Alive and Kicking!

Just a quick update. I survived my holiday on the Isle of Man, came back with a new tattoo and am now gearing up for the Cave Rescue Organisation 12 Mile Challenge on Saturday. I’m still not convinced I won’t die, but never mind, don’t know til you try!

Anyway, I’ve decided to put a link to my Just Giving page here. Yes, that is my real name, but I’ve not got anything to fear or hide, and I’ll remove the link after Saturday.

Morrigu’s Just Giving Page

I’m not going to force any of you to sponsor me, but if anyone does the CRO does a lot of good for many people and they depend on donations.

Anyway, wish me luck!

Operation: Easter Snake

I’ve been a wee bit quiet, and have fallen behind in the whole 20 Days of WoW thing, but it’s been a bit mad, combined with mild burnout. And an Easter surprise I really didn’t expect.

Well, the Easter surprise will explain the title so I’ll talk about that first. As some may know I’m a Crazy Snake Lady. I have three pet snakes: Two Corn Snakes and a Western Hognose. Well, I had noticed over the last few weeks my bigger Corn Snake looked a bit chubby, but it was a total surprise when it laid 12 eggs yesterday. One sadly was bad but the rest seem fertile, and after ascertaining I will be able to find a home for them, I’m now incubating the rest. So Morrigu is gonna be a Grandma, if all goes according to plan anyway. It may not happen yet, hatching eggs isn’t easy, but here is hoping. Takes about 60 days, which means they should hatch around my birthday in June.

So yeah, burnout… I still enjoy raiding DS but most of the other stuff doesn’t interest me. I’m having fun levelling Pinkamena as I have mogging plans for her, but other than that, it’s all a bit ‘meh’.

So what else am I doing? Well, a friend of mine has convinced me to give SW:TOR a try again, and I have found myself messing around on Everquest 2 again, despite the fact I never get passed level 30 before cancelling my sub.

Roll on MoP I guess…

Serving Beer Makes Me Feel Oddly Creative.

When I was a teenager I loved to draw. I spent most of my lunch breaks at school drawing, mostly copying pictures from anime and comics, but that helped me get a basic knowledge of what to do and I did my own stuff too. I also used to write stories, though no one was EVER allowed to read them. Then between the ages of 17 and 20 something happened I’d rather not talk about and I pretty much stopped all that. I guess I got out of practice, and was far too critical of myself and found the antidepressants I was on made my hands tremble, so I stopped drawing all together. And that’s kind of been a theme. Same with the digital photo manipulation, my life went haywire for a while and I’ve found it hard to get started again.

Then I started working behind the bar at work. It’s amazing what serving beer can do for you! For the first time in years I feel creative.

Firstly I have found a new self confidence. I never would have seen myself in a job so closely interacting with people a few years back. I haven’t mastered the art of small talk yet, but I find myself chatting to strangers, something that used to terrify me. Finally people are not scary! Well, yes, they are but I can ignore it and deal with them anyway.

And I’m guessing the new self confidence has awakened the creative part of me again. I have an idea for a story bouncing round my head, that I came up with on a very slow shift whilst washing glasses. It revolves around a pub, and is probably a bit Ashes to Ashes meets Neil Gaiman, but I may just write it. I’d go into details but I’m always worried if it IS a good idea someone will pinch it before I do something with it :)

And I want to draw! And photomanip! And oh my gosh I’ve not felt like this in years…

Now I just have to find the time.