Journal Entry: October 16, 2008

I can only remember one book ever making me cry (err…with narrative emotion, that is, not terrible prose). The Stand has come really close twice now, though, and I haven’t even gotten into the actual story yet.

Last night after work T– made up some steak and pasta for dinner that was phenomenal. Then she took AB to church and I laid down for a nap that never happened, then finally gave up and went to the office to work on my reading list. I also started installing WoW, because frankly I need something to play and Spore didn’t really stick (although, pending five or six expansions it might be pretty cool).

Anyway, Wrath of the Lich King, the second WoW expansion, rolls out November 13, so I’ll probably go ahead and play a character up to 80, maybe try out the Death Knight. I don’t think I’ll ever get back into it seriously, but I’ll probably play for a few months to check out all the new stuff. It’s really not hard to get your money’s worth out of an MMO.

I’ve also been in talks with Toby about doing some more game programming, and I’m secretly obsessing about a new story idea I’ve come up with, but I’m nowhere close to putting pen to paper on that one. I finished Dad’s novel last night, for the thing this weekend, and I’ll be able to finish Heather’s today, because it’s a much shorter one.

After church last night, T– joined me in the office and we watched Get Smart while I typed up my reading notes and finished installing the game. Then somehow it was already 11:30 — that one took me by surprise — so I headed to bed, dreading the morning’s alarm. And rightly so, but at least it was Thursday, so I got to do BWW for lunch today. I almost cried in the middle of a crowded restaurant.

Other than that, it’s just things and stuff.