December 18, 2017
Apologies for the radio silence as of late! I don't know where the time goes anymore. All of a sudden, another one of these birthday things have come along, which also coincides with a Bowser Shrine anniversary! I launched The Bowser Shrine (incomplete) on my 21st birthday. 11 years later, it still manages to be incomplete with sparse updates! Arg, that's just the way life can be sometimes!
I've been busy with a few things as of late. One, I was working on a pretty challenging work project. After months of intensity, it was finally delivered succesfully last week. What a huge relief that was! After all went well, I decided to take the rest of the year off. However, there's no rest for the wicked! I will be using this time to buy my very first property, which is quite a daunting experience that takes weeks/months of intense work!
After 25,000 Toads, 80,000 coins, unlocking the Thwomp statue, and unlocking Daisy in the new "Remix 10" upgrade, I think I've beaten Super Mario Run as much as I want to. It was a very fun and enjoyable game, and I just wish it had a little more of a positive rep! I downloaded Geometry Dash as my new mobile gaming quick fix, but it might be a game that's too difficult to be enjoyable. Super Mario Run wasn't like that. The challenges were quite enjoyable.
While being a homeowner will have its extra duties and responsibilities, ultimately I think it might even improve the productivity of my hobbies. I've been renting a 13" x 11" room all this time, and while decently spacious, I've never gotten good viewing angles with my 40" TV and queen sized bed in front of it. There never was a comfortable console gaming setup, and that might be why I'm years behind in my console gaming. When I have a proper living room setup, I plan to catch up on a lot of console gaming I've deferred over the years!
I'm also way behind on my email and communications, stretching back weeks/months. The combination of a high pressure work project and house hunting left me almost no time for anything else. I will try to slowly catch back up though with my time off if I can find the time.
Despite being 32 years old now, I still haven't lost my love for Nintendo, and for the greatest character of all, Bowser. At work, I do little to hide my gamer geekness! Two big Bowser & Bowser Jr. plushies sit on top of my desk, with Gunnar glasses on each in case I'm about to do some aggressive programming and need to switch the glasses out. I'm sure I'm known in the office as the "weird Bowser guy" or something, haha!