Weekend Recap

Mr. Scruffy is amazing.  Not only did he help me mix down some spots while I was out of office last Friday, he got the music on my computer moved and working again with my iPod!

He also made another round of BBQ sauce, made some killer tacos for dinner, and has been working hard on the truck to get her going again.

He just has it going on.  Love the guy.

Honestly I feel like I didn’t really do a heck of a lot this weekend.  Nothing productive mind you, except for prepping some lunch and breakfast to grab and go for work.  (Yeah Mason Jar Salads and yogurt!)  Not sure I could handle another food coma at work this week.  I’m sure part of that eating and immediately wanting to nap afterwards has more to do with the crap I’m putting in my body than actually being tired.  So, salads, fruits and veggies…things I should be eating more of.

You’d think health and wellness would  be more of a no brainer and easy to manage, but it’s the equivalent to moving mountains for me.  I do good for a few days, then the ravenous Druid lady breaks free and wants to gobble up everything in sight.  And sleep afterwards.  🙂

Change my Chiropractor appointments (again) to Saturday mornings.  Still every other week.  Slowly and surely we’re getting somewhere.  The inflamation has come down so much that I can finally turn my head with very little pain.  The muscles are still tight as hell up there, but they’re not screaming or stopping all together when I turn my head and it’s been several months since I last lost any feeling in the nerves.  Progress!  After 8 months of this, it really is a relief.  It’s a little thing to be able to move or pop my neck, but every time it’s adjusted, it’s like I won the lottery.  It’s a great feeling.

Sunday we made a BBQ sauce drop off run for some friends.  In exchange for the BBQ sauce, we came home with three bags of produce from their garden.  Someone please tell me what I’m going to do with three bags of Zucchini and Squash.  Help!  Someone help me eat all this or figure out what to cook with all of it.  All I can think of is trying to find my veggie lasagna with eggplant, squash, and zucchini, but aside from that…I’m lost.

So if anyone has any great recipes, send them my way. 🙂  Thanks!

Out of Gas

Not sure what I did to over extend myself, but man.  All weekend I was pretty convinced I could go to bed by 5 o’clock and sleep until the next day.

The reality was that if I did that, I’d be up by Midnight, so of course I couldn’t do that.

But it seems to be carrying over into the week.  Even yesterday, 4pm seemed like a good time for a snooze fest.

Who’s with me?

Twitch it Up: Updated Again

Hi friend!

I’m making some little adjustments to my stream times.  The reason being Mondays have become pretty rushed between the Chiropractor appointments, my freelance, and running back to town for Mr. Scruffy.  So until our truck is up and running again, Mondays are on hiatus.  Besides, I’d rather be able to spend a bit more time on Mondays catching up with folks and in game.  So when they’re back on, I suspect I’ll adjust the time a bit too to match the rest of the week.

I’m still keeping the double stream on Saturdays.

So for now, here’s where we are for streaming.

 

Monday: Unscheduled
Tuesday: 7pm-10pm CST Progression Raid with Warcraftier
Wednesday: 7pm-10pm CST Progression Raid with Warcraftier
Thursday: Unscheduled
Friday: Date night.  Stream times announced via Twitter.  (Or updates about Mr. Scruffy and I having a proper date night out of game. 🙂 )
Saturday: Noon – 2 or 4 CST Warcraft and Chill (PVP, Questing, Alt leveling)
7-11 pm CST Normal Alt Raid/Questing/PVP/Dungeons with Warcraftier
Sunday: Unscheduled

Not a Party Girl

With my birthday coming up next week, the barrage of inquiries have started.  “What should we do for your big day?”  “Where are we eating?”  “What do you want?”  etc.

These quickly get replaced by “suggestions” of things to do, eat, etc.

And those quickly get replaced by massive amounts of exasperation over what I really want to do and my less than receptive acceptance of all the “suggestions” I’ve been given.

Sure, I bet that all sounds a little petty, but trying to make a big to-do over my birthday doesn’t really make me super excited or happy.  Because at the end of the day, when it’s all over, I’m usually sent on a guilt trip for doing anything at all.  And no matter what I pick, it isn’t really for me in the first place.

Getting a bunch of suggestions saying “We should go bowling for your birthday” or “Let’s play Mini Golf for you birthday!”  It sounds fun, but I know my dad has a bad back and always hurts after bowling.  Besides, if I go bowling, I want to do more than one game.  And no one wants to go into the arcade.  And after activities like these, it’s a lot of “That was so expensive.  Geez,” moments.

When it comes to dinner, it’s similar.  Let’s recommend all these fancy restaurants that cost a whole bunch that you would never go to in the first place, then complain about it afterwards if you do go.  I’m not really interested in the food at those places.  They’re all choices that others would rather go to and usually do frequent.  But if I suggest a place I’d like to go, I get chastised for it being a place I can always go to.  Isn’t that the point though?  It’s supposed to be my choice?  Regardless if I go there on my own?

Heck, even my choice of cake was ridiculed when I was asked what type of cake I’d like.  (Ice-cream cake over regular cake, because I don’t really like frosting, but chocolate with minimal frosting is good too.)

For the record, what I did decide to do this weekend has me pretty thrilled.  Cooking out with the family and playing Cards Against Humanity while having a few beers before band practice.

Give me great conversation, music, and fun at home rather than an extravagant outing any day.

Is it really necessary

PSA moment.

We’re all gamers here.  We all enjoy our games for various reasons.

And there are times we get a little to in to what we’re doing.  We get excited.  We get frustrated.  We’re in the moment and get caught up in it.

But where’s the line?  Is there one?

How about if you verbally attack someone that isn’t playing the way you play?  Especially after games have ended.

Aren’t games supposed to be fun?  Isn’t that their purpose?  Entertainment?

When did attacking other players outside of a game become acceptable?  Is that your entertainment?

It shouldn’t be.  And no, it should never be acceptable.

Let people play for fun.  Not everyone is playing with the goal of pro in mind.  Some people are playing to blow off steam.  To relax.  To, /gasp, have fun.  What a novel concept, right?

If and when someone upsets you in game, or isn’t performing to your standards/playing on your level, take a breath first and realize that if you go after another player in and out of game, that act is worse than one or two bad matches in a video game.  And it says a heck of a lot more about your lack of character than theirs if you follow through with being a dick out of game.

We’re all gamers.  Let’s be good to each other, okay?

❤ Scruffy