coryanotado: (silly - Sarah Katz is Magic)
In bullet points, no less.

• Now that I'm working a real 9 to 5 job, me and SportsCenter are going to get reacquainted quickly. And, once I lose cable (which I think will be next week,) me and Preston and Steve are going to be BFFs. I don't know if I have to wear my uniform for today; in any regards, I can't find it even if I wanted to wear it. I'm pulling a compromise by wearing a Late Night La Salle staff shirt. I'm sure I won't get in trouble, yeeeeah.

• I miss Liz. I know, I know, I'll see her very soon. But for the time being, sleeping alone in mah bed is kind of lonely. I love her so much; she's really the biggest part of my life.

• Hanging out with Mike Dao was nice yesterday (Go La Salle Softball!) but it just reminds me that I have a lot of graduating friends whom I haven't hung out with yet that I'm going to sorely miss. I'll figure out how I'm going to hang out with everyone, but I know I'm going to miss a lot, if not all, of my graduating friends.

I'll flesh all these out later. I have wicked bad allergies right now, so I need to pop a Zyrtec and get out of here. But, before I leave, here's something cheery to start your week right!

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I love snow. Snow brings me back to a simpler time. I don't know what it is. Liz, she hates the snow. Gia does too. It's bitter and cold and wet and yucky. Me? Snow brings me joy. Not even happiness. Pure joy.


When I was a kid, I loved the snow. It always meant something good. Whether it be staying warm inside, missing school, or going outside and playing (or even shoveling, I love shoveling snow), snow always meant something fun. My dad always hated it, because it meant he had to drive to work in really crappy conditions. My grandmother hated it because it made her arthritis flare up. My grandfather was indifferent, I suppose because he was born in the Philippines and immigrated to America in the 1970s, he never grew up with snow and still found it fascinating. Me? Usually, a winter snow in Philadelphia meant waking up early and listening to the KYW NewsRadio for our school's Emergency Closing Number. I don't know if other places have this system, but your school was assigned a number, and they would read your school number if your school was closed or had a delay. I remember it vividly; our school's number was 193. Now, we just check La Salle's website (or you'll get 50 IMs, depending on if you leave your computer on or not), which takes some of the suspense out of the game.


I don't know why, but the first snow makes me happy.

coryanotado: (blinky shit - match game)
On FOX, they're showing the Eagles game, and they have Matt Vasgersian doing play-by-play.

Matt Vasgersian is also the host of the World Series of Blackjack on GSN.

It's like 6 Degrees of Game Show Network up in my head right now. It's totally awesome.
coryanotado: (alone - lost's charlie)
I don't think I've really ever stood up for my faith until today.

It's frightening and exhilarating and part of me wishes that it never has to happen again, and the other half wishes I could live so that I'd never have to do it again.
coryanotado: (pwned - zidane fighter)
Cory: Now it smells a little like penis.
Suzanne: What does penis smell like? Equate that to something.
Cory: PENIS! Penis smells like penis. It smells like male vagina or something.

-- END SCENE --
coryanotado: (Default)
Let's all be for real here: I am not a skinny boy. I do realize that I am rather portly. Fat, even. But you know what? That's not a problem. And, for those of you who think differently, please take the time to watch this video. Those who are ashamed of being large, watch this video. Those who have the bandwidth to spare, watch this video.



I agree with what she says. She says the things that I know I want to. I want to stand on top of the fucking world and scream this to anyone who will listen.
coryanotado: (silly - I pinch)

Management always has the right to change the list. This is the final list!

1. Suzanne

Suzanne, my lovely girlfriend, obviously tops my list again. Throughout struggles and fights, ups and downs, happy moments and trying times, we’ve grown as a couple and as people, and I know that I truly love her. Even through struggles like moving off to college and the difficulties of a long-distance relationship, we’ve managed to be stronger than ever. I appreciate what she does for me, I treasure her in my life and I love her to pieces.

