I'm coming to the conclusion that really good old games are better than good new ones. They don't suck you in quite so bad (thus leaving you a chance of maintain an actual life). They run fast. And they are often very playable.
For example, "Bandit Kings of Ancient China" (as shown above) is chock full of characterisation, and has good enough strategy problems that it keeps me quite occupied.
And, of course, they're free.
The lussy wawa is the crying fit you have when you have been feeling like a wussy lala for a while and you burst into tears over a very small thing.
Well, that's not strictly true. I do have plans. Big plans. Life changing plans.
But they don't feel like plans.
It's not like I'm starting a degree, and I know how long until I get the qualification. It's not like I'll be able to say "I now have *1* year's experience".
Instead I just have generic, time-flexible plans.
I feel much older than I did before I turned 30.