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Breathe in, now breathe out

I woke up.

I’ve been too anxious for the past two weeks, like it’s really starting to bother me. Yesterday I read more than three ‘wikihow.com’ guides on how to deal with anxiety. I didn’t learn as much as I learned from the guide on how to deal with stress, but still I found them enlightening.

I’ll be back home on Monday; I came to Buenos Aires two weeks ago, but since all of my friends are somewhere else and my only friend in the city is leaving for two weeks, I’m going back to see if I can relax in my hometown.

Right now for some reason I’m listening to Augustana, which I haven’t really listened in quite a long time. All The Stars and Boulevards is a great album.

But like I was saying, today after I washed my face with cold water I went to the rooftop and while the sun was already starting to heat the earth, I sat down and stood in a yoga-like position for almost ten minutes, just breathing.

I don’t know if it did something on me, but right now I wouldn’t like for anxiety to take over me once again.

I’ll try just to focus on my breathing when the weakness is coming on.

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Life is too short

in the midst of everything else that has happened lately, tom, travis, and i have all spoken together. first through a number of phone calls, and then a couple of weeks ago we all hung out for a few hours. they’ve all been great, very positive conversations. we’re just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. it’s a good thing. obviously the first question for a lot of people will be “does this mean a blink-182 reunion?” the answer is none of us know. we haven’t talked about it at all. right now it’s just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect, and let the past be the past. the events of the past two months supersede everything that happened before. life is too short.

Last night after a short skate session at 1 am I read this quote thanks to a friend that linked me to Mark’s blog.

This made my night, my day, my… It’s something I waited for almost 4 long years… Just reading that they are talking again.

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Videogames

I think I failed to mention in my previous post that I’m going to play more during my time off. It’s been more than a whole year since I last played any tipe of videogame. I think it was during the summer of 2006/07 that I played Need for Speed: Underground 2, and I think I completed it.

But the game I played the most during high school was undoubtedly Warcraft III… What an awesome game! We would spent lots of nights playing with my best friend Ayrton. We even got to move our computers around (before we had laptops) and make silly 2-PC LAN parties, but we would get tired after a while.

Since I left the city for college and everything, my best friend started playing Counter-Strike. When I was in my first or second year of high school everyone was psyched for that game. We had 40-minute long lunch breaks, and my classmates would cross the street and go to this cybercafe so they could eat while playing all sorts of war games or FPS (first-person shooters) such as (if my memory serves me right) Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament (2004?), Soldier of Fortune II, and many more, I think.

But I didn’t play. At least not on a regular basis… I would play with them maybe once in two months. There was no space for my criticism about explicit violence or how lame they looked when they played those games.

So last week I went to my best friend’s house and installed Counter-Strike. The first game I ever installed on my laptop (my 8 month-old HP Pavilion DV2425). Luckily, it runs smoothly (it’s a 5 year old game!).

And just today I got my hands on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which I’m going to install tonight on my dad’s new computer. It’s my little experiment: I’m going to try and install every videogame that comes out with insane requirements on that computer.

I really hope this is going to be my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the requirements of almost every game. It’s a Core 2 Quad with 3 GiB of RAM, 500 GiB of HD and a GeForce 8600 GT under the hood.

So that’s it for now… Oh! Also, I installed Iron Man, the videogame based on the movie and… It sucks.

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