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When the cat’s away…

Yeah, this mouse doesn’t have time to play. One of my coworkers at the day job commented to me today that I’ve been “awfully quiet” over the past two days. Well, honestly, it’s because my editor over at SciFi4Me has been busy at his day job. So, since I have access to a computer for work, guess who a lot of the work falls to?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not remotely complaining. I consider it an honor to be among awesome people such as the current “Gang of Meddling Kids” (including the likes of Debbie of Seshat Travels, Kansas City Horror Club President Curtis Smith, and artist Molly Montgomery) and be able to be trusted to have my judgement trusted on publishing. I’ve just had a lot of stuff to get done on little sleep and time.

As a point of reference, since 8am yesterday morning, I’ve published my review of Diablo 3, a news article about Day One of E3, a Roundup of the latest news about The Hobbit, and an article in adoring memory of Ray Bradbury. I’ve also started research for my news article about Day Two of E3, this week’s Geekly with a Twist, and started drafting my review ontwo different books I’ve finished recently.

So, what on earth am I doing over here? Well, one, I’m totally procrastinating. I don’t have the ability to watch stupid YouTube videos at work, so, you know, there’s got to be something to kill some time! Aside from that, it’s a perfect mental break. Being able to write what I want is the perfect relief from any stress built up by the rigors of specific formats and genre news writing. Again, don’t get me wrong, I love my “job” as a contributor for SciFi4Me, but every once in a while I need to talk about what’s on my mind as opposed to what’s in the current media. 

Thanks for listening. 🙂 You’ve earned a baby hippo!

And the dice fall…fumble.

First and foremost: I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that’s been following me or otherwise interacting with this new blog. I totally appreciate the visitors and it makes me feel special as heck.

For that you get meerkats…because they’re freakin’ adorable.

So, last night I was craving prosciutto…today it’s D&D. Actually, this one’s been a long time coming, especially since our DM moved down to Warrensburg full-time. I haven’t been able to pick up my fighter since the boyfriend and I had a non-furry roommate. So, it’s been a while. Last night, the boyfriend and I got warning that our DM was going to be in town and wanted to hang out with us. Cue the happy dance!

Well, today, guess where I am? Yup. Sitting in my office writing to all of you. Not that you all aren’t super awesome, but you know…my dice are starting to get dusty. Just sayin’. They’re playing some modern age stuff that I’ve never quite understood. The point of gaming for me is to escape to a world entirely unlike our own. I realize the specific game they’re playing is set in a post-apocalyptic world, but isn’t that half of popular media these days? Zombies, for instance, have gotten to the point that they’re not even nerd or cult property anymore.

Okay, so I did the makeup on that one…but it still kinda exemplifies my point.

I dunno, I’m just for some old school-technology doesn’t exist-magic is integral-the only guns tend to blow up in your face-good times when I’m playing tabletop. Add in the fact that I really don’t know much about guns and, well, I guess my bias is based in something there.

Soooo…instead I killed some more Diablo III tonight. The game is still not growing on me, but I promised a friend I’d at least get through this one part of the game before entirely ripping it to shreds. I’ve been sworn to it gets better, damn I hope so!

And, of course, in other yummy food news…my dog ate the last of our raspberry cheesecake fudge. At least she didn’t eat the plastic it was in…still not looking forward to THOSE poops. I’m just glad there wasn’t any chocolate in it (whew!…I can’t do an emergency vet run right now!).

To everyone who’s been with me and has just joined me…thanks again. It’s time to take the dog out…and then crash.

OH! Also, if you haven’t checked out the blog I contribute for this week…hop to it! Don’t worry, I’ll still be here when you get back. 🙂 My Geekly is a fun one.

In addition, one of the bigwigs at Boom! Studios shared our comic book news show this month…check out the awesomeness!