Thursday, February 22, 2007

Breakin'

Ah, the simple pleasures of March Break. Sure, it's technically called "reading week," but there's no doubting what it really is. I've been home in Saint John NB (represent) for almost a week, and I'm proud to say I've accomplished nothing. Oh sure, I've done some reading and socializing here and there, but mostly I'm recharging my batteries and getting ready for the last month of classes. Here's what I've been up to:

- Watching movies: Babel (excellent), The Departed (ditto), Marie Antoinette (pretty good), The Science of Sleep (ehhhhh...not so much).

- Getting caught up on reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins for my prose fiction class. It's a superb mystery told from multiple perspectives that laid the foundations for modern thrillers.

-Played FEAR on the Xbox 360 'til my eyes bled.

-Updated this very blog.

-Checked out all my old haunts, and took in an evening of one-act plays at my old high school.

- Singlehandedly brought down two crime syndicates, a racketeering ring, a money laundering operation and a Tim Horton's that gave me a stale Timbit. In one day.*

- Challenged Kiefer Sutherland to a game of gin rummy, and totally almost won. It was really close.**


...I think I'm ready to go back now.

*Not true. But if we had a crime syndicate in Saint John, I would definitely bring it down.
**Also not true. But shouldn't you be out enjoying your March Break?

1 comment:

Julien said...

FEAR is such a fun game man. Scary as crap. I played through it over xmas break.