Archive for January, 2011

Weekend Half Full

This weekend I did a lot, and then I didn’t do a lot.  It was pretty great.

Friday afternoon, I had a study session with my new flight instructor.  It was a good time.

Friday night and Saturday morning I spent my time playing pool in the Portland Tri-Cups.  We didn’t end up winning, but I got an awesome patch for getting an 8-ball break.  In fact, because of that 8-ball break, I beat a much higher ranked player, two matches to his one.

The rest of Saturday I didn’t do a ton other than try to figure out what I wanted to do that evening and playing some video games.  I ended up finally finishing the Tales of Monkey Island.  This is a five-part game which continues one of my favorite video game series.

That evening I ended up going on a walking tour around part of Portland themed around Ghosts. It was a private event for Couch Surfers.  There were around fifteen of us, of that I knew around four or five.  Afterwards we went to the Green Dragon in SE Portland.  Nice bar with a ton of beers.

Sunday was very relaxing.  I finally caught up on some sleep.  Beat another game I’d been meaning to play through, Braid.  This game is a really awesome time-based side scrolling game.  I’ve seen a number of components used in other games, but never done so well.  It was a great game, though the story gets confusing in parts.

The rest of the day was spent watching the first episode of the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.  The first season was awesome and made me really want more.  Sadly though, I found out the lead actor who played Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, ended up being diagnosed with cancer.  This really made me bummed because he is an awesome actor that I wanted to see a lot more of.  Well instead of cancelling the show, they decided to come out with a prequel (I’m hoping until Andy gets fixed for the sequel to Blood and Sand).  So far, I’m excited for the direction of the show!

The evening was coming close to an end as I decided to finally watch one of the movies I have queued up.  What was the movie of the evening, you ask!?  None other than… “Machete”.

I enjoyed this movie.  The story wasn’t the most interesting, but the portrayal of the characters was hilarious and all for fun.  It also has one of my favorites, Jessica Alba, who looked so damn good.  If you get a chance and want to watch an action movie with a bit of humor, then check this one out.

That brings a close to my weekend.  Nothing too crazy, but overall it was great.

How about yourself?  Do anything awesome over the weekend?  Tell me in the comment!

Going To Tri-Cups

Starting tonight, the pool team I’m the captain for will be going to the Greater Portland Area Tri-County APA Pool Tournament (Tri-Cups).

I’m very proud of the team and really think we stand a chance in placing in this tournament and moving onto regionals which would then lead to nationals in Las Vegas.

I wanted to share the address of the team where I’ll be keeping things updated that come to the pool team. Go to

It’s going to be one exciting weekend for me and the rest of the team.

Wish us luck as we go and play our hearts out!?