I’ve been eating way, way too many Christmas cookies. When I said I was looking forward to them, I think I was downplaying my excitement a bit. I feel exceedingly gross right now, due both to the absurd amount of butter I’ve been eating and the fact that I’m apparently now allergic to my own house. It’s happened the last few times I’ve visited home that I get sick within one night of arriving – it might be that I’m allergic to my pillow or something, I don’t know. Anyway, I made my way through this frigid Ontario day with a cold and some layered jackets.
Since deciding not to bring my brand-new multitool on this trip to Canada with me, I’ve been noticing tons of situations in which a multitool would come in handy. Bad decision – they don’t care at customs! What was I thinking?!
I don’t watch sports a whole lot, but when I do, it’s usually football. You could say that I’m an Eagles fan, but today, being in the company of my Buffalonian relatives, we were rooting for the Bills against the Patriots. Let’s just say that it didn’t go well. The worst part was that the people I was watching with seemed to know the Bills were going to lose before the game even started. I mean I know they suck, but it seems like there’s something wrong when you have absolutely no hope for your own team.
So if you couldn’t guess, I’m mentally very much on break. Since getting back home, I’ve accomplished nothing; the weird part is that I’m ok with that right now. By the time New Year’s comes around, though, I’ll probably be itchy to start something new. I’m tossing around some ideas for another useful programming exercise – we’ll see how that goes. I did make a good find at a Play ‘n’ Trade next to our dinner restaurant tonight: Star Fox and F-Zero for SNES for eight dollars each. Of course I couldn’t pass up that kind of deal; I feel like those prices are really good. I’ve never seen Star Fox for sale, but F-Zero is typically at least $30 at places I’ve looked. I decided after this find that collecting old games is definitely fun. And yes, it has taken me this long to figure that out.
So we’re driving back tomorrow (another 6 hours, sweet!) and then my break can officially begin. It’s busy now, but life will slow down soon. Remember what’s rad, like Super Nintendo and dinosaurs and sledding. Maybe also a Super Nintendo game where you’re a sledding dinosaur.
I think I just came up with my next cartoon.