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Wow. It's been a while since I posted in here! I feel like such a bad blogger, except for that part where I don't typically blog so much as babble when I write in this thing. Still, it beats the mounds of memes that I used to post all the time.

So, what has my life been like since last I posted? Let us explore, shall we?

Weekends off? Cool! Oh wait, there was money involved in that... )

FullTimeJob needs socialization badly. )

[livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi has been going crazy due to end of the semester wackiness, and group projects where his group is non-existant. That's all done and over with and so far so good. He has this week off then starts summer term up next week. Here's to hoping the job hunt goes well, too.

I got bit by the spring cleaning bug. I got a lot done, but have a lot more to do. And I really want to keep it up this time. Granted, I say that EVERY time and it never sticks. I've got a bit more laundry to do, my desk to clean, and my bathroom to clean and then all of my areas are done. I should probably vacuum the apartment today or tomorrow, too.

I don't watch enough TV. Honest. )

We still need to go visit [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5 before she and her husband move out of state. The move date got pushed back, so we have a little more time, but I want to do it soon™. Why, yes, I do want to get season 1 of Battlestar Galactica back so that I can watch it and then season 2 and then season 3 when we buy it and get caught up. I'm weird that way. :p And I wouldn't mind getting one last Shadowrun game in, either. Or a few games of Fluxx or Dalmuti or Crononauts.

Sims 2 addiction much? )

I almost regret to say that I cancelled my City of Heroes account. We haven't played either Heroes or Villains in months, so it was a logical decision. Of course, Issue 9 was just released today. Fortunately, there isn't anything in Issue 9 that has me jumping up and down and going "I want it! I want it!" so it's not going to get me back.

World of Warcraft babble )

[livejournal.com profile] nuadha_prime needs to have a card night again soon. Granted, more people need to show up for them, but hey. ;) And I need to get him back his copy of Kingdom Come. Reminds me, I need to pick up comics. I'm a little behind. Dropping Wonder Woman until issue 13, though, so that should help. Probably going to cut back a little bit more, but not sure.


Anyrate, I've spent 30 minutes typing this up. I'm gonna post it and maybe write more later. :p
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Ugh. So, you may recall from my previous post (which was ages ago), that my allergies went haywire early this week.

By Wednesday it had morphed into full blow laryngitis. I left work early (at lunch time) because I couldn't get more than three sentences out without my voice cracking and sound ceasing to come out. Thursday I didn't even bother going in to work, and didn't have really any voice at all until about 8:00 PM. Friday was better, but not 100%. We had the Shadowrun group over this weekend and gamed yesterday, and my voice was okay fo rthat. I'm not 100% yet, but my voice is at least useable right now.

So, now I sit here, with something of a voice, allergies finally having calmed down, and not being able to use my living room until people wake up. :-p Ah well. I've become a *shudder* morning person. I'll live. ;)

Still groggy, so going to go veg out now.
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*pokes LJ with a stick*

Yep, I'm still here. Just haven't been in much of a posty mood of late. Been very busy and very tired.

Gaming stuff of late has included a SR game earlyish in October that I hinted at having happened, but never said much about. The next game is next weekend (not this weekend), which will be nice.

Still playing World of Warcraft, although it seems like I only log in to Raid. :-p Letalli is at 5/8 on Cenarion and just nabbed her tier 2 pants off of Ragnaros last night. I'm probably not going to do too many more Sunday raids on her as the laptop just isn't dealing well with it. Mondays are fine. Sunday, not so much.

I've become completely re-addicted to City of Heroes/Villains, having spent most of the Halloween event online and I've been levelling various characters like crazy lately on there as well. I've gotten into a bunch of Story Arcs that I never was able to go through on my Mastermind back during beta, and they're a lot of fun. Over the next couple weeks I'm going to try to get all my tiny characters up to level 14. I want to play with new travel powers! :-p

Final Fantasy XII was released last week. I will be buying it on Friday. This is going to partially suck because this is my three-day work-weekend, so I won't have all day and night Friday to play it. *sadface* And the following weekend is the Shadowrun game weekend, so I won't get to play it that weekend much either.


I just removed a bunch of dead, or dead appearing, journals from my list. I'm probably going to go through at some point and remove some more that I'm not actively reading. Mostly communities is my guess, but ya never know.

Anyrate, busy now, must get back to work.
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So. I started a new neighborhood in Sims 2. Unlike some previous attempts, I did not nuke the entirety of the Townie pool after creating it. It was tempting to do so, but I didn't. I'm actually having a lot of fun and pseudo-taking my time. I say "pseudo" because I'm still tearing through UNI with the two founders of the Neighborhood, but I'm taking time to take lots of pictures. And when I say "lots of pictures", I mean lots of pictures.

