O.A.R. – About an Hour Ago

Camping: Watkins Glen

Photos from our camping trip to Watkins Glen.

My trip to DICE as a game changer

Recently, I was fortunate enough to get selected by DICE to visit their studios in Stockholm Sweden to preview Star Wars Battlefront 2. The company flew me out there and covered all the expenses for a 2-day play session of an early build. I got to speak with several of the developers and get an inside scoop of what goes on behind the scenes, as well as meeting many well-known YouTubers such as JackFrags, StoneMountain64, and BattlefrontUpdates. All of us would sample one of the modes in the game, and then retreat to a conference room to discuss the gameplay in an open forum session and offer up any feedback or concerns. I’ve always been a huge fan of both Star Wars and DICE games, so the experience was truly an honor and a dream come true for me.

At EA Play they showcased a video of these game changers during this visit. If you watch closely you can see me in it for a brief moment.

Here’s some photos I took of the trip.

Camping: Memorial Day 2017

Pictures from our Memorial Day camping trip at Merry Knoll campground in The Thousand Islands.

Best of G.I. Joe PSAs

Old but still great.

Darius Benson Vine Compilation

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton. Epic Rap Battles of History.

Titanfall 2 – All Titans

My Knee

I’ve been having problems with my left knee for about 2 years now. When I sit for an extended duration of time it stiffens up and hurts to bend, which really doesn’t jive well with my career and lifestyle since I sit in front of a computer so often. About a year ago I get an elliptical to exercise my knee and it really helped. I strive to use it every other day, and the pain and stiffness typically goes away completely. But if I lapse on my exercise or after a typical camping weekend the dull and constant aching returns.

This week it’s been especially bad for some reason and I can’t even bend my leg completely. So I finally caved and saw a doctor. They performed an x-ray which looks fine. I suspected the problem was osteoarthritis, but it turns out I have a bakers cyst behind my knee which is a pocket of fluid that forms often as a result of arthritis. They gave me a shot of cortisone, and I’ve got an MRA scheduled for a month out to see if it needs to be drained or removed surgically.

Hopefully I can get this solved. I’ve been dealing with it for so long now and gotten in the habit of standing cautiously while placing weight on my other leg. Otherwise my left knee can sometimes buckle and give out. I thought for sure I’d be needing knee surgery one day, but was hoping regular exercise would address it.

OK GO

OK GO is a band that is known for highly creative and original music videos, most of which are done in a single take. You may have seen their Treadmill video which has gone viral. All their videos are worth the time to watch and the music is quite catchy.