Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pro Tour Qualifier

I've managed to unpack most of my things and I am enjoying living on my own.

I had training for two days at work last week, so that was a nice break from work. Tony, an old, funny Chinese guy and one of my mentors at work wants me to go snowboarding with him and a bunch of my coworkers on my team, but I told him maybe next year. I've gone snowboarding and skiing before, but with my experience it was never fun for me. Sure, I probably didn't like it because I was new and fell a lot... but it's also just too cold and dangerous for me to consider it fun. I want to like it, so maybe next year. Besides, it's pretty expensive to get all of the right gear that i would need.

Friday night I went to a coworker's house to hang out. He had a bunch of us over and we listened to music, played some Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox, and drank a little. After a while my coworker's left execpt for Drew and myself. Then it got a little awkward as other people came over that we didn't know. They all looked 17 or 18 but claimed to be 20. I don't know why but I didn't leave until after 1 am...

Saturday I got up real early to go to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Qualifier. There were about 280 players all competing for the one Pro Tour ticket to San Diego and lots of prizes. Each player recieved 6 booster packs to make a deck out of, and it was Swiss pairing all the way. My card pool was very strong, but I made some mistakes and didn't have the luck needed to go all the way. I finished 5-4 after 9 rounds, which isn't too too bad. Only got 3 boosters as a prize for finishing in 53rd place.

We went to my friend Jamie's house after to hang out. Some of us wanted to go to a Chinese Buffet for dinner, but others wanted to have delivery, so we ordered a ton of Chinese food to simulate a buffet at home. The only thing I had to eat all day was a fun sized Kit-kat bar, so I made sure we ordered a ton of food! It was too much though, we couldn't finish it..

Today I'm watching football games and my fantasy team continue to go undefeated as it goes 11-0. I need to prepare for a presentation type thing that I need to do at work to explain what I learned a training a few weeks ago. My boss is just trying to scare me, so I'm not worried about it. I'll throw something together and prepare some handouts and I will make it a casual conversation as opposed to a formal presentation.

Sorry I've been neglectful and I hope you all have been doing well.


  1. It sounds like things are going well with your new apartment and at work. :-)

    Missed talking to ya online.

  2. cool blog

    just a guy. stuck in the closet.

  3. Shane

    hey good to see you post again and yeah ive been missong you on MSN too. Thi smajic thing i dont know anything about it but glad you had fun

    take care and be safe