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(this was suppose to be my November Journal)
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Guess who's birthday it was last month! MINE! I really liked it because it was simple and good. My cake was made within 30-40 minutes and it was titled "better then sex cake". After the laughing the joke became awkward and was then relabeled as the "better then cake". I got $60, the best Hershey's chocolate bar ever tasted and a pixel animation from WindWo1f, a lot of funny B-day cards, and pizza! Despite what you might read below this paragraph, I LOVE my family.
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If you don't want to rick depression skip to the "Now for Happy news".


Now this is not a contest on who had the worst Thanksgiving. This was the worst Thanksgiving for me spiritually. Sure we went to a BIG all you can eat  dinner at Chuckarama, had our Turkey, talked to family, played games, and had are middle of the day turkey nap. But the spirit wasn't there, we had no time dedicated to what we were all thankful for. And we had the GALL to exchange Christmas gifts the night of Thanksgiving (And that wasn't even the last time we would see each other before Christmas). And what we did talk about was all of the  negative stories in our family. My oldest brother and sister even tried to get my Dad to laugh with perverted jokes. And it was like my brothers and sisters didn't even remember the good things our Mom did for them when they were young. All of her mistakes were made obvious and her virtues were buried. I tried my best too keep Thanksgiving in good spirits (so did my Dad). But being the youngest sibling in the whole bunch my power was useless (Dad was trying a more subtle approach and it worked a little better then my idea). In the end I had no option then to play Pokemon Conquest on my DS lite. I wish that my family remembered that Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday and tried to make this a good last Thanksgiving with them in two years. I wished that I remembered too....

NOW FOR HAPPY NEWS!

One month until I leave for my mission! And I still have so much to do! I was going to get shot today. Sadly/thankfully I am going to miss that because of the surprise snow today. I was going to get shot several times in the arm at the doctors for my immunizations. I am watching mission videos to get a taste to what the mission life would be like (so fare so good). And I am taking a mission prep class early Sunday morning. I feel super confident in my ability to be a missionary that I am not worried at all. For me these two years are going to pass by like butter. Of course it will take a month to settle into the mission life and to get use to Singapore but after that I predict smooth sailing. Lodes of movies and video games will be coming out when I am gone. But when I come back it will feel like everyone of those things came out on the same day and most of them will be out for so long that they will be sold cheaper then at launch. I have my life planed out after I come home I am giddy to start my mission as I wright this journal (I will share my post mission life plan for those who want to hear it).

POKEMON! I went to a Pokemon TCG tourney two weeks ago and I did better then expected. Yes, I did only win 2 out of 5 games, but my third game was going to be a definite win for me if I didn't accidentally put my hand of cards back on top of my deck because I thought I made a two hit KO. My opponent was able to draw 3 cards from his prizes. If he was allowed to draw 2 then I would have been safe. If I didn't accidentally break the rules I would have won that game no problem and would have had a better chance to get a 3 out of 5 or even a 4 out of 5. At least I received 2 Pokemon TCG packs that I can sell for some money. There are 2 more tourneys that I will be going to. Both of them are this week and I will post a journal on how they went.

My brother Justin and I had a super fun time playing the Project M mod for Super Smash Brothers Brawl last week. It was the longest we have ever consistently played a Super Smash Bros Game. And we are excited for the 3.0 mod to come out on the 9th. We were laughing and having the grandest time beating each other up. The Pokemon characters where the most interesting because they had the most changes after getting rid of the Pokemon trainer.

Thank you for reading.
This is IngoLingo signing out!

P.S. What are you Thankful for?
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WindWo1f Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that your Thanksgiving was less than satisfactory, and I hear ya about the spirit being lost. (mine was quite similar). I'm glad that you had a good birthday though (we still need to hang out all three of us and celebrate it and stuff), and I'm sure you'll be the best missionary EVAH! :D
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IngoLingo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks. You only have 4 weeks left to plan the best Birthday/Farewell party for me, no pressure XD.
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ChaoFlakaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
Why didn't you just tell them. You can't just play on you DS even if your family is out of the zone. If they were my family, I would be always to them no matter what. Thanksgiving isn't about food or how you family acts, but being there for them. Believe me, I go through weird stuff from my family all the time.
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IngoLingo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am surprised somebody read this journal. :)

I did do my best in my ability to talk to them. Being the youngest is not the best thing to be in this family. It's like they still view me as a kid (playing the DS doesn't help much I guess). There are a few more things that I can still do to help them be more respectful that next Thanksgiving should be like (or for Christmas).

I do agree that being there for family is important, I did my best to stand up for my mom and I still love my brothers and sisters even if they get out of the zone. I still want to be with them for family gatherings but it just so happens that this was the worst one I've been to.

Thank you for you comment. It reminded me that we did have a fun gathering for my birthday earlier this month. *goes to update journal*
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ChaoFlakaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
your welcome.
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