Friday, January 12, 2007

and sugar, we're going down swinging...

A few friends and I have been playing Ultracorps for the last few weeks and I regret to say that it is going quite poorly. Unfortunately I made some key tactical errors early in the game that, over time, allowed some truly cruel and despotic types to essentially ravage their way through my lands. (No, that's not entirely true...I take responsibility for my mismanagement of the game's strategy, although I will maintain that I think I got on the wrong side of the element of chance in a few of those battles.) So now the decision becomes: Should I fortify my existing worlds as best I can, or should I go down swinging, in a blaze of glory? The blaze of glory is tempting, but even benevolent despots have to think about their obligations to their people.

There have been quite a number of developments around here as of late. I've taken my first driving lesson in about 6 or 7 years (and driven for the first time in a year and a half) and it actually went very well. I felt much more calm while driving than I've ever felt before, and I must say that a good teacher makes a world of difference. I even drove on Bayfield St. in Barrie, which is one of the busier, scarier street that a new driver could ever hope to avoid. Hopefully I can keep the sense of security up and keep going with this, 'cause it is time.

I also got a new job for the second semester. I'll be returning to one of the schools where I did placement last year for two periods a day. A friend from the Section back at Nip is there too, so I think that this will (hopefully) work out well. Plus, moving out of my parents' house will probably be a good thing.

Well, it is time to go greet the day! I hope yours is a good one.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

"Cruel and despotic"... the fact that my first feeling was flattery probably does not speak well of my character, does it?

Despot to despot your play was inspired barring those first few misteps, and I only whacked you because you were the only threat I feared. Don't count yourself out, holding on as you have as squandered many of my resources, you have life yet.

Mrs. Taylor-Desroches said...

Amusing, really. You're beginning to drive, and my license is being suspeneded until my depth perception and reaction time improves. (Indefinetly, perhaps.)

Chasing Daylight* said...

Rhi! You're driving? And moving out of the parents house? You're growing up so fast...

Really though, I'm uber impressed by the driving in Barrie - - the weather has been crazy and well, its a busy city to drive in...you rock.