Hello GIO, and welcome to day 1 of my 31 for 31! I’m a bit nervous for this, but I really hope it goes over well. Now, what I initially had planned for this blog was a more formal introduction. Something along the lines of why I’m doing this, and what type of blogs will be covered in this. However, I now realize that my previous blog covers this. Realizing this predicament, I thought I would spend today just telling the story behind my user name, and how I ended up with Saturday Morning Replay.
       Well, it all started when I went to my local Gamestop one day and decided to pick out some used games for my Wii, Xbox, DS and GameCube. I was 12 at the time, and my parents were happy with how my younger brother and I had done our chores. So they decided to give us a bit of spending money. Off to GameStop we go, and 30 minutes later, I found myself at the checkout counter with NBA Live 2006 for the Xbox, Mario Party DS for my DS, and Sonic Riders for the GameCube (Hey, I actually enjoy this series. It’s not great, but it’s fun. Hence why I bought Mario Party as well.) At the checkout, the person behind the counter was telling me and my mom about a promotion they had involving Game Informer Magazine. I had heard of it before, but never looked into it too deeply. I was a huge fan of Nintendo Power at the time though, and was curious to see what Game Informer would be like. After reading through the sample issue the person gave us, I convinced my parents to get me and my brother a subscription. A year later, my subscription ran out, but I got my first laptop computer. Naturally, I found my way over to Game Informer online, and stayed because of the interesting GI members, as well as simply enjoying both the game info and the sense of humor. Now, fast forward 4 years to 2012 and I was home one Saturday Morning watching a brand-new episode of Replay as I usually do. I had been reading and watching articles on the site for a while now, and I always noticed some of the amazing blogs under the user blogs page. I decided that I would make an account as well, in hopes that both people would come to enjoy my blogs, but also that I could improve my writing skills (Personal note: Entering high school, I was horrible at writing anything other than poetry.)

       When making my account, I was asked the routine question: “What do you want to use as your username?” I thought about this and struggled with this question for a bit. I first tried some generic names out, and I didn’t like the idea of that. I thought it should be something a bit more interesting. I then tried just my first and last name as I usually like to do. I didn’t like that though, just because I don’t fully know anyone here, and it was just a privacy concern of mine. Just when I was about to click the x button on the computer and abandon the whole crazy scheme, I recalled a quote that I told one of my good friends (and fellow Replay enthusiast. Seriously, we act out Dogs Bower and Eliot Ballad from Blue Stinger in our school’s hallways all the time.) at school that day. I told him that Replay is basically my Saturday Morning Cartoon because of how little time I have now to watch T.V. due to taking all I.B. (A.P. basically) classes. I then put down Saturday Morning Cartoons as my user name. However, before hitting enter, I changed it to Saturday Morning Replay. While I liked Saturday Morning Cartoons, I liked Saturday Morning Replay just a bit more, because in addition to paying homage to Replay, it also brought to me a state of mind of one of my favorite things, which is Saturday Mornings. If I could, I would replay those over and over again. They are my favorite part of the week. Sleeping in until noon, watching cartoons while having brunch, and then figuring out what you want to do for the rest of the weekend. The whole thing is just awesome. So, I put down Saturday Morning Replay as my username, and the rest they say, is history.
        Thank you all for reading, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the blogs in this series! They are bound to be longer of course, but I hope to just provide the same as any other blogger on here, which is just a series of good blogs.