I recently realized that while I enjoy writing what I have on this blog so far, I really want to start including more of my geeky-side on my blog. It’s a huge part of who I am, and surprisingly I haven’t written much about it yet! So I figured I’d give the geekiness a start with a Geeky Friday Four: What I’m Watching, What I’m reading, What I’m playing, and What I’m listening to.
What I’m Watching: White Collar
Do you like some art? Do you like charming men running around New York City in well-tailored suits? Then White Collar is for you! Clean enough to watch with the baby around, if not the toddler. Hubby and I are on the final season, and when it’s done I’m going to miss it dearly. Five seasons of watching Matt Bomer and having Elizabeth as my new wifely-role-model? Yes, please!
What I’m Reading: Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
Confession: I’m actually listening to this on Audible. I’ve read this first book in the series once before at the request of my husband, and just couldn’t get into it. Picture The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with more modern language and about a million times more world-building details. But with the audiobook, the narration is so well done that I am way more involved in the story this time!
The main characters are all fairly likable so far, so if you like “Farmboy-to-Legend” type stories, I recommend this for you.
What I’m playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Surprise! This Mousewife plays video games. Shocking, I know, a young mother who is playing what is basically D&D in video-game format.
This game is frickin’ huge, so it’s difficult for me to summarize here… basically you create your own character (my character is a female Dwarf Rogue), and from there it is similar to a choose-your-own-adventure book. Through conversations and your actions, the other characters will react according to your choices. Simple Plot synopsis: the world went BOOM and you’re the random individual who has The Power to fix it… hopefully. (#praiseTheLordForAutoSave)
Definitely NOT safe to play when the children are around, but perfect for this mama’s naptime reprieve. Dragon Age is my #Selfcare.
What I’m listening to: The Sound of Silence by Disturbed
Simon & Garfunkel may have made the song, but this is by far my favorite version. It has a haunting beauty to it that I think hilights the lyrics better than the mellow original. This has also been my inspiration of late for a story I really, really want to write, and has helped me get past my stuck-ness of the plot and characters.
That’s my four! What geeky things have you enjoyed this week?