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The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
New shinys!
It's bonus time.

This is normally the time of year when I clear down any balance on my credit card (Christmas can be expensive!) and if there's anything left I treat myself to something nice.

This year was a little different because my bonus was a little better than usual; not quite the £300k the papers were talking about, but not quite the £300 I've got the last couple years!

That's lucky because my washing machine has given up on me. I think it says something about how I might have grown up a little when I get excited about a new washing machine - but I am!

Okay, I might not be *that* grown up, because I have also bought myself an Xbox, and a Zune, and upgraded my PC with a solid state drive so that WoW loads faster (oh-em-gee does it load faster now!)

In my defence, the washing machine does cost more than all my new toys combined!

The problem with buying new toys is that you then want to buy the accessories that go with them. A case and a charger would be nice for the Zune. Some games for the Xbox (I am borrowing a friend's games at the moment - the Xbox came without a single game bundled!!) A rechargeable battery pack for the Xbox controller would also be nice. This all adds up - especially when the average new title for Xbox costs between £30-£50!

So now I am broke (well - I have spent all my bonus) but I have shiny new things to play with.

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Current Mood: geeky geeky
Current Music: Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed

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seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: February 5th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Buying used with an Xbox is obv the way to go.
The old Grand Theft Auto games are cheap as chips now and still hilarious and exciting to play.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 6th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a fabulous idea! There's a store near where I work that sells pre-owned games... I shall check it out next week. :)
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: February 6th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
If you get into xbox live my name there is seattleforge as well. Have fun.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 2nd, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I added you... my name on the Xbox is Jibmoa
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: April 3rd, 2011 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
_mauler_ From: _mauler_ Date: February 7th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get Darksiders! :D
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