Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Well its 4 days until Christmas.

And I can't really say I am in the "Christmas Spirit" at all. Yes I am looking forward to opening gifts and stuff. I am just not as excited about it as I used to be. Probably becuase I know how much stress goes in to Christmas. Maybe it doesn't feel like Christmas, lasy year everything was white with snow and when it snowed for that brief moment on Friday my heart lit up at the pure excitement that it had snowed. I was gleeful, then it melted away and well so did the glee.

I haven't really be able to do a proper Christmas shop, where I scower a town or city for the perfect gift for my friends or family. I couldn't do this becuase A) I didn't have that much money. B) John would die of boredum and it would just stress me out more. So I shopped for the essentials, John, my mum and my brothers (excluding the on in China).

I also miss out on an oppertunity to go see my friends in Taunton as John is working, I cant get there on my own and once again no money. But hey! I have my LRP friends who made me smile when I was feeling like death warmed up on saturday...apart from Dan....he made me play and I had to pay for it, BUT I did physrep the ill effects of being in a sh*t shoot by feeling incredibly nausiated.  Anyway moving on, I will get to see my LRP friends again on Christmas Eve so that will make me very happy indeed. Maybe I will be excited about Xmas after then. Who knows?

I have a busyish time ahead of me. Besides Cara and Tom coming over tonight for thier bi weekly dinner. On Thursday, I have to make my area of the house spick and span for the holiday weekend. *le sigh. I shall play some good music and get it done in a flash. Apart from the washing ofc that takes all day. We  will need to get a big washer and dryer when we get a house. I should also probably get the ironing out the way as well. But then in the evening there is a Christmas special of DnD, which I am slightly worried about, becuase Christmas and DnD don't really mix, its like banana and jelly.

Friday, John is home. So we are going to set the table for Sunday for 11 people. I don't think I will ever cook for that many people. We were going to do it on Satuday but we at BC haing too much fun, then we will be too tired to want to extend to table and  then relay it for the large number of people. Then probably do it for 9 people the following Tuesday as Tom and Cara are having thier Christmas at his mothers.

Saturday as i said I LRP, which is nice becuase I get to see my friends one last time before the new year. Oh and its the last Merlin :(

Then its Christmas day where all hell might break loose. I get to open presents. Watch Dr Who. Drink the wine that Iw as given a month ago :P and share it with others ofc.

Then its monday and its back to business as usual.

I have started to write a little story to get my days going faster. I thought what if Valvossa had left Ithron at the banquet back in Nov? I think its going quiet well so far, I had a little trouble with working out the goodbyes but I did get a little help from my friends with some dialouge and some editing. Which I am greatful as I am rubbish at writing. I am past 7000 words which I think it better than my Nano becuase I think I have only been writing it for about 15 days. But the creative pace is slowing as I near a turing point in the story as Valvossa returns home. She will have a few problems to deal with. I am also thinking of someway of bringing Scut back in to the picture. I dont want to go back and write the whole thing again so I will have him already in Llaminisu.but I don't know quite waht to do with him really, I will have some fun with V and her siblings, some for of altercation between her and the warleader about a certain problem. An unexpected act of heroism maybe. I just don't want to make it a cliche.

Now  I must go back to writing and singing...probably out of key.

Merry Christmas to all my family and freinds.

Merry Christmas to my brother who having his first? Christmas in China...though I think it might be his second.

and Happy holidays to those who read this from around the globe.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

What is wrong with the world?

*Disclaimer: This will get ranty.

Lets see. The worlds economy is going to sh*t. People are striking. We are occupying our  cities. We are killing each other. We are doing pointless disgusting things like microwaving kittens for no bloody reason. We are 11 year old fathers. I look at the world and think, really, you can not be serious. I wonder how some people can be so stupid and guilable.

Its like all the Black Friday stories I have heard about, I almost didn't beliece my friend Peat when he told me about this women who pepper sprayed a crowd of people to get to a gmaes console that was about to sell out, but then I read it along with other BF stories on Oddee and I just couldn't beliee, this women said that it was in self defence, you madam are a liar. Some of the other ones that I read were just astonishing, like the man who had a heart attack in a shopping centre and people were just stepping over him, someone eventually noticed and called '911' but he died later that day. Several of the stories consisted of armed robberies in 'parking lots' stealing other peoples shopping.

Another story that made me dislike the human race a little more was the Justin Beiber fathering some child, it was obviously a cry for attention from some young American mother, but America believed it for a while. It's also like the guy who predticted the world would come to an end in May (there is even a post about him), the US believed that too, the world was skeptical and then it didn't happen, but according to my friend Jace he then tried to do it again back in October telling everyone he had made a mistake, well its December now so that makes him twice as wrong, so see you again in another 6 months for another end of the world old man?

Then there is the 11 year old father, this is another one of the UK's screw ups, clearly we are going about sex education the wrong way, I mean it worked fine for me and my friends when we were in school, I didn't want to catch some disease or have child, I still don't I am just responsible. I look back at the people from secondary school and some of them have 1 or more children. Some are even married, which I also think is a little mad to be honest, you really need to live life before tying yourself to one person, you'll regret it and I have seen it, one of my friends got married just as they left colllege and now they are no longer with thier wife, for reasons unknown to me but I am sure it was a good reason.

I have recently read an article on the Independent where someone/ some people broke in to someones home and put a kitten in the microwave, killing it, they took nothing, they just did this mindless act of cruelty. If I had it my way I would arrest those in question then put them in a microwave.

I think something needs to be done about the world. I know I have said this a million times but I do believe that my LRP characters life is better than mine, Amelia is having a great time, bussiness i s booming as far as a journeyman alchemist is concerned. I also really enjoyed Valvossa's life though right now she's feeling a little transparent. Ooh bad joke.

I know I have probably only talked and made no sense or made a point but I do this regularly, and with most things I regret it as soon as its said.

Ah what is life if you don't regret large chucnks of it along the way.