It has seriously been just short of a year since my last post.
Not much has happened?
I mean, no, stuff's happened, but nothing big? Not like, life changing event has occurred. A week ago I managed to get to my first FanExpo in Toronto. Feeling a little conflicted about that. On one hand I enjoyed the Q&A's (with Tom Felton and the Phelps twins) but on the other hand everything is massively over-priced and it was hot and crowded and 20-30 minutes to get from one side of the building to the other. I went to Anime North back in '04. This was not like that.
Three weeks ago I'd gone to BC. So, I've been on my first plane. That was super exciting. Got to spend time with the bio-dad and his wife and also my brother. Mike's been living out West for two years now, this was the most time I'd spent with him since then. It was nice having the chance to catch up. Also, dads wife is actually super nice and the area is just so gorgeous. I mean, they live in a trailer park in Surrey, which was in kind of a sketchy neighbourhood, but the view made it totally worth it. I saw the ocean for the first time and the mountains and I liked Vancouver. I can never tell my mother this, but it's a place I could see myself actually living.
My roommates sold their house in June. We've moved a couple blocks from there, into a bigger house with more rooms and just more recreational space. We have two more roommates, one of them is my sister and the other is a co-worker of Jen's. We all get on fairly well and Mike and Jen have their own space in the basement and the rest of us have use of the main living room. Skylar keeps mostly to his own room, playing WoW, so me and Liz are pretty much free to use the space as we like. It's my TV and gaming consoles set up, my books on the shelves and Liz's computer desk in the corner. Except for the odd argument over chores it's a pretty awesome living situation.
On the work front, I've recently gotten a raise. Only 55 cents on the hour, but considering a year ago the stability of the job itself was pretty questionable I'm not going to complain. With our workload basically down to a fraction of what it used to be and only four of us left in the department, I'm just thankful I still have my job.
Not much else to add. Lots of fandoms. Hannibal has recently finished it's run and Hannigram is hilariously the first of my slash ships to ever go canon. Of course, it would have to be the murder husbands. I only just managed to see Kingsman. Jesus H. That movie. I'm just super weak to Collin Firth in a suit and kicking ass and also, the whole mentor/mentee action they had going on. And I've somehow ended up wandering down some weird Merlin/Eggsy path, but I'm mostly blaming that on Mark Strong.
Otherwise, I've just been playing a lot of video games. I've got something like 215 hours logged on just one of my Dragon Age Inquisition characters. I discovered Skyrim in April and Knights of the Old Republic this summer. I have something like 80 games on my Steam account now, 90% of which I haven't even gotten around to playing. When Steam is having one of it's sales it's a bit like Pokemon, you gotta catch 'em all.
Anyway, should probably go do super dishes. It's my night to clean up. Man, it's like being a kid again. We're only missing a chart and allowances.