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|Saturday, October 31st, 2009|
|Friday, August 14th, 2009|
|Gen Con was full of awesome! : )
Okay, so we just got back from Gen Con. We were only able to go for a day, but still it was a rocking day. We dropped Bryce off with friends on the way down and he stayed with them for a full two days. He had a blast and didn't miss us even a little. :) Dan had to go do inventory at one of his stores on Wed (after he bought the badges thank goodness or we'd have spent the morning in insanely long line), so he dropped me off at the hotel for a few hours of quiet time all to myself, which of course I was pretty happy about.
Thursday we made sure to get there about a half hour before the dealers room opened, so we were waiting to go in as soon as the doors opened. I, of course, was on a mission. I wanted my copy of Pathfinder and wasn't to be distracted by anything else until I had it in my hands. We were there soon enough to only have to wait in line at the Paizo booth for about twenty minutes to buy my copy. And it's autographed! :)
Having procured the book of Awesome, I was ready to actually pay attention to everything else going on around me. It was so cool. It was like Christmas in August. We spent so much money we don't have. Actually it was more like Christmas when I was little and was just all excited about the cool new toys. :) We each got two new sets of dice, and I got a mini for my half-succubus bard, oh and I also got a big purple Paizo d20, and they were giving out buttons so I have one of those. It has the grey maiden picture on it which is so cool. We also got a dice tray so no more chasing down stray d6s every time I cast fireball. :) And I got three Nene Thomas prints. They are oh so expensive, but oh so worth it. Honestly we got a pretty good deal. It was three for $100. I also bought a copy of the Babylon 5 RPG for five bucks. Don't know if I'm gonna like that, but I figured that was a low enough price to be worth getting it and seeing. After a long day of shopping, we got given free tickets to go and see Serenity. One of the local businesses was sponsoring the showing at the movie theater in the mall attached to the convention center.
Next year I want to go for more days so I actually get to play in some games. :) Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, May 1st, 2009|
|Sunday, April 5th, 2009|
|Goodbye kitty :(
Arizona, my last remaining cat, has taken a severe turn for the worse. She hasn't eaten in about four days, and she is obviously in a lot of pain. She can't even walk. Because she has kidney disease and is quite old, there's nothing more we can do for her. So tomorrow morning we get to take her to the emergency vet clinic and have her put to sleep. Presuming she doesn't die in the night. I have had this cat for the last thirteen years. She has always been there to cuddle with me, and somehow the world seemed like a better place when she did. She will be missed. Current Mood: sad
|Saturday, March 14th, 2009|
|What's Your Personality Type? - kid edition
|You Are An ENFJ|
You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and you usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.
In love, you are very protective and supporting.
However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous.
At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.
How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud
Because Lisa did it for her kid, so I had to try it for mine:)
|Friday, March 13th, 2009|
|What's Your Personality Type?
|You Are An INTP|
You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.
In love, you are an easy person to fall for. But you're not an easy person to stay in love with.
Although you are quite flexible, you often come off as aloof or argumentative.
At work, you are both a logical and creative thinker. You are great at solving problems.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.
How you see yourself: Creative, fair, and tough-minded
When other people don't get you, they see you as: arrogant, cold, and robotic
|Sunday, February 1st, 2009|
|I got my present early!
Dan has been feeling like crap, poor thing. He's coughing and coughing and hasn't been able to get a full night's sleep in about a week. But in the midst of his misery, he told me to go ahead and get my present today. I'm ordering an exercise dvd as part of it. Yeah, I know, it's kind of weird, but my VCR doesn't work right and I really want my chi gong videos. Even better, I went to Michaels to get my other present. An easel! Woot! It's so cool. I got it on clearance. It's normally and $80 easel, but I got it for $30. It folds up and is adjustable and can be tilted vertically or horizontally. And on the way out I noticed a display full of kid's easels, you know the sort with the paper roll on top, chalkboard on one side, and all that. Well, they normally cost $40, but they were on sale for $8. So Bryce got a present for my birthday too :) And now back to drawing. I have to play with my new toy. Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, January 9th, 2009|
|Maroon Pandas beware!
Current Mood: amused
|ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You? |
Your Result: Silver and Red Wolf
*howl* You're a very strong person. You tend to be naive most of the time, but when in love boy do you know how to get around! You prefer to be quite around adults. Your soul mate is the gold falcon. You're in conflict with the maroon panda.
|Ocre and Gray Dolphin|
|ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You?|
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
|Thursday, January 8th, 2009|
|Writer's Block: Found Objects
As the old saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. What's the best thing—chairs, roller skates, old electronics—you've ever found that someone else had thrown away?
