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I got suspended from my high school this week. I got in a fight with a kid in my algebra class for spoiling the Gears of War 3 campaign.
Once, while having ingrown toenail surgery, I used New Super Mario Bros DS as an anesthetic. I played through world 4-4 in lieu of effective painkillers.
During elementary school, I wasn't exactly what you'd call popular. For two glorious months, however, I was the mayor of the playground. I used my knowledge of Sim City and Roller Coaster Tycoon, along with a bucket of chalk, to turn the playground into Chalktown. It was an enormous expanse of chalk lots and residential zones on the asphalt. I numbered them and rented them out to my fellow students. I even designated a police force to keep the peace. There was a department of commerce to oversee the commercial district. Our currency was kickballs. The best part was when the bullies came to me and begged for a residential lot after noticing the rest of the playground was vacant. I gave them one right in-between the industrial district and the nuclear power plant.
I am such a huge fan of Mass Effect. I've played through and imported 19 profiles. All of them are level maxed. When playing through the 19th profile, I adjusted the thermostat in the room to try and match the temperature of the planets I was on. That time was the best.
I'm still trying to convince my boyfriend that we should have Lugia's song from Pokemon 2000 played at our future wedding. His response? As a kid, he would've deemed me the coolest girlfriend ever. Now, not so much.
During my first job interview, I was asked if I had any experience working in a team with set goals. I said I was a raid leader in a guild on WoW, and that we recently downed C'thun. I immediately regretted it. Luckily, the interviewers husband played WoW. She had heard all about the difficulty of leading a C-thun raid. Not only did I get the job, I was fast-tracked to team leader. WoW jumpstarted my career.
I always make sure my avatars reflect my current facial hair status.
This week's "That's cool, but I'm not sure how it fits in this column" award goes to
Isn't Superman awesome!! He has the power of the gods and the will of a saint. He could wipe us all off the face of the Earth at his whim,
but he doesn't. He instead uses his forces for good. He's not doing it in search of reward by fame or by fortune. He's doing it because it is THE RIGHT THING TO DO. He is willing to put his personal relationships, his career, his entire life in the backseat, to be on the beckon call of the entire world in order to ensure its safety. As long as you're a good person it doesn't matter how much money you make, how much power you have, the color of your skin, or what gods you do or don't believe in, he will be there to help you in a time of need because IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. You've got to admire the man.