Jun 30, 2010
So, I realize that I keep saying this over and over again, but I still cannot get over the fact that it is the last day of June! Most importantly, I cannot get over the fact that I was able to successfully manage to blog every day for another month. It’s a bit crazy to think on, especially given that I’ve actually blogged more then I needed to because I had paid blogs to do as well. Even despite the craziness and the fact that I was pretty much ready to call it quits into the second week, I’m pretty damn proud of myself– as I should be, thank you very much.
The best part of all this? Is that I also managed to meet the minimum post word requirement each time which I know was really difficult for a lot of people. I won’t lie and say that writing at least 300 words each time was easy, but you can bet your ass that I pushed myself for it and now I can look back next year and see the fruit of my labor– which, come to think about it isn’t really much. Damn. Oh well, at least I won’t have to worry about coming up with something to write tomorrow and my poor head can rest. Plus! You’ll get better blogs since I won’t be completely blogged out and just ramble on for the sake of it– oh shit, I’m doing that now.
In any event for those who participated, good job and for those who managed to blog every day of June, great job, and for those who managed to be awesome like me and not only blog every day of June but also meet the minimum 300 word, no protected post requirement– spectacular job! You deserve a cookie, but don’t expect one from me.
Jun 30, 2010
While a lot of people might find this weird, I actually find this to be incredibly sexy because my husband is always trying to obtain knowledge in whatever form he can. One of the first things he did after we started to really settle into the house was set up a monitor with a keyboard and mouse in the kitchen that is connected to an old ass laptop. Now one would assume that the reason he did this was to be able to look up recipes, etc while he was in the kitchen, but for him that was not the case at all!
The reason he set it up (speakers included) was so he had the ability to download tapes on old trials that covered anything from the Gulf Coast Jones Act to the health reformation acts and so on and so forth. He’s the type that can just sit there and listen to these recordings all day and find knowledge and interest in how the law works and how proceedings take place in a courthouse.
I know it’s probably uber dorky of him and a lot of people probably find that strange, but to be honest I think it’s hot. I love a man who is intelligent and seeks to expand that intelligence so for me it’s a great aspect of who he is and I love him even more because of it!
Jun 29, 2010
Which is evident by my decision to not renew my WoW subscription, but instead start over from scratch. Part of the reason I left WoW is because it became a different game after the content was nerfed and I will admit that I NEVER could let go of vanilla WoW. As a result, I could never get back into the game. Sure, I’d play for a spell but then I’d get bored and stop playing for several months to years. I decided that in order to really pull away from my WoW roots, I needed to start over with a new account and roll a completely different faction. Yes, that’s right this Ally girl is going Horde. It should be an interesting transition but I’m excited about it nonetheless.
On a even better note, WoW works on Jenn‘s computer and despite a few camera issues, she was able to play today without issue, which excites me. She’s starting out as all of us started out with our first MMORPG, frustrated, annoyed and wanting to quit. I’m trying to be supportive by telling her that it’ll get better and she just has to barrel through it, but as we all know cause we’ve been there, it’s always much easier to quit then keep pressing on. I don’t want to give up on her though and it is my mission to get her to a place where she is comfortable playing. For those who went through a similar issue, comment here and let her know that we’ve all been there and it does pass.
So on top of WoW, I’m still playing Aion which should be interesting. I’ve never really played two MMORPGs simultaneously, but I figure I can play Aion during the day/afternoon while Robby is working and then WoW at night when he’s here so I can get the extra experience for playing with him. It works and will keep me occupied and I think for the sake of needing a break, I’ll try and fit a bit of Sims in there as well1. At the very least, I’ll have something else to do that doesn’t revolve around my refreshing Ecstasy and trying to find something to alleviate my boredom.
For those who are concerned, I am not an addict, nor have I ever gotten addicted. It’s just a means to pass the time with friends and to serve as a release we can afford– because as much as we’d love to fly out to Maui, our checking account says no way in hell. It’s sad, but true. I think I’ll go cry now.
