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Is it Halloween yet?

2013-07-20 21:04:32 by SevenSeize
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Time to update my newspost. What have you good chaps been up to? I just made smores. They were delicious.

If you haven't been over to pox's lately, you should go. At the poxbox he has some super hot, uncensored pics of Chicago up, and other things you just can't find anywhere else online.

Road of the Dead 2 is out now, so I have plans lined up for my weekend. I'm waiting for Wasteland 2, and as much as I sexually love Brian Fargo and the rest of the inXile team, I am not donating 250 bucks on the premise that I may not actually get the items in question. But once they have all of their kinks ironed out, you are damn right I will pay 250 bucks for a signed copy of their game.

Nothing else too exciting going on in my life. work work work work work.

Here's a picture:

Is it Halloween yet?


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VicariousEVicariousE

2013-11-03 15:54:00

Haha, hey thanks :) Wish I could do more to get things ready, but my sis is the executrix... and has management exp (and 18+ years on me), along with my brother, so by default, that makes me blue collar dimshits :p It's a fuster cluck, but the vast majority has been picked through.

I used to run a tight ship when I was part of a team - no one should waste their efforts, or proceed without at least a little info.... Auctioneer will be here tomorrow, and hopefully the ambiguity will cease. 5 days to shift a few tons by hand, and they're only bringing 4 guys to help... hmm


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-11-03 13:39:53

:P 30 years (or more) of my Pop's belongings are getting auctioned off here on the farm, this coming Saturday... and I have nowhere to put the stuff I need to keep the farm going (materials, torch, etc.)

So, emotionally, in the dumper. It's hard sticking up for my old man, now that he's dead :| He hoarded mostly tools, and many of them kept us in work, while my older brother and sister were on the West coast, living the life, getting mortgages, divorced married... while I stayed and worked construction and the farm. After the auction, the farm's going up for sale, but still has to be kept as a farm, till the deed is done.

And everyone's like, "Where are you going afterwards?" Fucking Mongolia, how am I supposed to know?

SevenSeize responds:

:-( :-( I'm sorry dear.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-10-31 02:14:59

How's your ticker doing lately? Does anything get easier with age?

SevenSeize responds:

I'm still alive. Nothing is easier yet. How are you good sir?


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-29 17:10:06

Ah, now I didn't know that, till a few years ago! Still haven't finished Fallout 2 :( it bummed me out that I didn't have a PC to run a better game, while playing it... still haven't gotten around to buying the gizmos to make a better PC yet... dying to play Mass Effect.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-29 16:56:37

There were recipes?! Oh well, I have the game disk, and the pdf for the handbook is on it.

DYK, there are 2 text walk-throughs for Fallout... that were written this century? One is an interesting character creation guide (for bad karma), the other tells of a 'shortcut' where, instead of venturing to the nearest village or vault, you go dead West, and get captured just inside the super mutants military base? Ah, here tis http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/197289-fallout/faqs/41841

SevenSeize responds:

In Fallout one, it's pretty easy to get "captured" and brought to the military base early in the game.

In Fallout 2, you can also do a speedrun where you go straight to Navarro. It's hard though because you have to reload every single time you random encounter the enclave. But I have done it, and it's fun to play the game with a gauss rifle and power armor right from the start up.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-25 09:19:16

Brian Fargo... old memories. I still have some sunglasses and a bag from Interplay. Sadly, my copy of the (original) Fallout handbook, I gave away. Redneck Rampage too :(

SevenSeize responds:

I have my fallout handbook around here somewhere...I even made the recipes in the back.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-16 02:20:17

And how cool are you to offer Sabtastic some cookiez? That's the problem with work, it takes, and rarely gives (aside from a paycheck). Now that I've got a few coins to rub together, I'm very happy to be supporting NG and the folks who bring us their fun stuff to look at or listen to. It's the giving and love that make us whole.


24901miles24901miles

2013-09-15 17:14:13

Agreeing with Deckheadtottie.

