I did it! I managed to stay quietly at home for the whole weekend...It fully replenished my energy (I can actually get off the couch again...) and made me realize I needed a break a lot more than I had thought.
As far as gaming goes, I was able to finish Zelda: The Ocarina of Time over the weekend by beating this fella:
I also received in the mail yesterday my copies of Alien Hominid, Zelda: The Wind Waker and SaGa Frontier 2. Yet, after receiving all these games I decided that my next goal should be to beat Maximo:Ghosts to Glory.
This game is HARD for a 3D platformer. It' rare that you see (nowadays) a platformer where you have a number of lives and continues (instead of being able to restart from the last checkpoint an infinite number of times). But the greater the challenge, the greater is the rewarding feeling after it's successful completion. (unlike the pushover final boss from Zelda pictured above...I think the entire game was quite easy actually...)
I watched an old movie over the weekend as well. It's a Stanley Kubrick classic that I had never seen who was nominated for something like 6 oscars. The movie's name is "Dr.Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb" (phew quite a title eh?) It's and old cold-war era depiction of a rogue man setting off nuclear apocalypse due to insufficient controls on the nuclear arsenal and a strange set of coincidences. It's all done as a black comedy/satire. It thought it was pretty good and made for some interesting thoughts about the state of mind and priorities of the governments of the world during the cold war (General: "We'll loose 20 milion people tops!"). Even if you've never heard of the film or it's director (almost impossible) you have seen this famous image from the movie (or in the simpsons or re-enacted in other shows/movies) :
PS - I have been very busy with work and trying to find a new apartment and trying to get myself ready for university so I haven't been able to post and comment on your blogs as much as I would like to.