Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Home with the Cat

I've been home since the 8th.  While that is a good thing in the sense that I actually have a break before diving in to my planed activities for the summer, it hasn't been  the most exciting time of my life.  Lately I've just been sitting at home watching TV or playing a number of games on my iPod/computer.

Okay, I just want to make it clear that I am one of those people who never had any type of gaming equipment as a child.  No gaming consoles, not even a GameBoy. That's right. Honestly, it's probably a good thing, seeing how awkward I am in the first place. I can only imagine that my awkwardness would have been majorly enhanced by those kinds of things.  Well.. we did have a couple of kid-friendly computer games, like Harry Potter (Quidditch was my favorite part of that game) and one Lego game.  I think it was Lego Island, but I could never figure out how to catch the prisoner after you release him with that spicy pizza...  Yea, so my childhood was mostly made up of spending hours outside with the sisters, real life Legos, and almost weekly trips to the local library.  During the summer we would go spend the afternoon at the lake down the road with what few other kids there were in our tiny little town.

That being said, I am now extremely susceptible to being sucked into a game, and since I have nothing else to do, play it for at least a couple of hours at a time.  So that is a lot of what I have been doing for the past two weeks.  Someone in the Honors Quad posted a link to an online GameBoy emulator on our facebook group page.  That was at least 2 days right there.

Yesterday there was a Warehouse 13 mini-marathon on Syfy, which of-course, I watched most of.  For those of you that don't know, Syfy actually has some really good shows.  Their movies are getting better too.  One show of theirs that I have been curious to see but haven't gotten a chance is "Face Off".  I think the show is a competition to find the next great makeup artist for them to hire.  But don't quote me on that, because I'm not positive.

In other news, I spent three days last week being a proctor for the middle school that my dad works at. Definitely not the most exciting three days of my life, but it really wasn't that bad.  I definitely suggest that if you have nothing better to do (like I didn't) that you go volunteer your time at a local elementary/middle school and proctor for the EOGs. They can always use the help.

So my cat is actually kind of irrelevant in this post, but I didn't want the title to be "Home Alone" or something depressing like that.

Have a great week!


PS. Hopefully I will find the will power to get into C. S. Lewis's "The Screwtape Letters" soon.  I've been wanting to read it, but I know his books are really dense and haven't yet.