3 April 2002

Mystery leftovers

I just ate some mystery leftovers. I think they were remnants of the last time sara had Indian food. That would make them quite old, so I’m hoping the spices and the vigorous microwaving will serve to kill anything unpleasant.

In unrelated news, I went to the Alewife strip mall. Plan was to see if Staples had the new Sharp Zaurus Linux handheld (fat chance) and see if Toys’R’Us had PlayStation 2 memory cards. They did. They also had the two games I particularly wanted. So now I have a PlayStation 2, Rez, and Grand Theft Auto 3.

GTA 3 is amazing. I could spend hours just exploring the city, it’s huge. The attention to detail is what sets the game apart—I was surprised to find that I could take the subway around town. Then later I tried to take the subway downtown, only to find it closed at that time of day, with metal mesh over the entrance. Then it started to rain…

There are fogs which drift in from the ocean. Passengers comment on your insane taxi driving as they pay and make a run for it. Passers-by point out a passing blimp. Yuppies in SUVs yell at you when you’re a pedestrian, so you run after them, catch them at the lights and carjack them, ha ha ha…

Oh yeah, there are missions and stuff too…

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