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Babies, Life, and Being a Nerd

Trying to balance an online presence while being a father and a friend isn’t always easy. Finding a balance between being a good husband, father, friend, and blogger is a difficult balance to maintain. Most of the time my online identity is what falls behind but that is ok, because that is the priority I have set in life. My family comes first and with my newborn baby girl, I have not been able to do much lately, and my friends come second but I am sure they feel that is a distant second. I try to do as much as I can with my Nerd Management brothers but alas I fall behind. Luckily they understand as well.

The good thing about an online blog is that it will always be there no matter how many times you quit and then go back. It always waits for you just sitting there waiting for you to tell it what you want to say. Some people have a lot to say and some people have a little. Some people have followers that care and some people just put words into the vastness of space. Either way, its there waiting for you.

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged and we will see what I have to say and how much I will be able to say it in the coming time. Just a reminder for those who remember, http://www.nerdmgmt.com is no longer around but we can be found on soundcloud with season 7 coming up and on facebook as Nerd Management.

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Thursday Dec 31st, We’re BACK

So Nerdy it Hurts from the Nerd MGMT Network is coming back and better than before. Check out our #TBT coming Dec 31st 2015.

What Pro Wrestling Means to Me

For a lot of people Pro Wrestling is fake… It is seen as something that children and young adults watch, and people who are older that watch it are looked down upon as well. Well, it is fake, but so is every other TV show on television that has a story line. No one is disputing that, no fan of Wrestling argues in the opposition of that statement, yet so many people do not understand why people my age still continue to watch it. I am sure many of us have many different reasons for watching this scripted sport.

For myself Wrestling was real when I was younger. There was always the Hero (Face) taking on the Villains (Heels) and when it looked like the Hero was going to lose, he made a miraculous comeback and defeated the Villain. This was important for me growing up with a father that wasn’t around very often. These Heroes helped me overcome many things growing up that I didn’t have anyone to talk to about or listen to me. Every time Hulk Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior came back from the brink of defeat to recover and win against their opponent I knew that everything was going to be ok. With not having a male role model around these figures helped me understand the virtues that it takes to be a good person. No matter what they were like in real life, the only thing the children like myself saw was the heroes.

As I grew up and there were father figures in my life, wrestling was still steadfast. If I didn’t get along with someone the heroes I looked up to were there to comfort me, and show me that any evil can be defeated. Years went by and my home life got much better and I stopped needing them in my life, I slowed down on watching wrestling. School took over, girls took over, work took over, and growing up took over. No matter what was going on in my life however stressful or hectic, I could always turn on the WWF or WCW and watch my heroes vanquish their obstacles, and I knew that I could too.

Wrestlers such as Mr. Perfect, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, The Legion of Doom Hawk and Animal, Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, The Honky Tonk Man, Koko B. Ware, Sargent Slaughter, and so many more were such a huge part of my childhood I can never in my life repay those characters for what they mean to me. I still watch wrestling and as I don’t see as many people that have the Hero attribute as so many characters did back 20+ years ago. There are still characters kids can look up to and I hope that they mean as much to kids now as my heroes did to me.

Getting Back into Magic the Gathering

It has been about 10 years since I last played Magic the Gathering with other people. About 2 years ago I bought some cards and was all ready to get back into it and just couldn’t pull the trigger. I really fell in love with the game again while playing the Magic the Gathering online game. It is basically the same thing except it uses virtual cards for real money instead of real cards. The problem is when you don’t play with other people live, you tend to just have cards laying around doing nothing. That kind of defeats the purpose of a social game, like Magic the Gathering.

I plan on showing Alec how to play so I can have a close friend that would be will to play whenever we could. Comicbook University holds Friday Night Magic and another local shoppe holds a Tuesday Night Magic at their store. It will be nice to play with live people again. So about 2 years ago I got back in with Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash. Now this year we have the final 3 cycle block with Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, and Dragons of Tarkir.

There is a website named Deckbox where you can put your entire collection online, and trade with people all around the world. It is a great way to meet people and get advice about building decks and collecting sets for the novice and the expert of Magic players. If you are looking into getting into a fun card game then I highly recommend jumping into Magic the Gathering. You will not be disappointed.

Throwback Thursday: X-Mas Edition Best Christmas Ever

 

 

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Throwback Thursday: X-Men Christmas!

The year that I received both the Danger Room and the Black Bird Jet was probably one of the best Christmases of my entire life until I had my son Oliver. I played for days, weeks, and months with these and with both of these 2 playsets it cemented Toy Biz as the best makers of Super Hero Toys ever!

That was also the year that I got the Archangel, Professor X, and Berserker Wolverine. Oh man this toy line was every kids dream. I wish toys were half as good as these were back then!

 

Nerd MGMT Friday Night Fights: Scarlet Witch v. Wonder Woman

Nerd MGMT Friday Night Fights

Marvel’s Scarlet Witch v. DC’s Wonder Woman

 

Wonder Woman:

-Amazonian Demi God

-Skilled Hand to Hand Combat

-Super Human Strength

-Truth Lasso and Invisible Plane

Scarlet Witch:

-Mutant Witchcraft powers

-Flight

-Super Human Intelligence

Who Wins this Matchup? Let Us Know Who Wins!

 

Depression and Getting Help

In lieu of a blog post yesterday and today I am going to take this time to point out that the world lost a famous person yesterday to a disease known as depression. Depression has been in our lives for as long as we can remember but until yesterday it has kind of taken a back seat to many other high profile things in our media. Well maybe that will change now that the world lost Robin Williams to the disease and with taking his own life he may have finally shown the light that the world needs to see on this illness. Maybe now many preventable suicides around the country will go unfulfilled because someone notices a change in their behavior and gets the support they need.

It was sad that he passed away, but I can only think that maybe it was in an ultimately higher purpose to help the world notice depression and help those afflicted with the disease. Maybe this was his Martyrdom to get people the help they deserve. So I write no Nerdy Blogs yesterday or today because Depression is nothing to be overshadowed and it is something that you should pay very great attention to, because it can literally hide in anyone and everywhere in your life.