August 20th, 2012


I can has independent wealth nao?

I guess my big news for today is that it's an anniversary of sorts. A year ago today, I gave up smoking. I know this because I had my last cigarette standing outside Wellington airport at 4:30am, on my way to see Dr Wheel in Hong Kong. In February I had one puff on one at an event to see if it did anything for me (it did so I didn't have any more), and I can say with all honesty that other than that I haven't smoked at all. I don't really miss it, but I'm also not particularly noticing any differences in my life because of it, apart from not being self-conscious about how I smell any more.

I'm still glad I did it though.

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Last night we watched Bridesmaids. I'm not sure what to make of it. It passed the Bechdel test which was nice. Some of the moments were genuinely funny but it struck me as cringe humour, US-style. Kind of like Boy, Eagle vs Shark and Flight of the Conchords are cringe humour, Kiwi style. Would I be right? Bits of it made me cringe. I did like Megan though, she was made out of awesome. And I laughed a lot at the expression humour (loves me some slapstick too).

Meanwhile, I've put Mass Effect 2 aside for the time being. I know it's a good game but I'm just not getting into it. Partly because I prefer shooting fireballs to guns and I'm not really into the soldier thing, but partly because I'm still on a DA kick and maybe I just need to get over that. So I'm metagaming the series to create the perfect import for DA3. Don't judge me - it makes a difference right from moral decision one and flying my FREE ALL THE MAGES flag will alter several of the outcomes. Also: fireballs. Shut up.

[edit] Yeah so Happy told me I need more internet GRR. I did not expect Helen Mirren to be the one supplying it. I used to respect her.