R&R

I had a bout of food poisoning this week, and I feel like I’m still recovering, so I’m going to take it easy this week-end. On the worst day, I was basically in bed, asleep, for most of the day, except when I got up to have meals, and go to the bathroom, shower, etc. 

Today I’m feeling much better than that, but I think it’s best to not move more than I have to. Unfortunately, housework is unavoidable, and maybe a bit of gardening won’t hurt, but there’ll be nothing more adventurous than that.

Oh, except saving the galaxy.

Not literally (unless you can count, in some roundabout way, my reduction in activity having some kind of reduced impact on the environment, which results in some kind of ripple effect that could, in combination with the inactivity of other recluses, somehow contribute to the salvation of the galaxy. But I don’t think that would really be “saving” it — only minutely slowing the downward spiral)

Umm, anyway, not literally, just virtually in a game called Mass Effect.

The game is like a lesson in history and astronomy, as well as diplomacy, cartography, languages and problem solving. Not to mention the coordination required to drive the “Mako”.

Yes, I know I said I was going to take it easy, but despite all the cognitive processing required to play this game, it is a lot of fun (or perhaps it is precisely because of all the thinking involved).

Anyway, much to do (or not do), so I won’t linger here any longer. 

4 thoughts on “R&R

  1. I’ve got the three Mass Effect games for the XBox 360 on the shelf behind me – I’ve only ever made it into the first few hours of the first game – I really need to make some time for it 🙂

  2. I’m not familiar with Mass Effect, but then my preference for games played on a screen are more along the lines of Candy Crush Soda Saga. Hoping you’re feeling better now. Food poisoning is awful.

    • Feeling much better now, thanks Ally 🙂
      Mass Effect is sort of like a “choose your own adventure” kind of game, so it is a lot of fun. But it is also a lot of thinking, so it’s quite different from Candy Crush 😛

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