activities. To pass the time, I started doing speed runs in Super Mario 3. My best time is still 15 minutes. The speed run eventually turned into weekend night drunken gaming binges where I would try playing Super Mario 3 in its entirety while doing shots and getting drunk. I never was able to finish it and would come to the next morning at late world 7 or early world 8 with hazy recollection of getting as far as I did.

      Life took a positive turn in June when I posted on a gaming forum on a workout site I joined asking if it would be worthwhile to pickup the Borderlands Bundle, which was both games and all dlc for 20 dollars. An acquaintance replied back saying she thinks it would be and would love someone to play with. We enjoyed BL2 but never finished it what with Steam Summersale and we both introduced each other to a multitude of fun games, with her pointing out many to me I missed out on and suggesting a lot of titles I have had much fun playing. July was a big haze of us playing Diablo 3 together most of the time when I was home from work and much to my surprise, we found each other to be pleasant company as we got to know one another better and she found me a laugh riot when I would play drunk. We traded skype info and numbers and only kept in touch more and more often to now where we regularly text on a daily basis when away from home computers. I've come to trust her and her me with things in our past and deeply personal histories we don't have an easy time talking about. We've now been back on wow and it caught me by surprise when she revealed to me the first time she was blowing off spending time with friends to play together with me, and this was not the first time this has happened since. It should be completely obvious to you reading this but I really like this girl and looking back, she's made this the best year I have had in quite some time. I won't reveal her name or location but I hope a 6 hour travel distance won't be too big of a problem looking forward from where I am now.

    • 5 years ago

      stew
    • Waffles

      5 years ago

      stew

      I feel like making waffles tonight.

    • Should be working

      5 years ago

      stew

      I just realized I check this site most often at work.

    • 5 years ago

      stew
    • 5 years ago

      stew

      I uploaded pictures of things I've made from scratch. Looking back, I have made most of those things many times since and I have a few things that never got photographed (the brownies because they didn't last long or the Snickers bars).

      I make everything from scratch when possible and have come to a realization that boxed mixes suck.

    • Food

      5 years ago

      stew

      So in an attempt to spend more time, or at least log in more, I think 'm going to start posting pictures of stuff I have been cooking. I've been learning to cook with free time outside of the workplace. It's a great skill; I make some delicious stuff, it's healthy, cost efficient and everyone enjoys what I create (so far). As a result, I am going to try sharing some things with you (I do mean specifically you, not that person to your left).

    • Where do you see yourself....

      6 years ago

      stew

      If someone asked me 5 years ago where I would see myself today, my answer would have been, I have no idea. Let's see that would be post summer '07. If I recall, I believe that is when I started taking advanced interest in IT support and was more willing to learn anything I could find at the help desk job I held back at my university.

      Now, I sit here in my office (yes an actual office and not a cubicle) enjoying the view of Pittsburgh from my building (15th floor) I find myself now holding the job my mentor in college had (he resigned for a better job two years after I graduated, I should really keep in touch better, he did ask how I was recently) where people are coming to me for help, or with questions. On a few occasions, some coworkers have asked for advice on what devices would be ideal for them. It's a good feeling and I have something resembling job satisfaction.... or whatever the proper term is, I dunno.

      Still available, ladies. Just saying.

      I have a steam account if anyone's up for playing some games: steamcommunity.com/id/schmuckman
      I also have a twitter account but really just use it for reading things, if you want that message me yours or leave it below.

    • 6 years ago

      stew

      I miss having friends who log on here frequently.

  • Comments (1122)

    • xxxBurzumxxx

      7 years ago

      I love that whole show. So funny and Brutal. Did you know the 4th season starts in April.

    • that_cow_guy

      7 years ago

      So to answer your question CBTA yeah that's been done for a while but I'm going back and fixing/rewriting it so it actually looks like a book instead of a script lol. And I need to finish that before I get to finishing Wanderer, but unfortunately other life thype things got in the way, but one of my friends and I got a book published!
      www.createspace.com/3538740
      He wrote it and I edited it and it is some awesome sci fi fantasy adventure type awesomeness! You should buy it.

    • spartfartmen

      8 years ago

      I love RDR

    • Arachnus

      8 years ago

      DUDE!!!


      THE GAME.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      I signed up on 2/11/05 in my computer apps class or some crap.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      whats the full name of it?

    • asscari

      9 years ago

      Her name is Scout. She's kind of a pain in the ass. haha

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      Oh yeah, you northerners pretty much live in snow burrows during winter huh? lol

      I have yet to experience a total whiteout blizzard though.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      That's what Ron was talking about earlier today.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      As of now, it's over. One of our hosts works ungodly hours and ron and i have not found the time to record an episode. Ron even took skype off his laptop. My guess is the move screwed us up and crap.

