I have a pretty little Droid named Lily. She and I have become pretty good friends. I’ve enjoyed customizing ROMs and playing with themes and generally messing around. My friend Drew got me started by having the confidence in me that I would be capable of upgrading my phone to froyo. It worked quite well and then I got to work doing other things. I love being able to mess with technology!
The time I’ve spent with my phone as well as the trip I took to watch the movie The Social Network have brought my interest in programming back to the front of my mind. I spent some time in high school and college learning html, and now I’d really like to move on to something more complicated. I’m not quite sure where to begin, but I’m thinking that it’s something I’m going to look into in the near future. I see my friends sit down and make computers do what they want, and I want that ability! I mean, I’m never going to be Drew or Tibbsy, but I’d like to do something!
Recently I’ve decided that I need to watch more classic Star Trek, particularly the movies. I started at the beginning, and I’m going to work my way through. So far, I’ve watched one. Dear world of trekkies, why did you keep watching after the first movie? I’ve been assured that the rest are not nearly as slow as the first one was, but man, the original show was much more less snoozey than that. I’m going to keep going through because I feel like I owe such a classic much more, but I won’t lie, I’m skeptical.
I started playing through Fallout 3 a couple of months ago. Things I’ve learned:
1: First person shooters open up an entirely different gaming experience.
2: I am not very good at first person shooters.
3: Even if I die a thousand times, I am having a lot of fun with this game.
A few days ago Blizzard decided it would be fun to ruin paladins. I’m willing to give playing them a shot, but I’m pretty disappointed with the changes they’ve made. Penny was a lot of fun just last week, now, she’s boring, repetitive, and just blah. I swear that I’m not just saying this because I don’t like change. From what I’ve read it seems like there are a lot of sad-faced pallies running around. I’m completely torn, because the expansion is coming out soon and I’m not sure what to do. From and end game raiding perspective, I don’t enjoy anything quite as much as I enjoy tanking. I think I’m pretty good at it too… at least better at it than any of my other options. However, I’m tempted to go back to Iggy just for the fact that shaman are still fun. What to do?
I’ve been slacking a little on the reading front, but today I picked up A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. So far, so good. I think it’s going to be a funny reprieve from life. Anyhow, I’m looking forward to spending some time with it this weekend. I may try to take some time at Alia’s tomorrow to do some reading. Maybe it will be cool enough for me to consider it hot chocolate weather!
On the upcoming crochet project front: I’m going to be making myself a BSU scarf like the one I made my friend Michelle at some point, but until then, I have a green Mario Mush to make for a sweet little girl named Shayla! I’m going to visit her and her lovely parents in a couple of weeks, so I need to get it done!
On the upcoming knitting project front: SF Giants hat, BSU hat, blanket with a pattern that I haven’t decided on yet, and another scarf or cowl.
Now let’s talk about writing. I’m going to be doing NaNoWriMo and if you want to follow along on that journey, I recommend that you subscribe to the RSS feed for my Tumblr account. I probably won’t be working on much else in the month of November other than that, but it should keep me plenty busy and it should also be a nice break from my serious writing.
And finally, baseball. The Giants took out the Braves and now they will be playing for the NL division starting today! If Texas can take out the Yankees (blech) and the Giants can take down the Phillies, I will be a happy camper!
Awww, thanks for the complement. You do pretty good yourself when you sit down to do something computery.
As far as Star Trek goes: Woo! Good decision. Regarding The Motion Picture… well, the original series had no budget. Making a movie they had a huge budget. They went budget crazy. Bad crazy. Too much CGI. Don’t worry, Star Trek 2 is considered by many (including me) to be the best of the original cast. If you’re not opposed, I’d love to join you for watching it.