25 May 2013

25 May: Went running for the first time in a long time this morning. Main trouble was I forgot to eat 2 meals yesterday. It was a pretty pitiful excursion.

Finally got the Suleiman Barbary Pirate achievement, but the game let a bad taste in my mouth. So I started playing Mass Effect. Whoops. Not a whole lot got done today.

Watched 2×03 of Downton. I already live blogged it to V so I won’t do it here.

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24 May 2013

24 May: I think the summer assisting schedule is as good as it’s going to get right now.  I spent the rest of the day writing and rewriting solutions.

Watched 2×02 of Downton.  I… can’t actually remember what happened.  Oh, all the little threads wound out a little more, some characters got more backstory or character development, but the episode feels like it was made to setup stuff down the line.  You know, it’s okay to let things happen while setting up the season 2 story arc.

I did not back the A Study in Emerald Kickstarter.  As interesting as it sounds, 50 pounds for a boardgame without reviews is a bit too much for me.  With my luck, it’ll be a good game and I’ll have to pay shipping from UK to buy it now.

I took the night off and played some Civ5, trying to get the Suleiman achievement, but to no avail.  Turns out I need to disable Gods & Kings.

23 May 2013

23 May: Woke up for some reason at 5am.  Mucked about and stayed in bed until 8ish.  Bunbury still had some pellets leftover from last night.  But he dove into the lettuce I gave him with relish, so I don’t think he’s lost his appetite, just getting picky again.

Day 2 of trying to figure out the summer assistant schedule.  I feel Palmer would be way faster at this puzzle than me.  However, I think the fires have been put out for the next couple weeks at least.  Then someone reminded me I hadn’t written the solutions for this week’s homework.  Whoops.  Oh, and I got a raise.  Lunch talk: Shannon really hates Zooey Deschanel.

Watched 1.7 and 2.1 of Downton Abbey.  The writers sure know how to screw with people’s emotions.  I could vaguely guess what happens next thanks to Rule of Drama, but continue watching anyway.  Can’t get into specifics because of spoilers.

Burning the midnight oil writing solutions.