* I continue to stink it up at Halo 3. I have improved slightly, I think, but my performance is still pretty shameful. I didn't realize there were so many different aspects besides the obvious kill or be killed element. Apparently there are various achievements that you can unlock by performing certain tasks in the game. For instance, I unlocked the Up Close and Personal achievement the other day (for killing 5 opponents in one game by beating them in the head). It's my favorite way to kill opponents.
I was playing a game of assault (a team game where you have to find a bomb, arm it, and detonate it to beat the other team). My poor teammate found the bomb, and hopped on a Warthog (vehicle) and expected me to drive him to the base. I am the crappiest driver. I rammed us into a wall and then I couldn't figure out how to back up. He kept beating me in the back of the head with the bomb. I couldn't stop laughing.
* You can see my game stats (or service record) here. Do you play Halo 3 on Xbox live? Let me know your gamer tag and I'll add you as a friend.
* I am still thoroughly enjoying the Esther study I'm doing. I think we're about half-way through the study and I will be sad when it's over. Here are a couple of quotes I pulled out of it last week.
Sometimes we fear that fighting for what is right will kill us. Then again, it occurs to us that to stand by and do nothing out of self-preservation is to be dead already. Page 94
At times nothing is more consequentially decisive than refusing to make a decision. At critical moments -- even those unrecognizable at the time -- failure to decide is to decide on failure. Page 102