I seem to have blogger writer's block. I haven't a clue what to write here these days. I have nothing of interest to share. The stories around me are pretty banal. I'm quite amused by Celebrity Big Brother at the moment Does any other country do this? Put a bunch of A and E list celebs (that's not to be read like "accident and emergency, ok) in a house together for three weeks and watch the egos percolate? I'm addicted, and I'm not even a celeb crazy sort. I can tell you about 3 instances I've had conversations with famous people and never even knew who they were...I'm fairly hopeless. I'd easily be the most unpopular person in LA if I was ever cursed to live there. So far, Dennis Rodman is my favourite. He seems to have a very straightforward way of looking at life and fame. He's pretty stongwilled; where others are reduced to tears already talking about "It's so hard to be MEEeeeeee...wah." he just shrugs, tells them to get the fuck over it and walks off...moaning about how he really needs to get laid "Three weeks with no sex, it's going to kill me. Impossible." Seems we all have our demons...*moan* where's all the chocolate gone?
In good news though, I've not got writer's block in my actual writing. I'm well into a Mother/Daughter teenage comedy, and also writing a fun game program with the Hubs. That's been a lot of fun, just writing out puzzles, and maps and mixing up storylines from a few of my favourite genres, including Zork. You know Zork don't you...SafT will know Zork, I'm sure. It was one of the original text-based adventures written in the 1980's, by a company called Infocom. You can download the games for free now here and being text based, they're only small files, although they were pretty expensive when my brother bought them for his Commodore 64...on floppy disc...the big ones. I remember my brother had made some amazing maps of the mazes and dungeons, that was half of the fun of these games, but a few years ago (okay maybe 10) Hubs and I bought the Infocom Treasury (which after a long search I can't find anywhere on the internet...so maybe worth a fortune?)(No no, just need to search under the right phrases, dumbass. Here it is! and there's a II version...gonna have to get that...) which included all of their games, maps and books of back story and history. If you decide to play cork, and I highly recommend you do, my only piece of advice is: Take the bird!! That's all I'll say. Try a game that didn't rely on sound cards, graphics cards and a team of programmers to make the story came alive; all you'll need is your imagination.
I really enjoy rediscovering these games every few years, once I've forgotten about them. Anyways, that's what's been going on with me. Sassy-Face goes back to school tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to getting the house back to semi-quiet. It'll be nice to be able to clean without feeling guilty for walking back and forth in front of the TV all day.
What's up with you?