New Beginings

January 7, 2013 at 9:38 AMEnigmatiCat

So it's a new year and a game I play is making some changes.  Granado Espada aka Sword of the New World is changing hands management wise.  This change means that I needed to install a new client to be able to connect when the change becomes official. So I have my new client installed and I'm hoping that this change will mean positive things for the game going forward.  I do know that there will be lots of new content to check out now and we'll see if I can get excited about this game once more.

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Special Delivery: I Really Like My New Water Bottle

March 14, 2012 at 6:38 PMEnigmatiCat

It's always an exciting day when you get a package delivered, especially for the kids. The great mystery of what could be in the box, plus the fun of opening it.   So today, the four new glass water bottles have arrived.

Nothing in particular wrong with the bottle I had been using, just decided to make the move to glass vs plastic.  Took some time looking around on the internet trying to find a good design.  Since I have three kids, one of my main concerns with glass was durability.  I ended up choosing The Bamboo Bottle Company's 17-Ounce Bottle. 

It seems pretty nice.  I like the look of the bamboo.  It insulates the bottle and protects the glass, and the water definitely tastes better in the glass vs plastic(even BPA free).  The top can be a little snug for the kids to open so I'm glad I tried one with a flip-top spout for V.  The capacity is a little less than my old bottle and I have to drink a little more carefully without the sip straw, but the trade-off for better tasting water is worth it.


One month later and we all still like the new bottles.  They've all managed to remain intact. V carts hers all over the house and M brings his to school each day so durability seems pretty good.

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Being a Jedi Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be: A Civil War Reenactment

March 12, 2012 at 11:50 AMEnigmatiCat

     Confused as to what a Jedi has to do with a Civil War Reenactment?   I can't promise it will make sense; it is my mind after all, but I'll do my best to take you from point A to point B.

     In The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda gives Luke the following advice, "Do... or do not. There is no try."  It sounds very sagely and wise, but for me it is a frustrating reality.  I tend to be a perfectionist and that tendancy leads me to follow, "Do or do not. There is no try," very literally, in many situations, based upon my absurd perfectionist agenda.  Now if I was able to accept my list of "do not's", I doubt I would be writing this post.  My quandary is that I have equal difficulty in accepting either my "do not" list or falling short of my perfectionist agenda.  It's a bit like having the Mason-Dixon Line running through your personality.  I imagine little "try" soldiers fighting for my freedom to deviate from the perfectionist agenda; while little "perfectionist" soldiers try to assure everyone it's best for things to stay the way they are.  War is a bloody mess.  I'm just hoping to make it to the other side with as few battle scars as possible and all my limbs attached.

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