      I might want to take down the image.

      Seems like we start a lot of projects that don't get finished huh? :/

    • methusala35

      9 years ago

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    • that_cow_guy

      9 years ago

      It's just like an Indian casino, but with bikers.

    • that_cow_guy

      9 years ago

      Can do.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I lost all the goddamned scripts for the secret project, so now I'm having to rewrite them. I'm going to be moving anything I want saved into a portable hard drive to avoid further losses.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      I don't really care, but the slogans bugged me.

    • Reisgar42

      9 years ago

      I bought it yesterday morning and I've beaten it twice already. Once with orange and once with red. I'm planning on not stopping until I get all characters unlocked.

    • that_cow_guy

      9 years ago

      Indeed. I am, as they say, blind as a bat.

    • that_cow_guy

      9 years ago

      Yeah. There's a lot more to it then just that though. Go see it.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      these are actually things i've been trying to do since last year. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the new year as just another day.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      Well, you would know what you are doing with computers, not being an idiot you would usually get.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      That was great. Very fun to read.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      I like how I got owned 30 seconds into the podcast.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      Situational Awareness is ready.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      The only hard part is coming up with a different one each week. I mean, you can always just say "I beat the shit out of everyone to get what i want." but that wouldn't be very creative now would it?

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      ...How's about being the co-host? Just wondering.

    • imagamer27

      9 years ago

      I've got one planned to go up soon. I think you'll enjoy it.

    • GeneralHavoc

      9 years ago

      Not just yet. This is a bunch of my sideline gear; my extra stuff if you would. I gotta get rid of everything I possibly can before the 25th. However, if Mid-January rolls around and I've got no extra income, I'll have to sell off my main gear and markers in order to make my truck payment.

    • GeneralHavoc

      9 years ago

      LoL. I didn't either until I wanted to put on the Disney Digital file version of the Nightmare Before Christmas... that's when it all began.

    • GeneralHavoc

      9 years ago

      I've got an original launch Zune, and when it updated to 3.0, it had a brain spazam and wouldn't recognize marketplace. Then I had to call Zune Tech Support, you know, in India, for about 7 hours straight - I am not kidding, I was that pissed off that I waited - only to have their tech eff up my computer with some stupid proceedure I've never heard of that wiped out my network card which my fiance had to reboot.... TWICE! So I got really pissed off and told the tech thanks for loosing yet another customer and slammed the phone down.

      Now however, the dang thing works just fine, and can connect to Marketplace with no problem. Oh well. Wish I had more memory on it, but until it dies I'm not getting another one.

    • THEJACKAL09

      9 years ago

      I would say so. I am going to begin to bulk up with weightlifting. I would have no problem gaining weight as long as it's muscle and not fat.

    • SDVids

      10 years ago

      yeah i sometimes take things to the extreme.......not recommended

    • Reisgar42

      10 years ago

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    • Reisgar42

      10 years ago

      We've been under 15 degrees since Wednesday.

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      That's exactly why it confused me. They usually have to be an anime for a while, then get a game. But this one hasn't even been a manga for a full year!

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      I don't. I've had a bad experience.

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      Actually, no fire would have to used, blindfold the one who would tell it's a burning stick, and through the power of suggestion they will feel pain.

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      But nothing said on the internet is important.

    • that_cow_guy

      10 years ago

      Still haven't had much time to write. Got a snow day today, so I'll see what I can do.

    • Reisgar42

      10 years ago

      I know, I'm kidding.

      It's good.

    • Reisgar42

      10 years ago

      So you don't actually remember if it's autobiographical or not?

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      Yeah that was a dino in that picture. It was a Meg eating a T-Rex from the opening chapter of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      lol, You were pissed so I assumed you drank angrily and got shithammered until you couldn't operate a doorknob. I just thought you would have a monstrous hangover.

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      Soooo.....how was the hangover?

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      I would if I owned a 360, Fable 2, and a Xbox live account.

    • Reisgar42

      10 years ago

      So do I, but I can't find it anywhere.

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      hmmm, do you remember what that was supposed to be?

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      No locks, no safe, just a middle-aged man with 4 count'em FOUR kitchen knives. You there! what would you pay for it?

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      That makes sense. But still i'd like to try it.

    • imagamer27

      10 years ago

      2 people killing lots of people > 1 person killing lots of people

      It's simple math Stew.

    • THEJACKAL09

      10 years ago

      hahaha

      thanks.

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