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Long time, no blog

Posted July 15th, 2010 at 3:50 AM by Misheard Whisper
Updated April 29th, 2011 at 5:34 PM by Misheard Whisper

Hmm, so, it’s been a while.

Today was a good day. I did just about a whole Classical Studies project in less than four hours (after sleeping in past ten) and now I’m amiably swearing at my internet connection while writing this on Microsoft Word while I wait for the bastard to connect. It’s too damn cold to get out of bed and go reboot the router, so I’m just doing everything I can down this end, up to and including restarting the laptop.

Oh, great, I got the ‘Windows cannot connect to DLINK’ message. You know what that means, right? Time for quarter past eleven walkies. *shiver*

I think I’ll just finish this blog first and pray a bit.

So what else interesting has been happening in my life? I’m on term break, as you may have guessed, and I spent the first week of it out of town, with no internet access in a little town full of elderly relatives. I had my little sister with me, plus two annoying younger cousins and one the same age as me (who I got to spend one afternoon with). Other than them (and my aunt and uncle that I don’t know very well), I didn’t speak to anyone the whole week who was seventy if they were a day.

I had been intending to use the time to do homework without distractions, but it just didn’t happen somehow, so I’m left doing it now. So in short, some friggin’ holiday. Thanks, Mum, for volunteering me for this. I got bored to death, read half a dozen books, used up all the free trials for the games on my laptop and half of my clothes smell like Golden Retriever.

Been hanging out at the library a fait bit since I got back. It’s nice to get out of the house, and they have free internet there now, yay. And since I can take my laptop along and hook in, I don’t have to queue for my half-hour slot on the library computers like everyone else. (who it seems, have nothing better to do than check Facebook and play flash games. Sigh.)

The library is also near my new favourite store, a place called Vagabond. They do ‘Games & Collectables’.

Yeah, in other words, they sell Yu-Gi-Oh cards, anime, and anime figurines. For the latter two, all I can really do is window-shop, thanks to the exorbitant pricing ($30-35 a DVD being the average and the figurines costing from $50-100+ depending on size), but I seem to have discovered a long-buried enthusiasm for children’s card games :P If I think about it logically, it appeals to everything I find exciting: battles, monsters, dragons, maths (not that maths is usually exciting, but . . . y’know.), strategy, and, well, card games.

Also, YGOTAS. Need I say more?

So I now have a deck, hopeless as it may be. It doesn’t have much real focus as of yet, but I plan to get myself a Warrior-type Structure Deck and integrate it with my current mishmash to get something resembling an effective deck. (Currently, it’s mostly Commons from the 30-cent bin, plus a handful of spell cards + a couple of monsters I got from a friend who doesn’t play much anymore, with a Different Dimension Dragon tossed in as the only rare card I own.)

Then, of course, I have to find someone to play. I might just drop by the Strategic Card Games club at school. They just sit around in the Japanese classroom every break (how appropriate) and play Magic: The Gathering, YGO and, um . . . Mario Kart?

Oh, I watched I’d Do Anything this evening. If you know what it is, you’ll know, and if you don’t, I can’t really be bothered explaining it this close to midnight. Google is your friend. Anyway, I watched five of the eight contestants (including one of my personal favourites) completely butcher their songs, yet the only thing I clearly remember is that Samantha (the favourite I mentioned earlier), while slaughtering her rendition of Since U Been Gone, was sporting a wonderful Grade B Zettai Ryouiki with thigh-boots and a short blue dress. I’m kind of ashamed that I recognised and categorised it so easily, but just a little proud as well. I’ll see if I can find a picture, maybe.

OK, time to check the internet. Agh, son of a –

Right, brb. Just going to get out of my comfy, warm bed and shiver my way up to the router to give it a stern talking to. If that doesn’t work, I may just have to go to sleep before one a.m. for a change.

Aaagh, that was cold. At least the internet looks like it just might work now.

Hooray it does but for how long I don’t know

Holy crap it died again after like five seconds.

Gosh darn.

Hmm, what else can I talk about to pass the time?

I had roast chicken for dinner. Hmm. It was good. I got served up three drumsticks, and was quite pleased to find myself with two of them left after eating everything else. I was tempted to go at them one in each hand, but for decency’s sake I stuck to the cutlery like a teenager sticking to the cutlery.

Beat that simile, I dare you.

Hah, I got the net working again.

See what I did there? XD
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