Well, it’s Monday again, which means I actually have time to rest and relax. Not really though since Mondays are quickly becoming my “errand and chore” days. See, since people like to have weddings on Saturdays, I have to work Saturdays. Thus, I have Sunday and Monday off. Sunday you can’t get anything done because stuff either closes early, isn’t open in the first place, or you’re too busy being lazy and/or spending time with friends/family/etc. So Monday becomes my Saturday. It’s nice to have a day off obviously but I don’t get to spend it with Lauren because she’s working. Going places like the mall are nice because they’re completely empty, but it’s boring to go by yourself all the time. It’s going to take some getting used to.

Speaking of errands, today I need to go pick up my license plates and get a small crack in my windshield looked at. Stupid rocks.

Work is going well. We’re really swamped with and working very long hours to keep up. It’s both pageant and wedding season and we’re getting slammed with both. I’ll be getting a new Dell Uber System in the next few days and that’ll help speed things up a bit. A big beefy desktop with a geforce FX and 2G of memory. I’ve also gotten my boss addicted to Battlefield 1942 and both of the new Star Wars games. That system should come in handy for some lunch-break fragging.

If my parents would ever get around to it I might actually have MY system before the next ice age. It’s not really that hard to call the shipping company we’ve been talking to and schedule a pickup. Seriously. Everything, with a few exceptions, is already packed in boxes ready to go. It would take them maybe a few hours on a Saturday. Maybe.

I don’t want to seem ungrateful for everything they’ve done for me but they really don’t seem to be behind me 100% with my move to TX and with the wedding planning. Lauren’s family is paying a lot of money to get this to go off without a snag and they’re arguing with us over 4 (!) extra people at the rehearsal dinner, the only thing they actually have to pay for. Sometimes I really don’t understand them.

Lets see, oh yeah. Gaming.

I’ve gotten a free second to play the demos for both SW: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy and Call of Duty. Jedi Academy is what Jedi Outcast should have been. It’s exactly the same game, only better. The light-saber battles are better, you have tons of character customization options, the multiplayer is more extensive and the bugs have been worked out. We got a good deal of game-play out of Jedi Outcast and I can’t see this one being any different.

Call of Duty is being hailed as the next Medal of Honor. I played through the demo and with a few small exceptions I thought I was actually playing MoH. The demo was only one level so I didn’t get a real complete look at it but it’ll definitely be worth checking when it comes out shortly.

It might not be a “one game” season after all.

Matt out.