Monday, 11 August 2008

Boring Week

So, Button came home. This was both exciting and weird. I'd gotten used to living alone and now there's a giant man in my house. But we're adjusting nicely. And doing house shopping. This is exciting. Finally we have a mirror in the bedroom [now if only there were a way to attach it to the wall], among other essentials. Some [many] things must still be obtained. Gardening continues apace, with plans to rival our most extravagant house ideas. Though I was most disappointed to discover that one of my plant labels is lying.

On Friday, there was a LARP, Last Days of Winter. It was far more fun than the second [or third or fourth, for that matter] LARP I play around Dragonfire usually is. I tend to get LARPed out, occasionally. Luckily this LARP was saved, presumably due to the fact that I was completely preoccupied with something else when I arrived and we did not stand around waiting for hours. For whatever reason, the LARP was most enjoyable while being of a serious nature. I completely failed at attending Dragonfire however. On the upside, I presume that roleplaying will start up again on Wednesday!

On Saturday, we did house shopping, attempted to do blood tests [just because it's a public holiday it doesn't meant that the medical places should (a) be closed or (b) close early], bought pots and things, went out for sushi and watched a movie. We watched the new X-Files movie. There were a lot of things wrong with it, but I really enjoyed it and it made the shipper in me very happy. I'm not really sure why though, as that's about the only fandom I've cared about where I've never been a shipper.

Not much else has happened, it has been a boring week.

Saturday, 02 August 2008

Fountain of Youth

The LARP happened. It was most enjoyable and people should play it. Once again I was playing a character in love with Verolin's character. I shall attempt to restrain myself from details, as I'll get into trouble for that [and then you won't be able to play and you must!] The point is that is was most enjoyable, far more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be. That sounds like a very nasty thing to say, but it's true. My general experience with LARPs is that few of them live up to the expectation and many are marred by long waiting times prior to playing. This was plagued by a long period of waiting, but for a change the LARP actually made up for it. There are a few problems that need to be fixed, but I'm sure they will be.

This morning I spend working on costuming for next Friday's LARP, Last Days of Winter. All the Chinese-style dresses were too big [at least, all the ones in the right colour that I'd actually consider wearing]. But eventually I found something that was the right colour and could be made to work. I never thought I'd say this, but it would fit better if my chest were flatter. But it fits very nicely, though the plan of two underdresses will not work. I have other ideas though... Particularly considering the character's mixed heritage.

And now I'm going home to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and watch movies while eating strawberries and chocolate :)

Friday, 01 August 2008


So, movies with theOtherAmy happened. We went to see the new Batman. Unfortunately they were almost completely sold out, so we decided to see something else. We ended up watching Lust, Caution. I am quite sure I enjoyed it far more than I would've enjoyed Batman. It was a very good movie in that it was (a) a war movie (b) a spy movie (c) a love story. Also, it was directed by Ang Lee. You should go see it. Yoga with theOtherAmy also happened. Though it did involve a few complaints ["you never said it was going to be hard"], she has since come back and this is good.

Also: more repotting, communication and other things.

This evening, there is a LARP. I wasn't looking forward to it this morning [and my enthusiasm for next week's LARP has also waned drastically, unfortunately], but I'm feeling better about it now. Not feeling so good about tomorrow's much needed shopping, though. Sunday night's trip to the airport, however, is a high spot.