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…that is the question for many of us who are not yet fully immersed in social media. While I enjoy being able to communicate readily and freely, I am reticent to allow that communication to be overwhelming.

I recently came back to Twitter after a significant absence, partially because of time and partially because I don’t use its various mobile applications. I use twitter to communicate and to post random statements; I rarely use it to convey my current whereabouts or activity. I see Twitter, like so many other media applications, as a method of expression and not a tracking device.

Anyone following the blog will notice that I have added a Twitter feed in the sidebar. I’ve decided to go back to tweeting in my spare time, and I’ve added it to the blog so I can update without full posts. Here’s to 140 character of expression.

For more M:tG wallpapers, check out the archive here.

There are 35 characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but in the end, all players seem to find a few characters that suit them best. My best characters are Fox, Marth, Ike and Pit. What it comes down to it, I just need a fast character with a weapon.  Speed seems to be the more dominant factor as I seem to be proficient with both ranged and melee weapons. As much as I like to throw things, hitting someone with a sword can be just as satisfying.

I’ve gotten particularly good with Fox over time because I have been playing with him since the original iteration of the series. However, I have been playing him less in Brawl due to his decreased weight. I love using fox’s blaster, and although I used to be better, can still lay down long stints of fire. The other thing I like best about Fox is his aerial attacks as I tend to fight in the air…a lot. There have been many matches where I spend more time in the air than on the ground.

After playing Fox for a long time, I decided to use another character towards the run of Melee. That character was Marth, the one and only. Marth’s aerial attacks are great, and his speed made the transition from Fox easy. Marth had the added bonus of the tip for making serious smash attacks. However, one of Marth’s best attributes is his down special: counter. Marth can counter anything (except final smashes), takes no damage from the attack and makes a powerful counterattack.

Brawl brought back Marth in force and also gave us a slew of odd characters. My favorite of this new group was pit. Fast and armed, Pit gave me everything I needed in a character including a projectile weapon and a reflector. Add in the fact that he can fly, and Pit is one odd and awesome package. Learning to aim his arrows is a bit difficult but really throws the other players off during a game.

Ars Gratia Artis…

As promised, here are some photos from the Flower Show. The theme for this year is “Passport to the World”. It was great again this year with a wide variety of exhibits themed after different countries.

(What these designers can do with the flowers and the space is simply amazing.)

(Lobster of epic win made out of bell peppers and standing next to a moose crossing sign.)

(Bonsai for every occasion!)

(All of this is made out of plant material.)

The Flower Show is running all this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. If you’re interested, take the time to go; you’ll be glad you did.

Snow Days!!!

I had a snow day today, which was great. Even though I didn’t know until I got up today, it was still nice to be able to take the day to myself.

Tomorrow, I’ll be going to the Philadelphia Flower Show and getting work done. I’ll be posting about the flower show sometime this weekend, hopefully with some fun pictures

Salvete Omnes!

Here we are once again with introductions.

I am a college student in Philadelphia studying accounting and economics.  I have thoughts on basically everything, and I will be sharing some of them here. Hopefully, some of those thoughts will turn into regular segments.