When I look back at the greater part of this year I believe that I can label it a stressful year. Stressful for personal reasons, you know the sort of reasons that you don’t look for but seem to find you. The sort of events that you can’t predict nor want to happen, but just have to nut up and handle. They just seem to happen and you handle them the best you can. Although I would say it is hard to maintain a positive and happy attitude. Since I’ve been in a sad little haze I thought it would be better not to pollute the virtual reality of others with my forlorn thoughts.
I’ve intended to write posts, really I have, but never seemed to have the heart to do it. In my spare time I found myself watching videos, as I was offered trials for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crunchyroll and Blockbuster Video. I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed by all the content offered, and filled with the panic to try and watch as much possible to make a decision. I’ve come to the conclusion that too much video can be a bad thing, thus I don’t think I have the desire to continue my subscription to any of these services for now. Sadly another free trial was offered for Dramafever, when it rains it pours.
The other time killer was Angry Birds. My question is why are they so mad at the pigs. After a while I was pretty cheesed at the porcine green creatures too, as my failed attempts yielded smug smiles from these mocking cartoon piggies. I would become quite agitated after a while. I am not so sure it was effective as a stress reliever, probably more like a series stressful moments. After a few weeks I just had to lessen my game time. I tend not to play video games, but I think I can easily become addicted to such things.
Both of these distractions were aided by my purchase of a Kindle Fire HD. Since I have a growing Amazon library it made sense to get buy it. It has not been without hiccups. I had to return the first one as it just stopped playing video, which was one of the reasons that I bought it. Then there was a problem with Youtube last week, which was fixed yesterday. But for the most part it has been a fun little toy, especially since I’ve started sideloading apps. I will probably end up getting an Ipod Touch or Ipad Mini or maybe even an Ipad in the future, as my Itune library is a good size too. But for now my desire for a new tech gadget has been satiated. I will say that the Ipad Mini did not take my breath away. I had really high expectations for it, but it seems like a stretched out Ipod Touch for thirty dollars more. I think the new Touch is neat, but over priced. Well I suppose we shall see what Black Friday holds deal wise. Also I have to see if I will have funds for things that are quite unnecessary. I guess these are the decisions we have to make when we wear our big girl/boy pants. Sigh and sigh again…