Anyway, with PSN down I finally opened the Gran Turismo 5 case and started playing. I think I'm in love with racing games again. It's repetitive but I like challenging myself to get better lap times. The cool thing about this game is that they have alot of "normal" cars like Civics and get this, even a Prius. I wouldnt have as much fun if all I can drive are super fast cars. I'd like to know how a normal car operates at fast speeds and sharp corners. Also with all the tuning options it allows you to really preview how a car's performance inproves when you tune it. And it's not bullshit, they spend weeks at a time to just model one car's physics. So when I bought my Mazda 3 in the game and started racing it, I have high confidence that it can train me for real life, if I ever need the skills :-) Here's a 11 minute gameplay video of me showing you a "crash" course in how to get faster lap times.
stuff to keep me occupied since Playstation Network went down
I've been reading more, and I find it alot cheaper to borrow books from the library than to buy them. But on the way out from the library, I saw a large pile of books that were for sale. I decided to go through the pile and I found some gems for one dollar. There was an Atlas of the World, a relationship book similar to "men are from mars, women are from venus", and the first Twilight book. Yes freaking Twilight. Why would I read this? Because its not classy and super ignorant to be bashing something that I've never read. I may have said that Edward looks like a douche (because all you need to do is see a picture or trailer) but I've never said Twilight the book was lame. So I will eventually read this book and give you a review. This better not be one of those "porn for women" books where it goes: "and so Bella indulged in her fantasy, to be with two men at the same time: Edward was cleaning and Jacob was cooking". To be fair, if the book IS like that, I will read it all the way through before giving it a review. That relationship book is also very interesting, I just got it a few days ago and I almost finished reading it. I don't claim to be a relationship expert but I'll have some posts on interesting stuff I learned that may help you guys (and girls) too.