LOL – well, per usual, my original planned post wasn’t doable! I had this wonderful “First Friday – 2016” post prepared, but the year got off to an interesting start: the power went out at 6:33 a.m. on New Year’s Day. It has been clear and cold for the past week, and the winds decided to kick up and took down two large trees. The trees, in turn, took out a power line. In short, there was no electricity, and even if we’d had a backup generator, the internet would still have been unavailable – so, no post! The day was entertaining, though; we went out on the beach and I took a few pictures of the wind-driven surf, after driving around to get some coffee and a small bite to eat. When we got home, we prepped the hurricane lamps so they were ready if the power stayed off after dark, which it did. We also got out our fondue pot and used it to heat up soup that I’d made on New Year’s Eve, and it worked perfectly! Later on, after dark, we went outside and looked up at the stars for as long as we could stand the cold…which was for about five minutes, LOL!
Snuggling in bed to stay warm is always good, so that’s where we were by 9:30 p.m. – the house only dropped 10 degrees during the 15+ hours the power was out. A good book makes the hours pass, as well, so I started in on a new (to me) Stephen King book, “Mr. Mercedes.” Stephen King has always been one of my favourite authors, and this book starts out in classic King style: grabs you by the throat from page one and doesn’t let go. All in all, it was one of the best New Year’s Days I’ve had in a while…it was very relaxing, and we had a very nice time. The power eventually came back on after 10:00 p.m., so the house was nice and warm yesterday morning – and the coffee tasted better than usual.
My daily posts won’t be as steady as I’d like, due to my computer’s issues with its own, internal power supply. I need to get that situation remedied ASAP, but there’s no definite time on when that will get done, due to the year-end budget. So, the word of the month for me will be, “PATIENCE.” When it comes to dealing with various aspects of Murphy’s Law, I know that all I can do is take a deep breath, relax, and laugh at the absurdities of life. With that in mind, know that the awards posts I’m working on might take a while to get published! My computer bogs down and crashes when I try to read the blogs of others, as some pages load a lot of stuff: links, pictures, ads, etc. My GPU can handle it, but that old 600w power supply drags when the card is working on page-loading. Go figure on how it manages to play (and record) my game when I’m playing ESO!
Resolutions: I don’t make them. Well, not for New Year’s, at least. I think that I was 25 when I decided to be resolute, and show resolve, on a daily basis – not just on one day of the year! That was the year I got my tattoo, opted for tubal ligation, and extricated myself from an abusive relationship. I got a job as a receptionist at a marketing office, on salary, and took evening classes at Seattle Central Community College. In short, life was sucking so I did something about it. No, it wasn’t easy! I’ll not claim that it was. But sitting and waiting for someone to rescue me wasn’t working – it never has, for me.
Anyway – it’s 2016, and new adventures are waiting! My autobiography will be published when I’m able to do so, and not before. Timing is everything, so I just have to ensure that I have everything ready when the time comes! I’m elated at how many new blogs I discovered in 2015, and am eager to settle in and enjoy reading them. I’ll always be looking for others to read and connect with, but with 165 followers, that’s 165 blogs I follow…I believe in reciprocation!
Black Sabbath will be in my neck of the woods in February, and I have the tickets in my hot little hands…it should be fun! Other travels this year might include a drive to the southern states to meet my father’s side of the family for the first time in my life – that will be interesting! I’ll keep you all posted on if and when that all takes place. In the meantime, gaming will continue unabated…but, I have no idea if either of my live-streaming channels are working properly and showing anything when I play. Still, as long as I’m able to keep posting videos of some gaming action, I’ll keep doing so – it’s better than nothing, and I’m sure that some of you were getting bored with nothing but screen-shots!
On that note, I’ll close with my latest gaming video. I call it: “King-slayer!”