Well, I've completely embraced my inner geek and started playing World of Warcraft, a fantasy based massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORP). This basically means I can wander round a fully interactive fantasy world and hang out with some of my Aussie friends. I spent most of last night just following Andrew round getting a tour of the place and working out how to get my ill-proportioned character to make chicken noises and dance. I've switched to a slightly more mysterious if still badly drawn night elf now but so far I've only wandered through the forest culling the local pig population, fallen out of a tree sustaining only minor fractures and been killed by something resembling Dobby the house-elf with bigger teeth. Dying is cool because you turn into a wisp and race through a now black and white version of the world searching for your outer geek. This should keep me occupied for a while (the game, not the dying I hope!)
Here's a quick screenshot of my night-elf hunter (glorified groundsperson at this point) at pathetic level 3 status. I found the frock just before I logged off for the night, before that it was skimpy shorts and a singlet - no wonder my skin in blue! Looks like I'm part rabbit with those ears too. Need to level up and get some better threads ^_^
In other news I took the IRB's "Protecting Study Volunteers in Research" exam today so now I'm ethically ok and all that stuff. I'm just stoked because it means I've finally finished reading through the book of regulations, which means my coffee intake can probably go down now. Mind you, some of the case studies were fascinating and some were really hard to read, given they're based on real scenarios. Some of the things we do in the name of science! I'm hoping to have some new data to work on in the next few days, then things should get exciting again!
And finally, Happy Birthday Chris! I hope you have a good one. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you don't have to work so you can do something special, like OD on buffy ^_^
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