Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry
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A busy couple of days...

I started this new month by trying a couple of different things. The two biggest of those things can be summed up in four words: "exercise more, drink less." I spun on the stationary bike Monday and Tuesday, and let me tell you, my mood these past couple of days is much better than the past week or so. Oh, sure, we're but a scant single week from the scheduled beginning of leave - seven days and four-plus hours, to be exact - but I'm not worried, even though there's still an outstanding question as to whether this leave can be supported. And as for the drinking less - well I didn't so much implement that on Monday, but I imposed and kept a hard limit Tuesday night while I watched Knocked Up. It was my first viewing of that movie, and it shows me once again that any discussion of what's funny these days begins and ends with Judd Apatow.

After my workout Tuesday afternoon, I went home to shower, and decided that I desired to have music in the bathroom during said shower. Hooking my iPod up to headphones and cranking the volume to the max sufficed, but I knew that I'd need to seek a better solution. An hour later and eighty dollars lighter in the bank account, I walked out of Best Buy with an Altec Lansing iPod dock. Not only will it satisfy my craving for in-shower music, it also functions well in the kitchen, and in the office (the small size makes it easily portable).

Up in my office, we've been having a lot of fun with VGMusic, a site that has MIDI arrangements of music and sound effects from a myriad of games. That's all well and good, but sometimes you absolutely need the real thing. Fortunately for me, producing said real thing is quite easy for me. I joined the forces of sound recording program Total Recorder with those of NES emulator FCE Ultra, and the result was a real, authentic MP3 of the overworld theme from The Legend of Zelda. Yeah, it might be cheesy and dorky, but I think it's cool, and so does most of my division.

My friend Dave has departed the Submersible Death Trap; he's leaving the Seagoing Military Force, moving on to bigger and better things. He gave his parting shot in classic style last night, walking into my apartment - through the back door - and totally surprising my roommate. Serving with Dave was great. Just great...FOR US TO POOP ON!!

Currently I'm reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie; it's an interesting read so far. For reasons unknown to me, Josh laughed hysterically when he saw the book yesterday. I guess maybe winning ten grand in the lottery puts you above the need for such information - you can simply buy friends, vice winning them.

Tonight might see some Durham ops; it will definitely see some stationary bike ops. Whatever happens, I'm confident that everything will work out in the end regarding my leave...
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