Sunday, December 6, 2009

Random Shots: How Do I Turn Off /AFK Again?

  • I'm back. I hope you all forgive my absence. November was a long month and ran a little over. Anyway I'm back now.

  • What have I been up to lately? Good question. A surprising little gaming unfortunately. The main game I've been playing is Clean The Viruses. Unfortunately the viruses won this round and I ended up hitting the reset button on that particular machine. I appreciate that computers have very robust reformatting tools built in. I've become very familiar with them recently. However as a wise man once said, "The only winning move is not to play."

  • I've been doing a lot of reading lately, both my current novel, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, and a new blog I subscribed to, The Border House. I'm loving the book as much as I enjoyed Eco's other books. It's just really dense. The blog, on the other hand, has been a different kind of challenge for me. As a relatively privileged white male, everything about it says "This is not for you." I might not have tried if I hadn't seen Seraphina Brennan sign up to post there. However after reading through the archive, I can't help but think that if I shut up and pay attention, I might actually learn something.

  • Went to visit my parents this weekend as well. They taught me how to play Mahjong and I tried out Tales of the Arabian Nights on them. Much fun was had on both counts, though I'll have more to say about Tales in another post.

  • I'm eager to get back to some real gaming and real blogging. We'll see what the week brings. So, what have you all been up to?

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  1. Hmm, this reading thing, I have heard of it, probably should do more of it. But then Dragon Age gets cranky if I am not playing. I really don't know what I am going to do with myself once I finish the game.

  2. @ Jayedub - Oh, I'm so glad I finished Dragon Age. I really enjoyed the game, but I'm glad to have my life back.

  3. Nice blog find, I will have to catch up with them. I've been putting some time in with LoTRO and Wizard 101 lately.

  4. @Yeebo - Wizard 101 is one of those games I keep meaning to get back to, but I just don't want to get out the credit card. I actually think in this case that having both subscription and cash shop options have paralyzed my ability to choose which would be better for me.