Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekended, a Video Game Aside, and the Winner

Wow, what a weekend.  Drove down to Nashville and spent all day Saturday at the mall, scouting for things to bring and wear on our cruise.  Spent a little money, but got a ton of excellent deals.  Had fun spending the day with the wife, even if it was at the mall.  Normally when we go to the mall I bring a paperback with me and read (after I’ve finished my browsing).  This time, however, I forgot, so I walked around and pestered Keisha.  But we had a good time.

Sunday was a blur.  Praise band practice at 8:30, Sunday School breakfast at 9:15, special church lunch at 12:00, pastor’s special meeting at 12:40, attempted nap at 1:30, give up on nap at 2:30, PS3 until 3:25, homeless shelter worship service 3:45, choir and music practice at 5:30, church at 6:00, and Easter music practice at 7:00.  It was a constant moving, busy day.  I had the light off and was in bed before 10:00pm.  But even though yesterday was hectic and busy, I smile thinking back on it.  We’ve searched for a church to call home for many years now and we’re blessed to be involved at Macedonia.  We’ve been here for about eight months and we’ve met a lot of great people.  The preaching is solid and foundational.  I love my SS class.  We just got a new worship minister in January and our church has grown tremendously in worship.  All things considered, it’s great, and I’m okay to wear myself thin every once in a while.

I was playing Final Fantasy last week when I suddenly had a burning desire to shoot some undead space zombies.  I whipped out Dead Space, one of my favorite games (reviewed initially here), and have been playing it ever since.  I miss FF, but I just have a desire to play a FPS for now.  And even though I’ve already beat Dead Space before, I still really enjoy the game.  The story is still gripping; the gameplay is still fun; the mechanics are still awesome.  Also, this is the first time I’ve played it on my own PS3, so I’m getting to unlock all the trophies and stuff for my own system as opposed to William’s.

The autographed book contest ended yesterday.  So, to be completely random, I wrote down all the entrants names, cut out little pieces of paper, lay them down and shuffled them around and let them simmer for a while.  After an hour or so of basting I then picked up the entries and shuffled them around some more.  After a bit of humbleness from one of the entrants, the entries dropped from twelve to ten.  Sadly I received no funny email entries.  Ultimately, I cast the slips around like casting lots from the Bible, and the last slip to remain in my hands won.  That winner is…

Krista, from Life, or Something Like It…, who actually had a 30% chance of winning, and, in this case, the statistics proved true.

So, Krista, if you could email me your mailing address I’ll put the book to post soon.  You have 72 hours to respond or there'll be another drawing.  To everyone that entered, thank you.  You fought hard, but in the end, statistics kicked you upside the head.

I should have a book review up soon.  Take care.

10 comments:

Crystal said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I spent my weekend moving. I'm very sore today.

Congrats to Krista!!! I'm very jeolous!!

David Wagner said...

I sent you an email on 3/25! And it was, indeed, funny! What the! Lemme doublecheck the emaill addy I sent it from...

Congrats to Krista. :D

If you ever plan to give it away on your blog, let me know!

logankstewart said...

@Crystal: Yuck. Moving always sucks. Thanks for entering, though.

@Dave: Hmmm. I have no email from you, nor does my SPAM box. What happened here? Did you find anything on your end?

Krista said...

Oh, how cool! I honestly can't believe I won! YAY! Thank you, Logan! :) I sent my address just a minute ago and if you don't get it let me know and I'll send it again. :)

If it's a review for The Good Thief, Logan, I'm excited!

Thanks, Crystal and Dave!

logankstewart said...

@Krista: Got ya in, friend. I'll try to get the book in the mail within the next two days. And yes, it's The Good Thief... :)

David Wagner said...

It's moot at this point, but yeah, I sent the email to loganstewart(at)gmail(dot)com on 3/25 at 10:01 am.

It's all good. I'll get the next one... I already won the Tea With Hezbolla one, so I can't complain.

Congrats again to Krista!

logankstewart said...

Ah, you made the tragic mistake so many do. That's not my email. It's so close, though. logankstewart[at]gmail{dot}com. Looks like you left the k off in the middle. Sorry, friend. You did with the Hezbollah book, though, that's true.

Brandon said...

That's a good man, bringing a paperback wherever you go just in case there's some downtime :)

logankstewart said...

Indeed, Brandon, even though it sometimes irks my wife. But a man can take only so much shopping!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Yeah Krista!