This Saturday I did my first ever competitive off-road running race, a little event called HellRunner down at Longmoor Army Camp. For the un-initiated, trail running is a form of hardcore cross-country. Not only do you get the footpaths and small ditches, you also get steep climbs, water obstacles and other general things that more sane people will simply walk round.
I spent a lot of the weekend playing through Metroid Prime 3, the rest I spent failing to keep up to my target for NaNoWriMo.
As you may or may not know, I had the last week off work. I promised myself that I'd spend a few days bumming around and generally recharging my batteries, and then get to work on finishing off the games room (or second bedroom as probably everyone else would refer to it). After a few days of frenzied (well, moderate) activity the decorating part of it is done, much to my relief.
I may have been kidnapped by aliens because I thought today was Thursday.
Ouch. That was a kick in the wallet. To give them credit, they could have billed me for a couple more hours of trying to get it to pass emissions.
When I started in business last september I was worried about a huge ammount.
Looking back now I'm amazed at how well its gone, this month I'm on target to have a very good month and its only the 1st.
Yes as usually I've landed on my feet, but there's no reason for me to knock that.
Life is good.
I've been looking at some of the new ultra portables coming along with interest. I have for a while been interested in getting a nice portable laptop for doing stuff on the move that doesn't require me to take out a second mortgage or sell some of my organs on the black market.
I've been playing Half Life 2 recently, since EMW bought the Orange Box and passed his HL2 and HL2:E1 licences to me... cheers mate.
The game is well done, pretty and plays well. The physics is nice. For reference, although a recent patch changed the default difficulty to easy, I'm playing on normal. Sorry, no funky screenshots like Pete's, thought about this while walking in.
I have return from the bonny north with pics a plenty and legs that have yet to forgive me. I will be in work most of the weekend but hope to have picassa etc... sorted out in the next couple of days, whence photos shall appear.
National Novel Writing Month is every November. The aim is to write 50,000 words in a month. Last year, I got up to 26,000 on an Icar story. This year, I'm going to try again. It was a challenge and lots of fun. It starts tomorrow. I just want to see how far I can get.
Anyone fancy joining in?