Two-week update

I’m always astonished at how infrequently I update this thing. It seems like I should have more to talk about. Some bloggers I know actually update multiple times daily. Part of it’s energy, and  part of it’s not feeling like I really have enough to say or anything to add. Most of those bloggers are actually part of huge communities, and are mostly just relaying something from an e-mail or someone else’s blog, maybe with some commentary.

This one’s actually sort of about me and my life, which is mostly slow compared to the breaking news on a dozen fronts of science and skepticism (or whatever.)

So what’s going on?

Well, we’re re-taking the loop. Red Alliance suffered a failed coup attempt that seems to have gutted them and they’re fighting for their lives in Insmother, leaving them apparently no time to bother about the nine new towers BLHI has dropped in 3h5, or the many towers of theirs we’ve been hitting and killing. R-6 is still going to be painful, just because it’s sov 3, but it looks like we’re actually winning now. Of course, now I’ve jinxed it. On the other hand, I don’t believe in that sort of thing.

Setting up and fueling towers is a pain in the ass, and I have to thank Alison for her tireless work in that regard, even if she does insist on fitting them up with guns and hardeners when I just asked for bare towers for the sov counter.

Mixed news from WSU. Reinstatement looks less certain than I thought and finaid may prove impossible. On the other hand, it looks like I can still redeem my tier 3 capstone credit. Yay. I’ll probably need to look into third-party lenders whether I can get finaid or not. They have this thing about paying to repeat Ds…and I have a lot of Ds. Depression sucks. Unfortunately, that’s going to mean them looking at my credit score, which I think is still not good.

I’ve started up a facebook profile and begun seeking out people I went to High School with and random others. Most notably, a CBTer or two, and my EVE Alliance now has a facebook group. I also ran into a gal from high school who wasn’t in my class entirely outside of facebook. Technically she was in Alison’s class, but we knew each other socially and talked a fair bit. She mentioned her father’s company may be looking for someone with skills like mine. Fingers crossed.

The benefits of having Alison around aren’t always obvious. In this case, we were at the farmer’s market because of her, late because of her, and I’m pretty sure the only reason Paula picked us out of the crowd is because of that long copper hair you’d notice absolutely anywhere. And, of course, they were closer than we were.

Jason (my brother) came down for Father’s Day, and we got to hang out a bit and had some good conversations. There was no gaming, but we did manage Karaoke, which my dad probably appreciated a great deal. We also did some kind of weird family movie/pizza morning on the day itself. I got what might be a pretty good plot for a Starfire and Diamond Dust story. Maybe even a novel. I still need to develop it into an outline.

I’ve also updated my fanfics over at btechunits.

Over the last couple of days, I read the whole Girl Genius webcomic to date. It’s pretty awesome, worth a look if you’re not already familiar. I would link you to it, but by helping you, I would be depriving you of strength. Use google.

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