Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sometimes life is that Exciting

So, tonight was pretty entertaining for a few reasons. The first being that I didn't stay home playing DDO (Dungeons & Dragons Online). It's an MMO based in the D&D world of Eberron and pretty fun. It's also free to play, which is super fantastic for poor kids like me. Myself and the other residents of Nerd Palace have all created characters and I've been playing by myself to get the hang of things since I haven't played a PC game in over a year, and that had been World of Warcraft, which has different commands. I've made 2 characters, one is a wizard and the other a cleric.

The second reason being that I went and saw Iron Man 2 in theater for $1.75 with a few friends. Yes, you read correctly: $1.75 for a movie.

There is this wonderful place about 15 minutes away from my house that shows movies that are out of regular theaters and are about to go onto DVD for really cheap, which is awesome if you're poor or really wanted to see a movie but don't want to pay an arm and a leg to go when it first came out or don't want to spend the money to buy the DVD. Plus, when the ticket price is that low you can totally splurge on a big box of candy, popcorn and a drink and not break your wallet. The best part about this place is that on Tuesdays they have a special price of $0.75! Yeah, it's pretty sweet and I go at least once a month when I'm bored and don't want to stay at home. The only draw back is that each movie only has a limited amount of showings each day, sometimes only 1 for the entire day.

Ohohoh! So, when we got to the theatre we were early and got the best seats in the house (you know the ones, middle of the middle) and before the lights went out a group of 9 girls in varying styles of lolita clothing came in and took up an entire row. It was awesome because outside of a convention I've never seen girls dress up in loli-gear. One of the girls was wearing a pink wig with 2 pigtails.. and she moved the detachable pigtails from the top of her head to the sides so that people wouldn't complain about her hair being too big. It was really funny. Plus, it was freaking Iron Man and you would never expect to see girls in babydoll skirts and Maryjane's to be there.

But IM2 was pretty awesome and I can't wait for the Thor movie to come out because hopefully that means the return of the Hulk (Edward Norton Hulk, not that other crappy one). To be honest, I'm not really that big of a comic book nerd but I really like Iron Man and all the other Avenger characters because they have really good stories to them. So, yeah, you should totally see mister hotty pants, Robert Downey Jr, being a sarcastic, self-centered jerkface. Plus, the tech level is pretty sweet. It'll be cool if one day computers and stuff work like Tony Starke has. Not that I'll ever use it since I'm terrified of technology getting to the point where it can think for itself and then overthrows humanity. (Terminater, the Matrix and Battlestar Galactica have fueled this fear)

After the movie we went to Steak and Shake for food since things didn't go as planned and we left later than we wanted to be able to get food before the movie started. And by "didn't go as planned" I mean Frank had to wait for a cop to do a search on him because he had been spotted trading a gun for drugs in the parking lot of Big Lots.

The quick version is that Frank's dad was in town for a few days and parked his RV in the Big Lots parking lot. Frank had some of his dad's guns and brought them so that his father could have them back. His dad gave Frank some pain pills to give to Joy because she gets really bad migraines. Apparently some good citizen saw this take place and called the cops. After straightening out the gun situation, the cop ran Frank's ID to make sure he wasn't wanted for murder or something else. Therefore, we didn't leave on time.

So, we went to eat and stayed for like 2 hours telling stories and being totally irresponsible with ourselves. I'm still being irresponsible, actually, because I have work at 7:30 (4 hours from now) and I'm not asleep. In fact, I probably won't go to sleep tonight and will just crash after I get off of work at 1. The glory of working at a coffee place is that I'll just load up on the bean juice until my eyeballs pop out. With my luck I'll overdo it and won't be able to go to sleep. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it in 9 hours.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sometimes I wish I were Veruca Salt

So, I spend a good bit of each week (usually at 3 in the morning) drooling over things that I want to own. Etsy is totally to blame for this, of course, it isn't some flaw of my making at all. At any given time I have a few pages of things that I want with a firey passion. From soap, lip gloss, corsets, nerdy shirts, cute jewelry, and steam punk accessories.. I have it all listed. And about once every month or so I go through removing things that other people have bought and paid for. It makes me sad to see some of the things go.. and yet, some things I have had my eye on for a year or so and they haven't joined the list of things deleted. It gives me hope that one day I will have money to splurge and that item will become mine. So that I can be happy and share it for like two weeks before I decide that it's only for ___ occasion or ___ costume/character. I am more interested in the idea of owning something than in owning it in actuality.

When I go shopping, for example, I will find something that I think I cannot live without. To test this, I walk around the store with it as I look at other items. Usually by the time I am ready to leave the store the decision on whether or not I NEED it has been reached and I either put it back where it belongs or go to check out. This works wonders when I don't really have the money to spend on yet another tube of chapstick (which I am addicted to because I hate chapped lips) or even a box of Pocky. This even works on clothes, which I hate buying.. which is why my newest clothes are all from thrift stores and are things that I don't actually wear in real life, but in my fake life known as LARP. It's weird, I know, but it's how I go shopping. Hell, who am I kidding, I do it at the grocery store too.

I'm pretty sure that this is a skill that parents everywhere learn after their child is old enough to want things, but it's just something that I do.

