What I’ve been up to

So, I’ve been busy, as you can tell from the last of recent posts on this site.

Busy doing what, may you ask?

A whole lot of nothing, of course!

But I’ve found that a whole lot of nothing adds up to something, and that’s a busy Aubrey.

  1. Post election stuff. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the aftermath of the elections, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I really need to stop being so angry about some of the ridiculous things that are being said about the people who voted for Bush and just start laughing at just what people have been saying. A lot of this stuff really has a lot of comedic value. (This map, for example, and this website.) That’s all I’ll say about politics, however, as I don’t like talking about them and quite frankly, I’m sick of thinking about it.
  2. Nanowrimo. I’m up to 13,000 words in my poorly written, blatantly ripping off my life novel. It’s bad, really bad, but I’m okay with that because hell, I’ve written 13,000 words! And it’s not like I’m going to try to publish it or anything. At this rate I should be done around the time I go home for Thanksgiving, which I’m really, really looking forward to.
  3. Crafts and stuff. I’m always doing 4524342343 things at once, and right now isn’t an exception. I’m busy knitting a million different things; the second sock I actually started a few weeks ago accidentally became unravelled so I have to restart it at a later date. I was not pleased to see that a needle had fallen out of where I had left off on the sock, but I needed the needles for something else anyway so it did sort of work itself out. Also, following :krissy:’s lead, I decided I wanted to learn how to spin my own yarn. I bought my beginner’s kit from this woman’s Ebay store and I recieved it yesterday! I’m very pleased with it so far; the roving (aka big, fluffy pile of, well, fluff that becomes yarn eventually, once I learn how to spin it!) I bought is a beautiful teal with streaks of purple and midnight blue, and my bottom-whorl spindle is gorgeous as well. Actually learning how to use the thing will be an adventure, but I’m looking forward to adding yet another craft to the many I do already.
  4. Gaming. First of all, I am very amused that I even talk of gaming as a major part of my life, but it really is these days! I’m still playing :swg: and still loving my guild; I’ve been slacking off with doing actual crafting in the game but I still have fun talking with my guildies and having a good time. I’ve actually gotten in touch with one of our former guild members and I look forward to seeing him in game once again when he gets the money. I’ve also went ahead and pre-ordered :eq2: today; :scott:’s been talking about playing it for the past month or so and I also have a few other friends who will be playing. I didn’t think I’d be picking up this game, but after reading up on it a little bit, I decided to take the plunge and try it out. Plus, it will be fun to play a game again with Scott, as he stopped playing SWG months ago. I’m curious to see how this gameplay is different from that of SWG; I’m planning on being a dark elf coercer and I’m hoping to have lots of fun with it.

I think that’s about it; Scott came up this weekend and we spent the day yesterday visiting both sets of his grandparents. We had an excellent conversation on the drive back up to Bloomington, and I can’t wait to see him next weekend.