First… I got a new toy.
Then, I went to a REALLY big city.
So, that is how I will preface my rant today.
Mistwalker Studios’ first game, Blue Dragon, has been released and has managed to hold my attention when I’ve been given the chance to play it. Because of this game, I finally broke down and got myself an Xbox 360. (No Xbox Live yet because where I live sucks and is without highspeed intertrons) Also in recent weeks, I found myself glued to Metroid Prime 3 (which was a most amazing gaming experience). So there’s been a brief revival in my gaming hobby, which is nice. I plan to add Rock Band and Super Smash Bros. Brawl to my collection in the coming months. As well as the ever-popular Halo 3 should I manage to land myself some high-speed internet. That’s where the vast portion of my time has been as of late.
In addition to my new toy, I helped my mother celebrate her 50th earth revolution by hopping into a van and heading to New York City. Which is a stark contrast to my home-turf where the tallest building in the area is about a mere 10ish stories. A whirlwind trip by any definition. We saw a lot: Ground Zero, Wall Street, Central Park, Rockefeller, Times Square. I even got to go by such nerd meccas as Hook & Ladder 8 (The Ghostbusters Firehouse) and the Apple Store.
But the TRUE highlight of this trip for me was going to see a Broadway show with Mum. NOW, Mum wanted to see Jersey Boys and I wanted to see Avenue Q. Granted it was Mum’s birthday, so I was more then willing to miss out the puppety goodness. Unfortunately for Mum, no seats were available for her show of preference and she had no desire to see my show, plus we had Dave in tow. So we found the best middle ground possible, and something else I wanted to see. SPAMALOT!
The show was hysterical, and a lot of fun. I’m really glad I got to see it. Now if only I saw the original cast with Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria… that’d been something else. It was still sexy-awesome and I’d love to see it again and I highly recommend checking it out should the opportunity present itself.
All told, a fun trip, a new toy distracting me from the site and other such joys. Additionally, I’m taking a Japanese class at UVa which is neat and I’m enjoying that too.
That’s all I’m gonna say today and I hope you enjoyed my photos.