Monday, October 28, 2013

Fists of Kitten Fury!

I have been crazy busy as of late!  Got a job offer from a web development government contractor in Knoxville, TN... and I took it! :)  They wanted me ASAP, so I've been getting everything in order in short time.

Been going through all my things, packing and what not.  Getting rid of the things I don't need, donating some stuff to others.  However, it still feels like I have way too much stuff -_-;;  Makes me feel like a pack rat.  Most of the boxes I've filled are video games, DVDs, gaming systems, books... a couple smaller boxes are just little knick knacks, figurines that I have up on shelves.  Stuff I don't really need, I suppose... makes me want to leave the boxes behind since they aren't necessities.  But they're just little things... ack!  I guess we'll really see how everything goes once the pod arrives on Thursday for me to pack everything in.  I'm hoping things go swimmingly (much like most everything has thus far *KNOCK ON WOOD.*)  Wanted to go with the moving service that Topher used for his recent move, but their quote for me was about 1k$ too much for me (apparently because they can't bring their truck to my street, they'd have to "shuttle" all of my stuff to their truck... whatever!)

Tore down the gaming wallpaper in the second bedroom *sigh!*  It's all painted again.  Oh well :P

Going to be renting my condo out using a management service.  I don't really have time to take care of it myself, and I wouldn't feel right doing it all on my own anyway.  Why not leave it in the hands of professionals?

Already have the apartment in Knoxville picked out, and my application was accepted!  Super excited! :)

Really looking forward to having my two kitties in the car for an 8 and a half hour drive.  Especially Ayla... the crier... hopefully she cries herself to sleep, or relaxes after awhile.  We shall see!

Been too busy to really acknowledge the emotions I've been going through.  I go from excited, to anxious, to nervous, to thrilled, to upset, to uber happy, to scared, and all back around again every so often. So many things going on at once!  All-in-all, I am really excited for my new adventure :D

Haven't had much time to play anything, but Mike and I did hop in Terraria with Cory last night for a bit.  The Halloween content is up, and the monsters have been dropping a bunch of costumes :)  We also pushed our game (on accident) into hard mode.  Time for some new fancy updated loot!  I did get into some Terraria today, and found some new stuff from the update :D  Have also gotten on Twitch.TV, but I'm not sure if my sound works.  Kind of hard to watch my channel and broadcast at the same time.  Watch me sometime! :D

Apparently, the Rift server Mike and I have been playing on (Necropolis) was merged with Seastone (my old server.)  What a coincidence!  Haven't had the time to play any of the Fall Festival content :(

Wondering if Mike and I should get back into Rift, or maybe even WoW, while we're in different cities... Cory did mention wanting to play WoW again, so maybe he'd play with us, too.  Don't know if I could do the subscription fee right after moving, tho.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My brother's birthday was on the 9th.  Happy Birthday Jay!!

Had a blast this weekend for my birthday!  Friday Mike and I took off from work to do… yard work!  Woo!  I actually have been enjoying helping him clean up his yard.  The first time I got to mow the lawn, something I've never done, and he even has a riding lawn mower!  That was super fun, although it ran out of gas in the backyard :(  The next time, I got to use the weed whacker!  That, too, was awesome until it ran out of charge :(  Friday I finished destroying the weeds around the house while he changed the oil in our cars, and then I helped him power wash the outside of the house :)

He's had an ant problem for awhile, but no matter what he does they always seem to come back.  Even right after we power washed the house, they started showing up in droves and dying where pesticides had been put down (long before the power washing.)  Crazy bugs!

Mike decided to give me my birthday present early… a Playstation 3!  I'd been jonesing for one forever, since I have so many games for the system and yet don't own one.  Funny to think that he bought me my first PS2 back in highschool, too :D  He's so sweet <3

I had decided that since the Pathfinder game ended the previous week, that I still wanted to get together with the group and go out for dinner and pool (although after getting the PS3 I joked about cancelling dinner!)  Chance and Danielle were the only ones who could make it, and then Kaitlyn and Chad ended up coming back into town sooner than expected!  The 6 of us all enjoyed wings and some beer at Dockside :D

Kaitlyn and Chad left us afterward, at which point the remaining 4 of us headed down to Splitz for some pool.  The sticks were all warped, but we were the only ones there for most the time.  Had a blast drinking, losing, and winning :D

Saturday, I woke up early to setup my PS3 :)  Once Mike awoke, we had a little bit of time to goof around with some games before going to my parents' for birthday lunch.  My godparents also joined us, and we had a delicious lunch on the grill!  (The ice cream cake wasn't too bad either ;) )  I had already gotten my new futon from my parents a few weeks back, but they had also bought me a digital drawing tablet :D  Now I can practice my terrible art on the computer, rather than make paper and pencils shed tears of graphite.

Later in the evening, Dwyer and Mehdi came over to my house for coffee and cake  (that Dwyer made himself!)  It was a wonderful spiced cake with cream cheese frosting :)

Sunday, Mike and I packed for Orlando and made our way on down.  Our room was huge!  Met up with Cory, Krista, and the baby for dinner :)


Monday was the big eventful day: The Food and Wine Festival at Epcot!  I'd never been before, and really wanted to finally go- and doubly so since it was my birthday :D  I did attempt to convince Mike that we should cancel the trip, since he had gone out and bought me a PS3; felt bad having him spend more money (since we both paid our own ways for Epcot), but he wouldn't let me cancel :P  It turned out to not be nearly as expensive as everyone made it out to be, even!

We had so much fun!  Ate lots of different food, mostly delicious!  Had a couple of different alcoholic beverages as well.  I did my best to take a picture of everything we ate, but some of them I would forget and half of the plate would be gone (or all in one case!) before I remembered :d  We arrived at 9 when the park opened, but didn't realize that the world showcase (and all of the food) wasn't available until 11.  Had to stop in at the Starbucks to get Mike something to eat, or he was going to starve to death :)

The best food item by far was the filet mignon from Canada.  The Floridian Key Lime wine was pretty delicious, but I think the best drink was the grapefruit beer from Germany (although I didn't partake of very many alcoholic beverages.)  The honey meade from Ireland was super strong.  I probably would've drank more but I was worried about making myself too full.  Ended up having just enough of everything for me throughout the day :)  (And we were there until 8 at night- a long 11 hour day!)

Tuesday, after we packed up and left the resort, we stopped by to see Cory and the baby.  Hung out with them for a bit before returning home :)

Kitten jail pictures!

And apparently Ayla has some holy power within her! :P