Old schools games online

Earlier this summer, apparently I had time to waste….and I did. I was good at wasting time…..

I was playing old school video games from my computer! That is right. I found emulators + roms for the emulators for my computer. So I was able and still am able to play the classic video games from the N64, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, and Old School regular Nintendo days! Also I found PS and PS2 emulators but I couldn’t get them working on my computer.
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It was fun playing the original (and best) Mario Kart…not Kart Wii, Not Kart 64, but OLD SCHOOL Mario Kart for Super Nes!
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And my other fav is Mario Golf for N64, because it has putt-putt features. The newer Wii and Gamecube version eliminated the putt-putt feature. 😦
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I blame Mario Kart….jk lol

So many Gen Yers and younger have ADD.
Our attention spans are shot! We grew up with an electronic baby setter…the television.Go to fullsize image
At that time our parents did not know they were creating little monsters who would have NO attention spans. It was still relatively new (the TVs).
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Then, we grew addicted to the screen…next came some amazing classic video games where the screen had a lot of action every millisecond keeping our attention….(you know what I am talking about OLD SCHOOL Nintendo consoles!)

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Then we grew into the “age of maturity,” we got our own screens of attention, laptops…and we watched the drama unfold every five minuets (or less) on the AIM statuses and now the Facebook notifications!!!! (lol)
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My favorite era was the era of the Mario Kart! Good stuff!
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My lancaster story….

So my family moved to Lancaster, Oh about two years ago exactly. My parents got better jobs and what not. For me it was no big deal because I was still a college student in my hometown of Athens, Oh at Ohio University. All my high school and college friends were still in Athens, where I lived. I was living on campus with some friends. Until about March this year, I had not embraced the move to Lancaster. Map of Ohio showing Lancaster
Lancaster, Oh is not too far from Athens, about 45 minuets…but even better it is not that far from Columbus, 30 minuets or so…
Now I am adjusting to living in the new house: smaller house, with a lot less land property, and a lot more neighbors in a close proximity. And all my friends are not near me. It is weird. So I am starting a new social life. I need more young adult Lancaster friends….

gas prices and "Shipping and Handling"

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Question: How will the rising gas effect UPS, DHL, Fedex…?
Will they still be able to run business with out raising prices?
If they do raise prices how will it affect their business?
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Or are they still making out okay because of their efficiency and shire mass shipping?
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The truth is we the consumer have to pay for the price of shipping and handling no matter what, if that means paying UPS a few bucks more for shipping in to our door or if it means paying $50 extra at Walmart for “artificial inflation,” I talked about in a previous post. We still have to pay for shipping either way! So in a since that might actually benefit UPS if they can figure out how to use it to thier advantage. Right?

Gen Y and jobs

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So if you have kept on on my blog, you have read that Gen Y is sometimes labeled the “entitlement generation.” I am glad to say that this is not always true and not everyone has labeled all Gen Y workers this way.

As part of being very entitled or at least being perceived as being that way, Gen Y has come across as dreamers when it come to the work place. Gen Y pictures working at a job that they love. They imagine the “perfect job” and desire it. They will go out of their way to have it.
They have seen their parents work way too many hours, not being home, and not being happy. they do not want that.

Gen Y is relational. They desire conversion and a comfortable workplace. Gen Y workers have come across as whiny, selfish, and lazy to older employers who did not have the same luxuriates that Gen Y has and demands. For example: flexible hours, more benefits, less time at work, more money, less rules in the office, more work at home/from computer opportunities , ease and convenience.

The reality is that us Gen Ys probably should not be asking of so much from our first or second employers. If we want dream jobs we need to realize that we have to work the grunt jobs first and work our way into better jobs via success and hard work. A lot of Gen Ys get out of college and have no work expireice yet they expect the world to evolve around them. That bothers, even me. They have a good record and they have done plenty of hours of service with college organizations and maybe even had leadership expiriences, but they still have no idea how the real world works. And one behalf of other Gen Yers I asay that I am sorry.

