The Steam Winter sale has come and gone. I got a handful of things for cheap, but the last thing I got was YNAB (You Need a Budget) which is one of the few non-games in the Steam store. I tried a demo of it before but didn’t get it because I have an Excel sheet which works pretty well for me. But for $15 instead of $60, sure why not?
Posts Tagged ‘getting old’
Title quote totally stolen from Breaking Bad. I’ve been hitting one of those game fatigue moments where I have a lot of games but I’m not terribly interested in them. Reminds me of when I was a kid and I’d be doing something involving a screen (though back then there were far fewer of them), and my mom would tell me to sometimes take a break and go outside to look at the sky.
I don’t know where the cut off point is, but it’s somewhere in the mid to late 20s where you stop caring about sounding/feeling sexy all the time and you’ll just have a full on conversation about ways to pamper your body where the sun don’t shine.
If you’re dating and want to simultaneously attract people in their 30s and older while simultaneously turning away people in their 20s and younger this is probably a surefire way to do it.
Woke up with the right side of my back hurting for some reason. Not sore ’cause I overworked it or something, just painful when I turn around. Like the action I have to do when I back out of my parking space. I almost didn’t go to the open mic I was planning on going to, but toughed it out. Good thing too, because I needed some total silence to make it clear to me that the bit I was working on still needs a lot of work.
I drink a lot less now that I live in San Diego, and the feeling the morning after when I’ve only had even ONE beer is another reason to drink less. Yep, getting old.
I knew that when I moved to San Diego that I wouldn’t be as active I was before because I’d be driving everywhere. Well it’s been over a year and I definitely notice the difference in my body. I haven’t been keeping up with my kung fu practice at all and there are several days when I don’t really leave the apartment unless it’s to drive out for an errand.
Now I’m just thinking of all the syndicated daily strips in the newspaper that I wouldn’t read when I was a kid because they were about middle aged people complaining about stuff like how they were gaining weight. I’m going to do my best to not do that unless there’s some new way to talk about it. Though as I write this sentence my brain is swirling trying to remember previous strips I’ve done on this topic.
I’m nearing the end of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword right now, though had I not occasionally consulted a FAQ I’d probably still be several hours behind where I am in the game now. I don’t consult a FAQ when I’m solving dungeons unless I feel like I’m on the right track but for some reason something is not working and usually it turns out it was a minor control issue.
The parts of the game where I don’t give it a second thought to use a FAQ is usually when an NPC says something to me in the order of “Go find…” Because usually it involves very tedious searching not based on memory or something I just learned. Or sometimes it is based on memory of something that I haven’t looked at in ages. I like the game but the worst parts are fetch quests, tedious searching for items and the unskippable text.
Combat, dungeon design, puzzle design are all a ton of fun, but the stuff in between bogs the game and pacing down a lot. I hope they manage to streamline the game in the future, especially those text boxes where for example, every single shop explains the entire concept of their business every single time you talk to them.
I’ve had a bunch of Amazon credit on my account for at least a month, but I’ve decided instead of spending it on a game that I kinda sorta want to play (pretty much everything on my list right now) I’m just going to save it for stuff I actually want to play.
Then I realized I should really have a paper shredder for the growing pile of mail sloppily put in a paper bag by my desk. Gonna do it right this time with shredder oil and everything! Yes, this is how interesting my life is at the moment.
I’m pretty sure I’ve gained some weight since I moved to San Diego because I feel differences in my body when for example I’m stretching my sides. I have been consistently doing pushups and sit-ups since the beginning of the New Year so I choose to believe that part of my weight gain is actually muscle. Yep, that’s what I’m going with.