Life With a Teacher
It feels like I don’t have a whole lot worth talking about this morning. My evening was rather fragmented, in that I got home fairly early and then spent the next couple of hours trying to pass the time while waiting on my wife to get home. We had tentatively made plans to go out to dinner, and on a normal evening I would have fixed something and been engaged in a game by the time she got home. This school year has been rather rough for her, and she is spending silly amounts of time up at school grading and planning. It gets annoying at times because it is super hard to plan my life around her ever changing schedule, but I manage. There are certain aspects of being a teachers husband… that no one will ever really understand fully. We ended up going to a BBQ place near the Walmart Neighborhood Market, because my thought was after dinner we would walk over to the market really quick and pick up a few things. This seemed like a simple in and out trip, and we could get on our merry way homewards.
Fate stacked against us, and of all of the places to have “back to school clearance” I did not expect a Walmart Neighborhood market. For those who do not have these in their area, they are essentially a grocery store only Walmart, but have some minimal other items. As we were rounding the bend past frozen foods I saw that they had a kiosk of back to school stuff. I didn’t think anything about it, but next thing I knew we were sorting through all of the folders trying to pick out nine of each color from a mixed up bin of them. I cannot count the number of times I have had an experience similar to this one. There really wasn’t much space so my wife did most of the sifting through the folders but in the past I have had my hands knee deep in vats of assorted merchandise looking for that one item that matches the rest of the things we had pulled out. Part of being a teacher is trying to find all of the things you need for your classroom as cheaply as humanly possible, and while I am fairly used to it… it just surprises me sometimes when I am not expecting it. After all of the bin sorting… we got home a little later than I had expected.
When I finally got settled in for the night, I made a blanket cocoon on the couch and booted up Star Wars the Old Republic. I am now on this kick of trying to get through all of the story line that I have missed before the release of Fallen Empire. For this I am going to place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Disney. You cannot go anywhere right now without being deluged in Force Awakens merchandise, and with it comes an upwelling of all of the other movies that I am really damned nostalgic about as well. I have these designs on making a Marathon of the movies this weekend while working on the SWTOR content. It has been a really long time since I have watched the prequels, so I am honestly hoping I can bury the hatchet that I hold towards them. The prequels broke me, and came damned close to breaking my love of Star Wars as a whole. So when I heard about Force Awakens I was mildly interested, but now I feel like I am full on in the thrall of overwhelming feels towards the franchise I grew up with. I even went so far as to order the Disney Infinity 3.0 Saga Edition… because it was on sale and two I had enough saved up discover credit to get it essentially for free.
I have to say playing this game again… and seeing fresh content in it… reminds me of why we were so damned addicted to it for a couple of month period after launch. The story content is really good, and even though Makeb does not actually feature any “class specific” content I am absolutely enjoying myself. I did however take a break from Makeb last night to start working on the Section X content. I guess I played long enough to get that area unlocked for free, and with it should give me access to my very own HK-47 droid. From what I hear it is a rather lengthy quest and involves collecting bits on several different characters, including a Sith. Mainly I was told that if I cared about story progression, that I should go ahead and do that now before getting too deep in the new content. As you can see from my previous pictures I went back to the Jedi Knight robes as seen on the box art. I have to say I dig the Holowardrobe because it is way cheaper to change your appearance using it than re-modding your gear. There are a few of us currently going through this Star Wars nostalgia attack, which makes me feel kinda sad each time I interact with the person who held down the fort while we have been gone. I know that I am just here doing some MMO tourism… and as soon as I am done with the story content I will be gone once more. Even though I have not been playing a lot of it… Final Fantasy XIV is still my home base of operations.