Anime / Cartoons, Batman, DC, Firefly, Friends, Humor, ME, Pictures, Simpsons

AwesomeCon 2016

AwesomeCon finally arrived last weekend and sure enough I went this year. Now unlike in the past when I have gone for multiple days, I only attended on Sunday but I was not alone. This year I took two friends with me and all three of us dressed up in costume. I believe it was their first ComicCon ever and the fact they dressed up made it even more enjoyable and entertaining.
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Family, Friends, Humor, Love, ME, News, Personal, Women, Work

Rant

So it has been a few months since I have posted anything interesting or in an attempt to be intellectual. For the most part my second job has taken up a lot of time. I currently work 9-5:30 at one job and about 6pm-12am (sometimes 2am) at my other job. My life has become the real Work, Sleep, Eat routine. On my few days off and spare hours I have spent my time with close friends and working on a few side projects. Since I have not had time to work on all of the many posts and topics going through my head, I figured I would do a quick rant post. Buckle in… we are going all over the place in this one!

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Family, Friends, ME, Personal

RIP THOR

This is one of the hardest days of my life so far. I have had to say goodbye to Thor, my buddy for almost 16 years. I personally have been down since it has happened and grateful for all of the fun and interesting memories he helped provide my family with. I will always remember him and these are only a few small glimpses into the many memories I will cherish.
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Family, Friends, Holiday, Personal, Reflection

Giving Thanks

For Thanksgiving this year my family was invited over to my sister-in-law’s family Thanksgiving dinner. Normally we have dinner at home with our uncle  a few neighbors and sometimes cousins. This typically is about 10 people or less. This year was such a wonderful gathering to be invited to and the weather outside was perfect for sitting outdoors and drinking some beer. Seeing and talking to more of my sister-in-law’s family was a real treat. Over 20 people were gathered around to give thanks and enjoy each others company. I am very thankful that we had the privilege to be invited and that they wanted to be bothered by our presence. By the end of desert I was ready to pass out from all the fun and excitement. I don’t know how the rest of them kept going for hours and hours.
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ME, Personal, Pictures

The Workshop

Every person needs a space to themselves, a place that they can relax in, study, work on projects, and store and display things that represent them. This space has been apart of our homes for long time and takes on different names depending on the person for which it is created. Since I don’t have my own home yet I drastically needed a space to set up and store all my stuff. After looking at several different and unique storage ideas such as people creating a unique space within a truck, bus, and shipping containers I decided on a storage unit. I have now had my storage unit for about a year now and it is my workshop.

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ME, Personal

T-Minus 100 Days And Counting!

With 100 days till Christmas, I feel it is the perfect time to publish my Christmas and birthday wishlist for this year. Since my birthday is on the 27th of December, my wishlists are combined. Now Christmas is my favorite holiday; the spirit, the decorations, the good will to others, all of it makes it such a wonder time of the year. I will say I did wish my birthday was in the middle of the year like many others because they get to have birthday gifts in the middle of the year and Christmas gifts at the end of the year… Lucky Bastards!

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Alexandria, DC, Family, Friends, ME, Personal

YUM YUM IN MY TUM TUM

Food is the only medium in art that utilizes 4 of the five senses, taste, touch, sight, and smell. The best chefs know and play with all of these senses to give the customer a really wonderful experience. The food and restaurants don’t have to be very expensive or well known to be wonderful and bring up wonderful memories. With that being said my best friend, Naeroby Nunez, is a true artist and a wonderful chef. Naeroby is currently a sous chef at 1789, a classic American restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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Anime / Cartoons, ME, Simpsons Tapped Out, Video Games, World of Warcraft

The Addiction Continues

Addiction: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly :  persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

My Addiction: World of Warcraft & Simpsons Tapped Out

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Friends

Another Step Towards True Freedom

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On June 26th 2015, the United States Supreme Court made a legendary ruling stating that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States of America. States can no longer prevent or not recognize same sex unions with this decision. This allows same sex couples to now have the same benefits as other marriages. For the land of the free, this is very historic time where rights and freedoms of more Americans are being issued.
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AJROTC, Alexandria, DC, Friends, ME, Personal, Pictures, School, TC Williams High School

Already 10 Years Later

There are many times where I think back to fond memories in high school where I think of close friends or things that happened. These memories are sometimes so vivid that I feel like they are fresh and just occurred the day before. It is hard to imagine how ever that these memories are 10 years old or even older. I was able to reminisce many of these memories and even several I completely forgot about a few weeks ago with old friends. It really is hard to imagine that over 10 years ago, I graduated from high school and even more hard to imagine that we have now had our 10 year high school reunion weekend. Yes, you read that correctly, Weekend!!! A three hour small gathering is not long enough to catch up with old friends and find out what everyone is up to these days. So our high school reunion committee made it into a small weekend event. A good choice if you ask me because picking a date when everyone is free and able to attend is difficult especially at our age when so many of our friends are getting married and money is still a major factor in plans.

