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The MajorSophisticationZero Show Episode #16 Featuring JG_TheTruIsland

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On this week’s episode, we were joined by JG_TheTruIsland, Sophisticates didn’t take too kindly to the actions of self-appointed leaders, Zero failed to take a holiday, and the Major built himself a new friend.

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Please Help Raise Funds for Extra-Life! Remember, its for the kids!

Hello everyone! As you know its that time of year again where I do the most insane thing I could possibly do for fundraising! I’m talking about Extra-Life! This year I’m looking to raise at least $200 for the Children’s Miracle Network (to be more specific, the Duke Children’s Hospital). I along with thousands (maybe even millions) across the globe will be taking part on October 25, 2014 and you can help us help these children in need.

Please visit the link below and contribute. You wouldn’t believe how much the kids will appreciate it. #4thekids

Please help me raise funds for Extra-Life

The MajorSophisticationZero Show Episode #15

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On this week’s episode, Sophisticates takes issue with other people’s version of organization, Zero takes a vacation, and the Major get’s upset for spending $5 for a beta code.

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Ratchet People Meet
Peachmix001: Grimecraft
Jeopardy Throwing Shade

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Life: Alone

I used to not like being alone. It used to fill me with all sorts of dread. While I try to have a very positive and upbeat outlook on life, when I’m alone, it’s just dark and lonely. I can never stop thinking about all the negativity that surrounds my life. I always think of all the terrible scenarios that could happen t me with any given things. It gets to a point where I’m constantly looking for someone to hang with because it’s downright terrifying sitting in my house by myself.

It’s not as bad, however, when a crowd of people are around. At that point, I’m not full of dread, but full of suspicion. I get very nervous and anxious when I’m with a group of people and am constantly watching my back. I’ll sit there and look for all the exits in the room that I’m in and work out the fastest routes out of the room in case of a speedy exit.

However, since I’ve been on vacation, I haven’t felt that way. It has actually been quite nice to be alone. Some of these posts that I have written, including parts of this one, have been written while I was sitting alone. I’m starting to believe it may be due to the amounts of stress during everyday life. I spend too much time running the rat race that I’m never actually taking true stock of my life. I have so many distractions coming my way, that it scares me that I may never have never have enough time to do what I actually want to do with my life.

I think I might be having a true moment of actual clarity. Better not waste it…

Life: Waves

I was taking a nap earlier. I was awoken by Tiffany as she got up and started moving about the cabin. That wasn’t the thing that was bothering me, though. Shortly after waking up, I noticed that was rocking left and right while lying in bed. It was then I noticed we were starting a gradual turn which is still happening at this moment, about an hour later.

Since then, I had left my cabin (housekeeping needed to get in) and came up to the one of the pools. After trying to salvage the rest of the nap, I decided to give up. What I was still noticing was that the ship was still rocking.

Before getting on the ship, I was of the idea that the ship was too big to rock in such a way. I thought the water couldn’t have even this much power against the boat. Apparently, I was wrong.

It got me thinking, something as small as the waves in the ocean has the ability to move a ship as large as this. It kind of changed my perspective on something. I have always been of the belief that no matter what we are told, the small forces can’t alter a huge force. Boy, was I wrong, but not completely.

I still believe that small actions cannot change big things (at least not as fast as most would like for it to). However, just like the boat is for me, I believe the bigger thing can be the vehicle for the change for other small components related to it.

But, then again, maybe that’s the whole point.

The MajorSophisticationZero Show Episode #14 Featuring Scarfinger

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On this week’s episode, we celebrate the gang being all here and on time, the Major talks about his anniversary vacation and why cruisers are being hypnotized, everyone shares their July 4th stories, Scarfinger shows up halfway through, and the Major does the worst thing he’s ever done on a live show.

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Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal)
comforts of a
luxury cruise by David Foster Wallace

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Life: Beauty in the Simplest Things

I, for one, am a very complex man. However, I do find very simple things interesting and, dare I say, beautiful…

Right now, I’m sitting in one of the dining areas overlooking the water on the port side of the ship. I’ve fallen in love with this side of the ship as today, I spent most of the morning (and a good part of the afternoon watching us sail past Cuba (and might have caught a glimpse of Havana).

I’ve been sitting here writing a few posts and discussing a few options with Tiffany about what to do once we reach land. During breaks between conversations and typing, I find myself looking outside. At the moment, there is nothing but water. Beautiful, blue water. I saw a ship maybe an hour ago, and after taking a picture of it, saw that there was land further out. But, for the most part, its just been nothing but water.

Between this and not having any communication with the outside world outside of a television in my room and the EA Sports bar where I can watch ESPN all day (or the ship’s version of ESPN), I think I might have determined what I want in a vacation. I just want things to be simple! No complications due to the madness that is life.

I’m sure going to miss this…

Life: Unconnected

In this day and age, everyone has become increasingly more connected. It would be nice to say that it was due to barriers being broken in various types of social areas, but it is more related to the technology that has come into our lives in the past few years. While this isn’t a bad thing overall, it still has come with its share of negative impacts. The biggest thing is that we are constantly distracted by the world as it comes into our many devices, that we don’t take time to pay attention to the world that is physically around us.

Now, while I may be writing this on my laptop just north of Cuba (which I totally flipped my wig over), these first couple of days have been pretty awesome. There have been times where I stop and think about sharing with people about the experiences that I’ve been having or just hoping that the website isn’t down. With Tiffany’s help, I remind myself that this is our vacation and we just need to take a break from it all. Just sit back, with a cup in hand, and just watch the waves go by…

Life: At Sea

For those who may not have known, I have actually been out of town. Actually, more like out of the country. My wife, Tiffany, and I decided that, for our first wedding anniversary, we would pack our bags and sail the seven seas. However, all we could afford was a seven day cruise around the Caribbean so we just opted for that experience.

While we were gone, I decided that I could take this time to actually do some writing as I will be without many distractions while out of the US (so glad to not have a global data plan). So, in the coming days, I will be releasing blog posts that were written while I was away and had the time to write, possibly with some pictures from the cruise for context.

Well, before this introduction post becomes too lengthy, I’ll say so long for now.

 

Now to find this burger…

The MajorSophisticationZero Show Episode #13

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On this week’s episode, it was opposite day in the “Four” household, the Major comes to the realization that WebMD is just not for him, and the hosts are still being plagued with glitches in the Google Matrix.

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