I love playing a good game or two but I’ve been suffering a gaming slump for a long time now. The Sims 3 has been a fairly interesting and new experience. It’s a little disappointing in that we are all used to seeing gobs of items for us to buy and now it’s like they started over. The game, 10 or so expansions, and micro transactions will surely make this the cash cow EA hopes and needs it to be.
I am happy to share that I’ve been getting into Tomb Raider: Underworld for the PS3. It seems to have gotten a lower score and faster price drop than other titles but this is actually a fun game.
We drove up to Bremerton to get our oil changed only to find out that our maintenance had expired. Apparently it was only valid until 60K miles. I was a little miffed that they couldn’t tell me that over the phone. Secondly, they tried to guilt me into spending $411 to have our 75K service done on the Honda. This includes an oil change, tire rotation, cabin and air filter changes, transmission fluid flush, and a rear differential fluid flush. No thanks. I figure I can do it all myself for about a quarter to a third of the cost. The only part I am unsure of is the fluid flushes.
We also had to get our tires replaced. The OEM ones were bald and starting to show the metal. I chose Discount Tire and went with the Yokohama tires. They have a 60K warranty. I went with the replacement insurance. All said and done it came to $142 a tire. I figure my Mustang tires will be more expensive; around the $200/tire range.