Friday, January 19, 2007

On the mend

I'm getting better, slowly but surely. I was able to work on my book this morning and made it through a full day of work. And now it's Friday, so I can take the whole weekend to rest up. Though I do have a hair appointment tomorrow afternoon and I might try to make my RWA meeting on Sunday. (My friend Jennifer O'Connell is speaking so I'd really like to try to make it!)

I was also able to wear my new Uggs out of the house finally! (To the person who said I should just wear them around the house, I did, I did!) Yes, it's the little things in life that make me happy.

Oh and speaking of happy making - I also got my author copies of "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest." I can't believe the book's out in a couple weeks!!

Has anyone seen the HBO series ROME? Out of extreme sick boredom I hit the videostore and rented the first two discs of the first season. Totally digging it so far.

Tonight I'm plopping down in front of my computer and playing the FINALLY released Burning Crusade expansion pack for World of Warcraft. I actually got it yesterday, but I had promised my "I don't want to pay for overnight shipping" friend I'd wait for him to get it, too. So I'm a couple days behind everyone else.

I know I'm speaking another language (geek speak!) to some of you, but others I'm sure have friends/boyfriends/husbands/children who have this week disapeared into the depths of the computer room asking that dinner be delivered and engagements to be cancelled so they can level up to 70 and collect the new epic loot. :) It's an addiction more than 5 million strong so I know at least I am not alone.

In any case, my Moongazer heroine is a videogame designer so actually I consider it research. I need to do LOTS of research.

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Marianne

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a total video game nut myself Mari. I love video games and I am really good at them. But I don't go for the games where you have to shell out money first for the software, then money for a membership fee to play the game. In other words, online games are out. It just bugs me that after paying 50 bucks for a game, you still can't use it until you pay a membership fee, which you then have to pay every month to keep using the game. Therefore, I have never played Warcraft.

Marianne Mancusi said...

I know what you mean, Kathy. I stayed away from MMORPG (Massive Multi Player Online Role Playing Games) for a long time for that reason. But finally I broke down and tried one - and was instantly hooked. They certainly take a lot of your money, but they are also constantly working to make game improvements so the game changes as you play. They have Christmas events for example, or open new areas. I think of it as sort of a club membership. You gotta pay to hang out, but at least they upkeep the facilities! :) Like the gym, but with less calorie burning. hehe.

Anonymous said...

Well, I admit I have always wanted to try Warcraft but I live on an extremely fixed income. I just can't afford to first pay for software and then pay for memberships on top of it. I miss out on a lot of RPG games because of it, but I can't afford them.:-(

Diana Peterfreund said...

My fiance has finally gotten me to play WOW with the BC expansion. I'm now a level 9 blood elf huntress. I'm told that in one more level I can have a pet, which is my goal.

Marianne Mancusi said...

It's about time you got hooked on WoW, Diana!! I hope you and Sailor Boy have separate computers or soon fights will ensue! I have a level 38 hunter that I've been leveling and I really like her - especially cause of the pet thing! Right now I have a dinosaur as my pet but I might upgrade to a panther soon. :)

MAR