Pokémon What?

Oh, hello blog. It’s been a while. I’ve been busy catching Pokémon. Before July I didn’t know what a Pokémon was. I’m old, Pokémon wasn’t a part of my childhood. Pokémon Go sounds dumb, but man it’s fun. I’ve put more miles on my bike the last month and a half than the previous ten years. Pokéstops around my house are just to far apart to walk it. I prefer biking anyway, the only downside is that I have to keep it slow for the kilometers to count.

It’s been great. I’ve seen parts of town I’ve never seen before. I’ve pretty much biked fifteen to twenty miles every day I’ve had off, and five to ten on days I’ve worked twelve hours. It’s weird, I just can’t wait to hope on my bike again. It’s bringing me back to my childhood, not the Pokémon part, but the biking part. I use to bike all over the little town I grew up in. It feels great to get out and do that again.

I should reach level 22 this weekend. It seems to be a constant battle to keep up with everybody’s level. That’s part of the drive I guess. I don’t want to fall too far behind. I’m dreading winter. It’s going to be difficult to play when it’s so cold that it’s dangerous to be outside.

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Fall Out Boy at the ND State Fair

Last Friday we went to the North Dakota State Fair for the first time. We didn’t see much of the fair. It looked like a normal fair. Shitty rides, shitty food, and other things. We went to see Fall Out Boy again.

We got there three hours early and there was already a line forming, so we just got in line. We wanted to get right up front like we usually can get. Luckily the line was within reach of a PokéStop, and lurers were being set constantly, so my time in line wasn’t a waste. Yeah, I’m hooked on Pokémon Go, so what.

When doors finally opened, of course we picked the line with the guy having scanner problems. I was pretty pissed how long it took to get his scanner working, but we ended it getting pretty close.

The opening band was probably the worst band I have ever seen. I don’t even want to mention who they were. They had so much bass, that was all your could hear. It was ridiculous and hurt my ears. I couldn’t even hear the guitar or the singer.

Fall Out Boy themselves were only okay. I’ve seen them many times before, and this time they just seemed to have less energy, and had less banter. Maybe it was because a storm was coming and they wanted to get all their songs in, I’m not sure. Also, they have so many new songs that I don’t like as well and their older stuff. I get why they don’t play as much of their older stuff. They only played two songs off of Take This to Your Grave and nobody really knew them. It would be cool to see them again where they only played their old stuff.

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Last night

Last night our neighbor freaked out and threatened to shoot her neighbors and any cops that approached her house. I was at work, so I missed all the commotion. Knowing her, I can’t imagine that she was a real threat, but you can’t mess around with threats these days. She was eventually arrested. It’s unclear if she was arrested last night, or this morning, but I’ve seen her mugshot online. It’s kind of scary knowing something like this happened twenty feet from where I am typing this right now.

I looked up the police call log to try to fine more info. I was amazed at the number of calls they receive, and the low-lifes they have to deal with. It would be really depressing to be a cop. I have the utmost respect for anybody who chooses that as a profession. It’s no wonder some cops get a little too trigger happy with all the stuff they have to deal with, I would be scared for my life too. That’s no excuse though.

I don’t want to get into the Black Live Matter debate. Being a white male, I can’t know how they are feeling. I can only image. If you are one of those “All Lives Matter” fools, educate yourself, you sound like an idiot. This comic is a good starting place.

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So the other day I figured I should probably listen to something other than Motion City Soundtrack. I’ve been on pretty much a solid diet of Motion City Soundtrack lately. All their music is just so good, I never get sick of it. So yeah, the other day I checked out the new Blink-182 album. It’s an okay album, but I didn’t fall in love with it. It has a couple good songs, but that’s about it.

I’m also currently reading Travis Barker’s book Can I Say. It’s good so far. Probably not a great book if you’re not a fan, but if you are I would recommend it. I’ve been a Blink-182 fan forever, but just recently learned that Travis wasn’t in the band for their first two album. How did I not know that? I have no idea. This is the first Blink-182 video that I remember seeing:

Look how young they look, and yep, no Travis yet.

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