Successful Weekend

June 1, 2005

I feel like I should write something about last weekend’s activities, in which Megan and I joined Matt, Kim, and Jacques out at Harvey Mudd College where Jacuqes goes to school. Brining out computer equipment, we set up in the dorms and were ready to play by the time it started getting dark on Friday. It was a Blizzard weekend with games of Starcraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft dominating our time. Our greatest accomplishment was defeating this silly little mod map for Warcraft III called Zoator Tower Defence 2.0, which we’d been working on for the past couple years on and off. A great cheer arose after we finally survived the onslaught of level 40. Another accomplishment of note was getting Megs to level 40 in World of Warcraft, thus allowing her to purchase a mount. Jacques girlfriend (also named Megan) also was able to purchase a mount over the weekend, so as soon as we get Jacques and Matt some kind of ridable transport our guild will be ready to rock at 60% normal walk speed. Lastly, Kim, Megs, and I were almost able to defeat the unstoppable duo at Starcraft that is Matt and Jacques. Considering the only time the three of us play Starcraft is at these get-togethers I’d say we’re showing marked improvement.

We spent the entire Memorial Day weekend out there playing games, so I don’t have a whole lot else to write about. Our cat did fine in our absense–we left out plenty of food and water. She didn’t mess any of the carpet or furniture, for which we were grateful.

Megs and I are also slowly getting caught up on this season’s television shows. World of Warcraft has forced on some heavy dependance on the ReplayTV, but we’re slowly clearing it out. The only show we’ve left to watch is most of this season of Alias. Show’s we’re current on: Lost, Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls (at least the last part of the most-rencent season when we started watching it), The West Wing, The O.C., Scrubs, Enterprise, and Joan of Arcadia. A moment of sadness and remorse for the last two shows, which have unfortunately been cancelled. Just saw the last two Enterprise episodes last night. An end of an era, but at least they were able to give the franchise some closure. Some shows aren’t given the opportunity to tie up loose ends before the plug gets yanked (Joan), so at least we got our little Enterprise-through-the-ages montage. I thought that was nice, as were the scenes from Enterprise-D with Riker and Troi. I thought the new CGI 3D model version of the Enterprise-D looked cool, too–Star Trek didn’t start using CGI for its ships until Voyager.

Wow, I sound like a bum. I don’t post for a week and all I’ve got to show for it is time spent playing video games and watching TV. Not like some people who went to nice bed-n-breakfasts on the coast, or went medieval camping, or aquired keys to three houses, or went to anime conventions, or coached football, or traveled for work. Nope. Just sat around and stared at screens. Bonus points if people can figure out all the folks to whom I am referring in that list there.

Not much planned for the rest of the week. Going grocery shopping tonight, I think. Nothing planned this weekend, which should be a nice change from the past couple weeks. I think I’ve got some family comming into town next week sometime, though. I should call on that…