I haven't done one of these in weeks, and while my weekend was relatively low-key there were still some revelatory moments.
Playing Dead Space 2 can be scary...
...when your girlfriend is asleep on the couch behind you.
In the wee small hours of Saturday morning my girlfriend and I came home from a party, and I decided that would be the perfect juncture to start my first game of Dead Space 2. Lisa, on the other hand, decided she'd fall asleep on the couch behind me. I fired up the 360, perched on the edge of the ottoman, and eagerly (if somewhat blearily) waited to dive into the sequel to my personal 2008 GOTY.
While creeping around some corridor or another, pensive about what spring-loaded creature was to assault me next, I felt something brush lightly and quickly against my lower back. I yelped and fucking jumped a mile. Somehow I'd managed to keep hold of the controller – by rights it surely should have flown across the room – so I paused hastily and turned to see Lisa still shifting in her sleep, her foot still near my lumbar region.
Thing is, she fell asleep on the couch behind me the next night. Second verse, same as the first. God dammit.
Dead Space 2 isn't as instantly addictive as the first game...
...but I've got a good feeling it'll be awesome overall. My boss said he also found the start to be a bit slow (ironic, considering the cracking pace it starts off at) but by the end of it he considered both the action and story to have unfolded pretty masterfully. I'm not at the point where work was just an obstacle in the way of playing more Dead Space, but I can sense it coming.
Noodle auflauf is bloody tasty.
Courtesy of the boys over at the DnA Foodcast, I had a stab at making this dish and it turned out really well. Lucky it was yummy, though, because the recipe made three nights worth of dinner for my lass and me! One of my favourite parts of making it was the fact I got to use fresh rosemary and thyme from our wee herb beds out the back - convenient and delicious!