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I’m not too late, am I?

I feel like the negligent blogging sister!

It’s been four months since I have posted anything on here, and before you express concern, nothing at all is wrong. Life is good! It’s only that my time is not my own these days. Unfortunately, the blogging has taken a back seat (I surrender, I just can’t do it all!) and there has been very little gaming happening. My daily habit of reading your blogs was also put on ice to a large degree, but I pop my head in every once in awhile. What can I say, life is taking a lot of my headspace these days. Work, a rodent infestation in our garage, and a kitchen reno since my last post have been the time avengers.

As I write, my new kitchen is wrapped up in drop-cloths waiting for paint, but the worst is over, thankfully. Those of you who I’ve friended on Facebook have seen the pics – it’s looking good! All I got to say is my father-in-law and husband are great people. I chose the cabinets, countertop and flooring, and they put it together. Love them! I mean, I helped with what I could, but they did the grunt work. My kitchen is now functional, and I love it! After the kitchen is done, we’ll be back at it with a new laundry room. I’m telling you, it never ends!

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I haven’t played much game as of late… but I have been playing the DLC for Borderlands 2 with the hubs over the holidays, and it’s been fun. I just can’t keep out of the Borderlands!

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This Christmas, the hubs and I pulled out our Christmas decorations, and even trimmed a tree! I know this doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I think it is. It had been three years since we put up a tree. A lack of interest and our travel plans home over the holidays really didn’t make pulling out the decorations from under the stairs attractive. This year though really put us in the spirit. I bought a 3-ft tree at my local grocery store and went to town. Busting open the boxes of ornaments was a fun experience. I had forgotten all of the ornaments we own, including some old-timey ones from my mom, and Star Wars ones we’ve received as gifts. We even got into the Christmas spirit outside, as my husband strung some lights around our front door.

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As we close out on another year, I would be remiss if I didn’t address all my “favourites” passing away, particularly George Michael. Gosh, that one hits me. In case you didn’t read my previous post on the subject, my mom always had it in for George Michael when I was growing up, and forbade me from owning and listening to his album, Faith; something about “I Want Your Sex” and my churchy upbringing, I suppose. To this day, my sis and I laugh at how she hated him. Last night, I was watching some YouTube vids of Michael’s…what a voice he had. Arguably one of the most natural voices in the music business. He sure had some great tunes too. RIP George Michael.

Anyway, this year, contrary to my past year-end posts, I won’t make any resolutions…I think I will just be and say, here’s to another year! I hope mine is full of happiness, gaming, music, love and friendship. And I hope the same for you.

Happy New Year, friends!

Sunday December 22 Gaming Low-Down

Ah! Aren’t vacations grand? I am off work for almost two weeks, and let me tell you – I’ll be doing a little traveling, visiting with family, fixing my Mom’s computer (because, well, my husband and I are the remote IT department…), eating, relaxing and GAMING!

What I played this week:

1. Borderlands 2 (PC) – with the hubs

2. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (PC)

3. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (Nintendo DS) – Game reviewed here

4. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes – GIP

I also wrote a review for The Hurricanes (SNES) – review here

This week, I managed to get in a couple of reviews, and got some gaming in. No new games this time ’round…I’m trying to finish up the Sherlock Holmes game on PS3 before I have to return it to its owner (I only have today! Yikes!).

Otherwise, I am getting geared up for visiting, so you might not hear from me this week.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas (or Festivus…)! Have fun, drink tons of egg nog and eat your face off. But, most of all, don’t forget to GAME!

As always and forever, HAPPY GAMING!!

Sunday December 15 Gaming Low-Down

Ahh, Borderlands 2...

Ahh, Borderlands 2…

This week, I concentrated my efforts on getting better from last week’s terrible virus I contracted. Rest assured, I am well on the road to recovery. But, this meant that my reviews are non-existant this week. All I can say is while fighting this awful thing, I would come home from work so frickin’ tired that all I felt like doing was staring at the TV or play Borderlands 2. To that end, my husband and I finished watching the entire HBO series, The Wire, and what an amazing show that was (anyone watch it? I highly recommend it!)! I am still playing Borderlands 2 which is turning out to be challenging and fun.

Also this week, I began to play Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. If you have played the first Alan Wake, and decide to try this one, you are in for a couple of surprises.

Well, that’s it for this week, fellow readers. Not much to write home about. I have about a week left of work before I am on vacation (can’t wait!), which, aside from some traveling to see family, I hope to get some quality gaming in!

As always, happy gaming!

Sunday July 14 Gaming Low-Down

These are the games I have been playing this week. You’ll notice it’s a much shorter list than what I have been playing lately. I don’t have any explanation for it really, other than I have been playing more co-op, and Broken Sword is a big game…

1. Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed (PC – Steam) – played over LAN with the hubs

2. Time Hollow (DS) – Game finished and reviewed here

3. Borderlands 2 (PC – Steam) – played co-op with the hubs

4. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (DS, then PC) – GIP

Thanks to the two followers I got this week!

I am currently on my summer vacation which includes travel, so the posts might be scant for the next little bit, but I’ll be back!

Sunday June 23 Gaming Low-Down

Here is a list of video games I played last week (and perhaps a preview of future reviews). Some are done, others are games in progress (or GIP, for short):

1. Off the Record: Linden Shades on PC –  game finished and reviewed here.

2. Enigmatis on Android tablet – GIP (edit: finished game and reviewed here).

3. James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion on Nintendo DS XL – finished and reviewed here.

4. Borderlands 2 on PC (playing co-op with hubs) – GIP

Best game of the week has been Borderlands 2. What a fun game!

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