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Writer's Block: Spring Cleaning

What do you really need to get rid of?

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Clothes, shoes, and overall junk I don't use anymore. Our basement is becoming a catch-all and I hate it. I also use this time to throw out old bills and receipts any anything I have kept over the last year for my personal records.

Writer's Block: You’ve Got Mail!

How many times a day do you access your email account?

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Too many. It's the first thing I do in the morning, and the last thing I do at night. I constantly have my Gmail account open while at work, and have access to all of my accounts while on my iPhone. If I don't refresh my inbox every 30 minutes, I feel like I'm missing something. I might or might not have a problem...

Writer's Block: R.I.P

What do you want done with your body after you die?

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I want to be cremated and then buried in a non-denominational cemetery, but only after there is a celebration of my life, rather than the mourning of my passing. I want to be remembered for the happy times, not selfishly cried over because my time has ended...

Once upon a time I had a LiveJournal...
... and once upon I had friends who actually posted to LiveJournal.

So sad, really...

This thing on...?

A "Summer" Reading List
I recently read an article on the books used through the series of LOST, and though the summer may be more than half over, I'm telling myself that I will *try* to read these before year's end. Plus, I could use an excuse to broaden my reading horizons beyond vampire/werewolf smut...

And the list is as follows:

- Lancelot, by Walker Percy
- Lord of the Flies, by Williams Golding
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through The Looking Glass, by Lewis Carrol-l (I own it, and actually read it a long, long time ago, but would love to read it again)
- The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce
- The Stand, by Stephen King
- Carrie, by Stephen King
- On Writing, by Stephen King
- The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
- Miracles, by C.S. Lewis
- The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis
- The Pilgrim's Regress, by C.S. Lewis
- The Dark Tower, by C.S. Lewis
- A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle (I had to read this in 5th grade but never really did. Maybe now that I'm older and actually want to read it, I'll get something out of it....)
- Watership Down, by Richard Adams
- Valis, by Philip K. Dick
- Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem
- Ulysses, by James Joyce (I actually bought this book after I saw the episode it was referenced in. Still need to read it, though...)
- A Separate Reality, by Carlos Castaneda
- Fear and Trembling, by Soren Kierkegaard
- Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
- Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Forgot to mention...
This is where I've been lately:

In case you were really wondering what I've been up to. ;)

I know you're reading this...
Avoiding me like the plague is one thing.

Deciding to NOT go to a mutual friend's mother's memorial service because you found out I was going to be is just something so completely bigger and beyond you.

I don't think you could have been more selfish or self-centered than you were last night... but then again, this is what I've been saying all along.

Case in point. And now I'm not the only one who sees it.

a not-so-cryptic update
So a lot and nothing has been going on lately...

First and foremost, Chris and I are expecting our first child in October! We are very excited - I just finally told work yesterday, so now there's no more having to hide or worry about people running their mouths when it's not their place. I'm at 13 weeks, 1 day as of today, so happy 2nd trimester to me! We'll be finding out what we're having in about 5 weeks, and both of us think it will be a girl... so we shall see!

PAX East was this past weekend, and it was so much fun. Not only was it the biggest conglomeration of gamers I'd ever seen, but it was something Chris and I both love dearly and were able to attend and enjoy together, which made it all the amazing. The only downside was that with 60,000 people running around the Hynes, lines were insane, and we weren't able to make it to many panels like we had hoped. Luckily, we did get to see Wil Wheaton's keynote speech, and attended a Penny Arcade panel... oh yea, got to actually MEET Wil Wheaton on Sunday!

Another plus to this weekend was finally, after over a year, being able to speak to an old friend about everything that transpired between us. Knowing where we both stand at this point, and just being able to air out everything between us, was like a huge weight off of my shoulders, and I feel so much better now moving forward, knowing that things between us are much better than I thought...

Other than that, work has been really slow lately... I don't know if it's because of crappy weather, or because the real estate market has just slowed down, but no one wants to buy REO houses anymore... makes for slow work days, and me trying to find things to do to look busy often.

Beyond that, I've just been a geek. Playing WoW every night, running Heroics for my Frost emblems... and then playing Final Fantasy XIII. I actually just bought Munchkin after wanting it at PAX, so as soon as that arrives I'll have to learn how to play.

Also, LOST is on tonight. And that's awesome....

Ya know...
Sometimes all it takes it 20 minutes to change your perspective on a messy never-thought-I-would-talk-to-you-ever-again situation.

Very glad I got those 20 minutes today.