I had a round of Crazy 8s (for those who don't know the game, even though I believe most of us are familiar with it, think similar to Uno but with standard cards and the 8 being a wildcard), coming in third. (My brother got out on round 7, having a perfect game; my older sister, after a seriously-prolonged battle, got second, and third was determined by cards left thanks to game length concerns.) Then, I watched them flail blindly trying to do a puzzle game, called Quadrillions, I believe.
First and foremost, though, today was another Starcraft day. I beat 8 and 9 rather easily for the Terran levels, but 10's too hard for me to manage with my skill. (And, yes. I did use the strategy guide. I'm that incompetent. Most levels, I don't need the strategy guide. My own strategy is efficient enough to do the same task as what they recommend, without the help. This time, I predicted it being hard...so I immediately tried to use it. And failed. Why not just do my own thing? Well, that's the problem. My own thing and what the strategy guide recommends doing are the same thing. The strategy guide often differs from my own default strategy, even though both get the job done. In this case, though, my own strategy was identical to the strategy guide's, and I was failing. Alpha Squad launched a battlecruiser, a few wraiths, some goliaths, marines, ghosts, siege tanks, and firebats at me. In other words, the whole works of Terran units. To counter that, I should have had an equal balance. All I had was the marines in my bunkers, quickly-destroyed missile turrets, and too-quickly-targeted-and-killed SVPs. I tried to keep him out of the firing line, but Jim Raynor was drawn into combat because they were advancing on my main base, and......yeah.)
I decided that since I know basically the whole storyline of Starcraft, and assumed that whatever information I'd get by winning the level couldn't be that important, to just go straight into the zerg; I'm currently on Mission 4. (Kerrigan has awoken.) I suppose I technically could have cheated, but I played fairly for nine missions; I wasn't about to go cheat just to win the tenth! (Though that might have been the smart thing to do so that I could view whatever was there, such as any hypothetical cinematic, as long as I made note of it to come back and play through fairly some other time.)
I'm not having difficulty (yet), but I knew it was getting late when I began the mission, and didn't want to infringe on my younger sister sleeping. (See, my computer's set up on the couch she uses as a bed while we're here. My brother has his own couch next to hers, and my older sister sleeps on a reclining chair somehow. I get my own room, with my own couch, where I am writing this, which is convenient, since that's also where the computer with dial-up is.)
...Speaking of which, it's nearly 4 AM as I write this thanks to TVTropes again. (I got most of the side-links for Guardians of the Galaxy knocked out, though!) Sleepytime.