Archive for July, 2005

flickr ‘n th’ nav, yo.

More photos up on my flickr account. (Thanks again massdistraction!) Most notably a few of my brother’s gallery opening tonight, and a bunch of the sailboating adventure I had today (yesterday now).

I <3 flickr.

So yeah, I also just discovered and then added my photos to the convergence group, and the last two hours or so is history. Interesting tidbit–I’m fairly sure one of the other members is this hottie. She spent some time in our party when I was the only host, and I was far too drunk to tell tell for sure if she was hitting on me. (But boy did I want her to be!)

nintend-ds-ing it up

I am at a friend’s house right now, in the basement being antisocial while everyone else is upstairs watching Sin City. I’ve seen it, and don’t really need to see it again.

Today I bought a Nintendo DS just to play this new puzzle game called Meteos. It truly is awesome, and I agree wholeheartedly with the guy who told me it was just as good a game as Lumines. (Of course, I have only played it a scant few hours at this point, but that is my impression thus far.) Anyway, it is by far the best of today’s game purchases.

As far as I can tell from watching over Laura’s shoulder, the new Kirby game also kicks ass. (We now have all the Kirby games again. *sigh of relief*) I also bought Polarium, which seems pretty cool, but nowhere near as intricate as Meteos, and Zoo Keeper–another Bejewled clone. I still have yet to pick up Mr. Driller, and then I should have all the puzzle games I want for the system right now. I did look at Puyo Pop for a bit in the store, but I don’t really need another version of that shitty game. Pac-Pics also does look interesting, but reviews seem mixed. I want to play it before I decide.

I can’t figure out whether I really like controlling stuff with the stylus or not. Metios would probably not be quite as fast paced without it, but it can be frustrating to get the hang of “selecting” the right piece to move. There is so much to do in Metios, I can’t wait to get home and play it again!

the personal and the impersonal

Feelings are so subjective. Today I feel fine. Today I felt not so fine. Today I did not feel felt.

I’ve been trying to write in my journal every day (failing), and also trying to blog more frequently, without resorting to blogging about the things I’m journaling about. The journal is for how I felt today, the blog is for what those feelings meant in the grand scheme of the universe.

The blog is suffering — I feel a lot more than I ponder the universe, apparently.

I’ve been playing a lot of games. And I like games quite a bit. In fact, I was in a house yesterday with literally thousands of games in the basement. It was a shit ton of games. We played three or four of them, and then I went to a party where I was the oldest person there. Actually, I’m not sure, there may have been one guy older than me, but certainly the average age of people in attendance was much lower than mine. I felt old, and also far too sober. (I was driving.)

Point? Oh yes, the point was going to be that I feel the occasional pang of jealousy that I am not as “social” as other people. I don’t “go out” all that often, and I don’t meet new people all that often either. But I guess one doesn’t always mean the other, so I don’t even know if this is what I mean to say. This clearly has something to do with my pathetic obsession with okcupid. Pathetic because I am not single, I am not desperately seeking susan… and yet I check this stupid website at least every other day, not to answer inane questions about my personal romantic preferences, but because I hope that someone I know (or better yet don’t know) will have sent me a message.

I probably have issues.

I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that Laura is going to be out of town for something like a month starting less than a month from now. I’m trying to consider what I’m going to do while she’s away. I’m trying to consider what I’m not going to do while she’s away, and one of the things I’m not going to do is be all pathetic and lonely about spending time by myself. Or rather, that’s one of the things I’m going to spend a considerable amount of time trying to pretend I’m not doing. Probably.

MIT Survey and photos of con

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Sometime soon maybe I’ll write a recap of the con, but for now, you can see photos I took last weekend on my flickr account. (Someday I’ll add it to my list of nav links, probably.)

PS, I found Tales of Future Past today, and am both excited to pour over it, and also frustrated that they did it first. (I’ve always wanted to do some kind of survey of “ideas” about the future.)