Just sitting here at work, nothing much to do. Power didn't go out for my building, but my manager and the manager under her won't be in today. My manager has an electric pump well, and therefore has no water, so she can't shower. The other manager has to watch his kids because their school district was closed today due to the power outage. Seriously, the wind yesterday was STRONG. It knocked out power for some parts of Pickerington, including Press Start Gaming, where I was hanging out yesterday afternoon. We ended up chilling in the parking lot. We played some game where Greg would stand on one speed bump, Joel on the other, and I would let go of two water bottles and let the wind push them towards where they were standing, and they had to try and catch one or both as they blew by. Yeah, we were bored.
Overall I'm liking it here at SOPHOS. I've learned some new things, made some new friends and acquaintances, and I like the environment as well. Went to some happy hour event with co-workers on Friday, and gained some good insight into some other things here that I had been curious about.
I've also added a PS3 and 360 to my system collection. Picked up both used for really cheap prices. I got the 360 just a couple nights ago, actually, and I've been having a lot of fun with it. I've mostly been playing GTA IV, which has proven to be more fun than I initially took it for. I'm hesitant to say, "OMG BEST GAME EVAR," but so far it's the kind of game I'll put down after a couple hours saying, "that's enough for a while," only to be right back on it within 30 minutes, if that. I also snagged Gears of War Special Edition (in a BOGO deal Daniel let me have for buying the system and a bunch of other crap), and I would have Call of Duty 4, but the power went out at the store before I was planning on buying it (usually buy games when the store closes), so yeah.
Naturally all this is hooked up to my HDTV, which I bought the day before the Olympics started. Gave it a good break-in period with these Olympic games being the first broadcast in HD, which was awesome. Naturally since I have a PS3 as well, I've been buying Blu-ray movies like mad. I still wish they would come down in price, to at least $27 to $30. Right now Amazon is proving essential in growing my collection. I'm not in some mad dash to replace my entire DVD collection on Blu, mostly because not everything I have on DVD is out on Blu yet. For now I'm replacing select titles that I really, really, really want to see in HD. Most of what I'm buying, however, are titles I didn't own previously, such as The Patriot, Blade Runner, and the Kill Bill movies.
Woah, I just heard someone say that we're likely on our generator power at the moment. I thought all those generators were intended mostly for the server farm. Blarg, I was hoping for a nice little day off. I wanna play some more GTA IV.