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Whoo, okay, I've been like busy and stuff. I finished up teaching my programming class a couple of weeks ago, and it's not being offered this fall semester, so I'm off that hook until January or so. I think I'm just finishing up the last of my paying contract work now, aside from a couple of touch-up bugs here and there, so my primary revenue-generating obligations are just down to my full-time job at frog, which, after the last couple of months, almost seems like having no job at all. So, now I can concentrate my free time on other stuff, like seeing what I've been slacking on doing for AGD, taking that class at the Hideout, helping get the house beat into better shape, or working one of the other super seekrit projects I'm trying to get knocked out.
Oh yeah, and catching up on my GameFly and NetFlix queues. Burned through a few movies (over the last few weeks: Code 46, The Devil's Backbone, Ikiru, The Machinist, I Heart Huckabees, and Primer, all pretty good stuff) and a couple of games. God of War had some really fun hack'n'slash gameplay broken up by a bunch of really irritating things, but still fun, overall. Psychonauts, however, is one of the best games I've played in a long time. It has super writing, great voice acting, wonderful graphic design and animation, and a pretty darn original take on the whole busted old platformer genre. Like God of War, it kind of blows it a little at the end with a fairly painful jumping puzzle sequence, but overall, it's brilliant and totally fun. If you like games at all, you really need to check it out.
Oh yeah, and, of course, I've been sucked into the whole Urban Dead thing. Branes.
I've been working my way through a couple of non-fiction books for research stuffs (global history from early neolithic to the first millenium, and some pretty interesting stuff on the morphology of folk tales by Vladimir Propp), but other than that, I haven't really had it in me to make a dent on the many feet tall and growing piles of books on either side of my desk. Or sorting out all the papers and mail and junk that have been accumulating on it while I've been at the office. I'm not sure how my desk winds up getting messier when I'm not at home than when I'm sitting there all day, but there you go. Must be goblins. Stupid goblins.
I also got a giant robot dinosaur from my dad. That was super cool.
Oh yeah, and happy birthday to me. Almost halfway there! Do I have to get a sports car or something now? 'Cause I'm not gonna.(August 24, 2005 01:06 AM)