This Game is Stupid


… but I’m playing it. In foursquare, all you do is check into places you go to – your house, restaurants, parks, etc. The GPS functionality of the iPhone verifies your location and you use these check-ins to earn achievements. If you are the person who has checked into a place the most you become the mayor of it (I’ve heard some establishments will grant their foursquare mayor with discounts). You can also earn badges which is the only game-like characteristic of the game (and what’s keeping me “playing” it) – where you have to check-in at 4 bars in one night, or 10-gyms in a month, etc. It’s all really stupid, but it’s simple and addicting.

Besides that stupid little video game, though, I was in a life of hell. Luckily, that hell is over – I think – and I can begin to breathe again. I actually worked 12 days straight on a project at work (which has to be my career high) and finally had this weekend off. Almost immediately after discovering I’d have this weekend actually free from work I was notified Hurricane Killiam was going to be blowing into New York. Even though I was pretty tired, we still had a good time.

Friday night we met really late since I had band practice (I swear I’ll do a band report post soon!) and didn’t get home until 11ish. Then Richard, Cassie and I hit up a nearby place called Swig and, of course, got drunk and talked about old high school and college gossip. The next day, Richard went to grab some brunch with another friend of his but returned to our apartment to do some more bar hopping.

Before we left, however, Richard demanded to pull out year-old foie gras that he had gifted to us during his last visit. Along with some fig bread (regular bread with figs in it … why do the French love to mess food up by inserting disgusting items into good-tasting food?) my mouth was in for a wild ride as the foie gras looked exactly like Gatito’s wet food. For all of the obstacles it had to overcome, the meal wasn’t bad at all, actually. Sure, not really my thing since I’m a texture guy and can puke on any slimy-type of food – but at least I tried. Then we escaped to our rooftop to overlook the Upper East Side and drink a few beerskis.

After we were good and “pre-gamed,” we made the trek towards Soho for barhopping. This was actually a mixed bag as the entire area is way preppier than I’m comfortable with, but we still managed to have a good time (perhaps the continuous amount of alcohol pumped into our systems had something to do with this fact?).

Finally, Sunday morning we got down to business. I finally introduced Richard to the PS3 and we played Soul Calibur IV for a bit. It would’ve been cooler to have more recent games (hell, it’d be nice just to have more games in general) for my PS3, though. I’m still kinda finishing up all the PS2 games I had on my list to play/beat. I’ll make the move to PS3 soon, but feel like once I go PS3 I’ll never come back to PS2. Anyway, it was a low-key afternoon that reminded me of the many college weekends we had destroyed, sitting around, eating crappy food and playing games.

Alright, there you go: a shit-load of working, a stupid new social game I’m playing, and a weekend de Killiam. Hopefully I can get back to some interesting writing here now that all of that backlog of items is out!

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  • Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 23:31 | #1

    Have you tried Gowalla?

  • Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 00:31 | #2

    Nope. Never even heard of it 🙁

  • Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 11:29 | #3

    It’s a competing service, very similar. Check out their app.

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