I also uploaded some of the pictures from my picture phone of the last Shadowrun gaming session we had. Those are a bit more locked down, though. You can see all the stuff I've uploaded (CoH and CoX pictures, gaming pictures, Sims pictures, and at least one hillarious goof by Petsmart) here.
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It's Shadowrun weekend, which means I gamed on Saturday and then came to work at midnight. This means I am now very very tired.

[livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi and I traded in our old cell phones for some camera phones. I have, of course, had way too much fun with the camera portion of the phone. Now just need to find a non-expensive way to get the pictures off the phone and onto my computer. :-p Why, yes, I do have a digital camera I could use instead of the phone, but what's the fun in that? I have some really cute kitty pictures on the camera. And some pictures of [livejournal.com profile] margaras, who wants the pictures. Tried getting some of [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5, but sticking a camera in her face is grounds for murder apparently. :-p

I've been drinking coffee tonight. It's not helping the tired bit. :-p Well, correction. It helped while I was drinking it. Then, when I stopped, I was like "zzzzzzzzzzzzzznrk zzzzzzzzzz" and it was bad.

I ate way too much junk throughout the day. We wound up ordering pizza for gaming dinner, but I only had two slices before being full. Of course, having eaten nothing but cookies and two chicken sandwiches and potato chips and CrackSnack (aka puppy chow in most recipe books, although [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5 made it with Crispix as opposed to Chex) all day means that my stomach is on strike against the lack of real food.

I've now watched Rent five times since buying it Wednesday night. And I've listened to the movie soundtrack twice through, not counting the play time in my car.

Going back to the food thing... I am just now finally getting hungry again. Which means I'll be starving by the time I get home. This does not bode well. Maybe I'll cook up a chicken sandwich or something.
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When I get into something new, I really really get into it. If you look through the last two months worth of entries I've posted, you'll probably see indications that I am heavily addicted to Smallville, which is definitely not one of the best television shows ever produced. Fortunately, after a while, I reach a point where the obsession goes away, or at the very least becomes something slightly less neurotic. Finally hit that point. I mean, I was actually bored on my lunch break yesterday because I didn't go reading obsessively about things related to the show. :-p I still am finishing re-watching Season 4, and am watching new episodes as they air, but it's not the only thing I do with my free time anymore. :-p

So now I need new obsessions. Dragon Quest VIII is working nicely for a little bit, and I'm getting back into The Sims 2. I need to finish reinstalling it on my PC (still have to install Nightlife and the latest patch they released last week). I've also gotten back into City of Heroes/Villains thanks to them changing some of the game-stopping missions that spring surprise Archvillains on you (they'll be Elite Bosses if you're solo, which means that anyone with anything resembling healthy, sustained DPS should be able to take them out), and both [livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi and I are back into World of Warcraft. After my post from yesterday, we sorta decided to keep it running after the timecards run out. At least for the time being. I'm even considering a few more games of Civilization IV. Now I just need more free time to actually do all these things. :-p


On a related note, since we're supposedly playing Shadowrun on the 25th, I requested the 26th off from Borders and am considering requesting it off from Booth as well.

And now, time to do more work (virus issues annoy me).
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Shadowrun was fun. Although we got [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5's character killed. (Okay, vaporized is more accurate. There were little blood particles of Cary left and that's about it. And a shoe.) :-p That was actually very upsetting to me (I really don't take character death very well), but I got over it. Cool stuff happened as a result. We had already planned on pretty much retiring this set of characters anyway because we were all ready for a change.

The bad part was it happened right before we were going to eat dinner. :-p Killed my apetite completely. :-p And, well, y'all know that's saying something. :-p

I shoulda brought some of the cookies to work. Mmmm. Chaicookies.

Civ IV has still eaten my brain, but I've been spreading some holiday cheer/malaise in City of Heroes/Villains. ^_^ I'm not actually going to change anyone's costumes to make use of the Santa hat, but I'm doing the mission for the free costume change. Kalleesta will definitely like having that when she hits 30 and gets her third costume and her aura. I suppose I could re-work one of Kung Ru's costumes, but I'm not sure which one. Probably the martial arts robe costume, which I don't really like.

In CIV, I'm currently playing as Arabia. I was playing it initially to show it to Jason and [livejournal.com profile] margaras before we actually started Shadowrun. My continent has Japan on it, but not for much longer. I did two wars so far with him, killed my science rate, but I have enough commerce generation that I'm still flying through techs. And since my navy has started meeting other Civs and stealing their Worldmaps, I've pretty much caught up tech wise and the building of Courthouses has improved my cash flow considerably. Research is quickly climbing back up to acceptable levels and I will shortly be working on my end-game strategy.

Work is going way too slowly today. I'm so ready to go home already. And it's freezing cold in here.
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Despite something happening with City of Heroes that I am not at all happy about (abbreviated to something that Bob Dole has problems with, ironically enough), I am a very happy camper overall and want City of Villains to come out right the fuck now. I mean it. Right now.

...

And I want a pony. And a million dollars.

Anyrate.

