So, I did a big thing this weekend. I got my hair shorted. Big time.
This is the shortest my hair has ever been. Likely since birth or shortly after. I am happy. It’s only been a day, but it’s just so freeing. Slowly but surely, change is happening. Choosing alternate paths. Trial and error. It is good.
I’ve started crocheting a Minecraft Creeper blanket for J5. This sucker is gonna be HUGE! I can’t wait to get to the assembly portion! It’s only 768 granny squares. Stay tuned.
Jen Hatmaker just posted her top 5 quirks. She cracks me up. I have a blog too, so I’m going for the imitation/flattery angle with this post here.
- Like Jen (her #4), I abhor pranks. April Fools’ Day used to send me home sick. I’m getting a little better at weathering seeing them played on others, but if you play one on me, it’ll take a long while before I will like or trust you again. Doesn’t matter how much I love you, I still won’t like or trust you for quite a while…
- I absolutely MUST make my bed in the morning. If for some reason it doesn’t happen, it WILL before I get into bed at night. I cannot get into an unmade bed to sleep…
- I refuse to watch movies if they don’t have a “Lundie ending” (so dubbed by my family). Movies that end depressing just for the sake of it do not have “Lundie endings” – movies like, “Message in a Bottle” and “City of Angels“. I don’t require movies to be all sunshine and lollypops, but do NOT kill my favorite character at the end unless you kill their loved one too so they get to live happily ever after as ghosts!!
- I hate seeing other people’s feet. I don’t care how manicured they are. Toes seriously creep me out. The little hairs. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
- Every year while wrapping Christmas presents I must watch the 1995 miniseries Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
Ok, that’s enough about me. Would love to hear about yours!
For J5’s 6th birthday, J4 and I decided to throw him a Portal birthday party.
To complete the game you solve complex puzzles to complete levels. The computer, named GlaDOS (who you hear speaking in the video above), talks to (and taunts) you the whole time. GlaDOS, while playing mind games with you, promises you cake, but as you proceed through the game, you find out that “the cake is a lie”.
Along the way, one of the items you have to use to solve your puzzles, and strangely get attached to is the Weighted Companion Cube. It looks like the regular Weighted Storage Cubes except for the little heart in the middle:
In order to win, you must defeat GlaDOS. Part of that process requires the removal and destruction of the “Personality Cores”. These four cores look like this:
After you defeated GlaDOS, you actually see the promised cake:
For the party we put up Level signs all over the house. J4 even created a couple of “portals” that let you “look through” to other parts of the house. (I really wish I’d taken pictures of them…!)
We had Weighted Companion Cube and Personality Core cookies:
And we had cake. No lie.