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Walked to the Grocery Store

My husband and I are going to become car-less in a few months.  My car barely passed the smog test last time around (and basically needed intensive care to get it through).  There’s no chance it will pass this year, and it needs a ton of stuff fixed.

The car isn’t unsafe, exactly.  But, the car was made in 1994, and although we’ve had plenty of repair work done over the years, it’s pretty much ready to give up the ghost.  It’s been on a salvage title for years, ever since some idiot backed into my car at a gas station.  But, that’s a story for another time.

What about my husband’s car?  He doesn’t have one.  He’s legally blind.

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Rise of the Necromancer Beta – New Monsters

This is my third, and final, blog in my series about the Necromancer beta.  The Necromancer is a super fun class to play, and I had a good time trying it out.  I never made it to Level 70, so I didn’t get to try out the Necromancer sets.  Even so, right from the start, it felt like I got a satisfying amount of Skeletons and Golems to command.

What you see in the screenshots in this blog might, or might not, change before the Necromancer Pack is launched.  That’s the nature of a beta.  I find it exciting to see how things iterate before they go “live”.

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Rise of the Necromancer Beta – Skeletons and Golems

The Rise of the Necromancer beta is over.  This blog is part of a series I am putting together about my thoughts about, and experience in, the beta.  After getting started in the Necromancer beta, I proceeded to try out some of the low level skills.  It didn’t take long before Catrina the Necromancer could control skeletons and golems.

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Rise of the Necromancer Beta – Getting Started

I was fortunate enough to get into the Necromancer Beta (which is now over).  I focused my time on Adventure Mode, so I could save the fun of discovering the in-game Necromancer lore for later.  By the time the beta ended, my Necromancer was at Level 52.  This means I did not get the opportunity to try out the new armor sets.  Even so, I found the Necromancer to be really fun to play.

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An Open Letter to Assembly Member Anthony Rendon Regarding Single Payer Health Care

Assembly Member Anthony Rendon,

Please stop blocking SB 562 – the bill that could enable Californians to have access to single payer health care.  It is extremely important, now more than ever, that the State of California take steps to protect people’s access to health care.

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The Moment I Knew Something Was Wrong

I’ve never really been “healthy”, so maybe I didn’t have as big a change to deal with as those who have several years of wonderful health before something bad happens.

But, I remember the exact moment I knew that something was severely wrong with me (beyond my allergies and borderline anemia).  My husband and I were walking from the train station to the hotel we would be staying at while attending a video game conference.

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Recovery Day(s)

My husband and I went to an 80s themed party that was for a relative’s 50th birthday.  Fifty is a milestone birthday, and milestone birthdays often are celebrated with a much-bigger-than-usual party.

When a healthy person goes to a party, it kind of goes like this: Get ready.  Go to party.  Eat/drink whatever is there that looks good, have fun hanging out in a crowd of people, go home.  If the person doesn’t drink too much alcohol, then the healthy person is probably just fine the day after the party.

This isn’t how things work for me, a person with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe allergies.  Going to a party takes a ton of planning ahead of time, extra-careful management of my health, and at least one or two days of recovery afterwards.

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