Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who's Yer Con 2013

I haven't really been able to game since Gen Con of last year so I am super excited about Who's Yer Con.  It's on the west side of Indy from March 15 - 17th and the best part about it is that it's FREE!!!  I am happy to say that I was able to get into all of the games that I really wanted to play in, so woo hoo for that! 

Here is my schedule:

3/15
Pathfinder 12 PM
Savage Worlds RPG 6PM

3/16
You Too Can Cthulhu 9 AM
Rippers: The Horror Wars 1 PM
Savage Worlds RPG 6 PM

3/17
Pathfinder 9 AM

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My husband is finally home from Fucking Fargo for good and he started a new job - a local job.  Yay for that!  I was so thankful to have him home for Christmas and we had a blast with our friends on New Year's Eve.  Valentine's Day was also very nice.  He sent me a dozen roses and a Diablo III t-shirt from ThinkGeek.

I am now a working woman!  I became a certified Zumba Instructor in November 2012 and I teach it 3 days a week at the local YMCA.  I also teach a toning class 2 days a week.  I get to work at the front desk a few days a week, as well.  It's really nice because I'm able to get the boys on the bus in the morning and I'm home before they get out of school.  I can also take them with me on the days that they don't have school, so I don't have to worry about finding a baby sitter.  The other nice part about my job is that it has built in stress relief because even though I still get nervous about getting up in front of a bunch of women, I feel so good after class. 

I haven't been able to game much since Gen Con but now that my husband is home, I'm hoping to get back into it.  I am really looking forward to Who's Yer Con in March because I can play games that I love and it's free!  I'm also co-running a Savage Worlds game with a friend of mine.  I'm a little nervous about it because I'm not super familiar with the system but I have time to learn it.  I've also reached out to some people on twitter and I am going to start playing in some online games on G+.  I still miss my original gaming group, though.

I took the boys to a local game store last weekend for a kid's Pathfinder event.  I have run a few adventures for them from the Beginner Box but this was the first time they have played an organized game.  Zach really surprised me by picking the wizard and Xander chose the fighter (who he renamed Plant Killer).  The local Pathfinder Society ran modules from last year's Gen Con Kid's Track.  It was a fun day but the kids got a little antsy after 2 adventures.  The PFS had planned on running all 4 adventures but ended up only running 3.  I'm hoping that they decide to run the last one at some point in the future because I'd like to take the boys again.

I'm excited about this upcoming weekend because my husband and I are attending a charity gala on Saturday.  We get to dress up and a friend is going to do my hair for me because I am crap at it.  Hopefully, I can get her to do my makeup, too!  We're going to go with a group of friends and have dinner and we get to dance the night away.  And it's a kid-free evening!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you're miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

I miss my husband.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Blast From The Past

I think this is from Halloween 2007. Zach had to be at least 2 and Xander would've been 3. My monkeys are so stinkin' cute!!!


Xander
Zach
The witch and her flying monkeys

SSDD

It's kind of obvious that I've lost interest in this blog.  I haven't really had anything super interesting to blog about.  I mean, I guess I did but I didn't feel like doing it because I'm a lazy bitch-face.

I got to go to Gen Con for all 4 days in August and it was both exciting and a let down.  It was exciting because once again, I got to play a lot of great games and meet some cool people.  I also got to hang out with a couple of my friends from twitter.  But it was a let down because there were a lot of other people that I would've liked to have met up and gamed with but it didn't happen.

I was really bitter and disappointed about that at first and it almost ruined my Gen Con experience.  I was going to post some really passive aggressive tweets about cliques and about how when certain people "make it" they forget about the rest of us.  But then I stopped to think about it and I realized that these people probably had a million different messages coming at them and that mine probably got lost in the shuffle.  I don't think they intentionally snubbed or ignored me but considering the number of people that they know, it's quite possible that they just didn't see my messages.  Or at least that's what I'm telling myself to sleep at night. :)

My favorite game at Gen Con was probably the World of Darkness Werewolf game that wasn't really a Werewolf game at all.  I mean, there were werewolves in it but we were fighting them because we were the Fomori (humans that are twisted and perverted by the Worm, also know as the Corrupter).  Our mission was to get rid of all the hippies that had inhabited our employer's field.  There were about 300 hippies that had set up camp so we drove our pickup truck down into the middle of them and began to wreak havoc.

That game was not for the easily offended and there were definitely some awkward moments, like when I had to ask the other players if any of them were offended by role playing rape scenarios.  My character had a deformity called "savage genitalia" which meant he could inflict aggravated damage to anyone that he attacked with his wang.  I tried not to go into details about what my guy would do but it was implied that he took more than one hippy against their will.  Fortunately the other players were really cool and the game degenerated into all of us cracking inappropriate jokes and sniggering like teen-aged boys.  It was great.

I took the boys with me to Gen Con for the first time on the last day of the convention.  It was still super busy and crowded but the boys had a great time.  They wore their Star Wars costumes and they looked adorable.  I was really surprised at how eager Zach was to try every game because I thought it would be Xander that would want to play everything.  Zach was really attentive to the people teaching the games and he picked up on them really quickly.  I think his favorite game was Settlers of Catan and we were halfway through the demo when the guy asked me how old Zach was.  I told him that Zach had just turned 7 and he was suprised at how well Zach was picking up the game because it's kind of complicated and rated for much older kids.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to game since Gen Con and before that, I hadn't played anything since April.  I really miss gaming, whether it's Pathfinder or Vampire or Savage Worlds.  I was really excited about some of the games that I tried at Gen Con and I wanted to look into running them for the guys that I game with but nothing has come out of it.  I even went so far as to purchase the Players Guide for the Fomori game but haven't really looked at it.  I was hoping to get into some games on G+ but that hasn't worked out either.  :(

My husband is still working in North Dakota and he only gets to come home for one week out of every month.  It really sucks balls but I think it has gone a long way to strengthen our relationship.  He actually wrote me a poem the other day and he's never done that before.  It was really sweet and it meant a lot to me.  I think he appreciates me a lot more and I know that I appreciate what he's doing for our family a lot.  Hopefully he'll get to come home before the snow sets in.  I would hate for him to get trapped there until spring.

The boys and I actually drove out to Fargo back in July and stayed with Aaron for a week.  I hated it there.  It reminded me of Anderson, Indiana except there were fewer trees and it was very flat.  We got to see fireworks for the Fourth of July at The University of MN and that was fun but it was also the hottest day of the year (over 100 degrees) so when we tried to walk around downtown Fargo, we almost melted.  And everything was closed for the holiday, so that sucked.

I have to say that I've driven to more places and explored more cities this summer than I ever have.  I drove out to Fargo and I drove home from Minnesota last weekend by myself.  I've also driven to Chicago several times, also by myself.  It may not seem like a huge deal, especially since I was using GPS to navigate but I really think it is because I once got so lost driving home from Chicago, that we ended up in South Bend.  It was a really long drive home.

Nothing else new or exciting has happened.  I'm looking forward to the end of October because it will be Halloween, Aaron will be home and it will be our 8th anniversary, and we are going to go see Snow Patrol in Chicago!