24
May
2013

Man, adulthood is SCARY.

So as those of you who follow me on Twitter know, we’re buying a house. We close on the 3rd.

Which means this blog might COME BACK TO LIFE as I flail wildly at this whole…owning a house thing. Although that might be me whining about how expensive things like CURTAINS are because oh boy, do I have a lot to say about that.

Also expect pictures of my yard and yelling WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT?

SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT?

25
Feb
2013

Whoa, hey, what?

Things going on in the life of Amber:

  • More Guild Wars 2. (all the alts, forever)
  • Feeling like an utter failure as an adult (my job is meh but I don’t see anything better than I qualify for; house hunting may be postponed AGAIN)
  • WRITANS (novel number 3, draft 2–the other two novels have been tossed into a drawer because…reasons)
  • More feeling like a failure as an adult (QQ, I turn 29 in March, shouldn’t I have accomplished something by now?)
  • Being weirded out by the fact that I turn 29 soon
  • seriously, what the fuck is with the passage of time, I don’t understand
07
Nov
2012

What I’ve Been Up To

…Guild Wars, for the most part. I formally gave up WoW, having hit a wall of No Fucks Given burn-out that’s not exactly surprising after 7 straight years. It was not a bitter parting in the slightest.

My little RP guild shrank a good bit when Pandaland hit, and has yet to recover. I’m a little unsure how to fix this, as all my previous guild recruitment experience was for a raiding guild in WoW, not an RP guild. Still, we’re rolling along.

For awhile my husband was playing with me, but he’s now pretty wrapped up in Eve. And now Halo 4 came out. Yep.

My alt problem definitely persists.

Ranger: 80
Engineer: 48 (stalled due to husband distraction)
Mesmer: 40 (when did Mesmers get fun? omg)
Guardian: 17 (stalled due to husband distraction)
Elementalist: 10 (I got distracted by mesmer, wtf)
Warrior: 2 (DISTRACTED)

I’m also participating in NaNoWriMo, same as I do every year. I’m all caught up even after a half-lazy weekend. I’m taking NaNo “seriously” in the sense that I am genuinely trying to create a first draft that will be worked into a “real” novel over time. I’ve departed from my normal epic-y fantasy into some…urban fantasy paranormal cop romance thing. I am of course completely loathing it right now, but that’s just how my brain works, I’m afraid.

Speaking of those words…I should get back to them…

21
Jun
2012

Being An Adult: The Actuality

Being an adult is basically doing a lot of things I wanted to do as a kid, without getting yelled at:

  • eating a pizza lunchable for dinner
  • or maybe cereal
  • …or spagettios!
  • only cleaning when guests are coming over
  • never taking clean laundry out of the hamper
  • never taking clean dishes out of the dish washer, either

…C’mon, I know I’m not alone here.

23
May
2012

Life In and Near Chicago