mikest1

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    • mikest1

      Kat's journal

      7 years ago

      I was reading Kathleen's journal and one thing she mentioned was that she had just gotten back to working out after being sick. So I felt inspired to start my journal that way. After finals week and the craziness of the holidays (just yesterday), my friend invited me to play football. So about 3 hours of that and two more of martial arts (doing mostly kicks to each other's legs) left me pretty sore today. BUT, it got me thinking, "wow that's a really good kind of sore!" So the point of it all IS: it's really great to get out and do stuff. This brings me to my next point, it's really great to get out and do stuff with FRIENDS. If you pick good friends, they'll drag you out into life, and really, it feels great in so many ways. You get PLENTY of laughs (which came in the form of a touch game turning into tackle, and stealing my friend's candy smiley0.gif ).

      I encourage everyone to drag some of your friends out to do something fun. Also, I very much look forward to hanging with many of my friends at TO this summer! smiley0.gif

      As for the person that in part inspired this journal, I'm glad you're feeling better!

    • mikest1

      Holidays!

      7 years ago

      Hey all,

      First off I'd like to wish everyone a happy holidays! Second, I'd like to say that the semester is finally over and I have a 6 week break! smiley0.gif

      It's not all fun and games though, there is still the matter of deciding where I'm going to transfer and the Cisco CCNA certification exam to study for and take.

      I'm quite exited about going to a new college and moving on, and I look forward to spending some quality time with family and friends over the break. Furthermore, I fully intend on attending TO in 2009.


      Please tell me about all of your holiday plans! smiley0.gif

    • mikest1

      Well HELLO

      7 years ago

      Back after 7 months. I was out of town for a long time. Japan, Utah, and the whole nine yards. Then school started, and I've been busy since. Last night I stayed up until 5 A.M. catching up on RvB Reconstruction, and I must say it was great. But moreso, I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you.


      Hope to talk to everyone soon,

      Mike smiley1.gif

    • mikest1

      4th Degree Black belt test

      8 years ago

      After 12 years of training I'm testing for the last belt my teachers can award, the 4th degree. The next step is to travel to Japan and get my 5th directly from the Grandmaster. If any of you happen to be in Columbia, Maryland on April 5th, 2008, I would love to have you attend. It will be in the Howard High School gym from 2-4 pm. EST.

      The fifth degree or Godan test is next, and the person testing kneels in front of the grandmaster with his or her eyes closed and back turned to him. The 5th dan will then sense the killing intention as the grandmaster swings his sword, and roll away. (edit: no longer done with a real sword).

      But for now, this is just the 4th and it's a different ball game. Since you are all good friends you are ALL invited, and it would mean so much to have you there. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gif

      P.s. I may be able to attend RvBTO after all! smiley0.gif I'll know within a week or two.

    • mikest1

      RvBTO 2008

      8 years ago

      Well, its RvBTO time. And we all know what that means... fun.... because i really can't think of anything that says it better.

      I highly reccomend going. However, sadly, it's questionable if i will be able to go.

      Hope i can!! and if not, see you at the next one or sometime sooner.

      ----Edit-------------
      Not to give false hope, but the time in the summer MIGHT have opened up... SO it's more likely that i can come! smiley0.gif

    • mikest1

      Life

      8 years ago

      Well, life is amazing. I don't even know how to explain it. But more on this later, as I have 4 papers to write by tomorrow!

      Happy hollidays!

    • mikest1

      Well,

      8 years ago

      It's been quite a while. I am in college now. Things are going well. At times it is rough what girls do to a guy, but it's all good. Tell me how you all are doing?

    • mikest1

      Halo 3

      8 years ago

      I'll say it. Halo 3 is going to be the most awesome game to date! Besides the amazing storyline, graphics, and gameplay, It will integrate so many things in so many ways that will make it almost real to play. It really adds that live action element that in my opinion has not yet been acheived. If this game is anything like the trailers, it will certainly make history in a way that no other game has. Those of you who played the Beta know that this game will be amazing.... but there is much more in store...

