And… We’re In!

Moving house. It’s oh-so-incredibly not fun. I moved into a new house ready for my final year at university on the 26th of June, where I have been without internet and key items of furniture for the past three weeks, luckily in my possession however, I was able to unpack the following key items:

1. The Big Blue Ball

I’m not sure what this Big Blue Ball is for exactly, but I acquired it once moving, and as you can imagine it was quite easy to unpack. It’s either a bouncy footrest or an item of seating/self-humiliation tool hybrid, with the added potential bonus of serious injury on the carpetless floor residing below it. The Big Blue Ball is also a memoir of my last housemates, although the transition of moving away from two fanatical gamers is made easier by the fact that I’ve moved in with two different fanatical gamers, one of whom recently completed Spyro in a single sitting without a memory card (respect) and another who battered an enormous spider with a hoover (even greater respect).


Alone it meant nothing, but once it was standing united with my…

3. Playstation 3

…I felt like I’d made a home. As you can see I had ample seating all to myself, between two three-poster sofas, two armchairs, and one big blue ball, I somehow managed to squeeze my whale-sized frame in front of the TV and devolve in front of Wipeout for my lonely, internetless, (and occaisionally housemate-less) weeks. It was incredible. Don’t get me wrong, I’m used to sofa lounging in front of a game, but I can’t get my head around how much space there is. I maintain my stance that the Fury DLC is the sexiest thing I’ve ever downloaded from PSN. It’s just stunning. The wooden floor makes it particularly easy to mop up my drool afterwards.

4. Red Thunder

A bargain of energy drink goodness from Aldi, Red Thunder is a cheap yet effective ally against Wipeout’s Zen Zone. (I’m not sure if that’s correct, sometimes caffeine turns me into a gibbering wreck unable to string a coherent sentence together.)

So as you can see, despite missing a few essentials, my Big Blue Ball, HDTV, PS3, and Red Thunder have kept me rather happy (coupled of course with the video games). Now you’re seeing the world through my eyes, like some strange dog with selective colour vision.







3 responses to “And… We’re In!”

  1. Markatansky avatar

    Maybe the big blue ball is somehow invovled in with the question for the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. :O

  2. Markatansky avatar

    Wait, not “involved”, that makes it sounds like it’s actively conspiring.

    I meant “connected”. Or is that just as bad?

  3. The Rook avatar
    The Rook

    I recently had issues with my net connection where I couldn’t upload, this meant e-mails, sharing links, posting on forums, uploading pics were all a no no. I lived like that for a month. Now that is was resolved this weekend, I felt like a kid with a new toy. However, no internet AND no console… I don’t know if I could have survived. Well done on making it through.

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