It's amazing how fast time can pass you by. I was faced with about 6 hours of time to myself yesterday, in which I thought I might do something actually productive. I didn't have a clear goal or purpose, but I don't get that much time very often.
Myself, being a gamer, I decided to open up World of Warcraft for a little while. Anyone who has ever played World of Warcraft (or WoW for short) knows how much of a mistake this was. I was still quite inexperienced at the game (I had gotten it last month, November 15th-ish). My character on the game was considered a "low level" character. My travels in the game had led me to a port town called "Booty Bay", a major town that connected the two major continents of the game.
This place seemed like a good stopping point for my repetitive "quest grinding" (plus I feared my equipment was out of date for the current level of my character), so I decided to enter some dungeons with a random team of other players. After completing a short dungeon run, which went rather smoothly, they asked if I wanted to do another as a group. I thought about it, looked at the clock, and saw that I still had plenty of time. "Yes," I replied, and we went on to another dungeon. But one dungeon led to another which led to another. I didn't get off of the game until I had wasted 4 of my 6 hours on this one game. I was disappointed.
Once I did manage to break away from the game, I decided to search YouTube for some interesting videos. I came across one that offered a well known piece of software to be free! "Too good to be true," I thought, but even though I knew this was illegal, I tried using this method of obtaining the software. Unfortunately, the method did not work, but after reading the comments and seeing that it had worked for a majority of people for a long time, I was a bit angry. I quickly searched the internet (now knowing that obtaining this software could be installed for free) and found various new ways to get the program, but each time I tried a new method, they all ended in failure. Each failure made me more frustrated, and then determined to find a useful tutorial on how to get it. But soon I realized that it was deep into the night now. My time had long passed. I needed to get some sleep.
So, I learned yesterday the value of my time and how quickly and pointlessly it could be lost. It's a shame, there is no way of knowing what kind of things I could have accomplished in that amount of time. I really hope I will learn from this experience.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hello everyone who might actually read this. I'm not sure why I'm deciding to do this. It might be helpful to kind of get some stuff out everyone once in a while, but other than that I'm not really sure why I'm going to do this "blogging" thing. I'm not even really sure what it means to blog. I'm hoping it's like a virtual diary, because I guess that's what I'm going to use it for. Well I guess I should start by talking about myself. My name is Nick, as the title of this blog my imply. I'm a Christian, and I'm really devoted to that part of my life. I play keyboard and a little bit of guitar. I play video games a lot, and I'm really into the thought that video games can be an art form. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to cry when something amazing, heartwarming, or unexpected happened in a game, or when I've stared in awe at the beautiful worlds these games have put you in. So yah, that's pretty much me. Doubt anyone will ever read this but, I hope that this is kind of a hub for my thoughts. So that I can kind of look back on what exactly I was thinking about "that day". That being said I don't plan to update this everyday. Maybe once a week. So I guess this is it for now.