It's especially annoying when being depressed about work keeps me from enjoying stuff that I'd otherwise enjoy.
Today's my birthday, and I had no time for breakfast, no time for anything but a flying lunch, and no time to get something good for dinner (let alone a sweet treat). I'm not usually big on birthdays/holidays, but I usually like getting at least something special (a gift for myself, some food I wouldn't usually eat, something), but I had no time.
Today was a big update on FFXI, and while it's full of Good Stuff, I'm not really enjoying it. I feel like I'm just going through the motions.
I sampled the low level Field of Valor thing, and it's amusingly so much like a WoW quest... except easier (how funny is that?). I had to kill 3 bees and 3 saplings for 330 bonus XP and 330 gil. Mine was the highest level Valor page thingie, so that's why I had "so many" mobs to kill, heh. Still, it's nice to be given something for free.
The chests dropped by mobs rocks my socks. I stayed out XPing for 3.5 hours on EP-- mobs with no XP band, no armor, and no weapon just because getting chests was so cool. Unfortunately I only successfully opened two of the five "perma" (non-temp) chests and got a single bone arrowhead and a med. Lots of reports of people getting armor/weapons though. Wish I had gotten one.
The temp items from chests are insane. Check this out:
All those temp items! So nice.
Whenever a mule finishes a craft, I treat myself to something big for my MH. Usually that's not literal! What's wrong with this picture?
It's killing me to have nothing left to skill. :/ I don't know how long I'll be able to resist making a new mule.