Today’s Rating: 8
This blog post will encompass the past three days on account of us being allowed the 3rd as well as the 4th off. On Tuesday, buisness was as usual; we made some progress on our game, and our research.
In the evening we went to go see fireworks. Only we left three and a half hours early. I had fun though, I was able to get a sweet balloon had and some hilarious pictures with some other interns. I only wish I had eaten dinner before leaving, and so I felt the rumbles the whole time. The fireworks themselves could have been alright, if not for the fact that most of them were obscured by trees. But I had a good time and I appreciate Ames for setting that up for us.
On Independence Day, we had a cookout. In the morning I made a quick run to the grocery store on my bike, which was more challenging that I had anticipated. There was construction at a major road junction, and so I had to find my own detour. This was my situation: two large bottles of soda and two bags of detergent on my back, a carton of thirty-six eggs on my left handlebar, ten ears of corn on my right, and a bag of 24 rolls in the middle. Therefore I biked cautiously until I had to walk my bike through a field due to the construction blocking my path. But at least I made it, and I had the cookout to look forward too. Though, if I am being honest, I thought it would go horribly. It almost did too. We had purchased everything but had forgotten to get matches or a lighter. Thankfully one of the interns had a lighter. Had we planned it better, someone would have set the grill alit long before others arrived. Also, some of the meat should have been defrosted. Basically, the whole cookout took around 20 minutes to actually get going. But we had other snacks in the meantime. By the end I was wholesomely satisfied with how it all went. In the evening we watched several movies, one of which was Hoodwinked, an excellent film with horrible graphics.
On Thursday, most of the interns came into work despite having the day off, albeit for a shorter amount of time. I managed to do some work on the game, but had to leave earlier than anticipated due to a headache that the computer screen had given me. Of all the computers I’ve used in VRAC, the ones attacked to the Oculus are the only which are polarized opposite to my sunglasses. Which means I cannot see what is on the screen without rotating my head 90 degrees or removing them, which is what I did. And so every day I worked on the game, I left with a headache.
But I digress. Afterwards I made corn and ate leftovers, watch some TV, and went to bed early on account of the pain in my eyes and head. Overall, a lovely experience. I think my three day headache is reaching a close, which I am very happy about. But we shall see.
We hope you’ll tune in next time,