Good morning Wasteland Wanderers! I slept in until 7:30 this morning! What the?! That’s uh-mazing! For someone who gets up at 5:30 every weekday, & whose brain doesn’t understand that weekends are for wallowing in bed for hours, that’s pretty darn great. I won’t be as enthusiastic in three hours when Ranger Mike wakes up. In fact, I’ll be ready to take a nap right about then. So let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.
Last Sunday, after 54+ in game hours, I benevolently took over the New Vegas Strip & finished this game:
Ok, I lied. I actually finished the game two weeks ago, but since it’s only one of four games that I beat before Rnger Mike, I needed to brag a bit. Thank you, thank you, no more applause, you’re embarrassing me.
Fast forward to last Saturday, where I learned a new random factoid, which I can’t wait to bust out at my next social gathering:
Alrighty, I couldn’t find a clip of the scene I wanted, which tells the origin of the idiom “O.K.” Yes, the correct spelling includes two capital letters followed by periods. The next clip is from Silver Linings Playbook, & directly follows the aforementioned scene which I can’t play for you. So rent the movie, it’s a lot funnier than the Oscar clips let on. This scene is usually how I feel after I’ve busted out my last random factoid & my social butterfly meter has expired.
Then, in a feat of chivalry unseen since Jack froze to death amongst the wreckage of the Titanic so that Rose could hog the floating door & survive (everyone knows they could have both fit on the dumb thing), RM shared with me his cold:
I called out sick from work Monday, but the rest of the week felt something like this:
I tried my best to be jovial & social at my desk, so then I could hide during lunch & conserve my energy for getting well instead of using it on witty repartee. Although I couldn’t help zinging off a few one liners when we were hanging out on break learning about fecal transplants from Dr. Oz. I’m not joking. Check out his website for all the details, because it’s grossly fascinating. Also, I’d be a great candidate for a donor. Heh.
Next, this came in the mail:
This game was made by a team of extremely dedicated developers in Ukraine, working in freezing temperatures, on gear smuggled from the US, with one tenth the budget of games of its caliber. Phenomenal. Ranger Mike & I are practicing our Russian accents (it’s my fav after the UK triad – English, Irish, Scottish) & I’m going to try my hand at making borscht & perogies tomorrow. We don’t just play games, we live them.
Oh yeah, while I’m picking up beets & potatoes, I’ll grab some Keebler Soft Batch cookies, because we’re both craving.
Alrighty, RM is up & urging me to eat some breakfast before I get a headache. I have a great recipe to post in Monday, one which I was too sick to type up this last week. Have a wonderful weekend, Wasteland Wanderers, and as always, aim for the head.
Rock-it Ruby signing off.
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