Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So I wont be online tomorrow because of that damn April Fools Virus. I own a Mac but my grandma runs a PC and my internet is her internet so it's like damn. Today Jake and I played a little tennis for a quick work out, besides that nothing is really happening today. Oh I did get my Tent in the mail finally so that's a good thing. The guy promised me a $10 refund by monday but that was yesterday and I still have no money back. This guy is SOOO close to getting a really really bad user review.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Hey everyone today Jake and I played Halo 3 most of the night, mostly failing quite hard seeing as we aren't junkies like some people that play. We played a little Hacky Sack and soccer early too. I haven't done anything active almost all summer and to say the least it took a toll on me. On the way home from Jake's house I got pulled over for having a head light out I never even knew that head light was out so he let me go with a "just get it fixed no worries". The odd thing is he is the same exact cop that pulled me over a few weeks ago because I was apparently using brights. Those were fixed and I never had to pay a fine or anything. Sigh, I don't think I'll be driving at night ever again.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today Jake and I went out and saw Monsters vs Aliens and I Love You Man (again). MvA had sort of a dumb plot line and kinda sorta dumb characters for the most part but the actors pulled through and def made it worth it. I Love You Man is hilarious I recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tonight at 8:30 - 9:30pm is the world wide Earth Hour where you simply have to switch your lights off. How hard is that? I mean hell if you think you're going to be bored just use your laptop just unplug everything. I strongly encourage at least checking out the site that was linked above. It's a great time to read a book or just talk with friends and family I mean think about it great time to play a board game by candle light it could even be a romantic dinner. I know I'll be participating I hope you all do too.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I thought I'd give anyone a quick update about my backpacking seeing as I mentioned Isle Royale but really didn't go into ANY detail. For the last few months I've been using ebay to sell of my larger possessions I don't really use any more. I bought a large Expedition backpack through National Geographic but seeing as it's from NG it's mostly a camera bag so seeing as I don't need to carry a bunch of camera stuff I sold that and I sold my Magic the Gathering cards (childhood collection & memories). Between those two things and much a of small things I made enough for the gear ill be needing, my family keeps giving me little things too so that's helpful. My backpack is a Firefly from Outdoor Products. My sleeping bag is a three season sleeping bag from Meijer, I went meijer because it's quite a bit cheaper hope that doesn't come back and bite me in the ass. I bought my tent through ebay, it's a Eureka Apex 2. It is yellow, not exactly my favorite color but lets think about it this way if I'm lost and need something to signal with a bright yellow tent will help more than a dark green one. The buyer I bought it through is northernoutdoorsupply and I've been having some problems with them. I bought the item on Saturday and they say they use USPS and Priority shipping (2-3 days), it's day 6 not including Sunday. Today I asked where my tent was and they replied by saying they don't ship on Saturdays and that there is a 1-2 warehouse waiting period, according to this it should be here today. So I asked once again what was up with that and they replied by saying they looked into and were going to give me $10 back and I said okay because hell if I'm not going to get at least $10 back. I am currently still waiting for the $10 let's see if they follow through. I only a few more things including; Small light weight pan, Food (ill wait to buy that), Sleeping pad, rope & a plastic groundsheet for my tent. I estimate that I will have a few dollars left over which would be nice seeing as the Isle Royale entrance fee is $4 a day not including the ferry which will cost between $114 and $128.
Hey everyone I haven't said anything in quite sometime. So this might be one LONG update. We'll start from where I left off.
My schooling at KVCC went pretty good I got two A-'s and a D. I got the D in Russian History mostly because I stopped caring, yeah yeah I know that's a bad thing to do. Everything I was "learning" in Ethics and Ecology was just a repeat of what I had previously known it was to say the least the most boring semester of my life. I took this semester of because I don't have the money to continue to pay for myself. I'll be at Northern Michigan University on May 16th, my birthday, to start my summer semester.
So I ended up moving in with LaShay for quite a few months and things were going good at first but she ended up just not caring anymore. She was happy where she was in life and well to me that's not the life of an adult. Not saying that it's not okay for now it's just I'm the kind of person that needs to constantly better himself and she's the kind of person that almost seems to go the opposite way. She's a very nice person, she's just not my person. We broke up about a month ago and I moved out.
Since then I've been pretty bored trying to save money up for my trip to see my family in Sweden next year and trying to save money for my backpacking trip to Isle Royale this summer after my summer semester. I've gotten my backpack, tent, and most of my gear but I'm still lacking a few small things but that'll be okay. The big part will be paying for ferry across the lake onto Isle Royale but I currently have the funds for that. I also have to save up or at least figure out how to pay for the possibility to study abroad. It's a shame traveling is so expensive it's even worse that it's almost entirely plane tickets. Once in a place it never seems too bad if you're a smart shopper. If things went as good as possibly I'd want to go around the world when I graduate but that looks a little out of my reach as of right now seeing as ill be selling my car for the air fair to Australia if I do end up studying abroad. BUT we will see.