I pretty much blew off all of my obligations for the past weekend. I went to a birthday thing for an old college buddy on Saturday afternoon, then flattop
and I were going to meet up at the Echo Lounge for their tribute to Elvis' birthday featuring Kingsized
. In the meantime, I hit Costco for some milk and cheese, and then went home to get ready for the show.
In the meantime, I put Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
into the PS2.
At about 10:00 pm, flattop
calls me and asks if I'm at the show--the line has over 100 people trailing out the door, and they'd already opened a hour before. He had called to say he was bailing on the plan--I don't mind, having already lost about four hours to the game.
At some point after, the unselectable "Prince of Persia 1" extra feature on the disc catches my eye. I go to my computer to see how to access it, and I realize that my internet router has gone belly up, leaving me no internet access. At that point, I don't care
At about 5:00 am, I realize that light is peeking out from behind my windowblinds.
At about 7:40, I go to sleep.
At about 11:45 am, batnandu
calls me to ask me if I'm going to train Tai Chi or go to brunch and the motorcycle show today. He's a bit two-minded about training, and since I'm sounding miserable and not quite awake, we decide to skip/postpone the lesson. I also decide to skip the motorcycle show. I try to go back to sleep, but the game, like a Siren's call, beckons me back to the couch.
Throughout the day, various people keep calling me to ask me to various outings. I manage to keep from shouting, "Quit fucking calling me!" enough to let them politely know that I'm not interested.
At about 6:30 pm, I kill the evil vizier, rescue the princess from an ugly death, and finally put down the freaking controller.
Today, during my lunch break, I go to Best Buy to look at new routers to reconnect my internet access. Wandering by the Games section, I notice they have Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
on one of the demo PS2s. I stand there and play through two missions...