Every weekend should be a long weekend.

Only make it an extra day longer.

Looking back, I can’t believe three days have passed already. Everyone was out and about doing personal stuff for most of weekend, so I once again crashed on the couch, turned on the TV and proceeded to continue animating the hell out of my game. And between Friday and Sunday night, I ended up getting three entire cinematics done. They’re not Final Fantasy quality, but I’m finding out I can triple my output by half-assing everything and using a lot of sleight-of-hand (i.e. I don’t have to animate the legs if I keep the camera above the waist.)

I also found some time to finish up my game on Max Payne, start a new one on “Woodruff and the Schnibble,” watch a couple bad movies, bake a couple pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and clean my house. I think I’m in the middle of one of those times when my productivity is maxing out.

Thanskgiving itself was mostly awesome. I went to the folks’ place yesterday and we had about ten family and friends over for this massive feast of turkey, potatoes, yams, beets, veggies, dressing, and this stuff filled with fruit. Also, lots of candy (I put my diet on hold for one night and completely pigged out.) Then we spent the rest of the night playing Mario Party 8 and watching Heroes. When I got home, I found out that my body had become too used to me not eating excess sugar, and my pigging out backfired on me as I came down with a sudden splitting headache and spent half the night waiting for the Tylenol to kick in so I could sleep. All I can remember during that period is watching an episode of “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” where Space Ghost annoys Jerry Springer and “does sex” with Sarah Jessica Parker while the mantis guy rocks out to Boston. Or maybe that was a dream.

Oh, yeah – and I freaked out my brothers with my Chumbawumba dancing. That was awesome.

EDIT: Before I forget: potential UFO Sighting. Driving home last night, around 11:30, I witnessed what appeared to be a helicopter with a spotlight flying around the sky. Soon, there were three others just like it flying in circles over the Anthony Henday freeway. The strange thing is that when I rolled down the window at a red light just to hear the chopper engines, the night was completely silent. I also can’t figure out if helicopters move as fast as these things did, because it seemed like they could cross ten miles in one minute. In terms of description, all I could make out was a glowing cockpit, and behind them were two blinking white lights and one red blinking light. If this sounds like typical helicopter behavior to anyone, let me know. All I really want to know is why four helicopters were circling the same part of the highway during that time of night.

October 14 2008 12:10 pm | Daily Life, Food

One Response to “Every weekend should be a long weekend.”

  1. The Beezer on 15 Oct 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    As far as I know, Police helicopters are very quiet, and fast, quite like as you described, maybe they were looking for drugs.

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