Friday, November 27th, 2015 09:48 pm
The Kittens Game by bloodrizer is amazing. It is quite addictive. You are a kitten in a field of catnip. You can gather catnip. When you have enough catnip, you can plant it in a field and grow more. Then you can make wood, and build huts, and it grows into this great resource-mining game. It's very well balanced, with lots of interesting quirks. I was delighted when I first tamed a unicorn. Now I have collected unicorn tears, reset the game and collected my karma, my kitties have drilled oil wells and built amphitheatres and trade with the zebras and sharks on a regular basis. I discovered it from comments in [personal profile] yvi's post about constructive games a while back.

Is anyone else playing?
Friday, November 27th, 2015 08:49 am
for the past three days so that's really why I'm not on anything at the moment. And I'll continue playing video games for the next two days
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 07:45 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

For the second year in a row, I ran the Trot for Hunger 5k (3.1 miles), and this year run it in 29 min 32 secs! Which is a personal best. Now let me back up, because unlike last year, I decided to run it early, in August, in fact, when I also decided to do a proper training program for it. 10 weeks of running 4 days a week, starting with walk-run combos and getting progressively longer running time till the last week you run for 30 minutes straight.
more about training for this run )

Friday, November 27th, 2015 08:09 am
Douglas Adams had this to say about war:

Three stages in the history of warfare:
RETRIBUTION: I'm going to kill you because you killed my brother.

ANTICIPATION: I'm going to kill you because I killed your brother.

DIPLOMACY: I'm going to kill my brother and then kill you, on the pretext that your brother did it.

(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

If he'd been alive today, he might have added another one.

TERRORISM: My brother will martyr himself killing your sister, so that you will martyr his family, so that my cousins will kill you and I'll run away laughing.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 09:50 am
. . . on Thursday because I forgot to post on Tuesday.
not long, but probably not interesting, either! )
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 09:36 am
Wishing everyone in my circle a Happy Thanksgiving, even for you Canadians who have already had theirs over and done with. :)

We aren't going to do anything until Saturday, since that is the day my family could get together due to work schedules. I think it is a good day to get back into the habit of making a gratitude list.

I am grateful for:
-- God
-- RAIN! \o/
-- My children, in all their messiness and angst.
-- Good friends
-- Good food to eat, special day or not.
-- My messy house, because even if it is messy, it is still my warm safe place to sleep.
-- My ability to sew, which has been good medicine for me especially lately.