SevenSeize responds:

<3
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VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-08 22:15:46

Aw, you can get up here! It's not even a problem of money: make a Kickstarter, start a thread in General, and you'll see how generous the people of Newgrounds can be... but not like that guy who was gonna make a documentary... he's been AWOL for a while (huh, we got trolled and scammed). After 8 years of service, I see no problem with you asking, as long as you can properly estimate the costs.

SevenSeize responds:

A lot of my issue is work too. I cannot take off work. :-( But yeah, I've met up with several NG folks and had a great time. Some of my NG friends take care of me and check on me MORE than IRL friends. I value the people I have met through this website.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-01 21:46:40

And I'm just old enough to be considered... out of the loop? Well, generationaly handicapped at best. Ah well, I get invited to party at NG HQ next year, I should be in far better shape healthwise to handle all the schmoozing. Those kids and their fancy clothes lol!

SevenSeize responds:

I wish I lived closer. You are never too old for anything!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-01 20:42:44

Never had that college experience, so I wouldn't know, but Newgrounds has always been kinda like that for me (family of friends/colleagues). Could use that, IRL now, but a hefty majority of friends I make, move outta NJ, God bless 'em.

People playing class warfare, yeah, that's something that's been building alright... We were the best Nation on Earth, because we respected each others equality, regardless of money, family or education. Prejudice is learned :\

You have any grandparents that remembered the Great Depression? My folks grew up at the tail end of that, and knew of 'economic refuges', who'd ask for handouts... local citizenry was welfare, not the State. Eh, they're all trying to make enemies of us, by using mass-media and governmental policy..... It dem hard-core socialists, man. Our Treasury is broke, communists wanna take over :|

SevenSeize responds:

I do agree about Newgrounds. I am friends with plenty of newground members in real life. I have gone to see a few of the mods in real life more than once and I am closer to some of them than I am real folks down here.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-09-01 15:37:55

No, I know it's not that easy. Right before I linked you that amazing article, a commercial came over the AM station, I listen to for 3 minutes of news and the weather.... "Heart racing and it won't stop?" The announcer listed some other symptoms... "Call on___ for help with the IRS." Blah, I was hoping there was a clinic up this way that had some hope for you.

If that's Bees picture in his icon, he ain't bad looking, and I do wish him a solid job and at least a chance at not going without, like we did. I went without food for 4 days, and didn't eat much for a few months (sandwich a day and some pickles was the best I had). It's heart wrenching watching your muscles disappear along with any hope of improvement, or even someone to listen to or care about.

The Bay is fucked up... you need a permit to panhandle I think. The town sells coupons you give to panhandlers, so they can get something to eat. Man, what ever happened to the 'common cause', where we all help each other, get down the line and up the ladder :(

SevenSeize responds:

I feel like they need to redo the entire welfare system. People are literally making a living off welfare--it is rampant in the south. Meanwhile, people who are down on their luck, such as Bees, cannot get help they NEED.


deckheadtottiedeckheadtottie

2013-09-01 15:23:32

That response to Bees genuinely brought tears to my eyes.

SevenSeize responds:

awwwww!!!!!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-31 04:15:51

Holy socks, you're cured! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/cliteracy_n_3823983.html

SevenSeize responds:

If only it were that easy


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-20 19:59:56

Microsoft must've beta tested 8 on the spaced-out locals... it's dark, dreary and wet up there, no wonder! Still using a version of XP that came from a lab up that way; buddy of mine did some part-time work in their quality/legacy integration labs

D'you use a computer a lot at work? Sometimes I think the EM these things bleed out, fuck with us on some level. If only chopping firewood was a good paying job...

