As the title states...it finally happened. The 360 gave me a big fat RRoD. I asked Bill Gates what that meant. He told me not to worry, that it was nothing big. But, instead of sending it in to get it fixed, I should go out and buy a brand new Elite to stimulate the economy.
But seriously, what a crappy time to lose the 360. I had it a little over a year with no issues. I constantly read blogs / comments / horror stories of other "poor saps" who experienced the RRoD not just once, but up to 5 times over the past two years. I thought I was in the clear, breezing my way through hours of gameplay, leaving it on to download entire seasons of my favorite shows and movies.
But tonight was the night. I pressed the fabled button on my controller to turn the little slut on, and there she was with her red light. Dirty whore. As I sat there, contemplating what to do next, it dawned on me. This was supposed to happen. I'm finally going back to school to finish my bachelor's degree, and the 360 was my main source of procrastination for homework. But now that it's died, I have no excuse to skirt the homework. I'm almost thinking of waiting to get it fixed (buy a new one) until I finish my degree...use it as motivation. Yeah, I will use the lack of a 360 as motivation to finish my degree even faster, working hard and staying the course! This is awesome. I'm so inspired!!!
**3 minutes later**