Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas Time

The holiday season has descended upon us. The last month has seen the acquisition of still more board games as well as a couple of new video games: Civilization Revolutions for Xbox 360 and Spectromancer for the PC. That last one gently caresses the part of my brain that likes Magic and Culdcept. It's not perfect, but when you're twitching, digging through the trash hoping to find a half-smoked cigarette butt, you take what you can get.

I've been posting board game reviews over at BoardGameGeek, and recently found a new online game store that offers store credit in exchange for game reviews and articles. I've written my first one, and if all goes well I'll be writing a lot more for them.

I'll be having another game day in a few days while my friend Charles is home. It will be a welcome event after working for several days, having a likely busy Christmas Eve/Christmas Day followed by several more days of work. Fuck working retail. God. Just...fuck.

In other news, a strange thing happened tonight. You see, in our living room we have a vent in the wall that leads directly outside. There is a door that can be opened or closed with a chain. I never really understood the functionality of it, but I didn't need to. I left it alone and it left me alone. It's the same sort of relationship I have with many things. Trees, for example. Anyhow, tonight a fan inside the vent suddenly kicked on out of the blue. It's been on for about 3 hours with no signs of stopping. There is neither warm air nor cold air coming out of it. I do not know what activated it or how to make it stop. Oddly enough, the sound drives me crazy while my wife barely notices it. I feel like I'm in a supernatural mystery story. Great Old Cthulhu stirs in his slumber and my fan kicks on.

My buddy Fons let us borrow Firefly and Serenity. We got around to watching the pilot of Firefly the other night and it was pretty good. Space cowboys are a bit odd, but that's ok.

I'd like to post here more, but posting over at BGG where it might actually be read by humans is a nice change. You brought this upon yourself, internet.

Merry Christmas!