I know this is the last thing anyone wants to hear, but I have been so unable to effectively play Rock Block lately. I can't think 2 moves ahead without forgetting what I was doing. I might be the first person to run out of cards from losing all the time! :)

Anyhow, the holiday season is pretty busy at both my jobs, so it's hard for me to get in here to write. Plus, I don't feel like I have anything to say! I'd hate to just be putting random crap in here; I want to use this to express what I have on my mind. I just happen to have nothing on my mind.

I need to burn music on my iPod. Oh, I got an iPod. Actually, I got my wife an iPod, took hers, and gave her mine, since it already had her music on it (I think I spoke of this before). It's cool to have an iPod, but now I have no desire to use it, since I don't really have any good places/reasons to use it. I appreciate the compact size and huge storage, but...

I think what the problem really is (we're back to Rock Block..try to keep up) is that I get so...anxious to not lose that I psyche myself out, and make myself lose. I need to be less competitive about it, and try to have more fun. (Scott, if you read this, this is all me. Don't think that I am in any way dissing RB. I just..want to win more than I lose, which is tough for me...lately)

Plus, I want to get all the Achievements. I have no patience for waiting! :D

Oh! And I finally got to see "Reign Over Me", which was really better than I thought it would be. I don't know why I really like movies involving people with some kind of mental issues...could be that I can sympathize? ;) I don't want to spoil it, but it's a must-see, in my opinion!!

Although, in the interest of full disclosure, I also have hit or miss taste in movies, so I've been told. :)

Anyways, song of the day (I need to concentrate on RB...Steve West is trying to trick me into losing two in a row to him!) will be "My Insatiable One" by Suede. I like it. No big secret reason.

OOH! He totally got me for two straight!! GRR!!!

Eleven Replies to 5-XII-2007 or I Think I Need a Break

Scott Hardie | December 6, 2007
Looking at your recent losses, I see a lot of Steve West. He's an excellent player; look at his win/lose/draw ratio. If you were a baseball team, would you get mad at yourself for losing to the Yankees? This may sound like I'm dissing the rest of the player body, which is certainly not my intention, but my advice is to get out there and consistently play a variety of opponents, instead of just Steve, Eric, and me. You'll win more often, you'll enjoy the game more whether you win more often or not, and you'll get closer to unlocking my favorite play rule when you defeat your 25th opponent. I can't wait to play you with it... if you'll grant me one concert again for old time's sake. :-)

In your concerts with me, I haven't been talkative lately, but that's because of crap in my personal life that isn't about you or the game. You rule, and your comments cheer me up. :-)

Kelly will visit from Christmas to New Years. Think we can get together? I'd love to put together a Munchkin and Wii day with the three of us, Jeremiah Poisson and his fiancée Ines, and William Mayo and his girlfriend Maggie, if you're up for it. John and Michael are certainly welcome too, and so's Mrs. Aaron even though I have yet to meet her. Let me know, and no problem if you're simply not available.

Steve West | December 6, 2007
I love playing against you Aaron and not because of any win/loss ratio effects. You're just a fun guy to compete against and if I recall we haven't even played for trades. Overall, we've played each other a total of 14 times, barely a slice of your concerts. Sorry if this sounds overly defensive but the Yankees? Yer killin' me Scott.

As far as your play goes, I think you play well just not, as they say in football, for all 60 minutes. Hang in there buddy and yes, I also encourage you to play everyone, although I won't decline a challenge from you.

Kelly Lee | December 6, 2007
Play against me, I'm a great ego boost.

Scott Hardie | December 6, 2007
Sorry, Steve. It was the best analogy I come up with that quickly. :-)

Denise Sawicki | December 6, 2007
Hey you're not the only one with rock block "issues" if that makes you feel any better :P

Aaron Shurtleff | December 6, 2007
Yeah, but the people who are most often around for challenging, it's you guys. Plus, I'm still kind of put off by challenging people. I feel like I would come off as pushy. Especially since I want to win their cards! ;)

Scott: I should get my Target schedule tonight, so I'll let you know what I got, and we'll see how it goes from there. I would love to make it, but I don't know about Mrs. Aaron(^_^), or John or Mike. Everyone's so busy! And are there even 25 different people to defeat?!

Steve: Good thing we don't play for trades! I'd be out of cards! ;) Yeah, I don't know what happened with that last last one... I knew it was there, but I convinced myself I couldn't get the draw. And you're not the Yankees...you're more like the Twins, a good team that is consistently good.

Kelly: Yeah, that's what Denise says, too, but I've yet to ever best her in Rock Block combat! I'll see what kind of challenge I can put together.

Denise: Yeah, but my issues are worse, since my inability to beat you is part of my issues! ;) I know I'm not that special, trouble-wise. I think it's knowing I have to win five straight for an Achievement that gets into my mind.

Denise Sawicki | December 6, 2007
By "issues" I just meant getting more upset about losing than is really necessary... I also am not dissing RB by the way. :) Most of my losses are against Steve West too. That Steve West *shakes fist*

Steve West | December 7, 2007
Ha! It is just not easy being me. And you Denise (shaking palsied fist back) are welcome to take the Twins challenge anytime:-) The Twins? Yeesh.

Aaron Shurtleff | December 7, 2007
Look, I don't know what baseball team you're going to find favorable to be compared to, but the Twins were meant as the highest complement. I could have deeply insulted you and said Red Sox, you know!

Steve West | December 7, 2007
Yeah, I know. Both analogies make logical sense but if you don't pick an individual's personal favorite they can find a way to be insulted, if they choose. I'm joshing, really. And thank you for not picking the Red Sox. (Evil bastards).

Aaron Shurtleff | December 10, 2007
Scott, I know what you're going to say, but Eric challenged me, and I couldn't say no, and then I had to challenge him back to try to get my card, and well, there you go! At least I know what I did wrong..in the first match at least...


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