I think we've already established that there are very few things that make me happier than playing The Sims 2. Chocolate makes me happier -- not much happier, but a little happier. A good book makes me happier. Sex makes me waaaaay happier, but really, who's having that these days (and if you are, shut up about it!)?
I have spent most of last night and today being happier than I have been in a while. I finally replaced my broken Wacom tablet mouse, and I can now pursue the most expensive hobby known to mankind. Forget boating or equestrian passions. About four years ago, some cruel, evil person (I can't even remember who it was now) introduced me to a little 3D modeling program called Poser. I downloaded the free trial for Poser 4. Big mistake. Four years and thousands of dollars later.... I just upgraded Poser 6, and I'm trying to get over the learning curve (many, many new features). Here's my first render.
I'm not proud to admit that a small country could be fed on what I've spent on computer software and 3D models. But I figure it's better than playing video games, and it keeps me off the streets. So, now, I must go and draw in Photoshop with my new tablet. And then I will render something.
Thanks for indulging me in my many addictions -- food, The Sims 2, 3D art. Oh, God... I'm such a geek.