||[May. 24th, 2004|05:08 pm]
|||||corey hart, i wear my sunglasses at night||]|
Its been a long long time since i have used livejournal.
Reading barrons silly little site Barronvangortoth.com, he was ranting and raving and raving and ranting, i decided to check out livejournal and see if people were even still writing on here.
I just got back from philly early this morning for wizard world. Im still really really upset that i did so completely average, and missed top 16 on saturday. 17th out of 113, how lucky. one of these days its gonna kick in and i wont keep getting mised. I hope it just kicks in before origins. I cant believe its only a month a way. Ohio should be a good time, at least the events happen all night. unlike the shitty 6pm close down in philly, what bullshit.
We got in philly around 7 on friday, somehow it took 8 hours to get there????? between forgeting tickets, frank oversleeping, and not being able to find a gas station in binghamton...we checked in and were able to enjoy the 30 dollor a day parking the marriot had to offer. the hotel was very nice, and conviently located adjacent to the convention center. Frank passed out on the bed, and elise came over. we bummed around for a little while all a little drained, throwing paper airplanes and sugar free gummy bears at frank. Elise had to take out her contacts, so me, al elise, and vinnie all went for a walk around and headed over to miranda's. we passed someones prom limo just a chillin on the side of the road. we pick up miranda and head over to diner number 3 if i remember right. i was really feeling sick to my stomach, not eaten in 2 days, and really naucsous from the car ride, i ended up just haveing a coke, we chilled for a little while, it was a little lame, but i was sick and didnt sleep the 2 nights before, al and vinnie were both exauhsted, elise and miranda didnt seem to enjoy the time so much. we headed back saw the same limmo on the way back several hours later and for some reason it was slightly amusing at the time as it pulled away when we got there like it was waiting for us. we get back to the hotel and frank was just gettting up. Al got into his machine and elise passed out. i tried to sleep, i really did. but i just could not. so i met up with frank and vinnie just chilling on the third floor, with there decks, shooting the shit. i pulled up a chair and they told me about there exploits while i was trying to sleep. the drunkard eagle singing old man who needed to be escorted home and the security guard so politely informing them that they are were partaking in some seriously unauthorized cardplaying in the banquet hall. we bullshitted for a couple hours about old video games and girls, and the shitty pizza rochester had to offer. things that seemed so important to discuss at the time but was obviously just to make up for the fact that we were there. it might seem odd, but you can just tell we were just a couple of guys all upset for being there, not the convention in particular, but in this point in our lives. having a good time and all but never actually going anywhere. its wierd to explain. and i dont really think you could understand unless you were there. we headed back to the hotel room around 5 am and i commented that the pool looked really nice. but somehow the mirage i saw was not a pool at all it was a strange reflection of far away glass on the mirrored wall and there was a wall ten feet infrount of me and i thought it was a window to the "pool room" it was quite convincing. so for some reason we went to go check out the pool, knowing it was closed for another hour, but maybe we would take an hour to find it and it would be perfect. we ended up at the gym somehow in its stead and worked out for a little while till the pool opened, and we went to sleep. no pool, but working out at 6 am was just right for what we needed to fall asleep.
we got up bright and early at 15 minutes to 8.
thats a SOLID one hour and forty five minutes of sleep in my last 72 hours without a single meal.
