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I'm just sitting here reading The Hunger Games, so I thought I'd update, I've gotten used to the laptop a bit more, so this is pretty exciting, Someone's actually going to show me how I can watch Netflix using the Windows Media Center, so I'm excited about this. Sure, I got kind of tired of Netflix, but now that I've not watched it for two weeks or so, I'm like, "Hey, I wonder what's going on in my shows?" Kind of hypocritical, I guess, but it's ok. I don't really mind. Ya don't know what ya got till it's gone. Sure, it's not really gone, but that song just popped in to my head.
I've decided that I'm going to have my birthday celebration at Eldo's again this year. I'm not sure who will all come, but I'll vow to have a good time regardless. Last year's celebration was quite a lot of fun, so I'm hoping this year's celebration will be all that much more fun. I've made some new friends/acquaintances, through out this year, so I'm hoping that they can attend. Some of them are karaoke type people, so we'll see what ends up happening. I had suggested to Michele that she and I have a party that Friday night at her house, but I'm thinking that's not going to happen, since I'm not sure exactly what's going on with her and Lincoln. Furthermore, I'd not want to invade her house, since that wasn't how I was raised at all. I'd just thought that it'd be sort of fun. If it did happen, Rachel might have been able to have come, and met that group of friends, and Rachel being there would mean so much to me. Same as if Liz were to come. I've not seen Liz since 1996, I think, and seeing her would make my decade. Not really exaggerating about that in the least.
My father's been on this chicken nuggets kick lately, and he'd asked if Bob and I could get him some nuggets after the Skeletonwitch show Thursday night. We'd ended up getting snow, and by the time the show was over, McDonalds was serving breakfast, so we bi passed. Bob said though, that he'd bring Dad some of them on Sunday morning, when we go out to wings. I told Bob that I didn't want him to feel like Dad expected Bob to get him food, and Bob said that he didn't feel that way at all. I was kind of glad for that, since that wasn't the first time that Dad's done that kind of thing. he gets on those kicks sometimes, where he'll get on wanting a certain fast food for awhile, then it'll fade. I guess this time it's nuggets.
Wendell's been sleeping all day, but this is usual for when I hang out with Bob for a couple days. Funny thing though, is she acts all tired like when she's working, but then when she's not working, she wants to play. She's not shied away from her harness, or anything, so I'm just not sure what to do. I do want her to have a good time being a normal dog, but if she wants to work, I'm not going to stop her from it.
That's all I've got to say for right now. This updating has become fun again.
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I feel as though I've not read much since July, and this is rather saddening. July did end up being a pretty good month, all things considered. Rachel's was fun, hanging out with Chenelle was fun. The rejection as far as trying to resume a friendship wasn't fun, but I'm over all that. I've thought of trying to resume another friendship, but we'll see. Some things just aren't meant to be, and I can accept that. I won't pretend the friendship never happened, since everyone comes in to your life for either a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Maybe that particular situation was a reason, or a season. I sure learned from all of it.
August ended up being pretty good though. Saw both Royal Thunder, and Baroness, on the fifth, Machine Head, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie on the 9th, and Rachel Brooke, The dad Horse Experiendce, and Those poor Bastards last week! I met all of them, and I even told Rachel Brooke about XTFM! I don't know if she'll even remember the station exists, but I tried. She was super nice, and I'd like to have talked more with her. I just got a tiny bit shy. I also asked Lonesome Wyatt if he was going to put his book in Audio, and he said that he'd wanted to, but he didn't have the patience to do it himself. Perhaps since I mentioned it though, it'll give him the virtual kick in the ass that he needs to get it done. Bob said that he was going to read it to me, so this is awesome. If I had a Bookshare account, I'd totally scan it that way, but I don't have a scanner, so yeah. LOL. Dad's got one in the living room, but he's not got JAWS on his computer, and I'm not sure how to use Windows 7. I need to learn though, just like I need to save up for a new laptop, since this one is ever so slowly dying, and XP isn't going to be supported after next year.
I totally went off on a tangent, since this paragraph started with shows. I'm kind of hoping that no good shows come here in September, since 2 are coming in October. Both Deicide, and that Ghost and Skeletonwitch show are in October, and i want to go to both. I figure that I'll buy one of the shirts though this coming week when Bob and i go to Magnolia. This will support both the band, and the store, and I can get the other at the show. The morbid Angel shirt I got at Magnolia is awesome, and since i've found it again, I've discovered I like wearing it.
