Oh May

It's the beginning of a new month and all I want to do is get to the end of it. On the 21st, Brooke and I will celebrate five years of marriage, and we'll do that by heading off to Italy. We're going to spend some time with my parents who moved there in March 2009 for my dad's job. We're going to hit Florence, Milan, Volterra and Rome, plus we'll scope out my parent's city, Modena.

Brooke and I have only been out of the country once, and that was on a cruise in 2007 to the Bahamas, so that doesn't really count. We are so excited about the vacation, it can't come soon enough. We'll take lots of pictures of course, and I'll try not to geek out and climb on anything a la Assassin's Creed 2.

Since the end of the month will be filled with traveling, the beginning is going to be very busy, as Brooke and I work hard to set things up for our absences at our respective jobs. So I don't know how much I'll be blogging.

Late last week I downloaded The Witcher Enhanced Edition from Steam and started playing a bit of it. I'm really not a computer gamer, so this is an interesting change of pace for me. I haven't had too much time to play it, but I like what I've seen so far.

I also downloaded Metal Gear Portable Ops like three months ago and just now got around to starting it. Two things struck me at once: I no longer care for the heavy handed exposition in Metal Gear games (now I'm not sure if I'll ever pick up MGS4), and the controls are not so hot. After an hour or so with the game I stupidly downloaded the Metal Gear Peace Walker demo and played through that. The controls and overall presentation are so much better in that game that I'm not sure if I can return to Portable Ops. I was going to save that game for my long flight to Italy, but that new Prince of Persia PSP game is looking mighty slick.

Before this gets too terribly long, let's take a look at last month's goals. I'm pretty sure I did a terrible job at achieving them.