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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Just noticed that it's midnight here. Which means I oughta take a shower and go to sleep soon, what with the gym trip slightly delayed by the lateness of the trivia jockey dude, who is a country artist, but has an affinity for some of my favorite progressive metal bands. I got to hear a track from my co-fave band, Dream Theater, played last night, though, what with most all of their songs clocking in over 5 minutes, it wasn't one of their best tracks. I also misheard him when he declared the night's musical theme to be "yacht rock", instead taking it to be "no rock", and so I requested a Miles Davis track, and the guy played it. Definitely a lot more adventurous and interesting trivia music mix than the usual bland rock/pop mix these guys more typically deliver.

I keep seeing ads for all these wonderful new video games, and I can't help but thinking that my poor laptop, barely two years old, probably couldn't hang with the needs of these games. And then I see the X Box ads, and think, I'm too cheap, besides being non caring, to pay for the system, and the game, and then the monthly microsoft fee on top of that (which I just looked up and found to be, at $60 a year, cheaper than I'd thought. Still not doing it, even though I gladly pay netflix their $8.43 a month (including tax).

Not sure where I'm going with this missive, nor why I split it up from the previous item, other than to have a blog item on tuesday, and then another on Wednesday. Vanity, perchance? Going back to the piano music well again, to see if that works. I had a decently awake day today, and had energy enough to put in a combined hour on the exercise bike and elliptical beginning after 10 PM. Of course, I feel more awake now than I did when I started that exercise, which makes me wonder if morning exercise might be something that would, contrary to all my expectations, work out for me, if it left me more awake for work day? But then again, I'd probably crash at noonish, and be a lump the rest of the day. Better stick to scrounging as much sleep as I can in the morning.

Oh, and if you were wondering which games I still do play on my not so ancient computer, there's nothing here less than 8 years old, what with Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and Starcraft (original, not II) getting most time on this machine. Old school, I suppose. Or just not able to grasp newer games and their newfangled mechanics. (or too cheap to want to grasp 'em :)
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  • BOSS61
    Oh my, to blog about music (heard live), being up at midnight, etc. Our age difference screameth thusly - yes I am old. Good for you though - keep it up!
    1467 days ago
    Hmmmm . . . morning exercise isn't for everyone but I know I'd be wide awake if I exercised late @ night for sure. God luck finding a happy medium!
    1467 days ago
    Isn't 'do not exercise within two hours of bedtime' on all of the how to get more/better sleep lists? emoticon
    1467 days ago
    Good job on getting in the workout. I could never workout at 10 pm. By then I have nothing on my agenda but butt sitting. So kudos to you!

    With you on not buying the new game systems. We had the PS 1, 2 and 3, but I think we're done with that now. Just too expensive for the little bit of use they get. We're not really gamers.

    Hope you're having a great day!
    1467 days ago
  • PUNKY100
    It sounds like you need Steam good sir. They have so many sales you can get games SO cheap. Like right now they have all of Civ V on sale, so you could get everything available for Civ V for super cheap. Granted it is different from Civ IV, but it's still a ton of fun! :-D
    1467 days ago
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