Moratorium On Thanksgiving

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Due to the incompatibility with peoples’ schedules, their desires, their qualms, and so on, my family has put a moratorium on Thanksgiving.

Which is to say: nobody’s getting together, so I have a vacation day all to myself. Sounds like some Chinese food is in my future. Mmmm…

This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever. I’m sure I’ll be making my way back to San Andreas for a bit, which will be nice since I’ve only really had time to return on weekends.

Speaking of San Andreas, my shirt should be here today. I ordered it last week and I’m anxious for it. After spending so much time there, it’ll be nice to have something that openly declares it so. I told Jenn I ordered this and she shook her head like I’d broken some unspoken rule that says I can’t be a gamer geek like the rest of the English speaking world out there. Too bad, baby! I’m a citizen of San Andreas now!

I also got to play (San Andreas) for a while this weekend, which was nice. I finished a few more missions that opened up the ability for me to fly, so I’ve been cruising around in airplanes and helicopters, going back to other places to pick up money and guns that I normally wouldn’t pick up because it’s too far away… but now that I can fly, it’s a lot faster. Just take a helicopter, land in the middle of the street, get what you need, and fly away. (My favorite flying vehicle is the jetpack - don’t leave home without it!)

I finished the book I was reading, Eragon, this weekend and it was awesome. I can’t wait for the next one.

While normally I alternate between fiction and non-fiction/educational books (I can only really read one book at a time because I forget what’s going on in the various books if I don’t stick to one), I’ve decided to break that and read another fiction. Next up is Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman. Admittedly short, but I loved the His Dark Materials trilogy with the same characters, so it’ll be nice to see a little more from that universe.

Saw National Treasure this weekend and had a good time with it. Sure, it was totally implausible, but it was fun, so I have to give it high marks. I don’t know if I’ll be picking it up on DVD, but it was definitely worth the watch.