I had a three-day weekend, thanks to President’s Day; my first ever, I think, since I entered the private workforce. Vanessa was out of town, so this was a perfect time for me to really dig into some of my personal projects, and just crank out a vast amount of work; or really hit the workout routines, both at the gym and at home, to start seriously training for the Tough Mudder.
Instead, I slept in until around 2 PM, had a video game binge, and didn’t get anything productive done until the last couple of hours on Monday night, when I (finally) washed the dishes and took out the trash.
I really don’t mind the time spent playing video games — I finished up “Mass Effect,” and then jumped right in with “Mass Effect 2,” knocking that one out in short order. (Well, so to speak.) It was nice revisiting the game, story, and mechanics, and comparing the changes made between the games, but the main reason was also just because I wanted to play through a space opera game, and I realized a couple of weeks ago that there is actually quite few around, esp. compared to the number of fantasy games with swords and sorcery. Of course, I did play a couple of hours through “Dragon Age,” as well, but that one I doubt I’ll be as engrossed in playing through.
Also, to be fair, this really isn’t any different as if I had been watching movies or reading books that I already experienced, so culturally, it’s all good.
However, I did not go to the gym/do a workout, not did I work on some game levels that I wanted to, or work on my board game, or any number of other things that would have been more “productive.” Hence, for the rest of the week, I’ll have to see what I can power through to show that, “There! Got a lot done this week! And it never would have happened if not for my completely restful 3-day weekend!”
That’s the the plan.