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Family, Friends, Love, ME, Personal

Cheers to the Scheers

On July 25th, 2015 in a historic train station in Virginia, my brother set forth on a journey with the love of his life. Sarah and my younger brother were married and I couldn’t be happier for them. I had the honor of standing by my brothers side as his best man and the whole thing went without a hitch. From what I could tell the two of them were not nervous about if the other was the one; instead they were excited and ready to be together.

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Finlandia, Finlandia, Friends, ME, Miranda, Personal, Summer, Trips

2378 Miles

Last year I did not really have the time or money to go on a trip just for my self. I did want to go to Vegas or camping somewhere however with work and classes getting in the way I had to crap those plans. This year I wanted to make it more about myself and what I wanted to do. It is safe to say I have alot more going on this year than I have in prior years. I have two weddings to go to this year, one of which is my brothers, and classes and work are taking up more of my time. One big event I really wanted to attend was my best friend Siera’s college graduation on Sunday May 3… in Hancock Michigan. That’s right, back to da UP. I must say timing was on my side because her graduation also landed on the best weekend for nerds this year, May 2. I call it the best weekend for nerds because of everything that was going on: Avengers Age of Ultron came out on Friday May 1, Free Comic Book day was on Saturday May 2, and Monday May 4 is ofcourse Star Wars Day. I decided that to make it a real vacation was to stop and stay in Chicago for all the fun events for each of these days. Best decision ever!

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Personal

O HELLO AGAIN

Yea Yea Yea… So its has been a while friends since I have posted anything and well I have been SOOOOO busy. There are so many things I have been wanting to write about discuss such as Philae probe landing on comet 67P, the planned manned Orion mission to Mars, Simpsons Tapped Out, World of Warcraft progress, Star Trek Online, and so much more. With that being said I will probably touch on the science stuff very soon.

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Family, Friends, Internet, News, Technology

Overprotective much….

A while back in the news there was a story about a mother who was charged for neglecting her seven year old son… for letting him walk to the park alone. Yes, a Florida mother was charged for letting her son go to the park with out proper supervision. This is absurd right? I ask because as a child growing up my brother and I had a playground down the street of our house and a lot of times would ride our bikes there.

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Personal

Amaluna

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For those of you that know me, I enjoy the theater and live acts. Any time I am in New York I want to attend atleast one Broadway show. Since New York is a good hike from DC I have to suffice with the shows in town. One of my favorite groups that visits the nations capital regularly is Cirque Du Soliel. I make it a habit to attend their shows when possible and take people with me to enjoy them as well.

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Family, Finland, Holiday, ME, Personal

Fond Memories

 

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I am sorry to say that my step-grandfather, Veikko, passed away on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. Even though he was technically my step-grandfather, he had always been around since I can remember and in my eyes he was my grandfather as much as my other grandfather, Pentti. Personally this is very hard for me because he was someone we visited regularly and with very fond memories of. Some of my earliest memories are of being back in Finland on the farm just southeast of Lahti in a small place called Hollala.

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Family, Friends, Love

Congratulations.

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My little brother, Harri, is getting married… Last night he proposed to a wonderful woman, Sarah, (she did say yes!) and I couldn’t be any happier for the two of them. He did it in front of her family on the OBX which is very simple but perfect in my opinion. My brother deserves the best and someone that really loves him even through disagreements and troubles. She is a good person and has a good family behind her, my brother chosen well and I will be proud to call her sister (-in-law). I am glad she keeps in contact with myself and my parents and includes us in plans. I personally consider that an important trait and it has helped me become closer with my brother. My family absolutely loves her and we think it is a great match and one that will last a very long time.

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Internet, ME, Movies / TV, Simpsons, Simpsons Tapped Out, Summer, Technology, Video

Springfieldians rejoice for Marathon

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OMG OMG OMG it is almost here; the longest marathon in history (TV history that is!)! In a true Springfieldian manner, the longest marathon is not one of running but of sitting on the sofa and watching TV and drinking a Duff. The Simpsons will air on FXX in chronological order all 25 seasons. That is 552 episodes and the Simpsons Movie will be included in the marathon and also will air chronologically after episode No. 400. The marathon begins at 10 AM ET on August 21 and ends at midnight ET on September 1; 12 glorious days!

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