Heat Reprieve

It’s raining!

Like I’ve mentioned, May brought some unseasonably hot days for us, so when it started raining the kids charged outside to bask.


Nicely cooled things off for us and even treated us to a double rainbow.

-FF

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Finally

Well, it’s easy to put a date on this picture because it’s the release date for Detroit: Become Human, May 25, 2018.

There’s a funny backstory to this though.

The announcement came out for this two years ago at E3. The developers of Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain bringing us a game on the PS4? Yes please!

Redlfare excitedly pre-orders it, trusting Amazon’s estimated release date of December 31, 2016… and then it suddenly becomes December 31, 2017 when she goes to check it.

She’d ordered it for me for Christmas that year (2016) with a sweet little IOU slip. We do that sometimes for games. I know I certainly don’t mind waiting for an awesome game when the release date is already close to a special occasion.

Amusingly, this came out two days after my birthday in 2018, so maybe she preordered my birthday gift two years early? 😉

This has been a very highly anticipated game for my household though, and eventually there will be a section of scenes played by yours truly over on Monk of Mists https://monkofmists.wordpress.com/ . It’s sort of a pain in the butt to set up recording the PS4 reliably, so I’m probably not going to do that, but if you don’t mind spoilers of random scenes from that game, they’ll be on that blog once the game has been out for a while longer.

My review of it so far? Fantastic. I can’t wait to watch Redflare and the teenagers play it and see how our two stories differ.

-FF

Birthday Arrival

Okay, so this post is actually going up about three months after my actual birthday… oops.

Something very different from usual was that I had the day before off due to those dental appointments.

So when I can into work on my actual birthday I found something waiting for me at my desk?!

What’s funny is they had delivered them the day before, against my mom’s delivery instructions, so halfway into the afternoon I received a call from the front desk and they gave me ANOTHER candy boquet!?

Hey, that works.

Meanwhile, at home Redflare insisted on getting a picture of me…

And because the kids get offended when we parents don’t follow the same traditions as they receive there was cake.

How old was I as of late May? Old enough to no longer be in the primary marketing demographic of 18-35.

-FF

Shaving

It was May and yet we clearly jumped from winter to summer. It was just getting too hot without an AC in the house to keep the beard.

Given Thunderer has never seen me cleanshaven we thought it was a good idea for her to at least see the process start.

She seemed a bit confused about it.

She would later express her dislike of me being clean shaven, but at least I didn’t leave this look.

At this point the beard is on its return tour, mostly because I’m lazy and don’t enjoy shaving. :p

I can’t recall who said it, but somebody wondered if we had an extra cat when they looked at the floor when I was done. I guess there was a lot of fur on my face.

-FF

Blogger Blitz Black Sheep Round 1: Match 3: Blogger Blitzception!

Here we go!

Pop on over to Monk of Mists for my entry.

Meanwhile, in the other corner we have Teri Mae hosting her entry.

You can find my links to Match 1 and Match 2 as well.

You want results from the matches? Well, you’ll have to head over and enjoy Adventure Rules’ content for that.

So stay tuned there at the end of this week for who wins in the strange match of Ganondorf v Sigma!

-FF

Mama Robin

So I think a few pictures may have gotten into my “future post” folder a bit out of order.

Why do I think that? Because I was talking about the new teen robins the other day and now here’s a picture of mother robin on her nest, still working on that first clutch that we had been worrying about.

As I write this in mid July I’ve seen hints of her second clutch peeping up from the edges of her nest. I bet they’ll be off learning to fly soon.

-FF

Spring’s Touch

We have a couple of lilac bushes around the house, and once spring finally came, so did their flowers.


At first we also thought that one of the naturally sprouting bushes where the previous owner’s pool was were nightshade, but we’re not so sure about that anymore. I think honeysuckle is the other contender on these. I suppose we’ll figure it out if it ever shows berries… and then destroy them if they do appear.


-FF