Now I'm back home snacking on some cheddar & crackers because I don't feel like cooking and I'm too cheap to go out and eat. I'm planning on doing some bread baking tonight, some of which will go with me tomorrow night to the New Year's Eve party, doing some more dishes so I have room to do that baking, and otherwise just hanging out. Maybe I'll start on the next apazine. It would be kind of appropriate.
I got a copy of Microsoft's Rise of Nations as a Christmas gift and have been poking away at various scenarios. It's a frustrating game in a lot of ways, and despite its global reach it reminds me a lot more of the Command and Conquer games than it does the various iterations of Civilization. That's not necessarily a good thing, mind you; the repeated necessity of building cities, researching tech advances, and building armies and fleets with which to crush one's opponents gets extremely annoying in its repetition, especially with the time limit imposed. Still, it's interesting, and I'll probably keep picking at it a while longer before I get tired of it.