How's It Going?: Patio Edition

My patio
My patio

Welcome back to another Sunday and Kotaku’s daily open thread. I want to take a moment to talk about patios.

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It’s weird to think about, but nearly every house and apartment I have lived in has had a small patio or porch. Even the shitty places still had a small slab of concrete or some crappy wood connected to the front of the house. Currently, my apartment has a nice little fenced-in patio. It’s only about 12 feet by 10 feet, but it’s a nice oasis during these strange and stressful days. A few months back my GF and I bought some new patio chairs and a table and it’s been so nice getting out of the house to eat lunch or have a cup of tea.

If you have a patio and the weather is nice, I totally recommended eating dinner or lunch outside a few times a week. It really does help if you’ve been locked inside for days on end.

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How’s it going? Go outside at all this weekend? How’re the stores around your place these days?

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

spikespeigel
spikespeigel

I think it’s Sunday? I should probably look at a calendar.

Regardless, just taking a brief break before heading back into Stardew Valley. I bounced off Animal Crossing hard. I really thought it was going to be the one to do it for me, but the repetition clocked in a bit later than previous installments. So here I am with my third attempt at starting Stardew Valley, and so far it’s sticking. Mostly because the tools don’t break.

Also have Persona 5 Royal to get into. Finished the first infiltration for Kamoshida. It’s weird playing this game and seeing the differences between this and 2017's Persona 5. I kind of wonder if the ending changed as well given there’s a third semester now.

On the personal front, I got a job offer last week. So that’s something to be grateful for, especially during these unsure times. But for now, I’m just going to breathe a sigh of relief and try to relax a bit.