Aside from meeting the occasional deadline, my life these days is pretty repetitive. For instance, I spend a lot of time preparing baby food, because babies have to be fed every day (several times a day, even). When I actually finish reading a book or complete a project, it feels like something worth telling everyone.
Yes, this is rife with spoilers. However, I'm way behind everybody else, so who knows if you even care any more.
I enjoyed Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,
which Sweety played while I crocheted rectangles. It is easily the most attractive of the Zelda games, and what isn't innovative is pleasantly familiar. The Zelda games have an appealingly consistent internal logic that keeps the puzzles from seeming stupid.
However, there were a few problems. The localization seemed a bit off--strangely stiff in places--and one of the side-quests was really irritating. After collecting 60 plot coupons, you get...Finished the Harry Potter series.
It wasn't what I wanted it to be, although I enjoyed it. I'm starting again from the beginning to take my time and see what I think. I may post my thoughts, once they're collected.Almost finished a baby afghan
for a friend's baby, now almost a year old. I have completed the granny rectangles, and now I have to join them somehow. I keep hoping that I can use the yarn ends in some way, but maybe that's just because I'm not excited to work 60 yarn ends back in. It reminds me too much of Princess Zelda and the Plot Coupons of Unsatisfying Resolution. From here on out, it's one-piece crocheting for me.
After following shaenon
's advice about doing some of my own work every day, I completed a personal essay.
I haven't edited it much, and it may not be very good, but it goes from a beginning to a conclusion. (Then I stopped doing any personal writing, unless you count this.)