1. Jennifer, this does not mean I will have less time for you, so don’t give me that pouty face or eyes. I love you and will talk to you every day as I have been.
Jun 29, 2010
As most of you know Robby suffers from sleep apnea. After a sleep study confirming our diagnosis he was giving a sleep apnea machine, which I am pretty sure is a respironics oxygen concentrator, but I’m not exactly sure. It sounds correct and given that I am entirely too lazy to Google it, we’ll just got with that, m’kay?
In any event this little baby has done wonders for the quality of sleep he’s getting and for our relationship period. Prior to his diagnosis and prognosis, his snoring had gotten so bad that I had to sleep in the spare bedroom because it would keep me up. Imagine, having to sleep in another bed away from the man/woman you love and imagine how much that strains the relationship. It definitely wasn’t a pleasant experience and I am so glad we got it taken care of.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition. His dad suffered from it which caused his mother to also sleep in a spare bedroom and by the time his dad decided to do anything about it, it was several years later and their marriage had deteriorated behind all help. It’s a bit sad to think that that was part of the problems they had and I am just so fortunate that my hubby cared enough to get help to salvage our marriage.
Jun 28, 2010
It’s a little astonishing to believe that the year is half over. It seems like yesterday that we were just beginning 2010 and now we’re halfway through it. It’s exciting but also a bit depressing at the same time because there’s the realization that I am actually getting older and that my parents were right when they said kids grow up too fast. It never feels that way when you’re younger, but now looking back it seems as if the years just flew by and here I am today: married and thinking of starting my own family.
So far this year has been great. After every thing that happened in 2008 and the time spent to try and rebuild everything that had crumbled in 2009, it feels great to have a year where things seem to be going to smoothly and the relationship I have with Robby is stronger then ever, though others might feel that it should have deteriorated long ago. I’m lucky and fortunate to have a great man in my life that loves me unconditionally and values the relationship we have. Sometimes I have to stop and catch my breath because I can’t believe how lucky I am and worry that it may all just be an illusion and yet, he’s always there to remind me that’s not the case at all.
It still saddens me to see so many that I love and care for in relationships where they’re hurting and unhappy. Worse still, I feel helpless to do anything for them and I wish I had the power to make it all better– to fast forward through the hard, dark times so that they can be greeted by the dawn, just as I was. Instead, all I can offer is a helping hand and an ear that will listen and a heart that understands. For those of you struggling to fight through the darkness, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I lived it and I survived and I know you will too.
Jun 27, 2010
So I just spent the past 3 1/2 hours working on a powerpoint presentation that covered Judaism that was supposed to be geared towards children ages 9-14. Personally for me, if I was a child that age I would find it a bit overwhelming considering all the information I was suppose to go over. It was a bit ridiculous and I’m glad it’s over. I honestly wonder where they get the idea that assignments like these make sense to do, because honestly if I was that age my first thought would be, and I care why? So yes, apologies to anyone who has to be inflicted with the crappy assignment that they gave me.
Thankfully, I have my own resident Jew who was able to give me a bit more detailed information that was not found in the text! Instead of having to look up additional information, I merely had to IM Hillary and she was able to tell me what I needed to know. Speaking of Judaism, I would make a terrible Jew. No, I am not kidding. I am sorry but for me to be considered unclean during my menstrual period and unable to have sex with Robby for 7 days after my period, that just would not fly. I would have HUGE issues with that, though come to think of it, he would too, lol.
In any event for those who really practice Judaism to its fullest, kudos to you for having that type of commitment. It still baffles me that there are actually people who live that way but then I suppose if you were raised in that manner, anything else would seem alien, so maybe it’s just really an outsider looking in thinking that it is absolutely, positively crazy. Okay, yeah that’s exactly what it is, but that’s beside the point, especially when my resident Jew, feels the same as I do.