A Great Start for 2008

Right now I’m just sitting in Travis’ bedroom checking my email, Snark MB, and waiting for some multi-player maps for Halo 2 to finish downloading.

So far I’ve only been here since Saturday, but I’ve been having such a blast. The flight from Midway (Chicago) to Denver, Colorado was amazing. I’ve never been on a plane before, but I wasn’t even really nervous about that. I was just more nervous about what to do once I got into the airport… Luckily for me the guy checking his bags in behind me, ended up sitting next to me on the flight, so I was able to ask him advice/questions and he didn’t mind at all!

We ended up making up 30 minutes in the air; At one point we were going 500+ MPH and hit an altitude of 38,000 feet. It was just absolutely gorgeous being able to see places like that. The only bit that sucked was waiting 2 hours in Denver’s airport for my flight to Wichita… Oh, and the flight to Wichita.

Rather than a jet, I was on a propeller airplane, which was uber small. It was loud, hot, and I was stuck sitting behind a crying baby, who reeked of baby shit the entire time. Thank god it was only an hour flight. Otherwise it was nice walking off of the plane, and then getting to see Travis. And we’ve been together since then.

Laid around Saturday night and watched some of Shoot ‘Em Up and had Papa John’s pizza. Yesterday we spent the day laying around, met his friend Trent (otherwise known to me as DarKobra on Halo 3) and then went back to his place and played Halo 3 and other bits.

Today we went to brunch with the guys we play Halo 3 with–Redneck (Andrew), DarKobra (Trent) and GreedyGuttz (Brian.) It’s weird because you hear their voices when playing and that’s it–and then you get to see them in person. It was nice because we just talked shit, and had a decent breakfast.

Right now like I mentioned, Travis and I are waiting for some Halo 2 maps to download, and we’ll end up playing that for a few hours, and I think after that we’re going to his friend’s house (though I think he just wants to sit around and chill.) Not sure what else we’ve got planned, but I do know all of us Halo 3 bitches are going to see Cloverfield on Friday night.

Oh, and last week was amazing week for work. I managed two snag two new clients with freelancing, and a bunch of new clients for Holdfire Network and MyWHMCS. Needless to say that I’m not suffering by having this week long vacation. I don’t even know if I want to leave, I’ve been having so much fun! :o)

What have I been up to? Halo 3, that’s what.

I’ve probably started at least 10 or so entries in the past week or so, but I just never want to finish writing them. That will explain my lack of posting in the past few months. I just haven’t truly had something worthwhile in my life to really blog about.

I work, I go to school, and I play Halo 3. If anything, I should be blogging about Halo 3, considering that’s the one thing I do the most in my life right now. I admit that I am ridiculously addicted to the game, more specifically the XLIVE part of it. For almost four weeks, I’ve watched cable television maybe 2 of the 24 days. The other 22 days I’ve been on Halo. And it definitely shows. And on that note, the rest of this blog is going to be about Halo 3.

Riane On Half

My character is a UNSC Spartan which basically means that in multi-player (Xbox Live), I’ve won 20 or more ranked games. Bungie has this ridiculously intricate ranking set up for XBox Live. Currently I’m a Lieutenant Grade 3. I haven’t received too many achievements from playing campaign as I’ve only done two missions thus far, but I play more online matchmaking than anything else. But online matchmaking has a lot of medals that you win throughout matches, regardless of it being social and ranked. Some of them are achievements but not all of them.

So far I’ve played about 805 matchmade games, most of those being Team Slayer. I’m just not big on playing Social matches simply because I hate dealing with parties larger then 4-per-team and the arrogant people that tend to stick to social. There are times when I’ll have really bad games (usually Shotty Snipers) and there are times when I’ll have really amazing games, like this gem right here. I had 50% of the games kills (25/50), and ended up getting some uber sweet medals I haven’t gotten before like Overkill (Kill 4 opponents within 4 seconds of the previous kill.), Extermination (Get an overkill on an opposing team that results in all of the team being dead.) Needless to say I was pretty stoked about that, but I think I intimidated the other guys on my time, because noone partied up with me.

I’m really a huge sucker for Halo 3 though. I honestly can’t get enough of it, so much that I’ve put off buying Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box because I don’t feel like stopping with H3 just yet. Though when you couple that with not wanting to spend money, it’s a perfect reason to stick with Halo! Though since I don’t want to really buy a game I won’t like, I ended up caving in and subscribing to Gamefly.

The first three games on my queue are:

  • CSI: Hard Evidence – Shut up! I just love CSI and wanted to see if the game was any fun.
  • Half-Life 2: The Orange Box – This will be the deciding factor in whether I’ll buy it or not.
  • Gears of War – I’ve been told that the campaign is ridiculously sweet, but that the online multi-player sucks donkey doo.

So there. Now you know what I’ve been up to and currently obsessing with. Oh, and for those of you that have Xbox Live, feel free to share your gamertag. I’d be willing to hit you guys up for some matches on Halo 3 (cos you know, that’s the only game I ever play!)

Riane on XBOX Live