This is it. The last post before the race. I’m not as nervous as I was yesterday, not as anxious as I thought I would be or feel I should be. I think I’ve finally resigned myself to the fact that I’m as ready as I’m going to be. There is little I can do now that will change how I do tomorrow. Whatever happens, whatever time I come in with, I know I’ve worked hard and I’m proud of the work I’ve done.
I spent most of the day playing video games and writing, trying to keep my mind off tomorrow. I finally got Assassin’s Creed to load properly (thanks to the guy at the game store who reminded me to update my drivers) and I’ve been playing it pretty much non-stop. My system isn’t the greatest set up and my RAM got a bit overloaded after a few hours. While I waited for it to shut down and reboot, I played Galaxian on my daughter’s Playstation. As much as I love the game play and graphics of newer games, there is something to be said for the simplistic greatness of old arcade games.
The power went out this afternoon for about an hour. In that time I wrote more than I have in the past four days combined. I’m seriously contemplating the level of distraction involved in just having access to my computer. The house was quiet, the sun was shining through the kitchen window, and for an hour I just sat at the table and wrote. That’s something I never do and it’s something I should do more often. Minus the exploding transformer.
Now I’m going to go eat a light dinner and go to bed. I have to get up early, and I want to be rested. I’ll post the race results as soon as I can. Cross your fingers for me.