My A/C stopped cooling last night. I tossed and turned until I realized that the apartment wasn’t getting any cooler. Stupidly, I decided to just try and fall asleep, which went on till 3 AM when I finally got up and opened a window. I fell asleep fifteen minutes later.
Getting to sleep at 3:15 AM, meant I got two hours and forty-five minutes of sleep last night. Surprisingly, I’m functioning quite well on this minuscule amount.
Yesterday, I started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 for the third time. My previous two attempts ended when I grew frustrated with the clunky controls. The first Red Dead Redemption is one of my all-time favorite games, and I love Westerns, but the controls on this game are so atrocious I’ve struggled to stick with it.
I really felt like I needed a relaxing game to play, so I started playing Skyrim again and Sleeping Dogs, but having beaten both games they struggled to keep my attention. I went ahead and re-downloaded Red Dead Redemption 2 and after loading my save file I searched DuckDuckGo and found a guide to modifying the controls so the game plays better. This made a world of difference.
I honestly thought I’d just ride around the countryside and relax while playing, but with the new controls I dove headfirst back into the story and started making progress. The slow pace of the game fit my mood as of late and I found myself enjoying my time with it. This excites me, because it’s been a long while since I’ve had a video game truly excite me. I’m hoping it’ll offer me a nice distraction over the next few weeks.
At work today, I heard several people say they need to get off social media, because the panic is affecting their mental health. I am so glad I closed all of mine up. I can honestly say I don’t miss it one bit.