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Recent Obsessions

June 26th, 2014 by Cat

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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Memorial Day Weekend

May 24th, 2014 by Cat

Phew, it’s nice to have a 3-day weekend after a busy week. I actually didn’t realize it was a 3-day weekend at first and almost scheduled a meeting for Monday. Fortunately, a coworker stopped me from doing it XD;;

This past week was the first week for our summer interns. We have a lot this time around – 30 of them! My team got 3 dev interns and 2 test interns. We decided to give all of them a week of training this year – first day/intro, Ruby on Rails, automated tests, Javascript, and the tools we use. A coworker and I led the automated tests day, and I helped out on the other days. I was barely at my desk all week!

I plan to do some relaxing this weekend, but I’d also like to stay productive. Here are some goals I’ve set for myself:

1. Hang up prints and art blocks in our game room. These to be specific:

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Confessions of a Blogger

December 17th, 2013 by Cat

I saw this over at Georgie’s blog, so I decided to grab it and do it too :)

When did you first start blogging and why?
A blog was actually one of the last “types” of sites I made. It came about after I realized I was using the updates section of one of my other sites like a blog so… I finally created an actual blog. I think it was around 2001 when I opened my first blog with a friend.

Have you had any past online presence?
Like mentioned, a blog was one of the last types I tried out. I’ve owned several sites throughout the years, about 30 or so. (Not all of them are up and active, of course.) There are 3 that I would consider my most popular.

The first is Fake Wings, my past graphics site, back in the day when the Anime webdesign community was thriving. Some people still remember me as the “Cat from Fake Wings”. The second is Hachi Roku, which is still up but is now an archived site. It was one of the very few Initial D sites back then.

The last is one of my early sites, Rain of Blood. It only covered one of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, yet the hits on it soared after the RK series was brought to US television. 11 other RK site owners and I then started up a very popular RK forum/community.

When did you become serious about your blog?
I’ve owned a few blogs in the past, but this is the first blog I took seriously enough to start paying attention to what I post. Sure, comments shouldn’t be the reason I blog (and it’s not), but when I began getting more comments, I started to spend more time on this site than others I own.

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