Essentials Of Life

The Beijing air grime that settles on everything has caused some issues with our DVD player, CD drives, laptop fans and probably our lungs, too, but they don’t give error messages. Stick’s CD drive has been extra tempermental recently, and he was having some trouble installing Neverwinter Nights. His computer only wants to read some disks, and we’re not entirely sure why. We starting talking about whether our copy of NWN is a CD or a DVD, when we realized what had happened.

When we were packing the essentials of life for our move to China — passports, Livy, 4 tubes of Lipsmackers — we also brought two different copies of Neverwinter Nights.

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0 Responses to Essentials Of Life

  1. ?? says:

    Is all the nastiness because of the Olympics construction or is it always like that? I was in Beijing a year and half ago and it wasn’t terribly polluted, but I live in coal and steel country in Jiangxi province so my perception is unreliable :-P. When the gov’t nukes the sky just ahead of the Games to make it rain and all he filth gets washed away, Beijing is gonna be a sparkling jewel for all the world to see.

  2. Meg says:

    I first visited Beijing in spring of 2006, and in my experience, it’s always like this. There’s a new smoking ban for taxis in Beijing, which is pretty laughable because the outside air is so filthy.

    I’m spoiled by Yantai and Qingdao…

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