I make no excuses, I only say that my life has events arranged in such a way that blogging as consistently as I once did is proving quite a challenge. However, here are a few new things in my life that I either love or completely detest at this point.
Love: Cigar City Brewing Company I mentioned them in the post before the giant voting sticker, and I am still totally in love. I am extremely fond of beer, and to have a fantastic (and affordable) local brewery in my area makes me absolutely giddy.
Detest: Gold/Metallic Paint Not exactly new, but it has been present in my life more often in this short time period than previously. For anyone who thinks gold paint is awesome, I must believe that you have not worked with the substance. At first, everything is cool and sparkly. Then….it makes a stupidly obvious mess everywhere that cannot be remedied by begging, pleading, or even a full bottle of GoJO. No longer cool, but still annoyingly sparkly.
Love: Dragonvale I first heard about this game on the CogKnitive podcast from the wonderful and fabulous Dr. Gemma. In her segment “Something I Really Like,” she waxed poetic on the wonders of this game. I listened to her happy exaltations and then promptly forgot them. Then, my dear Handsome was talking about online games last night, and I had the idiotic impulse (you know, the ones that come late at night when you’re tired and your guard is lower than usual) to download this free app. Very. Poor/best/bad/wonderful. Decision. The premise is simple; one buys dragon eggs, hatches them, and then formats an island for said dragons to live upon while doing all kinds of fun things in the interim. Kind of like farmville, just with dragons that are way too cute for comfort. It is simply unfair how nifty this game is, and I am not going to admit how many times I fed my dragons today during my shift.
Detest: Zep Lubricant No, this is not the fun kind. This is the gak you use to keep the parts on an outdoor stage from rusting together. Extremely effective product, not exactly nice to use. Looks like a bodily fluid, smells like gasoline and contact cement, and it will eat through anything it touches (including skin). Only had to use this briefly, and twas enough for a few lifetimes to be sure. Felt quite terrible for SuperLady who had to use it for miles of chain…ickyyyyy.
Love: Banana Bread Herculine got me hooked on the cake, and now ZeldaStark has become my supplier of the bread. Seriously, every time we go to market, she shows up with a tin-foil-wrapped treasure that smacks of homemade wonder and sunshine. The bread is always moist and perfect. A delightful treat to get me through the week until she comes round again.
See? I promise I am still having adventures in living a life, and I promise to update thee as much as possible. And besides, the longer I go without writing, the more I will have to tell you. An excellent scenario, don’t you think?