Well, when I walked out of Sam's Club today, Halo 2 had somehow found its way into my stack o' purchases. Don't know how that happened!
Actually, I figured I have the money to get it now, which may not be the case in a month, so better get it while the gettings good. Still don't have Xbox live, and I'm sure I won't for a while, but I'm okay with that. The game will be enough of a distraction.
Actually, I figure if I don't play it until after 9 pm I won't be cutting in on study time, because I don't study in the late evening anyway (at least as much as possible). And maybe it will be extra motivation to be productive for the most part. I haven't opened it yet, and I probably won't until later tonight.