Archive for June, 2014

Recent Obsessions

June 26th, 2014

I’m back from my week-long trip to London! I didn’t mention it prior to leaving because it was a business trip, and I literally didn’t know my work schedule for it until the day before I left. I kind of went without much of a plan. This was supposed to be an entry about it, but I took a lot of photos and don’t have them ready yet.

So… next time! In the mean time, here are a few things I’ve been obsessed with lately :)

1. Cider
I don’t often drink alcoholic drinks, and that’s mainly because I haven’t found many that I like. I don’t like beer or wine (some are ok, but I don’t enjoy them enough to drink them) and cocktails are hit or (often) miss for me. But ciders! Oh cider, I finally found an alcoholic beverage that I truly enjoy.

Every time my husband and I go to the grocery store now, we try to grab a cider we haven’t tried yet, whether it’s a different brand or flavor. The Woodchuck and Angry Orchard brands are my favorites so far, but I still have a lot of the more expensive ones to go through.

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Game recommends – E3 response

June 18th, 2014

There were many games revealed during E3 last week that I’m excited for, and there’s 3 in particular that I’m really looking forward to because I liked their predecessors. Well, “liked” is an understatement. I absolutely love them and they’re on my list of favorites. So, here’s 3 of my favorite games and my thoughts on their upcoming sequels!

Assassin's Creed 2Assassin’s Creed 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

Sypnosis: Desmond relives the memories of his ancestor, Ezio Auditore da Firenze during the 15th century in Italy. Ezio’s family is caught in a political plot, and he witnesses his father and brother hanged. He then trains as an assassin while discovering who is behind it all.

My thoughts: …on the Assassin’s Creed series: I hated 1, loved 2, enjoyed Brotherhood, thought Revelations was ok, was disappointed in 3, and haven’t played 4 yet. AC1 had the right idea with the climbing around, blending in to escape guards, and assassination missions. It failed in its repetitive quests, clunky combat, an assassin who can’t swim, and guards that think running is a crime punishable by death.

Assassin’s Creed 2 is my favorite of the series because it kept the good parts of AC1 and fixed everything else. The combat was smoothed out, while keeping the nice climbing and guard escape elements. The pacing of the game felt good as it gradually introduced new assassination elements, and there was a balance of main and side quests. Basically, everything about AC2 just felt right, and I haven’t felt that way about the AC series since.

Thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Unity: Seeing an AC game set in Europe again with its nice tall buildings (YES BUILDINGS, NO MORE TREES) reminded me of AC2, and I think that’s why it immediately caught my attention. I’m also excited for the co-op since my husband plays the AC series as well. I think it’ll open up new and fun possibilities. [View E3 trailer]

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A-kon 25

June 10th, 2014

I was at A-kon this past weekend, which is an Anime convention in Dallas. I got 4 co-workers to come with me this time, 3 of which had never been to an Anime con before. Fortunately, they all liked it and want to go again!

I think they liked how it was a large gathering of fellow nerds and geeks ;) It’s not just Anime either since people who like Anime typically like other geeky things. There’s video game fans, comic fans, sci fi fans, basically anything that could be considered geeky or nerdy. I’ve also always found other con-goers to be very friendly and cons to be very welcoming. People are just happy to be there with other people who like the same things.

We arrived on Friday, and I decided to just wear my Sakura (Street Fighter) costume that I made several years ago.

I found a great Cami cosplayer!

I found a great Cami cosplayer!

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