Thursday, February 24, 2005

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Dirty work:: laundry
  2. Shopkeeper:: Mr. Moustache
  3. Goodness:: Fruits of the Spirit
  4. Yearning:: desire
  5. Show and tell:: kindergarten
  6. Trapped:: stuck
  7. Malcolm:: in the Middle
  8. Season:: Spring!
  9. Bestseller:: Book

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Regularly Scheduled Programming will resume next week

I started a new position this week, and though it's not difficult, the
learning process is using up all of my available brain cells, so I haven't
had any left for blogging, illustrating, or really much of anything else.
Sorry. Hopefully next week will be better.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I do not watch reality TV

But I may find myself watching American Idol this season. If href="">this guy is any good, I
will certainly watch in support of him. I love what he is trying to do,
and while I don't hold much hope that the average AI viewer will be ready
and willing to accept him, I do hold some hope that maybe he can reach a
few people out there, and maybe he can pave the way for others. Anyway, go
read about him for yourself. What an exciting calling! (And he's fairly
local too...)

Illustration Friday Theme: Year of the Rooster

Posted by Hello
Well, I wanted to accomplish two things with this:
1. I wanted him to look unfinished, as the year is just beginning and we don't really know what it may look like by the end. (I think instead of unfinished, it looks sloppy...)
2. I wanted him to be looking up. I think I sorta got this one, kinda.
Anyway, feedback is always appreciated!

Monday, February 07, 2005

Unconscious Mutterings 2/7/05

Lots of REALLY bad music this time... I'm ashamed to say I even know some of these...

  1. Shelter:: Animal
  2. Karate Kid:: Wax on, Wax off
  3. Andrew:: Julie Andrews
  4. Rib:: Eve
  5. Push it:: aerobics in gym class in middle school
  6. Creep:: -y Crawlie
  7. Chainlink:: Fence
  8. Squash:: Gourds
  9. No mercy:: Show
  10. Superhero:: The Incredibles

Pet Peeve time...

Hi. My name is Holly and I am a female gamer.

(your line is "Hi Holly!")

Of the two people in my household, one could certainly say I am the more likely to have played any particular game, unless it has a name similar to "NHL 2K5" or "MLB 2004". Our Blockbuster account has a "Gamepass" attached, and it was Grump's gift to me. I rent
the overwhelming majority of games on said pass.

Yet every single time we go into Blockbuster to rent a game, the clerk at the counter tries to strike up a conversation with Chris about the merits of this or that game, or how Game 2 compared with its predecessor Game 1. Example: Last night we were returning a game that was like #5 in the series. It went something like this:

Store Clerk: So, did you enjoy this one?
Grumpamoose: Not Really
Bun-Girl: Not at all
SC (to GM): Remember #4 in the series?
GM (who had never owned a game console pre-marriage): No
B-G: I do
SC (still very definitely speaking to GM): Yeah, it was a lot like (Other Game)
(GM has effectively now dropped out of the conversation, as he is unfamiliar with either of the games being compared)
B-G: Almost exactly like it, I'd say.
SC (again to GM?!?!): It was like they took the same game, changed the graphics, and took away (game element). Like it was the same game.
B-G: Exactly.
SC: Well, enjoy this one Man, no due date.
GM: Thanks.

Why is it that most people assume that because I'm a girl, I know nothing about gaming? I enjoy a good RPG or RTS as much as the next guy! Yet everyone assumes that the hubby is the gamer and I am just there with him. It only adds irony when you realize that he is SO not a gamer. This is not only Blockbuster. The most fun occurs when I wander into Gamestop or EB
unaccompanied. The staff seems to assume that I am lost and in need of guidance. Then, should I actually attempt to purchase something, I have actually had cashiers try to talk me out of buying a game ("This is a pretty difficult title, you sure you wouldn't like something easier?") or assume it MUST be a gift ("Thank you, your gift receipt is in the bag.") And I won't even get into some of the comments I used to get when I worked in a game shop. (Table-top games, not video games -- an even more male-dominated genre!)

So, if anyone out there reading this has ever had misconceptions about such things, I'll state this clearly on behalf of women gamers everywhere: Just because I'm a girl does not mean that I couldn't school you on a game of your choosing. Do not assume that the only game I play is The Sims (I do, but not exclusively. Not by a long shot!) Above all, do not treat me as an accessory on the arm of a man when I am in a game store with my significant other.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Prayer Request

Prayer Request

Please pray for Rodney and his family.

Unconscious Mutterings 2/4/05

I just realized this morning that I hadn't done my mutterings for the week.
So, without further ado...

  1. Coroner:: death
  2. Mystify:: flabbergast
  3. Corroborate:: agree
  4. Misinterpret:: confusion
  5. Humorless:: bland
  6. Calculus:: math
  7. Eye for an eye:: vengeance
  8. CPR:: EMT
  9. Stitched:: Lilo
    (couldn't help it!)
  10. Facility:: room

Here's hoping the code works this time, cause this'll be an awfully ugly
post if it doesn't!!!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Add this to my wish list


Hat tip to WIT

Illustration Friday: Friendship

Ok, this is me trying something COMPLETELY different from my norm. The reason being, I still haven't gotten the scanner back on track, and I saw this cool new online drawing toy... Posted by Hello

Hat tip to kristyk

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The Great International Secret Blog Exchange!

Go here to read the details... What a great idea! I will be participating for certain. Maybe some of you would like to get in on the goodies?

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