Technically the party was before Christmas, the gifts were after, but whose marking days. Also, STtNG comes with my nagging mother, I'm certain. 'Is it there yet!?' x 10.
Also, I spent time at my Aunts for Christmas with the Family. I only spent 3? hours there, but still good. Ate much cake, randomly kabitzed. Saw the tattoo on my cousins back had grown from this little thing to the very large very beautiful thing. Was amused when boyfriend said she had 7, cousin insisted with hard stare she had 5. Made Aunt cry, but in a good way when I told her about what her birthday card meant to me. Fixed a minor computer problem. Wondering if my youngest cousin is going to go into theater because he's 1) an attention whore and 2) likes acting things out. Discussed cars with said above boyfriend. Talked about health of my middle cousin who has, unfortunately, health issues. Made my Aunt laugh when I told her that for the first time I was actually the confirmed 'oldest' at a random grouping of individuals! Actively discussed why 3 of my Aunts daughters seem to have an incling towards makeup &|| haircare. Even the dog is loosening up and was friendly! Felt like I was part of a family. Did I mention pie? :)
Anyways. Lately I've been enjoying leveling my shaman with dragoni82. And in the spirit of memories past, we salute past efforts via bemocked and arafel_sidhe. Also, anyone WTB the services of a 60 prot warrior, pve alliance side? Aaaanyways.
The game has slowly been loosing momentum for me due to drama, and it's nice to just play with a friend and not stress and whatever. My schedule makes it hard to play with friends (see above), so its nice to find the social aspect I've lost out on. The game is more enjoyable via veg+convo. Now if only I could multiply us by about 25 to get 50 decent fun to hang out with and raid folks? :)
And they need to be close enough to go do things with. I'm not afraid to tell you my new years resolution, its pretty simple: Take Better Care of Myself. I know that sounds cheesy, but there it is. I need to look into activities I can do that get me more out and about. Martial arts, maybe a membership at the y (gyms intimidate me, not sure why), brush my teeth twice a day (every day!), etc. When I was in Boston with Dachary it reminded me of the simple joy in just...wandering. And then I see all the neat things bemocked does and I'm like, "I need to get me some of that.' :)
So yeah. Also, need to figure out where I can exist between the, 'I can't deal with stupidity' and 'I feel bad for crushing your stupidity' without drowning in my own guilt. :)
You wouldn't know it to be reading this, but I was going to actually post some fic. It keeps percolating in my head. The problem is that when I start to write it, I get bogged down in the process of extracting it from my head, this vision with texture, taste, smell, and sound...and putting it on paper. The key parts are there, and I think about them sometimes when I'm showering, bored at work, or just plain doing the dishes...
Instead, I'm going to go watch some of STtNG