Gen Y and College football

With high school class sizes getting bigger and bigger every year, the future of College football is looking pretty awesome!

Year after Year we have seen the largest classes of high schools to graduate nation wide. Every year more and more students are completing High school than ever.
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Not only are more students graduating high school, but more and more students are entering college. This means that the pool of talent and the level of competitiveness among college football students is higher than ever.

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Ultimately, this means more fun for us fans!

Being a youth ministry oriented blog, I do want to issue a warning for parent alumni – kid relations.

1. Do not force your children to go to the same school as you
2. Do not put significance in your childrens’ ability to play football and/or talent

All Prices go up

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toy pries,
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paper prices
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….everything is going up! Sure you might place blame on “inflation” but there is something greater going on….something so simple that people are missing it.
Think logically with me.
All of those items require transportation right? (Food, toys, paper)…
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And Oil is a natural resource that Asia countries have quickly learned to embrace. This means that it is running out even faster than usual. So the answer to will oil ever drop soon = unlikely unless we start drilling in Canada/Alaska…
But then even after we take all of that oil in less than sixty years the price is going to sky rocket again. IT IS A NATURAL RESOURCE!
To answer the main question:
We know that oil is bound to stay a high price and likely continue to go up…
Continue to think logically with me.
If all other items in America require transportation, they also require oil.
If oil is high, then transportation costs more,
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if transportation costs more
then the final price is going to be higher than usual.
It is an artificial inflation.
Technically it is not inflation which is the problem, just oil.

Oil goes up and so does everything else.

Classical Tolerance v Post modern Tolerance

Tolerance (definition version):
The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.

It is about respect.

Traditional definition: “The word ‘tolerance’ simply means ‘sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own.’ By definition, to tolerate someone implies that you do not agree with his views, You’re simply willing to indulge them.”

It is not about agreeing, but recognizing.

Another way of saying it is “bearing or putting up with someone or something not especially liked”.

However, today in the post modern culture, the word has been redefined to ‘all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth claims are equal.’ Once, tolerance was defined as recognizing and respecting others’ beliefs and practices even without sharing them. Tolerance would often necessarily entail enduring, or putting up with, someone or something not especially liked.

But today’s definition of tolerance is very different. Now, a “tolerant” person views all values, beliefs, lifestyles, and truth claims as equal. This language shift is eloquently described in Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler’s 1998 book, The New Tolerance.

Where this new tolerance reigns, there can be no hierarchy of truth, and no standard by which to discern between competing truth claims. Every man’s position must be praised and considered equally valid. This is because the new tolerance considers all truth claims to be mere opinions–not absolutes that are true across time and cultures, but culturally created and culturally conditioned ideas.

By this new standard, any system of belief which claims to be transcendent and absolute–making truth claims that are not qualified as relative according to time, place, and person–is considered to be “intolerant.” In a society which scorns absolutes and denies the existence of any natural law written on the heart, or any intrinsic human nature, there can be only one universal virtue–tolerance–and that virtue must be enforced with almost religious fervor.

We are creatures of habit

I am learning that more and more everyday!
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I live efficient with structure. I like some structure. i like to be productive and efficient.
I have lived very free and spontaneous the past few months but now I am ready to come back to structure. I miss it.
Even as a college student, I lived a life of habit. I had a calendar and worked for so many hours, class so many hours, and extra circular activities, as well as organization, and then I FOUND time during my free time for anything else that was IMPORTANT.
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When I do not have a lot of structure in my life, or I have too much free time I do not need to find time, I need to waste it. And I have wasted a lot of time recently. I have not really done the things that are important to me. I just do “whatever.” Maybe I am not very well-discipled when given a lot of freedom. But I assure you when I am under a time line, deadline, pressure… I make time for what is important. I am well-discipled when I am given structure.
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Does anyone else feel the same way?
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