Last of January Thoughts.

It’s cold here in Western PA tonight, but at least the temperatures have gotten into positive territory. School has been cancelled for two days because of cold temperatures. I was bitter about going to work this morning when it was -8°F. Maybe that’s why they call it “bitter cold.”

I just realized that I sometimes take for granted that I can even play games at this point in my life. I have had a lot of turmoil and adversity in my life, but now things are settled enough that I can just come home from work and play. Last year, I bought a laptop that can run everything I want it to. There was money for that, for a change. Life is good.

My whole family spent the first two weeks of the year being sick, and then my husband and I both had birthdays, and there’s been all the usual real life. That is to say, it hasn’t been a great month for gaming. It’s been very short sessions of various games without accomplishing much in any of them. The sole exception was this last weekend when I played a whole bunch of an alpha of a game that isn’t even in a style I usually enjoy.

I have spent the last few days trying to decide if I want to spend some money on the GW2 expansions or on pre-ordering the ESO Elsweyr expansion. This is the sort of dilemma that usually takes me weeks or months to resolve, even though it is stupid and I could actually buy one now and the other later. It’s a leftover from my days of abject poverty when everything that wasn’t an absolute necessity to survive was a giant splurge. It makes what should be small decisions seem monumental.

Maybe I will take some advice from my son and get the original Guild Wars and expansions. He says it is still a thing, and it is good.

I just bought half a dozen or so single player RPGs at the Steam sale in December. How ’bout those? That would be the smart move.

I hope February is a better month for health and gaming.

 

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