3 whole years!


Hey guys,
Steve here.

It’s already been 3 years everyone! And together, we can celebrate another year of this awesome site…
Well yeah, that is true, but let’s cut to the chase. As with all annual posts, I have a stats report to show you guys. If you’d like to compare the stats report below with the one from last year, click here.

  • 10198 views
  • 138 followers
  • 757 posts
  • 32 categories
  • 1203 search tags
  • 22 pages

Those are just some of the stats for this blog. However, I have more to talk about than just stats in this post, thus is why that list was so brief.
April 21, 2011 at 5:05 PM, I published my first ever post to this blog. Can you believe that? That means, at the time of this writing, this blog is approximately 3 years and 4 hours old. And yes, believe it or not, most of the views and followers came in the last year! In fact, there were only 44 followers, and 4902 views on April 21, 2013, and that number has since doubled, or maybe even tripled over just this past year… talk about astonishing!
switching topics, let me give you a brief life update (it probably won’t be brief :). But anyway, Wednesday and Thursday of last week were normal days. However, on Friday after school, my family and a few of our church friends went to the lake house.
We stayed the night and came home on Saturday evening. It went mostly the same as last time, except there were quite a few more people, and I didn’t get a sunburn, mainly due to the fact that I had to lather myself with thick layers of sunscreen practically every hour… but it’s better to be safe than sorry… right?
Anyway, the excitement of the weekend didn’t end there. No, after going home, showering, and chilling for the rest of Saturday night, we had to get up at 5:15 in the morning to attend Easter sunrise service at our church. After that, we were there until 12:30, because of Sunday school and regular Sunday morning service.
After church, we met up with Justin, and went to my papa Dutch’s house for easter dinner, where I had pork, sweet potatoes, bread, and candy.
We ended up staying until around 4:30 or so. And after we got home, I took a nap, and woke up thinking it was Monday already. Yes, I actually woke up, panicking at 7:40 last night because I thought it was 7:40 this morning. I didn’t truly know what day it was until 3 minutes later, after getting upset that there was no coffee, and having pulled out a plate, when I absent mindedly checking the date on my watch and realizing it was still Sunday.
Well, the night ended well anyway–a nice energizing cup of warm coffee, and a thunderstorm. Unfortunately however, it wasn’t one worth recording, but none the less it was pleasant to listen to.

As for today, it was your average Monday. I had a doctors appointment, but only missed choir and part of math. However, on a last note, there were 2 more storms today. I didn’t record any of them though.

Moving on, I am excited to tell you that I have our next episode of the Steven D podcast planned out. I will be recording it tomorrow afternoon–so, if you’re subscribed to the feed via a pod catcher or podcast receiver, check that at some point tomorrow. If you’re not subscribed to the feed, however, be sure to check the podcast page.

Well, I guess that about wraps up tonight’s post. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

Ps. I’d just like to thank you guys for putting up with, and reading this blog. I hope it’s been funny, intertaining, informational, and exciting!
You guys have been awesome for putting up with delays, forgetfulness, and procrastination on my part. Even on those 3 week blogging breaks, 2 week gamebook release delays, and month long podcast delays, you guys patiently sat through it all, and had faith in me, knowing that I’d get the job done some how.
Well, if you guys continue to read this blog, you can look forward to more of your favorite posts and content over the coming years.
Thankyou for reading everyone, and have a great week!

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The intresting and exciting recent happenings of Steven D: tech discoveries, new projects, and junk food


Hey guys,
Steve here.

A lot has happened since Thursday night. This might seem surprising; it being the weekend and my sister and dad being gone. Well, all things said in my blog happened, and I mean everything. And yes, I did have lots of junk food last weekend.
So, let’s go day by day and unfurl these recent happenings and discoveries one by one, so you can take it in and gasp in awe at the epic things brought to you exclusively from the deep depths of the awesome, genius, and creative brain of Severe Storm Steve.

