Posts Tagged ‘Theme Hospital’

An Oldie But A Goodie

Friday, June 12th, 2009

A while back I had posted that I would play Theme Hospital, and I have been. It has brought back all sorts of memories from the good ol’ days. Working my way up form a simple clinic, I now manage hospitals with 5 or 6 buildings! Though, oddly they all seem to be only single story. And when a machine breaks down, it blows up, making the whole room unusable! If an epidemic breaks out, you just find the sick people and spray’em down with a vaccine. Only if the swine flu were so easy to deal with. Rats running rampant, VIPs strolling through for a visit, and radiators galore!

When it was new, this game was a top of the line simulation/strategy game. These days, it’s simple fun. Jokes and silliness are spread liberally across the game, yet you still have to be sure you are making money. If you see a copy of Theme Hospital laying around somewhere, pick it up and give it a try!

Apartment search

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Been looking for apartments now for a while, some good, some bad, some backwards, some forwards, one or two might’ve even been upsidedown.  I don’t know.  The point is, I have narrowed it down.  The things I’ve been looking for are often contradictory, a short commute to Salem but being close to Portland.  A coworker thinks I should just move straight into Portland, which frankly sounds like a good idea.  But as far as quality of the apartment, space, nice area around it, that sort of thing, these in Lake Oswego seem better.  Yea, I wont be able to walk out my door and down the street to an awesome coffee shop, I’ll have to drive.  But considering the times I’ll be in Portland will still mostly be for the day or in the evenings, I don’t think it’ll be much trouble.

In Lake Oswego I’ll be right by PCC, have a shorter commute than Beaverton, be closer to Portland, and have a small gym within walking distance.  Sadly the apartments are on a hill so I can’t go street running, and there aren’t any shops within walking distance.  So I’ll be driving everywhere.  But still I think they’re the best I’ve found, at least for 6 months.  I can always move further into Portland after that.

Keeping up on my Willamette Week, looking for cool things to do.  Let me know if you find anything, I’ll start trying to discuss what I find/do.  I’ve been playing Theme Hospital too!  It’s pretty fun!