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It Is A Good Day to Die

Posted on 2006.04.24 at 11:18
Current Location: 63134
Current Mood: Another day in paradise!
Current Music: Starcraft & Diablo II Soundtracks
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Fantastic, wonderful weather we're having here in Saint Louis. Almost Texas weather. Makes me smile. I've been itching to play Dungeon Siege II but two things are stopping me. The first, I have no time to play. With two small children which require my constant attention when I get home from work, there is never any opportunity to play video games. The second, is that I really prefer to play as a LAN game. For me it's like, 1000-times more fun than sitting alone at a computer playing, or playing some unknown jerk-off online. I like the noise and excitement and raw energy of a LAN game. And I just don't have that here.

Still, I may purchase it just to play an hour or so each evening. I only have one Windows box left, and it's frame buffer leaves something to be desired. I may even upgrade my video card *sigh*.

It's Monday and the alcoholic haze of the weekend has cleared and the ache from working around the house dulls as I settle into my sedentary job once more. The phone calls and emails and tickets have been manageable this morning, but all I want to do is game. I have the itch. There have been few occasions in which I have been able to game to my heart's content:

Job V: 12-hour overnight shifts. I had no children at the time and packed my Bose speakers with my laptop every evening in going to work. We would game 10 of the 12 hours, 4-days a week, LAN-style. We had a minimum of two players and usually a maximum of five: A security guard who would come in on breaks, and sometimes, people who were off that night would come in anyway to play as they had nothing else to do. Ah, those were the days! Starcraft, Broodwar and Descent were the games of Job V.

Job W: 3-month temporary relocation. Wife set her schedule to come visit six-weeks in the middle of my time away from home. We gamed nearly every evening for 12-weeks. Game of choice: Diablo II. I initially shied away from RPG's as I found them dull and tedious. I wanted to continue playing Broodwar and my buddy who had just purchased Diablo II and was straining at the bit to play it, humored me and we played some Starcraft. Because of his capacity for kindness, I returned the favor to play a round of Diablo II. I never played Starcraft again, and my eyes were opened to awesome RPG's!

Job X: Geographic Bachelor: After work, we would close the door to the office, turn off the lights, power on the overhead lights, and game from after work to midnight. For nearly a year! Sometimes catching a game during a slow lunch hour. The game we would play? Dungeon Siege. We started with two players, myself and the NT guy. We hired our help desk guy (danzigfried) on this one question alone - "Do you like to game?" He did, and we hired him, starting a new game of Dungeon Siege. Eventually, we were up to five players. Brother-Man flew in from HQ once a month, and would call us from the plane, letting us know his arrival time. The Mighty Ernst was also up once a month working on another account and would join us for all nighters. Damn I miss that.

Job Y: As my hours grew longer, and I was working on side projects, I began spending a few nights a week away from home to work on these after-hours projects. Needing a break one day, I mentioned the above fondness to ximo who sucked his roommate in, and we played Dungeon Siege from start to finish in record time! Another era of LAN-play committed to the archives.

Job Z: After I sold my house, I stayed with celtmanx and he and I would play endless games of Star Trek: Elite Force II holomatch. drax0r and Robertson would show up now and again and we'd sometimes game until dawn! Recently, during my trip to Fort Worth, we split a six pack of Pilzner Urquell and strapped on our weapons once again! Alas, that was the last time I've played.

Furthermore, I just discovered that my title is one I used on 8/31/05.

Taking the wife out for Indian food (her choice) tonight for our anniversary. This is possible because galinda822 has offered to watch this children this evening. That reminds me, I need to see to reservations...


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-24 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
um....consider...nevermind. It is my idea not to be stolen.
ehowton at 2006-04-24 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-24 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
no. I was going to suggest posting the lyrics of Chaiyya Chaiyya to in honnor of the ethnic group that will prepare tonight's meal.
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-04-24 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
Where did you get those clothes from... the toilet store?
ehowton at 2006-04-24 22:09 (UTC) (Link)
Ok. You go ahead dude. I promise not to steal that idea from you.
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-04-24 21:56 (UTC) (Link)

I'm Professor Tom. People seem to like me because I am polite and rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I've got an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded.

PS: I pooped a hammer.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-24 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-04-24 22:06 (UTC) (Link)

[riding a bear] Hey Eric! I'm riding a furry tractor!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-24 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
you are demented beyond belief.
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-04-24 22:18 (UTC) (Link)

I stabbed a man in the heart! There were horses and a man on fire and I killed a guy with a trident!
drax0r at 2006-04-25 06:23 (UTC) (Link)
It's Monday and the alcoholic haze of the weekend has cleared

You're obviously doing something wrong.

we played Dungeon Siege from start to finish in record time!

Good times!

endless games of Star Trek: Elite Force II holomatch


Taking the wife out ... tonight for our anniversary.

Congratulations to you both!

for Indian food

Yeah, good luck with that.

galinda822 has offered to watch this children this evening

What a sweetheart.
ximo at 2006-04-25 08:25 (UTC) (Link)
Hell, we still have DS:II somewhere, not sure about any codes tho. Let one of us know if you're interested in trying it out anytime.
ehowton at 2006-04-25 13:59 (UTC) (Link)
Did YOU like it? That's all the information I need. Hell man, I was going to run by Best Buy and just buy the sonofabitch. Let me know!
ehowton at 2006-04-25 13:57 (UTC) (Link)
I eat fresh, non-processed foods, and grill my own fish and meat ever since I got the grill. I was miserably bloated after my meal of Lamb Vindaloo, which was the hottest thing on the menu. My brow was wet with perspiration and my tongue aflame. My bowels were churning that evening. Must've been loaded with sodium or MSG...Still, my wife's minced lamb curry was pretty good.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-25 08:49 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats to you both. I hope you have as much fun in the sex dungeon as Swmimfan and I had.
ehowton at 2006-04-25 13:59 (UTC) (Link)
danzigfried at 2006-04-25 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, ill be replying to this comment...but after work. My fingers are just itching, ITCHING at the thought!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-25 19:00 (UTC) (Link)
it's about time you got back in the game.
ehowton at 2007-02-27 05:12 (UTC) (Link)
And yet...nothing.
ehowton at 2007-04-12 16:52 (UTC) (Link)
And yet...nothing still.
ehowton at 2007-11-13 17:38 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2008-01-21 03:21 (UTC) (Link)
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