Boring Update Post

I figure I should fill you in on what I did during my accidental hiatus.  I can’t think of anything better to write about at the moment, so why not?

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“Why not?  Cuz I’m cute, that’s why.  You should pet me and feed me instead.” Thanks for the encouragement, Speck!

Life in general:

The main cause of my hiatus was… drumroll please… We bought a house!  The whole process was a lot more complicated than I expected, to say the least.

While Hubbles and I typically discuss many topics in a single day – housework, video games, cats, and farting are mentioned daily – we mostly talked about money, home repair, switching over our utility accounts, the delightfully tacky greenish-gold plush carpet in our new house, and coordinating the circus act of moving my piano for several weeks.  Since a lot of my blog topics sprout from our typical conversations, that stream of ideas ran dry right quick like.

Then there was the process of physically moving all our crap out of one house and into another one.  I am baffled as to why or how we ended up with this much stuff.  We somehow needed more than a week to move our crap, and that doesn’t include the frantic packing beforehand.  Honestly, we’re still unpacking, and we’ve been in the new house for a month and a half!  It’s at a manageable level now, thank goodness.  For awhile there I barely had time to eat, let alone craft, game, or write.

I love our house, though, and I’m pleased with the financial end of things.  We are blessed to be in a situation that has worked out so favorably.  The financial part of this process was smooth enough to feel like divine providence.  No complaints here!

Crafting

I pretty much stopped knitting and crocheting during the moving process.  Since we moved, though, I’ve worked on these projects:

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Ribbed knit scarf! I made a dark blue one for my stepmom as a Christmas present last year, and I decided I wanted one for myself. I had this yarn laying around and figured “why not?”

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Textured knit hair kerchief! It REALLY needs blocking. I made this with Impeccable acrylic yarn, and I want to try again with cotton. Once I get my pattern sorted out and charted, I’ll try to post the pattern here.

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Knit baby blanket! At least, I think it’ll be a baby blanket. I threw a couple hundred stitches onto these needles in January just so I could have a project for when I’m not working on anything else. Whenever I’m between projects, I knit a row or two of this one.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t really like the yarn in that blanket, but I have a lot of it. (Sorry Daddy! Sorry Sonia!)  I’m not fond of big patches of “baby colors,” and I just wanted to be rid of the yarn. In hindsight, I kinda wish I had started with black yarn or another dark shade, and just stuck in patches of this yarn.  It would have made it way more palatable for me.  But who knows?  I’m only fifty rows in, and there’s no reason I can’t stripe some better colors up in there.  Well that pretty much settled it for me.

Also, I’m still working on the Woodland Circle afghan that I wrote about sometime back.  Progress is slow, but steady.  I’ll be done before you know it!

Video games:

I beat Lego Pirates of the Caribbean before we officially moved, although I never took the time to blog about that.  It wasn’t groundbreaking or anything, but it was cute.  I plan to go back and earn more achievements in it one day.

My two main games lately are Pokemon White and Borderlands 2.  It’s slow going in Pokemon (not exactly news), but I plan to beat it before the release of Pokemon X and Y.  Hubbles will get one and I’ll get the other.  We have completely different playstyles, though:  he barrels through the main game like a bat out of hell, and I tiptoe through it like a fat llama in a minefield.  BUT IT’LL BE FUN AMIRIGHT

In Borderlands 2, I’m doing a True Vault Hunter playthrough with my assassin.  I nicknamed him Padfoot.  Harry Potter reference FTW!  It’s kinda weird for me because Hubbles and I played a co-op game for our first playthrough, but he isn’t playing with me this time.  If I fall into Fight For Your Life, well, tough break kid.  My wonderful hunk o’ man isn’t there to revive me anymore.  Sad day!

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“Truly, my heart breaks for you.”

Books

Somehow I got a lot of reading done during my hiatus.  I was so busy with moving and figuring out finances at home that going to work felt like vacation time.  Whenever I had downtime there, I just read whatever book I had on hand.  To really do the books justice, I think I should write a separate post about them.

If you’re curious, they are 1984 by George Orwell; The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis; Aerie by Mercedes Lackey; Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams; and maybe another I’ve forgotten.

I would highly recommend three to everybody, but one I would only recommend to folks who are, shall I say, undiscerning about the quality of a story’s writing and paragraph structure.  Can you guess which of these books is the latter?

That’s about it.  I hope you weren’t bored to tears reading this.  If you only skimmed it, I can hardly blame you.  Hopefully I’ll have some more “real” posts up soon.

Don’t forget to tune in to The Destructoid Show’s last episode tonight – it’s a live episode – at 3:30 Pacific time!  The last newsy episode was Tuesday, so tonight’s episode will be a walk down memory lane.  I will probably cry a little.  PS- I may have insinuated in my last post that the show’s hosts, Max and Tara, are leaving video game journalism forever, but that ain’t the truth!  They’ll still be doing videos with Rev 3 Games.  Yay!  I’ll miss the all-in-one video game news show that was the Dtoid Show, but Rev 3 Games has other good stuff, too.

One last thing!  My sister and I started a project on tumblr that I hope is less boring than this silly old update.  We call it “Creepy Face A Day” and you can check it out here.  I can’t stop looking at it because I keep laughing like an idiot at our dumb creepy faces.  Who knew stupidity could be so fun?

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