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Happy Birthday to ME! Catching up.

It has been so busy since essentially Thanksgiving. The calendar has been full. I'll try to update as best I can.


Beer Making
Andy's wedding gift to Raye and Rob was to make beer. Andy has a co-worker who does this a lot and he took Andy out to try it a while back and Andy thought this would be the kind of thing that Rob, Cory, Dani and Raye would really enjoy (Ray couldn't go because of her work schedule). So on the 30th we went up to Edmonds to the beer-making place and made beer. Andy & Rob made the beer for the wedding (coined by Cory 'I Do Brew'). They made an IPA. Cory and Dani made a pilsner and I made cider. The cider was pretty easy so mostly I just wandered around and took pictures of the others making their beer.



SCIENCE!


This week we returned (sans Dani) to bottle. We went on Tuesday but I learned that my cider wasn't ready so Andy and I had to come back the next day. The boys have got their beer and me my cider (which is nice, I made it fruity but also dry. I wasn't sure if it was going to work but I like it.)


I want to help Rob & Raye with labels for the 'I Do Brew' but I want to talk to them about it first. More wedding crafts to come.

Questionable Content
Dec. 10th was QC at the Pocket in Greenwood. This was the last show of the year so I wanted to do the annual year-in-review show. David was out for medical reasons so Phill hosted for us and Ray was also out. Sarah put together a great group of panelists super quickly which was rad. This one really took a lot out of me. Part of that was because I caught a cold at the begining of the work week leading up to it and that really slowed me down. Part of it was that I really wanted to the content to be good but I was feeling really uninspired because I was sick and foggy on DayQiill but also pushing through at work. I know I was bitchy to Andy that week even though he was just trying to break the stress with things like impromptu snowball fights at 11:30 at night. (Oh yeah and it snowed that Eventually I just started on the Powerpoint and it started coming together but I was working up to it all the way to a couple of hours before the show. I still managed to fuck up on the powerpoint on the numberings on a couple of slides which Andy missed and now I'm never gonna hear the end of.



The show was good though. I think the games all worked and that folks enjoyed it. Folks laughed. The jokes worked. At 10pm it was a more lively crowd (weird to be back in late night slot) who were a bit more but most importantly people showed up. I aim to get the video of the show when they offer it to me.




Even though it was a good show, i was so relieved when it was over. Now, with that show behind me, my next responsibility is to be the best Maid of Honor I can be for Raye.

Holiday-ing up the joint
On Sunday, now that QC was done I could clean up the house and get it ready for xams time. We went to out place where we've been getting our tree the last couple of years and they were almost completely sold out. We got the last good tree on the lot. On Sunday Andy was full on sick and napped and I did 6 loads of laundry and decorated the tree.




Birthday
For my birthday Andy got me an NES! There was discussion about this because I wanted the little mini NES that Nintendo was putting out but apparently those are super hard to come by. (What are you doing Nintendo? You're sitting a goldmine of 30-something nostalgia and you're fucking it up!) My parents never allowed me to have a gaming counsol. I was allowed an old school Game Boy (which I still have somewehre) but that was it. So this is my first NES.
It came the weekend before QC so I think I deserve mad props for managing to abstain from it for a week to work on the show.

Raye got me my first grownup make up that was not purchased in a drug store. I got a nice urban Decay pallent of eye shadows! It's beautiful and so vibrant!

I'm headed out for happy hour with folks in just a little bit here. 34 is nothing too special so I didn't want to make a big deal but I was told that this was wrong so now I'm meeting up with Raye, Rob, Dani, Sam and the Webbs for a cocktail.

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freebyrd1979
Dec. 16th, 2016 10:30 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!! (I want an NES mini too!!! David thinks I won't ever play, but I've been hinting hard and say "It's nostalgic DAVID! It was really the only video game stuff I ever actually played as a preteen-early teens!" But I don't think he was able to find one anywhere. :(

Your tree and decorations look great! We just decorated this evening and my kitten Harpurr Lee immediately struck stuff down. :D It was hilarious but David looked around in awe and grumbled about his poor tree... We agreed there probably shouldn't be anything breakable this time round.

Is any of your QC on YouTube? Twitter?

pandapropaganda
Dec. 16th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't understand why they did a limited edition on the NES mini. There are ones on e-Bay for thousands of dollars and it's not like Nintendo is making that money. The interesting thing about playing games from my childhood again (even though I didn't have a NES friends and cousins had them) is how hard it is! You can't save! I'm not getting past second levels yet before I get frustrated.

Our kitty hasn't attacked the tree. It's his friend he hides behind.

Yes I have a QC YouTube Channel. I've got promos on there but two full shows at the Pocket.

I'd love it if you could check it out! Thanks for asking!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxorWyZKFxhK_ACsb16Mbw/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd
sterra
Dec. 17th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
the beer making looks like a lot of fun! :)
i like your xmas tree. :D
pandapropaganda
Dec. 18th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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