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I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

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I don't have the energy for drama anymore.


Posted at 11 Dec 2008 11:02:18 AM

Erm, so..I'm bored. Happy Monday?

Gquit Novus Tempus last night... got fed up with the DKP and raiding bullshit. Dan's hoping to move to another server, Mountain Time maybe, to get better raid times. I'm not so sure... I raid because the people I was doing it with were friends, not necessarily for the game itself, where he raids because he likes to see new content. And I'm not sure that I have the energy to go through all the "getting to know new people again" routine... I'm doing enough of that in real life as it is. But maybe. I may just level my mage to 70, transfer False off onto a private account and sell off what's left... a thousand bucks or so never hurt anyone.

My goals this weekend got half accomplished. I wanted to reinstall (a working copy of) Slackware on my PC, install Ubuntu on my work laptop for real (instead of inside VMware, which is the current setup), make some sort of baked good, and cook real food. Slackware 11 isos were being a bitch on bittorrent, so that never got done, and as Ubuntu was next on the list, that didn't get done either. I've come to the tentative conclusion that the problem may have been with my bittorrent client on MacOSX rather than the with the torrents... which kind of peeves me. If I'd realized that sooner, I could have gotten so much more done. And since now I've got the isos on my little blue bittorrent box, I need to get at that computer's shared drive from my laptop (i.e.\
the computer with the working cdburner, my main server being offline still), and Samba is being its typical little bitchy self.

Sadly, I'm seeing how shiny Ubuntu is working on my work laptop, and am so darned tempted to just say fuck Slack, I'll throw Ubuntu on it because I know it'll work. And that really depresses me.... My pride in maintaining multiple hard-to-use computers has been so much a part of my own definition of my personality, I'm not sure whether I'll know myself quite the same way if I capitulate and eliminate some or take the easy road... I know this probably sounds odd, but in its own way this is a bit of a life crisis, and I'm not really sure what to do. I *like* Slack, damnit, but even with slapt-get it's just not as easy. And it depresses me that "easy" is now a positive factor in choosing what I do.

Oh - the part of my weekend that did get done? How quickly I ramble. Lindsay (Shadakul) came over on Saturday night to hang out and watch Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, and I really felt like real food so I roasted a chicken (lemon- and onion-stuffed) with carrots and potatoes. Darned tasty, and I'm pretty proud of myself. I let the bird come to something approximating room temp before putting it in the oven, rubbed the skin well with butter, sprinkled it with a mixture of salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and sage, got the timing right, finally figured out where to put the thermometer such that it registers 180 when it's supposed to register 180, and in general just kind of kicked ass. *nod* Pretty darn proud of myself! And my experiment with cookies went well, too. Dan asked for M&M cookies, and I decided to test the theory that putting Vanilla Pudding mix (dry) into the batter will keep the cookies soft and delectable. I used this recipe with about 9oz of semisweet mini M&Ms, and they are absolutely delicious. The pudding mix trick is one for the books!

Work's going well. Had a project of my very own last week, which $deity willing will make it through UAT and all the rest of it without too much of a hitch.

I'm looking at the menu for the cafe here at the office complex (yes, there's a cafe[teria], and it has a pretty decent menu). On Friday "Brussles Sprouts with Almond Butter" are on the list of sides, and darned if that doesn't sound intruiging... I'm not sure about the fact that they're paired with knockwurst, sauerkraut and spatzle, but hey, they're trying.



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