Archive for December, 2009

Merry Christmas ya’ll!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, what few readers of Conflagration I have left! Heh.

In all honesty, I hope all of you guys have a very good Christmas. I hope God fills all of your homes with joy, blessings, and love. I hope you enjoy seeing your families or friends, whatever it may be. And I hope you all never forget the magical joy of this season.

As the year winds down, folks tend to look back on the year in retrospect, kinda evaluate where things are. Me, well, while the year has had it’s up and downs in various places, and I have some regrets, there are 2 key factors that have entered my life this year that have made it absolutely a good year. The first one would be Josiah Henry, the son of my beloved friends Josh and Angie Henry, and whom I am proud to have been named the Godfather of. He’s ridiculously cute and I’m amazed just thinking about what all is going to come out of his life, all the potential inside him.

The other key factor? A beautiful woman named Karen Wilson. A lady who is amazing in SO many aspects, and I adore so very much. Our relationship is one of the most amazing things to ever happen in my life, and I am so happy that she’ll be moving here soon. We haven’t always had a whole lot of time to be together, but when we are, everything just seems better. I know the whole thing is going to change once we’re able to see each other every day if we want, and I’m beyond happy. I know she’ll be doing something she loves: helping God’s children who are going through hard times. I can’t tell you guys how happy I am for her because of that. I don’t know the words to express it right. I say all this with complete honesty though, it’s not just a side benefit to having her here, closer to me. Yes, obviously, I am extremely thrilled about that, but having her working for something that she truly loves, that’s what brings more joy to me. I need you guys to know that, to understand that, because it’s really important to me that you do. I’m praying for God to use her. Not for anything huge, or showy, or something that’ll get her recognition, because I know that isn’t as important to her as this: I pray that just one, at the very least, just one person will believe God is real because of her faith and her love for Him and her love for His people. Because nothing would make her happier than that.

Do I have regrets? Sure I do. There’s plenty of things I regret, but if there’s one thing I’ve had to have beaten into my head over and over, it’s that you can’t change the past, all you can do is make the future better. Well, I’m taking all those things I regret, and I’m gonna do all I can to change things for the better. To all those I have hurt or neglected my friendships with, I am sorry. Know I love you all. I do want to be a more active friend in your life again, if you’ll have me.

I really think 2010 is going to be an epic year. There’s so much possibility in store for me, for all of my friends, for my family, for everyone now that I think about it. I really hope there’s a lot of Epic in it for all of you guys.

In the meantime, I’m going to look forward to Christmas…and New Year’s with my beautiful girlfriend. Oh…and having a week and a half off from work after tomorrow! Love you guys, and once again, Merry Christmas!

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Tis the Holiday Season!

I know I’m way overdue for updating this, but I’m actually about to go Christmas shopping, so I’ll just hit a few quick points.

1. Karen is amazing, I had so much fun when she was here for Thanksgiving, and I can’t wait to see her in a few short days for her graduation!

2. If you’re so inclined to purchase something for me for Christmas, thank you. It means a lot to me. You can find a list of things I’d like at my Amazon.com wishlist.
http://amzn.com/w/257AL93EL6GZ1

3. Champions Online was fun for a while, but ultimately several factors came together to make it not really enjoyable in the long fun. The graphics engine is terribly designed, the questing is repetitive and dull (bad for a game that lends itself well to making lots of different characters), the statistics and character building system is insanely overly complicated, and it does not lend itself well to community building. I did enjoy some of it’s features (the character creator has a LOT of options and the Sidekicking system does wonders for getting folks to group together at any level), but it’s got a long way to go to come close to WoW, and I’ve canceled my account until these issues are resolved.

4. Speaking of WoW, my Shaman’s level 78, the druid’s gotten some great gear out of Ulduar, and I’m looking VERY forward to exploring Icecrown Citadel with my raid team next week.

5. You might wanna keep an eye on the Doghouse Podcast at http://www.Doghousesystems.com. I’m not gonna say why just yet, but…just be ready for the next episode. ^.^

Okay, off to go shopping. Later everyone.