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Turning out the pockets

I did a little shopping. Bought a Wacom tablet because I want to start learning to draw and do some graphic art. I have a current project creating a logo for my dad’s band “Ethyl” and I don’t think it would be possible to do without this tool. It’s kind of neat! Without having to do anything it seamlessly plugged into The Gimp‘s pressure sensitive controls so you can make your lines thinner or thicker by pressing harder on the pen.

I also purchased something I have been wanting for a long time. I got a frigging iPod. Do you want to guess what color it is? Well, you guessed right if you said “red and black“. I’m still trying to get it to play porn though. I’ll keep you updated on that front.

I am also looking into joining a gym. While I like DDR and all, it really only works out like half my body so I thought a gym would be a good idea. I know they are expensive though with their cell phone-esque contracts. Here is my brilliant plan: I go use the ten day free trial at 24-Hour Fitness (which I found out is not open 24 hours. Why is that?) and then I go use the 10 day free trial at Toadal Fitness. One of three things will result: 1) I like Toadal Fitness better and sign up, 2) I like 24 Hour better and sign up, or 3) I find out I don’t like going to the gym as much as I thought and I don’t lose anything. Either way it’s at least twenty days of exercise.

Justin came to visit last night and we went out for sushi. What a great night. So great that I woke up and my knee hurts for some reason. Maybe I’ll wait a couple days before getting that gym membership.

In other news, I am rather ticked off by this. Now don’t get me wrong, I think a game about a real life example of kids shooting other kids is in bad taste, but it is by no means far off of things we already have. I wrote an email to the Slamdance association:

“To the organizers of the Slamdance Guerrilla Gamemaker Competition:

Please do not further the degradation of our civil liberties. It seems that every day we lose a little more freedom, and every loss justifies hundreds of others in the wake of its precedence. The damage you do here by enacting this censorship spans far beyond your own organization. Please, for the sake of the very principals of America and the things all of her citizens hold dear, recant your censorship.

Respectfully Sent,
Aaron Rhodes

I think my letter sums up my thoughts on the matter.

This weekend, more work on the couch, assuming I don’t smash my thumb with a hammer again.

-Aaron
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