I made a mistake

I played video games! For way! too long! tonight! How long ago did I promise not to do a post that was just me saying I can't do a post for two months?

August 27? Damn. Oh well.

I've been playing Minecraft: Crash Landing. You already know that, if you've been following the blog. I need to go to bed in order to get up early, so I'm not going to link to any more old posts, now that I'm certain I won't be getting a night off out of it.

The thing about video games is, while I'm playing I can sort of pretend that the rest of the world to which I owe some amount of responsibility basically just isn't there. That felt good tonight, because tomorrow I have to get up at about 8 a.m. to make it to Reading at about 9 a.m., and I'm beginning to develop a mild hatred for Reading, solely on the basis of how far away it is. (That's offset by the fact that there are lots of delightful people in Reading, who are generally the reason I'm there at all.)

I hate driving. I'm not sure how recently that's come up here, either. But I really, really do. The first thing I would do as emperor of the world is install comprehensive public transportation systems, so the weird minority of people who like and are good at driving can do it for a living, and the rest of us can get on with our lives.

Of course, this would all be much better if, as I had planned, I had just gone to bed early. But instead, I put it off to play video games, because that made me feel better about the world as a whole, temporarily, to detrimental effect after the fact.

So, I guess, goodnight.