Inertia reasserts itself.

This weekend promised to be a busy one. Today is a friend’s birthday, and there’s a party going on even as I type this. Rose also wanted a date, so we had made plans for the comic store on Monday. I know, that seems like a pretty short list, and it is, but for someone like me who is almost completely a homebody, that is hectic and nonstop action.

Plans change. Rose isn’t feeling well today. It started out with a sick stomach. Then came a few small seizures, which evolved into a larger seizure. Not conducive to a party mood, my friends. So, that’s why we are at home.

As for Monday, there are some other things going on that day, so I’m not sure we can make it to the comic store (doesn’t help that we don’t have one in our town). And here I am in a big-time card game mood and looking to buy something to feed my hankering. Might have to settle for some online shopping on that one.

In a way, I’m glad to have the extra time to relax. Unless my hours get cut, I have six days of work to look forward to next week. No full shifts, but still. It’s a far cry from the schedules I’ve had lately. Damn me for being so valuable.

I’m hoping to engage in some creativity when I find some free time. I’m getting tired of being lazy. If only it wasn’t so easy. Maybe this urge to create a card game will inspire me to do other things, too.


The shiny things that distracted me for the last several weeks


First, it was Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. I actually played through it twice (well, one and a half times). It’s probably the buggiest game I’ve ever played, yet the story and characters, as well as the gameplay when it does work, are compelling enough to hold my interest. Surprisingly, I have not yet played as a Nosferatu. I love those ugly bastards. I have discovered a deeper love of the Malkavian, though.

Then, Mass Effect. Great story. Tons of side quests. Fun aliens to play with. I assumed the “good little soldier” role this time around. Next time, I’ll be the rebel.

That got me nostalgic for space exploration, so I got a new copy of Spore. I know it wasn’t the most awesome game in the world, as I hoped it would be so many years ago, but it’s still fun for a few days of grinding. I made flying monkeys and giant ant-bees.

I have played my fill of those games by now. Unfortunately, I am now considering buying Overlord and its expansion pack. Why must Steam make buying cheap games so damn easy? I mean, you can get awesome games for less than five bucks sometimes! It is not helping me be a diligent writer, reader, blogger, etc.

It’s not all bad. I started doing my word of the day again.

Bed in a couple hours. I have an early day tomorrow. We’ll call this goodnight.

P.S. Enjoy the random links.