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I've stopped my rambling, I don't do much gambling these days
It will come to me, as I was had a particular subject I wanted to write about an hour ago.

Oh yeah that's it, computer games. My recent tiredness hasn't helped by mu current addiction of playing Advanced Wars on the Gameboy Advanced but on my Mac. Yep I use an emulator because I like having a bigger and brighter screen. My brother does have the game as cartridge so whether I'm playing it legally or illegally is another question. Anyway it's an absolutely addictive strategy that fits in with all the current question of war in Iraq. Maybe George Bush should play this as it will teach him all about guerrilla wars and getting ambushed. This is the first computer game that I have played more than a few times since before the millenium. Computer games just don't really interest me too much, Tetris, Solitaire and Mario Kart I can pick up, have a 10 minute go and be done with it. Advance Wars is a new level of gaming.

At the risk of sounding like a bitter money grabbing get, a friend and ex-colleague of mine has just found a new job after trying to get out of his position for a while and he is now earning almost as much as me (okay I don't earn that much for my position, I am on the lower end of the scale). That's nothing out of the ordinary apart from the fact he's still in his teens and I've spent the last seven years trying to build/start a career and have only slowly got that little further. Maybe the wait and see approach is worth it in the long run even if it does mean a lot of inbetween headbanging, whereas I am the go out and seek opportunities type of person if I feel it is right. Anyway good luck to him, he is very talented and his new position will serve him well. I'm not jealous at all because I have different skills and expectations for life.

As the end of the year approaches I better start getting together my list of favourite records of the year. The difficulty is that I am stuck in this academic timeline so I am not even sure when I first a lot of the records. So for example a great record like The Funerals Pathetic Me I keep thinking I got this year, but just looking at the review it was from mid last year. That can't be right?!? Anyway I'll probably end up sticking it into this years list because it wasn't in last years list. It's going to be a tough choice this year because of the even greater amount of music I have heard this year, and in particularly the last month. I'm inhaling 20 albums worth of new music a week. Yes I do like the Room On Fire and some tracks that only 20 other in the world will have heard from my record label.

Back to commanding my army...



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wise words mate
Posted by Aamir @ 12/10/2003 06:14 PM GMT