TIME. — So lately I haven’t seemed to have time to do much of anything! With me going out the door for deployment next week, you’d think time would be critical. Oh, it is, of course, but packing should be a snap and I can’t box up my electronics to take while I am using them. As the days tick down, you’d think I’d be in a mad frenzy to get all my affairs in order. The funny thing is that I have, but also clocked an obscene amount of hours on my XBox playing Skyrim. Devin and I pre-ordered our respective copies, and picked them up with the mom’s basement dwellers at Gamestop’s midnight release. The game is so immersive that I find it odd that I am even taking the time to blog. It’s like World of Warcraft, but on a whole different level of addictive… but not Krokodil addictive. Folks, some things you can never, ever un-see. Gross.
But anyway, I’ve had an easier time at work lately, due to Veteran’s Day and a lighter work load around the holidays/deployment so the gods have blessed me with bountiful Skyrim time. In a way, it’s beneficial for Larry to be gone so he won’t witness the insane ignoring I would be doing. As of today, I’m a level 37 Nord. Geek twitch.
HOLIDAYS. — Shopping for a Christmas card for Larry today, all the romantic cards mentioned:
- Cuddling and/or smooching
- Being happy to spend thrilling time together
- A beautiful Christmas season
What a bunch of rat turds. I won’t be smooching or cuddling and it’s ugly in Afghanistan around the base 7,411 miles away. Way to harsh my Christmas mellow, Hallmark. I settled with one with glitter n’ ornaments on it. Why don’t card makers have something like:
Won’t be seeing you again this Christmas
Hope crappy Afghani terrorists bring you the warmth and glow
of this enchanting season with their laughable AK-47 aiming skills
CLICK. — As a deployment gift, Larry bought me a Canon Rebel EOS T3i. It’ll be perfect for the beautiful spaces in Guam, as well as our trip to the Mediterranean next August. We had such a hard time with cameras last summer in Germany, as in half of the photos we took didn’t turn out on the film cameras we brought. Strictly digital now. I bought a cute bag to go with it. In fact, I’ve bought a couple nice things online lately. Observe.
My desk is a vintage mid-century Ebay find. It has a formica top and metal drawers with wooden fronts. The records from top to bottom are: 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Beatles: Revolver (my mom’s), Igor Stravinksy: The Rite of Spring. Luckily, I have doubles for listening!