SevenSeize responds:

No computer at work, but I work on it a lot here at home.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-20 19:44:31

What are the specs on your new computer? Really want to build another one. Could just throw a wad at it too, but it's soo much more cost-effective to do it yourself. If you're happy with the gameplay and speed, maybe I'll just shoot for what you've got :)

SevenSeize responds:

I bought the aurora from alien ware, pretty much maxed out, and a lot of people were like, "You could build one for cheaper wah wah wah" but I didn't have time for that so I got this one. I LOVE it. All of my games run so well and I am eagerly awaiting wasteland 2 which is why I bought it.......................BUT it comes with Windows 8 as an OS and I am not sure if you can put anything lower on it---and I hate windows 8. Its terrible.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-16 08:51:46

Lurked one of your comments over at Luis'... easiest way I found, was just to put your back up against a wall (while sitting Indian style), close your eyes. Breathe in slow and deeep, exhale a lot slower... imagine a black room with a white door (or vise versa)... and that's it. Don't be afraid to tempt falling asleep - real meditation almost feels like sleep, only you don't feel melatonin groggy. I never got past 20-25 minutes at a go, but it was enough.

SevenSeize responds:

I'm still working on it. I went back to work last week and I have been so busy and so stressed out. :-(


RydiaLockheartRydiaLockheart

2013-08-08 22:28:04

You don't have to come up here for a Primanti's sandwich. Next time you're in Fort Lauderdale, there's one there. Two Pittsburgh natives missed home and applied for a license. They stay open during storms too. They were open during Sandy. Bet there was a game on.

SevenSeize responds:

I don't eat bread. :-( I have a friend who really is from Pittsburgh and he is constantly talking about how amazing Primanti's is.


Magical-ZorseMagical-Zorse

2013-08-08 04:44:59

Also hashbrowns are pretty cool.

SevenSeize responds:

I make the shredded ones.


Magical-ZorseMagical-Zorse

2013-08-08 04:41:46

I'm here to tell you how much I love you.

SevenSeize responds:

I love you too! Sup homie?


RydiaLockheartRydiaLockheart

2013-08-07 21:34:22

Ah crap, no idea why that double posted. Oh well.

Doing pretty well. Work, ballet, and random other pursuits have been keeping me busy. Trying not to kill myself in pointe shoes.

SevenSeize responds:

That's awesome though! I wish I were coordinated enough for ballet.


RydiaLockheartRydiaLockheart

2013-08-07 21:02:17

Holy crap, I had no idea you had heart issues. Explains why I haven't seen you.


RydiaLockheartRydiaLockheart

2013-08-07 21:01:21

Holy crap, I had no idea you had heart issues. Explains why I haven't seen you.

SevenSeize responds:

I didn't know I had heart issues either, it's all been really sudden...Yeah it has not been cool! :-( How are you homie?


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-06 01:36:29

Yeah, but you eat okay, right? Plenty of potatoes, butter and greens?

(Updated ) SevenSeize responds:

Oh yeah. I was on a diabetic diet forever, just because I have chick hormone issues. Once all this started, I switched to anti inflammatory diet---no grains, gluten free---I do eat a tooon of potatoes. But that's just because I love potatoes. I feel like that's ok since I don't eat any bread. I also eat tons of vegetables, tons of fruits, and tons of proteins. I like red meat but I am working on switching to chicken and fishes only. Also, we got the results of my 2 week monitor back---not a damn thing on it, everything looked normal. I guess that's good, but it's also frustrating!

My biggest goal right now is to get back into working out. I went to yoga and meditation last night.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-04 20:34:20

Ohdurr, forgot this! http://ca.news.yahoo.com/americans-irregular-h eartbeats-double-study-193155554.html

SevenSeize responds:

So far they have found no evidence of Afib on me, and I am still awaiting my 2 week monitor results. I've been in the hospital 11 times since March of this year and have had 2 surgeries. During these 13 hospitalizations, I always had a normal ekg with normal rhythm. The issue has been racing. Very fast heart beats for no reason at all and sustained--takes a long time to come down. I do know they said if they found afib I'd probably be looking at a pacemaker...................Howev er...........and I don't want to come off as a conspiracy theorist........I feel like they are trying to make more money off medications and scare people. I take a beta blocker and I am only in my late 20s....I know SOOO many other people, my age, also on beta blockers for assorted things. So I take these studies with a grain of salt. I feel like a lot of this is about money. I do agree that the reason is our nation's poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-04 20:16:39

Mr. Pox doesn't sell anything, but iMockery does, right? Gotta get those 4 seasons pixel posters he has! Friday afternoon, I finally got a settlement check from the accident I had over 2 years ago, and I'm gonna blow a few bucks on the artists here. Even considered a contest...

