I figured that now was as good of a time as ever to start writing about this based on what I’ve learned so far. Even though Game Boy Advance games are no longer made, people still want to collect them and people still want to play them. A lot of good games came out on the GBA. Although some people are honest and will put “this is an OEM (third party) game” when they’re trying to sell copies on… say, eBay, there are just as many people out there who will hope that you can’t tell it’s a fake copy and buy it anyway. I’ll try to break this up into posts of a more manageable size, and for this I will be focusing on the Pokemon series — FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. Anyways, on to the show!
1. The price.
If you find a set of all five of these selling on eBay for… say, $35.00, it’s
probably fake. They’re probably OEM. Either that or some integral part of them is broken. I personally would not be surprised to see each of those games going for at least $20, somewhere in that vicinity, maybe a bit higher for Emerald.
Remember, these games are no longer being made. Most of them are not going to be selling for cheap.
This city is almost always dead last in announcing closures for businesses, the city itself and schools.
Sometimes they announce it five minutes before we’re set to leave the house for whatever we have to do in the morning anyway. They did this when I was a child growing up here and going to secondary school here, and apparently they continue to do it even now. When everyone else has announced their intentions and what they’re going to do in the face of inclement weather, we’re usually still waiting on this city to say anything either way. Stop it. Just stop it. Try announcing things in advance next time…
If all continues to go as well as it is right now, I will be putting in a application to my second-choice university at the start of next year, along with filling out all of the forms that need to be filled out and having my associate level courses and grades transferred over there. Of the people that I’ve kept in touch with from the college that awarded me my associate’s degree of science in Biology (or should I be writing biology there? That always confuses me), they’ve all said that the school doesn’t gouge financial aid as badly as some of the other universities might be more keen on doing and they’ve all reported positive experiences. Right now, I’m eying their psychology (Psychology?) program because it most fits my interests, and it seems like it would go well with what I have my associate’s degree in too.
I would start on as much of it as I can, but to be considered for the 2014-2015 school year as I’m planning it would be best to start the majority of it on or after January 1st. Nothing major though.
Nearly two weeks ago, someone whose blog I’ve been following for awhile got “the call” for the lung transplant that she desperately needed… and this time, it wasn’t a dry run! Through someone’s heroic decision to become a registered organ donor, or because of the difficult decision that family members might have had to make about a loved one, she got the new lungs that she needed to do all of the awesome things she’s going to be doing with them. Although I’d like to see the organ donation system overhauled, at least here in America, it is good that more people know about becoming a registered organ donor. It is good that more people consent to allowing their organs to be donated and that their loved ones are ready to vouch for them and make that same decision on their behalf if it’s needed.
She’s also had all of her chest tubes removed and should be discharged from the hospital very soon!
I’ve also come to notice that I’ve been using the General tag a lot lately, even though it’s warranted because most of the posts that fall into it… don’t fit anywhere else. But isn’t that the point of the tag?
Sure, a lot of people complained about how the “official” healthcare website crashed a lot or made it difficult to maneuver through in the early days and weeks… but things in general have improved a lot since then. The health care reform has made obtaining health insurance easier no matter what state you’re doing it from, although some states are admittedly better at it than others. If you’re looking for health insurance in north carolina, for instance, you can easily find a variety of options. You can read about what they offer, and there are even people to talk to if you need help understanding some of the things that come with choosing your own insurance. A lot of people that didn’t have health insurance, or weren’t able to get health insurance, will be able to do so next year, and that makes me very happy.