Monday, July 15, 2013

Love the rain

Haven't written in forever, I know I'm lame.  Just been spending lots of time with Mike and play video games :)  We've been going through Terraria with Cory.  Finally made it to hardmode (which none of us have done before!)  So far, it's fairly true to its name :P  Guess we need to gear up!

Was in a beta with Mike for another game.  It seems okay, but more disappointing considering it would be a pay-for MMO.  We've got Rift to play for free, so no reason to switch over :)  Enjoying Rift for sure, and doing my best to get Dwyer in on it.  I think he'd actually be able to make the kind of cleric he wants to play.

Steam's summer sale is in full effect.  Haven't bought as much as I expected I would, but it's not over yet!  I really don't need to be buying more games anyway XD  I did pick up Civ 5 with all the map packs and Gods and Kings DLC for $12.50 though.  I mean, come on, how can you pass it up THAT cheap??  I may buy Monaco if it goes to 50% off.  Would like to pickup Shadowrun Returns, too, but it's only been $18 so far.

Been playing a bunch of Dragon Age Origins.  Almost done with the storyline (I think), but I'm doing my best to get all the possible choices, and thus all the possible achievements ;)  Still have quite a few to go, although several are from DLC.  May end up spending all of my free Xbox points on the DLCs I don't have tho...

Pathfinder has been a blast these past couple of weeks.  A couple of us, including myself, nearly died last game.  I think David was doing his best to throw something difficult at us, since we were mostly raping just about everything else XD  But we liiiiived!

Took my motorcycle out for a ride this morning... the first time in about 3-4 month o.O  Been too long.  I was a little nervous, but once I turned it on and started going, I remembered exactly how much I missed it :)  My busted finger doesn't feel too bad, either.  Not particularly sore or anything.  I could feel it every time I pulled the clutch, but it was never too bad or anything.  My next purchase has to be a backrest, so then Mike will ride with me :D

I finally bought a new phone.  Went with the Samsung Galaxy S4.  Bought it straight-out off contract ($650) so as to not lose my unlimited data plan.  Also did the math- if I did buy the phone subsidized ($200 + $30 "upgrade fee"), the 5GB data plan (I couldn't do 2GB, I'd go over and pay more in fees than anything) makes my current plan cost $26 more a month, which over 24 months adds up to $624.  Thus, making the subsidized "cheaper" phone cost $854.  Yeah, definitely not worth it in the least.  Been loving the phone!  I can actually use it to do things now, instead of just hope I get phone calls and text messages!  The Google voice interaction is amazingly fun and useful (creating reminders and calendar events on the fly).  And being able to actually play games on it is crazy to me :P

Went to my last hand doctor and therapy appointments on Thursday this past week.  All's good!  There's a slight stiffness when I make a fist, but I can do so with ease now.  As long as I don't reinjure it, I should be 100% in another couple of weeks :D

Last weekend, Ayla brought it upon herself to let me know that the litter boxes were too full (about 5 days without being cleaned out) by peeing on the futon.  Mike and I managed to get it out over the next couple of days, although now the futon smells like cleaner :/  Coated it in Scotchgard 3 times over as well.  Also going to clean their boxes every other day.  Hopefully we won't have another incident like that any time soon...

Been working on both mine and Mike's 40k armies.  He's almost got his ark pieces all painted so he can think about finally putting it all together soon :)  I bought some more warriors to be trueborns, and I'll be getting another warrior pack once Mega Comics gets some more in.  Apparently, all minis at 15% off over there now, just like their board games.  I wonder if they are going out of business again? :(  I also built an HQ (Baron) out of extra bits I had.  Free > $16! :)  Well, he would be about $16 if they made a figure for him, which they don't!

I found Moosehead lager at Publix!!  I had this beer while I was up in Canada.  Delicious!

Mom gave me a bud from one of her rose bushes :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Death and Mayhem

Ugh, still sick as a dog.  Getting stuff done at work though.  Have tomorrow off, so I'll get to relax a little bit.  Friday in the office should be relatively quiet.

Here are the horse pills my doctor prescribed me:

Despite my sickness... I still went in to take my Network+ certification exam on Monday, and I passed!!  (Probably because there were no customer service-related questions on it, unlike the A+ certification test.  Although, I did pass that as well, albeit a few years ago.)  I am now certifiably qualified to fix (read: break) network-related computer devices :D

As a part of my celebration, I came home to make 2 pies for work.  I missed Pi day this year, so to make up for it, I decided to bring in pie to work for the upcoming holiday.  Unfortunately, I took no pictures of the homemade-from-scratch strawberry cream pies before they were devoured by everyone at work, but that fact alone should tell you how delicious they were! :)

However, I did take a picture of the apple pie I made Mike on Saturday.  He had told me before he loves Dutch apple pies, so I thought I'd be a wonderful girlfriend and bake him one :)

The topping didn't come out crumbly, but trust me, it tasted just like a Dutch apple pie topping :D  He loved it, so that's all that really matters tho :)  He was super tired after a serving that he went right to sleep!  (Probably also had something to do with the 5-12's he just worked, plus an additional 5 hours on Saturday.)  So tired, he was cuddling with Ayla :)

Ayla's just a little cuddle whore :)

After pie-making on Monday, Potocki and Bugg had me over to play 40k.  It was Bugg (space marines) plus me (dark eldar) against Potocki (tyranids.)  Bugg's strategy of hide-and-wait didn't work, but since it was only my second game, I took his lead.

I should've done what I wanted to do, and run in there guns blazing! :P  Maybe we would've stood a chance.  I did manage to take out his baby maker, tho!  That was super exciting.  Action shots:

I'm buying a Samsung Galaxy S4 tomorrow.  It's about time I get myself a new phone.  Going to buy it outright, even though I'm off contract and could get it subsidized.  I don't want to lose my unlimited data, and even if I went to a new plan (5GB, because I hit 2GB easy), the extra cost per month would end up making the subsidized phone cost more than it does off contract.  Sorry Verizon, you won't be getting me that easily!