So tomorrow morning I will drive down to begin a new chapter in my life.. college. I will be attending the University of California Santa Barbara (aka UCSB). UCSB is home to beautiful beaches, beautiful sights, and beautiful parties (I hope). As some of you may know, UCSB was ranked the #2 party school in the nation by Playboy magazine in 2006 and #9 in the 2008 Princeton Review. I didn't choose the school for this reason, but I'd be lying to say I'm not looking forward to it; especially Halloween. Halloween is supposed to be like a circus at UCSB, with near 50k people coming to Isla Vista (the area all the students live) each year.
At the same time though, it will definitely be weird leaving the house. I've lived in the same house my entire life. Never moved... not once. Tonight I had a dinner with some of my family and they got really emotional over me leaving. When my aunts and grandma started crying it finally hit me. I'm leaving. I'll only be 6 hours away, but I'm going to be on my own now. The responsibility I have now are at least double what I had before. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also apprehensive. Going into high school I had 8 people from my grammar school transition with me. This time, I have 12, but out of the 12 I only speak to 3 of them, and none are really anything more than acquaintances. It'll be weird, but I'm looking forward to it.
Anyways, gaming wise I've been rather slow lately. I got Mercenaries 2 and had a blast with it. For about 5 hours. Haven't played it since Sept. 1 (release date was Aug 31). Then I bought Spore on the release date. Haven't touched it since Sept. 10 or so. The game is really cool, but at the same time very simple and repetitive. Some have said it feels more like a large tech demo than a game and I somewhat agree.
I've been playing a lot of Team Fortress 2, Project Reality (BF2 Mod), and Diablo 2 recently. Tomorrow, the 19th, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is set to be released. I'm really looking forward to that, as I loved the original. They've redone the game, adding more quests and redone dialog. And the best part is it will be a FREE download! How often is stuff given away for free these days? Especially in the gaming universe.
That's all I got for now. When I get down to Santa Barbara I plan on taking some pictures to send home and such. If they turn out decent I'll post them here as well.
Side Note: AC Milan really needs to step up their game. Losing to Genoa and Bologna is a terrible start to the season. Kaka looked horrid in the Genoa game. I know there are a few AC Milan fans out there, I feel your pain right now.