First, Friday night. On Friday night, I started work on Stranded Part 3. I haven’t come up with a title, nor have I come up with a sufficient synopsis or preview for you readers to get insight on this gamebook. Be expecting that soon, as I get deeper into the game.
On Saturday, that was a very lazy day. The more exciting tech discoveries happened yesterday. But before you scroll to the next paragraph, please read what happened on Saturday, just so you don’t miss any part of this post. :).
Well you know how I talked about junk food? Well there was some major junk food eating on my part Saturday. In the morning, breakfast consisted of donuts and coffee. For lunch, I had a nice high class plate of pizza rolls. For dinner, came the fancy; ultimate dinner for the president of the United States, frozen bean burritos! After that, I had a first class bottle of chocolate milk and a rare; exceptionally good candy called M&Ms.
On Sunday, I took out an item on my to-do list for November! I actually fixed my computer! You know how I’ve been looking for registry and disc cleaners for the last several months, well it turns out that indows disc defragmenter was the trick! What took me 4 months to do is something I could’ve done in 15 minutes! Okay, you can laugh at me now, I give you permission, because frankly I was laughing at me too! 🙂
Not only did I fix my computer yesterday, but I also did the exciting tech discovery! Are you ready?
I turned my iPhone into a wireless microphone for my computer!!! Here’s how I did it:
1. I purchased senstic pocket audio for $1.99, and put it on my Iphone.
2. I downloaded the free pocket control app for my windows computer from senstic.com.
3. I downloaded bonjour printing service from senstic.com as well.
4. I made sure my iphone and computer were both connected to my wi-fi.
5. I then allowed the pocket control port and stuff through my fire wall.
6. I ran both apps and it connected! Now I can record with them!
In english (by that I mean for non-tech users), this means that I could put my computer on the kitchen table, go upstairs and into my bedroom with my iphone, and if my computer is recording the phone will act as a microphone for my computer!
Moving on to today, it was an average Monday. There was school, and chillaxing, and then writing this blog post. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get such a strong cold front, it will bring the high temperatures in Texas into the upper 40’s, and the overnight lows ranging from the lower 20’s to 31 degrees!

I guess that concludes this blog post. Expect more life updates in the future. Also, expect clearer stranded updates, and later on a good summary. Also, the podcasts will come up soon, so expect a preview of it in one of those episodes!

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

tlc


Hey you guys,
Steve here.

If you are wondering what “TLC” stands for, it is Texas Lions Camp.

This week was a fun one. Camp went by pretty fast, and there were lots of fun activities. This might be a long post, so sit back and enjoy it…

On sunday, we drove up. Same as last year (see the July 2012 archive to see last year’s trip). It was getting to know everyone, seeing old friends, opening night etc etc.
Monday was the first day of activities. Since I was one of the older campers, I got a block class which is like a school elective but lasts 2 hours. There was water front (a water aerobics class), ceramics (you know, the class where you make clay stuff), music, radio, and I think that’s about it. I chose ceramics, which actually turned out pretty fun. So, after getting up at 7 in the morning, eating breakfast, cleaning up the cabbin we stayed in, and going to the usual morning activity of Flag Pole, that is where I went.
Monday was the day we made our project, and mine was a cat.
After block class, there was lunch. I shouldn’t have to explain that in detail (it was just lunch). Next, was archery. My first shot was a bulls eye, however every one after that hit the grass beyond the target.
Next, was rest period. That was from 2 to 4, and it was basicly self explanitory–we would have rest time. After that was r&a, (recreation and athlettics; a PE type of activity). After that was swimming, then dinner. For our night activity on Monday’s night activity, there was a carnival, where you’d play games, earn tickets, and buy some food and drinks. I got a stick of cotton candy that was almost a foot wide (and didn’t finish it), popcorn, and fruit punch which my sister shook and sent it all over me.
After that, we went to bed.
Tuesday morning went similar to Monday, except we played games in ceramics while our clay projects dried. Instead of having archery at 1:00, we had ropes. I guess it was low ropes on Tuesday, because we just played games.
After ropes and then rest period, we had horses. The weird thing about the horse I rode, was that it caughed. I literally never new that horses could caugh.
After horses, we had swimming.

Tuesday night was pretty unusual, because we did camp out. Camp out is where we go to a camp sight, eat hobo packs, sleep outside, and get smores. Instead of eating our usual dinner, that is what we did.
Wednesday morning, we had to come back from camp out. We ate breakfast, skipped the cabbin cleaning (and instead took showers), skipped flag pole, and went to ceramics. That day, we made crayon projects where we drew a picture, and melted crayons with a hair drier to make a pattern. Mine was meant to look like curtains opening on stage to reveal a kitten, but it ended up looking like a kitten trying to escape a volcano.
After that, we had archery and lunch and rest period again, R&A, swimming, Dinner, than our night activity.
The night activity was night court, in which one of the staff at camp acted like judge Judie. Campers would get to file clames on there councilors and say they were doing bad things to them. Then, the defense attorney would try to save them from punishment, the prosecutor would come out and try to proove them guilty, a witness would sometimes come out after that and also proove them guilty, and then the jury would vote on whether they were guilty or not guilty. If they were guilty, the judge would give them a punishment similar to what they did. For example a councilor named Colton was clamed to have thrown a camper in a trash can, and eat more smores at camp out than he should’ve. For this, his punishment was to be put in a trash can, and he had to look like a smore since he liked them so much. They dumped chocolate, crushed gram crackers, and put melted marshmallow all over him. Oh yeah, it was said he put the camper in a moldy trash can, so he had to put a piece of moldy bread in his mouth, and then ware some on his face.
After the councilors would be punished, they were sent to jail.

After getting a good laugh at that activity, it was once again time for us to go to bed.

