Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Busy Holidays & Business

As expected the holidays are a super busy this year. I had to take some time out of my busy schedule to let everyone know our shop is nearing completion and almost ready for our grand opening in January! It's taken a long time to get done and it has been a lot of hard work. First we had to find a suitable building, then we had to paint it, then we had to carpet it, then we had to build base stock, all that is left is buying our furniture now -- which we're doing tonight if all goes well.

Once everything's in place I will get pictures to share with you all, I'm sure. Until then you'll just have to wait, unless of course you're local and can stop by the shop and get a sneak peak early.

With that out of the way the next topic is schnoodles. My parent's puppy arrived while we were out of town and I just got to meet him yesterday. I've always been more of a cat person really, but this puppy is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. He looks like Snuggles the fabric softener bear from way back when, you know the one I'm talking about? Only stands about 4 inches tall and weighs less than 3 pounds. He fell asleep on my foot at dinner.

Our trip to Florida to visit family was pleasant, despite that we missed our flight into Tampa the first time around and had to reschedule the flight for the following day at the crack of dawn. We had a good time once we arrived though. Getting used to the fact that it was 30 degrees and snowing up here but 80 degrees and humid down there was a shock to the system. We arrived back safe in Ohio on Sunday and reunited with Spock who was all too happy we were back.

That's all I have to say, so I'll stfu now. I can't believe you read this far anyhow!

Monday, November 20, 2006

PS3 Shortage

As I'm sure even you nongamers are aware due to the news lately the retail release of the PS3 was cursed by more demand than there was supply. This was no shock as Sony told us all ahead of time exactly how many units would be available at launch. This however was both a curse and a blessing. A blessing in that we knew what to expect (long lines and possibly no PS3) but a curse by giving the greedy a heads up.

Many of the people who preordered or managed to get a launch day PS3 had no intentions of keeping the console for their own enjoyment, rather they had more sinister (albeit genius) plans. Their plan was to make a grotesque amount of money on this shortage buying PS3s for $600 each and reselling them on eBay for upwards of $1200 each.

This problem has increased as December approaches. A single PS3 going for more than $5000. It boggles my mind. Greed benefiting from some rich person's impatience perhaps? Who knows but it's ridiculous. I cannot imagine, under any circumstance paying more than $500 for a gaming console and this is coming from someone who has been known to live off of instant Ramen and vitamins to support her gaming habit.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

An Introduction & Other Things of Relevance

This is the face of a professional hat thief.
Hello, my name is Inari. It means Silver Fox. I'm of Irish and Native American descent. I was diagnosed at the age of 3 with high functioning autism and again at 13 years of age. Because my brain just operates differently, I tend to change direction very quickly in conversation or writing, expecting others to 'keep up' when in their mind there is no connection between where we were and where we are now. So let this serve as a broad general apology for when this undoubtedly happens in the future.

I'm deaf but can hear a little bit with the assistance of hearing aids. I can also read lips very well (updated 2007).

If there is one thing about me that you should definitely know it's that I am a huge geek. I love computers, video games, comic books, book books, Sci-fi and Fantasy. Star Trek, Starwars... you name it. I would rather play video games with friends than go out to a club and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

I can be pretty competitive, especially in gaming, but it's all in good fun. I can take a punch, and accept defeat, but don't expect me not to come back for a rematch in the future. I love intelligent discussion and even a friendly debate. I live to learn. The day you claim to have nothing left to learn is the day you've beaten life, gg.

I like the color orange, elephants, potatoes, purring kittens, and Xenogears is my favorite game. Though the countless hours spent playing Nights with Tali may suggest otherwise. I also play MMOs, though my name in them is never Inari. My analytical brain enjoys finding bugs and glitches in games. If you've played it, chances are I beta tested it. I love to laugh and make others laugh. I do this ^_^ a lot irl.

I grew up in Michigan, went to school in Ohio, lurked in Florida and currently live in California (updated 2009). I come from a family of artists, hard workers, and independent thinkers. I believe that only you can change how you feel and perceive those around you. Being happy, sad, or angry isn't someone else's choice, it's yours.

I'm mainly here to keep in touch with friends and family, though I certainly don't mind making new friends as well. Video game babble, day-to-day life talk, rants about random things, and updates regarding my health are all things you will find in abundance here. Topics will be both light-hearted and serious, if you're looking for pure comedy then you'll just have to wade through all the rest.