Bad Moods, Games, and Portraits.

This morning I woke up in a weird mood. I don’t really know how to describe it. It was like I was irritated and frustrated at the same time. It’s pretty annoying to wake up in a bad mood. I saw Levi off this morning around 7:30 AM and then proceeded to sit down and play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning before I had to leave for work, hoping that playing the game would put me in a better mood.

The game is a lot of fun, and I can tell that a lot of hard work went into it. There are so many side quests that I just don’t know what to do with myself. I have this problem where I feel like I need to do every single quest, and in Kingdoms of Amalur it is kind of difficult to do them all and still maintain a decent progress through the game. In the 10 hours I have played so far, I have only just begun to make good progress in the main story line. Given my lack of progress through the main story, you might think that I am getting bored with it, but I am not. Even the side quests have compelling story lines and are a ton of fun. (Trust me, I’m an expert…I’ve done like 8 hours of side quests already.) If you’re questioning whether or not to buy this game, just do it. (This is coming from somebody who hasn’t seriously played a single player RPG since Final Fantasy X. None that I have tried since then have been interesting.) The only reason why I’m even blogging right now is because I thought I should let Levi play before we head to bed.

Tomorrow is going to be a really long day for me. I work at seven in the morning until four (9 hours..) and then after that I have to go home, get changed, grab my camera and head to Elmhurst Elementary School where I will be photographing portraits for a Father & Daughter dance. I did the photos last year as well and they turned out pretty good – I am going to be using a flash this time, so the pictures should come out even better. Right now I am charging up my camera batteries for the shoot so that I will, hopefully, be able to make it though the entire thing. (I’ve got two batteries, which should be more than sufficient.)

I need to get to bed soon, or I am going to be a cranky jerk tomorrow. I have so much to do tomorrow, and I probably won’t get home until around 10 at night.

Stephen Battey

Stephen is a 25 year old amateur photographer, blogger, and husband from Tacoma, Washington. He shares a cute ass house with his husband, cat, and two dogs. He generally hates all weather patterns.

Tacoma, WA