Sunday, December 19, 2010

Who wants free Minecraft codes??

Sup fellers. As part of a promotion, my podcast, Your Uncle's Lap, has 2 unused gift codes for Minecraft that we are giving away.

How do you win? At the top left corner of is a link to download and print the YUL flyer. Print this sexy art out, post it up in a unique, highly visible public location, and snap a picture of it. Then go to the Your Uncles Lap Message Boards and post the picture you took, and on Christmas day, we will be judging the winners of the gift codes.

For more info about Minecraft, visit We also have a Minecraft server running 24/7 which can be found at Merry Christmas from the Lap.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The best advice ever.

Whats up my bloggas? Its been 5 days since my last post, which seems like forever.

What have I been doing? Between minecraft, Gran Turismo 5, Bad Company 2 (new map packs released) and sleeping, not a lot. I had to unload some stress and said "fuck it" to my school, and just decided to take 2 F's for this period. I found out that I can just retake the classes and the new grades I make override the F's. I am apparently allowed to fail/withdraw from 3 classes per year without penalty... well.. sorta. If for some reason I withdraw, rather than fail, the VA makes me pay them back. That is why I owe the govt $900 for 2 classes I withdrew from in October. If I would have just failed them, I would have been fine and not charged a dime. Doh!

Even though I am riding a thin line to being dropped from AIU Online, I cannot describe how much stress was relieved when I decided to just ignore the pile of homework that was overdue. Just 4 more classes and I'll have my associates. I may take a break for a while before I start to pursue my bachelors, just until my finances are in better order.

I recall a buddy in the Army giving me some advice during my divorce.. I was on the other side of the world, my wife no longer loved me, I wanted to get home and fix things but I couldnt, and I was a wreck.. He said to me "Sometimes you just have to give up."

It's so very true. Sometimes you are in a world of shit and everything sucks and it just seems like no matter what you do, everything is fucked. Just give up. Don't fight it, because it IS fucked, and you CAN'T fix it, no matter how hard you try. There isn't anything wrong with letting go, because you will not always get your way, and you will not always achieve the things that you want.
You may not want to give up all the time, but in some cases.. just quit. Its better to have your mind free of it.

Anyways, thats my philosophy lesson for the day. As far as the podcast goes, we have been unable to broadcast live since Time Warner Cable sucks dick, and our internet loses connection every 30 minutes or so.. which the technician told me "we know whats wrong.. but id say in a perfect world, it could be fixed as quick as 2 weeks" which sounds very appealing.. Hopefully they cut us some slack on the bill.
If you are out there on the internet reading this, do me a favor and check out our podcast.. just a few minutes of it and see if what you think. We have been receiving emails saying "hey I was bored and decided to listen to your podcast.. I havent laughed so hard in a long time, you guys are great!" which is awesome for our motivation, because we do run out of steam, and we know that we are putting on a good show.. its just hard to get folks to bite. So you, out there on the web.. visit and give us a listen. or just click the tape player on my blog page to the right. Thanks.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


So I'm back at work after 3 1/2 days of vacation. I sat around and did nothing, helped my friend out with his car, visited the parents, shot guns, had birthday cake, and played gran turismo 5 during my time off. I wish I could say that it was enough, but I feel like I really needed a few more days.

My finances are completely fucked, but I have come to terms with that. I need to start a hardcore bill-pay plan. I need to pay all of my credit card debt off ASAP.

I also have come to terms with completely blowing this session of college and have taken 2 F's which I will retake next session. This saves me from stressing about homework for a few weeks and starting over fresh. I cant blow it anymore or I'm done. I only need 4 more classes and I'll have my associates degree.

The college alone is a lot off my shoulders. I got about 600 dollars for my bday from my parents, which is all going toward bills. 400 of it is already gone so that I cant spend it. The other bet I am holding on to until my rent check clears.

I remember just over a year ago I was 100% debt free. And now I'm in the hole 19k. That just shows how I felt about buying shit when I was debt free. I guess on the bright side, I have 19k worth of shit that I felt that I needed.