Hello all, just thought I’d give you a quick update on how things are going for us newly weds up in Breezy Point, Minnesota.
Anya has an enemy! We don’t know who or what it is, but there is definitely…something…out there that she doesn’t like.
It started a few weeks ago. One night we heard a solitary screech – presumably Anya – and then a very brief yowling sound of a cat fighting. Vanna ran out there (I, uh, stayed in bed and gave moral support through the window) to find Anya a little…upset. When we were able to examine her (it doesn’t take much to calm kitty down; just give her some food and she’s happy enough) we found several wet marks where something had tried to bite her.
Hmm. The problem was that we couldn’t figure out what this ‘something’ was. If it was a cat, there would have been more noise. Same if it was a squirrel, or a chipmunk or a dog. Black Bear? Highly unlikely. Skunk? Eh. Raccoon? Nah.
There was no obvious answer to Anya’s nemesis. But as she was unhurt, we forgot about it.
Cut to last night. Once again we heard a wail. Vanna rushed out. This time Anya didn’t come back straight away. Vanna kept calling but there was no sign of her. Uh oh.
Eventually she crept out from underneath the deck. No bites or marks on her, but she spent the next hour or so staring out the window as if she was watching for something.
The question is…what?
I Won Something!
Have you ever heard of Premium Bonds? Me neither. (Well okay I have but saying I know something about them doesn’t make for as an effective sentence does it?)
Anyway, it turns out I have a share. But because I’ve left the UK, I’m no longer entitled to them so I have to cash them in. Ah well, at least I get a bit of money. Is that it?
No, that is not it! Not only do I get the value of the bonds, I also won something in the July draw!
All right, it was only £25 ($40 roughly). But hey, better than nothing!
Letters and Cheques
Now that Vanna and I share a bank account, she thought she’d ordered some special cheque books for us. Good idea, right? What Vanna neglected to tell me was that she had picked ones with little kittens printed on.
*sigh* Don’t think my book will be getting much use.
It isn’t all bad news though; as well as my letter to the Premium Bonds people, yesterday we also sent off the visa packet to…whoever/wherever it is supposed to go to. Another step ticked off the list. Now all we have to do is wait!
(and then fill out more forms and have more interviews. But for now we can just relax)
So I returned Destiny last week. I said last Wednesday (I think) that I wouldn’t talk about it until I had a better idea of what to say.
Well…I still don’t know what to make of it. I like it and I want it. But at the same time, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. Excluding Timeshift (it had a plot but you couldn’t hear any of it), I don’t think I’ve played a game so blindly. There is a big orb and a city and…that is about it. I started to figure things out but really, when your game cost $1,000,000,000 (that is a billion dollars) to make, you should be able to flesh out a plot. I get that it is multiplayer based, but how difficult would it be to have a narrative to follow?
That being said, I did like Destiny. It was fun and I’m sad not to have it. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to get the Xbox One soon.
Tried to watch the film adaption of Stephen King’s book but couldn’t get into it. Vanna then kindly went out and bought me a copy. It is the uncut version, so the total page count is nearly 1200. I’m less than 100 pages through…I’ll get back to you on this.