After 35 hours, my partner and I finished Borderlands 2 on the PC. It is a linear World of Warcraft with guns that you can play co-operatively. Although it has all the mechanics of a MMORPG that has been scaled down to at most four people – like random loot, chains of quests, and incremental leveling/a skill tree – it is at heart, a marvelous display of what happens when you let your game development team be as funny, creative and out there as they want. We spent so many moments just laughing at the humour imbued in our campaign. Continue reading
If you count all the games that I have and have never played, you would arrive at a total that eclipses the states of America. I love video games, they’re my indulgence in life, however I never find the time for them and so they pile up. No more. Continue reading
Having had a really nice time flying a kite at the beach last weekend, this weekend I was taken to a proper serious hobby shop to which I walked out with basically the largest kite possible. You should have seen everybody’s impressed faces. It was as if I had the most ginormous penis in the world. Continue reading
Believe it or not, one of my personal dreams is to go fly a kite. It’s not a dream or goal but its a bit of whimsy that I’ve wanted to partake in since forever.
My partner and his best friend spent the day taking me to stores to pick out a pirate kite and then fly it at the beach. You should have seen my face. My delighted squeals set off car alarms. Continue reading
I’ve had this origami book lying about for a very long time. It was given to me on graduation night for being one of the top 3. I asked the partner if he’d be interested in trying it out and after an enthusiastic reply, we decided to make a day of it. Continue reading
It’s odd but no matter what part of my life I’m in, there seems to always be an accompanying soundtrack or album – pieces of music to set the mood, parallel the energy of my direction or feelings, and melodies forever ingrained in the memories forged by that period. Continue reading
In 2012 I went to my boss’ engagement party and snapped this photo with his new fiance. I was so happy for them and there was such an outpouring of love that night from all their family and friends. It had a mad hatter theme and the boss and I ended up being the only men who bothered dressing up. When we got together there was just this warm, quiet smile from deep down with the work accomplished at the law firm and how we actually followed the dress code because we’re nerds like that.
The partner and I have found great solace in nature, with regular hikes on whatever trails we’ve come across. On top of how I’ve been jogging three times a week, I think this is the fittest in body and soul that I have been. And I say soul because on top of the physicality of it all, we’ve been making lists with goals and have actually been knocking them off – bags for the homeless, playing catch regularly and feeding ducks. I’m in a very happy place at the moment where I feel really productive in my leisurely pursuits. Continue reading