Sports and Hobbits
We are watching some Olympic matches today; it feels like we’ve not watched enough considering the fantastic coverage the BBC is providing. It’s nice to enjoy some sport, and to watch as the UK moves to what looks like a firm third in the medals table. Mainly, I’ve been perversely pleased that the abysmal NBC coverage is making many people I know back in the States question why they’re getting such a raw deal; I feel this might aid in more Americans thinking to question and quest past their borders, and realize how the concept of American Exceptionalism is used to get Americans to at sub-par as ‘best in the world’.
Beyond that, I’m wandering about Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings Online. My main character is a Hobbit (though the subject line refers to a picture on Engrish.com), as I find it an agreeable species to wander about with. I like the freemium model because pay-to-play doesn’t get along with my addictive personality; it didn’t matter so much when I was rotting alone in San Antonio, but now that I have a life, I don’t want to squander it on trying to get my money’s worth out of something. And as I’m frugal, there’s a lot of squeezing there indeed.
So yeah, a whole lot of nothing much, but if it keeps me sane? I’m not gonna complain.
A whole lot of nothing much is just what the doctor ordered. When my Manic Depression was untreated the chaos I wrenched from the world and gleefully shared with anyone and everyone within my sphere of influence was completely off the charts. My life is boring today and isn’t that nice.
I definitely prefer mundane to the drunken wildness I used to use to cope, that is for sure. 🙂