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Rants, ruminations, and rambling reports from the front lines* of the Massively Multiplayer Multiverse.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 12 - In Which I Thoroughly Bore You With a Slice of My Life

So Day 12 is supposed to be about a typical day IRL and/or online for me. This would be wonderful, if I had an interesting life. However, like many of you, I work in an office, not an emergency room or a police precinct.

I get up, get ready, and drop my teenager off at school on my way to work, where I stand at my 45.5" high desk and develop training materials for the classes I instruct and/or surf the web. There is a lot of writing and editing involved, mostly editing. I also chat with my coworkers, most of whom are actually out of town right now on assignment. A few also play MMOs, and we do chat about that along with other typical things: work, home, our weekend, etc.
I am lucky that I can eat lunch with my lovely bride many days of the week. At the end of the workday, I head home, picking up my high schooler and maybe stopping for some errands on the way.

We eat dinner, often as a family, and I spend my evenings either playing a computer game--right now it's SWTOR--with Sctrz or playing by myself (perhaps grouping online) while she does some schoolwork. I watch very little TV, and my reading has tapered off off late, as well.

If I am away on assignment, my workdays are longer, "on the podium" in front of a class. Then it's back to the hotel to relax, usually with a game. I do sightseeing on the weekends if the place is interesting enough. I also try to meet visit old friends and people I've met though blogging/gaming, when I get the chance.

What do I actually do while online? I quest mostly, sometimes I do some space missions, which I happen to really enjoy in SWTOR. They are the classic arcade-style relaxation technique for me, a lot like other rail-shooters of the past. Others have complained that space in SWTOR is is not basically a flight/combat simulator. I think they miss the point. But I digress. I do enjoy running a group instance occasionally, but I have only done PvP once in SWTOR. Maybe I should try again.

I really need to get in some exercise, either early in the morning or in the evening. The standing for most of the day helps a bit. It's better than sitting all day, which I did before getting my desk raised. But I do need to lose some weight and get healthier in general.

4 comments:

  1. Very cool, I've been curious about how your desk works since your last mention of it.

    If you ever make your way to Nashville, we should definitely meet up!

    PS - Sent you a friend request in STO, just in case you ever pop back in there.

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    1. I'll log in this evening and accept. I'm sure I'll be near Nashville eventually (Fort Campbell). I had to fly out of there during a nasty snowstorm last January (2011). I just wish I could take the last train to Clarksville.

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    2. Very cool, just drop me an email if you end up back there, and we'll do lunch/dinner, my treat!

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