Well, so much for my goal of posting every single day in the month of November. Old reliable Steve to the rescue. Allow me to share the reason behind my absence.
It’s a three day weekend.
Friday I got a post all ready. I just had to finish up the picture for it (I like posts with visual aides). I then got distracted by the bounty of Battlefield 1942 that arrived at my doorstop courtesy of Fedex. The rest of Friday evening was spent in a combination of playing computer games (while wearing the Fedex package as a makeshift Pope hat) and watching “The Ring.”
I spent Friday night at my parent’s house and left around noon, early so that I could work on my beefy American lit paper (a hefty 30% of my final grade). I had the best intentions, I really did, but when I got back to the apartment, I couldn’t stop watching TJ play Final Fantasy 7. Then Greg came back and we played more Battlefield 1942. The day ended and I had only written the outline and thesis statement for my paper. On top of that, I still hadn’t posted or accomplished anything except killing virtual enemies and refilling my Quicktrip mug.
Sunday I awoke with a purpose. I’d finish that stinkin’ paper if it killed me. I got up at 9, showered, and hunkered down to a fight to the death with my own unwillingness to write. I battled distractions (thundering bass from downstairs, videogame abundance) and my own apathy. Noon came around and I was more than halfway done (it takes me a long time to write something I don’t hate). I went to Quicktrip, ate some lunch and came back. I worked some more and got within sight of the end. I only had the conclusion left to write. After some screwing around, I sat down. Then the bass started again. And the phone rang. Aw jeez. By 8:00 I was done, in glorious triumph. Now I just had a bunch of reading that I had no intention of doing and some posting that I didn’t have the heart to do.
Monday morning I woke up. Traditionally the extra day in a three day weekend is spent in lan-party bliss. For the unaware, lan parties are where a bunch of nerds hook up their computers and play games together for many, many hours. There was no way anything was getting done today. I played games until my head hurt, went to see the Grey Zone with Shannon, and then played some more videogames when I got back. A fine day all around and definitely deserving of a post.
So anyway, I’m back for the week. Oh yeah, I should post the picture I made Friday. I played Hitman 2 on Thursday and Friday and I wanted to put up some screenshots I took, showcasing the immoral fun provided by said game. Have a look.