Sleep Dep

I am not getting enough sleep lately. My apologies if I am snippy.

Work continues to demand that I show up if I want money, and then there is the rest of having a house and being a grown-up that looked much easier when I was very small. I could deal with just those, but I also enjoy our assorted entertainments, and I have been getting to bed late trying to keep up with them.

I hit 80 in WoW, we have our weekly Casualties of War LotRO night, Borderlands just shipped, I keep hearing good things about Torchlight, I have been trying Left 4 Dead again (Boomer!), Team Fortress 2 is often fun, I have a half-dozen Facebook games that I poke upon occasion, and there are at least two worthwhile new flash games a week. I have Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep next to me, which I should renew at the library, and John Dies at the End by David Wong just got national publication. I have not watched any of Dollhouse this season yet, I am seasons behind on Heroes and Lost (is it worth watching?), a friend has been pushing me to watch Dr. Who for over a year, my brother has been promoting Big Bang Theory for longer, and I have a huge list of shows, movies, and books that sounded interesting on TV Tropes. My RSS feeds send me 200 blog posts a day, I might have that many Facebook updates, however much e-mail, and all the other things I see and do online. Oh, and I blog.

Work itself can be wearying, and I value having so many competing sources of entertainment. Trying to keep up with just some of them, however, keeps me awake long into the night, still typing away as your mom asks if I am coming to bed anytime soon.

: Zubon

7 thoughts on “Sleep Dep”

  1. Not to mention the fact that if you actually write a blog as we do, that it’s magnified by a need to actually keep up with the latest in order to write about it in an intelligent manner. The more general your blog is, the more difficult it is to do.

    I’ve found that my busy life means I have to manage my gaming the right way, which means not playing too many games all at once.

  2. Lost is definitely worth it. It gets a bit weird around season 5, though it’s so engrossing I simply had to continue watching it… Probably my favorite TV series of all time. If you’ve ever read Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth novels I suggest you watch Legend of the Seeker. It is done by Sam Raimi and for the most part done well, though he did add a few things in to expand the TV series and to add a bit more excitement to the mix. I am slightly disappointed with some things in this regard, though to see those characters “come to life” is, quite simply, a dream come true.

    Even if the actors are terrible.

    Heroes completely lost my interest during season 3.

    And, by the way… My mom is pretty pissed that you didn’t go to bed until 4 this morning.

  3. You’re probably better off having stopped watching Heroes. Dollhouse has improved this season, but depending on what you thought of the first, that might not be saying much. We actually have a few characters now that the dolls are developing emotions.

    Dr. Who is totally worth it, good comedy and science fiction rolled together. If you don’t want to get too involved, the first two seasons of the latest ones (those starring the actress Billie Piper) were the most consistently enjoyable ones for me. Although my favorite episode was in, I think, the third season (Blink).

  4. Heroes, as pointed before, doesn’t make any sense at all. Every season follows the same pattern:

    – Everything is ok now, but there is something from the past that may destroy the world.
    – Peter is as naive as usual.
    – Hot aggressive blonde has yet another excuse to be around (clone/twin/resurrected).
    – Noah Bennet is a good father but keeps shady deals but then he screws up but then he repents and then he acts good.
    – Peter’s mom is the same manipulative bitch as in previous seasons.
    – New characters! (Expect them to be dead by the end of the season).

    If you’re solid on watching 2 seasons of any series, try to catch up on Fringe, you won’t regret it.

  5. bah. the obvious solution is to dump your soul-sucking capitalfascist “job” and live off your passion – GAMES! Just Do It – Do It Now.

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