My son's desk. It's a durable plastic one with drawers and cubbies for storing stuff, and a desk light that still works just fine. It looked brand new and had a chair with it and everything when I got it. It was out on the curb as trash and I stuffed it in the car quick.
|Friday, December 19th, 2008|
|movie meme, copied from anderyn, who copied it from someone else
1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times:
The Princess Bride, Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars 4-6, and a whole plethora of Disney animated musicals.
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in a theater:
Umm, I think I may have seen The Little Mermaid twice at the theater. I don't really go back to something I've already seen. That's what dvds are for.
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie:
Viggo Mortensen. Not only is he yummy, but he's actually a pretty damn good actor.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie:
Tom Cruise and/or Kevin Costner. There are less expensive ways to take a nap.
5. Name a movie that you can quote from:
The Princess Bride, Star Wars 4-6, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (never seen it and yet I can quote from it)
6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs:
Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Lion King, Aladdin...(This might be a good time to mention that I memorize lyrics very easily.)
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with:
The Little Mermaid
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see:
Everyone has different tastes in movies. I usually tailor recommendations to the person I'm talking to.
9. Name a unusual movie that you own:
Define unusual. I don't even have anything particularly obscure.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops:
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
I've never even seen a working drive-in.
12. Ever made out in a movie?
No. I paid good money to see a movie. If I wanted to make out I would have just stayed home.
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it:
Err, I have a really long netflix queue, and pretty much everything in it would qualify as an answer to this question. So many movies, so little time.
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Yes, once, but I can't remember what film. I know it deeply offended me, but I can't for the life of me remember why.
15. Name a movie that made you cry:
The Last Unicorn, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, really anything with a dramatic death scene. I'm such a sucker.
17. How often do you go to the movies?
About once every couple of months. Ever since we got a big screen tv I prefer to just watch dvds at home.
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
I like a little bit of everything.
20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Pinocchio. We sat in the front row, and the part with the whale, it was like it was coming right out of the screen. I've been hooked on movies ever since.
|classic moments in parenting
My son is out playing in the snow and a few minutes ago I hear frantic cries and screams of "Mommy! Come help me!" Fearing the worst I rush out without boots or anything to find my son dangling from the tree in front of our house. His snowpants had snagged on one of the branches and he was hanging upside down flailing wildly, totally unable to get down. I was very stern with him at the time since he wasn't supposed to be climbing that tree. It's a Japanese maple, which is a very expensive tree and its branches are pretty slender. I told him the last time that I caught him climbing it that he was to stay out of it since I didn't want him damaging the tree by snapping off one of the branches. (I don't mind him climbing trees and there are a couple of other good climbing trees to the front part of the yard. I just want him to stay out of that one.) But then I came inside and peeled off my snowy socks and laughed hysterically. The sight of him dangling there was so freaking hilarious. I'm glad he didn't catch me laughing. It would have totally ruined my credibility for punishing him. Current Mood: amused
|Oddly I didn't take this quiz for the reason you think...
Okay, I got this off of anderyn's blog, and the results are reasonably on target. (The whole quiz was totally skewed to the types of guys I think are attractive anyways.) But the whole reason I took it, and what I was really looking at while I was taking it was stomach musculature. I kid you not. See, up until this wee I had never drawn a guy sans shirt. Who knew drawing a monster book would force me to rapidly acquire this skill? Certainly not me. I drew armor on the centaur, but that still left bugbear, efreeti, faun, and minotaur with bare reasonably well-muscled chests. So mostly I'm putting this up for an easy-to-find link to a quiz that has such lovely pictures to use for examples the next time I find myself needing to know what those muscles should look like.
Your result for The What type of MAN turns you on Test...
You scored 65% masculine, 65% athletic, 27% exotic, and 50% refined!
You love men, you love testosterone and you know it. You like a bad-ass man who knows what he wants. He isn't what you might bring home to mom but I don't think it really matters - he's hot! Someone like.....Vin Diesel. But let's face it, the whole point of this was to look at a bunch of hot guys. If you liked what you saw, please rate my test!
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Current Mood: amused
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2008|
|I am a quiz lemming
Yep, everybody else was doing it, so I had to follow suit. The results were a little odd. Apparently I've been beating up my rainbow.
Current Mood: amused
Your rainbow is shaded black and blue.
