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.

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 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.

My Overwatch Stats

Blizz added this recently:

Top 12 Places You’re NOT Allowed To Visit In The World

Star Wars Battlefront – Bespin Trailer



Blizzard’s Overwatch comes out on Monday. It’s a 6v6 team-based tactical shooter with 21 unique heroes (classes). Basically a TF2 clone on steroids. I haven’t been really interested in the game until I finally got to try the open beta recently, and then spent some time watching gameplay footage from GaLm who pretty much sold me on the game. In the past I’ve really enjoyed playing TF2 and this looks like a solid improvement to the formula.

All the heroes look fun and I can see myself regularly swapping them out. I think my favorite from each category would end up being  Tracer, Junkrat (loved the demo in TF2), Roadhog, and maybe Zenyatta.