My first two years at Grand Valley have been awesome. I had always wanted the move out of the house and go away to college experience. But wow, I never expected how much it would cost. I mean, I knew it would be expensive, but living away from home sure is pricey. Because of this I have decided to transfer to Saginaw Valley because I am from Saginaw.

Transferring was something I had always thought about in the back of my mind, but never seriously, because it was very hard on Joe and I to be a two and a half hour drive away. Especially because I didn’t have a car until two months ago and gas is expensive.

The idea to transfer back home actually got into my head because of my mom. She was bringing me back to school after winter break and asked if I planned on coming back to Saginaw after graduating. I told her I did for a few years and she asked me why I didn’t just come back now and save myself some money. Within a week I had applied to SVSU. Coincidentally, I changed my major the week after. SVSU has a good school of Social Work so it just made sense.

So in the Fall of 2010 I will turn from a Laker to a Cardinal. The funniest part about this transfer is that the two schools are rivals. There is even a week in September dedicated to their rivalry called Battle of the Valleys which is ended by their football game. For the most part Grand Valley is at the top of their game when it comes to sports. GVSU has about 20,000 undergraduate students while SVSU only has about 9,000 and that tends to make a difference in sports.

I’m very excited to go home and be near my family. My sister is going into high school so that should be fun and my mom may being going back to school for her doctorate. Then there is always Joe and being near him is always a plus. I really am going to miss my friends on this side of the state though. I’m definitely going to be visiting.

April 24, 2010. Tags: , , . News. Leave a comment.


This weekend our Grand Valley Comic Book Club was lucky enough to go to C2E2, Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo. It was so exciting!

I got to meet Alex Ross, Mark Waid, Ryan Ottley, Jason Howard, Peter Mayhew and some more, but those are just the ones that I got to sign things for me.

I also bought a lot of comics. The first two trades of Invincible, the first trade of Astounding Wolf-Man, all four trades of Astonishing X-Men, the first Guild comic and the Wanted trade. Then I received a lot of free comics.

Darth Vader being a badass and me standing next to him

His backpack has jets

Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca

Yellow Lantern Scarecrow, Green Lantern, Red Lantern

I'm in trouble

April 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Stories. 2 comments.

Xbox = Awesome

This past Christmas Joe decided to spoil me. He bought me an Xbox 360 Elite. I also think he ran out of jewelry ideas for me. Our first Christmas he got me a necklace, second a promise ring, then third diamond stud earrings, so why not the complete opposite for the fourth?

Since I got an Xbox I had to get an Xbox live membership so I could play Halo 3 with people all over the world. Playing with people all over the world means that I can also play with Joe on the other side of the state. A few nights a week we have video game dates. Basically what we do is party up in the Halo 3 matchmaking and find a match. The cool part about video games dates are that we don’t have to share a screen. And we can always tell the other person where the wound-y guy that just killed us is hiding.

Another cool aspect of the Xbox is the variety of video games. I have a few FPS games, Halo 3, L4D2 and COD4:MW2, a RPG, Fallout 3, and of course Lego Batman and Lego Star Wars.

Fallout 3 is definitely my favorite game of all time. It’s just an incredible game that takes place in 2277 after the nuclear fallout. Your character starts out the game by escaping the vault and entering the completely desolate wasteland. The game has incredible graphics. It’s also a great story along with a good helping of action, including the Bloody Mess perk, where sometimes when you shoot a person they explode. It’s awesome.

I’ve logged around 150 hours into a few different accounts on Joe’s Xbox and for Christmas Joe’s mom bought me the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, which comes with all five add on packs. I have yet to play one of the add ons. Unfortunately Fallout 3 is one of those games that I need to sit down for six hours and get completely consumed in. I can’t just play for an hour because it just goes by so fast. Because of this time flying problem I haven’t been able to play much on my Xbox because of school. Yet another reason I’m looking forward to summer… more Fallout time.

April 8, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Stories. 1 comment.