No, I haven’t died. Or gone on sabbatical. Or gone into the witness protection program. If you follow me on Twitter, you’re already aware that I’m still alive, but in case you don’t (and really, you should; I’m kind of awesome) then now you know. I am alive. However! I’ve got a semi-full plate, and when I have a lot to do, I forget about other things to do. And thus I’ve forgotten to make a post queue for November. Oops.
This is especially negligent, given that, as mentioned before, November is NaNoWriMo, meaning that in my spare time (usually), instead of making blog posts or doing absolutely nothing, I’ll be writing. Near the close of the first week of NaNo, I’m making good progress. I’ve gotten just over 11,000 words at the time of this post, and I’ve got all day today to further my lead.
I’ve also found myself playing Mabinogi more often again. In fact, I spent most of yesterday playing rather than writing. Also oops. It seems my brain is incapable of participating in hobbies only casually. My Mabi revival means that my (third or fourth) Sims 3 revival has gone by the wayside, which had replaced my enthusiasm to learn Korean, which had replaced some other interest that I’ve forgotten, so on and so forth. When I get into something, I go hard. And I guess that doesn’t leave room for anything else. Stupid wonky brain.
I don’t have any reviews lined up because I’m a horrible person and haven’t been reading as much lately. Maybe I’m just finding it really hard to get through Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Perhaps I should switch books? In any case, I’ve no shortage of books to read, so eventually I’ll get back on the reviewing ball. Just don’t expect that to be within this month. I’ve got my own
heaping pile of terrible hot mess awesome story to write!
P.S. Did y’all watch Once Upon a Time? Love! Maybe I’ll write a post about it.
Since it’s been so obscenely long since my last update, my interests have changed a bit. By “interests” I mean “random fixations that I cannot shut up about and thus annoy Kat with endlessly because she does not give a crap.” Moral of the story, don’t befriend people with Asperger’s; they will get on your nerves with useless information.*
Some of the things I was obsessed with last year have carried over into this year, while others have been replaced by newer, shinier fixations. Truth be told, there are really only three things currently drawing my attention – one old and two new-ish.
- Doctor Who – Yep. Still. And possibly even more than before. With the season 6 premiere last night being the first time I’ve actively engaged in any Whovian shenanigans as they occurred (not counting 5 because I didn’t really do much beyond watch and move on), I’m even deeper down this rabbit hole than before. And as a bonus I’ve dragged Kat down with me! Of course, no one really cares when I spend half an hour rambling about various theories and then I get sad that it’s not as interesting to anyone else but…Oh well.
- K-Pop – I think I’ve forgotten what English music that isn’t Britney Spears or Ke$ha (don’t you judge me) sounds like, honestly. And I don’t mind. I’ve been sampling all the goods Korea’s got to offer and I’m basically stuck to two groups – SNSD (Girls’ Generation) and DBSK (TVXQ). Basically, if I’m going to stan for KPop, I’m going hard. Not as hard as some girls, but…you know. I have my favorites – SNSD’s Taeyeon and DBSK’s Changmin – and I’m starting to spend an alarming amount of time trolling YouTube for videos. I’m not, however, joining in any fandom communities or things of the like, because those people are scary and Massiel has warned me well.
- The Sims 3 – I’m getting back into this game after a long time not playing. Before, The Sims 2 was my thing because 3 lacked expansions and custom content. Now that 3 has several expansions and creators are making custom stuff for it, I am ALL OVER IT. I tried to make a legacy family but only made it to the second generation before my game went wonky. So, I started over and am once again on the second generation. Except now, my laptop seems to think doing things is too hard and keeps shutting itself off after just a few minutes’ gameplay. This displeases me. I wish I could afford a new laptop to not worry about this, but alas.
Other interests come and go in rather fleeting moments. The other night, I was all about Sugar Ray’s Floored album (you know, the one before they started sucking). A few days before that, it was the pigeons outside my window, and before that, dinosaurs – though to be fair, my passion for dinosaurs has been coming and going for the better part of two decades. Chances are, I’ll ramble about one of these three things more than anyone ever should, so just a heads up. We’ll see how long these last.
*Okay, I don’t really mean that, but it can be a bit overwhelming, I know. So befriend us, just don’t ask us to talk about anything within our realm of interest unless you have about three hours to spare.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 111 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 106 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 45mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was February 19th with 157 views. The most popular post that day was covet and drool: banded waist black top.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, stumbleupon.com, networkedblogs.com, en.wordpress.com, and jsgotgame.blogspot.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for iron fist shoes, werewolves, 50s dress, 50′s dress, and museum of fat love.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
1. covet and drool: banded waist black top / February 2010
2. werewolves need love, too / January 2010
3. covet and drool: iron fist wolfbeater platform shoes / January 2010
4. hnt 1 / February 2010
5. covet and drool: swing dress / April 2010
So there’s this girl Tavi.
She’s thirteen, and she’s kind of a Big Thing in fashion right now. She runs the blog style rookie, and it’s pretty damn popular. I’d not heard of this girl until a couple of days ago, and then I spent an hour going through her posts. Her writing is the kind of spastic that one expects from a thirteen-year-old. Or, you know, someone like me. But despite that, or maybe because of it, it’s readable, and she’s definitely smart and knows her stuff. She’s been blogging about fashion since she was eleven. Impressive.
I’m trying to remember what I was doing at thirteen. I don’t know if there was anything I was quite that passionate about at thirteen, or eleven. I’m drawing a blank. Maybe Barbies? Who knows. In any case, The fact that she’s gone from random blogger to attending Fashion Week and having deals with Target for their Rodarte line is really something. Also, I kind of really enjoy the fact that ’90s fashion is vintage for her.