I had never thought about the idea of traveling to other worlds / planets before, but I do admit that would be pretty cool now that I think about it. Really though, I'm simple. I would just like a larger variety of individual blocks to build and design with, without having to play FTB, for example.
@melcene: Even I'll admit that the app requests and wall posts can be really annoying. I have more things on the blocked/ignore/hide lists than I have visible, so it tends to make things fairly bearable.
@Sin4profit: And a good drink, at that. Also, yes. <3 that song.
Blogs, eh? Let's see if I still know how to do one of these...
After some not so subtle "geez, lady, do a blog already" hints from Wesker, here I am. Why? Not quite sure - a temporary bug I'm sure. For the one person out there reading this, I've been keeping myself busy over the last *looks at last blog date* year and some odd months (FUCK) with Gamer's Intuition - yes, I still write reviews for the occasional free game - and my two paying jobs, both of which are in the industry, but on the casual/social side. I know it's likely stereotypical for a girl to be writing about / working in the social and casual gaming space, but hey, it's damn good money, and enjoyable for me (yes, I would play FarmVille, Bejeweled and the like even if I wasn't being "paid to," as it were), so I'll gladly look like the stereotype where that's concerned. What exactly do I write about? Check out Games.com and Gamezebo for that (some reviews, previews, and guides, but mainly news posts over - wait for it - Facebook games). If you don't think there's a lot of money or merit in that industry, think again. I've virtually met so many housewives that are downright obsessed with FarmVille (and pour hundreds of dollars into it) that it puts Zynga's entire business strategy in the "why didn't I think of that?" category.
This isn't to say that hardcore gaming has fallen by the wayside, mind you. Far from it, actually. I even finished the storyline in Crysis 2 this morning (holy shit, what a great game). Right now, I would consider myself to be playing more games "simultaneously" than I have been in a very, very long time. It started with a 40+ hour run through the original Dragon Age over the past month or so (finally found the Ultimate Edition for a price that was acceptable to my still cheap ass - $25 at Kmart). Right now, I'm in the beginning stages of my second playthrough, as I'm trying to earn all of the other "choice" achievements, for those who are familiar - that and the romance achievements. At any rate, I'm looking to get 100% of the achievements in both Origins and all of the bonus content, just as I did with Mass Effect in the past. In addition to that, I picked up de Blob 2 (have finished the first three levels in it over the past week), and have a playthrough of 007 Blood Stone waiting for me to finish as well (Amazon had it on sale for $20). Also picked up WWE All Stars this morning, but Wesker will spend much more time with that than I.
That's enough from me for now. Let me quickly duck my head back into the shadows before anyone notices.
While jewelry might be a good idea for most women, from my experience it really depends on how "high-maintenance" she is. If you see her wearing jewelry all of the time, then yes, probably a good idea. If all she ever wears is earrings though, that might be a bad choice - and an expensive one at that. Same thing with flowers - if she has told you in the past she loves them, then go for it, but I've come across more than a handful of girls in my circle of friends (myself included) that would much rather have a tangible, lasting item, than flowers that will die in a few days. Yes, they're pretty, but they're a waste of money ultimately.
General rule of thumb, unless she's a chef or has a freakish love of cleaning, don't buy her anything for housework or to use in the kitchen. Don't buy her anything she has to pour more money into (something that needs refills, or extra accessories) unless she specifically asks for them. And if she complains about her weight, don't buy chocolates. Don't tell her WHY you didn't buy them - just avoid it. That way, you also avoid the whole "Aww, these chocolates are yummy, but they go straight to my hips" conversation.
Aside from the fairly obvious answers (cheese, milk, bottled water, and the like), a unique one for me is a can (or more) of jellied cranberry sauce. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving - just whenever I get a craving for it - so I like to keep it around.
You should see the snow we have, ya fucking pussy. LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist. /midwest joke.
But yeah, sorry it took me so long to get around to watching this - would've noticed the shout-out sooner. haha Miranda though - I agree - total bitch. Even her loyalty mission did little to make me like her. Completely ignored her the entire time. And I'm totally with you with the guide stuff. I used one on and off for ME2 - looked at lists for the planets with the most Platinum, Element Zero, or side-quests and whatnot. Saves a lot of time over just randomly hoping you come upon one. I mostly went through the missions on my own, since they were fairly linear, but I used a guide on the final mission too - couldn't let my people die (and the achievement helped, of course)!