Strenuous Saturdaily RL: GF and I took a long stroll around our local area today, for the first time since we moved in. Surprisingly for her, she wasn't robbed at knifepoint the minute she stepped out the door (she's very paranoid about crime). We found our local library, our local Doctor's surgery (been on the to-do list for ages), a local garage as well as giving some old clothes and CDs to charity. We still have a lot of cleaning up to do around the house, and I want to do a lot more job/furniture hunting before I rest but it'll be fun to unwind and drink cheap and nasty beer (Carlsberg) in a clean house on a Saturday night. D2: I lost my L69 HC Static Enchantress in NMA5 last night, in MP with Pijus. It really threw me, and I put the game down for the rest of the night. OVG: Tried to MP with TheReadMenace but for some reason we couldn't ping each other. I had a 450 ping to Hong Kong, but couldn't get a ping to Texas at all. We could both connect perfectly well all over the interwebs. Very frustrating. It was 2AM my time by then so I packed it in. I bought Civilization III Complete Edition on Steam for Â£3. I'm playing it on Easy as I haven't played Alpha Centauri for ages and I'm out of practise. It's a lot of fun, but for a pacifist Ghandi's putting up quite a fight to the Roman Empire.