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by on March 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

This is a page dedicated to whatever random thoughts my brain might possess. It will, probably, most often be about p0litics and how crazy I think the far right is. There will also likely be a lot of stuff about my kids. I’ll promote my writing things here as well, although I won’t go into detail like I do on stacikrause.com, my other blog all about my writing. I’ll even wax poetic about video games from time to time.

So welcome to my blog. 🙂

To kick things off right, let me tell you about my kids! I have two boys, Zachary who is 9 and Nicholas who is 6. They couldn’t be more different from each other if they tried. Zachary is artistic but hates learning and reading and math and… anything related to school. He loves guns and owns a gazillion nerf guns. He also will sit around for hours making guns out of paper. At first, I was a little concerned – my being somewhat anti-gun – but I know it’s a normal thing for 9 year old boys to be interested in, especially in this day and age with all the wars Republicans keep putting us in. It changes often, but he usually says he wants to be a police officer or a marine or a navy seal when he grows up.

Nicholas, on the other hand, I worried about a ton when he was younger. He was slow to speak and when he did start speaking, he didn’t speak clearly. He didn’t show a lot of interest in school related stuff, where Zachary knew a lot more things when he started Kindergarden. I shouldn’t have worried though. Nicky has taken to school very well. He loves reading and learning and math and anything related to school. In fact, right now, he’s playing a bunch of learning games in the style of Dr. Seuss. It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday after all and he loves him! He speaks quite clearly now and has even gotten over some of his social quirks. He fits in nicely, where Zachary struggles a bit more to fit in with the other kids. Zachary is definitely the ‘weird kid’ in his class. That’s OK, though, cause so was I.

I’m currently writing full time and we’ll see if I manage to publish anything as a result. I recently entered a short piece into a competition and am finalizing all my edits on my first novel, before sending out queries. I tend to write fantasy, especially modern fantasy, and sometimes a little science fantasy.

I’m liberal. VERY liberal. Politics pisses me off on a daily basis. I’m frustrated that because the Republican party has moved so far right, the Democratic party has been forced to the middle. I’m very left of middle on a personal viewpoint, although politically, I would love moderates to run the show, because I think they actually weigh the interests of both the left and right make the best possible decision. So maybe it’s a good thing the Democratic party is becoming the party of moderates more and more. Time will tell.

I bowl and not too badly. My average right now is 172. I’ve bowled 3 600’s this season so far, and for those not familiar with bowling, that means I bowled an average of 200 a game over 3 games. I’m in a league called Jan’s Rainbow Bowl. It’s an LGBT friendly league and, although I’m not gay myself, I’m very happy to count many in the homosexual community among my friends and I love bowling in this league.

I’m married to a great guy who works as a server engineer. He’s the breadwinner of the family and I’m thankful every day I managed such a great catch. He’s a great father, husband, worker and bowler!

I also have two cats who hate me. Mister (short for Mr. Bigglesworth, guess what movie the kid was watching a lot when he got him) is a black and white cat who won’t let me pet him, hold him or touch him. UNLESS … he wants something. Then he’s all rubbing against my legs, acting like he loves me. But I know it’s all lies. He’s my oldest boy’s cat and he lets Zachary pet him all the time. It makes me glare. Yellow is our other cat and he’s an orange and white cat. His name when we picked him out from the shelter was Yellow, so Nicky wanted to keep it that. He’s Nicky’s cat and he’s like Nicky in a lot of ways – scared of everything. Yellow loves me but only when I’m sitting in my recliner or laying in bed. When I’m in my recliner, he jumps up and tries to sit on my computer, forcing me to pet him. In bed, he thinks my pillow is his. It was cute when he was a tiny kitten, but now that he’s a fat freakin’ cat, not so much. He won’t let me near him if I’m not in those two places though, although he’s always found near me. He likes to stay close.

That’s about it for now. What an introduction! I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say soon.

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‘Maximum-Football’ Version 1.0.139

by on April 24, 2006 at 1:05 pm

Staten Island, NY, April 24th, 2006 – Matrix Games and Wintervalley Software are pleased to announce the release of the second official update for Maximum-Football.

The v1.0.139 update for Maximum-Football is available for download from the Matrix Games site. This is the most significant update for Maximum-Football to date, incorporating both fixes for important issues as well as user-requested changes. Based on user requests, Maximum-Football now includes a quick simulation option for a single game or an entire week, an accelerated clock for CPU play selection, more user-adjustable data constants, additional camera viewpoints and some play design logic and localization improvements. Almost all aspects of gameplay have been improved in some respect. In addition, there are over thirty general fixes since the first update, which address issues with the kicking game, custom leagues and standings, statistics and many more.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “We’re very happy to bring you such a major update so soon after the initial release. Thanks to the hard work of the Maximum-Football team, this update not only addresses the vast majority of outstanding issues, but also shows a glimpse some of the ongoing improvements that owners of Maximum-Football can expect.”

Maximum-Football gives players total control over every aspect of a team, from drafting and training camp to play design to setting the very rules of the league. Primarily a coaching and management game, Maximum-Football is a robust North American Football game where you can change nearly every single aspect of the rules and features. Use Indoor, Outdoor, Canadian, or American rule sets, or any combination thereof. Utilize the robust play editing system to create your own playbook specifically tailored for the team you drafted and trained in the pre-season. Compete in player run leagues and discover if you have what it takes for a championship ring.

It isn’t just managing every aspect of a team though, Maximum Football also features fully functional 3D coaching and arcade mode where you can watch the action or take the controls to run, pass, block, and tackle. For the complete list of features, please visit the Matrix Games Maximum-Football forum and the Maximum-Football site.

Discover the ultimate gridiron game! Maximum-Football is now available as a US $39.99 digital download and a US $49.99 boxed version from the Matrix Games Online Store.

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