Saturday, April 17, 2010

Three Things

1. I finished Video #3 of the Pajama Sam walkthrough. I'm pretty happy that I was able to get all the way through the mines in one video, because there's a somewhat complex (and totally optional) maze in that part of the game.

Also, there's about a minute of GRATUITOUS EDUCATIONAL CONTENT!!! Otto gives a lecture which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about geysers. Fun!

2. I'm busy writing Essay #1, which is all about Aristotle and Final Causes. Aristotle believes that things have purposes. For example, the purpose of a watch is to tell you what time it is, and the purpose of an eyeball is to see things. Pretty simple to understand.

For some reason, a lot of people today believe that nothing has a purpose. You'll hear existentialists talk a lot about how life is random and meaningless, so purpose is just an illusion. I don't know where they got that idea from; maybe they were just in a grumpy mood when they said that.

My essay goes over twenty-five different arguments people have made in the debate over whether or not purposes exist. It's mostly just explaining what people have said.

3. More about the hockey playoffs. I put this last, so if you're not interested, you can just skip over it.

I was able to attend the San Jose Sharks game on Friday. YES! I should have taken notes, because it was a super-exciting game where a lot of stuff happened.

...Like the other team scoring at the start of the game. Then, the crowd felt like crying, and the Sharks played kind of badly. Forutnately, they were able to find their groove about fifteen minutes later, and they tied it up! YEAH!

But things were worse in the second period. Our goalie played really, really badly. Colorado only took four shots that period, but three of them were goals. Ouch! I'm surprised they didn't pull the goalie; the crowd was kind of upset with him.

The worst part was when the other team scored right after we did. I'm serious. They scored before the people in the crowd finished dancing to the "we just scored a goal" victory music. It was very sad, and everyone felt like crying again.

Then, for about ten minutes, the players focused more on hitting each other than trying to score.

For most of the rest of the game, our guys were shooting maniacs. We got two goals, but both of them were waived off after review. Finally, we managed to tie the game at 5-5 with 32 seconds left, when some people had already started to leave the building to avoid traffic.

In the playoffs, they have sudden death overtime. That means the first team to score wins. It was pretty intense, and we almost got a goal, only someone from the other team got a last-second interference penalty in order to stop the play. But we scored on the ensuing power play! VICTORY!

Overall, I'd say about two-thirds of the game was good. The rest of it made the crowd want to cry. Especially because our goalie played really badly (he got sarcastic applause at one point), and because we were constantly playing catch-up throughout the entire game.

The next game is tonight, in less than an hour. The series is tied 1 to 1. This should be interesting.

Also, my playoff beard is looking pretty impressive now.


Anonymous said...

Hey Michael (or anyone else), what are some good Nancy Drew games? I have Treasure in the Royal Tower, Danger on Deception Island, and Warnings at Waverly Academy. Any other good games in the series?

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite Nancy Drew games inlude Phantom of Venice, Haunting o Castle Malloy, Last train to Blue Moon Canyon, and secret of Shadow Ranch. But they are all wonderful in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

U should get The haunted carousal! :D