October 31, 2012

My Favorite Things: October (Video Games Edition)

I haven't been doing much lately other than play video games. More precisely, since Tuesday morning I've been playing Assassin's Creed III. It's pretty fun, but I'm not sure I can give it a review or anything yet. I'm mostly getting frustrated with trying to be really sneaky and not give myself away to the Red Coats.

BUT I have a couple of other games that I'd consider "favorites."

It's basically a puzzle game that is a lot of fun and the characters (mainly Wheatley) are funny. Fun to play single player or co-op.

I also loved Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 & 5-7

I love love LOVE Lego Harry Potter! I've been playing with my nephew and he ALWAYS has a good time with it and it's an easy game for kids to play. Now I just can't wait to play Lego Lord of the Rings!

I'm sure there's a bunch more but since it's Halloween I'm going to go buy and eat a bucket full of candy. Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2012

I'm Alive... And a Year Older

So I disappeared for a while there... not that anyone noticed. But I feel guilty, OK?

I went to visit my grandpa at the hospital and then I realized that I really don't have anything to write about. And then it was my birthday... and I didn't have anything to write about. Because I have a very exciting life. But my birthday was fun anyway.

I'm slowly getting birthday presents, so until I get them all I'm claiming that each day I get a present it's my birthday. I also have about 20 cupcakes here so I'm going to be eating a lot of cake. Not that that's a problem. Delicious cake is never a problem.

Some of my gifts
That TARDIS bag on the bottom left corner is made out of duct tape. Also, the "I'm Sorry" balloon is a running gag because last year my nephew wanted to get me a balloon for my birthday and he picked out an "I'm sorry" one... so the I'm Sorry balloon made another appearance this year.

I'm also heading out to pick up my copy of Assassin's Creed III tonight because I'm so awesome and have so many things going on for me. I am good at sarcasm.

My cupcakes bring all the boys to the yard

October 17, 2012

Some People Actually Know This Blog Exists (Much To My Surprise)

I was flabbergasted when I discovered that my blog was linked to in a blog I read regularly. Stories About my Underpants (great name, by the way) mentioned my site at the end of a questionnaire (thanks!) she answered for an award she one. I have nothing to post today so I'm just going to answer the same questions and pretend like I'm being recognized for something too. Because I'm special. People just don't know it yet.

Who is your favorite author, and why?
I have many favorites and can't pick just one. I appreciate the humor of Jenny Lawson and Tina Fey, the horror of Stephen King and John Green's writing style.

What is one book that you would recommend to someone else, and why?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because it is beautiful and sad and funny. Also, The Hobbit because it's my favorite book.

Here is also where I plug my book blog.

What is your favorite movie, and why?
I love the movie When Harry Met Sally. I've seen it more than I can count. Also Jaws, Jurassic Park and The Princess Bride are favorites.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would stay where I am because my family is here. But I wouldn't mind a vacation home somewhere warm for the winter.

If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
I'd like to have dinner with Gene Kelly because I would have him show me some of his amazing dance moves.

If today was the last day of your life, how would you choose to spend it?
I'm terrible at these kinds of questions. Can I spend it not knowing it's my last day? It makes anything I would choose to do pretty lame.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My inability to finish things I start. I say often "I'd like to try that!" So I buy or gather the things I need... and then I don't try that.

What impact do you want to leave on the world?
A non shitty one? If I can at least not make the world worse that's about all I can ask for.

What is one fear that is holding you back?
The fear of plummeting to my doom is keeping me from skydiving. But some fears are good. Like, I'm afraid of venomous snakes but I don't feel like it's holding me back. It's called self-preservation, people.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
"The Girl Who Spent Too Much Time On The Internet and Watching Doctor Who." It would be like "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" except for the parts where people do stuff. So actually not at all.

October 16, 2012

I Forget How Days Work

No luck finding anything so far for work. I might start going crazy.

If I don't leave the house soon I'll be needing one of these to help my crazies
The problem with being unemployed is that I forget what day it is. Because when you don't have anywhere to go, every day is Saturday. Saturday used to be my favorite day, but when every day is the same day I get Saturday overload.

It's like that movie Groundhog Day, but worse because Bill Murray and groundhogs aren't included. But also better because I don't have to wake up to Sonny and Cher and because I don't know exactly what my day will be like- I appreciate little surprises. Like guessing how many bills or telemarketer calls I'll get that day or seeing how many levels of my video game I can master. Ahhh, this is the life.

For now I suppose I should just enjoy all of the time I get to spend with my husband...

haha, nope.

Tried to type that without laughing and it didn't work.

October 11, 2012

I'm Thankful: That I'm An Aunt

Honestly, I don't know when I'll be ready to be a Mom... but is anyone? That's why I love being an Aunt. It gives me the chance to know what having kids would be like when I babysit. And then I can send them back home because I'm tired from all of the energy they somehow took from me. I don't know how people do that 24/7. They're way tougher than I am.

They make me want and also not want kids
I love all of them a lot. Enough that I've changed poopy diapers without throwing up and if that's not love, I don't know what is.

October 9, 2012


I wrote a list of goals back in January... and I may have forgotten about them. And by "may have forgotten" I mean I did forget. Whoops.

The good news is I still have time to do them before the end of the year. Well, except for the "lose weight and be healthy" thing. I mean, I still could do that too, but I'm lazy and I like unhealthy food.

I try to create good goals for myself but occasionally (OK, usually) I have a hard time with my follow through. I'm a procrastinator... it's in my nature. Obviously I don't have to let it be that way, but... change is hard and stuff.

October 5, 2012

I'm Thankful: For Breath Mints

Let's face it, we need those little pieces of freshness. Even better is the fact that I found these...

Oh my! This must be for when your breath is at its worst and we pray for minty relief from bad mouth smells.

"Lord, I pray that thou wouldst save my mouth with thy cleansing freshness! Oh, wretched odor, wicked stench! The Lord will smite thee with mint of pepper or spear... hopefully not cinnamon because tis offensive to my taste buds!"

October 4, 2012

Unemployment Depression Begins

I was laid off my job a week ago. It sucks and I'm having a hard time finding something else. I'm also finding that depression is an easy thing for me to fall into. I've had some issues with depression in the past, but I've been able to pull myself through. Part of that is keeping myself busy. With less distractions, I have more time to think. Too much thinkie thinkie is not good for me.

The good news is, if I can find things to do during the day (and not sleeping in late every day) I should be able to get a lot done around my house. I can finally work on my zombie apocalypse novella! I probably won't anyway... I just have a hard time with that. It's so awful I don't even want to look at it.

Hopefully I can get back to work soon. My husband is also on unemployment right now and being around him this much makes me want to punch him in the face on a daily basis. It gets worse every day. Seriously... just listening to him eat lunch today had my nerves fraying. I can't take much more of this guys.

My sillyness is getting amplified

But he's been on unemployment longer so I think he needs to go back to work first. It's only fair.

October 2, 2012

Squirrel Underpants

There is a problem I didn't know about. Apparently, naked squirrels are running amok. I realized it was an issue when I saw these...

This is fur reals (get it???)
Why haven't I thought of this before? I guess because they're covered in fur I didn't realize they were naked. So indecent.

I know some people are easily offended, so I want to let them know squirrel underpants are an option. Good luck getting them on, though. Squirrels are pretty frisky.

Also, are boxers an option? I feel like squirrel tighty whities aren't very fashionable.