January 1st, 2008

Bright fruits

Happy New Year! (RL)

I happily slept through midnight! Partying is for the young and for people who get more than five hours of sleep a night during the work week. ;) Apparently there were even fireworks set off, and light-sleeper me didn't wake up. ('Luckily' my cat has gone mostly deaf, so she can't be scared by them anymore.)

I never make resolutions -- even as a kid they seemed silly (if you want to make a change in your life, just do it! Why do you need some special day of the year?), but then things like birthdays always seemed silly to me, too (it's not like you really get older that day, it's just another day in the process). I was an odd child. :P

I'm feeling better today than yesterday, but then rest and food will do that for you. I tried out my new rice maker, and it seems like it's good (I added too little water this time, but that can be corrected next time). Now I just have to find some way to eat rice besides plain! I hadn't realized until now how nutrient-empty rice is; nothing but some carbs... Maybe next time I'll get brown instead of sushi rice (I like the super-sticky clumping kind you get in Japanese places, so I figured that was it).

And to wrap this up with some peace and love, in how many ways do you make this good man of God sick? I think I have six covered (people who watch more TV than read the bible, people who talk to their pets more than god, computer freak, sex pervert, money lover, and rock music), but it depends: What the heck is an ankle biter? And do 'rebellious' and 'women' make him sick or is it 'rebellious women'? What the heck is a fox hole religion? (Something to do with war? Maybe someone who finds religion only while under fire?) And I feel sorry for poor Sport, his testicles make that guy sick! ; ; *snerks* :D

Happy new year, everyone! Except Achi, since she doesn't want to be wished that *pats*. Hope everyone who had a bad year has a better '08 and that everyone starts writing their checks correctly right away!
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    okay okay

The FFXI part of the day...

My first event of the day set the tone for the whole day: Since getting the snowmen (ice energy and mega-storage), I set about to rearranging my moghouse. I had WAY too much stuff in it -- well over what I needed for 80 storage. (Part of it was to balance the energies but part of it was also because I liked how it looked.) I spent two hours rearranging and muling stuff, buying and reselling stuff, trying to get my house to the minimum amount I needed for 80 storage and ice energy as well as in some kind of shape that I could live with. In the end I hated it and put it almost exactly back how it was (one bookshelf switched for one 9-drawer almirah and four fish tanks sent to a mule). What a waste of time, except that the almirah-thing looks a lot better with those ice energy lamps I have -- reminds me a lot of Al Zahbi, enough to make me homesick. :}

After that I did my daily game-work and a quest to kill time -- anything to keep me from Campaigning. I'm so not in the mood for that anymore.

As static time grew close I packed and got all excited and happy and bouncy... then it was called off. Unpacked and spun my wheels more.

Eventually I decided to try to skill great axe (not really needed, but DRK can do it so whatever). I had heard tell about skilling on fortifications during offensive campaigns, so I headed to CN_S to try it out. Apparently the fortifications there are only level 35. >< I can't see GC or EN being different level, and when is some other zone going to fall to beastmen, so so much for that plan. Since I was there and it was a pain to get to (and since I had nothing else to do and was annoyed) I stayed there and flagged and beat on the fortifications. Made about 12K XP in a couple hours. o.O Felt like yet more wasted time, but this time it wasn't.

If not for the RL end of things (cooking rice! And getting cleaning done!) this would have been one of those horrible days where I felt like I might as well have been at work. :/
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