|Al's Life update, part 2
||[Mar. 25th, 2009|04:34 am]
|||||IIDX12 - DJ Taka - Inazuma||]|
Two weeks later was Project Storm weekend. I went to Daytona on Thursday night, earlier than almost anyone else that wasn't a local. I just basically chilled at my room the whole night, since everything was pretty much closed by the time I got there.
On Friday, I had Tijuana Flats for the first time, and later headed to Speed Park. I went with a bunch of guys to Ale House, and after that I took Ryan, Jarbo, JD, and Shane over to our room. After getting situated, we headed to Romey's room, chilled, and played some poker...ended up losing to Tyger heads up. >.> I didn't end up sleeping much that night, 'cause while Jarbo was snoring, the rest of us were cracking jokes (In the bizarro world...). I might've gotten two hours in...not sure. We got breakfast before passing out for a bit, and after waking back up it was time to head to Speed Park.
I was the guy in charge of the Guitar Hero III tournament, and it ended up being a low turnout...5 people. I decided to make the tournament a round robin due to the lack of people, and it turned out pretty good. I ended up going back to the room eventually to pass out...apparently long enough that when I woke back up, everyone had gone to Cracker Barrel for dinner. -.- I got there just in time to order my food, but it turned out I shouldn't have...I ended up taking back most of my dinner and someone else's, too. I got back to the hotel and went back to Romey's, then Bumm's room for more poker...and I won this time around, partially because Dolph kept calling out Andy on his bluffs (I won every single hand he bluffed that I stayed in on). After that, it was sleepy time.
Sunday went by pretty fast because someone busted out his Beatmania IIDX and DJ Dao controller, so I spent the majority of the time playing it (at least...attempting to). Once everything was wrapped up at Speed Park, many of us went to Fazoli's and much fun was had. All in all, it was a very good weekend.
I wish I could say the same about Megacon. It started out well. I picked up Sean, Jason, and Ben on Thursday afternoon and we headed to the hotel. I found out that my hotel room was on the 10th floor...a bit unsettling. I ate at Texas de Brazil for dinner, and it was sooooo awesome. I ate so much that I nearly puked. x_x At $60, I needed to get my money's worth though...and I sure did. I spent the majority of Megacon in the video gaming area (no surprise there), playing IIDX and DDR (I guess watching everyone at Storm motivated me to play). On Friday night, I lost my keys...and freaked out. I attempted to find it where I'd lost it the next morning, but to no avail.
Saturday, for the most part was spent trying to resolve the problem (parents ended up driving down Sunday morning to give me the spare), and then trying not to freak out due to the mistake. My stress level was ridiculously high during that time...so much that when one guy I hadn't seen in a while was calling me, and I nearly walked right by him without even acknowledging him. -.- Saturday evening I saw Gareth for the first time in years...god knows how long it was. I went with his group, Tyger, Heather, and Kaze to the Pizza Hut near my hotel for dinner. After that, I went back to my room.
Sunday, my group checked out of the hotel and I got my spare key from my parents. Then we headed to the con and I played more IIDX. On the way back to Jax, I left my cell phone at a 7-11 in Daytona...and freaked out again. I got very lucky though...someone gave it to the attendants there. I ended up driving back down the next morning to pick it up.
Since then, it's been a mixture of work, chillin' with friends, and working out my legs. My weight hasn't changed at all during this time, but I'm hoping it's because I'm gaining muscle in my legs and that it's negating any fat I'm losing. I haven't been to the gym much lately, but I'm going to change that tonight. For the meantime, it's time to get some sleep.