Well, it’s been about six weeks, so I should probably update this.
I took all of May and the first half of June off from video game writing. I honestly didn’t miss it, but I had several games I called, so it’s time to go back to it. 2010 will probably be my last year writing, as it’ll have been eight years on the same topics and roughly 400 reviews by the time this year ends. That’s a pretty good career in my book.
I spent the weekend of May 21st-24th in Beckley, WV helping Guin move into her first apartment. She really likes it and I really should have done it the weekend before but she didn’t think i should drive 300 miles to help her move. Well after two sets of assholes she considered friends bailed on her and left her high and dry without any help, I came down anyway. West Virginia appears to be full of pussies and assholes BTW. We got her some nice furnishings, including this awesome set of dishes. I also picked up a set of Alton Brown DVD’s for only $6.50.
I came home to find my computer had died. The cause appeared to be a faulty hard drive installed on my computer. It was supposed to be a two day job but it took from May 24th until June 4th, because sony is full of fucking idiots and messed up my order in every way possible. Then on the 4th when the new hard drive arrived, it was 100 gigs smaller than my original one, so they had to re-order. It was supposed to be an overnight order, but Sony didn’ty call about the part until Sunday night at like 8pm (which was insane). I brought the computer in on Weds. It was supposed to be 4-5 hours, and ended up being until Thursday afternoon. Even then they messed up on my computer so it now thinks it has two hard drives - one 400 gigs and the other 100 gigs. This is insane. So I spent the better part of a few weeks using my blackberry and a library computer to work, which drove me nuts.
Memorial Day weekend was neat. Saturday was a play that wasn’t very good (The Liar) and Sunday was a cooking lesson with Michael Symon, who I don’t really care for, but the opportunity was there, so I went for it.
The 4th to the 7th I was back in Beckley for Guin’s birthday where I made her breakfast in bed (although she woke up right as I was finishing) and I gave her the presents I purchased for her back in Cancun, which were two pieces of jewelry that she really wanted.
This week I’ve been finishing up three games for review and am about to start a 4th title. I’m glad to keep busy actually as it keeps me from crazy spending. Right now I am debating on purchasing a gelato maker, a kindle or a bunch of books and DVDs with all my Amazon.com credit.
So it’s been a busy few weekends. Every weekend has been packed with stuff and/or travel while the works days have been pretty busy too. I’ve got a Pokemon deadline with seven articles to write too. Then Guin will be up for the 4th for a play and fireworks. That’s about it. I think I’ve covered everything.