Thursday was the last day of activities. The morning went similar to Monday and Tuesday, except we fired our clay projects, and listen to the radio class as they did senior speeches, where the 16 year-old soon-to-be graduates of tlc talked about there experiences as a camper. After that, we had lunch, ropes (I climbed the 40 foot rock wall and hit the top), rest period, our final R&A, swimming, dinner, then a dance. I danced with about 4 people, all of them campers and councilors from Libby’s cabbin.
After that, we went to bed.
Friday, was just the day we packed. We didn’t do much, besides picnics, the talent show, rested, and ate lots of pizza. The only big thing was the award saramony, which was at night. I got the funniest camper award.

After that, it was time to go home.

That is all I did at camp. Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

YEY SATURDAY!!! (not).


Hello all,
severe storm steve again.

Most people are excited about it being Saturday are they not? Most people that is, except me. There are probably 6,999,999,999 people on the plannet who are going, “Woo-hoo! Saturday at last!” There is a valad reason for me not being excited however–the end is near.
I’m not some end-of-world big talker, thus that sourt of catastrophe isn’t what the end will bring. The “end” is another name for the last day of a break, the day when you know that in 24 hours you will be walking into the dreaded school. In my case, the end is tomorrow. The end to a quite awesome spring break that seemed to slip through my fingers one quick moving day at a time. It seems just yesterday I was walking through my front door and hanging my backpack up, knowing I wouldn’t have to bear its weight for the next 9 days. Now, after just a blink of an eye, it is doomsday eve.
Don’t get me wrong, Sunday during the daytime hours won’t be doomsday, because it is still spring break. The actual doom will come at 10:00 that night, the time spring break is up for me and when I have to go to bed.
On a posative note, let’s do a little recap of events that happened over the break.

Last weekend was one of relaxation. Nothing really happened, since goalball was canseled for spring break. Monday, I had to get a phizical for a summer camp I will be attending, the same one I attended last year. Please click here to see how that camp went. It’s called Lions camp, and is actually quite a blast. This time, I will be going on July 7th, not the first.
After that doctors appointment, I was trapped in the house for the next 2 days with my sister (what fun).
Thursday and Friday were the only 2 days the 4 of us got to spend together as a family. We didn’t do much Thursday, besides cooking hamburgers and playing wii family game night.
Friday was the day I got some really good exercise in. After a 45 minute bikeride in the morning, our family went to white rock, where me and my sister threw a ball back and forth and walked around with my parents and our 2 boxers, Cassie and Newton.
After the afternoon at white rock, I came home and crashed as a result of a headache followed by extreme exhaustion. When I finally awoke 2 hours later, I ended up spending the night with my family again.

Today has been another day I was trapped with my sister. About what I said earlier, just kidding. It really isn’t that bad. I’ve been watching weather videos on youtube all day, along with eating lunch, drinking coffee (lots of coffee), and a whole bunch of nothing.

P.S. Yesterday at whiterock, me and my sister fed the ducks. They grabbed the flippin’ bread out of our hands, on one occasion a fat burd bighting my finger during an attempt to get some bread that was stuck around it. Here is a picture of the ducks getting the bread:
feading_duck_at_white_rock

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
steve

how my day went


Today was my first day in austin. Well, when I got up this morning, me and my mom just packed my bags, and I played on the computer and ate nachoes until it was time to go. We didn’t leave until Libby, who was at her friends, got dropped off at the house. She wanted to come with us to see the counsilers when I got dropped off.
At around 11:15, we finally left the house. It was a long 3 and a half hour drive, and we stopped for lunch when we got to Austin. After that, we finished the drive to the school, which only took about 3 minutes. When we got there, we had to walk quite a way in the humid hot and thick air to get to the health center, where we would sign in and get my hair checked for lice. When we got there, I had a nurse check my hair, and almost fell asleep because I was tired, and it felt good. After that, the 3 of us got back in the car, and drove to my dorm. After getting there, my mom showed me to my dorm room, and the two of us unpacked while Libby socialised with the counsilers in my dorm.
After I was finally unpacked, the first question I asked was “Where is the computer room?”
Shortly after that, my mom and sister left, and I got on the computer, and posted a blog post. Finally, I just went in the kitchen and socialised with the counsiler Misty, and then ate dinner. When dinner was done, I just got back on the computer for a while, and socialised with some friends that I made. I can’t tell you there names, because I don’t know how to spell them.
After talking and playing on the computer, there was a meeting that described the rules and schedule. This lasted about about 20 minutes, because my friends couldn’t be quiet. I admit, that I tried to start pillo wars with them, but that’s not the point. I still blaim the roudyness on them.
Finally, the meating ended, and I got to post my blog entry. That is all I did today.

new primary dain!!!


Hello you visitors, I have some exciting news over at sssjournal! I have just registered a domain that is easier to remember, called stevend.net! You can now use this domain to visit my website, but can also use sssjournal.wordpress.com. Thanks for visiting this sight, and I hope you enjoy your stay over here at the all new stevend.net!