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Srs Bsns.

So I’ve got to finish packing for the trip, dye my hair, and be ready to go by 4pm. I’m crazy excited to be almost on the road, and I can barely seem to relax enough to sleep. Husband wants to cuddle, but I’m not really in the mood, so I thought I would go ahead and type up a little something for you guys out in the cyberspace of the real world.

I’m a little anxious because I’m not going to be able to play my fb games for a while, but the problem with that is that I know as soon as I can’t access them anymore, I’m not going to care. I’ve already warned my Scrabble buddies that I’m going to be out of commission. I just have to ignore my restaurant.

The trip should be a lot of fun, though. Dragon*Con has never not been a good time, and for the road trip, we actually are going to be carrying a power converter for the car so that we can use the computer while we travel. I might actually be saving some slash onto the laptop, just so I can read it in the car. Maybe not, I’ve had some problems with motion sickness before.

Cat has been situated with the right people. Once we pack, and Husband is home for work, we will be on our way.


I Should Really Sleep.

But I’m pretty sucky at that, so I’m just going to keep myself occupied with everything else ever. Honestly, I really need to get some rest because I’m going to have to get up tomorrow and go shopping with Husband and MIL. In and of itself, not a bad trip, so long as my MIL drugs herself up so that she can function.

Husband has to work first, so that’s going to set us a little later getting out, but once on the town we should be looking for a tie to go with Husband’s new suit. He wants one that matches my pretty dress (bought for an occasion earlier this year, and which I haven’t been able to wear since).

Husband also bought me special shampoo to boost the color in my hair when I dye it. (This is why I love Husband so much. He wants to buy matching ties and gets me expensive shampoo.)

Most of my posts for the next week or so are going to be seriously tiny, I think. I’m not going to have access to internet while I’m out of town, and I don’t plan on writing any opuses to leave behind.

Mark Me Up.

I have a tattoo. It is a geeky tattoo, and I love it. But I’ve been craving more ink since I got it. My Husband is against this, mainly because he hasn’t gotten his first one yet. On top of that, we have another friend (Gir) who also wants one, and I love the idea of all of us getting them together.

However, money is an issue because tattoos are stupidly expensive. Most areas have a base that they will charge you for a piece, even if it is incredibly tiny.

This could end up costing $60.

For me, that’s just kind of  a wtf-moment. I know that it is permanent, and you are paying for the person’s skill and competency, but I sometimes feel like the amount charged is kind of ridiculous.

Also, there is a problem with what each artist considers their time, talent, and skill to be worth, even in the same studio/shop. My tattoo was gotten at the same time as a friend who got an extremely similar design, but the artists charged us thirty dollars difference. Mine, which was more simple, was the higher priced. The artist who did mine brought the price down some when the other artist said something to him, but he still didn’t bring it down to what the other artist was charging.

I also am very uncertain of what I want as my next design. I actually have a couple of designs I’ve been looking over, but I can’t seem to settle on one. Husband has been looking over a couple as well, but his are going to be uber geeky. Like, capital gee, GEE-ky. Like, whoa. I love the child, but I don’t know that I would be comfortable getting a gaming tattoo. But then, gaming hasn’t been as big a part of my life. (Though now that I think of it, if I were to get a gaming tat, it would probably be a scrabble tile.

I have no idea what Gir wants, but he was talking about getting one with me, even before Husband started talking about getting one as well, so I’m hoping that he will wait for me to be settled and have some cash.

Busy Day Is Busy.

I started today a bit earlier than I would normally. I managed to get out of bed and shower with enough time to actually get some gas in the car before I had to meet up with anyone. Granted, I was still a little late, but that was totally traffic and construction.

Since today was my day off, Husband and I went and picked up Fritter and Dumas from their respective areas, then got some lunch. As always, Five Guys was very delicious and we brought home too many fries. Dumas went home for a while, and Husband, Fritter, and I ran into Husband’s work for a bit so he could get some minor stuff taken care of. After that, we went to our local comic shop and picked up some gaming supplies.

Fritter has been insisting that we all learn to play Munchkin, so she picked up a set for it. After d&ding, we did a quick round of Munchkin, and it was so much fun, even if half of us were about to pass out from lack of sleep.

