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Still here... [Jun. 28th, 2015|06:46 pm]
John
... and still holding on.

I've actually been doing relatively well, in some ways. I've been forcing myself to have some free time, and spending it in ways I choose to. Like burning through Star Trek Next Generation - I'm on Season 3 now. (I've never actually *seen* it before. I had one friend mention she didn't think it held up well, but I think it probably holds up better when you don't have to compare it to your memory of itself.)

I've also been hitting up my collection on Great Old Games (GOG.com) - specifically, the Wing Commander games. Why?

Well, Next Gen made me think of the excitement of deep space exploration, and Wing Commander made an offshoot, Privateer, which I'd never gotten very far on. So I ran through that (though I haven't succeeded on the last mission - getting there is sufficient!). Once I'd done that, I had to run through the original Wing Commander (Oh, lord, those graphics! But remember, this is what you got on a *286* unless you were rich enough to afford a 386!) and I've finally started on Wing Commander 2.

Back in the day, I was always jealous of people who could play games like that - I now realize that it was, as much as anything, the fatigue holding me back. I guess this is one of the reasons why playing through these games is more important than it should be.

I haven't been doing as much studying or tech blogging as I'd like - but I think I'm okay with that for now.

In the meantime, today I did a light workout, and I feel too-damn-tired, but my brain *is* still relatively sharp. Not sharp enough to focus intently, but it's working. I think I'm going to rest tomorrow, but I think I have to start seeing if I can do these light workouts again. It's like - if I can feel bad after working at half of my capacity, I'd better make sure that "half of my capacity" is more than I need to get through the average day.
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[User Picture]From: juliansinger
2015-06-29 05:44 am (UTC)
In case friendly folk watching along with you is something you might enjoy, the Mark Watches crew are watching TNG now, and are just about to finish Season 2.

(Mark's thing is that he basically missed pop culture, so he watches (and/or reads) things unspoiled and reacts to them, from a progressive POV. People enjoy watching (and/or reading) along with him.

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