torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
1. I got a nice bike ride in today, a little over six miles. So far I'm doing really well on my goal to not only get out for a walk or bike ride on my days off, but to make sure it's a longer one and not just a mile or two. I stopped at Jamba Juice while I was out, which I haven't been to in ages, so that was nice.

One thing that sometimes keeps me from going out on my days off is I feel like it will take up the whole day and I won't have time for anything else. But all three of the longer outings I've taken so far this year, including the one where I got lunch and sang karaoke for an hour while I was out, have not felt like that at all. In fact, I've gone out fairly early in the day all three times (early for me, meaning mid afternoon) and then the whole rest of the day I've been surprised by how early it is, so it's actually made me feel like I had more time.

2. I downloaded the demo for Bravely Default today finally. I've been meaning to but it seems like every time I hear about it and think "oh yeah, I should do that!" I just never actually do. I played a couple times for about an hour or so total and so far my verdict is...I'm not sure! It's fun to play a real RPG again, as I honestly can't remember the last time I played one. But I dislike that the rebuilding your village thing relies so much on Street Pass, and I don't like it when you can choose your characters' job classes (it's too much choice! Just give me a set party!). I do think I'd like to play another real RPG sometime in the near future, but I'm not sure if I want it to be this or not. I will definitely be playing some more of the demo, though. You can access it up to 30 times.

3. Speaking of games, I have now got 100% for Worlds 3 and 4 of Super Mario 3D World and am working on World 5. I have got a few levels done in World 6, but then decided to take a break and go back and get the earlier stuff I was missing.

4. Verdict on the Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles = pretty tasty! I would definitely buy another tube if they still have them next time I'm at the store.

5. I finally watched both episodes of the Community season premiere and really liked it! (Though I actually liked last season a lot, too, and couldn't tell any difference between it and the earlier seasons.) The dean was great, as usual. "It's my i-dean-tity!" XD
torachan: nepeta from homestuck (nepeta)
1. My mom's birthday is next week and I've been meaning to get her some books but keep not thinking about it when I'm actually at the computer. Tonight I remembered and finally ordered them, and while I was at it, got myself a new wiimote and nunchuk, since I'll be sending the old Wii ones to Irene along with the Wii (she was going to take it in her luggage, but there ended up not being room).

2. Speaking of finallys, I also finally got my new iphone stand thingy set up. I have been wanting a stand for ages because I facetime with Irene several times a week and it gets really annoying to hold the phone the whole time (and sometimes my hand hurts), so now I will just be able to set it on the table and not worry! She had bought me one and brought it with her, but since I wasn't actually calling her while she was here and plugging it in involves getting under my desk, which I didn't want to do, I hadn't set it up yet.

3. TWO people called in sick today at work, both of them scheduled for the same shift (it's not so bad if one person calls in sick in the morning and one person in the evening, but both at the same time means there is only one person left). I called the three people who weren't working today, but my hopes weren't high, so I was resigned to spending my last several hours of work on the register once we were down to one cashier, but someone did call and say they could work! (And it was the person I almost didn't call because I thought it was so unlikely she'd say yes. She's an older lady who only wants to work like 15 hours a week and so far has said no every time she's been asked to work an extra day or stay even an hour or half hour extra.) So while I did have to spend more time than usual helping at the registers today, it wasn't as much as I'd feared and I did manage to get a fair amount of work done at my desk.

4. I've been playing Super Mario World tonight and wow, it looks so old! It's weird because even though it's a newer game than SMB 1, 2, and 3, for some reason I remember those better. Maybe I played them more? I remember being super excited about SMW when it came out and reading all these magazine articles before the SNES's release. I'm sure I played it a lot when it was first released, but I guess I didn't go back and play it much later? idk. Anyway, I don't remember anything. Also having just been playing New SMB Wii U means that I get confused about what I can and can't do a lot. ^_^;; Can't butt pound blocks. Can't flutter with Yoshi. Can't wall jump. Some of these things can be deadly when you think you can do them and then you can't. :p I also feel like I have no goal when there's not the three big coins to collect. I'm like, okay, I'm just going through the level, but not doing anything. Having the goal just be "get to the end" is weird. I'm not used to that anymore.

5. New SMB Wii U is also super awesome and fun, though. It's also really short and easy? I mean, Mario games generally are pretty short, but this seems easier than the Wii one. I beat the cloud world tonight, which means there's just Bowser land left, and while there are still coins to go back and get, there's not a ton. Most were easy to get the first time through. (I know for sure I've completely finished worlds 1 and 2.)

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