I guess everyone has a type. For John Cena, it's my mother, a fair Irish lass in her early '50s. I found it odd that only a few weeks after my parents' divorce my mom had found someone, let alone John Cena. I mean, isn't that guy asexual or something?
But there he was, at the big family shindig my mom had been planning all week. He rolled up in a Pontiac Aztek, oddly enough. I guess everybody is watching that Breaking Bad show nowadays.
I love comedy. I love to laugh. My entire life, I've been making people laugh. In high school, I was class clown. When I was younger, it was the same thing.
I'm not an emotional guy. I don't find myself freaking out over a lot of things (only occasionally) and I don't plan my day based on my astrological sign or whatever. But, I gotta say, I love my [JOY] pals.
The following originally appeared on Joystiq, the site I write for. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
1 vs 100
This summer, something terrible happened: Microsoft canned 1 vs 100, its experiment in live trivia gaming. With two seasons under its belt, I became quite enamored with the free game. Honestly, my Tuesday and Friday nights will never feel the same again. Also, it's sad I'll likely never get to use the above image in a post on Joystiq again.
This weekend, I spent some time getting reacquainted with my PC (blame the crazy Steam sales) and, more specifically, Left 4 Dead 2. After tearing through The Passing and The Sacrifice, me and a few friends decided to check out some custom campaign mods and stumbled upon Left 4 Mario, a very odd fanservice that is quite fun.
Before Steven Janowski became the plucky assistant to the greatest baseball player who ever lived, Mr. Kenny Powers, he had some problems. He lost his way and as you can see in the above clip from the police documentary series, Reno 911, things could've turned out a lot worse for the guy. Personally, this is my favorite segment I've ever seen on the show.
Wow -- San Francisco, I'm never leaving.
This town is amazing, everything from the people to the mixture of cultures to the wealth of things to do. I'm sorry I haven't updated this little place of mine here, but boy have I been busy. The night beckons, sometimes for gaming-related stuff (see: work), but most nights just for socializing. And beer. California, you make a tasty brew. Many tasty brews, to be exact.
On the work front, I've done a ton of previews. I thought that I might have to hit some of these moving out here, but I wasn't prepared for the sheer quantity of what's in the Bay area. Within the span of a month, I've whipped these little pieces up for Joystiq:
Oh, and then there was PAX Prime 2010:
For my first 30 days in a strange city, it's quite the increase in work load -- in addition to these previews, I still have to write every day. It's a challenge, but one I welcome with open arms. I need to grow not only as a games journalist, but as a writer. I need this challenge and, slowly, I think I'm improving my craft. But not only that, I'm much happier. Have I told you how awesome this town is yet?
My only regret is that I haven't had more time for this here blog of mine. Hopefully I can find a way to produce some more content here. For more immediate happenings in my going ons, keep up with me on Twitter: @davehinkle
[Image: Union Square, San Francisco]