Well, not so much a “lounge” per-say since that would involve a smoking section and a liquor license, but we certainly are sitting around playing video games. We’ve decided to try a little bit of everything and see what catches our fancy. So far Freelancer has been a big hit with Chip, leaving him addicted until 8am the other day. As a group, Guilty Gear X (for the PC) also seems to be holding our attention. Need for Speed also got a little play. Both Age of Mythology (while enjoyable as a single player experience) and IceWin Dale failed to cut it. IWD is quite possibly one of the worst games I’ve seen in a while. If you know anyone who was “addicted” to that… hit them with a stick and tell them “no, bad gamer.” We’ve still got a few left to try but I feel like taking a bit of a gaming break today to work on either some wallpaper or a new website design. Both would have similar inspiration. I think a wallpaper might be the answer since it brings a bit more instant gratification to the table. I’m also going to create a new mix for Chip for his drive home. He said he listened to my old mixes on the way down.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, today is St. Patrick’s Day and here in Savannah, the capital of St.Patrick’s stupidity, it’s raining. When I woke up this morning I did a little happy dance because I know that all of the drinkers will have to be wet and miserable and it’s their own damn fault. I’m not exactly a fan of this holiday. While it’s fine for average joe-frat-boy, the art community as well as the local people seem to dislike green beer as much as I do. There are of course a few cross-over groups. The art school athletic teams I would assume would be partaking in the festivities, the stupid people would be there as well, the freshmen since they don’t know any better, groups like that. Don’t get me wrong, I like drinking, but only in complete control and moderation. If I go out for Mexican I might have a margarita. If I go out for “drinks” I’d have a Jack & Coke and that would be it. I don’t see the need to go out, get drunk, puke and fall asleep naked on a park bench. While this seems to be a regular occurrence (not sure about that park bench) in college, I’ve some how avoided the bug. I thought for a long time that it was maturity based but I could never be sure. It’s the weirdest feeling to be playing a video game, acting like a 12 year old, only to start thinking about what it was like “back in the day” and how you’re getting old. It messes with your mind… and requires another Mt.Dew.

Anyway, that’s about it. Chip and Jason are still asleep so I think I’ll tinker with Photoshop for a while. Later.