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A to Z 2017: MDA MUSCLE WALK 2017

A to Z 2017: MDA MUSCLE WALK 2017

This year for the A to Z Challenge 2017 I'm trying something completely different... vlogging! That's right, I'll be putting myself out there on YouTube, talking about who knows what for who knows how long! Come join in the conversation as I talk about a variety of topics throughout April.

Let the rambling begin!

A to Z 2016 : MARVEL

A to Z 2016 : MARVEL

Welcome to the 2016 A to Z Challenge on I, Jak! This year's theme is 2016 Highlights, where I will be blogging about things I have been looking forward to this year, whether people, places, or things. Some have already occurred, some are currently happening, and others are yet on the way.

Some topics may be a bit generic (occurring annually), while others will be specific to 2016, so come take a look!

A to Z 2015 : MYSTERIUM

A to Z 2015 : MYSTERIUM

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to borrow this next game from a friend so that I could get some pictures taken. I'm going to use some I found on Boardgamegeek, until I can get my own.

It's yet to be released in the US, but I've played the Polish version, and thought it was really fun. And surprisingly challenging. It's heralded as being a cross between Dixit and Clue, and I suppose the comparisons fit. Let's take a quick look into the world of...

A to Z 2014 : MOMENTS

(An A to Z 2014 Challenge Entry)

Life is full of moments. Moments of all various sorts.

Scary Moments: You find yourself lost out in the woods and you’ve never watched an episode of Man Vs. Wild or Survivor. Your significant other is “late”... you know what I mean… Your significant other’s pregnancy test comes up positive.

Relieving Moments: Your significant other is “back on track”... You passed an important exam. You swerved just in time to miss a suicidal animal hurling itself across the road.

Happy Moments: Your favorite team just won another game. You found a 10$ bill on the ground. Shit… a 5$ bill. Hell... a 1$ bill. Who am I kidding? A fucken penny… Your significant other’s pregnancy test comes up positive (see, they can overlap).

Embarrassing Moments: Oh My Nuts, my fly has been down this whole time? I hope no one saw me walk into that pole while texting on my phone. Having your pants pulled down as a practical joke while going commando. Being asked how “far along” you are, when not pregnant.

Awkward Moments: Congratulating someone on being pregnant and/or asking when the baby is due, when not being entirely 100% positive said individual is pregnant. Don’t be that person. Ever. Please. Showing up to a Swingers party and expecting it to be a dance-based party (though, bedroom dancing is a thing).

Funny Moments: Every moment shared with me is funny. Except when it’s not…

Defining Moments: You fall in love for the first time. Your first child is born. You survive “fill-in-the-blank” said traumatic/life and death situation. Your parents are murdered and you are left with a massive inheritance and a thirst for justice that will fuel your obsession with vengeance that can only be accomplished while masquerading in a bat suit.

And so on and so forth. There are millions of these moments that exist for each and every one of us. Some positive, some negative.

But then there are moments when you attempt to reheat a steak, egg, and cheese bagel meal from McDonalds, and you come to find it was in the microwave too long and the cheese has gone awry and the sandwich now exists as a hot mess.

Followed by the moment you realize that, unless you wash a fork, the only utensil at your disposal is a spare, plastic spoon from Dairy Queen.

But you have one of those defining moments of realization that your momma didn’t raise no fool.

And you go to town and you make that spoon work...

Do you have specific moments you will never forget? What are some Life defining moments you’ve experienced?

A to Z : MOTIVATION

(And A to Z 2013 Challenge Entry)

Once again I had planned an entry, but when coming time to sit down and write I get stuck. Like I have too much to say, not enough, or what I want to say isn’t going to be of interest to anyone. The post was going to be about Magic: the Gathering, a collectible card game I’ve been obsessed with, on and off, throughout the years.

Where would I begin? Go into the history of MtG? How to play? Why I am passionate about it? Talk about the blog I want to start based on the game? Question if my love for board/card/video games makes me some sort of man-child?

So anyhow, I just sit there. It’s like I’m back in my party days — drunk — staring at the hyperdrive-star screensaver in some stranger’s office. Except that was a lot funner, because I could pretend I was in Star Wars.

So I’m suffering from the lack of motivation on multiple fronts: “M” topic, job hunting, doing the laundry. Bleh. Suckage.

I’d rather just spend time catching up on blogs and commenting for now. I think that's how I'll spend my evening. I think I have an “N” entry that can cover some of these random, missed subjects. I will focus on that.

A friend wanted me to write about MacGyver. Considering I’ve never seen the series, I thought I would compromise with a video I recently saw posted:


Happy writing everyone!

Ever have a persistent lack of motivation? Any hints/tricks to get out of a funk?