So, first load’s on the line, and threatening menacingly to rip itself off and fly away. They’re our comfy jersey sheets, so I’d definatley mind. Hopefully there’s enough clips on. I doubled the number.

Bread’s rising. Bird’s napping (finally, damn squakker’s been driving us nuts the past week!).

I didn’t mention earlier, but this weekend Ken and I picked up a copy of URU: Ages Beyond Myst. Over 36 hrs we spent 12 playing it. hehe. It’s just as addictive as Myst was. We’re loving it! We’re playing together, which is working well since the controls would be difficult to do single-personed (one person moves our dude [Ken] and one person looks around and clicks things to do stuff [me]). It helps having us both, too, since I pick up on things Ken might miss, and he does the same. We’ve only had to cheat twice (one per “Age”) when we’ve been completely stuck. Normally I’d not agree with cheating, but in this game it’s sometimes necessary. How’re you going to figure out what to do when there’s no instruction and no indication of where to go next, what to do, or how to do it? We’ve found ourselves running in circles more than once, and without direction we’d just continue running the same circles. We had to laugh, though, when the one cheat we had was that we had to slam ourselves into a draw-bridge to make it work (the lever didn’t work). It was funny that they designed it to piss you off enough to hopefully just go crazy for that moment. ;)

The game was originally designed to have an online version as well, but that’s folded. They’ve promised to start releasing expansion packs though with more Ages on them, so that’s pretty cool. Our first one’s free. :D

I was thinking this morning that I need to get my butt back on the bike. I need to keep a bit more in shape than I’ve been doing the past few weeks. I think I’ll try tomorrow morning. It’s feeling hard, though, because it’s been long enough that now I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it. Oy!

I was trying to explain to some friends of mine today about how my Social Anxiety makes me dislike changes made to plans. I explained that I’ve tried to explain SA to people before, and they just don’t understand. My friends, I’m afraid, didn’t seem to understand. I don’t think I did the best job of explaining myself either though, to be fair. It really is something that you have to experience to understand. How do I explain that meeting people I don’t know scares me? How do I explain that I don’t dislike it, and I’d never shirk meeting new people, but that it changes my comfort level regarding the situation if there’s “strangers” there? How do I explain why, after meeting new people, I’ll spend the night seemingly comfortable only to be wrung with nausea, stomach cramps and dizziness after meeting someone(s) new? Even people I’ve been introduced to at a previous occasion. I was sick all night last Christmas after Ken’s family’s “big” Christmas because of it, and they were going to be my family and are some of the nicest people I know.


I hope it’s not genetic…

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