Sorry for the extremely late summary for November. I don't have much to say for the month.
Work is work. It's been kicking my butt pretty good this year. So much work pouring in and I haven't been able to keep up with the workload. I just want to scream and mash my own computer Office Space style. I know I really need to find a new job, but it's been so hard when I feel so tired every weekday coming home from work and using the entire weekend just to chill out as much as I can. It hasn't been fun into December so far.
Since work has dominated so much of my life, I really haven't enjoyed too of the finer things in life. At least my parents, despite their struggling business, have managed to do okay. My younger brother is doing fine as well. I'll be forced to use some vacation time from work in the week between Christmas and New Years in December, so hopefully I'll be able to relax and feel better about myself by then.
I participated in the Giant Bomb vs. GameFAQs Persona 4 Arena tournament. I got dominated in my matched and ultimately GameFAQs won in the battle of anchors. It was fun I guess.
I also did way too much shopping the week-of November 19, which includes Black Friday. You'll see a huge amount of new items in the purchases section below.
--New Video Game Handheld Purchase--
- Nintendo 3DS Red (Black Friday Best Buy Red Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land sale)
- 1 Year PSN Plus
--New X-Box 360 Game Purchases--
- Dance Central 3 (Black Friday Microsoft Store sale)
- Forza Horizon(Black Friday Microsoft Store sale)
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Black Friday Microsoft Store sale)
--New PSN Game Purchases--
- The King of Fighters XIII (Free with PSN+)
- Nights into Dreams (Sega PSN Sale with PSN+ Additional Discount)
- Okami HD
- Code of Princess
- Super Mario 3D Land (came with 3DS bundle)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (Gamestop Black Friday sale)
- Rock Band 3/Blitz: The Allman Brothers - "Jessica"
- Rock Band 3/Blitz: The Band - "The Weight" (Live)
- Rock Band 3/Blitz: Marcy Playground - "Sex and Candy"
- Rock Band 3/Blitz: The Modern Lovers - "Melt with You"
- Rock Band 3/Blitz: Nine Inch Nails - "Closer"
--New Music Album Purchases--
- Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes [2012 LP] (2 vinyl records)
- Grails / Pharaoh Overload - Black Tar Prophecies Volume 5 / Palmu [2012 Split LP] (vinyl record)
- Isis - Temporal [2012 Compilation] (3 vinyl records + DVD)
- Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast [1996 LP] (2 vinyl records)
- Mission of Burma - Unsound [2012 LP] (vinyl record)
- Mogwai - A Wretched Vile Lore [2012 Remix LP] (2 vinyl records)
- Pelican - Ataraxia/Texaxia [2012 EP] (vinyl record)
- Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings; Orchestral and String Works  (CD)
- Sharon King and The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way [2010 LP] (vinyl record)
- Swans - The Seer [2012 LP] (3 vinyl records)
- Tame Impala - Lonerism [2012 LP] (2 vinyl records)
- William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops [2012 Reissue Box Set] (9 vinyl records + 5 CDs + DVD + booklet; took advantage of music label's "Sandy Sale")
- Hanagai: I Don't Have Many Friends Volume 1
- Nate Silver - The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don't (non-fiction)