Fueling the Habit #1: FLGS or Online??

 

Hey guys-

So, we’ve all got these….well….needs.  You know what I’m talking about.  I mean, you do…right?  Right?  ‘Course ya do…everyone has these urges at one time or another.  It’s merely human  nature.  For me, it’s daily.   I don’t get it everyday, but damn if I don’t think about it.  I gotta have it.  I must…I got a fever, and the only prescription is….

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The Saga Continues: Follow up to Force Friday

So, if you guys recall my previous post, I am under a Star Wars Episode VII embargo.  I was really anxious about Force Friday…1) I want to “save myself” for the film’s release and don’t want that to be compromised, and 2) it sounded like a lot of fun and I didn’t want to miss out.  I mean, this is essentially a cultural event, right?

So I went.

WARNING TO ANYONE ELSE LIKE ME!!!  There is a SPOILER inside this post. It got me, save yourself!  It’s minor, but it’s there!  SPOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILER!!!!!

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Adding Magnets to X-Wing Mini’s

So, sometimes when you’re playing X-Wing Miniatures, accidents happen.  Defective models, accidental drop-age, drunk friends (#1 cause for me), it’s very easy to end up with an X-Wing with 3 cannons or a TIE Interceptor minus a wing.  Superglue is mildly adequate, but I’ve had much better results using a compound called “Build-It.”

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5 Hilarious Videos from my Childhood

As much as I pretend that I don’t look at Buzzfeed articles every once in a while, I’m going to take a page out of their “clickbait playbook” and show you guys 5 videos that got me through me my pre-college youth.  Now, keep in mind, these are the 56k and Pre-YouTube days, so each one probably took me anywhere between thirty minutes to two hours to download.  That, and the videos were scattered all over the internet that word of mouth was really the only way to find them.

Anyway, let’s get right to it:

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Pebble Time Steel Review Extravaganza!

Last week I finally received my Pebble Time Steel in the mail. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this for about seven months now. I had it delivered to my work office as I couldn’t risk it being stolen or lost. My hands were trembling as I opened the box. My colleague eyed me from across the room but said nothing. He knew that I had to immediately open this box and play with my new toy. The box within the shipping box looked like retail packaging. It was nice and compact. I carefully ripped the box open and powered up my new watch. I was immediately prompted to connect the watch to my smartphone. Once that finished I had to wait a few minutes while the watch searched and downloaded the latest firmware update. As the progress bar slowly moved across it’s beautiful color screen I realized that just a few years earlier I was at this very same job about to invest in something called a smartwatch…

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The Agony of a Self-Imposed Star Wars Embargo on Force Friday

UPDATE: I attended Force Friday.  Stuff Happened.  Check it out here!

Guys, I’ve been suffering from a lot of anxiety about this.  For those of you who don’t know, Force Friday is September 4th and it marks the start of a huge marketing blitz for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.  Every thing from cereal, soup, toys and games, even make up is coming out with a Star Wars logo on it.

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