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365 Days of SElf Portraits: Days 114-121


In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

XBox vs Playstation vs Wii


Each year my husband and I each get our own gifts, but we also decide on one large combined gift that we share.  Either something we want for the house, an activity we’d like to try or something we really need that both of us will use and enjoy.  This year we have been undecided and Christmas passed us by without anything being settled.  Strange for us as we always seem to have something we want. Recently I asked friends on Facebook whether they preferred the Xbox 360 or the Playstation 3 because my father wanted a good, realistic console ... Read More »

The Guild


  I may very well be the last gamer on the planet to hear about these people, but I feel the need to share… just in case there’s someone more out of the loop than I am. The Guild are a group of gamers who came together to make their own web-based show about five people who belong to a guild in a MMORPG.  As a gamer, I find it hilarious but I am pretty sure that a lot of the humor would be lost on people who have never played. I don’t play much anymore.  I still have a ... Read More »

Woe is Me


I have a bunch of stuff in my head but can’t really concentrate on one single thing.  Welcome to my pity party… I went to a party last weekend that had a lot of crying snot covered little kids in a small area.  Having not purchased myself a plastic bubble yet, I got ANOTHER COLD.  Yeah, you heard me right… and yes I know I just had one last month.  Believe me, I know. That trip to the dentist for a checkup I was forced into after going with Xander?   TWO CAVATIES!  I had them both filled but they did ... Read More »

Gadget Geek


I think anyone who knows me and my husband knows that we are major gadget geeks.  Rather than clothes and shoes, holidays and whatever else people usually spend their money on, we are always on the lookout for a new laptop, PDA, mobile phone, etc.   My working has really made this easier for us. This is my messy living room during our (yay!) four day weekend!   It’s a panoramic photo that I took which basically blends together 3 photos.  It’s a really cool feature of MY NEW PHONE.  Obviously I lined it up all wonky.  My laptop doesn’t curve at ... Read More »

A Gamer is a Gamer is a Gamer

One of the things I hated about gaming, and don’t miss in the slightest, is all the smacktalk that goes on.   When you play online games of any kind, you can’t escape the morons who use the games to make themselves feel like less of a loser and spend all their time mouthing off. I haven’t been feeling so well lately, and I visited the doctor yesterday after being up since 3:30am.   He sent me for bloodwork to test my sugar and stuff, but said he suspects I might have Vertigo, lovely.  I had to come home and Google it ... Read More »

This is so us…


My husband found this drawing on the Internet somewhere and we both laughed our asses off.   I shit you not, we have actually had this exact conversation. Honestly, it’s like a day in the life of the Soldaats right there… Read More »

The Wii Ain’t For Me

This past weekend Xander and I went to visit our friends Penny and Yuri.  They are housesitting for Yuri’s boss here in Rotterdam and it’s been great having them so close.  They live in Roosendaal, about a 35-40 minute drive from us, so we get together once every 1-2 weeks if we are lucky. The place they are housesitting is like a mansion.  Well, a Dutch city version of one anyway.  It has 5 floors and really huge rooms, two massive kitchens, beautiful bathrooms and all the cool techy shit you could want… including the new Nintendo Wii. Xander will never ... Read More »

Gaming Week

This week I’m playing Lord of the Rings Online.  Xander has grown bored with World of Warcraft and bought LOTRO to try something different.   It came with a 7 day free trial for a friend so I installed it on my laptop to arse around with it.   It’s been a long time since I did any gaming of any kind and even after one day of this game it already feels like more of the same.  Although there are a lot of aspects that are different, in the end it’s the same… quests, leveling, blah blah blah. Will I end ... Read More »


Well I never thought I’d ever say this, but…  I miss WoW.  Argh.. shit! This is the 2nd time over the past number of years that I’ve quit gaming.   The last time was after Star Wars Galaxies and before World of Warcraft. I had quit gaming completely for about 10 months and then was lured back by a friend who was raving about how great WoW was.   I then played the game pretty much nonstop for almost a year, which worked well for me because I was totally in the dumps and appreciated the escape.   The problem was that I got way ... Read More »

I’m in an Instance!

This week I’m FOADing my husband and his World of Warcraft addiction.   I am quickly reaching the end of my rope with it and I feel like a total hypocrite about it… but I don’t care.  I’m sick to death of his gaming addiction. Being a former gamer myself it’s hard not to feel like I don’t have a lot of right to say anything about it, especially since I gamed for years before he ever started.   I had an excuse though, I was depressed, lonely and living in a foreign country.   It was my escape. After all those years ... Read More »