Weekend posting

Friday I sat around doing nothing and trying to recover from the cold to be at my best for Saturday.

Saturday we got together with Chris, grabbed our bikes, and went riding on the same trail as the last two Saturdays – that’s three Saturdays in a row riding the same trail. Since generally we never make it back to the same trail three times in a season, I think this was particularly good for me. While I spent the entire push up the hill thoroughly exhausted and coughing and stuff, by the time we got to the top I was pretty much resigned. The ride down, however, was just fantastic – every time we ride Nicole’s trail I get a little better at it, a little quicker, and I ride a lot more of the trail than I did the last time. This ride was no exception – I think it might have been the best I’ve ridden in a very long time. It was a good feeling. I think if we go back there a couple of more times, I might be able to manage almost the whole trail (except a couple of really sharp switchbacks, I’m not sure I know the right way to ride those without tossing myself off a cliff.)

At any rate, although I was still a little sick and very exhausted from yesterday’s ride, it was a good time and I’m feeling a lot better about my riding.

After the biking we went back to Mom’s place with Chris, where we sat in the hot tub, stayed for dinner, and watched a few episodes of Numbers. We then headed home (Chris had to drop us off there, and he spent the night) where we just sat around playing SSX On Tour until we couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore.

Woke up this morning with a headache; I blame the exertions from yesterday and/or the rapid shift in weather. Yesterday it was sunny and nearly 15 degrees Celcius. Today it was pouring rain and miserable out. So we stayed in and I played a Neverwinter Nights 2 Module of Pool of Radiance. We just came back from Blockbuster, where we rented the first two dvds for Battlestar Galactica. We’ll be watching some of that tonight.

Dayle is lying on my lap all cozy and happy, his front paws resting on my laptop just next to the touchpad. Sometimes he likes to play with the touchpad, most likely because he knows he’s not supposed to.

4 Comments

  • spadoink

    February 12, 2007 at 3:50 am

    i kinda liked numb3rs the few times i saw it. i like dr fleishman after all. and the smart guy, i like him too. and i’ve always liked judd hirsch, the dad-guy

    but now my TV does not carry it.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 12, 2007 at 7:38 am

      Nor does mine, but no worries, my mom seems to have them all on dvd. Or at least a couple of seasons.

      Also that ghostbusters II guy is in it. He plays neurotically weird pretty well.

  • lowkey

    February 13, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Hey stranger.

    Remember when I asked for a list of your current favorite songs? (everybody hurts by the coors, david goode band, political, BNL’s break your heart, etc) I still listen to that pretty regularly.

    First off – how do you like the NW? I’m considering a move to Seattle/Portland/Vancouver. Is the rain bearable? I’ve heard the summers make up for it.

    Secondly – how do you like NWN2? I really liked the first one. This one looks like it’d be a total pain in the arse having to micromanage everybody in your group. It seemed like the game was paused most of the time in the gameplay demos I’ve seen with the player clicking madly through spells. Just breaks up the gameplay too much, you know?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 14, 2007 at 3:28 am

      Howdy, long time no chat!

      I love the pacific northwest. The rain is a bit tedious sometimes, but it’s true: The summers are AWESOME. Also, in the middle of winter you’ll get these days where it’s 10 or 15 degrees, sunny, clear, and beautiful, and it’s just the most amazing day ever… every time. Makes the winter worth it. And you learn to do stuff in the rain.

      I’m liking NWN2. The micromanaging isn’t as bad as I expected; you can pretty much put the minions on automatic modes and let them take care of themselves, which makes life much easier. Just keep them stocked with healing potions if they’re not healers, set them to a specific combat style (heavy on magic, light on magic, all out assault, defensive, etc.) and give them some good weapons. The multiplayer is pretty good too, although I haven’t done anything but run through the campaign with Adam. I just like the way it works.