Christmas Eve was mildly fun, if I’m remembering the correct day. We got Long John Silvers and opened gifts. My parents got me Star Wars and The Walking Dead shirt and pants. Christmas Day wasn’t as fun. We eat dinner around 1. Unfortunately lately, I’m not even up around that time, so I had to set an alarm to wake up and then get ready. My mom is a pretty negative person. If she has a problem with you or something you do, she’s going to tell you whether you want to hear or not. Repeatedly. I was over here with the kids, they were playing games and I was minding my own business and I guess she started arguing with my brother about dumb shit. My dad is over here cleaning up, begging her to drop it and move on, but like I said, she will keep going regardless of anything. He was actually getting pretty animated over here, pacing back and forth. He’s usually a pretty calm guy and puts up with a lot from her. I’m not quite sure how he does it really, because my patience with her is nonexistent. That’s a horrible thing to say about your mother, but it’s true. She doesn’t have a nice thing to say about anything or anyone. She’s so toxic to be around. You’d think by 30, our relationship would be better, but I think it’s worse now. The only time we seem to get along properly is when we go days without talking to each other. It’s weird when I’m over Nicole’s, her parents seem to like me so much and they’re both pretty positive people, even with everything they go through. Her mom laughs and jokes and loves to have fun and it’s such a pleasant change than what I’m used to here. Whenever I leave, they always ask when I’m going to be back and tell me they hope it’s soon.
New Years Eve was pretty disappointing for me. I was excited to spend it over Nicole’s, but she was busy, so I didn’t get to go over. My second choice was spending the evening was drunk, but my brother likes to not buy me the alcohol I ask for, 8 months later and they drank what they had, so I rage napped and woke up with ten minutes to spare. There’s a new Diablo season coming out soon, so we’ve been playing the PTR (test server) to try out new builds. I think I actually spent most of New Years Eve trying to reinstall Windows on my computer. Crystal found me a Windows version with the updates installed up until November, so I thought that would save me some time. At 2 am, I got the bright idea to reformat and install. I spent an hour trying to install it from that disc, but I kept getting errors. During all of this, I’m swapping my ram out and in to different slots to see which one works and which doesn’t. I ended up using the version of Windows I already had and it finally installed. Except I installed it on the wrong drive. I accidentally formatted my backup hard drive. I later realized I have all or most of the stuff saved on my laptop, so I don’t feel as bad now. I installed Windows on the right hard drive, my SSD and then installed the motherboard and graphics drivers. So far so good. I was downloading three or four programs at a time all night. I wanted to get Diablo out of the way since it was so big, so I left that download. I ran Windows updates, everything went smoothly and I haven’t gotten any errors, minus one, since I took out the other stick of RAM. As I was downloading stuff, I got a boot error. I got that one before, so I had to unplug my SSD and plug it back in and it’s been working fine since then, knock on wood. I went to Newegg to see about returning it, but they said they don’t offer returns, but you can contact the manufacture and they’ll handle it. It’s been less than a year, so I shouldn’t have any problems getting it returned for a new one. I emailed them on Friday, I think, so hopefully they respond soon so I can get a new one in here and back in business.
A week or so ago, I bought the latest GTA (Grand Theft Auto) on Steam while it was on sale. I never got to play it because of all the problems I was having, but last night, I finally tried it out. It’s a massive download, like 60 gigs. I had to play through a bit of the prologue, so I could play online, but I had tons of fun. I’m excited to play through more of the story, but I’m notoriously bad at multitasking games. I haven’t played Pokemon in awhile because I’ve been so caught up in Diablo, plus my sleep schedule is absolute garbage. It’s 5:37 am as I type this and I haven’t been going to bed until 9 or 10 am and then I get up anywhere between 2 and 4 pm. It doesn’t help that I eat late at night, take random naps and am massively indifferent towards everything. I picked up a blue PS4 dual shock controller yesterday so I could play GTA easier on the computer. I’m repeatedly kicking myself for not buying one while it was on sale. I was tempted to get Burnout for $5, I love that game, but then I saw that it only included one DLC pack, so I passed.
I still haven’t seen Star Wars, not sure when I will. I could download it, but I feel like that’s one movie that deserves to be seen in theaters without shitty quality video spoiling it. I have read spoilers, because I thought for sure Tumblr would spoil it for me before I got to see it, as they’ve done with a few other movies, but surprisingly they have not. This afternoon, Crystal said Erwin was selling his Playstation 4. I don’t really have much of an interest in console gaming these days. I haven’t played my PS3 in over a year, it’s not even plugged in, but I felt like I couldn’t pass up the price. Plus Tim and Kris are massive enablers and talked me in to it, so in a few days, I’ll have a PS4. I was feeling meh about it for a bit, but then I looked up some games for it and now I’m pretty excited. The Infamous games alone will be fun to play. I’ve always been a huge fan of that series. Journey, Killzone, The Last Of Us, Borderlands The Handsome Collection. They should hold me off for awhile when I finally get them. Now if I could stop spending money, I’d be set.
Lots of TV shows coming back in a few weeks. I’m really excited for The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. I need to catch up on Castle and finish season 2 of Fargo. I’m sure I had other series to watch, but nothing is immediately coming to mind. (Edit: Grimm!) I recently watched this show on Netflix called Making A Murderer. I marathoned the fuck out of it. It’s only 10 episodes, but it was really suspenseful. Not in a scary way, just that you wanted to see how things turn out. Insert the proper word in there. Engaging? It’s a documentary, filmed over 10 years about a guy who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.