Operation Waco Debrief

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The latest reports from Waco have arrived. Our operations there continue as planned. Base One, code-named “D-House”, was gracious enough to host the Commander this weekend as he hand-delivered mission briefings and inspected the state of operatives.

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Indeed, I was in Waco for this past labor day weekend, and up front I must make 2 apologies. I regretfully did not get to see the Kwil despite her being in town, nor did I deliver on a promise to at least call one Ashlie Kaim. Ladies, should either of you be reading this, I am sorry. I feel quite awful for not delivering on the promise to do so. I hope you can forgive me.

Friday night, a large group of us went out to Buffalo Wild Wings for, well, some wings. Some delicious ones at that. And it was also the site of a very monumental record break. Allow me some background. Buffalo Wild Wings has this challenge know as the “Blazin’ Challenge” where one must eat 12 wings in their Blazin’ sauce (the hottest flavor) in 6 minutes or less. Now, Tony and Chris (not Stone, the other Chris. I can’t remember his last name at the moment) have gotten 24 wings, 6 each of the 4 hottest flavors, and are challenging each other to eat all 12 without drinking. They pull it off. Both of them are thinking that they could pull off winning the Blazin’ Challenge. Lee shows up a little late, and after hearing what Tony and Chris managed to do, decides to enter the challenge right there. Now, me, I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to spicy foods. I like to get the mild sauce myself. I’m seriously thinking we may be dragging this guy to a hospital before the night is over. Tony has found out the record for this challenge (at least at this particular BWW) is 3 minutes, 3 seconds. Lee believes he can beat it. Some of the more cynical of you might be inclined to think that these wings would be cooked even spicier for the Challenge. Well, upon asking the waiter, we confirmed that this is indeed the case. So, here come the wings. Lee absolutely tore into these things. I have never seen the like. I don’t even know how to describe it. He grabbed a wing with both hands, and tore nearly all the meat off in one chunk. In the end, we had 12 bones set aside, Lee covered in wing sauce, and a new record of 12 wings eaten in 1 minute and 35 seconds. Holy crap. It was amazing. And Lee was saying he didn’t even think they were that spicy. The actual temperature of the wings (being fresh and all) hurt more than the spice. Very impressive, my friend. We ended up playing the longest game of Cranium I think I’ve ever been a part of in my life afterwards.

Saturday me and Josh and Angie spent a good part of the day hanging out with Kyle. Who is still awesome. Kyle got a copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. I haven’t played a lot of the Metroid games, and I’m really never good with first-person shooters unless there’s a keyboard and mouse involved. But Metroid Prime Three controls absolutely fantastic with the whole Wiimote. You point right at whatever you need to blast or manipulate. About the only real issue I have is that it’s very difficult to turn around quickly and the Lock-on feature doesn’t always work adequately for strafing. But it was very enjoyable, and it’s leaning me ever closer to a Wii purchase as my next gaming system. Halo 3 will probably shove it back towards the Xbox 360. And then I’ll go home and look at my beast of a PC and say “Pfffft, forget you silly consoles!”. Sigh. At least Bioshock is playable on XP, so I can get that. Microsoft is going to force me to buy Vista if I ever want to play Halo 2 on my PC however. Idiots.

Sunday: Church, lunch, getting fitted for another tux (Josh’s wedding), and we watched a really good movie called “The Ultimate Gift” that night. It’s an excellent film and you should go pick it up if you’re so inclined.

Monday I spent hanging out with the Chris of the Stone. We had lunch with some guys he knew at Rudy’s and then we got the 3rd and 4th Harry Potter films to watch. Unfortunately, I had to leave for home before we could watch Goblet of Fire, which is a darn shame because I’ve only seen that one once and I want to see it one more time before I catch Order of the Phoenix (which should be out on DVD soon as well). The original plan WAS to go out to Lake Whitney, but the threat of incliment weather (which later manifested itself) derailed those plans. Worst. Drive-Home Weather. EVER.

All in all, a fun weekend. I also got lucky enough that we found my comics that I had left there three weeks ago, as well as an umbrella I had left there who knows how long ago.

But it’s back to work, and now that Mom is officially going to days, this’ll be the first night where she’s home when I’ll be home. Conveniently enough, it’s also the same night that the Extralife Radio podcast records, which I like to be there for.

Next entry should have a nifty little pic of something I should get tonight, and I want to talk about the current storylines going on in Star Wars comics, as well as the novel series. Catch ya’ll later

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