January 8th, 2002

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This is hilarious

Although it might just be that i'm reading it at 3am =)

From http://www.penny-arcade.com/ about Final Fantasy X.

"Right about now, my airship is parked just outside the final confrontation, but I really have no intention of actually going in there. A kind of angry, bipedal can-opener with fetal alcohol syndrome makes its home in those parts, and I've decided that's not for me. As in other games of this series, you reach a point where things open up a bit and you can take part in rewarding exploration. I was only goofing around until I had a block of time to commit to the final events, but once your generic "goofing around" totals more than ten hours it's hard to write it off. I spent much of Sunday leveling up near a save point, and though I told myself that it was in preparation to complete the game, I knew deep down this wasn't so. And I can give or take the AP, which is Japanese for XP. I did it because nothing else matters to me anymore aside from the victory theme that accompanies each successful battle. Some weird-ass vegetable guys will get in my grill, and I will summon an agonized being that ravages them with the knowledge that he exists suspended in torment. That's an attack for Chrissake, you can choose it from a menu. This is assuming that they don't piss him off enough to see his Overdrive attack, which deals (on average) around fifty-thousand more hit points than the vegetable man's entire civilization. I destroy him and his kind, partly because they started it but mostly to hear the pretty music. They might learn to stay away, if any of them ever survived the desolation, the blowing up or the catching on fire."
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Today

I got up early (for me) and went to the car place in Irvine. They did the usual minor service checkup thing, and they checked my tires. They said that the left rear tire had two nails in it, and they'd taken them out and patched the tire up, so hopefully my car will be good for awhile.

I'd decided to reward myself for getting the new job (not that i'd done much to earn it, but hey =) so i stopped by Fry;s on the way home with the intention of buying the Rayearth boxed sets that I've been wanting for a long time. I'd checked the prices for them at Suncoast, and they were $199 for Season 2 and $149 for Season 1. Amazon showed them for the same list price with 10% off. Fry's had them for $149 and $129 *bounce!* =)

I wish my friend from the east coast was still talking to me. It was nice when i had someone to discuss new anime and video games with.

I went to costco after that and had lunch there. I looked at prices for computers, because i want a new computer, and cd players, cause my walkman seems to be broken, but didn't find anything uber-spiffy. I also looked at DVDs, but they didn't have much there either. I don't know if it's just this costco in particular or all california costcos, but it's got a pretty crappy selection of a lot of things compared to the one i usually went to in Washington.

I haeded home after that. There's something nice about cruising on the freeway on a sunny day with the window down and the music up. I'm back in that not caring about the world anymore state.

When i got back there was a note on the door saying i had a fed-ex package at the manager's office, and it was my new offer! *bounce!* And then when i checked email i found out that i'd won an ebay auction and gotten two (two!) emails from one of my best friends that i've been meaning to email for awhile =)

It's still sunny outside so i think i'm going to go outside and enjoy it for awhile =)
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