New Decade. New Life.

I’m on the pursuit of happiness
and I know everything that shine
ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine once I get it
I’ll be good
♪ ♪

New decade. New life. I have decided that I need to take things with a completely different (and at times, opposite) approach; clearly what I am doing is not working for me. With not only a new year coming up tonight, this is the challenge that I present to myself for the new decade. New decade. New life. Something to at least try out for awhile and to see where it takes me. If I can learn to ignore negativity in my life, to push out the things that don’t belong and only accept things that do; if I can stop trying to shove that square peg through the round hole, then I should be able to appropriately find the one that fits. All I can ask is that my life goes in a new direction from here. Hopefully I can make it to that big “three-oh” with a more beneficial perspective.

New Life category created for things like this. I’m unofficially marking this entry as an extention of the previous one; a topic I wanted to discuss but chose to skip temporarily. /rant end

In other news… I am looking forward to playing with my new football team this weekend, and doing belated Christmas with my sister as well. So the first weekend of the new decade is planned out, thankfully. Friends and Family, how could one go wrong?

Lovin’ some Kid Cudi lately. Have a safe New Year’s, everyone!

Day and night
I toss and turn, I keep stressing my mind
I look for peace but see I don’t attain
What I need for keeps this silly game we play
Now look at this
Madness to magnet keeps attracting me
I try to run but see I’m not that fast
I think I’m first but surely finish last, last
♪ ♪

As the holidays continue to roll…

You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

First and foremost, belated Merry Christmas to anyone who bothers to tune into my lack of blogging etiquette. I hope those of you reading had a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever else it is you do with your time. =)

We went to see family in the Las Vegas area, I love being there, especially when I get to see my grandparents and other family. As uneventful as most of the visit was, I was certainly relaxed to be at home again this weekend; only to have to come back into work on Monday. Of course this is the slowest work-week of the entire year, and I have time to do pretty much whatever while I’m chained to my desk. I even brought in my 20″ TV and Xbox 360 yesterday as I had done last year, since video games help the passing of time when we get two phone calls per day.

Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed II

I was able to launch Assassins Creed II and finish off the last of the achievements that I was missing.. 1 of the 100 feathers, 1 of the 20 glyphs, and some silly “kill 10 opponents without being hit” combat achievement.

This fortunately leaves me 100% completed with the game’s achievements, as running through the storyline is simply not enough.

AC2 was an awesome game, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy the style of play. It certainly made me want to walk around The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip again.

Florida Gators - background from the Nike website
Florida Gators - background from the Nike website

We’re starting up football again! I’ve been to two social plays the past month, and our team’s (drafted this past weekend) first practice is set for this Saturday, and our first game running the following weekend on Sunday (1/10) — our theme as chosen by captains Joe and Darrel is a royal blue / orange medley; think Florida Gators.

I spent a good portion of yesterday’s boredom running through Nike and Eastbay looking for new shorts, cleats, gloves, etc to match the set attire. Joe and I will be having matching cleats and gloves as he asked me to order a set for him as well (smaller, of course~).

I am sure there will be a slew of photos once we have the uniforms in place. This year shall be awesome! Mostly because we now have the Tequila Police, Ron, on our team this year!

So beyond all that, I’ve met many cool people the second half of this year. I somewhat consider the first half an entire wash as a portion of it was my attempt at recovering from last year, as well as a bad experience or two mixed in. I’d definitely have to state, however, that the friends I have made the past six months have definitely changed my perspective on a few things. I had originally started this post with a desire to go at length about a few, but I’m not hesitating and feeling that it may be left for a better time.

Until then.. Happy New Year’s, guys!