There are three things that I’m liking at the moment… they kind of give me a sense of peace or well-being, knowing that they’re present in my life right now, lol.
- DDR at work – I just finished organizing/putting on a Dance Dance Revolution and Nintendo Wii party night at work, and one person’s comment pretty much expressed one of the things I was hoping for from the evening. She said something like, “I’m glad we get to play DDR – it’s such an Asian thing!” Lol. Asian / nerdy. That’s how you bring about the “back home” feel.
- Finally reinstalling a clean, fast install of Windows Vista – I bought a used SSD along with my used computer several months ago. It was so fast and so nice. Then it started flaking out, and I sent it in for warranty repair/replacement. They eventually sent me back a brand new SEALED one (wow!), but in the meantime I had realized that using a normal hard drive wasn’t all that slow once I got into the normal “web surfing” mode. So, now I’m selling my brand new SSD on Craigslist and I finally installed the 1 TB hard drive I bought from NCIX for $48 (I ended up in a line-up on a Saturday morning, lol), and I am slowly reinstalling the programs and games I had before. My computer is back to normal, fairly responsive, and not flaking out (like it was till I reinstalled Vista a few days ago). Yay! Praise the Lord 🙂
- I dunno… – I need to go sleep. Or rather, I need to keep sleeping earlier and earlier. I guess I’m just glad that I don’t have too much pressing left to do tonight, though I’ve got a fair bit of stuff to tackle tomorrow. This isn’t really a third item that’s on topic, but it pretty much sums up my default state of mind most times. I’m usually fluctuating between having a back log of things that I am intending to get to (eventually), which I’m behind in – versus having brief periods of breathing time, without too much “urgent” for the time being, but still knowing that that back log is still there.
I hope I’m not rambling… but anyways, here’s a nice photo to cap off the night. It’s kind of embarassing, but what’s happening is that I’d just won amongst our little group of 4 that stayed till the end of a Mario Party 8 game on the Wii. My character was Toadstool, and guess what his victory pose always was? That’s right – arms crossed, and looking smug. Looking very tiny, but looking very smug 🙂 Apparently, I’m the Superstar.