Sunday, July 26, 2009

Reopened my EVE Online account

So I did something I know I shouldn't have...I started playing EVE Online again. It's a huge time sink, and as some of my co-workers joke, it's basically a glorified spreadsheet...but for some reason I had to see what all changed.

I must admit things have changed quite a lot in the 2 years I've been away. A number of new ships have been introduced, the power blocks have shifted quite a bit and some new features have made drastic changes to what you can do...but at the core it's still the EVE I remember. Hopefully I'll be able to pull myself away from it soon to talk about it more.

Oh, and the family reunion I had a few weeks ago was great, always good to see the family.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vacation phobia

I'm heading out for a (very) short vacation tomorrow, something I'm both looking forward to and dreading. On one hand, I can't wait to spend some time in the sun, not thinking about work and visiting family. On the other hand, vacation means traveling, lines, security, chasing baggage, sitting next to someone annoying on the plane, plane restrooms...the list goes on.

I'm neurotic about flying, mainly because I hate, hate, hate feeling rushed at the airport and worrying if I'll miss my flight. Because of that, I usually always get to the airport 2 hours early (like they recommend) and end up sitting around for 1.5 hours waiting. That's fine with me though, just being able to sit around, reading, relaxing and not worrying if I'll make it to the plane is my perfect way to start a trip. Also, I take guilty pleasure watching other people freak out because their plane is boarding, and the security line is 30 minutes long. Does that make me a bad person?