Half the reason I pay attention to LJ nowadays is to keep up with a few friends. But the trouble is... I keep up more with Facebook. Or G+. Or Twitter. And this just keeps falling to the side. So. Here's what's going on.
Weight is still up for the year, but down ten pounds from my heaviest point. Was doing well until my doctor ordered me to avoid strenuous exercise to give my heart a break. Then I bounced up twenty pounds. Stop exercising and eat the same and your weight jumps up? Whoda thunk it? So, I've now got the blood pressure under control, and I've changed my eating habits, now I just need to get back on the exercise train. Odds are I'm not going to go back to the gym. Not that I don't want to, but my funds are being diverted elsewhere.
And that elsewhere is Skulls for Tots. I decided to run a fundraiser for the Child's Play charity. It's going to start November 11th at Noon (Should I push it up an 49 minutes?) and it'll be a marathon through each Halo FPS game on the Legendary difficulty setting. When we hit certain financial points, we'll add additional skulls to the mix. Here's the preliminary checklist for Halo 2.
1st IWHBYD $208 - Changed dialogue.
2nd Sputnik $416 - increased physics response.
3rd Famine $832- Less ammo.
4th Black Eye $1,664 - Charge your shields by punching
5th Catch $3,328 - Enemies throw more grenades.
6th Ghost $6,656 - AI characters do not flinch from attacks.
7th Angry $13,312 - Enemies fire their weapons faster and more frequently.
8th Assassins $26,624 - All enemies are cloaked.
9th Whuppoptomous $53,248 - AI is smarter.
10th Mythic $106,496 - Enemies have double health, double shields
11th Thunderstorm $212,992 - Most enemy units are their highest rank
12th Blind: $425,984 - No HUD
Got a friend doing the website, and I'm busy enlisting everyone I can, aside from people playing the game, I'll need people to help run the webchat and live stream, and I've had a few people volunteer to bring over some food, which is nice.
Other than that, not a whole helluva lot going on. Hope everyone else out there in internet land is doing well.