// posted by Jessica in Holidays @ 6:42:04 pm - 6 Comments »
I hope everyone’s holidays went well!
I put up some pictures from this past weekend. Chance and Kelley moved into their new apartment and we traveled to Knoxville on Saturday to attend their apartment-warming party. Then, we traveled to see Ben’s family and my family on Christmas eve and Christmas day. However, there are very few pictures from Christmas because….I received a camcorder!! So, I may need to put a new “Videos” section on the site, hehe. I need to get a cable to connect it to the computer, first. And, my computer needs to work (that’s another story).
Well, it’s back to work tomorrow! We’ll be going to Knoxville for New Year’s and then, hopefully, get to stay home for a while. I’m sick of traveling.
// posted by Jessica in General @ 8:53:33 pm - No Comments »
My sympathies for the Kim family.
I had been following the story of James Kim, an editor at CNet.com, and his wife and two daughters. I had seen James do reviews of MP3 players and such on the website as well as CNet’s TiVoCast videos. They went on a trip from San Francisco up through Oregon over the Thanksgiving weekend and did not return when they were supposed to. After they had been missing for over a week, his wife and daughters were found on Monday. They had taken a logging road and gotten stuck in the snow. However, James had left two days earlier to go search for help. They found his body today. It’s so very sad. My prayers and sympathies are with his wife and children, who I hope grow up to realize that their father was a hero, giving up his own life in the hopes of saving theirs.
// posted by Jessica in Rants, Video Games @ 5:54:10 pm - 2 Comments »
Top ten reasons why I dislike MMORPGs…
10. More like a glorified chat room than a real game.
9. In addition to the $50 I paid for the game, I have to pay another fee EVERY MONTH??
8. They are just boring and a waste of time.
7. Having to play consistently so your friends aren’t 20 levels higher than you the next time you play.
6. Having to revolve your schedule around a game. Can only play when friends are on, can’t do other things if there’s a raid scheduled, etc.
5. Cannot get to higher levels without being part of some group. Which is fine if they are friends, but see #6.
4. Endless grinding to level up. Ugh.
3. The lack of storyline. They try to have a storyline, but it’s nearly impossible for a game in this format to actually have a good one.
2. The idiots that play them. (Not saying that everyone playing them is an idiot, but there are an abundance of “1337-speaking” morons on them.)
1. The “game” never ends. There is no sense of accomplishment from finishing it, because you never finish it.
I will direct anyone wanting me to play World of Warcraft or anything else to this post.