Happy July 4th!

Meaghan and I enjoyed a wonderful independence day weekend and for a chance decided not to log into the World of Warcraft.  We’ve been feeling for a couple of weeks that it might be time to take a break and that thought finally came to realization on Friday.  We’re taking a couple of weeks off to evaluate our desire to remain active participants with our friends in the virtual world of Azeroth.

This weekend we have enjoyed an afternoon party on Friday, a lovely dinner out at Stanfords, some glorious weather, and the opporuntity to spend some time together and relax.  I got the idea in my head to make a pizza together and so on Sunday afternoon we headed out to the grocery store to get a pizza base, some sauce, cheese, and a pack of pepperoni.  We didn’t exactly make a pizza from scratch, but we had fun smearing the sauce over the base, sprinkling cheese, and then arranging pepperoni pieces.  Ten minutes in the oven and “ding!” home-made pizza. 🙂

For those of you who own a Nintendo Wii, Meaghan and I picked up a copy of the latest Zelda game: Twilight Princess.  So far so good!  We’re playing through it together and despite some early frustration with the fishing mechanic in the game we’re having a lot of fun.  One of the things we both really enjoyed about Warcraft was the collaborative aspect and we were keen to keep that up and find another game we could play together rather than disappearing to our respective corners.

In other gaming news, I discovered the joys of the game Portal as part of The Orange Box, which I also picked up this weekend.  If you haven’t played this one yet I highly recommend it.  I’m going to write more about Portal and The Orange Box a little later on.

On Saturday night I went over to my friend Jesse’s house to enjoy the latest UFC and had a lot of fun catching up with everyone and seeing Forrest Griffin defeat Quentin “Rampage” Jackson despite it going to decision.  I bet against Forrest in our pool but actually wanted him to win so although I came in second on points for the night due to that fight, I still won in terms of that fact that Forrest is now the new titleholder.

All in all a really great weekend and a great portend for the coming summer!

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