Friday, November 6, 2009

Worse Than A Nic Fit

I haven't logged into my World of Warcraft account since early June. Before that, I hadn't been on since January of this year. I'm happy about that. Once upon a time, I was, for all intents and purposes, addicted to that game. I shudder to think about the number of hours I spent knocking back cans Mountain Dew while raiding some dungeon in the hopes of obtaining some obscure piece of equipment that would incrementally increase my character's stats.

To be honest, when I was last on back in June, I got bored pretty quickly. World Of Warcraft relies on a system where you repeat certain tasks over and over again and eventually get rewarded. It's sort of like sitting in front of a slot machine, but the graphical content is much prettier and you don't have some old lady on a gambling junket from Florida sitting next to you, crying into her gin and tonic. I've got better things to do than repeat the same daily quest every morning until I get randomly rewarded with some item I've been looking for.

Still, with Winter quickly approaching and the days getting shorter, I'm starting to feel the pull again. I've got myself convinced that I can play through Christmas before I get bored with the whole thing again. We'll see what happens, but I'm biting my nails in anticipation at the moment.

In order to distract myself, I've put some new music and apps on my iPod Touch:

Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
Where We Gonna Go from Here - Mat Kearney
Eet - Regina Spektor
Why Georgia - John Mayer
Ain't That Enough - Teenage Fanclub
Talk Of The Town - Jack Johnson
Ever After You - The Gabe Dixon Band
Breakfast By Tiger - Imperial Drag
A Fond Farewell - Elliot Smith
Comfortably Bummed - Superdrag
July, July! - The Decemberists

Five Minutes To Kill Yourself

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