Employment Dreams and Bloody Screens

I hope everyone had a great holiday break. We actually did Christmas a week early, because that’s when Brooke’s family was in town. So on Christmas day Brooke and I got in our pajamas (which we picked up at Target the day before) and relaxed. We had a Lost marathon—rewatched the fifth season to prepare for the final season in February—and I played some Xbox online with my brother. It was a wonderful weekend.

Employment Dreams

So I had a job interview last week, and I have a follow up interview tomorrow. I can’t talk too much about it just yet (part of it is because I’m afraid I’ll jinx it), but if everything works out, it could be a real sweet gig. I’ll keep you folks posted. This is my last week at the paper, and I could not be more excited about that. I know, it seems weird that I’m excited to not have a job, but it just feels so right, like a break-up that needed to happen. Besides, I could be starting something new as early as next week, and if not, I’ve got freelance stuff to hold me over for a few months. Sometimes it sucks to be a creative person, to always feel that burn for something new, but it sure is nice that I can freelance; some people don’t have that luxury, so I’m thankful for it.

Bloody Screens

So I got Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (or ‘Codmow 2’) and I managed to pull myself away from Assassin’s Creed 2 (LOVE IT!) for a few hours to play it this weekend. Overall, I’m not crazy about the single player campaign. Sure it has some huge action-packed set pieces, but it also feels hollow, lifeless. The story is over-the-top and quite silly, and I’m getting tired of how most of it is told through those lame digital readouts and maps between levels. It’s still a fun campaign, just not as exciting as the first one.