My grant has been submitted. My life can now return to normalcy.
...or some semblance thereof.
This weekend was a weekend of rest.
Friday was a snow day, so it was a much-needed three-day weekend. I didn't leave the house until yesterday.
I spent most of Friday fighting with my DVD drive. It died. I tried two others we had lying around the house. They were dead, too... but I'd expected them to be. Yesterday, I went and bought a new one.
Why the DVD drive obsession? As a treat for myself after the grant, I picked up a copy of Oblivion... and a new video card so it would run on my PC. I've been wanting to play Oblivion since before it came out. I adored Morrowind. The exploration was a ton of fun.
I only got a bit of time on Oblivion in yesterday, but it looks like it will be good. Also, the character-imaging controls are ridiculous.
Also, the new video card will let me play some games that I've had for a bit but abandoned due to my lousy on-board video card not being able to run them well.
It occurs to me that I now have a decent gaming machine. My PC isn't super-fast (though it is competent), but I have a good video card now, and I've had a ridonkulous (big ol' widescreen) monitor for awhile now.
Angela was planning on running D&D last night... and playtesting some of the ideas I've had for fighting big things. Unfortunately, she got sick (I think a bad cold). Nick ended up running his Mage 1950s flashback/interlude game instead. I'm playing a former soldier/momma's boy/insurance salesman (all of which are intrinsically linked together) Euthanatos.
See? I talked about gaming a wee bit there...