I thought I wasn't going to be busy?!!
I had it in my head that since we got pretty much all the gift shopping out of the way as early as September (& through the months leading up to christmas); there wouldn't be much else to do except a few christmas related bits & bobs....
Either way; I'm definitely glad we got the gifts done & out the way, because everything else is starting to irritate me
As November ended I was in a surprisingly good mood about christmas this year... But as December progresses I'm starting to remember why I often draw myself as a moody little bitch that hates this time of year
It's basically every day life stuff that's added with a bunch of 'seasonal' things to do on top, which everyone else has to deal with too really.
Still... Despite that; at least I leave the house in a positive mood & make sure I'm polite, unlike some people ¬_¬
In other news
Had to take my rat Fezzik to the vet on Monday.
We noticed a large swelling around his nose at the beginning of the weekend; & by Sunday he was having trouble with balance & just looked really unwell.
It turned out to be an abscess as I'd originally thought; so he's been put on a course of antibiotics until it clears up (I wont go into detail; it's not pretty).
It's going to be a slow recovery; but at least he's now on the mend
Managed to get my hands on the games Condemned & Condemned 2.
It's one of those games that's on my "I'll get round to playing that someday" list, & as they happened to be super cheap at the game shop; I picked them up.
I'd heard that Condemned is a 'really creepy' game, so of course I was intrigued.
So far I think I've had my 'puzzling gamer' head on too much as I've been playing; as the 'scares' that have been leaping out haven't got me at all. I'm quite literally just looking over at whatever it is that banged/leaped out over in the distance; then carrying on puzzling the game lay out
I guess I'm thinking too much like a computer as I'm playing?
Looking at area layouts; as well as where items are placed & instantly knowing that an oncoming attack is possible, as well as making a mental note of where med kits are in case I need to dart back for it in a short while.... All the while I've got this running through my head; things are leaping out, I'm smashing their skulls in whilst I'm still calculating shit... Even caught myself mumbling game mechanics at one point.
It's still very early in the game though, so I know it will pick up... & yes I know about the bear, the internet has sort of made that little fact hard to escape (annoyingly)
. Looking forward to that part
OH! I also got Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City a while ago.
I have to say; although it's very short & rather easy... It was at least enjoyable.
Plus with games like that; it always becomes more of a better gaming experience as I tend to play such games with my sister. Things like the Gears of war series; the Left 4 Dead games, Minecraft etc, are always more fun to play because I play online with my sisters... & they have a habit of trolling the shit out of each other
A great way of playing Left 4 Dead is to put it on easy; then try & race to the end, whilst also trying to sabotage each other's efforts with molotovs & other methods... Then there's the inevitable 'winner in the safe room keeps closing the door so no one else can get in' method... You can imagine the swearing & threats of violence when that happens.
Plus I'm always weary whenever I'm playing Minecraft on one of their maps... Because I'll leave the game to run errands or go to bed or whatever, I'll come back a day later; open the door to my house & be swept away by water or fall into some random trap or have to deal with creepers/ghasts that they deliberately spawned in there.
Still; that's not as bad as what my older sis did to our younger sister's house... She just outright burned the whole thing down. Another time she completely covered the house with leaves.
.... & my older sis still hasn't seen what I did to her castle on Gareth's map... She decided to screw around with my castle & little town by writing things like 'tits' & whatnot into the grass & all over my castle... So I went over to hers & completely covered it in large obscene 3D images
Anyways, I've babbled on enough.
Chat laters my freaky minions