It’s so bloody boring…

All the students are on holiday this week, which means that I have absolutely nothing to do. I don’t know why I have to come in to work in the first place, but work I must. Actually make that “get paid to mindlessly surf the Internet all day”. You may think I’m crazy, but I’d far rather be doing something constructive than do nothing all day.

And, yes, playing Oblivion is classified as something constructive. I’ve only just started playing the game, and I’m totally hooked. It started like this: after jerith suggested to me that I join his Neverwinter Nights posse, I decided to see what role-playing games were like (having never played one before). I managed to borrow the Oblivion DVD from one of my students. The rest, as they say, is history…

(I suppose I’ll have to return the disc sooner or later. Time to head off to BT Games again.)

All this is detracting from my rAge preparations. I’m supposed to be working on my non-existent Camper-Strike and DotA skills. Hopefully we’ll play less of that and more of Flatout 2 (which is the best fun that I’ve had for a long, long time). It’s this weekend, so I’ve got two more evenings to practise games, organise my music collection, backup said music collection, find where I’ve hidden my LAN power cable, yadda yadda. Or maybe I’ll just play Oblivion again.

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m leaving first thing on Friday morning. What fun, driving 600km up to Johannesburg and 600km back when you’re all buggered on Sunday evening. (Which means, rooijan, that I won’t be around this weekend. But I’ve already told you that. (I think.)) I won’t be posting any more on here before then (unless something important and life-threatening comes up), so my next post will be a rAge review on Tuesday (Monday’s pushing it). See you all again then.

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2 Responses to It’s so bloody boring…

  1. jerith says:

    What?!? You’re not spending the time learning scheme/erlang/haskell/ruby/python/intercal/befunge?!? Slacker!

    Seriously, downtime is good. As an aside, while I’ve never played Oblivion myself, I don’t think it’s really all that similar to NWN. RPGs tend to vary far more widely than FPS or RTS.

  2. rooijan says:

    Yes, I already knew that you won’t be around. Presumably this means you told me at some point, but I can’t recall exactly when. Enjoy your trip.