Have made some new friends as of late, Dusty, and his girlfriend Helene. Both of them seem to be pretty nice, and i enjoy talking to them. Neither of them are dramatic, and they're both mature, which is fine with me. Have also been direct messaging people via AudioBoo, and following new people there. Specifically English women. They've not all followed back yet, but I'll give it time. See? I'm not anti-making friends with women. I'm not even hard up for friends. People will find and like me in their own time, I'm thinking. I don't understand however, when people have you on various social networking sites, say they're interested in getting to know you, then when you message them, they don't really reply. Sort of high schooly, if I do say so myself. I also don't understand when people have public tweets, get new followers, and ask how I heard of them, since you can look at a followers list, and see mutual followers/friends. If people are nice about asking, sure, I'll tell them, but they're all public forums, and i'm not anti-getting to know people. If we click, cool. If not, I tried.
On the subject of books though, I've finally gotten to read Requiem, which is the third Lauren Oliver book in that series. it was good, though i didn't like the ending as well as I thought I would. It made me think that maybe there's going to be another book, and we'll see who Lena actually ends up with. If Requiem is the actual ending, I’ll be a bit disappointed. At least the Matched trilogy ended up wrapped up, as far as that love triangle went. The Divergent trilogy has not though, since the last book of that hasn't been written yet, which saddens me.
I'd also read a spectacular suspense book by Mary Jane Clark called Close to You, which was about someone that was out to get a tv reporter. What made this book different from the few suspense books that I've read though was that there were different points of view, and the author made you think that the culprit was one person, when it ended up being someone entirely different. I'd gone through half the book thinking it was her ex-boyfriend, and it wasn't. There're two more books in that series though, and the third one, is on BARD. The second isn't though, and this disappoints me. At least Erin Jones reads the third book, so once BARD's back up, I might read it. Sure, I could get an Audible account, but i don't see the point in getting one, since the only device I've got to listen to it on is my iPhone, and $14 is a bit expensive if you can read books only on that device. I might as well get said books from the local library, and read them that way. Someonedid tell methat I could indeed listen to them on the computer, after I'd started writing this entry, so, thanks for that. There is the Overdrive app that was supposed to have voiceover improvements, but I can't figure out how to add my library.
I got to meet another of bob's friends two weeks ago and that get together was fun. he's a nice guy, and I was comfortable talking with him. Usually with new people I'm kind of shy.
Two Saturdays ago, I got to see Carol and Rick, who I used to hang out with on a normal basis 9-ish years ago. we'd had a drink together at Zuey's, and seeing them was a good time. I never go in to Zuey's anymore, so all the bartenders have changed. The look of the place hasn't though. Seems things have been going well for the two of them, so I was glad to hear this. Was supposed to get together with them a week ago, but they said it wasn't going to happen, because a lot was going on. Was glad though that she texted me to let me know. When I’d seen them, Rick was going on about how awesome Wendell is, and this made me feel quite good.
Speaking of Wendell, I think she's finally starting to get old. She's slowing down a bit with her walking, and while she still likes working, and doesn't shy away from the harness, the slowing down is getting to me a bit. She's also sleeping a bit more than she used to, but she's still a happy dog, both working, and not working. I know that she's got to have a life outside of being a working dog, so I might start the retirement process at the end of this year. Dad says that he'll keep her, once she's retired, so it's not like I have to worry about a stranger having her. If I’m moved out of the house though by the end of this year, or when I retire her, I'm keeping her, and Dad will just have to visit. When it comes down to it, she's my dog, and i am the one that makes the decision.
That's all i've got to say for the moment. More soon.
I feel as though I've not read much since July, and this is rather saddening. July did end up being a pretty good month, all things considered. Rachel's was fun, hanging out with Chenelle was fun. The rejection as far as trying to resume a friendship wasn't fun, but I'm over all that. I've thought of trying to resume another friendship, but we'll see. Some things just aren't meant to be, and I can accept that. I won't pretend the friendship never happened, since everyone comes in to your life for either a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Maybe that particular situation was a reason, or a season. I sure learned from all of it.
August ended up being pretty good though. Saw both Royal Thunder, and Baroness, on the fifth, Machine Head, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie on the 9th, and Rachel Brooke, The dad Horse Experiendce, and Those poor Bastards last week! I met all of them, and I even told Rachel Brooke about XTFM! I don't know if she'll even remember the station exists, but I tried. She was super nice, and I'd like to have talked more with her. I just got a tiny bit shy. I also asked Lonesome Wyatt if he was going to put his book in Audio, and he said that he'd wanted to, but he didn't have the patience to do it himself. Perhaps since I mentioned it though, it'll give him the virtual kick in the ass that he needs to get it done. Bob said that he was going to read it to me, so this is awesome. If I had a Bookshare account, I'd totally scan it that way, but I don't have a scanner, so yeah. LOL. Dad's got one in the living room, but he's not got JAWS on his computer, and I'm not sure how to use Windows 7. I need to learn though, just like I need to save up for a new laptop, since this one is ever so slowly dying, and XP isn't going to be supported after next year.
