So, yes, I'm still alive. Doing horrible at actually posting to DW/LJ, clearly, but that's par for the course nowadays.
Let's see... what's been going on?
Nothing has changed on the car front, as it continues to remain dead. I haven't sold or donated mine yet, although I've had quite a few Adventures™ trying to sell it on craigslist. I'll try to type some of them up at some point in the near future, because it's gotten to the "you have to be kidding
me" stage at this point. I've decided that if it doesn't sell by June, I'm most likely going to donate it to one of the many charities that take nonworking cars. If nothing else, I should get a $500-650 tax credit that way, which is better than nothing. And, you know, the car will get towed off and stop sitting out in the parking lot so that I can cancel my insurance/get a partial refund for my tags. (That said? I'm still really hoping someone will give me cash for it.)
No luck finding a part-time job. I'm hoping now that the weather is getting nice maybe I'll have some better luck, but I'm definitely limited by my lack of a car and the fact that I already have a 9-5 job. So many places want me to be there for an evening shift by
5pm, which I can't do because of my full-time job. Grr.
Money's still a bit tight right now because of that fact, but I'm doing my best to move my budget around enough that I can afford to go to VividCon this year. A lot of it's going to depend on whether I can sell my bike and/or my car, so... we'll see? It will definitely help a bit once I can officially take my upcoming car insurance renewal off my budget spreadsheet (and potentially get a partial refund for the previous payment?), even if I end up donating it instead of selling it.
That said? I'm still hoping for that winning lottery ticket. Just saying.Critical Role
, the D&D webseries that I've been watching for a year or so now, continues to eat my life. As does D&D in general, since I'm now playing in two weekly games and DMing a third. Speaking of which, I should probably type up a post about that at some point too.
... so many posts that I need to make. I guess that's what happens when I disappear from DW/LJ for months, huh?
Hmm. What else? I'm sure there's more that I need to talk about.
Continuing on the fannish front, I'm slowly poking my head back into Doctor Who
. I still can't manage to rewatch some of Capaldi's previous series, but I am enjoying this current series more than I was expecting. He feels more like the Doctor to me, which is definitely a good thing.
Also sorta speaking of Doctor Who
, I've also been enjoying Eric's TBD RPG, which is another show on Geek & Sundry (who also do Critical Role
). Right now, they're playing the Doctor Who
RPG, but they're switching to a Star Trek
one soon(ish). I'm definitely not as hooked on it as I am CR, but it's still quite enjoyable.
Oh! Here's an important one:
I just got back from a trip to Alabama/Tennessee for the weekend, which was fun. No, wait. Not that word. The opposite. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot better than I expected, mostly because it was my mom's side of the family that I saw. (My youngest cousin got married yesterday.) But still. My family. Things were a bit tense, even with more controversial topics purposefully being avoided on both sides.
That said, I survived. I made it home earlier this afternoon in one piece. And neither Garrus nor Tali appears to have destroyed my apartment while they were left alone for 36 hours. So, hey, I'm counting that as a win.