Over one year later... posted 12/26/2014 6:47:45 PM
...I decide to make a new blog...which will probably remain for a long time as well.
Anyway...it's no secret I'm not as active on this site as I used to be but I still drop by from time to time.
In March of this year I shipped off to boot camp to join the United States Navy. I'm currently attending school in Pensacola, FL and won't be done with all my schooling until next Summer or even early Fall of 2015. After that I'll go to the fleet, on some ship traveling the high seas, doing my job. But until then it's just school and training for me.
And that's all I have to say about that. I'm not going to get into any specifics for basic security reasons but life is good, not as depressing as I said it was last blog I made. I've got a goal I'm working towards...granted it is a long process but it is a goal I'm working towards nonetheless.
Also I'm back on XBL. Hit me up if you want to play some Halo I've got a lot of free time these days.
There is no doubt I have been extremely inactive these days. After I left college and moved back home I kinda fell into a little depression...nothing serious but just had no ambition to reach out to some people I used to hang out with or do anything really except work out and stuff. After I left my life and my friends everything else back home just felt, and still feels just...boring. I started working at my old job too so there's that and I'm just doing that until I join the Navy.
But I figured I'd make this blog before I end up not signing in for a long time again, I don't really see myself coming here at all really that much anymore.
A lot of fun times have been had here though and those of you I used to play Halo with, good times indeed. I'll never forget that.
Thank you Cheat Happens posted 8/10/2013 10:17:53 AM
The other day I took the ASVAB for the Navy and scored an 82. My line scores qualified me for every job except for Nukes (those who go to Nuclear Power School) and CM, which stands for Construction Mechanic, I think...
The ASVAB is a test everyone takes when they join the service here in America, regardless of the branch (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard) and it is basically a test of your knowledge of subjects such as math, general science, word knowledge and other fields such as auto mechanics.
Anyway, there were a few questions on one section that had to do with computers and networks that I know for certain I would not have known the correct answer if it were not for what I have learned about computers and whatnot during my time here on Cheat Happens. For all I know those right answers gave me the points I needed to get the scores I needed, so for that I thank you.
Yeah! Tough Mudder was a huge success! We had a blast! It was much better than the last time, too. The weather was perfect, overall I was in much better shape so I ran most of the time. My left calf started cramping at the half way point, unfortunately so the second half was slightly more challenging than it would have been with two non-cramped calves. I wasn't even tired or sore afterwards, however, the right side of my groin started acting up but it wasn't a big deal.
If you didn't know, six of us made a 8.5 hour drive down to Augusta, Georgia where our hotel was. The even was about an hour West of that location in Washington, Georgia. We woke up at 6am and started at 9:40. Took about 3.5 hours to complete.
All the obstacles were so much fun...even getting shocked by Electric Eel and Electro shock Therapy. Arctic Enema wasn't even that bad! Other obstacles jumping over fire into 9 or so feet of muddy water. Crawling through lots of mud under barb wire. Crawling through water with our backs towards the ground and a cage above us so we glided through without touching the bottom in the cold water. Mud mile was a touch one though because the water was so cold...it wasn't an actual mile though but we had to climb over a bunch of hills repeatedly and then go back into pools of cold, muddy water. They should have called that one the ball-shrinker! And then there was Everest where you had to run up a slope and then have people help you up. There were a bunch of other obstacles too that were a lot of fun and then just running through the forest getting all muddy and dirty was a blast.
If anyone is looking for a physical and mental challenge I would highly recommend this event, its a lot of fun!
In case you are wondering what is going on with my life right now...
I'm currently in my last semester of school...forever! Masters degree from Criminal Justice. I'm writing my thesis on Juvenile Delinquency and how negative influences lead to delinquency, pulling heavily from criminological theories I have studied so far. Anyway, that is due late April...it is now mid-February so I should get started on that.
I'm also making pizzas, part time and delivering the school's newspaper every Wednesday which brings in a little extra cash. I have yet to get paid for delivering the papers though! Grr...
So between working out, going to work and working on school work I've been keeping myself quite busy. Life is all about work, huh? Not bad, in my opinion. I've been trying to look on the positive side of everything lately, and I like it, it has made me a happier person. Abraham Lincoln once said that our lives are only as happy as our minds make them to be. Not sure if that is the exact quote but it goes like that. Basically what he is saying is that if we look at the world negatively, we will be a negative and unhappy person. Vice versa for being positive! So yes, my life does involve a lot of work, but I'm happy that I have a job, happy that I am in school and happy that I have the health and strength to work out!
Can't say I really play video games all that much anymore. I have been playing a little bit of Call of Duty multi-player here and there for a few matches but then getting tired of it. Haha I can remember not too long ago, last semester when I could play video games and sit in front of the TV for a lot longer than that! Not sure what changed but I can't do that anymore.