In the reading, it is pointed out that men are much more often the main characters in video games, and I disagree. While there are certainly some games that come to mind (Halo, for example) where you are required to play as a male, almost all games I’ve ever played allow you the option to play as either male or female. Even at the beginning of a game like pokemon, where your avatar is barely visible, you are given an option at the beginning of “are you a boy or a girl?”. I do, however, agree with the over sexualization of female game characters. Mind you, women are over sexualized in almost all aspects of popular culture, so it seems unreasonable to expect video games to be the exception rather than the rule.
It Saturday morning, and my weekend is already over! Alas. It was nice though! Thursday evening I got off work a couple hours early and we ordered some pizza, watched Howl’s Moving Castle and played Rogue Legacy. It was a nice date night in. And then Friday we both had the whole day off!
We had a really nice day. We were thinking of going to a movie but there was really nothing good playing so we decided to go for a walk instead. We went shopping downtown and bought some cool stuff! I got little heart earrings and an anchor bow from this little boutique I love, so cute. We went to a books, coins & collectibles shop and my boyfriend bought some trading cards, I wanted to buy a cool coin but the shopkeeper gave me a half-penny for free! I was excited. Then we went to the coffee shop for a mocha (for Dustin) and a London fog (for me) and an oat cake (to share) and we hid in there until the rain cleared up. Later that evening we also had a dinner date! It was a nice and busy day.
When we got home from dinner there was a bird trapped under the awning at our front door, he kept hitting the light like a moth it was sad. We tried to rescue him but he wouldn’t cooperate. I had a craving to watch Fellowship of the Ring but I only got halfway through and realized I should really go to sleep since it was after 1am and I started work at 8. I didn’t get to sleep until almost four though and accidentally slept through my alarm and I was 45 minutes late for work ugh. I hate being late for stuff! Anyway that was my (short) weekend!
Awkward face, trying to see my earrings!
My half penny!
The stuck bird, poor lil guy
Today was not particularly exciting. I spent most of the evening working on designing a cookbook I’m making for myself and watching friends. Yesterday I made up this delicious casserole recipe with chicken and mushroom soup and it was excellent. Saturday night I had been worried about going over to Dustin’s friends house but we ended up having a lot of fun! We played some board games and drank some beer and made some offensive jokes. Good times! I have this Friday off work (another one day weekend, ugh) and I have to go to the clinic because I hurt my back. But we also have a plan to order pizza so I’m still excited. My cat friend Jupiter is doing well and I have a new black and white buddy I haven’t named yet who I’ve met twice who is really sweet. I give them both treats most nights on my walk home from work. Oh, oh, I finally got wifi at work! That’s an exciting thing that happened today :)
Here’s the chicken-mushroom dish I made! I didn’t have a recipe but I’ve heard that mushroom soup is good on chicken so I just sorta winged it! I baked the chicken in the soup with some flavor add-ins (cayenne, garlic, mustard, pepper) steamed the veggies and cooked the rice and then put it all together! Very yum.
And a silly squinty photo of me after a few drinks Saturday night! Cute.
I’ve just gotten home from an elaborate breakfast run! Takes three different stores just to bring home brekky for me and the boy. It’s my one day off that I have this week and I wish I was going to have a bunch of time to relax but I have errands to run and chores to do. We’re hanging out with my boyfriends best friend and his new girlfriend tonight, should be interesting. I had a dreadfully busy week between work and home and planning a birthday surprise for my father! I won’t say what it is in case my mom is reading (hi, mom!) but it had one large element which I managed to acquire, a complicated element that I finished designing and some small elements I still need to get. It’s gonna be really cool, I hope. Last night on the walk home from work there were four grey kittens outside by this house a couple blocks from ours. I gave them some treats but I was worried about them so Dustin and I went back out at like 2am with more food to check on them but they were gone, HOPEFULLY indoors. We did see a couple other outdoor cats that we gave some treats too. I wish people cared more about their cats. You need to take care of your pets!
Jinx being a cutie
I go my hair cut super short! I didn’t like it at first but now that I’m used to it it’s kinda cute. It has been very rainy here lately it has rained nonstop for about a week. Last night I made s’more brownies! They were pretty tasty. I have several photos to attach. Shoppers drug mart didn’t give me the optimum points I was due yesterday so I sent them an email I hope they fix it. I have a sore back :(
This is the day I got my hair cut!
Last night we used our barbecue for the very first time which was an overall success despite a bit of mess and the fact that boy don’t read instructions. I used too much data on my phone by accident so now I can’t use Internet anymore when I’m not at home on wifi and it’s really weird! I’m used to being online most of the time so going 9 hours without checking any social medias is weird for me! Kind of nice though. Freeing! Attached is a photo of the delicious burgers that I made from scratch and the lemon dill carrots, both of which we made on the BBQ!