My PlayStation3 froze a few days ago, and won’t restart. It’s busted. According to my little brother the problem is fairly common, his own PS3 has been sent back to be fixed a couple of times. He thinks the optical laser is burnt out. Which would make sense. I’ve had the system for almost thirteen months now and I don’t think I’ve gone two days in a row without using it more than a few times.
I’ve had a PlayStation since 1996. The PS3 was a gift from my little brother. They’re a great way to turn your brain off, or at least the parts that only get in the way. There’s a surprising amount of clarity to be found in performing acts of great carnage while sitting in a comfy chair.
If I can convince Sony to take my PS3 back for repairs it’ll take another six weeks for me to get it back. This is going to leave a huge chunk of time I’ll have to fill somehow.
So my questions for this sacred No Post Day are:
1. What are some things you do when you’re writing and you need some time to properly define an idea?
2. What activity, or activities, do you think I should incorporate into the new 20-30 hour hole in my week?
Bonus points if you can incorporate “freebase caffeine” into your answer, and extra special bonus points if you leave out “be productive”.