I totally went off on a tangent, since this paragraph started with shows. I'm kind of hoping that no good shows come here in September, since 2 are coming in October. Both Deicide, and that Ghost and Skeletonwitch show are in October, and i want to go to both. I figure that I'll buy one of the shirts though this coming week when Bob and i go to Magnolia. This will support both the band, and the store, and I can get the other at the show. The morbid Angel shirt I got at Magnolia is awesome, and since i've found it again, I've discovered I like wearing it.
Have made some new friends as of late, Dusty, and his girlfriend Helene. Both of them seem to be pretty nice, and i enjoy talking to them. Neither of them are dramatic, and they're both mature, which is fine with me. Have also been direct messaging people via AudioBoo, and following new people there. Specifically English women. They've not all followed back yet, but I'll give it time. See? I'm not anti-making friends with women. I'm not even hard up for friends. People will find and like me in their own time, I'm thinking. I don't understand however, when people have you on various social networking sites, say they're interested in getting to know you, then when you message them, they don't really reply. Sort of high schooly, if I do say so myself. I also don't understand when people have public tweets, get new followers, and ask how I heard of them, since you can look at a followers list, and see mutual followers/friends. If people are nice about asking, sure, I'll tell them, but they're all public forums, and i'm not anti-getting to know people. If we click, cool. If not, I tried.
On the subject of books though, I've finally gotten to read Requiem, which is the third Lauren Oliver book in that series. it was good, though i didn't like the ending as well as I thought I would. It made me think that maybe there's going to be another book, and we'll see who Lena actually ends up with. If Requiem is the actual ending, I’ll be a bit disappointed. At least the Matched trilogy ended up wrapped up, as far as that love triangle went. The Divergent trilogy has not though, since the last book of that hasn't been written yet, which saddens me.
I'd also read a spectacular suspense book by Mary Jane Clark called Close to You, which was about someone that was out to get a tv reporter. What made this book different from the few suspense books that I've read though was that there were different points of view, and the author made you think that the culprit was one person, when it ended up being someone entirely different. I'd gone through half the book thinking it was her ex-boyfriend, and it wasn't. There're two more books in that series though, and the third one, is on BARD. The second isn't though, and this disappoints me. At least Erin Jones reads the third book, so once BARD's back up, I might read it. Sure, I could get an Audible account, but i don't see the point in getting one, since the only device I've got to listen to it on is my iPhone, and $14 is a bit expensive if you can read books only on that device. I might as well get said books from the local library, and read them that way. Someonedid tell methat I could indeed listen to them on the computer, after I'd started writing this entry, so, thanks for that. There is the Overdrive app that was supposed to have voiceover improvements, but I can't figure out how to add my library.
I got to meet another of bob's friends two weeks ago and that get together was fun. he's a nice guy, and I was comfortable talking with him. Usually with new people I'm kind of shy.
Two Saturdays ago, I got to see Carol and Rick, who I used to hang out with on a normal basis 9-ish years ago. we'd had a drink together at Zuey's, and seeing them was a good time. I never go in to Zuey's anymore, so all the bartenders have changed. The look of the place hasn't though. Seems things have been going well for the two of them, so I was glad to hear this. Was supposed to get together with them a week ago, but they said it wasn't going to happen, because a lot was going on. Was glad though that she texted me to let me know. When I’d seen them, Rick was going on about how awesome Wendell is, and this made me feel quite good.
Speaking of Wendell, I think she's finally starting to get old. She's slowing down a bit with her walking, and while she still likes working, and doesn't shy away from the harness, the slowing down is getting to me a bit. She's also sleeping a bit more than she used to, but she's still a happy dog, both working, and not working. I know that she's got to have a life outside of being a working dog, so I might start the retirement process at the end of this year. Dad says that he'll keep her, once she's retired, so it's not like I have to worry about a stranger having her. If I’m moved out of the house though by the end of this year, or when I retire her, I'm keeping her, and Dad will just have to visit. When it comes down to it, she's my dog, and i am the one that makes the decision.
That's all i've got to say for the moment. More soon.

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