10 May 2006 

Footage of Mario and Metroid from the Floor at E3!!!

Oh man... drool.... no words, should have sent a poet ;-)

Super Mario Galaxy

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Zelda footage coming soon, but we are still waiting for some news on Super Smash Bros. Wii. Check back.

08 May 2006 

Too busy to blog?

This week is turning out to be just a bit too hectic to spend any time writing down my thoughts in earnest. I've got a couple entries floating around in my head, hopefully I'll be posting on them soon. I want to do an entry on an article I read about the Catholic church in China and the Vatican going to war with them and another about the new film United 93. Look for those in the next week or so. This week starts with a final tomorrow morning and ends with a paper due Friday afternoon and about a million things in between there. Only in college do they expect you to do 60% of your semesters work, tie up every lose in imaginable, and move out of your place all in the same week.

Anyway, check out my newest internet addiction: digg.com. And! E3 starts this week! I will definitely be posting my thoughts on Nintendo's press conference Tuesday night and I'll be linking to stories coming out of E3 all week. And I hate to say it but I think the Wii is growing on me. Audibly it is still dubious, but as a visual symbol it really works well, and who will care once we see the games. My last prediction for the Wii? A $199 launch in early September.

02 May 2006 

The Little moments...

These are the last few weeks of life as I know it. My last days as an undergrad in the dorms. My last days with all these people around that I've been privledged enough to know and call my friends. I will be here taking classes this summer, but I will never again live in a community like this. Probably won't use a bunkbed as my primary bed ever again. I won't have the oppurtunity to walk down the hall or upstairs at 2 in the morning and play Smash Brothers with someone else who can't sleep. I'm a little frightened of leaving this life, and a little scared of missing out on cashing in these last few weeks.

The last week or so I haven't been sleeping much. If you check the timestamps on these blogs you'll probably notice a lot of 4 and 5am entries. Something in me just doesn't want to go to bed. I know that these are the last days and I'm trying to soak them up. I remember my first night spent in the dorms... something like 5 years ago. Up all night, finally free of parents and siblings... under a new roof with little supervision. I stayed up until 3 or 4 in the morning, enjoying broadband internet for the first time in my life and getting used to my new room. Funny how things change but don't really get any different. I'm still doing that, and maybe more frequently than before. I know it can't last, and I'm prepared for that. Last summer I was in bed by 11 so frequently that it amazed myself, and I know that when that lifestyle makes itself needed I will adapt to it. But I will miss this. There's something about these early morning hours that just makes everything seem smaller.

I want to try these next 11 days to make the most of my remaining time. I want to stay up all night, have long talks with friends, go to the bars, cram 20 page papers into 3 days of solid work and generally just live life to it's fullest. I don't want to spend them cramming and studying and missing out on my last chance to connect with my good friends. Maybe I should be sleeping when they sleep then eh? I don't know. I don't know. I know that I will miss this. If it weren't for having to take the summer classes 'cause of my back, tomorrow would be my last class ever as an undergrad. I feel like I should chronicle that some way... take pictures, journal, something. I sort of realized this week that a lot of things are over. IV stuff has wound down. I've been to my last large group, small group and area prayer, all without really noticing. I've probably already seen several people that have become good acquaintences for the last time and didn't even know it. I don't want the significance of these things to be lost, but I don't want to mourn their passing either. I am excited for life after college. I am excited for working, for doing something practical, I am very excited about where things with Mary are headed. To me, a life where I can live in the same town as my girlfriend and see her everyday is like... a gift from God every day, and I can't wait for that stuff. But I will miss this life and these people. Very much.

01 May 2006 

Fame and coming soon... fortune?

I was recently editorialized in an article by Susan C. Thompson for a national newsmagazine on higher education, National Crosstalk. I think she did a pretty good job, there's a few inaccuracies, but all in all I was pleased. If you'd like to read it you can find it at the link below.

National Crosstalk, Spring 2006