Played some Quake4 in the evening, didn't do too badly. I'm oddly using the non-splatter weapons more - like the rockets. I tend to think of myself as doing better when I don't have to aim too much, so the hyperblaster would be more my style. But I tend to kill myself with that (splash damage off the wall) ;)
Spoke to my mother last night too ... sorted out Christmas visiting this year. First year we won't have to spend hours at Peterborough Station waiting in the cold for trains that aren't arriving :) And trying to book the cat into a cattery at the moment ... hopefully all will be well with that, too. Amongst other things, talked to Mum about my grandparents (Dad's parents, Mum's folks died before I was 5) ... they're fading, rather, now. In the last 6 months or so they've gone from being generally OKish (but frail, they're in their late 80s after all) to significant mental decline :( I'm not especially close to them - I've maybe seen them a couple of dozen times in my life as they live quite far away, I probably know/knew J's grandparents better in the last 10 years - but still, it's my grandparents, you know? And it's one of those mortality-awareness things ... I'm in my 30s, my parents are in their 60s and the last of the generation before is beginning to fade away.
Well, that's a bit depressing isn't it. Didn't want to end the entry there, coz well, doom, gloom, but can't think of much else to say.