Friday, August 13, 2010

For the Empress and the Motherland

I finally got the gluing done after getting generic brand normal freakin original superglue. Gorilla glue foams and takes 30 min to dry. The guy at hobby lobby obviously misunderstood me or was a complete retard. I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt seeing as he was dealing with me in full on manic state.

So I'm really excited about my new hobby and cannot wait to start priming and painting. For those that play I'm planning on playing mostly with pIrusk to start but eventually fessing up the money for a jack heavy Karchev list. Because jacks are awesome and -nearly- jack warcasters are also awesome.

Anyways thats what Dammy is up to. Our blog has wavered a lot in focus from its origional WoW roots but that is life. Right now I'm kinda interested in Cata but not a lot. Without a surplus of interest from Wulfa I'm very unlikely to return to the game. School kicks up next week. Cannot wait. Even with books being as expensive as they are(and yes thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions we might be able to save like 500$ off the new price which is yay.)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hating the hobby lobby guys

I just almost ruined a 12$ toy due to over zealous foaming glue. And another 11ish$ toy is on the damage watch.


The things we currently are obsessed with.

Khador. Anything and all things Warmachine. But Khador in particular. At some point today my Irusk and Battlechest will arrive in my local COAS bookstore and I will happily go pick them up. My neighbor and myself are both foaming at the bit to get started with our new minis.

Orclette watches so much Dora that we've banned the DVD for a few days.

Miniorc is completely enraptured by this. He'll try one way...then turn and look the other way. PS YES THOSE ARE "BLUE JEAN" DIAPERS

The Cost of School

School is expensive. In time, mental effort, and money. I imagine my BA hanging on my wall in a nice, expensive frame and wonder at times if it's worth it. It is, to me at least, and I hope my kiddos will value the effort I made to educate myself. And do it themselves, preferably before they produce grandkids.

Yesterday we went by the college bookstore to price books. If we bought all new, and also adding in the cost of $100 of supplies, we'd be spending around $1200. If we bought used whenever we could it would drop to $1000. Using the new and very exciting textbook rental feature at Barnes &, we drop it to $850.

To my disappointment, only one of our books came in eTextbook mode. That's a fairly new feature of the Nook, however, and they'll be expanding it every semester. In case you didn't know, the B&N Ivory Tower has been completely blown away by the success of the Nook in stores. I know in my store we continuously exceed sales expectations. Anyway, they're going to keep making it better and faster. I'm not sure cheaper is in the immediate future, but it's only $199 for 3G and WiFi ... We're thinking of finally buying one once our loans come in. Happy dance.

One of these days we'll post a copy of our schedule here so you can see the absolute madness that is our Fall schedule. No science class for me this time-3 history classes, 1 spanish, so I'm confident of good grades, but still. I have around 8 books already assigned for my history classes. And Damm's schedule is even worse, what with the ROTC requirements. And we're starting preschool with the Orclette ...

And on top of all that, I want to play WoW again. I'm not really sure when I could fit that in, but I've been dreaming of Azeroth again. And looking forward to Cataclysm.

Maybe I could sleep less?:)