September 12, 2003
Over the Labor Day weekend, I went down to Fry's to buy a GBA game that Kelly wanted for Christmas. It was on sale, so worth the trip. Woe unto the geek, though, who travels to Fry's on a holiday. There were sales everywhere, and I didn't escape unscathed. They had a big rack of games on sale, and Primal was there for only $9.90! On my movie benchmark system, I'd only have to play for about four hours to get my money's worth. So I figgered, hey, why not?
It's creeping up on two weeks since I bought the game, and I've definitely racked up more than four hours. I'm about halfway through the first level, Solum. I'm pretty sure I'll finish that level, then I can either continue playing or put it on the shelf to gather dust.
Thing is, what's made it so easy to play is that I moved the PS2 to the den. When it was in the family room, I often had to pass, because Jean or Kelly would be using the television or the exercise machine down there, and so it would have been rude to play a game. Now, with it in the den, my 'official' hangout, I can play whenever time permits and I'm in the mood. To think I moved it up here to facilitate watching Region 3 DVDs!
If that isn't enough, I decided to ditch the cords, and got a wireless controller. Makes things a bit easier without having to watch for the cord every time I shift my legs.
Posted by dpwakefield at September 12, 2003 10:09 PM
Woe's the geeks who travel to Fry's on a holiday in another state due to the fringe benefit of no sales tax on top of said sale prices. Pathetic or wot? *grin*
Posted by: Kylanath at September 15, 2003 08:56 AM
Yah, just about the best thing about Oregon (that everyone here agrees on) is no sales tax. Having a Fry's a block from work is another.
Posted by: Don Wakefield at September 15, 2003 10:11 AM