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January 26th, 2004

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01:10 pm - Throw me the idol, Guybrush! I'll throw you the rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle!
Well, it's Monday.

As a matter of fact, it's the worst type of Monday. I'd made plans to hang out with Tom tonight after work, but I've had to cancel them because it's snowing like a motherfather out there. Last year when I lived in Madison he considered poor weather a bad excuse for breaking off a social engagement. With more than thirty miles of Interstate between us, he's conceded that snow is a good reason to postpone. I've cancelled (or possibly rescheduled) my Thursday plans in favor of hanging out with Tom. It's all good.

Holy mother of God in a sidecar with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib, are they playing The Backstreet Boys over the Muzak system? They are. Engage headphones.

Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, lousy weather. I'm not gonna be in the mood to do anything on a night like this. Oh, I was saying that this is the worst type of Monday? The reason is that on a night like this, I'd like to go home, order a pizza, and watch The Beast of Yucca Flats. Problem is, I did both of those things this last weekend -- pizza on Friday with Ellen, and the movie last night. I feel weird ordering pizza twice within a week (I don't know why either, I just do), and the movie... is something I can only sit through once in a great while. So now what the hell do I do?

It probably sounds like I'm blowing this out of proportion and turning it into a moral dilemma. I'm not. In fact, I've already got my evening planned. Dinner can be anything. I have ingredients to cook with, and failing that, I have stuff that can go straight from box to microwave to mouth with minimal effort. As for the rest of the evening, it's been a good four years since I've invested more than an hour into a computer game in a single sitting, and I've just discovered ScummVM, a program that allows you to run older SCUMM-based Lucasarts games in Windows. I think I'm going to take a stroll down memory lane this evening and finally beat either Maniac Mansion or Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders. Yeah, I know it's about seventeen years too late to brag about beating Maniac Mansion, but I've just never bothered to do it, and I can't find my copy of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I think it's somewhere at my parents' house.

Or maybe I'll get bored with Maniac Mansion and put together a primer on running older games on newer systems. No, seriously, putting together a list of utilities and the basics of their use would save me... well, it would save me a couple of hours of explanation a year. I don't care. I think it's a good idea.
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Current Music: Frank Zappa -- In-A-Gadda-Stravinsky

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Date:January 26th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)


You could use plan #597823 and save all sorts of time per second :)
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Date:January 26th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)

Re: OR!!!!!!

What happened to Plan #589342?
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Date:January 26th, 2004 07:27 pm (UTC)

Re: OR!!!!!!

Bah! Plan #589342 is not for saving time, that is for making it disappear! didn't you read the memo that went out on that one? While the entire 58k series is for time altering of some form, there are sub groups that form the intergalactic cross verigation that is needed for the hypothermic reactions based on the bilateral transfusion of time into the 4th dimension, thus causing the entire fabric of.... right.... well.... I guess that might not be it... but one would have thought that it could have been... or something :)
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