What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate mystery. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. You may meet people who are afraid of you.Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.
|Friday, November 21st, 2008|
|Writer's Block: Oh, but it’s cold outside!
"Oh, but it's cold outside!" It's a fact of life that the economic climate is a bit chilly this holiday season. Is that affecting how you're doing your holiday shopping?
In a roundabout way, yes. Thanks to job difficulties that ate our savings as well as increased bills for things like heat and groceries, we have to really cut back the Christmas budget. However, I do not believe that it's right to not give friends and family any present at all. After all, these are the people I care most about and I want to give them some token of my affection. So I'll be doing a lot more handmade gifts this year instead of storebought ones.
|Monday, November 17th, 2008|
Anyone who has ever met the evil cat I keep locked in the basement would know that this quiz came in a bit on the low side. Current Mood: amused
|Sunday, November 9th, 2008|
OKay I will preface this with the disclaimer that I didn't really play video games. Never even went to an arcade. But I saw this quiz on lisapt's blog and thought it looked like fun. So here's my results:
Which Classic Arcade Game Are You?
I find it somewhat humorous that I got one of the few arcade games that I'm actually familiar with.
|Thursday, November 6th, 2008|
|I got pictures : )
I got pictures of my nephew in my email today. Scott is so cute. He looks a lot like Katie. (That would be his mom.)
In less good news, I am way,way, way behind on the nano novel. I seem to be averaging two hundred words a day before I fall asleep over my keyboard. This is very frustrating. It's not like I'm stuck. I know what comes next. I have a clear picture of what I want to say. I'm just too tired to say it. And I won't get to work on it at all tonight because of gaming. I'll try to work on it this morning, but I also have a halfling portrait five weeks overdue that I need to get colored. So we'll see. Losing that month is really hurting me now. I wasn't able to do a lot of the stuff I needed to clear my schedule for November so this sort of situation wouldn't happen.
Oh, I just got a text. No gaming tonight after all. Here's hoping I can actually get some work done this time.
|Wednesday, October 29th, 2008|
This morning Bryce wasn't feeling so great. I knew it was going to be iffy about whether he was going to go to school because he had woken up in the middle of the night so sniffly that he needed another dose of benadryl. He hasn't been running a fever at all, and we went for a walk yesterday so I was thinking probably just bad allergies. He really wanted to go to school. (I don't want to miss music, mom. It's my favorite.)So I got him all ready and we started to walk to school. Halfway there he pukes his breakfast all over the front of his coat. So now we have to walk home. So I got to escort a vomit-covered tantruming child back home and call the school to let them know he was home sick today. Lovely. So we didn't go buy Halloween candy today or go to the thrift store to buy Bryce some sweaters. I've been keeping the house cooler this year to try and keep our energy costs down and the boys have been complaining. Bryce has an excuse. He has no sweaters to layer over his shirt if he's cold. I guess tomorrow is errand day. I've been trying to clean the house today. More than a month of sickness left me totally unable to clean and so the house is in quite a state. Just to round out my day I cleaned up the dog poo from the backyard and unstopped a clogged toilet. And cleaned moldy food out of dishes so I could put them in the dishwasher. This is the sort of day that makes me miss having no sense of smell. Yech.
At least I'm healthy enough now to deal with this stuff. I switched to soymilk last week and it's really been helping. I do this every couple of years. Dairy does bad things to my energy level. But I keep forgetting and thinking it's no big deal, and then I'm all shocked when I switch back to soymilk and I feel so much better. I attribute most of this to the sudden reduction in phlegm. My sinus infection is even starting to clear up. Current Mood: nauseated
|Friday, October 24th, 2008|
|okay, this is weird
My results for a quiz I got from Twila:
Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...
37% Logical, 31% Spatial, 25% Linguistic, 22% Intrapersonal, 25% Interpersonal, 18% Musical, 25% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 47% Naturalistic!
"This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings. Those with it are said to have greater sensitivity to nature and their place within it, the ability to nurture and grow things, and greater ease in caring for, taming and interacting with animals. They may also be able to discern changes in weather or similar fluctuations in their natural surroundings. They are also good at recognizing and classifying different species.
'Naturalists' learn best when the subject involves collecting and analyzing, or is closely related to something prominent in nature; they also don't enjoy learning unfamiliar or seemingly useless subjects with little or no connections to nature. It is advised that naturalistic learners would learn more through being outside or in a kinesthetic way.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, naturalists, conservationists, gardeners and farmers." (Wikipedia)
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