Tuesday, January 31, 2012

En Fuego

I got a Kindle Fire as a holiday present.

At first, we sort of looked at each other:  me at its pretty box, it at my multiple, overflowing bookshelves.

We weren't sure that we'd get along.  It knew I really had the hots for an ipad.  I wasn't sure if I could settle for "less."

But then one day, I invited it out of its cage box, just to smell the air and meet the cats.

In return, it informed me that it would like to use the charging facilities, if I would be so kind.

Slowly we became friends.

I bought a couple of apps:  Angry Birds, The Moron Test, Where's My Water - you know, the essentials.  I downloaded the Netflix app.

We played and annoyed the cats together, then laughed at the cats being annoyed.

Then I ventured onto Amazon and found a book to try.  Cause if there's anything I need, it is another book to read.

Then I devoured that book like a kid with Halloween candy.

And that's when I knew.  It's the one.

ipad shmipad.  My fire is kindled.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Moon on Monday

Today is Monday.  And it's New Moon.

Coincidentally, New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran is one of my favorite songs.  (I have at least 100 favorite songs.)

So, the phrase "New Moon on Monday" in my head is immediately followed by "and a firedance through the night."  Even if it's silent and only I know about it. 

Fortunately, this phrase is typically only heard either during a weather report or while I am listening to the aforementioned song, so I don't have to bite my tongue that often.

In other news, I have started watching The Big Bang theory.  Very funny.  It's in syndication, so I'm up to about episode 40.  There may be future posts as I get up to speed.

In gaming news, I finally opened my copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill this weekend.  I love that game.  And I got to play some Dirty Scrabble, which is basically normal scrabble with double points awarded if you can spell a dirty word.  Quite enjoyable.  Yes, I won, but I was having fun regardless.  And no, I really didn't have that many dirty words.  I think "thang" and "smut" were it.  I swear.  Why are you looking at me like you don't believe me?  No, even though I had the letters U, C and F, the K was already in play.  And I never got N and T at the same time.  Alright?  Sheesh.

Internet people are soooo judgmental.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Guilt for the win

Sigh.  Where to begin on this one.

We're all comfortable with my geekiness, yes?  And how I play video games?

So I'm in a leadership position in a certain Star Wars MMO guild. (I am vague because of you, spammy credit sellers who just google everything with the name and post comments.  Fist shake at you.)  And last night, I inadvertently upset someone in the guild.

Long story short, I really didn't mean to upset anyone.  It was one of those "trying to do my job and look out for everyone, but in doing so some people were upset by my actions" scenarios with no way to please everyone. 

This is the kind of stuff that torments me.  I did what I thought was right, now someone (or possibly several someones) are upset.  I hate knowing that.  I absolutely hate knowing that something I did upset someone.  I obsess over guilt (real or perceived) like a cat obsesses over catnip - except I imagine there is a lot less fun/happiness involved.  So I apologize to the internets in general 'cause I am sure in some way there was an option that would have been light side points for everyone. 

Have I mentioned I'm working on letting things go?  I had a bit of regression over the holidays.  Maybe I should just view this situation as helping me learn how to deal with these things. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fun stuff

All the fun stuff on my to-do list is starting to stress me out.

I love to read.  I have a stack of books that keeps growing - I swear those things multiply faster than dirty laundry does.  Included are A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones series), The Hunger Games, a couple Laurie R King books, and The Wise Man's Fear (sequel to The Name of the Wind).  And many more.

I have at least 10 video games on my "to play" list.  Portal 2.  Assassin's Creed.  Finishing Bioshock.  Bioshock 2.  Gears of War 1 & 2.  Arkham Asylum.  That's not going to happen for a while.  And I would like to try Skyrim at some point, which I understand will suck my soul away.

There are about 6 television shows that I keep meaning to start watching, but don't seem to have time for.  Battlestar Galactica.  The Last Avatar.  Torchwood.  A couple of anime series.  They can get in line.

Add to this the fact that I like spending time with my friends, sleeping, and oh yeah I have a job.  Plus a certain Star Wars MMO that just came out....   When did having fun get to be so stressful?