Oddly enough, I'm stumped for what kinda art to commission! I got some credit with Sabtastic too, but... old age has blunted my creative whims!

SevenSeize responds:

I do believe if you want to buy the pixel posters, you go through iMockery but please PM Pox to be sure. He won't mind at all and I'd like to make sure he gets all of the money. I have 3 of his posters and they are amazing. Everyone who comes to my house is just in awe of them.
Also Sab is awesome!


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-04 19:23:48

The only women I know, usually want something from me, like a sweating, blue-collar favor... and they're the ones who've already been married, and have useless male children they don't even ask... Guess they think I'm a push-over, like my old man was lol. I'm a finite resource thank you :P

Another problem: women with careers either delegate or complete tasks at work, sometimes that doesn't translate well with an emotional, mutual relationship.

SevenSeize responds:

Well I'm glad you don't let them use you. I still maintain that you'll find someone. I'll bring champagne to your wedding.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-03 18:45:12

Aww, that's sweet of you, thanks! Yeah, say what you will about free-will, you can't pick your parents. You're married, right? I've tried to find a nice woman to settle down with, but kinda gave up looking around in my mid 30s... gets harder to find someone the older you get (and not seem a pedo, a perv or just plain kooky).

SevenSeize responds:

I am. and I am dangerously close to 30. But you shouldn't give up. I know sooo many people who didn't find the one they were looking for until their 40s and 50s. I know plenty of women who didn't even get married and have babies til after 40.....A lot of people are focusing on their career for awhile before doing the family thing. So you'll find someone.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-03 03:47:28

Ma passed 5 years ago, Pa passed this past December.

SevenSeize responds:

I'm sorry to hear that, but what a good job they did. You are a well rounded, awesome person. Even if Dad did pull some stunts.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-08-02 18:43:47

I was the one called to tweezer out strands of stainless steel from my Pop's eye. Ma got flustered first time it happened, so it befell me.. maybe 13 y/o? Happened at least 3 times from a bench mounted, wire wheel brush... the one with the grinding stone on the other side.

Haven't been steady since my Pop pulled some dangerous stunts on me after high school (not malicious).. lessons in controlling fear, I think. What a turd he was at times.

(Updated ) SevenSeize responds:

Are your parents still alive? (Not trying to be a smart ass, honest question homie)


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-21 21:14:11

How stupid is that, really?! You had no worries before the attacks! Cause and effect, durr.

The cause is.. age, I'd guess, but with all the whack-ass shit going on in the news, and the even more whack-ass shit not even being reported on, maybe the anxiety (like most Americans) has been building.

When double-digit percentages of us are on mood altering pharmaceuticals, I'd say the cause was Bush's (mysterious.. no, key States were hacked, pure and simple, and the 2 guys who did it, are very dead) election win in 2000 and 9/11 :\

We're taught in school to obey commands and to trust authority. That went a long way to prevent a general uprising over a decade ago, and in our heart of hearts, we all know it!! Why else does America have a post-apocalyptic fetish? Because this country would belong to the people again. Lies have to be covered up, while the truth can run around naked. Be naked 7C's!

(Updated ) SevenSeize responds:

LOL I guess you are the only person who understands cause and effect. Please become a doctor.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-21 20:05:49

Gotta be neuro-chemical in nature, doubt highly diet has a thing to do with it (but what about the water, pesticides, age?!). When you feel the ticker, kicking in the turbo, you have to associate a mental response, for what should be a non-voluntary thing. I used to close my eyes, concentrate on slowing down... everything.

I think what worked was: Thinking about the front of the brain (which is sorely overworked), then moving back, over the topside of the brain.. searching for the damn off switch! No need to spam your post over this, but if I can happen to remember anything else, I'll just bother you a fifth time!

