The coronavirus has affected everybody in a way. From some of us contracting the virus to our jobs being taken away, the effects of this pandemic are wide-ranging. Some of us have been able to cope with life at home. Others, not so much. As for me, I've learned a few things from the pandemic. Here are these few things.
"HURR DURR! I NEED TO GET MY NAILS AND BEARD DONE!" 'MURICA!" (Photo from Twitter)
As if people weren't crazy enough. I love my freedom and liberties as much as the next person. But everything has gone back downhill after everything opened up. As a result of everything opening back up, the cases have gone up. Was it really worth spending your money on "MAH HURR" when you contract an illness or aimlessly wandering around Target? I don't think so.
Life isn't just about materialism. It's about other factors such as the time we spend with those we love, the experiences we take in, and the lessons we learn. We want a time like the 1920s or 1980s, where we can flaunt our fancy coats or houses. Yet, we don't take in new places to travel or meeting new people. That's a part of why many of us are depressed. Materialism doesn't equal happiness.
A 60-game season is underway and we already have some teams that are shocking the league. Some teams that were expected to tank and be terrible are actually winning. What are these surprising teams?
Having done a post about my future plans, I'd like to share a list of countries I'd like to visit. A couple of my favorite pastimes are traveling and hiking and I would like to travel abroad in the future. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I would like to eventually retire out of the country. With that being said, here is the list of countries or regions I'd love to visit in the future.
As soon as the first set of games broke, MLB was hampered with some unfortunate news. A total of 17 Miami Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies to cancel their game as well as the Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles. This has put a major question out in the open: should there even be a baseball season in 2020?
For MLB, this is just affecting the Miami Marlins, who are playing in a state that has experienced a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths. There were no Philadelphia Phillies that tested positive after the Marlins series, after all. Perhaps MLB could have Miami play in a temporary home the way the Toronto Blue Jays are right now. After all, there are no fans to worry about.
Rob Manfred also has the game's reputation to worry about. It's already jeopardized by the preseason fighting between the owners and the MLBPA and is being questioned further over the haphazard setup. Why would Manfred cancel the season if there is a strong possibility of there being no baseball in 2021 or 2022?
Still, this happened just as the season started. Who knows how many more cases will pop up as the season progresses? There are also other teams that play in high risk states, i.e. the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Players from these teams could become infected or even infect others. As mentioned, baseball's reputation is being hurt further as the NHL and NBA are preparing their restarts without a hitch.
For me, I wouldn't mind if MLB cancelled the season. There's simply too much at stake to even consider moving forward. Take the time off to try and negotiate a new CBA and save baseball for the future. I wouldn't mind if baseball went down this route.
Full training camps are scheduled to open tomorrow. That means that football season is just around the corner. There are plenty of questions heading into the season as well. What are these questions that need answers?
We have a team name for Seattle! The new NHL team in the Pacific Northwest will be named the Seattle Kraken! Now, what would be some good slogans to go with the Kraken? Here's some that are being used and some that I thought up. Some of these are just dumb, but here we go!
I know it'll seem a bit cliched to talk about a classic such as Super Metroid, but I couldn't get enough of this SNES classic. There are many reasons why this should be the first Metroid game to try if you haven't delved into the series. Here are a few reasons why you should check out the game.
In the 11th hour, MLB and the player's union approved expanding the playoff to 16 teams. Purists will be up in arms, saying that the playoff will 'water' down the product. Here's why you shouldn't worry about what the purists say.
I have a bucket list that I'm working on right now. However, that doesn't mean you can't think up of more goals along the way. Here are some goals that I have for the future!
Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review, where I take a look at games for the older days! This edition highlights Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, a classic PC game made by Microsoft Studios.
Developed by Ensemble Studios, Age of Empires II is a real-time strategy game set in the Middle Ages. The original game had thirteen playable civilizations along with five historically-based campaigns that you could partake in. There are three other single-player modes and Age of Empires II supports multiplayer action as well. Age of Empires II was initially released on September 30, 1999.
First, I got to say, YES! AFTER A DECADE-LONG WAIT, I CAN FINALLY PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN! I'M SO GLAD THIS GAME GOT A DEFINITIVE VERSION ON STEAM! HELL YEAH! YOU CAN EVEN CREATE YOUR OWN MAP WITH NINJAS, SPACEMEN, SPEEDING CAMELS, AND THE CAR FROM KNIGHT RIDER! I WISH THERE WERE STORMY DOGS IN THIS VERSION, BUT THE SPEEDING CAMELS WILL DO! FAWK YEAH!
Sorry about geeking out, but this game is awesome. You can create your own map and even mod Age of Empires II. The later versions are definitely worth a shot since they have more civilizations (including the Mayans and Aztecs).
My favorite strategy game of all time, I can't get enough of Age of Empires II. It is definitely worth your time if you want a new strategy game to try out.
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