06 January 2009

Video games and other such life events

Right before Christmas, some idiot scumbag decided to break into my car hoping to find a GPS system. Instead, he took the stand for it, shredded the wires for my satellite radio, made off with my cassette adapter (which oddly enough was goddamn hard to find because apparently VW Jettas have their tape decks backwards or something), a $10 Philly parking card, and my registration/insurance cards. THANKS. Oh and then it rained afterwards so now my car smells of the many phyla of mold that have surely taken root. I lived at 33rd & Spring Garden for 3 years with the exact same stuff in my car and never had a peep (other than some jerk who destroyed my grill). I move to a nicer (so I thought) area and this happens. Oh, and then a couple days later there was a home invasion with bonus sexual assault a couple blocks away. Bah humbug. Now my car is fixed, I keep my glovebox locked, and we got the ADT system that was already at our apartment activated. So hopefully all will be well in the future and I'll stop having nightmares about being shot.

In questionably happier news, I have become somewhat addicted to the PS3 game Fallout 3. It's choose-your-adventure style where your dialogue/behavioral choices range from good to snarky to downright mean. I mostly just wander around doing odd jobs for people (e.g. recovering a radio tower, disarming an atomic bomb, etc.). However, I do not enjoy encountering super mutants, bloat flies, or feral ghouls, as they inevitably want to eat me and I have to shoot them and unfortunately I am not particularly good at that. 

Today is also day 1 of the South Beach/Wii Fit diet. This is my 3rd go around for SBD; I always lose weight, but inevitably do something stupid like start grad school and stop working out and put the weight back on. The Wii Fit is pretty damn fun. I was able to do a tree pose in yoga for the first time in my life today, so that's exciting. I also currently enjoy hula hooping and strength exercises that do not require the use of my arms (alas, I am weak). 

Next week, I start my lab rotation in the Epstein lab, which I am super stoked for. I am sad to be leaving the Chattlab though. Who knows? Maybe I'll be back.

1 comment:

Srav said...

I'm a big fan of the ski slalom (I know I spelt that wrong) on Wii fit. Also the soccer head-butting game though I'm inevitably more successful at getting hit with sneakers than I am at head butting balls.

I don't know how you Hula Hoop though..the one time I tried I almost threw my back out. I'm getting OLD!