      If you listened to OboeCrazy in "This Week In Geek", on JengaJam, or read the Bungie news, you know that Halo 3 will be featuring a 4 player story mode option! Not only that, but each player will be a different character. The chief, the arbiter, as well as two new elite characters.

      The only thing to say really, is that this game will be amazing!

      See for yourself!

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    • mikest1

      Vote now!!!

      8 years ago

      Please vote for which picture you like the best!!!!!
      I will not tell you which one is mine!
      Just be honest and that's all that I will ask of you!

      Vote by commenting here http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=1754685

      I just want the public's honest oppionon as does DarkFiend the person who started the contest.

    • mikest1

      New RvB Episodes!!!!!!

      8 years ago

      Look at what I found in the forums!!!! smiley11.gifsmiley11.gif

      http://www.gamestop.com/gs/halo3/halo3.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&

      There is a new episode each week! Right now they're on #1.

      I found this on Dybia's forum thread. http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2208400

  • About Me

    I'm Mike. I am currently attending college, and have been studying martial arts for 13 years.
    I'm a pretty nice guy, and people say that I give good advice. I actually care about people too!

    If you were at RvBTO send me a friend request!

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  • Comments (306)

    • ilikesubway

      4 years ago

      happy FU dAY

    • SigmaSpartan

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

      Post edited 4/26/12 9:13PM

    • Big_Bad_Brad

      4 years ago

      Happy FU

    • jennifejz

      4 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • astatton

      4 years ago

      Happy FU day! Sign in already! smiley8.gifsmiley13.gif

    • NeutralGreen

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • NGU

      4 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day smiley11.gif

    • The_Hybrid

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day smiley13.gif

    • Bravo0777

      4 years ago

      Happy FUUUUUU!

    • Russspruce

      4 years ago

      Hey dude, congrats on being the Featured User!

    • Bellzebob

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • PathOfLily

      7 years ago

      Mine was good thanks!
      I've been uber busy though with a bunch of things including moving and job hunting.
      How about you? What's new?

    • CabosesMind

      7 years ago

      If you are coming up to Toronto by yourself tell me. I wouldn't mind grabbing a hotel with a couple people. And thanks for the new years wishes and back to you.

    • PathOfLily

      7 years ago

      Aww thanks!
      Happy new year to you too :D
      Hope you had a great holiday. ^^

    • EVApilot_011

      7 years ago

      Had fun, how about yourself? I spent all this last weekend moving, so now that I'm all tired ans soar I get to start Jukado again today, this is gonna be fun. Let's just hope I don't yawn.

    • amber

      7 years ago

      yessir i shall be there! the boyfriend and i have booked our flights smiley0.gif

    • amber

      7 years ago

      hung out at my boyfriends house, he's built a pirate themed bar in it....so that was fun. drinking, hanging out with friends and sparklers smiley0.gif

    • amber

      7 years ago

      thanks dear. back at you! smiley12.gif

    • EVApilot_011

      7 years ago

      Happy New year to you too!

    • Chagrin

      7 years ago

      The holiday was pretty good. Standard. lol. I can't believe all the prep for one day then it's just over.
      It should last a full week! How about yours?

    • Jeskid

      7 years ago

      Happy New year!

    • mymy

      7 years ago

      Wow, this coming July will have been 23 years I've been taking martial arts.

      I cannot stress enough how much it has made my life better. The self confidence alone was worth it.

      Years ago I just trained to fight. Now I train for health.

      I have truly been blessed to have trained with some truly remarkable people, ranging from my Korean master in a sparkling clean school to an old Vietnamese man during lunch breaks on the graveyard shift in a factory at 4 in the morning.

