I have finally replaced my stolen wii. My new friend code is:

8623 0016 9305 2872

If you're going to enter it into your Wii, please comment with your friend code since they need to be mutual.
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Come right on in and take whatever you'd like

Yesterday while I was at work my apartment was burglarized. I got home to find my door closed, but the door frame was split in half so that nothing was really holding it that way. They didn't get all the expensive things in the place, but they sure got some good stuff. Luckily not my PC will all my data, but they did take: my laptop, my camcorder, my digital camera, my projector, my Wii, all of my Wii games and GameCube games (for playing on the Wii) as well as half of my PlayStation2 games (accidentally?) and pretty much all the accessories for all those things. Oh yeah, so if already used my Wii friend code, go ahead and send them some nasty message.

Luckily I have renters insurance, if you don't have insurance, let this serve as a warning get yourself some damn renters insurance. Nothing taken was really that irreplacable and some of the things I'll even be happy to have to replace. Still, what isn't replacable is feeling secure in this apartment. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. At the very least I can trasfer to an identical apartment not on the ground floor, although this place has had break-ins on every floor. I can buy myself an alarm system, too. What I really want is a standard metal door frame, not one made out of one by, a safer neighborhood, and a complex that cares about the security of the front door/gate. I might be able to replace a door frame here at my own expense but I'm considering moving to a place that already has all 3 of those things.

I don't know why they picked my place. I keep the shades down for exactly this reason, so that no one can see in and see all my awesome stuff. The night before, while I was watching the superbowl on my projector, I ordered a pizza and the delivery guy commented that I had the perfect setup for a superbowl party, so I can't help wondering if that had anything to do will everything disappearing the following day. Why do people have to suck?
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Preamble )I took the bus to Squirrel Hill today. I waited about 20 mins. When the bus came I got on, but the guy told me that my ID wasn't valid because the bus sticker was expired. That is only the second time in four years a driver has cared, and I rarely remember to keep my sticker current. So I got off and told him I'd just wait for the next bus. I suppose it was a mean thing to do, to imply that his efforts to stop me from doing something I wasn't supposed to were useless. They are. The last time a driver wouldn't let me get on with an expired sticker I didn't have money, this time I did it on principle. He told me he'd make sure to let the other driver know I was waiting. Of course the next bus, the one right behind him, was probably what he meant, but it was not a bus I could take to where I was going so it didn't matter. Another 15 minutes wait was well worth the satisfaction of getting away with it. I wasn't really doing anything wrong. I paid for the current sticker, I just haven't gotten it yet because I'm lazy and it is rarely neccessary.
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Work sucks & videogames

well, that basically says it. Not that I would know or anything, because I have been getting so little of it done lately. If I come home in the evening, for dinner let's say, and plan to go back to work, well it just won't happen. And then I end up playing or watching video games. I detest video games and I'll tell you why. Besides being a waste of my time, most of them are ridiculous. I'm at a place now in my professional career where I know enough about entertainment experiences and game design to know that most games are designed poorly. When I play Star Fox, forget about the ludicrous story about a fox and dinasaur planet and all those crazy items (see the penny arcade about Star Fox), why do I need to see a representation of the controller on the screen and buttons popping up over people's heads. How is that supposed to help immersion? And I should never hear a character say the words "control stick". There are games where what they make you do and what you have to figure out is too challenging or random. And then there are the games that I'm just plain bad at. Nothing is original. 3d has ruined some very good games.

Enough about games. When working on this website I lost a bunch of work including all of my pictures from the beach party. I'd be pissed except that the ones of the setup didn't come out well and the ones of the people, well, let's just say I'm not going to miss them. So I'm only mildly annoyed about that.

School. See, even when writing about work videogames distract me, let alone when I'm actually trying to do it.

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