24 days of Xmas

Ask anyone these days what they think about students and no doubt the general consensus will fall into the lazy Pot Noodle consuming layabout stereotype.

I’m probably not helping the cause by going on to say I have a splendid 24 days holiday this Xmas season. For weeks now I’ve been slaving over assignments and other projects that kept being handed to me in what seemed to be a never ending supply of work.

Sadly during that time my gaming has suffered, sure I’ve managed to pick up the odd couple of hours here and there but I’ve seen nowhere near as much game time as I’d have liked to. As a result I’ve now got a number of games sat on my shelf waiting to be played.

With Fallout 3 finally managing to get a brief session the other night I’m slowly getting back into the stride of things but the likes of Gears of War 2, Mirror’s Edge, Banjo Kazooie and Tomb Raider are all left untouched, along with any new games that I’m hoping will make their way down my chimney in just a few weeks time.

Xmas is said to be a time to have fun, spend time with family and friends and let’s not forget getting fat on too much turkey and stuffing. For me this year it’s about catching up, in the words of Yoda: “Been away too long I have hmmm.”

Less than one week of education to go then I’m free… free for three weeks of pure gaming bliss. The supplies of Cherry Coke and bags of sugar filled confectionary are collecting as we speak, replacement batteries are on standby for emergencies… the countdown begins.

Now if you’ll excuse me, my thumbs are late for their weight training session (one cocktail stick and two cocktail sausages for anyone who is interested).







3 responses to “24 days of Xmas”

  1. Tony avatar

    Heh – I’m exactly the opposite. Now that I have my own job and flat (which is stuffed to the rafters with gadgets and consoles) it’s always when I go to see mine or my fiancés parents that I am gadgetless.

    I considered a PSP or a DS but I drive to work every day now so I wouldn’t get to play it whilst commuting, or at least not without breaking some pretty important traffic laws.

    I did once take the PS2 home with Buzz: The Music Quiz on it but my Dad moaned that the music on it was too modern!

  2. John.B avatar

    Gaming is very much my breaks from studying but I sympathise. I’m having a HELL of a time getting gaming in thanks to epic workloads.

  3. Michael avatar

    I only play on Sundays these days; I’m working all week, checking stuff like this the odd time and dossing about the rest of the time. Sometimes I’m just too lazy to play… if I was online, I bet you it’d be different. I’m working on that.

    Oodles of free time isn’t all it’s cracked up to be though.

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