Loren the Amazon Princess, Pot Roast, and Snow Days
With the holidays concluded, too many Thanksgiving, Christmas, and reunion dinners to count, endless nights with family and friends, and the bulk of the busy season behind us in the businesses, we spent today in our pajamas as the snow fell outside, cooking a pot roast and working on some projects we wanted to finish. (Technically, we still have one Christmas celebration left, which was postponed until later this week.)
I did a terrible job keeping up on the blog during this time – there were new restaurants I meant to post, new books I finished reading, and new products I discovered. That’s how it worked out for whatever reason, but I still have all of it saved so maybe I’ll work them in over the next few months, albeit a bit anachronistically.
At the moment, I’m sitting in the downstairs living room, wrapped in a blanket, having my after-dinner coffee. I’m warm, full, and happy right now. It has been one of the best days I can remember in a long time, hanging out with the spouse, enjoying being; no real agenda. The only thing that could make it better would be if the BBC released the Sherlock premier over here in the United States now that it’s aired in England. I hate how things are so delayed between the two countries. It makes no sense.
A couple of hours ago, I managed to beat my newest video game as I waited for the server farm up in Michigan to replicate a new install of Magento that I want to play around with this weekend. It was an old-school turn-based RPG game I found recently called Loren the Amazon Princess from Winter Wolves Studio.
The developer put it on sale over the weekend and since it was an indie studio, I wanted to support them. It was really fun. I’ll definitely be purchasing any sequels they create. It has wizards and evil minions, mages and warriors. The expansion pack I bought also came with the official soundtrack, which I’m listening as I sit here and type. It’s going to be perfect for my endless-loop days when I have a certain track on in the background as I focus on reading through reports or plotting our strategy.
This game makes me want to find more like it. I loved those old choose-your-own adventure books and DOS / Apple II programs. I’m sure there is a whole genre out there like it, but I’m not familiar enough with it to know what is good or bad. Maybe I’ll do some research on Saturday if I have a chance. I like that they don’t baby you like modern video games. At one point, I made a wrong choice and my character just died. Gone. I had to load a save file. There was no warning; no “are you sure you want to do this?”. I made my choice and the consequences were dire.
I’m thinking that Magento install is probably done right around now. I changed my local hosts file so I can access it from the house, and would like to toy around with the administrative panel to see if it’s a superior platform to some of the ones we’re using at the moment.