But the thing that sucks is when a holiday that is known for gifts comes around and I'm asked what I want I say "I dunno... can't think of anything..." and then end up getting a gift card for a book store or something else that I'll use with glee. And then the next time I go look at Etsy there will be a dozen or so items that I could have asked for, staring at me like "But... you could be wearing us NOW, dimwit" and then I pout.

SO, if ever an occasion comes around and you want to get me a gift, just ask for a link of my favorite items on Etsy.

The First: An Introduction of the Main Characters

So... yeah. I've gone and started a blog. Now I just have to think of funny things to say so that I don't feel dumb. I guess I could explain why I have started this thing (idle curiosity) and the meaning behind the name (it's the table number that I sat at on my birthday and I couldn't think of anything else) and who I am (a newly 25 year old who stays up too late playing FB games or reading at least 4 times a week).

Well, that wasn't too bad. And they say that blogging is hard. Heh... famous last words, methinks.

Anywhoo (STFU Lich Cat!).. yeah, maybe I should start with a list of characters that will frequent my daily, weekly and monthly ramblings.

**The Roommates**

*Carol: We used to work together back in Savannah in the cafe at Barnes & Noble. After finally being convinced that she wasn't a spy for the store manager we became friends and spent a lot of time sitting on her living room floor, sewing and gluing things together in the name of creativity. I once got high on her porch while spray painting papermache and chicken wire armor for her and Kristy. Carol also has really big boobs and milk products hate her.

*Kristy: Also another B&N refugee that I befriended after we started to compare the buttons we had on our messenger bags. She introduced me to LARP and hardcore costume making for conventions. It was her idea to make the aforementioned armor. Kristy has an online comic that she doesn't update anymore, despite my threatening to baby gate the computer room until she does. She also cannot fend for herself when it comes to food, a prime example being that she once ate a tortilla filled with cream cheese for dinner.

*Cathe: Kristy's girlfriend and cat fanatic. She works at a vet and I'm pretty sure she's a profession student since in the 5 or so years I've known her it's only in the last 7 months that she hasn't attended school. When we go to conventions she is usually turned into the Bag Bitch while we get our pictures taken as she does not do cosplay with us. Cathe eats nothing but fruits and vegetables because she loves animals too much to eat them. She is also addicted to Fallout 3.

*Joy: One of Kristy, Carol and Cathe's Final Fantasy 11 guild members that moved from California to live with us because we were that freaking awesome. I wish I were kidding, but that's basically how I know her. Joy is completely random in anything that she does, which can lead to hilarious things. Her only flaw that I can see is that she's a vegetarian and fills the fridge with Tofurkey and Not Bacon. Gross.

*Mish (Michelle): Joy's girlfriend who moved with her from California. She is very quiet and shy.. like, when we met she was totally absorbed into the Bleach game for the DS. I think we may have exchanged like 10 words the entire weekend. She joins Cathe in the living room and plays Mass Effect 2 on another TV while Cathe plays Fallout.

*Frank: Joy and Michelle's roommate from California who decided to join them on their cross-country drive and move. He's the token boy for the house.

**The Cats**

*Patches: Kristy's childhood pet, making her really old, like 14 or something. She has creepy eyes and three legs. (Orange, calico)

*Kit (Lich Cat, Skinny Bitch): Cathe's childhood pet, also making her really old. She's really skinny, has no teeth and patchy fur. She screams in the middle of the night because she's either lost or wants something. (Black and White)

*Maggie (Magrathea, Fat Maggie): Cathe's rescue cat. She used to have a gang, back when she was a stray. Being a stray means that she is obsessed with anything related to the food or outside. She is the bane of my existence because she always wants to get in the sink or on the counter or steal peoples food. (Brown and stripey)

*Simon (Dr Tam, Dr Spit): Simon once had a sister named River but she died last year from kidney failure. The remaining Tam Cat has a horrible case of herpes eye and is allergic to his own feet. He's also kind of skittish but really sweet.. if it weren't for the fact that Maggie taught him bad habits. (Black)

*Quincy (Quincers, Basement Cat): He made the move from California and lives downstairs because Kit tries to kill him whenever she can. He is enormous and afraid of everything. Seriously, everything. (Grey and fluffy)

*Maya (Twiddles, Kaylee, Yama Maya): The most recent addition to the house known as Nerd Palace. She was a baby stray that was brought in to Cathe's vet office and came home to be given medication and human interaction. After a few name changes she was adopted by Joy and spends part of her day scaring Quincy and showing Simon just how much she loves him by jumping on his head, back and tail a million times in the day.

**Other People**

*Jodi: My best friend of 10 years (holy crap) from Savannah, she lives down the road from me once more.

*Steve (Scuba): Cathe and Kristy's former roommate, Jodi's current boyfriend. He wears Hawaiian shirts nearly everyday.

*Mickey: He runs the Superhero game that me, Carol, Kristy, Jodi, Steve, James and Frog play on 2 Monday's each month.

*Heather (Pixie): She can kill you with her knowledge of how to save you. She works for the county as a rescue person.. normally that means she sits in front of WalMart and makes snarky comments. She is made of glitter and doom.

*James: Mickey's roommate. His girlfriend is Jen.

*Frog: One of Mickey and Carol's friends. His wife is Emily. Carol hangs out with them every Tuesday.

So, I think that might be everyone that will be mentioned at least once a month. Wow.. that's a lot of writing. Maybe I should leave it there for the night and go check FB...?