It’s been the highest of highs, the lowest of lows — the past few weeks (approaching months) have been the ultimate in high-G. A full on emotional rollercoaster ride (of love!)
So why the radio silence? I will engage the Oakenlist protocol.
- Destiny The Taken King – Holy crap this game consumed my life for a few weeks there. I’m starting to come out on the other side of it now that my light level is hovering around 290 and I can do just about everything I want to do. The biggest issue is that I don’t have any pals that play on the PS3, and trying to organize raids with random players is a pain in the bloody neck. All this to say, if you’re reading this, and you play on the PS3, drop a comment or shoot me an IM through the PSN, and maybe we’ll meet up someday. Here’s a link to my profile.
- Blue Jays – HOLY CRAP. These guys are flat out fun to watch. I’ve always been a fan, but now they’re making a push deep into the playoffs, and I remain optimistic that they can turn it around against Kansas City. If they do, you can probably expect another 3 weeks of radio silence at least as I sleep off the hangover. I was at game 2 of the ALDS, which proved to be the last game they lost against Texas. What an experience! The place was electric. You could hear a pin drop before every crucial pitch, and when the crowd erupted it nailed you in the chest. You could feel the floors shaking. Absolutely incredible, even though they lost that game.
Here’s a video I shot, that demonstrates a horrifically drunk fan (who was later escorted out of the building by 5-6 of Toronto’s Finest), and a strikeout by Marcus Stroman.
- I would be remiss to mention that my work life has been absolutely off the rails lately. Obviously I can’t go into details, but suffice to say one of my projects has had some lawyers sharpening their blades, and we wound up getting a settlement in place approaching 7 figures (in our favour). I’m immensely proud of how I’ve done throughout this entire ordeal (spending about 3 hours daily on the road, logging 50+ hour work weeks, etc.) and Mrs. Oak is starting to see me around the house a bit more often these days. Which is awesome.
Anyways. I’ve been feeling the urge to pick up the dice again lately, which usually is symbolic of my life returning to a state of normalcy. Looking at my photo cache, it appears as though my last game was played about a month ago. This will not stand. I might write a blog post a bit later, which could be entitled: “What not to do when playing against Eldar”
I have been getting a bit more productive lately, trying to tie a bow on several of my outstanding projects. Here’s a shot of my *almost* completed Tyrant Guard:
As well as the Tyrannocyte, which I traded my Tau Hammerhead Gunship for:
Hopefully I’ll keep picking off these long-outstanding projects so I have a bit less guilt about expanding my forces some over the winter.
That’s it for now guys. I’m alive and I’m painting again. Life is good.