So it's March, which is when I usually switch over to my Buffy Summers 'survive and advance' icon except that I left it up for the whole year I think (at least on DW and since I let paid my LJ account expire, I don't even know how managing that thing work anymore. So anyway, March -- I'm excited about basketball as usually, only more so because my Cavaliers are unexpectedly good this year (they've only lost 1 game even though there are a few more that they probably should have, and they've been without their most talented player for a few weeks and I'm not sure how much longer.)
Anyway, mostly I'm updating because I've neglected to update much. I feel like things are going well on the macro level if poorly on the micro level if that makes sense -- generally having fun and spending time with cool people, while at the same time I have days where I'm tired or crying for no reason etc etc. Stressed about debt and having to pay to repair and replace things in my house/ probably should skip going to any cons or doing major travel this year so I can catch up with my finances + repair the parts of my car and house that keep breaking. So that's a bummer if it means I won't be able to see long-distance friends unless they come visit me -- need to get the taxes done and then maybe I'll have a better idea what I'm looking at.
On the good side, I inherited a sweet, pretty cat, Hadassah, who is excellent company, and I have even better company in spuffyduds
, my part time roommate for at least a few months as she's taken a new job and has some time until her household is resettled. We're sharing cooking duties (ie, mostly her but I'm trying to step up my culinary game) and watching TV together.
Entertainmentwise, I inherited (at least for the time being) my brother's PS3 because he (and under his influence, I) decided that video games were a bit of cultural literacy I was missing out on. So I just finished playing through BioShock (on easy, though I was probably not completely incompetent on it by the time I was done?) Gamer types should give me advice on what to play next -- I have some kind of Batman game + also Skyrim tho when I tried starting Skyrim, I decided it was too complicated (too many decisions!) and I need to work up to it.
In music, I haven't discovered much new lately (I think my most listened albums of 2014 were the one Neko Case put out in 2013, and The Suburbs
by Arcade Fire which is even older, not that I think digging into the catalog I already have is bad. I didn't get to see Sleater-Kinney on this tour after all, though on Valentine's Day I went to see Doomtree in DC with queenbookwench
-- which was super fun in spite of very cold weather and surprise snow (my winter experience has been mild and fortunate compared to many other East Coast/midwest folks, but it has taken me by surprise a few times.) And last night, I went to see Kacey Musgraves with jrho
-- KM is such a delight, I even forgive her for implying that any audience members born after the mid-80s were 'olds'. Funtimes.
While she was here, J also gave me a crash course in hockey RPF fandom so that I sort of know what people are talking about now, though I don't anticipate growing a deep interest in it except being distracted by this silk dress shirt Sidney Crosby was wearing in one interview I watched because I'm not made of stone. Anyway, I'm clearly forever out of sync with fandom because I just now started binge-watching the first season of Glee
accidentally got me interested in the current season and then I had to go back to the beginning)
In 2021, I'll probably see Jupiter Ascending
and be sad no one wants to talk to me about it.
I loved the Agent Carter
finale though! I have the persistent problem of being interested in the wrong things (Howard!!!) but seriously I love them all and if I ever remember how writing works again there might be fic.