Adam's Beanstalk

A daily adventure-bag of insights and old bones from an unknown poet in Manitoba's south. Caveat: Not everything is to be taken literally. Things are often shaded with poetic crayons; be the owl. Also, not all these bones are collected from different fields. Find themes that run througout each post and the journal as a whole; the most insignificant event may be part of an ear.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Turkey and Other Countries

What has been going on?

1)Played a cutthroat game of Star Wars Monopoly over the weekend with Paul G., Shane, and Krystle. I managed to come out on top with a railroad/Podracer empire. Krystle alone must have paid me over $2000 on the one location with the help from some generous community chest cards. We still don't know what Paul was trying to accomplish with his mad mortgaging.

2)I won the E.D. Hirsch memorial scholarship for best creative writing piece at U of M, which has paid above and beyond the costs of my next semester. The winning piece is a work called "One Shovel Full, or Where the Gravel ends and Turns to Dirt". You may download and read it by clicking here: STORY. Note that though it is framed as a memoir, some situations have been distorted, so you can't get all "what's up with that?!!?" after reading it (though I know you are not that kind of people anyway).

3)We watched "The Notebook" at College and Career. I say no more.

4)I got a car! It is a 2002 Cavalier (a 12 year upgrade), and it drives without going "Rrrrr.....RRrrrr....rrrrr....stall". It even goes into reverse when I want it too. And there's no large dent in the driver's side door (remember when you have a hitch if you back up, people). Now if only the battery wasn't dead...

5)I bought a sweet edition of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" which I have been delighted to read through.

6)There is snow on the ground that I think will stay. It was sunny today and the wind was making the snow swirl and things looked beautiful. Too bad it was so cold that my eyes were freezing.

7)Travis and I put up the Christmas tree, while listening to an Osmond's Christmas special on TV. We don't have any decorations for it yet, so donations are welcome.

8)We had our Kroeker Thanksgiving gathering over the weekend, and it was sweet to get together with all of our Iowaian cousins, some of which had been gone for a long time. Kody had been in Palestine, and we got to see some of his fantastic pictures he took from that part of the world. We also had some exceptional turkey.

11 Comments:

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Rosenort EMC Pastor said...

Adam,
Congratulations! Your story certainly draws in the reader. Way to Go!
George

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger ~Krystle~ said...

Hey adam!! Congradulations on your award!!! I'm so happy for you!! That's super awesome, good on you my friend.

As for monopoly, I want a re-match!!!!! It was COMPLETE luck I was continuosly landing on your stupid "Podracer" land...you won because of MY HARD EARNED CASH!!! ok...so maybe it wasn't hard earned...but it was still MINE! :P Naw naw you won fair and square...there actually was no cheating in this game!

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger Ashleigh & Jordan said...

Hello old friend, I actually read your award-winning story ages ago and forgot to comment on the amazing fact that, although it is completely true to your atypical style, you won an award for it! Just kidding, your style is what will make you famous one day, or infamous. Cheers mate.

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger ~Krystle~ said...

Alright, I'm not going to lie, I only got the chance now to read your paper and it was SOOO incredible!! GAH! It truly made my day! Oh yeah. It rocked!! Man...it was good!!!!

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Leah said...

Congrats, Kroeker-A! I knew your head would be famous one day. :)

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger ~Krystle~ said...

Krystle thinks Adam should make a new post becuase she like reading his writings.

 
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At 8:39 PM, Blogger Paul Eres said...

Out of curiosity, are you the same person as this guy?

http://web.archive.org/web/20000818043558/members.boardhost.com/OHRRPGCEHelpMe/msg/3569.html

If not, the name is just coincidental, so never mind.

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger Paul Eres said...

The link seemed to have been cut off in the comment. It's...

here

Here's its content:

Posted by Adam Kroeker on 8/15/2000, 2:08 pm
205.200.28.77

The best game for the OHRRPGCE yet is on its way in a nearly complete demo form, which should be a 100 hour adventure for any but the most experienced. The demo will be the first four of seven days the full version will contain when it is released on October 31, 2000. But as for now, get ready for the demo, which will be availible soon on many well known OHRRPG websites. In you will have to fight. But not average fighting, no. You must use your wits. As for the story, expect an adventure greater than Kings Quest or Shadowgate. The Horrors are advancing on a 1900 farm town, and one by one your friends begin to die. With multiple endings and intense first person combat, you cannot go wrong. Evil Dead dies next week. There is a new thriller in town...

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger Adam said...

Well done, Mr. Eres! Indeed I am the creator of the little known cult classic (?) Adventure game Tremor. Unfortunately, I never did complete the full version of the game as promised, and have not done much work with the OHRRPGCE since. However, I still hold it dear to my heart, and go back to replay Tremor from time to time.

BTW, I am honored that you took the time to search for the author of a game that has not been talked about for many, many, years.

 

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