I really love learning to play new games, especially games like Munchkin, where the point is just to have a good time and interact with everyone. My friends always love to get together for Apples to Apples, and most of us love to play Scrabble with one another. Fritter, especially, gets my love for Scrabble, and I’m glad to have a partner in gaming in her.

I think something that people miss out on today is the real life gaming social experience. We can play all kinds of games online, technically socially, but it is just mostly demanding things from others. Click this! Accept that! I’ll be the first to admit that I love my facebook games, but I don’t think they increase my socializing with my friends or family at any speed. If anything, they make me less inclined to have actual conversations with people.

Sitting around with roomies, or family, or friends of any kind, and just hanging out and playing together is really more fun than anything else for me.

Exes and Currents.

I’ve never really been that dating kind of gal. I have always been heavy, and awkward, and too smart for my own good even as I’m a freaking moron. Socially, I was the one who could fix up your project, or give you a shoulder to cry on, but not the one you wanted to make out with. I dated two guys in high school, and I married the second one.

I like myself, much better now than then, though. I’m happy with the way things have turned out. I managed to stay pretty much friends with my ex, and to the point that we still talk on facebook and send messages and pictures back and forth every once in a while. Honestly, the only reason we don’t really talk more is because we just aren’t at the same point in our lives.

I got married rather young, and I love my husband a little more each day. It actually kind of bothers me that I broke up with him when we were still in high school, but I still believe that it was the right decision to make. Having that time apart made me understand who I am and what I want. It also gave us the time to grow up a little more and know that we are right together.

I always see things about how awkward and horrible it is to deal with exes and currents and how people don’t like to interact with their exes, and I never quite understand it. I can understand if it was a bad break up, or if something horrible happened, but if you just don’t fit together? If you just grow apart? Grow up already. Take some time away from one another and move on, then remember the things you liked about each other.

Maybe you aren’t right at this moment, maybe you never will be, but you need to know how you need to live your life before you can try to work anything else out. Exes aren’t the enemy, even when they are history.

Sadly, Off Shift.

I would actually have loved to have been at work tonight, but that was apparently not to be. I’m only sort of okay with not being on shift, but it is the hand I was dealt this week, which is one of our slowest for the year. I’m lucky enough to have had some hours at least.

I also recently started to apply around again. I’m hoping that something will come of it soon, as it is kind of sucky to not have a job that has regular hours. I’m also hoping that with a couple more years experience under my belt now that I’ll have an easier time getting interviews.

Also, I’ve been getting my excited on again. Dragon*Con is coming up so very soon, and I’m all kinds of flailing about it. The guest list looks amazing, my Husband is even getting there. The only problem is that there was a mix up with our reservation with our hotel, so we are having to work to get that figured out as it is technically a holiday weekend, and that kind of bill we cannot afford. I mean, there are people in the area we could crash with, but it is ridiculous to do so when we got that reservation so long ago, and it has been checked since then with no problems.

For them to lose it now is pissing me off. But, the complaint has been filed, and we are just having to slosh through the mess.

Word Scores Galore.

I play Scrabble on facebook, and have been playing against a specific random person for the last almost year. It has been exciting, as I love to play Scrabble, and the person has been willing to play multiple games, often two and three at a time with me.

I’ve begun to wonder, though, should we be friending each other at this point? It isn’t like we talk very often, I just think that we find each other to be reliable playing buddies. I would like to be friends so that if something happens, and our games lapse for a while, we can still play with one another. I should probably ask her, but again, we don’t talk very often, and I don’t want her thinking that I’m some creeper.

All that being said, I’ve been having problems with one aspect of her play. On the Scrabble app on facebook, if you don’t have any words to play, you have to forfeit or skip your turn. Twice, Scrabble Buddy (SB) and I have gotten to the end of a game and neither of us has been able to play the final tile in our hands. I don’t mind forfeiting if I’m losing the game. But if I’m winning, I have a problem taking the forfeit, as it messes with your overall scores. SB will be just as stubborn about taking the forfeit, but she was losing by a large margin. It was quite annoying at the time.

I’ve been impressed by our games over the course of these months. She and I both play fairly strategically, so our games can be a volley of complex words and attempts at stunting the board for the other person. It’s fun, but sometimes a bit boring if we haven’t been particularly innovative in a while.

I’m trying to get my actual friends to play with me, though, as I really would like to have some new games available.

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