13 July 2008

Going Country

Six hours on the road isn't really my idea of fun. It's boring, and has a tendency to make various things ache. I listened to a little music, stared out of the window and... that's about it. I had toyed with the idea of playing games on my MacBook, but it would probably have been too hard to concentrate in the car, and in the end the sun was too bright to even see the screen properly.

I'm up at my grandfather's place for a few weeks. He'll be 100 in less than a month. Which is impressive, but I'll leave it at that. This is a blog about me, after all. I don't want to talk too much about my family and friends. It's too easy to cross boundaries and offend their privacy. Anyways, I've spent my vacations in this little town called Nilsiä since, well, I've existed. It's a nice, peaceful place, even though they're making a little too big a deal out of tourism here lately. I come here for peace and quiet, after all, not to see hordes of upper middle class Russians on skiing holidays (or whatever it is they do in the summer). Just how many golf courses a town of 6000 inhabitants needs, is what I'd like to know.

As you can see, we've got an Internet connection here (and no, my grandfather doesn't use it), so, apart from my physical presence in the capital, there should be very little change in my activities in the near future. I might even get around to playing and reviewing a game or two. I've had a yearning to replay Loom recently, and managed to get it working on my MacBook with the help of ScummVM. It's a nice piece of software. It's just a shame that, although I have a lot of respect for them, I don't really have enough patience to play most games in the point-and-click adventure genre. Loom is probably the only one I've beaten, probably because it's quite easy and quite short.

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