Starting the working year with a wicked gaming hangover

by Seanba on January 3, 2010

It seems like every holiday break I prove to myself just how badly I need a career in order to keep myself alive and functional.

I’m reminded of an old Spirit of the West song, titled Home for a Rest, which is well known to my fellow Canadian ex-pats:

You’ll have to excuse me, I’m not at my best
I’ve been gone for a week, I’ve been drunk since I left
These so-called vacations will soon be my death
I’m so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest.

Except in my case I haven’t been drinking myself stupid, but I did play the living hell out of some great video games. And now I’ve trained myself to sleep between 4am and 12pm plus I’ve got a throbbing headache at the back of my skull that is starting to outsmart ibuprofen.

Bob Dob paints Mario and Donkey Kong drinking

Ironically, I can’t keep this up much longer. I need to get into the office for a rest.

Like every single game developer on planet Earth I dream of someday developing one of the games I’ve been thinking of for decades now. That may happen in some fashion in the future, but I guess I need to learn to manage my free time just a little bit better first.

Or maybe I just deserved a break – and there are certainly worse ways for a video game developer to pass the time than by playing (and enjoying!), you know, video games.

Perfect Knight: 100% Complete

Oh well. I’ll strike the right balance some day, but at least I finally managed to unlock every single achievement in Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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