bright eyed and bushytailed, ready to play in a 7 hour event ive been preparing for for months. for those who are not used to playing cardgames competively, its is quite the opposite of playing fun games for the time in the event, but more like taking a serious standerdized test. we hit the restaurant downstairs before heading to the convention hall, we all got there breakfast thing, with the guy making omlets and the breakfast sausage...and that was pretty much all i could eat. so i had my fill of eggs, sausage and cheese cubes for 20 dollors each. and we headed off to the convention. vinnie didnt prepay for an event ticket so his ass had to wait in line, while we waited in a nother line to get little sleeves for our tickets basicly and free worthless shit. i found someone selling a pass for 20 so we grabbed vinnie and headed to the event. we all registered and the torney got underway pretty quickly. there were 113 peeps. in the mean time i went around to check out the dealers... met up with dave, and gary a couple dealers i knew from when i used to deal in thee shows back in nj, we reminised and shot the shit, i didnt want to get in the way from them selling so i got going. all kinda dealers there, wizkids were there and Upperdeck had there Yu gi oh and marvel vs. shit going on. running there shitty ass events. I met up with myatt and scott from the fade from blue series. Im glad to see they were doing well. i remember when they were still doing 2/10 and we shot the shit and reminissed on how they have been doing in the last 2 years. I havent seen myatts stuff in cosmo lately so i was wondering if they were going alright, but they seemed just fine. there were a handfull of pornstars there. 4 tables. one of which was on the other side of the convention making some money selling some of her prints. then there was ariana in by the gaming area charging for photos and such, and her friend a little asian girl who did fetish stuff. and they were all dressed real conservatively with alot of class. and none of them made half as much money as the marketing genious a table away. some random shitty pornstar one of the worse vivid girls. but she showed up in school girl gear with her tits hanging out and everything, making milllllions. she was charging 10 bucks for a photo with her, not even with a digital camara and printed, but a fucking polariod...then charged 20 bucks to sign it! haha! so for a slim 30 bucks she can scrible her name on a blurry polariod with you and her ugly ass face and a pair of big tities. snd it was non stop she must of did about 50 an hour solid during the corse of the weekend not to mension selling her own shit. but that was because se was willing to trash herself out. she was much uglier than the other girls, but she would bend over in front of the fat horney comic boys and be practicly sticking her leg behind her head. what a site, she made more money than anyone in the building. and she was but ugly with big fake silicone breasts. what idiots all the guys are.
so the event gets underway
i had the lucky opportunity to go against my 6 worst matchups in the game....china, HHH, evolution, jamie noble, los, and dude. and somehow out play them all to a 4-2 record. but because of some average tiebreakers i got 17th place out of 113! cuts to a top 16, I WAS SOOOOOOO PISSED....oh well. Frank went 6-0 with my and bo's test design. and lost in the top 16 to fucking 3 minute, and got dumbguy teched right out, and it was the only tech around.
during the event Hurricane showed up which was really sweet. he is proly my favvorite guy on the wrestling show right now, and he was just walking around chillin, and it took a while for anyone to notice him. i got a sustained signed by him. he is a pretty cool dude. check out his site, Shanehelms.com... and fucking virgil was there, Wahoo. he tryed chargeing 20 bucks for his autographs for vinnie and frank, yea right, so he just signed them for free. the beast master was there, and the dude that gets choked out by vader with the force in the first star wars, and some dude that plays the bad guy in all the fucking buffy shows, xena, and all of that. and not to mension....eliza dushku...
people were going fucking insane for eliza. she was going to be there for only an hour, and there were 300 people in line to see her at least. she probly only got to actually sign for about 35 people max and these guys were standing in line for at least 4 hours and they dont even get to come even close to seeing her.
so after the event we head over to the hotel, and elise comes over. the guys go out to get drunk and find some "massage palour" on south street and aparantly they cleaned it all up since the last time they went there and all got sloshed and laid by the asian masouses and smoked soo much weed that they had no idea how all the asian girls found all of there money and they didnt...oh well they had a fun time last time and sadly enough not the scetchy places this time as they hoped, oh well. i got to spend some time with elise and now its been 85 hours with only one meal and less then 2 hours of sleep i passed out. It was kinda nice. i dont think i have slept like that since high school. i really wanted to go out and so did elise, but i dont remember exactly everything. just waking up at eight the next morning and falling asleep before elise for the first time ever.
the next day was a blur...i really didnt eat anything for breakfast, i got shafted in draft. my two losses, my opponents apologized for winning cause they got lucky. for both my opponents to do what they did they had to defy somethign like 7000-1 odds, how lucky i am again...
the drive home was long and terribe it rained, and there was fog and it just sucked. all i remember was this guy in front of us in really thick fog decides its a good idea to just stop, in the middle of the lanes, for no reason, and then go. not pull over. you can only see about 2 feet ahead and he just stoppes and sits there with no one else on the road for about 2 miles. his licence plate spelled out bag....what a bag.
so we change cards in cuse and head over home, and passed out. that was philly.. it was ok, it went by way too fast, but oh well. ive gotta go finish cleaning, so i guess i may right here again, or just wait another year...eh.