I’ve never had President’s Day (US holiday) off. I’ve always worked for law firms, and even though the courthouses were always closed every chance they got, we still had to come in to bill all the monies. Now that I’m essentially a freelancer (not in the traditional sense, but if I don’t bill, I don’t get paid), I choose to work, even though my kid’s school is closed today. Too bad nothing is going on today to justify me working, because, as said earlier, it’s a holiday and most people have today off. Long story short, I really can’t win, can I?
Well, I may take today’s silence as a chance to play some more Batman: Arkham Asylum. I sadly have not touched this game in a week due to once again feeling sick. I know everyone is tired of hearing me whine about it, and trust me, I and sick of being sick and talking about it. I am starting to feel like more of myself, though, so I am optimistic that this hell is–if not over–on its way out.
I have been playing some games while dying, however, but they’ve all been iOS games on my iPad. I’m still playing Tiny Tower and its compatriot, Pocket Planes. These games are so mindless, I can’t stop playing them for whatever reason. I just feel the need to get all the achievements in Pocket Planes, and since I’ve already done so in Tiny Tower, I feel this need to have all the floors built and all the stores filled with dream jobs. Whenever I build all the possible floors and have them filled with tenants, I stop playing until the next game update that includes more floors. I may be playing this game until I stop owning iOS devices.
I’ve also been playing Pixel People, which was introduced to me by another podcasting cohort, Ross. It’s a more Sim City version of Tiny Tower, but is as mindless as Tiny Tower. In this game, you’re building a utopia in space, and you take clones beamed to you and splice their genes to make new jobs. When you have a new job, you place them in a new building so they can start working. You get more clones by building residences. You can only build residences if you have enough money earned by the clones while they work. Again, it takes little effort and I can’t stop. I’m mostly entertained by what jobs are created by splicing certain job genes. Sometimes I can figure out what job will be produced, and other times it completely surprises me in hilarious ways.
All three are free, so if you have an iOS device and you like mindless Sim-knockoffs, check them out and be prepared to stare at your screen and mindlessly tap it. It’s strangely soothing.