Gamer Girl Gets Thin

{November 23, 2010}   May the Force be with Katie!

This post is absolutely overdue. I should have written it last week when the story really hit; I’m sure that it’s old news to everyone on the internet. But, it all touched my heart so much that even now, days after first hearing about it, I get all teary.

This darling first-grader, Katie, has been getting bullied at school for her love of Star Wars. When she took a Star Wars water bottle to school, the boys in her class told her that Star Wars was only for boys. Her mom took to her blog to talk about the bullying Katie was enduring and how heartbreaking it is, especially for something that shouldn’t be gender specific at all!

So, The Internet, in all of it’s wonderful love, rose up and poured in support for Katie. Thousands of comments on her mom’s post and a twitter hashtag #MayTheForceBeWithKatie! I love it!

All of this makes me love The Internet so much. To see so much kindness and love poured out on this little girl; it’s incredible.

And really, as a good geek girl, who would I be if I didn’t just throw in- I’m with Katie, Star Wars is THE BEST!

Here’s a video interview with Katie and her mom. She’s so cute! Look at those adorable missing teeth!


I hope your Thanksgiving week is full of love and kindness. I’m so grateful for the people in my life that love me, for the friends and family we have and, of course, for DH always loving me and putting up with my spinning in bed. And right now, I’m tearily (I just made that word up) so moved by and grateful for all of the people on the internet who loved this little girl enough to support her. It’s just beautiful!

(I’m such a sap.)


{September 29, 2010}   P.S.

Fable 3 drops in 27 days and I couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!!!

It’s seriously going to be incredible.  These are probably my fave RPGs. I need to pre-order a copy or something…

This Intro is so great:

I think I’m going to pick up 2 again and re-play it before 3 drops. SO EXCITED.

Apparently today is the day I blog about things I want.

{August 5, 2010}   Hulk Eat!!!

I love broccoli. It’s one of my favorite veggies- I like the taste, I like the dip-ability, I like the health benefits. But, most of all, I like that they look like little trees.

In my world, I am a giant, eating the trees of a smaller and more inferior planet. Their rivers and lakes are made of hummus, their roads are made of carrots and radishes are their colorful hills.

I know I should have grown out of this way of thinking by now. But sometimes, the enjoyment of destroying an imaginary tiny planet is really what I need to get through the day and continue enjoying my veggies.

{July 28, 2010}   Amazing.

Double Post Wednesday!

But check it, this is so fantastic!

{July 20, 2010}   Sick

Hey all,

Sorry I’m absent right now. I’m crazy sick and not up to much- slept 17 hours in 24 yesterday and ready to take a nap soon. Wheeee….

Anyway, I’m making progress and stoked on it! Go check out the forums to see the weigh-ins if you’re interested!



{July 13, 2010}   w00t!

I win! Birthday is tomorrow and I wanted to give myself 2 things:

1. Getting down to a certain goal weight (which I’m reluctant to post here but is over at the forums if you want to know for reals).

2. Clean house.

Friends, I’ve beaten the bosses and achieved my goal! I’m so stoked. I weighed this morning and found that I had hit my goal weight for this week! Stoked!! So stoked! I’m going to go ahead and call this a level. I think probably level 50. Hecks yes! Just 10 more until I can move on to the Outlands of a smaller size of clothes!!! WOOO!

Also, our house is clean. So clean. I lurve it. I have laundry to do and the clean has emphasized how messy my closets are but omg I love the way clean house feels and smells. I even bought some Pledge and dusted my furniture with it so it’s nice and shiny. Happy Birthday to me! I feel like house cleaning is my biggest fail raid. It’s one of those stupid ones- like when you first got 80 and kept wiping in Onyxia and had no idea why b/c seriously, all you have to do is keep out of the fire. No more wiping for me! I’ve beaten it once and am certain we can keep it up!

Andy and I have been talking a lot about goals recently- I’ve decided I want to be below what I weighed at our wedding by DH’s birthday. That means I’ve got about 9 pounds to go and 10 weeks. I can totally do this. Andy wants to be to his goal weight by February. What do you want to do? We can totally work on this together. That’s the nice thing about being a guild- while your gear or talent tree might suck right now, we can work together to get it figured out! Hit us up over on the forums or in the comments!

{July 12, 2010}   Gear Upgrades

It’s totally time for me to start upgrading my gear to match my level. My main off-hand piece, my scale, is way under-geared, I think. I’m totally one of those people whose weight wavers quite a bit based simply on the time of day, how tired I am, etc. But, this weekend, I met a huge frustration with my scale. It appears to be waffling by a pound within a matter of minutes. I just can’t imagine I’m gaining a pound in 5 minutes. And, for all of the hard work I put in this week, it kept switching between having lost a pound or a half a pound. Um, scale? You’re giving me a complex.

So, this week, I’m hunting for a new scale. One that won’t make me want to cry and break things because of it’s inconsistency. Anyone have suggestions?

{July 7, 2010}   Timely

Check out the latest comic from Ctrl Alt Delete! Trolls!

And, to see the uncensored by us version… here’s the link. Be forewarned, there are swears.

{July 2, 2010}   = Heaven

This is the XO reporting! Set condition One and report to battle stations! Jk, I’m just Andy.  Sorry, been re-watching BSG with the Mrs.  So how’s everyone’s week been? Mine has been uber crazy! I moved to a new server last weekend! Wait, no, I moved to a new apartment. Which is an even bigger pain in the butt and costs way more!! Which reminds me… I still need to transfer servers too.

So, moving it turns out, is a really good work out.  Not one I want to do on a regular basis but it burns a ton of calories. Of course, do anything moderately active for 7 hours and you’re going to burn a crap load of calories.  I have never been so sore either. Everything hurt. We moved from a second floor apartment to a second floor apartment. I had some help but it still took 7 hours long hours.  i looked like I had jumped in the pool. Which, our new place has one so, yay us! But what did I do after this grueling ordeal? That’s right! I signed up to represent my company at a golf event! The representing part wasn’t hard at all, I didn’t really do anything. The golfing 18 holes while I was still Sore As Hell was not a super bright idea. I was worse than awful. I needed to improve so I could say I sucked. But even though I sucked it up, I still had a great time. I went to have fun and that’s just what I did. And there was free beer. Free golf + free lunch + free beer = Heaven. And I put in golfing for 5 hours in my app and chose the With Electric Cart option and did the happy dance as it told me I had burned 1705 calories ridding around in a buggy and hitting a ball with a stick for an afternoon.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Golf Is A Great Way To Exercise.  No, really, I’ll say it again before the end of the summer. There’s another event in September.

So even with all that my weight is about the same as it was before the move. Which is the dark side of moving. The eating of anti-healthy cheap restaurant foods because all our food and/or dishes/pots and pans are packed up and hard to get to.  So yeah, that was the down side of my week. But things are getting back to normal and the downward progress can begin again!

And on that note don’t forget to go over to the forums and join Jenn and I in being accountable with our weight and exercise and what not. Cause everyone needs some what not! And have a great 4th and a long weekend if you get one! See you next week!

{July 2, 2010}   Admin.

Happy Friday, all!

Andy’s guest post is soon coming…

In the meantime, a quick admin note. I need to take a quick poll of those of you who read here- as we’re developing out the forums, we’re considering locking them up to member login in the interest of protecting those who want to join the community weigh in but don’t want the whole internet to see. So… our first poll!

Thanks for your input!

xs and os!

et cetera