Monday, March 18, 2013

I have wonderful friends!

Just when I think everything has gone to crap I'm reminded that I have wonderful friends.  Since I had to go "silver" on Xbox Live due to some severe financial constraints (that hopefully will get fixed within the next couple of weeks) I've had 3 friends step up and offer me codes to go "Gold" for a total of 4 months.  That will definitely help and I CAN PLAY ONLINE AGAIN!!!!!!

Their kindness and generosity will not go unnoticed as I have a "thank you" planned for each of them.  It won't be much but it will be heartfelt and hopefully worth it to them.  Stay tuned for more on that later.  Even though my mother doesn't think I can be friends with people I've never met, I'm reminded that it's not their face that makes them a friend . . . but their hearts.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My priorities are messed up

Despite what I'd like to think my priorities are messed up.  Instead of buying all the cool games coming out or renewing my Xbox Live membership, I'm spending money to buy a new water heater for my house, radiator for my car and paying hospital bills for my health.  That just doesn't seem fair.

And just when I need to go online and blow off some steam with what is turning out to be a VERY crappy 2013, my Xbox Live subscription expires and I don't have the money currently to renew it.  So I'm left to sit and brew about my troubles without the endorphin release of blowing some one's head off.  Man, I miss that.

The good news is that I finally got to level 100 in Gears of War 3 and re-uped just before my account went silver.  I'm now a level 36 green.  There was a time when I didn't think that would ever happen but I finally got there and I'm proud of it. 

Hopefully this disruption in my priorities will only be minor and temporary but I have to say 2013 is not treating my kindly so far.  What else could go wrong.  Wait, I don't want to know.  I want to hold on to a little hope that my priorities will gel in the correct (and head-popping) order that they should be.  Until then I guess I'll spend some time on those single player games I've always been meaning to get to.