I keep feeling bad about rambling here on the personal topics. Maybe I should start a specifically personal topic blog. ~_~
Let’s see, it’s not raining, yay! I woke to find both husband and Kid 2 gone. I am guessing that he took her into Austin by car rather than letting her ride the train. Judging by the pictures, Lamar Boulevard was a river yesterday, so I don’t know how that will work out. Worried, but calling him is useless. Neither he nor I will answer our cell while driving.
They should’ve woken me up. I usually fix Kid 2 some sort of breakfast.
I’m happy to report that I now had that classic “parent whose child has moved out” experience. Kid 1 recently showed up after midnight (!) to do her laundry. Achievement unlocked.
Speaking of achievements, I finally got to play Dragon Age: Inquisition. I couldn’t play it when it came out because of the deadlines. I was lukewarm about it until I got to Skyhold, and then, somehow it sucked me in. Now I am all kill demons, close rifts, collect mosaic pieces, Inquisition, yeah! Tried to romance Blackwall; sadly he did the whole “Woe is me, I am not good enough for you” bit and I was like, “Okay, fine, there is plenty of men in the castle.”
I’m happy to report that Commander Cullen is much less self-flagellating. Also, at some point some poor fool tried to interrupt him and the inquisitor, and Cullen ran him off with a completely awesome menacing stare. I laughed for full three minutes.
Sera, the crazy elven archer, keeps making hilarious comments. At one point, Iron Bull, who is this huge barbarian type, suggested that she should let him throw her at the enemies. “Think of the mayhem, Sera.” She about lost it. When I talked to her about other people in the Keep, she apparently was completely aware of Cullen and my inquisitor being an item and proceeded to make savage fun of her. “Your Cullen? Your Cully-wully?”
I am enjoying this so much, I can’t even tell you.
Apparently something Bad happens if you romance Blackwall – don’t tell me, I am trying to avoid spoilers – so I saved it before dumping his butt in case I want to replay it with that as an option. I do have to say, Blackwall is a citadel of armored manliness. I was fighting a dragon – I lost, because the game glitched at the end – but at one point the three other members of my party, including me, are lying dead on the ground and Blackwall is still beating on the dragon with a nearly full bar of health. Got to love a man in armor. Very convenient to hide behind. I found the merchant in Hissing Wastes and bought Tier 3 armor schematics. I am so excited. And broke. But excited. Armor for everyone!
We should really do something with Arland. Some sort of terrible dramatic fighting thing at some point in the future, where he is covered in blood, standing on top of dead bodies and roaring, “I am the Space Vampire!” Hehe. I cracked myself up. Sorry.
Gordon just came home. Apparently the metro train was cancelled due to flooding, but he got Kid 2 to her school on time. 🙂
Well, this means I need to work. Today is the day of working on the final chapter of SiP and the really detailed outline of White Hot. Well, really detailed in relative terms. It’s a plan of action outline that lays down the general course of the novel, because we are on a relatively tight deadline and we need to have a firm idea where we’re going. It has an author note flavor, like “Before they can press him for further information, Rogan dramatically enters the hallway. The Assembly members wear special robes, so the entrance is quite dramatic.” Nobody except us ever sees it.
Well, I’m off. I will let you know when we get some official dates for things.