a Thanksgiving 2012 Retrospective

So what did do over my Thanksgiving vacation, you ask???  😀

THE Meal
…was very good, and I don’t just say that because thankfully we’re already pretty much out of leftovers! We ended up spending Thanksgiving with some friends, on account of not having any family within about 1,000 miles or so, and boy, is it a whole lot easier just showin’ up as opposed to actually buying and preparing all of that stuff yourself! The last couple of years have always been a little crazy anyways because though we’d buy everything to have a full meal, the wife was always in a position that required her to work that day, so it wasn’t uncommon for us to end up consuming the entire meal in a matter of about 30 minutes.

All in all it was a quaint and quiet afternoon, I only got forced to watch a minimal amount of football, and then afterwards I got to go home and play video games all night instead…

Super Mario Galaxy!
So truth be told, this is pretty much what I did the bulk of the last four days … and it was GREAT!!!

Well maybe not so much productivity-wise unless you count Getting Stars to be productive, which I actually hope that you do because by the end of the weekend I think overall I had nabbed about 20 new ones! I honestly hadn’t even plugged in our Wii after moving this summer, so it’d been quite a while since I’d even held a controller, but once I popped in that disc and got settled into the couch, I really didn’t have much motivation to do anything but pursue stars around the galaxy to try and help a familiar plumber save his lady friend and whatnot.

And some of the levels I’m at now are really hard! I ended up resorting to YouTube walkthroughs for at least a couple of them – basically I only had a couple things before I could beat the game on Wednesday, so Thursday-Sunday were thereafter spent trying to collect all of the purple coins and do some of the other secret levels that you don’t find until way later in the game. Every so often I’d finally just get too frustrated and have to go hunt down one of the few normal levels that I hadn’t completed yet as sort of a sanity check.

At the time of writing this, I think I have about 89 stars collected, which still means that I’ve got 31 left to go for 100% completion?!

That’s gonna be tough because I really, really hate those Cosmic Mario races, and rumor has it there are also Cosmic Luigi races to unlock that are even worse… 🙁

Exercise … or a Lack Thereof…
It bugs me that I haven’t been able to do more of this because I got really motivated Tuesday & Wednesday, and then after that … nothing.

I don’t really like walking during the day, so I wait until nighttime but the last couple of days it’s just gotten ridiculously cold. So cold that I pretty much just want to curl up on the couch with Cleo and play video games…

Snuggle Puppy
No, not that one – Mom, please stop singing…

I think Cleo enjoyed me not being locked away at my computer desk the whole time because hey, the couch is more comfier and besides, she never asks for a turn at my game, either! 😉

Creative-Type Stuff
I didn’t really do as much as I wanted to on account of an unruly number of stars to collect, but I did put together a nice, little feature for Just Laugh that should be going up in the next couple of days. The first new feature of the new site, in fact – so there!

Other than that, well, I guess you could say that I probably won’t be playing Mario again for a while – back to work. 😕

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