It’s Labor Day here in the United States, a day to celebrate the hardworking men and women that make our country great. Yes, I’m sure a holiday engineered by labor unions (like the radical nineteenth-century union the Knights of Labor) has some seedy progressive origins, but I think we can all appreciate a Monday off.
It’s been a pleasant weekend here at the Casa de Portly. All the ambitious plans to grade and catch up on work predictably flew out the window, and I’ve gotten loads of much-needed rest. My hacking cough is virtually gone, and I’m feeling rested and relaxed—a rare sensation for yours portly.
I also rediscovered a fun little turn-based strategy game that has devoured some of my time this weekend: Delve Deeper, from Lunar Giant. You manage a team of five dwarfs as they “delve deeper” (get it?) into critter-infested mines, all while competing against other, AI-controlled teams to mine and loot the most treasure. It’s simple and not exceptionally deep, but it’s quite fun.
I’ve also played some Left 4 Dead 2 with the boys, and watched the heartbreaking finale of the USC-UNC game. Knocking off top-seeded Alabama in a couple of weeks is looking less and less likely. Ugh…—but Go Cocks!
That’s it for today. We’ll be back to history, politics, and the culture wars tomorrow. For now, enjoy some downtime with your family, and try not to think about the collapse of Western civilization for at least one three-day weekend.