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

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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

Mowing – Time Lapses

I’ve done some time lapse videos with shoveling, so I thought I’d give it a shot with mowing as well.

My manual mower, at the time these were taken, was out of commission so I had to use a gas one.

What’s funny is this first one you can see how the rain starts which is why I had to do the back yard another day.

As I write and schedule this, I haven’t done more time lapse of the yard. You kind of get a sense of the front and back with these.

The front yard was a bit too quick. I really should have increased the picture taking rate. It’s something I learned from when doing the back yard which is why it’s longer.

One special note is that these are both 360 videos so you’ll have to rotate the camera by dragging left or right. The best way to view both of these is to probably pause occasionally and look around by dragging on the videos rather than watching

-FF

Sleeping In

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to wish you could just go back to bed. Hopefully you had a good weekend.

Little Miss certainly had a good one. This was taken I think the next day after a sleepover (and those chaulkfest pictures). Clearly she didn’t actually get much sleep during said sleepover, but Lady Grey certainly doesn’t mind the opportunity for some cuddles.

I mean, I guess you have to give her a little credit, right? She got up out of bed and then zonked out on the couch. :p

-FF