It’s been a while since I wrote anything here so I suppose an update is well overdue. I had meant to write a few things last week, but for one reason or another, things started to get on top of me and blogging drifted slowly to the bottom of the list. Never a good thing really. Even so, it’s no excuse for absence.

Last weekend, the 2nd of November was party weekend. First a Hallowe’en party at The Eyrie in Archway on Saturday night, a new – to me at least – variation on the underwater theme, with a 20,000 Leagues or Bioshock feel. It was loads of fun of course with awesome people and food. I must admit though, Kraken Spiced Rum is extremely moreish and does scary things to the body… though that may have been quantity related, one can never be sure.

I spent Sunday and a goodly part of Monday recovering from that, and am extremely grateful to Louise for taking good care of me and providing hot drinks and cuddles. I’m not sure what I’d have done without her.

Monday night was Zen’s birthday meal. We all met up at the usual place and about 7ish, we headed over to Kimchee on High Holborn for Korean awesomeness. It’s become a most popular venue among our group, with good service and reasonable prices. And if your tastes run to sweet chestnut, green tea or red bean ice cream, then you’ll love the sweets. As usual, everyone enjoyed the meal, and the inevitable banter that came with it. The evening then ended with about half of us visiting Belgo’s Bierodrome on Kingsway for some Belgian brews to wash down all the food.

There was nothing new on the job front either. It feels like I apply for every job in London, but for whatever reason, very few even get a response beyond an automated “we received your application” message, let alone a call or an interview. I mean, I know there are many people in the same situation, but it still feels very disconcerting to be apparently ignored.

In gaming news, I got Louise into career mode in Kerbal Space Program, and of course, she’s way better at it than I am, having almost completed the skill tree in a few days. Zen helped me configure my characters and UI in both Rift and The Secret World, so I am progressing there a bit too. And then I got back into Star Trek Online to get the new carrier and play with it a little; it’s fun but eventually I went back to my old ship.

This Sunday we saw Gravity in the cinema. A very impressive movie which reminded Louise and I of Kerbal Space Program, and which was later reproduced on her laptop. My only regret here is that I didn’t hold out for the IMAX. We had tried to get seats, but they were booked up for weeks and weeks. If it’s still showing there, we may go see it there when the hype starts to die down. Well, that and Bullock’s and Clooney’s makeup wasn’t green enough. They looked like normal people, not kerbals!