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Gaming Saturday!

It’s a cold, rainy day, and I’m tucked into my bed in my jammies- pile of schoolbooks semi-stacked in a sloppy pile beside me. I awoke with a feeling of accomplishments over the past week: caught up on schoolwork (early), cleaned the house meticulously, spent some quality time with my mother and took care of my bad tooth. Saturdays usually mean writing another report with a gazillion citations + reading chapters on bivariate coordinates and chipping away at research topic proposals (I’m juggling two at the moment) and catching up on work that’s been put off until the last minute.

But this week, I made some personal habit changes and have begun to do my work early so that I can scale back on stress.

Rule # 1: Get your work done early!

And so I’ve followed this rule adherently. Alas, all of this responsibility has made me want to be wild and willy, so Josh and I have renamed this day Gaming Saturday! There will be no schoolwork (for me) or housework (for either). I’ve made a fresh pot of lemon ginger tea and we’ll stay in bed and game all day: he on his desktop and me on my laptop.

I’m downloading The Raven- Legacy of a Master Thief [move up queue- check! Bandwidth allocation set to high- check! Go!] and he’ll be playing Gary’s Mod. no doubt, but this is what we’ll be doing ’til 1 or 2 am or so: it’s how we blow off steam. Is there any better way?

Red River Gorge (Slade, Kentucky)- Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon- 35/2.8/natural lighting/manual

2 responses

  1. I love the idea of gaming day!! You are prob going to laugh your ass off but there was this I Spy type crime investigation ANIMATED game on facebook. So I was bored and thinking, hmm I will try it. Well one of the settings was a murder where a person had been apparently slaughtered. It was asking you to “I SPY” click on their hand, bloody shirt, etc., when you found it. Totally freaked me out. That was the end of “game day” for me LOL !! Congrats on getting ahead of your work. The tea you made sounds amazing. Hopefully soon I will stop eating frozen lean cuisines and get back to trying to cook anything ha!! I’m so tired ALL the time.

    October 6, 2014 at 12:01 am

    • I use adventure games as an incentive to do my schoolwork. 🙂 If I do a chapter (or write a paper), then I get 1 or 2 hours of game time. It works really well! If I don’t get the work done- no gaming. You should check out a game called “Syberia”. It’s a beauriful story with gorgeous graphics and an engrossing storyline. You play a female protagonist (lawyer) who must traverse 4 countries and ultimately end up in Syberia tracking down the sole heir to a toy factory. It’s a great way to get “out of your daily headspace” and relax for a while. Totally check that game out! You can download the demo. here: and you can check out the game trailer here: It’s the most awesome game I’ve ever played.

      October 6, 2014 at 12:39 am


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