Trip to Portland, trip to CA, and other stuff!

So, I haven’t posted to this blog in about a month. Wow. The main reason being that after upgrading my video card and getting a bigger hard drive, I reinstalled a ton of old games that have had user made mods released over the past couple of years or whatever and started playing them. First it was Vampire Bloodlines and now it’s Oblivion again. I’ll write about them in separate posts, including which mods I’ve been trying. On top of those two, I’ve also played Call of Duty 4, Half-Life 2, and HL2 Episode 1 (thanks Aaron!).

Last weekend people in my guild who live in the Pacific Northwest got together down in Portland, so I’ve also played a bunch of boardgames and even got a chance to play Portal during our downtime. 😛 (Check out the Portal end credits song on YouTube!)

Oh, two more things.

My paper on WoW finally got accepted to Games and Culture (a SAGE publication run by Doug Thomas) pending minor revisions (which I’ll get to in January)! Only took a year… :/

This Friday, Robin and I head down to the Bay Area to hang out with my family plus our uncle’s family (him, his wife, their 3 sons, one of the son’s wife, their two kids, and an au pair). You might know one of my cousins (one of the 3 sons) named Leehom Wang, who apparently is like the biggest pop star in Taiwan and was the 4th billed in Ang Lee’s latest movie Lust, Caution. Unfortunately, he’s just coming to San Francisco for a concert on the 23rd and then flying back to Asia the next day. I was hoping to get to know him a bit better. It’ll be cool to hang out with the other two cousins and rest of them, though!  Leo and Stacy are totally cool people, and Leekai is like the smartest person in the world.

One thought on “Trip to Portland, trip to CA, and other stuff!”

  1. You can get an MP3 of “Still Alive” using a program called GCFScape (if you have Portal), or I can send it to you, if you like.

    Do you like Jonathan Coulton? He’s got some good songs.

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