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Pressies and Pissed Pile-Ups

Hi, everyone. Yes, I know; no new postings in quite a while. No wonder the site looks a little all-over-the-place! My own fault; Ive been a little depressed since Saturday evening. As a result, over the past few days Ive been spending a little time in front of my PC as possible. Thankfully, I have a rather nice distraction: The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Thank you very much to those responsible; you know who you are!

Well, in case you dont know, we have a new car; a silver 2002 Ford Laser GLXi hatchback (were going to call her Argenta). Shes a very nice little car, and a very welcome gift from Dad, who sourced her from his works fleet. Were planning to give her a good run on the weekend; probably up to the Central Coast. Were long overdue for a visit to my Aunt Ned and Uncle Joe (hell, we still owe them a bloody Christmas present) and are thinking of surprising Ben Lucas. (Wait a minute hes on the IMAGinewS list, isnt he? Damn.)

There was also some consideration between Boots and myself of seeing The Chronicles of Riddick (the movie, not the game) this weekend, but were still feeling the crunch from my most recent abuses of my credit card, so I think well wait a couple of weeks.

Dan and Gav dropped over on Sunday for a little while, and we played some Burnout 2. It turns out race mode is two-player only, so we stuck with Crash mode and had some fun. Now, Im not entirely sure about this like I said, I wasnt feeling great after Saturday night but after comparing Sunday evening to when Dan popped over earlier in the week, I think Crash mode is more enjoyable after consumption of alcohol. Not lots, mind you; just enough to get you a little tipsy and silly. You find yourself falling into Commentator mode much more easily, and wiping out a whole intersection full of cars, trucks and buses is just more fun somehow.

Anyway, I shall leave you with these musings. I have more to come, but its on a separate topic entirely, so I think its better to have it in a separate post.

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