Out of Spoons, Spoonie Writing 0 comments on This is Why I Can’t Have a “Real Job” Anymore

This is Why I Can’t Have a “Real Job” Anymore

Yesterday, my husband and I went into our backyard to pick up a bunch of lemons that our tree dropped.  It’s been raining quite a bit, and this particular lemon tree is unnaturally abundant.

Ideally, we should have been picking up the lemons more often. But, its been raining a lot, and we didn’t, so several of them got moldy.  Even so, there were a surprising amount of good lemons out there.  We kept some for ourselves, gave some to the neighbors, and put the rest on a “free table”.

I’m allergic to mold.  I remember telling my acupuncturist that I wanted to rip all the green out of the yard before the spring pollen season started.  She warned me not to do that, or, if I must, to do it with a mask on (like, a painter’s mask, or the masks the doctor’s office gives you if you come in with a sinus infection.)

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Out of Spoons, Spoonie Writing 0 comments on An Open Letter to My Online Followers

An Open Letter to My Online Followers

Dear online followers,

I’m not in a good place right now.

I got sick on Christmas due to overload of allergens, and haven’t managed to recover from that yet.  The upcoming spring pollen season is probably going to start in the next couple of weeks, and it will affect me very negatively.  (It has for the past two years.)

Right now, the news is all about Congress voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The way I’m able to afford health insurance right now is because I get a subsidy from the Affordable Care Act to help pay for my monthly health insurance premiums.  This allows me to afford to see my rheumatologist (about every three months or so).

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Candy Crush Saga, Other Video Games 0 comments on Candy Crush Saga: Holiday Hut

Candy Crush Saga: Holiday Hut

Episode 19 of Candy Crush Saga is called Holiday Hut.  This Episode is, without a doubt, the Candy Crush Saga Christmas Episode.   Holiday Hut features a Gingerbread Woman who has a problem that she hopes that Tiffi, the little girl character that seems to be the heroine of Candy Crush Saga, can solve for her.

I just so happened to start Episode 19 in December, so that worked out nicely. Unfortunately, the levels in Holiday Hut were extremely difficult for me.  Every level has Candy Bombs in it that players must get rid of before their timers go off.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on Season Journey Chapter III (Season 8)

Season Journey Chapter III (Season 8)

chapter-3-season-8-completedThe Season 8 version of Chapter III of the Season Journey was fairly easy for me to complete.  My Barbarian was prepared for Master Difficulty, which was the minimum difficulty setting that a player could complete Chapter III objectives on.

I earned three of the Chapter III objectives before I unlocked Chapter III.

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Neko Atsume, Other Video Games 0 comments on Neko Atsume: Xerxes IX

Neko Atsume: Xerxes IX

Xerxes IX is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  The only way to get a “Rare Cat” to visit your Neko Atsume yard/home is to place an item that a specific “Rare Cat” likes.  In general, you will have to wait a bit between when you place the item and when the cat you wanted to attract appears.

Xerxes IX only likes two items.  One is the Royal Bed.  It is a rather glitzy bed that looks quite a bit like a throne.  Several other Neko Atsume cats will use the Royal Bed, too.  Xerxes IX also likes the Zanzibar Cushion.  A few other Neko Atsume cats like it, too.

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Diablo Creativity, Diablo III 0 comments on #Diablo20 Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Games

#Diablo20 Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Games

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-4-51-45-pmBlizzard decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Diablo by putting the original game into Diablo III.  This was announced at BlizzCon 2016.

The Anniversary event is called The Darkening of Tristram.  It will launch in January of 2017.  The original Diablo game was released on December 31, 1996.  Players who have the Reaper of Souls expansion will be able to enjoy The Darkening of Tristram event every January.

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Diablo Game Play, Diablo III 0 comments on Leveling the Mystic

Leveling the Mystic

Myriam Jahzia, the Mystic, is a crafter that players could unlock in the Reaper of Souls expansion.  The purpose of the Mystic is to enable players to transmogrify their items.

The other, perhaps more useful, purpose of the Mystic is to let players change an affix on their weapon, armor, or jewelry (and hopefully end up with a better affix than they started with.)

When I play a Season, I almost always do it in Adventure mode.  I try to level the Mystic as quickly as I can.  Doing so causes me to miss out on the beautiful artwork that Blizzard created for every level of the Mystic.  There are a lot of details to see!

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Other Video Games, Pokémon GO 0 comments on Pokémon GO: Medals

Pokémon GO: Medals

When Pokémon GO first introduced Medals into the game, they were the game’s version of Achievements.  The Medals were a nice acknowledgement that you had done something significant in-game.

In October of 2016, Niantic changed what the Medal notifications looked like – and changed how the Medals worked.  They were still a nice recognition of things you had achieved.  Now,  some of the Medals are also something a player could earn that would improve his or her gameplay.

In this blog, I have screenshots of the Medals I earned back when they functioned like Achievements.  I also have added what the “new” Medals look like.  I will add to this blog whenever I earn a new Medal.

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