How fun was the Grand Canyon? You rent a mule for the descent, like the old tourist folks did?

SevenSeize responds:

SEVERAL doctors have recommended I take something for anxiety and that anxiety is probably causing this. That's kinda irritating me, because I'm not really anxious about anything---except my heart acting stupid. If I made you a list of things I am currently worried about it would be 1. my heart acting stupid 2. nothing else really...........I have a good job, I have plenty of money, I have a nice house and a nice car. I have a ton of friends and a loving family..............I just wanna feel better! And you aren't spamming homie. Grand Canyon was nice, we didn't go down into it. I used to live out west, so it was nice to go back.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-21 19:29:21

Had that problem growing up.... and a bit after I took up smoking filtered cigarettes (the non-filtered Pall Malls I never got addicted to, for some reason). I was lucky enough, after a particularly bad attack that lasted minutes (6 or 7 y/o), to use my brain to stop it! Within a month or two, I managed to stop it on demand. After a year or two, rarely had an attack. Now I get one once a year, and only for a few seconds, if that.

The sucky part is, most health insurance won't spring for holistic training of the mind. Check out meditation, search your brain for the chemical/mind-set needed, to chill out, on demand. Has this always been a problem, or has it been getting worse over time?

SevenSeize responds:

It started--overnight!!!-- on February 1st of this year. I was at work and my heart started racing and pounding very hard--like I am now ALWAYS very aware of my heartbeat. When it gets really fast, I also get shaky, nauseated, etc. We called the ambulance because it woke me up around midnight, beating over 200 bpm. So far, none of my EKGs have shown dangerous arrhythmias. Just tachycardia and some PVCs and PACs. I have been to the ER like 10 times. I've seen 3 cardiologists. I've had soooo much blood work. I've had 4 echo sonograms of my heart. I've had like 20 EKGs and then I even had the cath, which was invasive. I am SICK of it. SICK I DO SAY!!!!! I am about to start yoga and I have a friend who does meditation once or twice a week, I'm considering going with her. I've already cut out gluten and caffeine, no help there. :-(


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-21 18:33:08

Aw, you got a good heart :3 But there's no dead heart muscle, is there? Forgot the name... but they usually give a percentage of what's not working :\ Hope you stay infection and fancy free!

I use a big grater and do some yellow onion in between the taters... and lots of butterrrrr.
I mean canola oil. Yup. Delicious canola oil... with a touch of peanut or sesame oil too :)

SevenSeize responds:

The heart cath was perfect, they said my arteries are beautiful and structurally nothing is wrong with my heart. No blockage or plaque either. So now I wear the electrical monitor and I'm taking beta blockers. I am having issues with racing and arythmias. I cook my hashbrowns in butter as well.


DestrayopDestrayop

2013-07-21 01:20:26

It's been many moons since I've seen browned hash.

SevenSeize responds:

Have some then you must young one.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-07-21 00:42:33

I haven't had toaster-capable hashbrown in quite some time - they were tasty, but the poor toaster...
Did my question about your Summer, provoke feelings about being worried over, hmm? I know I'm an old man with cats, and I guess I'm a bit more leery IRL than the usual NG member... but does that mean I'm a good excuse for a new newspost?

Bleh, sorry to hear about the feet of cable in your body. Don't even try and take a shower, there's no damn way you can keep the water out! Okay... maybe I am worried |: Congrats on teh the new computer gaming terminal thingy, those things are awesum!!

Sup ZJ!

SevenSeize responds:

The hashbrowns I made are just shredded potatoes in the skillet. I am an old lady with cats too so ya know it's cool. Anything can be a good excuse for a newspost if you use your *imagination*!!!! The monitor I am wearing right now is water proof in that I can shower, but I can't submerge it. (No swimming or hot tubs or baths).


ZJZJ

2013-07-20 23:38:53

SEVEN!!! LUIS IS IN NAWLINS AS WE SPEAK!!! FIND HIM!

SevenSeize responds:

Damn it I just drove through New Orleans yesterday!