May 29, 2006: Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and I am spending it alone in the the hot apartment with no air conditioning. My goal for today is to do just about nothing. I seriously need a day off. This weekend has been brutal. I am exhausted and just want to relax. I just wish that it wasn’t so hot.

I slept in nice and late today. It was probably 9:00 when I finally got up but I had been checking my email since 8:00 or earlier. I couldn’t sleep in too late today because I have to go to bed and get up quite early tonight. That and it gets hot once the sun comes out and it isn’t easy to sleep anymore.

I decided to play a bit of “Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind” today. Several hours worth. I managed to level once. I am impressed by the non-linear nature of the game. I won’t go so far as to say that it is “deep” but it does give you a better feeling of living in the world rather than just walking around in it. The graphics are really good, not amazing anymore but good. I liked walking around and exploring the world. I didn’t get too far but it is neat that you can just meander and explore. I think that this game has more of the “wide open you are there” feeling than any game that I have ever played before. The game really does not funnel you into the place where you are supposed to be. You can just explore and explore.

For lunch/dinner I just ordered in from Domino’s because I didn’t want to leave the house at all. I was happy to just stay in. I watched some Magnum P.I. – there wasn’t much else to watch. I didn’t watch too much but my day was pretty short.

I put in a little time doing some work today but not too much and not too strenuously. Just some database design. I find that relaxing and rewarding.

I finished listening to Garrison Keelor’s “Lake Wobegon Days” which I have heard in parts previously and this one was the abridged version which is different than the unabridged version with actually different material, just a tiny bit but a little. It is an awesome book though. Everyone should read it.

I have to be up at 2:45 tomorrow morning so I went to bed at 9:00 hoping that I would get enough sleep. I couldn’t go to bed before that because it was too hot but at least it was cooling down. I finished up the book while I was lying in bed hoping to get sleepy. It probably took a couple of hours before I actually fell asleep.

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