Sunday, June 16, 2013


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I finally pulled into first place on the Playstation 3's version of the Rocksmith Scale Runner mini-game.

Note the "wide" margin of just 3,200 points out of 162,498,000 points. Hey, it sucks to be in second place right now. Not my problem! ;)

In all seriousness, it is not a coincidence that the margin is so small. I played for many, many hours today. I felt no great desire to pad my score once I reached my goal. I could have added roughly 100k had I improved just one of the 11 scales by just one note. It was certainly doable. What's the point though? I expect to improve my score in the months ahead anyway. I don't think I've peaked yet.

I've only hit 274 notes in a row twice so far. Fortunately, both were in the same game today (on two different scales). It made getting into #1 a bit easier. It still took most of the day to get there though. 8 hours of play? This marks the most I've ever played this game in one day. I'm definitely ready to face plant.

As if my posting activity wasn't low enough, don't expect much from me for the rest of the summer (unless the economy implodes again). I'll be spending more time outside. I should post my weight charts but I'm just not motivated enough I guess. I'm not even tracking my weight on a daily basis any longer (for those interested, I think the seasonal effects are finally working in my favor now).

Climbing an extra 20 flights (or more) every day has definitely become a permanent habit. It's not even a question of motivation. It's kind of like brushing my teeth. For what it is worth, I managed to climb 20 flights on the stair climber in just 2 minutes and 57 seconds on the 8th of June. I don't know what my previous record was, but that definitely blew it out. Hiking season here I come! :)

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Who Struck John said...

About time. :)

Stagflationary Mark said...

"Two" was a major accomplishment. Although it put me very close to "One" in theory, in practice I needed a lot more practice! Hahaha! :)

Put another way, "Two" was a bloody miracle. Needed pretty much all the stars to align perfectly. For the next month, I could not recreate the effort. I kept ending up in 5th to 7th.

"One" was even harder. It will probably take some serious time before I can replicate it too. I've run completely out of sapho juice.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

Mr Slippery said...


Now that the war is over.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,

Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we've raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-champion. -Yee Sook Ree, Better Off Dead (1985)

Stagflationary Mark said...

So, hey, I've got that going for me now. It's all downhill once the peak is in, lol. :)

Watchtower said...

I knew that if I kept coming back and checking that this day would come...

Congrats Mark!

AllanF said...

Hahaha. Apropos that this morning's light-hearted end of broadcast news story on the radio was a 19 y.o. under house arrest called his probation officer and asked to be sent back to jail. He couldn't take any more sitting around the house with nothing to do but play XBox. The state obliged.

I have to I wonder if it wasn't Mettigel. You crushed his spirit, man.

don't expect much from me for the rest of the summer

That's cool. I just come back for updates on the Blog Roll. ;) I know I could create my own RSS list, but that's too much like real work. Enjoy your summer. :)

Stagflationary Mark said...


It's better to burn out than to fade away! ;)

Stagflationary Mark said...


You crushed his spirit, man.

Crushed? No! I probably inspired him with my positive outlook on USA's Growth Industry!

Gallows humor. Sigh.