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Videogames

I think I failed to mention in my previous post that I’m going to play more during my time off. It’s been more than a whole year since I last played any tipe of videogame. I think it was during the summer of 2006/07 that I played Need for Speed: Underground 2, and I think I completed it.

But the game I played the most during high school was undoubtedly Warcraft III… What an awesome game! We would spent lots of nights playing with my best friend Ayrton. We even got to move our computers around (before we had laptops) and make silly 2-PC LAN parties, but we would get tired after a while.

Since I left the city for college and everything, my best friend started playing Counter-Strike. When I was in my first or second year of high school everyone was psyched for that game. We had 40-minute long lunch breaks, and my classmates would cross the street and go to this cybercafe so they could eat while playing all sorts of war games or FPS (first-person shooters) such as (if my memory serves me right) Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament (2004?), Soldier of Fortune II, and many more, I think.

But I didn’t play. At least not on a regular basis… I would play with them maybe once in two months. There was no space for my criticism about explicit violence or how lame they looked when they played those games.

So last week I went to my best friend’s house and installed Counter-Strike. The first game I ever installed on my laptop (my 8 month-old HP Pavilion DV2425). Luckily, it runs smoothly (it’s a 5 year old game!).

And just today I got my hands on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which I’m going to install tonight on my dad’s new computer. It’s my little experiment: I’m going to try and install every videogame that comes out with insane requirements on that computer.

I really hope this is going to be my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the requirements of almost every game. It’s a Core 2 Quad with 3 GiB of RAM, 500 GiB of HD and a GeForce 8600 GT under the hood.

So that’s it for now… Oh! Also, I installed Iron Man, the videogame based on the movie and… It sucks.

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Today I had my first exam

Last night I put my alarm at 5 30 am, and almost half dozen more reminders every 5 minutes so I would wake up and study further for my Introduction to Scientific Thinking exam.

I woke up with the first alarm, and then with the third one I went to the lower floor (my bedroom has two floors, it’s weird) and lied on a futon.

“Only 10 more minutes” I said to myself. At least an hour passed and I turned on my laptop. No new mails, or maybe just some spam from Russia (I hope the guy that’s sending me so much spam doesn’t get shot).

I finally woke up at 8 30, the sky was all grey and I just didn’t feel like getting up for studying. My sister was leaving for work, so I said goodbye and turned on my laptop again.

Yesterday I disabled my former blog at valenzine.com. Apparently by doing so I fucked up my dad’s blog, so I had to fix that before starting my day.

Later on I decided to start studying, but first listening to Xx by Firefight [download here, listen at the end of the post], but due to my obsessive nature, I had to get the chords to that song, or at least the lyrics. Although I had tried looking for the lyrics before (and failed miserably), I gave it one more try and ended in their MySpace page. adding them as friends to see if I can ask them personally for those two things. So yeah, basically I spent 30 minutes doing everything but studying.

Oh I needed some coffee. I always make myself some latte. It was much easier to prepare that glorious drink back home where I had the microwave oven and I would just put some instant coffee and milk heat it up, then added some sugar and it was party time for me and my coffee.

I just spent half hour looking for a good picture of a latte. Couldn’t find any.

So I had my coffee and started studying. I kept obsessing over that band, Firefight, so I downloaded the last I Voted for Kodos album. They broke up in 2007 and two of their former members are now in Firefight.

Finally, I sat down and started taking even more notes for the exam. The teacher allowed us to use our notes and the book for the test. It was a multiple choice kind of test. It was a pretty annoying exam.

The teacher had to ask us to correct some exercises and questions because they weren’t correctly written. Come on, that’s stupid! If I happen to fail or something, I have a good excuse now.

I didn’t have lunch or anything, at 1 pm I had to rush to the bus stop to catch that bus. It was still cloudy and a bit chilly so I wore a sweater for the first time in a long time. I got to my physics class and I finished taking notes. A guy with a weird accent (I’m thinking he may be from another country) approached me with some questions about the exam. Being that not many classmates share the Scientific Thinking class with me, I felt special!

Well, I was holding the book needed for the exam so it was pretty obvious, but anyway, it was cool. We shared some thoughts and then the three hours from physics were over.

The exam. It took me one of the two hours I had.

I left. I was going to visit my aunt but she didn’t reply my texts and I took the bus home. It was a weird way home.

I bought some new material for physics, I have my first exam next Tuesday.

I’ll get the mark from this one next Friday.

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