Sunday, October 23, 2011

Short Post is Short

I know I've been bad at updating this blog recently. I haven't really been all that motivated to begin with. Then there's that my life has been terribly mundane since the end of August*. I'm all for doing issue posts, but I don't want that to be all that you see here. It is also a product of being drained by BEDA.

I'm only part-time this quarter and I'm not even going to school since it's an online class. I really think I lack the organizational skills to really do well in an online class. It doesn't help that they way the professor laid out the class in Blackboard in a confusing and disorganized way. I'm going to have to make a decision on whether or not to drop soon, because failing is becoming a real possibility.

I think I had a panic attack for the first time on Friday. I wasn't really sure what was going on at the time, but as I look back on it I'm pretty sure that's what it was. It started just as I was about to leave work. I've dealt with some issues with anxiety for a very long time, but I've never really had that happen before. Here's to hoping it's not a trend.

I'm thinking about doing Nanowrimo this year. It's kind of a daunting task, but I'd like to try. It also really helps that I'm not too terribly excited about the new CoD title, so I won't feel the need to spend hours upon hours playing that. I've had a rough idea for a while. I'd like to try to get it to actually form though. The best bit is that it wouldn't even have to be good.

I'm not going to promise more consistent posts. My goal is typically at least one a week, but I've been failing at that recently. If I do start Nanowrimo it probably will get worse. I'll get back into the swing of things sooner or later though.

Thanks for reading

*Not that my life wasn't mundane in August.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Extra Life

This Saturday and Sunday I will be taking part in Extra Life. It is a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children's Hospitals across the country. If you would like to donate to the cause and sponsor me, please go here:

This year, I've decided to offer some rewards to people who donate.

For any donation whatsoever: I will write you a letter. If y ou don't want a letter and can think of something that you want that won't cost me more than a stamp/take more time than writing a letter, I'll do that instead.

For donations of $24 or more: I will send you one of the 5 Xbox 360 games that I'm giving away. Your choices are FIFA Soccer 11, Forza Motorsport 3, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Batman Arkham Asylum and L.A. Noire.

To clarify, there are only 5 games and they are used. In the unlikely event that more than 5 people donate and want a game, I will randomly select the 5 people who will receive the games.

For a donation of $50 or more: I will give you the ceramic box that was #10 in my 10 things to save in a fire post, which was one of my first in the blog. As I said, it's not particularly well made, but it pretty much without question the coolest piece of art I've ever done. I will also fill the box with goodies (such as non-melty candy.) Since there is only one box, it will go to the first person who makes the donation, in the event that more than one person gives this amount.

In order to get a reward, you'll need to make a donation (in your name) by 8 am EDT on Sunday and email me at . Also, the rewards do stack. I'm afraid that I won't be shipping internationally, so rewards are for U.S. readers only.

Thanks for reading