2. Lolo and Lola
My grandparents, Rev. Paquito M. Anotado and Mrs. Lilia G. Anotado (I like formally typing their names out like that. It’s fun), retired this summer. Their initial plan was to take things slow and retire and move back to the Philippines after I graduated from college. An eager homebuyer in the States and extremely cheap land in the Philippines sped up the plan. It really was difficult seeing Lolo and Lola (the Tagalog words for grandpa and grandma) leave. They had essentially raised me; watching me while my mom and dad were at work. I’m glad that they’re happy in their giant house in the Philippines.

3. St. Basil Court
This was the year I moved on campus and started living at La Salle University. It was a pretty drastic change, moving from home where I had complete privacy but detachment from campus to being connected to campus but having someone (namely, my roommate Tim) being around when I’m trying to masturbate. Tim and I had a rough adjustment, but I think we’re OK now. And my floor really isn’t all that bad, except for Fucking Donna who lives across the hall. Those who live on the floor know what I’m talking about.

4. Deal or No Deal
Every so often, I create a game that generates a little traffic to my website. And usually, it’s something people usually don’t see online. When Deal or No Deal hit it big in the states, I took it upon myself to create the online version, as I am wont to do. It actually turned out pretty well, despite some coding flaws with the banker, but those were fixed rather quickly. I put it on Newgrounds.com and it ended up with Daily 3rd Place, front-page honors, and a metric fuck-ton of views. Addicting Games wanted it on their website, and as soon as you know it, the game has had over 1.5 million plays in the course of a month. Then Endemol Holdings found out and struck the game out all over the Internet.

5. Meal or No Meal
Well, Addicting Games saw the amazing potential that this stupid little game of luck had, and the advertising revenue that it brought in, and decided to say, “Hey, Cory. We’ll pay you money if you convert Deal or No Deal into a game that we can keep onto the website without fear of death by the hands of Endemol.” That was a good enough deal (no pun intended) for me to officially become a professional video game programmer. At this rate, Pacdude Games, an official game house produces about 2 officially published games a year. Crazy!

6. Wilson College
Suzanne goes there. I visit every so often. It is 3 hours away. I love it. I love the atmosphere. I love the class structure. I love my friends up there. The food is awesome, and hey, they have a big screen TV and no one complains when I watch ESPN. Beth, Karen, Yeip, Alicia, Rosa… Gah, so many people! It really has shaped me going up there. I’m learning to love the small-town feel that Chambersburg, PA has, and hey, I love the drive.

7. La Salle University Class of 2006
Specifically, the friends I made in that class. George, Ray, Fay, Ed, Renee, Doc, Terry, Pat and Ben come immediately to mind as people I knew, hung out with, trusted and became good friends with. Graduation also made me realize that friends in college are fleeting. Treasure them, collegiate friends. They won’t be around forever. Or they’ll become sports anchors for a small market in Wyoming.

8. Ken Jennings
Or, more specifically, Ken’s book, Brainiac. I am in the book, spouting off gibberish about Family Feud lights and stuff. More importantly, it showed me that yes, some of the thing that I do online actually make a difference. (I founded buzzerblog.com and because of the quick traffic growth we had, Ken Jennings interviewed me. As if I have credibility.) No one’s really said much of anything to me without me showing them the book, so well, it’s just a little reminder of who I was, always with me in print.

9. The Programming Center
My job in the programming center is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. The pay is good, the hours are great, and I’ve made a couple new friends due to the job and the stuff I’ve had to do with it. I work Late Night events and get to hang out with awesome people (like Jo Anna, so shut up, you’re in the stupid Pacdude 10) and do fun stuff. It’s a big job, too, so it’s not like I’m taking stuff lightly, but it really is a lot of fun. Speaking of which, I wonder what my hours are this semester…

10. WEXP

True, it’s only a college radio station. True, it’s no big deal. But hey, when I didn’t get elected as program manager and stupid Douche got elected as GM, it hurt. The whole ordeal was trying emotionally and mentally, because I put so much of my heart and soul into the station, and I could see it slipping away. I’ve slowed my role with the station, and it’s calmed me and really given me time to do other stuff, and the station’s management is realizing that Douche was a bad choice, so that’s good. Maybe I’ll run for program manager in the Spring. Who knows?

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