Archive for July 7th, 2008

Another Down…

A week into the back half of the year, and I already have one book finished. I’ve got several to work through, so I don’t mind that I don’t have the next few books in the Grafton “Alphabet” series (I will need to get/go to the library for the next five books, F-J, before starting back with what I currently have).

In the process of creating this post, though, I have realized that there are a few books (authors, series, etc.) that I like, and don’t mind collecting – Grafton is one of them. However, there are others that, while I have gottenthem, and they have been interesting (most of the time), I don’t anticipate going back to when I’ve finished…

I think that it is going to be a big hurdle for me to overcome, is letting go of books, once I’ve read them, if I feel I’m not going to re-read it. As I think about it, I know there are several books that have not even been put on a shelf in years that I probably won’t be going back to… and I know that at some point I will need to either draw the line on books, or pack a lot of them away (but what fun is it to have them packed away? And I don’t generally read a book multiple times, anyway…)…

Anyway, while I’ve rambled a bit (above), one down, about thirteen more to go…

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Wii-volution…

I have been quite surprised at how scarce the Nintendo Wii has been. I have been tinkering with the idea for a few weeks… easily about a month, but easily a bit longer, going back to shortly after Wii-Fit was released. To be perfectly honest, the Wii is the last of the “big systems” that I would have expected to be interested in… I had picked a PS3 as the “next system”, if I ever got around to one.

The more I’ve tinkered with one, though, the cooler the idea that the mechanics of the sytem has become… the controllers are cordless, and designed to be intuitive – based on the game. Like in golf, the controller is held, and swung as if actually playing golf. In Mario Kart, the controller is held and manipulated as if it were the steering wheel. All without cables, allowing for a more interactive environment.

I finally purchased one yesterday… when I contacted a local store they still had five in stock, by the time I arrived, there were only about three on the shelf. It is still in its box, secure in a closet… I want to wait a little while before opening it, not out of relishing the experience, but I want to do something to actually “earn” it… I have several projects in the works, so I want to actually finish something before I try to break out the system…

Of course, there are also lots (lots) of boxes that I still need to go through from the move, so that’s another area that I want to dent before playing… But I have the system, which seemed to be the biggest hurdle out there.

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