Last week while I was traveling I got some time to dabble in various distractions. I was away from my main gaming PC and consoles, so I got away from the newest game releases and dug into other things.
I listened to a lot of podcasts on the trip. I even picked up a new one, Rebel Force Radio, which is an awesome Star Wars fan podcast.
I got caught up on all the Star Wars comics I've purchased on Comixology. Then I started picking through the 80+ unread comics that I got for free through Comixology last year on free comic book day. They were a lot of either one-off or issue #1 and I didn't get through them all yet, but there were a couple that were intriguing and I might actually go purchase some more in those series to see if they hold my interest.
I'm basically up to date on playing all the 3DS games I wanted to so I browsed the Nintendo e-shop and realized I had never picked up Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire... they were after my prime time with Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver. They now have a 3D remake of Ruby and Sapphire on 3DS so I picked up Omega Ruby for my trip. I barely got to play it, but it's nice to have a low key Pokemon game to play around with. Especially one I haven't played before.
One day I had a bunch of down time in the hotel so I watched the first half season of Jessica Jones. It's another Marvel Netflix Original Series in the vein of DareDevil and it released the entire first season last week. I really like what I've seen so far. It's so much better paced than DareDevil and the characters are way more interesting. It also feels a lot more consistent... where DareDevil had inconsistent quality problems. I'm excited to dive in and finish up Jessica Jones season one soon.
Besides reading a bit the only other thing I did for fun on my trip was playing a little bit more Hearthstone. It's a really good game for when you're stuck in an airport but still have an LTE connection on your smart phone. It helped me kill a lot of hours while waiting for plane delays.
It was nice to break up my media consumption a bit by being away from home. It got me to spend time on things that I enjoy but that I don't normally make much time for.