Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lego Architecture

Legos were always my favorite toy when I was a kid. Building and playing with them were some of the best times of my childhood. Even as an adult they still interest me. I've been wanting to purchase some newer Legos to build and put on display for some time now but I haven't had the cash until recently. A newer set caught my eye, the Lego Architecture series.

Lego Architecture is more geared towards adults than children. These stylish sets are based off real word locals and even come with building prints that the actual buildings were based off of. Pretty nice bonus feature if you ask me. I don't know a lot about architecture, but I'm still very intrigued by this Lego series. There are sets for the Rockefeller Center, the White House, Willis Tower, the John Hancock Center and others. I probably won't buy every set, just the ones that really catch my fancy. As it is, these Legos are the ones I'm craving the most now.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Art: Astro Boy Showcase

Astro Boy in artrage by cuson
Astro Boy by Teben-the-Every
Astro Boy by monk-art
Reluctant Hero by KicsterAsh
astro boy quickie by pyawakit
Astro Boy for CyberneticHero by AtomicTiki
Astro Boy by Dark-Jessa
Tetsuwan Atomu by Duhokama

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Complete

The main reason I haven't been doing much blogging here and at my other blog in the last four days is because I've been working. Working, working, working, working and working.

Work is exhausting but I like my new job. Strange as this may sound to some, working makes me feel more complete. I'm actually enjoying Virginia Beach even more now. Being able to afford stuff again will be nice to and I'll be able to help the family with bills.

A while ago, my father asked me if it had truly sunk in that I'm living in VA Beach. In all honesty, I'm still getting used to it, despite having lived here for about four months. I guess it really takes time for some people to adjust to a new location when you've lived in one state your whole life. Though I have to say that I do really like it here. It's peaceful, the weather is (mostly) great and best of all, my family is here and it's great seeing them everyday, something I couldn't do when I lived in Ohio. I miss my friends and I really haven't made any new ones but I suppose the new pals will come in time.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It Starts

Well tomorrow is my first day at my new job. Kinda hard to believe this will only be the sixth job I've ever had. I'm sure people my age have had way more jobs than I've ever had. I wonder if that means I have less or more experience because of it.

It feels like the first day of school. I'm still a bit nervous but not nearly as much as before. More than anything, I'm glad I'll be working again. During the months I didn't work, it felt like my new life was stuck on hold. I didn't think it would take a little over three months to land a job but, I'm just happy to have one.

In the words of a certain Italian plumber, "Here we go!"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Life Without Internet

*Sigh* It really is true what they say. "You don't know what you got until it's gone." When we live with something that we like for so long, we become very accostumed to it, so much so that we can't ever imagine how we'd get along without it. And yet, when it get's taken from us, we just have to somehow get by. In this case I'm referring to internet service (as if you couldn't tell).

Perhaps for whatever reason, you couldn't pay your bill and your ISP cut you off. Or your connection just doesn't feel like working (I especially hate it when this happens). Maybe the folks that you signed up with are doing a lousy job. Maybe some drunken, wreckless peon that was behind the wheel smashed something. There are a dozen scenarios but they all have the same basic conclusion: life without the internet sucks.

As I already mentioned, we've gotten so used to the internet. We use it on a daily basis. To be without is hardly living. Sure, you're alive, but you're practically dead inside. OK, so it isn't that dramatic, but I think you see where I'm going with this.

Whenever I don't have net serivce, I feel like I'm missing out on what's happening in the world. "Watch the news on TV." Feh. I rarely watch TV as it is and I can get acces to dozens of news feeds with just a few clicks on the internet. Being an avid facebook user, the net is also my means of keeping in touch with my friends back in Ohio and other parts of the globe. Not letting them know what I'm up to or not knowing what they are up to is a real bummer.

We all have to cope without the internet at various times in our lives. I've done it more times than I'd care to but I always survive. It isn't the end of the world. It's just a huge downer and I hate it. You know, I was just reading a column about a man that had to do without his wi-fi service the other day. Now I don't have internet. I believe that is what they call "irony."