Red Ring of Death: Now What?

I’ve had my 360 since early 2006 – we bought it specifically to play Fight Night Round 3, if I remember correctly.  Since then, there were zero problems with it, and when people would whine about their Red Rings of Death I would offer condolences but think things like, They must have let them get overheated or They’re one of those people who leaves the thing on pause all night long.

Then, just days past the three-year warranty, my 360 has three quadrants glowing a sinister red and I’m left sobbing Why have you forsaken me? with the knowledge that my 360 actually hates me more, because it waited for that warranty out of spite.

So now I’m faced with an indeterminate amount of time without 360 games and without Netflix (thus severing my link to The Future).

What’s a girl to do?

I’ve come up with a few things on my own:

  • Get Fit – for real: Yes, my Wii Fit is still functional and working, but I also have a treadmill that I need to hit in all earnest.  And now I can’t  make up some number of calories that I must be burning by drumming on Rock Band.
  • Interact with human beings: I’ve been thinking about attempting to find a local place that does trivia nights.  Would be nice to find a use for all the random facts in my brain.  Somewhere, knowing that Welcome to Dead House was the first Goosebumps book has got to be an asset.
  • Catch up on reading: Okay, so I’m pretty much always reading books as it is, but in the last few days I’ve been busting a gut (treadmill) laughing at dooce.com, as I managed to be completely unaware of this site.  I’m pretty sure I’m not reading All Those Blogs That Every Person Knows About, and I wouldn’t mind some recommendations.
  • Go Outside:  You know, on second thought, I might defer that for a month or so.  I don’t need Vitamin D, right?

So what about you?  What do you do when your main source of entertainment openly mocks you?  What should I be doing, watching, reading?

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