Check out my new computer. It's a bunch of my old parts (HDD, Card reader drive, etc. shoved into Timber's old box. I added a sweet drive in the top bay; now, I just need to wire in the controllers and write a driver for them.
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Recently, I’ve changed up my habits and schedules. I’ve been showering nightly, rather than in the mornings. I shampoo my hair once every two days or so, rather than every day. I’ve been focusing on brushing my teeth more than once a day, and trying to get my paws ready for parkour this spring. While slightly uncomfortable at times, I sleep under one blanket with the window open, for deeper sleep. Overall, it's a relaxing and welcome change. I just need to regain my foothold in getting to bed at a decent hour.
Parkour training has consisted of running home from Hampden and Chambers barepaw. It’s been snowing recently, which I found surprisingly comfortable. Then again, the wind hasn’t been picking up. I figure if my exposed hands get uncomfortable, then I shouldn’t remove the shoes, as my feet, additionally, make contact with cold cement. My digits seem to want to spread apart again, which is good, yet when I wear my shoes (pretty much buses, public indoors, and at work, now), my feet and calves ache. I need to get better shoes, and I’d like to make my own, but that’ll have to wait. I need them now. :P
Safeway workers finally accepted their employer's contract. Eh, I don't care... but I forgot to picket! Oh no! "Let's Strike! ... PSYCH!" "I don't belong in my union! I don't have a negotiation fetish! (and I don't want to bargain for one, either!)" Well, early next week, our DM will be issuing us gift cards as some sort of compensation that doesn't come close to evening out in the long run (hopefully I won't be here to see the long run x.x). I should be getting one with $400, which I'm going to put into my Road Trip fund, Luigi Largo's outfit, and new shoes. Maybe some Five Fingers, too, if my digit muscles are giving me trouble (I hear those shoes are 'delicious' *shudder and gag* Somebody needs to refine their vocabulary. x.x )
Timber and I went to Cheapo Discs sometime last week, Picked up some decent music. On that trip (and the one afterward, to Nick's employer) I came across a lot of smells. My sense of smell is the sense that connects me to my memories the most. I smelled so many things driving around Denver. Not all were pleasant, but the one distinct smell I recall brought memories of meeting Timber. The trouble is, I don't remember those memories the way I typically do, through a third-person visual vantage point; rather, I just remember the smells and feelings. Are either of these memory recalls typical for anybody else? Which sense is your best memory trigger?
Nick's back in town. He, Ashleigh, Ian, and I just hung out over the new year transition. It was alright. Ian and I started watching Repo! The Genetic Opera, but he couldn't finish it. Ashleigh and Nick arrived later, and we watched Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within and played some Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Mario Bros. I forgot how close Nick and I are. We are brothers, ya? ( <- read like Wakka)
Oh, we learned last night, through IMDB, that John DiMaggio, the actor who voiced Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, also voiced Wakka and Kimahri in Final Fantasy X.
But, anyway, Nick and I were talking about how a lot of our ideas that we were making into an RPG were taken. Like Axel, the antagonist wizard, was used in Kindom Hearts, and how he stole Nick's girlfriend's body sounds just like the plot in Spirit Tracks.
I made some brandy balls, too. Vanilla Wafers, Walnuts, Brandy, Powdered Sugar. Mmmm. :D