Tuesday, March 25, 2008

White Easter

But I failed to take pictures. Ah well.

Not a bad weekend really, despite the length. Terror played far too much Zelda. Daddy and I were both driven to distraction by his demands. But we survived. And had a snowball fight in Spring, which can't be bad.

Played Magic for the first time in ages last night. Daddy's been working on his decks for Elder Dragon Highlander and I had a go with the Sliver one which is mostly just sick, but struggled against the dragons (fueled by Scion of the Ur-Dragon) and Kaervek. But it was still fun.

Also wrote up a new vampire origin myth for World of Darkness, with the view to introducing a new playable splat - people with sunlight in their blood. Essentially anti-vampires, or Solar Exalted for WoD. Maybe I'll get round to typing it up and posting it here (or RPG.net).

So not too bad really. See, I can do this positive-thinking lark sometimes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I must remember not to read the news.

Especially when the headline looks likely to upset me.

But I never learn.

On brighter news, um....it rained today. I bought some comics and Easter eggs. I think that's it. This blogging lark really doesn't suit me. I never know what to say.....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


So we have a pirate President. Well I voted for him - I've known him a few years now and think he'll do a fantastic job. As for not meaning it to go this far....serves himself right for playing along with a friend's joke. :)

In other news, I'm still nowhere near a thesis, Daddy is nearing the end of his employment with nothing else lined up (bar marking exam that he set, later next term), and our mental healths have been suffering somewhat from both these, as well as a very talkative Terror. Still, having friends round tonight for RoboRally, which will help.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Blogging is good for you?

Well this article certainly seems to think so, although actually reading the study gives a slightly less rosy picture - yes blogging is a pretty good coping strategy but bloggers tend to be more in need of extra social support than non-bloggers. At least, that's my understanding after a very quick read-through.

Still, I keep meaning to keep a journal to try and map my moods so I suppose I ought to at least try and keep this up. Have been in a funny mood lately, mostly worried about my SO's mental health as the stress and worry gets to him. Soon to be out of work when term ends and uncertain about the future especially after the lack of help we got from the CMHT. He's vented some of his frustration at them in a letter - hopefully something will come of that or I might have to write as well and possibly make a formal complaint. I'm not sure what the best thing to do is - I've never been let down by the NHS quite like this. Possibly I should go whine at a more sympathetic GP than the last one I spoke to.

Still having difficulty getting myself to work - it's just too easy to procrastinate and not get stressed - but must try harder or I'll never get a PhD and then what will I do? Have also resolved that I really must work on getting to the stage where I can actually hold down a job - will be necessary from a financial point of view at some point. Otherwise, trying not to think about the future too much and concentrating on the here and now, otherwise I'll end up depressed and self-harming again as well.