      What's strange though is that I have always gotten the shit beat of me in school and never realized that I had any skills until I fought people on the outside where there were no rules.
      One thing that helped was that I had gotten the crap beat out of me so many times over the years I had become accustomed to getting hit so I lost all fear.
      I know that as a martial artist I had no business fighting on the outside but there was this yearning to test my skill. I cannot describe the high when you go up against another fighter when there is no judge, no audience and no rules, where no one is around but you and him, and all the years of exeprience and training come into play.
      It's funny that I've had bruised ribs, broken tendon, broken toe, black eyes, bloody mouth. and bruised shins in training but I've never been touched once on the outside.
      I love the martial arts, I truly do. It has been like a companion with me all these years. Almost like a kid's invisible friend.
      I'm currently taking Tai Chi. You would not believe he powerful that form is.
      Sorry for rambling. There is just very many people that can understand what I'm talking about.
      Have a Happy New Year dude!

    • film_geek

      7 years ago

      Same to you sir.

    • mymy

      7 years ago

      You too! Happy New year!

    • Cheshire_Cat

      7 years ago

      I'm hoping to be there.. but it all depends on work and the dates..

    • Chagrin

      7 years ago

      I plan on it! =D
      I just hope it works out with my schedule.
      Maybe I'll see you there?! =)

    • CabosesMind

      7 years ago

      Holy crap your back? Thats insane...I am WANT YOU TO GO TO RVBTO as I'll buy you a drink.

    • MarthaMarin

      7 years ago

      Hey Stranger!

      How have you been?

    • EVApilot_011

      7 years ago

      I'm hoping to see you in Canada!

    • CabosesMind

      7 years ago

      Are you going to RvBTO this year?

    • EVApilot_011

      8 years ago

      Well, how did it go!

    • islandkitty

      8 years ago

      It's called Expressions College.

    • EVApilot_011

      8 years ago

      It's really amazing, I can see why you love doing this kind of thing.

    • mymy

      8 years ago

      Happy birthday!!!!! Do you have special plans for it?


      Martial Arts Class in the morning and after that, not sure.
      Ya, Tai Chi is awesome. My bag work is so much more focused after practicing Tai Chi.

    • MarthaMarin

      8 years ago

      4th degree?! That's awesome. congratulations!

      Oh. Look. Journal. Sorry...

      I'll keep you posted about Canadaland.

    • ChurchsWife

      8 years ago

      Hey!

      I've been pretty damn good lately, how about yourself?

      TO? I'm definitely going to be there. Wouldn't miss it for the world.

    • MarthaMarin

      8 years ago

      Hey kiddo!

      How have you been?

      TO, Don't know. I may go. La la lee Lo.

      Wow. I am a total jackass.

    • Ajiva

      8 years ago

      Sounds impossible to me :P

      Can you really 'sense' that kinda thing?

    • mymy

      8 years ago

      I would love to but I'm stuck here in San Diego. smiley5.gif
      I took 3 years of Shotokan Karate in the Marines and got to Brown.
      Then I took 5 years of Tae Kwon Do but quit after getting 1st dan because of the lack of in close fighting.
      After that I discovered Chinese Kenpo and stuck with that for about 12 years or so and attained 2nd Dan, but quit after my teacher left the state to take care of his wife's mother.
      Now I'm taking Tai Chi, and i LOVE IT! I have become so much more focused with it.

    • EVApilot_011

      8 years ago

      Jukado.

    • daruma

      8 years ago

      Oh yeah, TO is only about a three hour drive for me, so I'll be there.

    • Ajiva

      8 years ago

      Sweet smiley0.gif

      Well, if you do hop the border you gotta come chill up here in Ottawa smile.png

    • mymy

      8 years ago

      I cannot afford to leave San Diego smiley5.gif

    • Lo04

      8 years ago

      My favorite game for the Wii I think would probably be Super Paper Mario.

    • EVApilot_011

      8 years ago

      Things are going good,, busy, messy, but good. Enjoying College life?

    • EVApilot_011

      8 years ago

      Just remember, never give up. But not in the Tucker way, more of a Caboose never give up, just smarter.

    • squall_born

      8 years ago

      Are you having a good day??

    • MarthaMarin

      8 years ago

      Hi kiddo.

      Gone Baby Gone.

      how have you been?

    • mymy

      8 years ago

      That means a lot to me, thanks! smiley0.gif

    • Groonz

      8 years ago

      It's worst then you know.

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