Work has been very busy this morning. Good thing I'm on lunch now. :-p

Watched all of season 2 of Dead Like Me and Charmed over the last couple weeks. They need to make a season 3 of Dead Like Me. I know they won't, but they still need to.

Shadowrun in 2 weeks. I took the 23rd off from both jobs for it. It'll be fun. First run in a long long time.

Well, going to go read forums now. :-p
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So, I've been on vacation for the past week. That ends tonight because I work at midnight at Booth, but it's been a nice little break. I really really needed it. Too much stress lately, especially of the financial kind. Got a little bit of surprising relief on that front yesterday. At least, enough to keep me from bottoming out this month.

Plans are still up in the air on how to proceed from this point, but some things are becoming more clear. We are staying in this apartment another year, one way or the other. I like this place, I really do. It'd be hard to find something as nice for less money or at least reasonably similar for less money.

I have considered ditching the car ports, because we don't have much of a problem with parking. I like the car ports, though, so who knows.

We had Shadowrun last weekend. It went pretty well, although my character never being in the Astral before (being a Sorcerer and not a Full Mage) was very very confused. Things got really fucked up, but it was fun. [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5 even ran a pseudo fair-tale. No system, just characters and a plot. It was fun as well.

I've not really been reading LiveJournal. I did go through and spot-check the journals of people I know in person, so I'm not totally out of the loop, but I've not been paying much attention this past week. So, if there's anything I missed that you think I might be wanting to read, toss a comment at me and let me know!
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Mar. 16th, 2005 02:05 pm

ooOOoohhhh

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Shadowrun 4 is in development! Nifty!
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Shadowrun: )

Card Games:
Early American Chrononauts. Very fun game. Must locate and buy. Also need to get a new Flux deck, since [livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi gave ours to his sister. :-p

Bill Payment:
The only bill we should have left for January is the electric bill. Need to have [livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi double check it and we can pay it tonight. I paid all of my bills this past weekend and just mailed out March's JC Penny card payment.

Day Off:
I had Sunday off from both jobs this week. I took it off so that we wouldn't have to rush gaming or anything like that. It was pretty nice. Got to play the card games mentioned earlier and play a little bit of the MegaMan collections that [livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5 and Jason brought over. Made pancakes for everyone. They were a big hit. It was all good.

Back to Work:
Back to work today. In a good mood about it. Had my caffeine for the morning, made myself an egg sandwich for breakfast. Even grilled the bread properly for it. Only thing missing was some sort of meat for it. I do have to stop at Meijer on the way home today to pick up some staples, so I'll get stuff for that. Hopefully the cafeteria has something non-disgusting (or non-boring) for lunch today. Otherwise it's probably going to be a turkey sandwich day for me.


Well, this update is getting long and took me an hour and a half to write in between calls. So I'm done for now!
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For once, I'm not a zombie at work! And it's Sunday!

See, normally I work two jobs on Sunday. However, I took this "morning" off from my second job, so I was actually at home in bed last night. It was soooo nice.


Yesterday was game day. I did work 12am to 8am yesterday, so I did have to nap before gaming. Got to sleep around 9am or so. Slept until around 1pm or so. Got up, got dressed, ate food, drank lots of caffinated beverages, and then had played a high-action session of Shadowrun.

Okay, not that high-action. )

So, today. I'm at work. I forgot my cell phone at home. Fortunately I've got AIM to keep me company (hey, yeah, right). Brought some D&D books to look at. Got my bottled water here. Got lots of stuff to plan for hanging out with friends.

Tomorrow I have tentative plans to meet [livejournal.com profile] dianak at Red Robin after work. Need to plan a day for [livejournal.com profile] carebear_flare to come over. This week is a normal work week for me, but the next two weeks I've taken a couple vacation days from Borders. I've got 8/5, 8/8, 8/12, and 8/15 off. I'm still working at Booth on those weekends, but I won't be having the crazy hectic schedule of working both jobs in one day. Probably use my last week of vacation for the plan year in January. Otherwise it'd have to be before Thanksgiving, since the blackout period begins that weekend.


Well, this post has gone long due to actual work needing to get done. So I'll make some more posts later.
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Female Elven Sorcerer
Real Name: Janet Maureen Preston
Aliases: Sister Mary Nicholas (from when she was a Nun), Sister Morgana
Current Name: Maureen Preston

I know my 'friends' list isn't full of gaming geeks like me )
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So, Saturday was Game Day at our place. The new game for us is Shadowrun. Much fun was had by all.

The Cast:

Gerry - Troll Combat Mage ([livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi)
Justin - Dwarf Rat Mouse Shaman ([livejournal.com profile] margaras)
Kary - Human Mage ([livejournal.com profile] lilacmoon5)
Maureen - Elf Mage ([livejournal.com profile] jdotmi)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we could be oh so royally screwed. The Troll is the tank, and, well, he's a Mage...

So, here's how it went down. )

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